The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#551 Post by jwd5275 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:54 pm

Edward Sedgwick... Keaton's The Cameraman!

George Sidney is likely for Scaramouche which was an old laserdisc title.

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#552 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:12 pm

Oh God please let Scaramouche be one of the WB titles they went after! One of the most joyously entertaining films ever made

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#553 Post by knives » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:22 pm

And please let them actually bother with extras. There's got to be something worthwhile a creative and passionate mind could come up with.

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#554 Post by ianungstad » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:26 pm

A Criterion edition of Hedwig and the Angry Inch would be pretty cool.

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#555 Post by dwk » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:26 pm


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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#556 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:35 pm

George Stevens... Shane or A Place in the Sun.
James Whale.... The Old Dark House or Showboat.

Mervyn Leroy is an interesting name. Many of his best works are Warner Brothers/MGM films.

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#557 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:39 pm

A Place in the Sun has been conspicuously absent from the Blu-ray market so far, it wouldn't be surprising to hear it was with Criterion all along

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#558 Post by DeprongMori » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:40 pm

On the recent James Whale and Howard Hughes entries, I'm going to guess Hell's Angels.

Secretly hoping the Whale entry is for The Old Dark House.

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#559 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:46 pm

Criterion was tweeting recently about an old negative of Frankenstein that was found.

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#560 Post by Buttery Jeb » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:46 pm

DeprongMori wrote:On the recent James Whale and Howard Hughes entries, I'm going to guess Hell's Angels.

Secretly hoping the Whale entry is for The Old Dark House.
Between James Whale and George Sidney, my hopes are on a Complete Show Boat set.

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#561 Post by knives » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:49 pm

That's entirely likely as a laserdisc upgrade.

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#562 Post by Jeff » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:50 pm

Buttery Jeb wrote:Between James Whale and George Sidney, my hopes are on a Complete Show Boat set.
Seems like a sure thing.

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#563 Post by CSM126 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:11 pm

vidussoni wrote:Harmony Korine
If this means we are one step closer to Gummo… \:D/

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#564 Post by criterion10 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:17 pm

CSM126 wrote:
vidussoni wrote:Harmony Korine
If this means we are one step closer to Gummo… \:D/
Let it be true! Someone needs to pinch me, as I feel like I'm dreaming. The best news I've heard in a while!

FWIW It seems like a lot of those new phantom pages are related to potential Warner Bros. licenses (Hedwig, Gummo, Freaks, etc.)

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#565 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:36 pm

criterion10 wrote:FWIW It seems like a lot of those new phantom pages are related to potential Warner Bros. licenses (Hedwig, Gummo, Freaks, etc.)
I would include Mervyn Leroy in this. Perhaps I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang.

I'll guess The Glass Menagerie is the one for Irving Rapper.

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#566 Post by britcom68 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:38 pm

Irving Rapper.

Although he is a Golden Age-veteran for multiple Bette Davis films, I am wondering if his page is for one of his final films, the film version of Christine Jorgensen's biography. This could be a pairing with "Hedwig" or Water's "Multiple Maniacs." Probably the best pairing for this would be for an Ed Wood film, but that seems a little too wishful thinking for Criterion.

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#567 Post by vidussoni » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:24 pm

My guesses

Rapper: Now, Voyager
LeRoy: Chain Gang like FrauBlucher said.
Walsh: High Sierra or They Drive by Night

Funny that LeRoy and James Whale popped up on the same day. LeRoy remade Whale's Waterloo Bridge.

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#568 Post by John Doe » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:37 pm

WAC will release Now, Voyager. They will probably release High Sierra and They Drive by Night eventually themselves.

And Universal would never let Frankenstein go. C'mon.

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#569 Post by Rayon Vert » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:45 pm

For what it's worth, Rapper was dialogue director on Walsh's High Sierra.

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#570 Post by AfterTheRain » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:10 pm

Guesses/Possibilities:

George Stevens - A Place in the Sun or Swing Time (former Criterion Laserdisc)
George Sidney - Scaramouche
Tod Browning - Freaks
James Whale - Show Boat, Hell's Angels
Raoul Walsh - High Sierra
Frank Tuttle - This Gun for Hire
George Marshall - The Blue Dahlia, Destry Rides Again
Irving Rapper - Now, Voyager, The Brave One, One Foot in Heaven
Mervyn LeRoy - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

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The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#571 Post by sir_luke » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:19 pm

Regarding George Stevens, the Region A blu of Shane has been OOP for a bit.

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#572 Post by Ashirg » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:58 am

I wonder how much of it is for real and how much of it is Criterion messing with us. I'm surprised they added so many names at once

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#573 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:46 am

Ashirg wrote:I wonder how much of it is for real and how much of it is Criterion messing with us. I'm surprised they added so many names at once
I think it's pretty real. Majority of the phantom pages from the first go-around have gotten releases and that had more names.
britcom68 wrote:Irving Rapper.

Although he is a Golden Age-veteran for multiple Bette Davis films, I am wondering if his page is for one of his final films, the film version of Christine Jorgensen's biography. This could be a pairing with "Hedwig" or Water's "Multiple Maniacs." Probably the best pairing for this would be for an Ed Wood film, but that seems a little too wishful thinking for Criterion.
This could very well be it. And maybe even a supplement for the titles you mentioned... The only reason I mentioned The Glass Menagerie is it's Tennessee Williams. Criterion likes the literary adaptations.

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#574 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:02 pm

Ashirg wrote:I wonder how much of it is for real and how much of it is Criterion messing with us. I'm surprised they added so many names at once
Yes, let's not ask for the moon when we already have the stars!

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#575 Post by What A Disgrace » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:35 pm

I'd be thrilled to pieces if the Raoul Walsh film were Strawberry Blonde.

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