Criterion and Dual Format

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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tenia
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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#601 Post by tenia » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:59 pm

Aren't the book reduction the answer to increased production costs for booklets and increased transportation costs ?

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#602 Post by felipe » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:10 pm

Why don't they print just the blu-ray sized booklets and put those on dvds as well? Isn't that what MOC used to do?

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#603 Post by Morbii » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:27 am

tenia wrote:Aren't the book reduction the answer to increased production costs for booklets and increased transportation costs ?
I thought many here blamed the dual format fiasco, at least in part. I have no special knowledge, so my statement could be wrong.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#604 Post by Yaanu » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:39 pm

I just looked at Criterion.com, and L'eclisse is labelled as "Buy on Amazon.com". Dunno if that means anything, but it doesn't help that the third-party sellers boosted the price up to $400.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#605 Post by willoneill » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:22 pm

Yaanu wrote:I just looked at Criterion.com, and L'eclisse is labelled as "Buy on Amazon.com". Dunno if that means anything, but it doesn't help that the third-party sellers boosted the price up to $400.
It probably just means they're out of the dual format edition, and will be rereleasing it in separate blu and dvd editions.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#606 Post by Omensetter » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:44 am

That's my favorite film and I'm heartened that enough people would purchase it such that it would go OOP, but I suppose it's equally likely that their initial run was low or that people just like staring at Alain Delon or Monica Vitti seeking spiritual succor (they sold out of L'Avventura posters in their shop as well).

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#607 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:48 am


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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#608 Post by criterionoop » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:40 pm

SCANNERS is also going to be on a Blu-ray only edition on March 28. The Criterion website has a preorder up.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#609 Post by Ribs » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:33 am

Rififi and Ace in the Hole are getting BD-only editions in October

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#610 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:16 pm

Is there anyway of knowing if the packaging for Ace in the Hole is changing before the release?

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