Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#51 Post by Drucker » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:45 am

dustybooks wrote:
jtarvainen wrote:-The Graduate
Wow. I love this movie but that seems wholly unnecessary -- and surprising, since I imagine it's quite a popular disc for MGM/Fox.
Less than stellar transfer though. Could certainly be improved upon.

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#52 Post by hollis » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:52 am

jtarvainen wrote:-Two unfinished films by Orson Welles: It's All True and another film whose name he didn't remember, but which he knew starred Jeanne Moreau and had a running time of approximately one hour, so in all likelihood it's The Immortal Story, though of course that's not unfinished. These will be put out as a single release.
I guess it's possible the other film is THE DEEP.

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#53 Post by Self » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:53 am

Moonrise Kingdom Cover Art
The Brood
Mulholland Drive
Burroughs
Trouble in Paradise Blu
Haxan Reissue

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#54 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:06 pm

jtarvainen wrote:...-Two unfinished films by Orson Welles: It's All True...
Would be nice if Criterion could somehow preserve and present some of the deteriorating nitrate stock just sitting in Paramount's vault for IT'S ALL TRUE, but that's probably way beyond the scope of a reissue project. Here's an inventory done fifteen years ago documentary the existing footage for three of the film's sequences:

"My Friend Bonito" — Approximately 67,145 feet of black-and-white not preserved; 8,000 feet preserved.
"Carnaval" — Approximately 32,200 feet of black-and-white not preserved; 3,300 feet preserved. Approximately 2,700 feet of Technicolor not preserved (in Paramount Studios vaults); approximately 2,750 feet processed for use in the 1993 documentary.
"Jangadeiros" — Approximately 28,000 feet of black-and-white not preserved; approximately 35,950 feet preserved.


There does exist several reels of rushes for the "Jangadeiros" episode that was not included in the 1993 documentary/construction but has been screened at Welles festivals.

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#55 Post by hollis » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:15 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:
jtarvainen wrote:...-Two unfinished films by Orson Welles: It's All True...
Would be nice if Criterion could somehow preserve and present some of the deteriorating nitrate stock just sitting in Paramount's vault for IT'S ALL TRUE, but that's probably way beyond the scope of a reissue project.
Is it time and expense that holds these back, or are they also subject to the usual Welles legal disputes?

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#56 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:19 pm

hollis wrote:
jtarvainen wrote:-Two unfinished films by Orson Welles: It's All True and another film whose name he didn't remember, but which he knew starred Jeanne Moreau and had a running time of approximately one hour, so in all likelihood it's The Immortal Story, though of course that's not unfinished. These will be put out as a single release.
I guess it's possible the other film is THE DEEP.
Issa Clubb mentioned during the Ann Arbor Welles symposium last week that THE IMMORTAL STORY would be released alongside CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT, but he wasn't clear if it was to be a single release. Given that the two were consecutive films for Welles as director, it would make more sense to combine them than it would to place IT'S ALL TRUE (1942/1993) next to either of them.

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#57 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:20 pm

hollis wrote:
Roger Ryan wrote:
jtarvainen wrote:...-Two unfinished films by Orson Welles: It's All True...
Would be nice if Criterion could somehow preserve and present some of the deteriorating nitrate stock just sitting in Paramount's vault for IT'S ALL TRUE, but that's probably way beyond the scope of a reissue project.
Is it time and expense that holds these back, or are they also subject to the usual Welles legal disputes?
Purely time and expense I believe. Paramount owns the footage outright.

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#58 Post by Max von Mayerling » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:29 pm

hollis wrote:I guess it's possible the other film is THE DEEP.
Based on what I saw & heard at the University of Michigan Welles Symposium (including some footage from The Deep that was screened by Stefan Droessler), there is no way that anyone is releasing anything related to The Deep any time soon.

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#59 Post by Frumaster » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:47 pm

I am hoping for

Made in USA (upgrade)
Grand Budapest Hotel
Tales of Hoffman (upgrade)
Chimes at Midnight
Before Trilogy

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#60 Post by Finch » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:35 pm

My prediction:

The Firemen's Ball BD upgrade
The New World with three different cuts
Henry V BD upgrade
Ikiru BD upgrade
The Brood
The Hour of the Wolf (I wish!)

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#61 Post by captveg » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:51 pm

The bonus content listing on Moonrise Kingdom has some updates.

Old:

• Restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Audio commentary featuring Anderson
• Selected-scene storyboard animatics
• Interviews with cast and crew
• Behind-the-scenes tour hosted by Bill Murray
• Welcome to New Penzance, hosted by Bob Balaban
• Auditions
• Edward Norton's home movies from the set
• Trailer
• More!
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien, plus a map of New Penzance Island and other ephemera

New:

• Restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
• Audio commentary featuring Anderson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, and Roman Coppola
• Selected-scene storyboard animatics
• Interviews with cast and crew
• Exploring the Set of “Moonrise Kingdom,” an original documentary about the film
• Norton’s home movies from the set
• Behind-the-scenes, special effects, and test footage
• Auditions
• Trailer
• More!
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien, plus a map of New Penzance Island and other ephemera

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#62 Post by Self » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:59 pm

So they update the details, but still have More! to give us. Interesting

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#63 Post by captveg » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:04 pm

I give the odds of the intern having forgotten to confirm the website updates after looking at the preview page before he left the office at 3-to-1.

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#64 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:06 pm

They've got the Kinks in the office! Percy on blu?
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#65 Post by MongooseCmr » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:08 pm

They have literally one job

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#66 Post by ordinaryperson » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:09 pm

Oh Criterion! You reel me in and then cut the string.

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#67 Post by Frumaster » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:12 pm

This is ridiculous. Is it incompetence or are they intentionally toying with us? Weeks to prepare 4-5 little pages, and then all they have to do is update the index on the 15th. How could you mess that up?

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#68 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:14 pm

Man, the bitching! These titles aren't coming out for months, you can wait another few hours or even days

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#69 Post by sir_luke » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:14 pm

They did explicitly say on Twitter that announcements were happening today, so we can totally call them out on it if it doesn't happen

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#70 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:15 pm

MongooseCmr wrote:They have literally one job
Last minute prediction: The Italian Job

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#71 Post by vidussoni » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:16 pm

from Facebook
Sorry all, our September titles announce is postponed until tomorrow—we still have a few kinks to work out!

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#72 Post by captveg » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:17 pm

"Sorry all, our September titles announce is postponed until tomorrow—we still have a few kinks to work out! "

I don't get it.... What kind of kinks would prevent the announcement?

They update extra listings all the time, so it's not that. Nor is it release date adjustments. Or cover art. These titles are 3 months away, so there can't be legal hurdles at this point.

Anyone?

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#73 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:18 pm

Omg they're announcing the titles tomorrow, maybe their web person is ill or something, everyone really needs to calm down

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#74 Post by Gregory » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:18 pm

All your September titles announce is belong to us.

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#75 Post by Frumaster » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:19 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Man, the bitching! These titles aren't coming out for months, you can wait another few hours or even days
It would not be so irritating if they hadn't TOLD us the announcements would be today.

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