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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:54 pm 
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Anyone else think the newsletter itself was lacking this month, too?
That's not the newsletter (despite it saying so on the email), they've started sending out emails when they announce new titles. The real Newsletter always has a clue and comes out at the end of the month.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:14 pm 
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A bit underwhelming this month. But I guess to be expected after the past several months of stellar announcements.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 4:03 am 
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I'm a bit more surprised about how they delayed a bit the announcement and yet ended up with 3 releases having "More !" in the extras.
It's not especially often that Criterion announces titles with an open slate of extras (though I believe it definetly happens more often now than before), but 3 out of 5 announcements (4 if you take out Hopscotch as "just" an upgrade) most certainly is unusual.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 11:34 am 
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With three new releases in July and in august my suspicions is that something major has gotten bumped now twice, stuff delayed is often contemporary, because they lost a talent availability window or didn't get approvals they're supposed to get from talent

Tree of Life seems most likely to fit that description, but perhaps it is something old like Andre rublev and it's just a really big project, thus the delays.

But I would guess a massive Tree of Life release, ala The New World is waiting in a malick sign off, that for one reason or another keeps not happening.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 11:46 am 
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I am just a little peeved that it means we're taking considerably longer to get to spine #900 then we would otherwise (it'll probably be in October, unless there's some massive 6-film box coming we've not anticipated)


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Donald Trump is President of the United States.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 12:59 pm 
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Tree of Life seems most likely

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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:03 pm 
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Can we please not mention that name here?!


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Agreed!

You meant "Andre rublev" right?


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:55 am 
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Haha! … Speaking of Tarkovsky, went to see the newly restored Stalker at the Lincoln Center earlier today. The restoration work is incredible! I was worried it would be too “clean” but they did just the right thing. Cannot wait for July to add it to my collection.


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It is playing near me in a 35mm print. Hopefully the print won't be too beat up


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 2:41 pm 
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is showing up with Criterion branding on streaming sites


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 11:01 pm 
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Elephant Studios has just released a ton of Sirk films on region free Blu-ray in France (amazon.fr), including all the ones that Criterion previously issued on DVD. Is this a good sign that Criterion will upgrade soon?


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 11:50 pm 
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I don't think so. Sirk films are likely to be upgraded when given a proper restoration...something on the caliber of All That Heaven Allows, which their release of Written on the Wind, for example, certainly isn't.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:59 am 
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Yes, sadly, many of the Elephant Sirk aren't taken from new restorations. Sign of the Pagan even is a mere SD upscale ! Interlude is quite bad too, it's visibly dated and very limited.

I was unimpressed by Magnificient Obsession and its old poor Technicolor alignment that reminded me of A Matter of Life and Death.
Captain Lightfoot, Written on the Wind and Thunder on the Hill are pre-existing Universal masters. Thunder is OK while Lightfoot and Written show more limitations.

Imitation of Life is the newer 2.0 restoration.
All That Heaven Allows is an older restoration, which is now vastly obsolete compared to the Criterion one.

The Tarnished Angels and A Time to Love and a Time to Die are on-par with the MoC discs, except for inferior encodes. Elephant don't help themselves by sticking with BD-25 without having enough encode skills to compensate.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:34 pm 
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This month's wacky clue is seems to be a reference to Michel Gondry's autobiographical documentary THORN IN THE HEART, no?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:47 pm 
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They say it is for Desert Hearts


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:12 pm 
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At this point I think its safe to say that anything connected with the World Cinema Project is going to be Criterion bound, but for those wanting confirmation:

Memories of Underdevelopment is with Janus.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:54 am 
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Yesterday, TCM ran Julien Duvivier's Lydia (1941) and it opened with the Criterion logo. I believe this is on Filmstruck as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:18 pm 
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Janus/Criterion might be distributing Abbas Kiarostami's 24 Frames


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:01 pm 

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Likelihood of Personal Shopper being announced within the next year?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:49 am 

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reesepd wrote:
Likelihood of Personal Shopper being announced within the next year?


I, for one, hope it's announced *today*!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:51 am 
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Given how long they sat on Clouds, don't put too much hope into it


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:00 pm 
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Paramount took their option on Clouds, tho, which probably meant there was a forced delay of some kind. No sign of this for Personal Shopper so I think it will be around sooner but not exactly soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:17 pm 
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Has there been any hint of their blu upgrade of Tales of Hoffmann being on the schedule?


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