Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#1626 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:46 am

Outside chance announcements today, but most likely Monday.

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#1627 Post by CSM126 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:46 am

FrauBlucher wrote:Outside chance announcements today, but most likely Monday.
This is the sort of hard-hitting, in-depth analysis that always brings me back.

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#1628 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:50 am

I had ulterior motives. :wink:

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#1629 Post by AfterTheRain » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:18 am

dwk wrote:According to The Criterion Cast, these are the 30 titles are in the deal between Janus and the Czech NFA (I've noted the titles already released by Criterion with a C, followed by format, for mainline releases and an E for Eclipse titles):
All My Good Countrymen
Black Peter
A Boring Afternoon
Capricious Summer (E)
The Cassandra Cat (When the Cat Comes)
Closely Watched Trains (C DVD)
Courage for Every Day
The Cremator
Daisies (E)
Diamonds of the Night
Distant Journey
The Ear
The Firemen’s Ball (C DVD)
Footprints (C Blu-ray - extra on Valerie and Her Week of Wonders)
From Saturday to Sunday
The Hall of Lost Steps (C Blu-ray - extra on Valerie and Her Week of Wonders)
Ikarie XB 1
Intimate Lighting
The Joke (E)
Loves of a Blonde (C DVD)
Marketa Lazarová (C Blu-ray)
Pearls of the Deep (E)
A Report on the Party and the Guests (E)
Return of the Prodigal Son (E)
Shop on Main Street (C DVD)
Something Different
Three Wishes for Cinderella
Transport From Paradise
Uncle (C Blu-ray - extra on Valerie and Her Week of Wonders)
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (C Blu-ray)

Half of these have already been released by Criterion.
If and when Ikarie XB-1 is released by Criterion, I wonder if they would include the AIP version of the movie, Voyage to the End of the Universe.

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#1631 Post by justeleblanc » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:41 am

Not sure how reliable this is, but Blu-ray.com is listing the following titles as pre-orders:

The Lure
Vampyr
Fire Walk With Me
Barry Lyndon
Personal Shopper
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

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#1632 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:44 am

That seems to be the prevailing assumption of what we're going to see announced later today.

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#1633 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:05 pm

Props to them not sitting on Personal Shopper for another year, they need to start speeding these newer films' releases up

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#1634 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:11 pm

So what does that leave the next likely IFC title(s)? Graduation?

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#1635 Post by Finch » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:46 pm

If this Amazon list is correct, I'll be over the moon. Barry Lyndon was so overdue for a release worthy of it. I'm also almost certainly going to be in for FWWM but Vampyr on Blu-Ray? How much can they really salvage from the difficult source material unless it's a 4k resto?

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#1636 Post by Morbii » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Why does IAMMMMW need another release? End of print run?

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#1637 Post by jedgeco » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:47 pm

Morbii wrote:Why does IAMMMMW need another release? End of print run?
Re-issue as a non-dual format edition?

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#1638 Post by Morbii » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:49 pm

Ahh. Yeah, that could be it.

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#1639 Post by swo17 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:54 pm

Morbii wrote:Why does IAMMMMW need another release?
Because nothing says dad joke better than repeating yourself.

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#1640 Post by chrisandy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:00 pm

justeleblanc wrote:Not sure how reliable this is, but Blu-ray.com is listing the following titles as pre-orders:

The Lure
Vampyr
Fire Walk With Me
Barry Lyndon
Personal Shopper
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Phantom pages up for at least of these.

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#1641 Post by Drucker » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:04 pm

Very excited to see Barry Lyndon. Saw the restoration with a live orchestra a few months ago, so I've seen a 35mm print, the blu-ray, and that restoration all in the last two years, and honestly they were all pretty close to each other in quality, and I certainly don't recall any major differences in color timing. Of course getting it in the right aspect ratio on home video will be worth it alone.

Also, it opened with a black and white Warners logo, not the 1970s Warner logo.

If Criterion are releasing the restoration of Barry Lyndon, what are the chances they release that long-overdue restoration of A Clockwork Orange?

Edit: re-looking at the caps on caps-a-holic, I would say the restoration does a better job of re-producing the intended "softness" in a few shots in BL.
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#1642 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:14 pm

I still think 2001 is on their docket as well. It was a laser disc.

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#1643 Post by DRW.mov » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:16 pm

I'm still patiently awaiting Criterion to use their WB resources on Lolita (which was also a laserdisc and a much better film that Lyndon or 2001 and far more neglected)

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#1644 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:17 pm

It really shouldn't surprise anyone if they got all the WB Kubricks.

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#1645 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:20 pm

Regardless of my own thoughts on the director, it'd be a smart licensing move for them to grab all of the ones WB will relinquish

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#1646 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:25 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:I still think 2001 is on their docket as well. It was a laser disc.
I'm less sure, now that WB has been releasing a lot of catalog titles on 4K as of late. This would be ideal for such a release next year as it's the 50th anniversary.

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#1647 Post by Ribs » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:28 pm

Now that Disney's onboard, surely it's a matter of time until we see the boutique labels at least dipping their toes into UHD?

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#1648 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:36 pm

Spine 900 will be the next new title next month

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#1649 Post by John Shade » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:37 pm

So what will be #900? Was certain Barry would get it today...my favorite Kubrick.

Going to have to disagree with the poster who thinks Lolita is a superior film. It might be the best novel of the 20th century, but it's not entirely successful as a movie.

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#1650 Post by Yaanu » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:41 pm

JohnShade wrote:So what will be #900? Was certain Barry would get it today...my favorite Kubrick.
Well, it's been about three years since The Grand Budapest Hotel was in theaters, so it's about due for a Criterion release.

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