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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:54 pm 
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This is one of my favorite months in a long time. SOTL is probably one of the best upgrades we’ve seen.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:33 pm 
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Luke M wrote:
This is one of my favorite months in a long time. SOTL is probably one of the best upgrades we’ve seen.

I can see that there's a lot more material on the disc than on the original Criterion DVD, but that was released nearly twenty years ago, and almost all of the 'new' content has been available for nearly a decade on the current BluRays. I only see one supplement that Criterion's adding to the existing releases, so what makes this "one of the best upgrades we've seen"?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:26 am 
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Luke M wrote:
This is one of my favorite months in a long time. SOTL is probably one of the best upgrades we’ve seen.

I can see that there's a lot more material on the disc than on the original Criterion DVD, but that was released nearly twenty years ago, and almost all of the 'new' content has been available for nearly a decade on the current BluRays. I only see one supplement that Criterion's adding to the existing releases, so what makes this "one of the best upgrades we've seen"?


Obviously, because I said so.

I am actually curious what people would argue have been the best upgrades.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:31 am 
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Its still at least 4 hours of extras (6 if you include the commentary, plus add on however long the critic interview is). The previous Blu was missing the Demme interviews as well. There's also the booklet content + getting the new restoration. Did people want a third Blu of extras? :P

I know Criterion has passed on things before due to "not being able to add anything new" (and this board complains less about other companies when they do this same thing)- but I'm sure here Criterion were far more interested in getting the film back in print. At the very least, this + Night of the Living Dead will fund more left field titles like the Ichikawa / Ray.

That said, there's been far more impressive upgrades. Like Autumn Sonata comes to mind, or the initial redux of Seven Samurai / Salo / Amarcord, etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:11 am 
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No, most recently the $49.95, with the exception of Othello, has been for two films on two discs, not two disc sets

There are (often older) exceptions, but yes, that's otherwise it : if the 2nd BD is for extra features, then it's $39.95.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:34 am 
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In a recent Film comment podcast (14th November) in which David Bordwell is interviewed about his Reinventing Hollywood book, at the end he mentions that he has just been revisiting the Leo McCarey directed film The Milky Way as part of the Harold Lloyd "series I'm doing with Criterion". I'm not sure if this means that the film is going to be the next Lloyd to get a release or just be dealt with by Bordwell in his series on Criterion's webchannel, but I thought it might be interesting to note!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:20 pm 

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What are chances of Criterion releasing The Ipcress File?
If I'm not mistaken, in US the movie was never released on Blu-ray and the old Anchor Bay DVD is OOP for a while.
I asked Mulvaney, but never get an answer.
Thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:34 am 
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The Janus Twitter account posted a picture of A nos amours yesterday.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:53 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:06 am 
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Are we expecting Criterion to end up releasing kogonada’s Columbus? I don’t know which studio has distribution rights and there’s been no sign of any blu-ray release so far.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:50 am 
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Are we expecting Criterion to end up releasing kogonada’s Columbus? I don’t know which studio has distribution rights and there’s been no sign of any blu-ray release so far.


That wouldn't shock me in the slightest. Although I don't know what it would do to domino's mental health.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:26 pm 
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kcota17 wrote:
Are we expecting Criterion to end up releasing kogonada’s Columbus? I don’t know which studio has distribution rights and there’s been no sign of any blu-ray release so far.


Columbus was self-distributed with support from the Sundance Institute (which is completely separate from the Sundance TV-IFC-AMC empire). So there shouldn't be anything stopping a Criterion release if the filmmakers want one, since I don't see Criterion themselves turning the opportunity down.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:03 pm 

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I really hope that Hard Eight CE comes together. I love that movie and it's the only PTA not on BD. Would be a great place to include a good (non-bootleg quality) version of Cigarettes & Coffee as well. And perhaps a new director's cut with a Sydney title card (as well as the original theatrical cut of course).


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:58 pm 
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Something I've never been clear on: is the released cut of the film also not PT Anderson's cut, or was the title the only thing that was actually changed against his wishes?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:11 pm 
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He also wanted no opening credits


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:45 pm 
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This from Criterion's Current blog post.... this suggests that the guess of Women in Love for the newsletter clue is indeed the film.
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Back to the Metrograph, where a new restoration of Ken Russell’s Women in Love (1969) screens through Thursday. “Russell’s adaptation masterfully compresses Lawrence’s excessive, quasi-philosophical pedantry by visually foregrounding the erotic splendors that are left as mere suggestions throughout [D.H. Lawrence’s 1920] novel,” finds Andrew Ward at the Film Stage.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:07 pm 
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Could it be a double clue? Women in Love and Loves of a Blonde


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:10 pm 
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The simplest answer is often the correct one so I doubt it. That doesn't rule out Forman's film getting an upgrade later though.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:14 pm 
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I guess anything is possible, but the last time CC gave a monthly newsletter clue for a title still in print for upgrade was April of 2014 (The Vanishing).


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:16 pm 
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The idea that it's Loves of a Blonde and not Women in Love is why people shouldn't be allowed to post online


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:32 pm 
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There's two zeroes, so its obviously a triple clue for Zero Focus, Zero Dark Thirty and Loves of a Blonde.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:00 am 
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If it were Loves of a Blonde, why wouldn't they have colored the girl's hair blonde?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:38 pm 
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Loves of a Blonde is already in the collection. It would just be a upgrade, people. Why would they bother making an announcement of it? Besides...I don't see any blonde hair. ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:45 pm 

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Wasn't sure whether to post this in the Criterion or Studio Canal sections, as it pertains to both.

Has it been speculated that Criterion will eventually release the two Losey films "The Accident" and "The Servant" on BR? I didn't see any mention of it on this forum's "Criterion Forthcoming" list. I know that Criterion has picked up Studio Canal titles in the past that have undergone recent restoration and toured theatrically under the Rialto label.

If not, then I may just go ahead and pick up the Studio Canal versions on Blu-Ray that were released four years ago (which I missed out on), but are still available to buy. Those editions garnered rave reviews, both on Blu-Ray.com and DVDBeaver.com.

Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:18 am 

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2018 will be the 50th anniversary of Tony Richardson's great 'The Charge Of The Light Brigade'. Is there any chance that Criterion could follow up on their 'Tom Jones' release by releasing a full uncut version of this masterpiece?


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