Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2626 Post by movielocke » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:04 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:55 pm
There are producer credits in the booklets, I believe. I don't know that anyone here actually knows who produced what other than someone like movielocke who I gather is in the field himself
I don't work on DVD production although one of my best friends from college was a DVD producer at another company for nearly a decade (I'm in television). So I know a bit about the process thanks to my friend and since producers are all important in TV, I pay attention to the producers and have periodically gathered the info on who did what from my collection.

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#2627 Post by Calvin » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:42 pm

Drucker wrote:The BFI set is perfect!
It is fantastic, but there is a new restoration of Ordet premiering at Berlin so I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a Criterion upgrade in the near future

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#2628 Post by onedimension » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:31 am

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:45 pm
domino harvey wrote:
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Destry Rides Again is an okay movie, but it would be a strange pick for a Criterion release. Perhaps someone at the label is a fan
I agree. I would happily add it to my collection during a KL sale given their prices, but I'm not sure about a criterion edition. Winchester 73 on the other hand is something I'd love for Criterion to do
I've been hoping for an Anthony Mann/Jimmy Stewart western box set for years... The Criterion lurkers here have heard my prayers on the Dietrich/von Sternberg box, the Bergman/Rossellini, and To Sleep With Anger..

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#2629 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:16 pm

I would love that too but that's definitely not gonna happen as those titles have been split up and some already have been released/announced.

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#2630 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:52 am

Is there still a chance for The Trip movies/series?

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#2631 Post by ianungstad » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:21 am

Probably not. Criterion hasn't really shown any interest in The Trip series on social media and the individual films have all been released by other companies.

From IFC's recent releases I think most are expecting Let the Sunshine In, Wildlife and Death of Stalin. The film Blaze (Ethan Hawke) is also mysteriously absent from dvd/blu.

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#2632 Post by kcota17 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:28 am

And hopefully The House That Jack Built *fingers crossed*

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#2633 Post by dwk » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:29 pm

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#2634 Post by soundchaser » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:31 pm

To what end? The last Blu-Ray release is pretty definitive. And what we really need is Lost Highway anyway.

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#2635 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:37 pm

dwk wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:29 pm
Criterion is working on Blue Velvet
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hhhhmmm, interesting....
talked to CEO Peter Becker about Roma,
Could this be a hint.

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#2636 Post by Big Ben » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:45 pm

soundchaser wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:31 pm
To what end? The last Blu-Ray release is pretty definitive. And what we really need is Lost Highway anyway.
I imagine if they could get some interviews in there alongside the previous Blu-Ray's materials I would probably buy it. Granted I too would much prefer Lost Highway too but Blue Velvet has pedigree. I'm sure Laura Dern and Kyle McLaughlin aren't too busy. I only wish Hopper was still around to recap his performance.

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#2637 Post by dwk » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:46 pm

For Blue Velvet, I imagine that Criterion will try to include Peter Braatz's No Frank in Lumberton and/or Blue Velvet Revisited (assuming these are any good.)

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#2638 Post by Finch » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:16 pm

The previous Blu-Ray of Blue Velvet wasn't a 4k scan, or was it (I don't own it)? Got to agree though, Lost Highway is in more urgent need of a new scan and release (what with some of that pitch black cinematography in the first half) as well as contextual material, and I say that as someone who doesn't even like that film all that much.

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#2639 Post by swo17 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:20 pm

Remember they also just did a "completely unnecessary" Fire Walk with Me

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2640 Post by EddieLarkin » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:31 pm

The current Blu-ray of Blue Velvet uses a very old master, the same one that appeared on DVD many years before the Blu. Which is why the new deleted scenes look much better than the main event.

So I'd say Criterion have every reason to do Blue Velvet, as much reason as they had to do Silence of the Lambs recently or The Player.

Fire Walk With Me was largely pointless because it used the nice new transfer that appeared only a few years before.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2641 Post by Minkin » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:36 am

Criterion forgot to do a newsletter / clue for January!

Maybe there not being a clue is a clue for something.....
No, don't go speculating on that.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2642 Post by Finch » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:18 am

Not even a 2k scan for Blue Velvet? That changes things of course. Criterion could also add a Julee Cruise interview as the film started her career on top of a new scan and the existing content. And if they want to complete the Lynch canon as much as licences allow them to, they could also get The Straight Story (4k scan, new interview with Sissy Spacek, perhaps reminiscences on Farnsworth and Stanton) as well as Lost Highway.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2643 Post by Big Ben » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:28 am

I was under the impression that Cruise was upset with Lynch for some reason. I also imagine Lynch will include the Siskel and Ebert review where Ebert gets in quite a huff over it.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2644 Post by movielocke » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:06 am

Minkin wrote:Criterion forgot to do a newsletter / clue for January!

Maybe there not being a clue is a clue for something.....
No, don't go speculating on that.
An out of print clue so to speak?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2645 Post by EddieLarkin » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:37 am

Finch wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:18 am
Not even a 2k scan for Blue Velvet?
All I know is the transfer dates back to at least the 2006 20th anniversary release. It was out of date when the first Blu-ray showed up.

Same goes for Wild at Heart, which uses the same old DVD master across all of its various Blu-ray editions.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2646 Post by dwk » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:20 am

There was a new DCP of Blue Velvet in 2016 that was from a new 4K scan.

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#2647 Post by dwk » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:24 am

FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:37 pm
hhhhmmm, interesting....
talked to CEO Peter Becker about Roma,
Could this be a hint.
About that,
themarkles
Did he say they're releasing Roma!?
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drgogol
@themarkles seems very likely :)

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2648 Post by Minkin » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:30 am

I assume there must be some deal with Netflix then. As The Other Side of the Wind has been heavily hinted at as well.

If there were a Netflix deal, are there any other obvious picks?

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#2649 Post by diamonds » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:37 am

Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories perhaps.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2650 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:41 am

Minkin wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:30 am
I assume there must be some deal with Netflix then. As The Other Side of the Wind has been heavily hinted at as well.

If there were a Netflix deal, are there any other obvious picks?
Obviously the Adam Sandler films.

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