Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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domino harvey
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2801 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:54 pm

The Godard was already released on Une femme est une femme

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2802 Post by Blutarsky » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:58 pm

You beat me to my edit. Should we expect a solo release for such a short film when Le Petit Soldat is still in need of a release?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2803 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:41 am

Blutarsky wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:18 pm
I was scrolling through the France filter for DVD and Blu-Rays and came across Tourneur's La main du diable on the list.
If this would be the case it would be great if paired or accompanied by Tavernier's Laissez passer which deals with the making of this film

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#2804 Post by criterionsnob » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:31 pm

Polyester looks confirmed for 2019, according to a post on the official Divine FB page.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2805 Post by bad future » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:02 pm

To all of you more experienced in Criterion tea leaf reading than I am, does a Janus tweet like this one about The Cranes Are Flying mean anything reliable with regards to a theatrical tour and/or Criterion blu ray upgrade? I’ve been hoping for some news on that front since a new 2k restoration premiered at Berlinale 2018. Is there some more formal announcement I should be on the lookout for? Too early/vague to get excited?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2806 Post by swo17 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:04 pm

It's not unpromising

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#2807 Post by artfilmfan » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:17 pm

I’ll take swo’ answer as a yes.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2808 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:22 pm

bad future wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:02 pm
To all of you more experienced in Criterion tea leaf reading than I am, does a Janus tweet like this one about The Cranes Are Flying mean anything reliable with regards to a theatrical tour and/or Criterion blu ray upgrade? I’ve been hoping for some news on that front since a new 2k restoration premiered at Berlinale 2018. Is there some more formal announcement I should be on the lookout for? Too early/vague to get excited?
It has a page on the Janus website, so a tour could be coming soon.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2809 Post by bad future » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:41 pm

I saw the page on the Janus site but wasn’t sure if that was new, or if maybe they’ve had it available for exhibition on blu ray and DCP since before the new restoration. Still, I’ll take “not unpromising”!

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2810 Post by jedgeco » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:31 am

Isn't it streaming on the Criterion Channel this month? (In a few days, anyway.) Depending on what it looks like, I'd take that as a good sign.

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#2811 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:07 pm

Surprised no one has mentioned this yet, but Last Hurrah for Chivalry opens with a Janus logo. Indicates possible future disc release?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2812 Post by DRW.mov » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:48 pm

Really cool that after the Police Story set and now this they seem to have a good amount of titles from Fortune Star!

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#2813 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:20 pm

DRW.mov wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:48 pm
Really cool that after the Police Story set and now this they seem to have a good amount of titles from Fortune Star!
Same! I'm really excited to see John Woo enter the collection once again and hope that Criterion ended up getting the rights to A Better Tomorrow as well. Hopefully they don't decide to release one Fortune Star title a year.

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2814 Post by Roscoe » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:21 pm

jwd5275 wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:09 pm
Minkin wrote:Did Kino have anything else licensed from Svensk Films?
Lindberg's June Night and Stiller's Gosta Berling Saga and Sir Arne's Treasure all immediately jump to mind.
GOSTA BERLING'S SAGA Saga ran on TCM the other day with a Janus logo. I'm hoping for a Criterion release -- a new restoration played in San Francisco last year.


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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2816 Post by albucat » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:00 pm

Here's hoping they get the color timing right.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2817 Post by Big Ben » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:01 pm

That's absolutely fantastic news!

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#2818 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:32 pm

albucat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:00 pm
Here's hoping they get the color timing right.
Like keeping the warm filter or removing it?

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#2819 Post by albucat » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:59 pm

Something much closer to the Turbine Blu-ray or the original DVD from Criterion. The Universal Blu-ray imo completely messed things up. After seeing the movie in 35mm with the original colors, watching that made it look dull. The extreme stylization of colors fit the heat and the tone, and I kept the original Criterion release for that reason.
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2820 Post by Luke M » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:38 pm

Correct color timing would probably be the only reason to buy it over current blu-ray.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2821 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:08 pm

2 new updates on the Godzilla releases:

Part 1
Part 2

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2822 Post by motefuzz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:35 pm

So re: "why was Sofia Coppola recently in the Criterion studio?"
The transfer of Bugsy Malone on the channel is terrific (Haven't seen the ITV blu-ray for comparison), and it's one of Coppola's favorite movies. Just throwing that out there for a possible future disc supplement.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2823 Post by KJones77 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:03 pm

motefuzz wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:35 pm
So re: "why was Sofia Coppola recently in the Criterion studio?"
The transfer of Bugsy Malone on the channel is terrific (Haven't seen the ITV blu-ray for comparison), and it's one of Coppola's favorite movies. Just throwing that out there for a possible future disc supplement.
It could be a disc supplement, but her interview on the film is already on the Criterion Channel as well so it could've just been for the site.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2824 Post by motefuzz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:07 pm

How the heck did I miss that? Quality post alert.

edit: Just searched for and watched the video. The app didn't suggest it for me after I watched the movie, which you would think would make me the target demographic for this clip. Her comments are pretty unsubstantial and off the cuff, and it's noted in the video that Criterion was going to program the movie anyway before she came in. So yeah, I was way off.
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2825 Post by Dansu Dansu Dansu » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:40 pm

Not sure where to post this or if it has been posted elsewhere, but a reverse-spine columned search reveals a wealth of new titles, including Uncle Boonmee and Cemetery of Splendor, tons of Fassbinder, Berlanga, Safdie, and Kaurismaki, two Vardas and a Chytilova, Dersu Uzala, Spirits of the Dead, Miracle in Milan, Room at the Top, etc. Do we know anything about this? More phantom pages?

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