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: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3326 Post by movielocke » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:42 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:Well, that’s it for 2019. A pretty good year. Any disappointments? .
No bamboo sled nor rosebud.

Surprises, All about eve is probably the highlight, as is upgrading four major box sets rather than just the expected faith trilogy.

The extras this year have been absolutely superb. Do the right thing is such a stunning release that even me, a digipak hater, love it. it is probably the release of the year in all the design, art, booklet categories, pretty unstoppable for me. I very much prefer the scholarly interviews over commentary most of the time.

Someone I went to school with is featured in an extra, so that is sort of Kevin bacon thrilling for me.

Also this was a big year for moderately difficult to find sight and sound list films. A ton of films that were on the 2002 and 2012 lists got released this year many of which I had never gotten to, cloud capped star being the highlight of those films.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3327 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:35 am

I really miss this month's...
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#3328 Post by Black Hat » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:20 am


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#3329 Post by senseabove » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:34 am

Black Hat wrote:
Where's the first clip from? Pina?
Yep

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#3330 Post by Black Hat » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:52 am

Thanks. Great song choice for the video too.

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#3331 Post by Minkin » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:59 pm

Sorry folks, was temporarily caught up in the mountains enjoying the sights; but nothing can stop the Speculation Rodeo! (Dec 19)

Until the End of the World - Janus tour + on Criterion Streaming; but no immediate hints of announcement

Old Joy - July '19 Newsletter clue

The Story of Temple Drake - Aug '19 Newsletter clue

Tunes of Glory - The march of random upgrades; not speculated!
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-236 upgrades remain

-Prince of Tides (May '19) is only remaining newsletter clue

-Bringing Up Baby / Children of Men + a better answer for the clock clue (than 1984) still have until announcements are made on Dec 19. Whatever ends up being the sled clue will remain on the list indefinitely until announced.

-I missed this last month, but I've been a member here for 10 years now! I've spent 1/3 of my existence on this forum and I still get nervous making posts! :-s I'm not going anywhere anytime soon (despite my brain trying to do otherwise); so be prepared for another 10+ years of Minkin at this forum. Thanks everyone for all the memories, laughs, deals, criticisms, and quality time; I love all of you!
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As for the Cowpoke of the Month ......

Its with a heavy heart that I must give the results back: nobody was able to best the bull this month. But all isn't sorrow, for in these times we have a new category: most stylish rider of the Month (an equivalent award to Cowpoke of the Month).

And without any doubt, the most Stylish Rider of the Month is .....

Graphist

For their puzzling use of emojis for their speculation! Please pickup your stylish Lariat at the concession stand!
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And with that Rodeo, we say farewell to 2019 and all of the many Cowpokes! And for those who missed out at the coveted lariat, fear not - for there will be many more opportunities in 2020! For those who compete yet fall short - fear not, for you're the loveliest of souls; and you're just prisoners of the fine white lines of the freeway...

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3332 Post by senseabove » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:02 am

At an 80th birthday celebration screening of The Last Picture Show and Saint Jack today, Bogdanivich said he’s trying to get Criterion to release the director’s cut of Texasville.

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#3333 Post by sabbath » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:51 am

senseabove wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:02 am
At an 80th birthday celebration screening of The Last Picture Show and Saint Jack today, Bogdanivich said he’s trying to get Criterion to release the director’s cut of Texasville.
Unless there's real progress, he's been talking the same thing for years: Nov, 2013 / Sep, 2018

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#3334 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:55 am

A former member here in the industry professionally edited a composite version, but unfortunately I lost the copy he sent me! Criterion releasing it would be a favor to the director, as it’s soooo different from the first that it’s honestly not a good fit for the label. I could see KL swooping in and picking it up already though, so maybe Criterion is working on something

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3335 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:45 pm

Has Issa Chubb produced all the Welles?

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#3336 Post by movielocke » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:34 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:Has Issa Chubb produced all the Welles?
Yes

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#3337 Post by Gregory » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:30 am

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#3338 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:49 am

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#3340 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:54 pm

I figured they’d get to it sooner or later but what a lovely surprise!

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#3341 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:10 pm

They should have released it in December so we could all watch it for New Years though!

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#3342 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:07 pm

They'll announce it in December so that it'll be released after the February/early March sale, because they hate us.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3343 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:52 pm

Or they’ll pair spine numbers with Bringing Up Baby and give us the screwy Valentine’s Day we deserve in 2020.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3344 Post by Cinephrenic » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:19 pm

Not sure if mentioned, couldn't find on search, but Tony Richardson's The Entertainer is playing with Janus credits at BAM/Pacific.

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#3345 Post by ianungstad » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:07 pm

https://hollywoodsuite.ca/januscriterion/

American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince. Did we know about this? This early Scorsese documentary only runs 55 minutes. Wasn't there rumor of a Scorsese shorts set at one point?

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#3346 Post by Minkin » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:53 am

ianungstad wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:07 pm
https://hollywoodsuite.ca/januscriterion/

American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince. Did we know about this? This early Scorsese documentary only runs 55 minutes. Wasn't there rumor of a Scorsese shorts set at one point?
It played on TCM with a Janus logo, so I had it on the list. The Scorsese shorts set has been bandied /rumored for ages. Maybe one day we'll get it!

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3347 Post by Lowry_Sam » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:30 pm

Cinephrenic wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:19 pm
Not sure if mentioned, couldn't find on search, but Tony Richardson's The Entertainer is playing with Janus credits at BAM/Pacific.
Watch the blu-Ray come out in January. I held off for as long as I could on the BFI, to see what Criterion does with it, but there was a BFI sale on Amazon, so I finally broke down & it should arrive any day now.

Speaking of that British New Wave tour, of the titles Criterion hasn’t already released, The Servant & Darling are credited to Rialto, The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner & Seance On A Wet Afternoon & Look Back In Anger are Janus.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3348 Post by Lowry_Sam » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:50 pm

Also at PFA is the Kiarostami retrospective with everything (including shorts) credited to Janus or IFC except Five Dedicated To Ozu (MK2). Now that Koker trilogy has been released (which oddly is not in the retrospective), what’s the chance we’ll get a comprehensive box rather than titles being individually released/upgraded (over a long period)?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3349 Post by DeprongMori » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:25 pm

The Koker Trilogy was definitely in the BAMPFA Kiarostami retrospective. It’s just that all of the screenings of those three films have passed. I saw And Life Goes On there last month.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3350 Post by KJones77 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:08 pm

Bamboozled will be released in February, per Spike Lee.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3R4cTTHklC/

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