Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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FrauBlucher
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2001 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:15 pm

You would have to think that certain titles will be delayed. Fellini boxset is probably one release that could be greatly affected by this. Interviews and other supplements that require traveling to Italy and vice versa. I'm sure there are others as well.

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#2002 Post by movielocke » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:55 pm

Bressonaire wrote:
I'm finally getting through the 100 Years of Olympic Films set
Say, aren't the Summer Olympics in Japan this year? I wouldn't be surprised if
Tokyo Olympiad
got a standalone release in the summer.

But my guesses are:
An Unmarried Woman
Agnes Varda box (I can't believe any of the four big boxes hasn't been announced in the first five months! I would expect a delay in one or more at this point.)
Secrets & Lies

Upgrade: An English-language film, since, apart from Salesman, we've had several months of foreign film upgrades (The Cranes Are Flying,
Gaudi, Rohmer)--and the reintroduction of Army of Shadows.
Dammit. I watched Tokyo Olympiad last year, finally and I completely forgot I meant to guess it repeatedly for 2020 for exactly those reasons.

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soundchaser
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#2003 Post by soundchaser » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:20 pm

Just got an email from Criterion. June announcements should be coming "in the next day or two."

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#2004 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:24 pm


NEWSLETTER - MARCH 16, 2020
Dear members of the Criterion community,

It’s the middle of the month, and under normal circumstances we would have announced our June DVD and Blu-ray releases today. As we all know these are not normal circumstances.

In order to be conscientious citizens and to reduce/delay the spread of COVID-19, the Criterion team spent much of last week transitioning to a remote working environment. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to continue our work this way, serving our mission while attending to the health, safety, and economic security of 100% of our staff.

We’ve been heartened by all the people who have reached out to us by email or shouted out on social networks to ask how we are doing, and the answer is, so far, so good. Our employees are up and running with the new protocols, and we’ll do everything we can to adapt as the situation evolves. We expect to move forward with the announcement of June titles in the next day or two.

We’re also aiming to announce the Criterion Channel’s April lineup next week. April 8 will be the Channel’s first birthday, and in celebration we’ve pulled out all the stops with a ton of great programming. Under the circumstances, we’re glad we did!

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All the best,
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#2005 Post by Graphist » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:26 pm

That’s great! The show must go on,… as long as we all keep our social distances.


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#2006 Post by Gregor Samsa » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:44 am

Completely understandable given the circumstances, and I'm looking forward to their Criterion Channel anniversary content--as a recent subscriber I've already been struck with just how rich a resource it is.

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#2007 Post by agnamaracs » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:54 am

I guess I'll guess.

The Cameraman
The Other Side of the Wind
Varda box
Brand Upon the Brain! upgrade (or at least as upgraded as you can make a Maddin film)
Phase IV/The Short Films of Saul Bass (why the hell not)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2008 Post by FlickeringWindow » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:52 am

Phase IV is with Olive. I’d put money on them doing Signature editions of that and Rio Grande due to UK getting deluxe editions ahead of the US

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#2009 Post by What A Disgrace » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:13 pm

I just bought Synecdoche, New York and Anomalisa, so I'm betting they're both getting a Criterion announcement this month.

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#2010 Post by schellenbergk » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:50 pm

knives wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:37 pm
I was planning on finally getting to War and Peace...
Go for it... it’s a great way to spend about 7 hours!!

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#2011 Post by DeprongMori » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:46 pm

Is soundchaser this month’s winner with four correct guesses? (Only three for me.)

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#2012 Post by domino harvey » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:29 pm

the Comfort of Strangers
the Other Side of the Wind
Parasite
Streetwise
Varda box upgrade

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#2013 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:38 pm

Parasite
I Heard You Paint Houses (The Irishman)
King Lear
Twentieth Century
Bruce Lee box
The Flowers of St. Francis upgrade

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#2014 Post by criterionsnob » Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:57 pm

Wong Kar Wai Box
Beau travail
The Truth
Le trou
Spellbound

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2015 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:37 pm

Varda Box Set
Ran
Atlantique
Coffee and Cigarettes
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2016 Post by willoneill » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:47 pm

Because everyone is stuck inside watching Netflix all day:

Irishman
Marriage Story
Atlantics
Animal Factory

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#2017 Post by dwk » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:33 pm

Bruce Lee box set
Pierrot le Fou re-release
Amores perros
Pickup on South Street Blu-ray upgrade
Hard Eight
Lost in Translation

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#2018 Post by Blutarsky » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:41 pm

- Pierrot Le Fou re-release of the same, beautiful, print.
- Pink Flamingos
- I Vitelloni upgrade
- Parasite
- I’m Not There (wishful thinking)

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#2019 Post by McNulty » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:15 pm

Bruce Lee set
Streetwise/Tiny Revisited
Parasite
Beau travail

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#2020 Post by SpiderBaby » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:19 pm

Parasite
Memories of Murder
Querelle
Varda Box Set
World's Greatest Sinner

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#2021 Post by Close The Door, Raymond » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:14 am

Bringing Up Baby
Mr. Klein
The Other Side of the Wind
Streetwise
Varda box set

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#2022 Post by movielocke » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:20 am

Parasite
Memories of Murder
Boxset by Agnes

Grand Illusion
Nights of Cabiria
Contempt


and now for the monthly defunct-line silliness

Eclipse series 47
Sadao Yamanaka
Humanity and Paper Balloons
Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo
Priest of Darkness
<del>Berlanga eclipse</del>

I've guessed the Berlanga eclipse every month (or nearly) for about two years. gonna give up. :-p

But might as well have fun and speculate irresponsibly for eclipse releases that would get thousands... err... dozens... of us excited about the eclipse line again. \:D/

Eclipse guess March 2020
MASTERS FROM 1930S JAPAN
The Water Magician (Mizoguchi)
An Inn in Tokyo (Ozu)
Morning's Tree-Lined Street (Naruse)
A Woman Crying in Spring (Shimizu)
Our Neighbor, Miss Yae (Shimazu)
The Neighbor's Wife and Mine (Gosho)

Eclipse guess April 2020
PRESTIGE PICTURES AT 20th CENTURY (&) FOX
East Lynne (1931)
The White Parade
State Fair (1933)
House of Rothschild
The Pied Piper (1942)
Wilson

Eclipse guess May 2020
WOMEN OF JAPAN: DIRECTED BY NARUSE
Wife! Be Like a Rose
Hideko the Bus Conductress
Mother
Wife
Daughters Wife and a Mother
Untamed Woman

Eclipse guess June 2020
FORGOTTEN FORD
When Lincoln Paid (Francis Ford)
Hell Bent (John Ford)
Cameo Kirby (John Ford)
Upstream (John Ford)
The Brat (John Ford)
Men without Women (John Ford)
Submarine Patrol (John Ford)

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olmo
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#2023 Post by olmo » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:23 am

Z
Straight Time
I Know Where I'm Going!
Agnes Varda box
Swann in Love

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#2024 Post by Lemdog » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:37 am

The Other Side of the Wind
Bruce Lee box
Bodies, Rest & Motion
The Irishman
Nanook of the North - Upgrade

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#2025 Post by DeprongMori » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:40 pm

Streetwise/Tiny
The Wind Will Carry Us
Irma Vep
Agnes Varda box set

The Tales of Hoffmann upgrade

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