Forthcoming: California Split

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Re: Forthcoming: California Split

#26 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:38 pm

People are treating these small cuts like the missing Magnificent Ambersons footage!

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Re: Forthcoming: California Split

#27 Post by beamish13 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:57 pm

Like California Split, H.E.A.L.T.H.'s perennial absence from the home video market also apparently comes from a music rights problem, which is a shame, as it's really hysterical. It was buried so deep by Fox that there was never a trailer, which also befell O.C. & STIGGS

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Re: Forthcoming: California Split

#28 Post by Arthur House » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:57 pm

whaleallright wrote:Was there any non-diegetic music cut out of the current video release, or is just (as I've heard) the music by the lounge singer at one of the casinos the lead characters visit? I've never brought myself to watch the DVD.
Diegetic, but worth pointing out: The animated video for Cheech & Chong's song "Basketball Jones" briefly appears on a TV set in circulating prints of the film (and some bootlegs); the audio of the clip is silenced on the DVD.

In lieu of any new filmed supplements w/Gould, Segal, Walsh etc., Criterion could perhaps reprint (or at least excerpt) Kim Morgan's fantastic three-part conversation with the trio published in the LA Review of Books for the film's 40th anniversary. (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)

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Re: Forthcoming: California Split

#29 Post by oh yeah » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:32 am

This is great news, I love how much of a monopoly Criterion is gaining on Altman's films (especially the 70s ones).

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Re: Forthcoming: California Split

#30 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:32 am

oh yeah wrote:This is great news, I love how much of a monopoly Criterion is gaining on Altman's films (especially the 70s ones).
Wait til we get Quintet

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Re: Forthcoming: California Split

#31 Post by oh yeah » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:03 am

domino harvey wrote:
oh yeah wrote:This is great news, I love how much of a monopoly Criterion is gaining on Altman's films (especially the 70s ones).
Wait til we get Quintet
"Set in a snowy post-apocalyptic netherworld, this surreal fever-dream from master director Robert Altman boasts more than thirty fans -- thirty-five if you count Jason P. in Lansing, Michigan."

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Re: Forthcoming: California Split

#32 Post by tojoed » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:19 pm

I hope that Criterion use the commentary track from the DVD, it's superb.

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Re: Forthcoming: California Split

#33 Post by solaris72 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:58 pm

tojoed wrote:I hope that Criterion use the commentary track from the DVD, it's superb.
I bet they will, they did so on their other Altman reissues.

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Re: Forthcoming: California Split

#34 Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:50 pm

domino harvey wrote:People are treating these small cuts like the missing Magnificent Ambersons footage!
I myself have been wondering whether I should watch it on DVD with the cuts or stream it with the cropped aspect ratio. I assume the former would be best since that was at least supervised by Altman. at least until the Criterion comes out.

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