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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:09 pm 
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Speaking of creepy Paramount titles overdue for a good R1 release, have we had any news, Criterion or otherwise, of a Don't Look Now blu-ray release?


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:56 am 
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I was reading on one of the other forum's Mr Lime mentioning some deal between Bristol-Myers Squibb and Paramount. He said this deal makes it hard to deal with Paramount because they ask a lot for the licensing rights. This is new to me. Does anyone have any backstory on this and has this affected Criterion in deals with Paramount?


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:18 pm 
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No, what he meant was that BMS is still asking for a ton of money to license the original Sleuth, Heartbreak Kid and Stepford Wives. They feel they can ask for a ton because Paramount paid them a lot in the early 2000s to license them when they made their remakes. (Although IIRC the Sleuth remake was Sony). So now, any company that tries to license those titles from BMS is confronted with an out of date high licensing cost.


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:29 pm 
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How did BMS get the rights in the first place?


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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:12 pm 
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I believe Bristol-Myers helped finance those films when they were made by Palomar.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:55 pm 
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Election, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Virgin Suicides signals that another batch has been licensed from Paramount. I imagine Elephant Man is a front-runner for this go-around. Perhaps Atlantic City, Margot at the Wedding?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:19 pm 
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It’s an all-time dream release, so I’m hoping a 4K resto of Reds could be on the table.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:17 am 
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Planes, Trains & Automobiles and The Untouchables don't seem too far out of reach, though I suspect a few years down the road maybe, since they haven't gotten any 4K upgrades.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:20 am 
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I feel like The Untouchables would be a title Paramount keeps to itself, like the Godfather, for whatever reason. I’d imagine they’ll cool it on the John Hughes for the short term too seeing as we’ll probably be getting three of his within a fairly short period.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:29 am 
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Atlantic City, The Elephant Man, and Reds would all be first-rate selections as all inexplicably have no domestic Blu releases.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:30 am 
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Reds does, but it was OOP for a long time (it came back seemingly once Warners stopped doing distribution for those titles) and looks like garbage. Ragtime, Par’s other 3 hour expensive period epic from 1981, has still not been released on DVD or BD though.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:41 am 
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I’d like to see someone finally take on whatever the hurdles are to put out Looking For Mr. Goodbar


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:03 am 
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The Truman Show? The current blu-Ray is horrible and in need of an upgrade.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:37 am 
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Ragtime came out on DVD from Paramount...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:44 am 

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It would make my year if they release Wonder Boys.

Witness would be cool too.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:23 am 

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Here's what I'd like to see from this new wave of titles from Paramount:

Atlantic City
Bad Company
Catch-22
The Day of the Locust
Gallipoli
Hud
Is Paris Burning?
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Ordinary People
The Parallax View
A Place in the Sun
The Red Tent
Romeo & Juliet
The Stranger
Targets
The Tenant
Testament
Waterloo
The Naked Prey Blu upgrade
The Furies Blu upgrade
White Dog Blu upgrade
Underworld/The Last Command/The Docks of New York Blu upgrade


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:59 pm 
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I would love to see Bringing Out the Dead, The Gift, and A Simple Plan myself. (Heck, just a barebones blu-ray would be nice.)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:02 pm 
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And let’s not forget about PAPER MOON.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:04 pm 
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and, since we are living in Johnny Smith's future, The Dead Zone.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:41 pm 
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AfterTheRain wrote:
Atlantic City
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Underworld
The Docks of New York

YES, these especially. The MoC of The Last Command is quite nice, so I'm hoping they do the other two Sternberg films if not Criterion.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:08 pm 
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Searching For Bobby Fischer would be a good one.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:43 pm 

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Now I'm getting way too excited.

Any/all of those Wilders would be amazing: Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, Sabrina.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:49 pm 

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a night at the roxbury is long overdue


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:02 am 
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Most of all:

ROMAN HOLIDAY

and an edition with extras for The Man who Shot Liberty Valance


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:35 am 
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phantomforce wrote:
a night at the roxbury is long overdue


Winner


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