Criterion and Paramount

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#801 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:17 am

48 HRS. would be one I'd like to see. Paramount has kept reissuing it but never seemed to take any interest in doing a special edition. Escape From Alcatraz comes to mind as far as that, too.

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#802 Post by domino harvey » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:19 am

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy, with all the deleted scenes, would be ideal. Although, after finally seeing the excised footage via bootleg... the studio was right, the reshoots are better

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#803 Post by Cinephrenic » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:07 pm

What's the deal with Roman Holiday? Nobody has put it out on Blu.

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#804 Post by beamish13 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:29 pm

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz would be a dream. I don't think it's ever had an uncut home video release, and director Ted Kotcheff (who just released an excellent memoir), would kill to do a commentary. Tons of CBC material on Mordecai Richler, too

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#805 Post by MoonlitKnight » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:37 pm

^^Agreed. That and "Bugsy Malone" are the Paramount titles I've been waiting on the longest.

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#806 Post by fdm » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:02 am

Nobody's mentioned Play It Again, Sam, so I will.

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#807 Post by Zot! » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:34 am

MoonlitKnight wrote:^^Agreed. That and "Bugsy Malone" are the Paramount titles I've been waiting on the longest.
There is a UK blu of Bugsy, not criterion, sure, but lovely to enjoy this fun movie.

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#808 Post by beamish13 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:19 am

Robert Benton's Bad Company was mentioned, so I'll toss in his brilliant Nobody's Fool, too.

The Terrence Malick-scripted Deadhead Miles would be phenomenal. It seems like something Olive would poach, but they've never mentioned it on social media.

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#809 Post by MoonlitKnight » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:25 am

Zot! wrote:
MoonlitKnight wrote:^^Agreed. That and "Bugsy Malone" are the Paramount titles I've been waiting on the longest.
There is a UK blu of Bugsy, not criterion, sure, but lovely to enjoy this fun movie.
... which does me no good here in the States without a region-free player (and no spare funds to get one anytime soon). :-#

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#810 Post by PfR73 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:43 pm

Here's some I haven't seen mentioned that I'd be interested in Criterion releasing

The Accused
Bang The Drum Slowly
Black Sunday
Children Of A Lesser God
Citizen's Band
Dead Again
The Duellists (the Shout Factory Blu-Ray is Out Of Print)
Heaven Can Wait
Murder On The Orient Express
Popeye
Real Life
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
The Warriors (a release that includes the original cut)

Paramount also has a whole bunch of other films that definitely wouldn't be right for Criterion, but I wish would get a Blu-Ray release. I wish Paramount would find another strong licensing partner since Olive also hasn't been putting them out.

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#811 Post by PfR73 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:43 pm

MoonlitKnight wrote:
Zot! wrote:
MoonlitKnight wrote:^^Agreed. That and "Bugsy Malone" are the Paramount titles I've been waiting on the longest.
There is a UK blu of Bugsy, not criterion, sure, but lovely to enjoy this fun movie.
... which does me no good here in the States without a region-free player (and no spare funds to get one anytime soon). :-#
Also, that release only features a Dolby Digital audio track, so I'd like to see someone release it with a lossless track.

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#812 Post by Noiradelic » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:30 pm

PfR73 wrote:I wish Paramount would find another strong licensing partner since Olive also hasn't been putting them out.
Don't you think if Olive could license the most popular Paramount movies of the last 30-40 years that aren't available on Blu-ray, they'd do so? The issue's obviously Paramount, not the licensees.
FrauBlucher wrote:He said this [Bristol-Myers Squibb] deal makes it hard to deal with Paramount because they ask a lot for the licensing rights.

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#813 Post by PfR73 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:29 pm

Noiradelic wrote:
PfR73 wrote:I wish Paramount would find another strong licensing partner since Olive also hasn't been putting them out.
Don't you think if Olive could license the most popular Paramount movies of the last 30-40 years that aren't available on Blu-ray, they'd do so? The issue's obviously Paramount, not the licensees.
Oh, I wasn't really intending that as a slight against Olive. What I meant was that I wished Paramount would either find a partner they were willing to license the films to, or a partner who might be a better fit for the films I was thinking of (Good Burger, Orange County, & Rat Race aren't necessarily the type of films I imagine Olive releasing).

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#814 Post by Noiradelic » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:27 am

Olive's put out some lowbrow 80s and 90s movies, so I could actually see them releasing Good Burger, though it'd be a slightly left field move for them. Paramount may be more reluctant to part with more recent films even if they don't intend to to release them themselves in the near future.

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