Criterion and Paramount

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domino harvey
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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#726 Post by domino harvey » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:56 pm

Don't worry zedz, they ARE keeping Soapdish on pressed disc, so clearly things will be okay

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#727 Post by cdnchris » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:15 pm

I think you have to know that world.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#728 Post by Moe Dickstein » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:26 pm

I was hoping Soapdish might get licensed to Criterion, it's really an undiscovered classic.

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#729 Post by domino harvey » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:29 pm

I was just name-checking a rando Paramount title that just got re-released as a budget $5.97 list price pressed title rather than a $19.99 DVD-R by Warners. I haven't seen it (Yet I still own it somewhere thanks to a certain failed web venture)

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#730 Post by zedz » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:52 pm

Moe Dickstein wrote:I was hoping Soapdish might get licensed to Criterion, it's really an undiscovered classic.
And the award for this week's most inevitable post goes to. . .

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#731 Post by ianungstad » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:01 pm

The titles that went to Criterion are probably the OOP ones that are commanding big bucks on the secondary market:

Nashville (Robert Altman)
Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg)
Pretty Baby (Louis Malle)
Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava)
A Place under the Sun (George Stevens)
The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci)
Ragtime (Milos Forman)
Detective Story (William Wyler)
Targets (Peter Bogdanovich)
Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Day of the Locust (John Schlesinger)

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#732 Post by knives » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:10 pm

Which would make the ignoring of Pakula all the weirder.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#733 Post by swo17 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:08 pm

Raro recently announced plans to release The Conformist in RA.

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#734 Post by AfterTheRain » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:42 pm

ianungstad wrote:The titles that went to Criterion are probably the OOP ones that are commanding big bucks on the secondary market:

Nashville (Robert Altman)
Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg)
Pretty Baby (Louis Malle)
Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava)
A Place under the Sun (George Stevens)
The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci)
Ragtime (Milos Forman)
Detective Story (William Wyler)
Targets (Peter Bogdanovich)
Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Day of the Locust (John Schlesinger)
We pretty much know that Nashville is coming out from Criterion (given the newsletter clue), but I would really love for Targets, The Day of the Locust, Ragtime, A Place in the Sun, and Don't Look Now to get the Criterion treatment.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#735 Post by Moe Dickstein » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:29 pm

And Hard Eight/Sydney is Sony not Paramount.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#736 Post by Ashirg » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:41 pm

I would love for them to do Don't Look Now and show middle finger to StudioCanal.

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#737 Post by ianungstad » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:05 am

Moe Dickstein wrote:And Hard Eight/Sydney is Sony not Paramount.
No. The rights reverted back to Paramount years ago.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#738 Post by Moe Dickstein » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:33 am

I sit corrected - I guess Par got all the Rysher catalog

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Criterion and Paramount

#739 Post by Graham » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:53 am

Ashirg wrote:I would love for them to do Don't Look Now and show middle finger to StudioCanal.
Absolutely. The Studio Canal blu was so bad I couldn't even watch it on my 37" TV. I stupidly sold my DVD beforehand so I've been Don't Look Now-less for two years now.

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#740 Post by zedz » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:27 pm

Graham wrote:
Ashirg wrote:I would love for them to do Don't Look Now and show middle finger to StudioCanal.
Absolutely. The Studio Canal blu was so bad I couldn't even watch it on my 37" TV. I stupidly sold my DVD beforehand so I've been Don't Look Now-less for two years now.
Just pray they don't give transfer sign-off to the same QC person that approved Madame de. . .: they looove that smeary watercolour look.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#741 Post by Jeff » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:42 pm

Moe Dickstein wrote:I sit corrected - I guess Par got all the Rysher catalog
Indeed they did. I wouldn't mind seeing a Criterion release of Big Night.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#742 Post by ianungstad » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Moe Dickstein wrote:I sit corrected - I guess Par got all the Rysher catalog
The fact that this hasn't been reissued by Warner Brothers has me optimistic that it's one of the titles Criterion licensed from Paramount. I think Cigarettes and Red Vines had also mentioned that Criterion were looking in to licensing the film.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#743 Post by Moe Dickstein » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:09 pm

I'd say those are pretty safe assumptions. Whatever the holes in the Warner reissues are the guide to what's been licensed elsewhere or wasn't wanted - but if something's fetching big OOP prices, then somebody's gotta want it...

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#744 Post by Ashirg » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:49 am

Targets was just released as part of Warner Archives.

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#745 Post by zedz » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:22 pm

Is domino on suicide watch?

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#746 Post by swo17 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:26 pm

Ashirg wrote:Targets was just released as part of Warner Archives.
Also Let's Scare Jessica to Death.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#747 Post by captveg » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:05 pm

Bummed about Targets, but life goes on. At least now I can get the DVD for less than half of the OOP market.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#748 Post by peerpee » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:40 am

Ashirg wrote:I would love for them to do Don't Look Now and show middle finger to StudioCanal.
This is very much needed!

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#749 Post by Orlac » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:46 pm

My votes go for Don't Look Now, The Elephant Man, Testament, King Kong (what you're looking at me like that for?) and most of all...BLOOD AND ROSES!!!!!!!

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#750 Post by AfterTheRain » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:51 am

With Carlo Lizzani's recent passing, I wonder if Criterion would be interested in The Violent Four (AKA Bandits in Milan) for release as a pairing with Bitter Rice (which he worked on as a screenwriter).

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