When does Criterion announce new titles?

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#76 Post by swo17 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:17 pm

The 15th falls on a Tuesday on average once every seven months, and I can't remember announcements ever being delayed a day specifically because of this.

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#77 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:21 pm

Moe, maybe CC wants to make the folks over on HTF sweat for one more day. :lol:

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#78 Post by Moe Dickstein » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:28 pm

That's probably it Frau Blucher *whinnny*

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#79 Post by felipe » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:02 pm

What are the possible reasons for delaying announcements? Like they haven't finished typing the disc aspects?

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#80 Post by swo17 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:08 pm

Announcing titles requires x amount of work. There is y time remaining in the day to devote to announcing titles. x > y.

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#81 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:22 pm

I would guess signing off on the designs ends up being the biggest issue in the delay. The specs and release dates are already well planned by announcement time, but I can see Criterion not wanting to release the artwork when they are still tweaking the image.

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#82 Post by swo17 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:28 pm

There have been plenty of times where they've announced the titles without the artwork being ready.

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#83 Post by felipe » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:35 pm

swo17 wrote:Announcing titles requires x amount of work. There is y time remaining in the day to devote to announcing titles. x > y.
But can't they prepare these things beforehand? Or they don't have enough staff to meet the deadlines?

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#84 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:36 pm

I never understand delays. Every month has the 15th in it.

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#85 Post by swo17 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:44 pm

felipe wrote:
swo17 wrote:Announcing titles requires x amount of work. There is y time remaining in the day to devote to announcing titles. x > y.
But can't they prepare these things beforehand? Or they don't have enough staff to meet the deadlines?
Unfortunately, Criterion is not solely in the business of announcing things on their website once a month. Sometimes other things get in the way, like making releases for things that they have previously announced, and getting things lined up to announce in the future.

Also, the 15th is not a "deadline," but more of a tradition.

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#86 Post by matrixschmatrix » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:45 pm

I'm guessing that getting the actual releases out on time is a higher priority than getting the announcements out on time, so that work towards this end isn't necessarily a top tier activity. Plus, increasingly so over the last few years, they like to roll everything out at once and in a professional manner, and it seems like they lately prefer a delay to an incomplete-at-announcement set of specs on a title.

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Re: When does Criterion announce new titles?

#87 Post by Jeff » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:59 pm

Somebody should probably go check on Joe Lugoff.

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#88 Post by felipe » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:38 pm

swo17 wrote:
felipe wrote:
swo17 wrote:Announcing titles requires x amount of work. There is y time remaining in the day to devote to announcing titles. x > y.
But can't they prepare these things beforehand? Or they don't have enough staff to meet the deadlines?
Unfortunately, Criterion is not solely in the business of announcing things on their website once a month. Sometimes other things get in the way, like making releases for things that they have previously announced, and getting things lined up to announce in the future.
So we're assuming the same people responsible for making the releases are also responsible for putting the information online every month for the announcements? I had no idea Criterion was such a small company.

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#89 Post by zedz » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:24 pm

Well, it's not that big, and uploading the new releases is a one- or two-day-a-month job, so I'm pretty sure those folk have to do something else to justify their paycheck.

And a day here or there really doesn't matter. In the big scheme of things, where on the calendar our couple of days of bitching about cover art falls isn't going to change the fact that we'll all be ignoring these titles after they're actually released!

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#90 Post by Arrow » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:50 pm

The good news is they'll be a days shorter wait until next month's releases.

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#91 Post by jindianajonz » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:10 pm

Arrow wrote:The good news is they'll be a days shorter wait until next month's releases.
But October has 31 days! /whine

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Re: When does Criterion announce new titles?

#92 Post by felipe » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:48 pm

zedz wrote:Well, it's not that big, and uploading the new releases is a one- or two-day-a-month job, so I'm pretty sure those folk have to do something else to justify their paycheck.
I assumed these would be the guys responsible for Criterion's twitter/website and whatnot. I didn't really think the guys responsible for putting these releases together had to actually upload the information for announcements.

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#93 Post by jfish226 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:08 pm

In December, does Criterion announce the March releases and then on New Years release the teaser drawing for the rest of 2014's releases?

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#94 Post by Jeff » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:44 pm

jfish226 wrote:In December, does Criterion announce the March releases and then on New Years release the teaser drawing for the rest of 2014's releases?
Yes.

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#95 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:51 pm

jfish226 wrote:In December, does Criterion announce the March releases and then on New Years release the teaser drawing for the rest of 2014's releases?
I wouldn't necessarily call the New Years Day drawing "the rest of 2014 releases." It is more a look ahead to what is eventually coming with no specific time frame. There are always a handful of hints that get carried over from one year to the next.

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#96 Post by Askew » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:00 am

And the New Years drawing will probably have clues that are for movies that have already been announced for January and February.

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#97 Post by Sandman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:19 am

The new year's day drawing and subsequent guessing game is one of the highlights of the year for me on this forum. I love it.

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Re: Guess the February 2014 Releases

#98 Post by Sandman » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:32 pm

On facebook, one poster wrote that the announcement will likely come on Monday and not today.

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Re: Guess the February 2014 Releases

#99 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:37 pm

Pure conjecture. They'll come today, unless Criterion is too busy to get them up until Monday. Unless Criterion themselves say "looks like it's going to be Monday," I'd expect them today.

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Re: Guess the February 2014 Releases

#100 Post by Matt » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:44 pm

But somebody said it on Facebook, it must be true!

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