'Forthcoming' Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol.2

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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#2976 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:40 pm

Victim is no minor work, so I doubt it will be relegated to Eclipse. I figure a special edition, and a Deardren Eclipse set following it. Or vice versa.

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#2977 Post by swo17 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:05 pm

Criterion Cast also posted a trailer for Dearden's All Night Long. I'd bet cash money on an Eclipse set including those four titles.

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#2978 Post by petevoelker » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:06 pm

What A Disgrace wrote:Victim is no minor work, so I doubt it will be relegated to Eclipse. I figure a special edition, and a Deardren Eclipse set following it. Or vice versa.
Agreed, Victim is definitely worthy of having a stand-alone release. I love me some Dirk Bogarde!

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#2979 Post by Michael Kerpan » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:07 pm

> Victim is no minor work, so I doubt it will be relegated to Eclipse.

All but one of the films in the Mizoguchi Eclipse set were major works.

I Was Born But is a major work. Several of the films in the Late Ozu boxset were major works.

Just saying...

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#2980 Post by onedimension » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:15 pm

Army of Shadows on blu, awesome

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#2981 Post by aox » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:18 pm

Robinson Crusoe was really a priority for upgrade? Really?

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#2982 Post by Zinoviev » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:22 pm

aox wrote:Robinson Crusoe was really a priority for upgrade? Really?
Not on my list, certainly. But then again, I wasn't asked.

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#2983 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:22 pm

Looks like I played the fool.

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#2984 Post by stalfyan » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:26 pm

really waiting on that andrei rublev blu-ray. it would also be nice if criterion focused on re-releasing the widescreen titles that have non-anamorphic transfers (at least the ones they still have rights to) because they are basically unwatchable on an hdtv

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#2985 Post by oldsheperd » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:28 pm

Perhaps it's the hangover from October's and November's releases but my general attitiude owards the January line up is "meh."

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#2986 Post by Tom Hagen » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:55 pm

Wasn't Army of Shadows on StudioCanal death row?

Also, what a complete snoozer of a month.

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#2987 Post by Napier » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:57 pm

Tom Hagen wrote:Wasn't Army of Shadows on StudioCanal death row?
Maybe they want to create an OOP buying frenzy again. Ala The Third Man.

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#2988 Post by Cinephrenic » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:59 pm

Criterion Broadcasted some lame news for Jan. No MGM, IFC, Chaplin...

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#2989 Post by med » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:00 pm

Re: Army of Shadows, I would've thought the same of Breathless, but the Studio Canal logo appears nowhere on the Blu packaging.

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#2990 Post by knives » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:04 pm

I want it all. If this is a weak month than my budget is thanking heaven that a strong month isn't coming soon. I'll probably only be able to afford the eclipse and Army.

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#2991 Post by zedz » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:06 pm

One new film in the main line is a pretty lackluster start to a new year. It would be nice if they had a killer box set up their sleeves for later announcement, but probably not. The Dearden Eclipse set looks good though.

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#2992 Post by foofighters7 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:06 pm

Boo for Jan.

I would much prefer new films rather than Blu-upgrades. Naked Kiss and Shock Corridor are fine.

But I don't need to be updating Robinson C. or Army of Shadows even though I like the film.

crappy month for sure

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#2993 Post by swo17 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:13 pm

Yes, a lackluster month from which I will be buying at least four titles.

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#2994 Post by Tom Hagen » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:48 pm

I imagine many of us who are less than excited about January will still pick up the upgrades of the title we're interested in. It's just that the lack of new titles is an enthusiasm dampener. I support the Blu-ray upgrade mission, but there's only so much inherent excitement that you can get out of it, especially when you're talking about titles Criterion released circa 2007 instead of circa 2001.

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#2995 Post by ianungstad » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:16 pm

The Fuller documentary The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera was produced by IFC according to IMDB. Kind of an interesting extension of Criterion's licensing deal with IFC. Wonder what other stuff IFC has the rights to that would make good supplements.

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#2996 Post by jbeall » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:16 pm

Boo, Criterion! [-( Less blu, more nu.

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#2997 Post by dad1153 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:27 pm

^^^ Spoiled by the 2010 releases, aren't we? "Broadcast News" (Blu) and "Army of Shadows" (surprised and glad it's on Blu) shall be mine, plus my mind is wide open to getting the other new-to-me releases. Not everyone has seen/owned every Criterion movie releases, and for them (i.e. me) the chance to start from scratch in high-def is tempting.

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#2998 Post by agnamaracs » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:49 pm

Yes! Fuller upgrades! Next: Suzuki!

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#2999 Post by dwk » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:53 pm

I wonder if the Robinson Crusoe on Mars upgrade means Criterion and Paramount have come to an agreement on Blu-ray upgrades for the rest of the Paramount titles that Criterion has licensed?

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#3000 Post by oldsheperd » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:55 pm

dad1153 wrote:^^^ Spoiled by the 2010 releases, aren't we? "Broadcast News" (Blu) and "Army of Shadows" (surprised and glad it's on Blu) shall be mine, plus my mind is wide open to getting the other new-to-me releases. Not everyone has seen/owned every Criterion movie releases, and for them (i.e. me) the chance to start from scratch in high-def is tempting.
I'm not spoiled. Like I said previously it's a bit of a hangover from the splendid October and November releases where a ton of new stuff has come out to January where there is only really one new CC release and an eclipse release. I'm looking forward to Robinson Crusoe on blu, the Sam Fullers I'll get on dvd and I'll get the Eclipse set. I already have Army of Shadows so I'm good with the dvd I have. I don't care for Brooks' movie work as a director so I think I'll skip Broadcast Snooze. I mean Broadcast News. :roll:

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