Eclipse Series 35: Maidstone & Other Films by Norman Mailer

Discuss DVDs released in the Eclipse and Essential Art House lines and the films on them.
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Re: Eclipse Series 35: Maidstone & Other Films by Norman Mai

#101 Post by movielocke » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:33 pm

I really really like the Bear Trap analogy. Very apt.

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Re: Eclipse Series 35: Maidstone & Other Films by Norman Mai

#102 Post by aox » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:05 pm

Not to get too off topic, but do you guys generally feel this is the worst Eclipse set (and let's not count sets where you're hurt by an omission)?

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Re: Eclipse Series 35: Maidstone & Other Films by Norman Mai

#103 Post by movielocke » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:22 pm

aox wrote:Not to get too off topic, but do you guys generally feel this is the worst Eclipse set (and let's not count sets where you're hurt by an omission)?
yes, of the 37 eclipse sets I've seen this is easily the worst. Robert Downey sr and matarazzo are the other bottom of the barrel sets, and they are not that bad by comparison.

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Re: Eclipse Series 35: Maidstone & Other Films by Norman Mai

#104 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:38 pm

This is the worst thing Criterion has ever released, and this statement will hold true even if they unleash the plague

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Re: Eclipse Series 35: Maidstone & Other Films by Norman Mai

#105 Post by knives » Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:48 am

Yeah, it would be hard for them to top this since it has the deadly combination of badness and incompetence which just leaves one unable to offer a silver lining. There's been worse films made, but collectively none have also gathered this lack of something to engage with. By comparison, going off of its thread, at least the Arrow American Horror set delivers on some nice contextual things which make it better then the sum of its parts.

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