Is it official yet that MoC is a far more exciting place to be in 2006 than Criterion?
.. I'm hoping that this box set will provide the opportunity to "mop up" a lot of those films (24 Dollar Island, Industrial Britain, The Land etc.) There should be plenty of room on the individual discs for this material, and if that's already been tagged for extravagant film-specific extras, how about a bonus disc of shorts?
I'm with you on the sentiment that, at least as far as 06 is concerned, MoC has a far, F A R more exciting release schedule. CC is just off-rhythm right now... all off. SOmething is definitely not right. They need to drop a couple of ARKADIN-type bombs to get back on track & get everybody all squiggly-warm in the tummy again. Something is obviously up and the recent releases are not generating the uniform global excitement-- and they are not anywhere near Out Of Settled Masterpieces, not by a long shot... this even going by known Janus-library-posessions. Someone say K.o.b.a.y.a.s.h.i? P.a.b.s.t?
Also zedz, just wanted to give you a head's up that the sublime TWENTY-FOUR DOLLAR ISLAND is in the UNSEEN CINEMA box... and if you don't wanta spring for the whole shebang, you can still grab the disc with this film as Image is marketing the PICTURING A METROPOLIS disc seperately, the only one out of the 7 that is being marketed individually in a full-size Amaray (versus the slimmo digipacs of the box). If you love vintage NYC, this disc is orgasmic. Ah... BRONX MORNING. For you, though, zedz, knowing your tastes & sensibilities to some degree via your posts... you should pick up the whole box.