Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#1551 Post by motefuzz » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:42 pm

starmanof51 wrote:Has there been any hint of their blu upgrade of Tales of Hoffmann being on the schedule?
I was at the restoration screening with the Schoonmaker Q&A many were citing as evidence for the Criterion reissue and I would like to reiterate that she never said Criterion was putting it out on disc. She said the name Criterion several times, but only in retrospect when talking about how they detected the colors sliding out of whack on the original elements when they brought them out for the original DVD, and that inspired the recent restoration. Also that they were great friends and have helped The Archers legacy quite a bit over the years.

But that was a couple of years ago, who knows what's up now.


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#1553 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:54 am

Oh boy, I hope it's true. The MGM blus were minor disappointments. Especially the Rebecca disc.

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#1554 Post by Bressonaire » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:37 pm

This says it's coming in September from Criterion:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=293155" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

We shall see later.

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#1555 Post by Ribs » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:18 pm

If anyone doubts it, you can filter the website to just Hitchcock Blus and there are five in the list despite six listed in the drop-down.

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#1556 Post by criterionsnob » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:45 pm

Rebecca doesn't show up as "Out of Print" on this page, when searching for 'Hitchcock', but the other OOP Hitchcocks still do.

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#1557 Post by captveg » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:57 pm

We're probably only getting the Rebecca reissue in September. It's in Criterion's best interest to spread the three re-releases out over several months.

Here's hoping they keep the cover for Notorious when they get around to it. One of my favorites.

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#1558 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:59 pm

captveg wrote:We're probably only getting the Rebecca reissue in September. It's in Criterion's best interest to spread the three re-releases out over several months.

Here's hoping they keep the cover for Notorious when they get around to it. One of my favorites.
Especially if they are all getting 4k work done on them.

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#1559 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:00 pm

Criterion retweeted a blog post about a new book on Barbara Loden and Wanda. I'm not a fan of the film, but it seems like something Criterion would be into and would find an audience in the Whither Femake Directors climate of now

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#1560 Post by knives » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:07 pm

I'd hope they would be looking into Girlfriends as well in that case.

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#1561 Post by Finch » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:40 pm

Hm. Out of September's slate, only Certain Women piques my interest.

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#1562 Post by Cinephrenic » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:42 pm

With all the Haneke they suppose to have rights to, and they release The Piano Teacher now?
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#1563 Post by Big Ben » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:46 pm

Cinephrenic wrote:We all the Haneke they suppose to have rights to, and they release The Piano Teacher now?
I feel the same. I would have taken anything other than The Piano Teacher.

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#1564 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:47 pm

We're still in the midst of Huppert Fever, it's a logical choice

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#1565 Post by swo17 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:53 pm

Is it not one of his most highly regarded films?

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#1566 Post by Werewolf by Night » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:56 pm

And is it not also one of his films most in need of a decent Blu-ray edition?

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#1567 Post by knives » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:58 pm

I'd think 71 Fragments would be in a more desperate situation.

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#1568 Post by Big Ben » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:58 pm

swo17 wrote:Is it not one of his most highly regarded films?
You know when you look at something and it just feels off? Like looking at a poorly made doll (life-size or otherwise) and it giving you weird vibes? That's how The Piano Teacher feels to me. I realize that may not be a popular opinion but such is life I suppose.

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#1569 Post by fdm » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:02 pm

Maybe they'll get around to Entre Nous one of these days...

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#1570 Post by L.A. » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:28 pm

Not very enthusiastic of September's announcements but guess Rebecca is cool. Or maybe not. :-k

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#1571 Post by Minkin » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:35 pm

Here's the month's roundup:

Rebecca - assumed to be coming since Straw Dogs came back, but no hints otherwise.

Festival - Not hinted ... a complete surprise

Certain Women - Not hinted, but its a high profile unreleased IFC film that many guessed would be likely.

The Piano Teacher - Not hinted, but Criterion has assuredly picked up the former-Kino Haneke films.

David Lynch: The Art Life - Janus tour
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Well, this is probably the least known set of announcements. Typically everything is well hinted at, with perhaps a single surprise - here its the opposite. Except for Festival, one could probably guess the likelihoods enough to get some of these - but nothing was hinted. I suppose this might be a product of Criterion's lack of dropping hints lately. Typically we'd get a color grading picture for us to guess or some other clue (or a Twitter leak) - but these have been rare lately. Might any of the above titles work as the New Years clue answers?

This has been quite the year for OOP rescues. We hadn't had any since Time Bandits, then suddenly three within four months.

My sister has been bothering me every month asking if they've put out Rebecca /another Hitchcock yet.
Festival looks great and I'd been wondering if we would get anymore concert films.

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#1572 Post by movielocke » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:17 am

Minkin wrote:Might any of the above titles work as the New Years clue answers?

This has been quite the year for OOP rescues. We hadn't had any since Time Bandits, then suddenly three within four months.
Perhaps the "old lace" is a wadded up semen encrusted Kleenex the piano teacher sniffs in the opening scenes of the film? ;)

Definitely a relatively left field month for them. Funny how they get lots of criticism here when they do an entire month of canon and standards new releases, but scarcely a peep of praise when they do the opposite. Damned if you do damned if you don't I suppose.

I love the upgrades this year and the return of oop titles. A major and welcome development.

October should get us to 898 or 899. Something big for November for spine 900 (magnificent ambersons?) or maybe just grand Budapest hotel?

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#1573 Post by kcota17 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:55 am

Even though we obviously know Grand Budapest is coming, I feel like Criterion still wouldn't release it without some kind of hint first. Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom both were hinted at, and with how huge of a release Grand Budapest is going to be I can't see them releasing it out of nowhere.

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#1574 Post by Ribs » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:44 am

I could also fairly easily imagine Tree of Life as #900. Or, hell, Princess Bride, considering what #800 was.

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#1575 Post by kcota17 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:11 pm

Ribs wrote:I could also fairly easily imagine Tree of Life as #900. Or, hell, Princess Bride, considering what #800 was.
Same here, or even FWWM.

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