I like how we get great news about 30+ films from an archive confirmed, and we complain that every other country's archive isn't part of a publicly announced deal!
We've known Criterion has had a deal for more Czech films from this post
, but this looks like an expanded contract.
I wouldn't worry about Closely Watched Trains
, etc - because it says the deal is for at least 30 films (with more planned), so surely all of their existent Czech holdings are part of the deal (which only mentions North America). In addition, we already know they have the following:
Courage for Every Day
Diamonds of the Night
Intimate Lighting (played on TCM with Janus logo)
Transport from Paradise
Interestingly, the post I linked to indicated that they planned to release these in future Eclipse sets. Thankfully Valerie escaped that purgatory and I think they decided to re-think this release schedule (probably after we all complained about Daisies being relegated to Eclipse). There's also been the rumor that Daisies would be upgraded to blu (it looks like its still being restored? So perhaps once thats done).
dwk wrote:Victor Sjöström's Terje Vigen (A Man There Was) was on TCM on Sunday night and it opened with the Criterion Collection and Janus Films logos.
They also added Sjostrom's Outlaw and His Wife
to Filmstruck. So I assume they've picked up the other former Kino title: Ingeborg Holm
Did Kino have anything else licensed from Svensk Films?