Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1051 Post by aox » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:33 pm

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1052 Post by criterionsnob » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:32 pm

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True Stories
Written on the Wind
100 Years of Olympic Films

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1053 Post by Costa » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:12 pm

I'm sorry, i don't understand why the Olympic films are in this guessing thread!
There is already a set date about them, isn't there?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1054 Post by swo17 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:14 pm

But if you guess them you are already at least like 90% right.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1055 Post by Ribs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:37 pm

They are December releases. I think my guess and the others that include it are fairly representative of the opinion that due to that release we're going to have at the most two more releases, likely both for December 12th. I could kind of imagine if there'll be another Eclipse it'd pop up, though.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1056 Post by DeprongMori » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:02 pm

Graphist wrote:Have there been rumors about A Matter of Life And Death?
There was a recent restoration supervised by Grover Crisp of SONY, to be exhibited internationally in December. I might be a bit early on this one. More likely to be announced in a month or so (if I understand the rights situation. Is "Park Circus" a barrier to US release if SONY is doing the restoration?)

Here's the announcement of the screenings.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1057 Post by Ribs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:13 pm

I'd expect it'll do a tour as it'd undoubtedly be a title that's fairly likely to do weeklong runs around the US with a new restoration. If Tales of Hoffman could merit it then certainly this one could. Could easily see it as a June/July release though.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1058 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:40 pm

DeprongMori wrote:(if I understand the rights situation. Is "Park Circus" a barrier to US release if SONY is doing the restoration?)
Park Circus just administers rights on behalf of the owners; for example, if I wanted to do a theatrical screening of Agent Cody Banks, I would book it through them rather than MGM directly. It's not a barrier to a Criterion release, and in the case of A Matter of Life and Death, Park Circus doesn't administer any of the U.S. rights, only the "International" (read non-U.S.) rights via their arrangement with ITV. (Columbia bought the U.S. rights in the '70s when they were thinking about doing a remake.)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1059 Post by John Shade » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:00 pm

I've randomly guessed A Matter of Life and Death a few times before just out of hope. It has the Christmas association, so maybe they'll release it in December.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1060 Post by Luke M » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:21 pm

John Hughes Collection
Election

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1061 Post by lacritfan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:55 pm

Dragon Inn
Written on the Wind Blu

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1062 Post by DeprongMori » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:09 pm

I've been seeing lots of guesses this month and many previous months for a Written on the Wind upgrade (some of them even mine.) Is this an expectation that there is some evidence for, or just an outside hope? I'd love to see the rest of the Criterion Sirk films in Blu myself.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1063 Post by Mungo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:35 pm

They've repeatedly tweeted a screenshot from the movie (of curtains blowing in the breeze) apropos of nothing. The movie itself has been restored by someone other than Criterion in at least high-definition, as a region free French blu-ray exists.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1064 Post by Malickite » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:41 am

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The Breakfast Club

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1065 Post by phantomforce » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:50 am

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Daddy Long Legs
Don't Worry Baby
H.Korine Box Set - Gummo / Julien Donkey Boy / Mister Lonely

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1066 Post by artfilmfan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:25 am

100 Years of Olympics Films (low-hanging fruit; easy picking)

Sixteen Candles

The Breakfast Club

Bonjour Tristesse

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1067 Post by lacritfan » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:27 am

DeprongMori wrote:I've been seeing lots of guesses this month and many previous months for a Written on the Wind upgrade (some of them even mine.) Is this an expectation that there is some evidence for, or just an outside hope? I'd love to see the rest of the Criterion Sirk films in Blu myself.
For me it's just a low spine number that hasn't been upgraded yet.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1068 Post by Omensetter » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:46 pm

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Sweet Sixteen
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1069 Post by Luke M » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:14 pm

phantomforce wrote:Tiny Furniture UHD
This is physical violence.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1070 Post by Lowry_Sam » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:11 pm

How about an American adolescent themed December? Not likely all will come out in same month, but maybe one will.
John Hughes Box (Sixteen Candles/Breakfast Club/Weird Science/Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
Election
Thirteen
Welcome To The Dollhouse
The Slums Of Beverly Hills

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1071 Post by Costa » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:05 pm

Since there are no phantom pages up yet, I guess we can forget about announcements today?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1072 Post by mteller » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:42 pm

Not necessarily. Last month they started going up around 1:15 PM Pacific.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1073 Post by Graphist » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:43 pm

They postponed until Monday. Someone posted on FB.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1074 Post by goblinfootballs » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:56 pm

Graphist wrote:They postponed until Monday. Someone posted on FB.
Somebody posted to Criterion's FB that they announced on their blog that announcements were postponed. No indication of what blog they were talking about, however.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1075 Post by Bressonaire » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:39 pm

Well, on Criterion's Twitter feed they've announced Election, an upgrade of General Idi Amin Dada, and Monterey Pop along with the Olympics box.

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