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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:48 am 
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Does Criterion have a history with Disney? I'm only asking this because the rights to "The Grand Budapest Hotel" belong to Fox and Disney has bought Fox, which could delay the announcement of GBH.

They have a history with both when it comes to Anderson - Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic were all Disney, and The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox were Fox. Also, your username makes me want to jump into the Grand Canyon.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:50 am 
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I don't understand your original comment. Can we not reduce ourselves to now complaining not only when the announcements are late, but also when the announcement guessing thread is late? You really need to post a few guesses as to the titles that are going to be announced so badly that you "have to" post it somewhere else? The whole idea of having a thread guessing at titles that is hardly ever open is to give something utterly irrelevant a place to go instead of clogging this thread up. I hate to be harsh, but in the future it probably makes sense to just wait for someone to open the thread up instead of getting into a semantic argument about what day of the month it is.

Worth repeating: The guessing thread is now unlocked. I repeat, the thread is now unlocked.

Sorry kekid -- this was rude. Both swo and domino are correct in that a polite reminder is the way to go, I just didn't interpret your initial reminder as anything but a whine and it rubbed me the wrong way. Still not worthy of this kind of crotchety response. Onward and upward. Guess away.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:47 pm 
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Most of the mods here, myself included, hate the guessing thread. I created it to keep it to one thread, and it spreading out elsewhere produced the above response. But swo is also right, I don't know that any of us have ever remembered to unlock it without a polite reminder (usually someone PMs me)


Everybody listing their wishlists in the Paramount thread is so much worse.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:27 pm 

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mfunk9786 wrote:
mfunk9786 wrote:
I don't understand your original comment. Can we not reduce ourselves to now complaining not only when the announcements are late, but also when the announcement guessing thread is late? You really need to post a few guesses as to the titles that are going to be announced so badly that you "have to" post it somewhere else? The whole idea of having a thread guessing at titles that is hardly ever open is to give something utterly irrelevant a place to go instead of clogging this thread up. I hate to be harsh, but in the future it probably makes sense to just wait for someone to open the thread up instead of getting into a semantic argument about what day of the month it is.

Worth repeating: The guessing thread is now unlocked. I repeat, the thread is now unlocked.

Sorry kekid -- this was rude. Both swo and domino are correct in that a polite reminder is the way to go, I just didn't interpret your initial reminder as anything but a whine and it rubbed me the wrong way. Still not worthy of this kind of crotchety response. Onward and upward. Guess away.


Thank you all, for a civilized close to this exchange.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:38 pm 
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domino harvey wrote:
Most of the mods here, myself included, hate the guessing thread. I created it to keep it to one thread, and it spreading out elsewhere produced the above response. But swo is also right, I don't know that any of us have ever remembered to unlock it without a polite reminder (usually someone PMs me)
Everybody listing their wishlists in the Paramount thread is so much worse.

I disagree because the Paramount discussion was short-lived, but the monthly guessing is forever and litters forum search results with titles that no one is actually discussing. If I want to search for a post about Wr----n on the Wind or The L--y Eve, most of the results that come up for the past several years are incorrect guesses of when they'll be released on Blu-ray, and in both examples this goes back over four years' worth of posts. (Titles altered so that this post will not similarly clutter searches for titles I'm not actually talking about)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:25 pm 
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The Lazy Eve sounds like it could be a fake movie title in a Sturges film


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:47 pm 
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Criterion just tweeted this still from what appears to be Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence.

https://twitter.com/criterion/status/941708309144403968


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:08 pm 
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I think anything Scorsese in the "not Goodfellas and Taxi Driver" has been a long time coming. It is one of those scenarios where all his movies are widely available (excluding a few examples, I know Kundun was finally just released on blu) which works against him being in the catalog, but any of his films would sell wonderfully.

I would have thought New York, New York would have been included by now, and I recall rumblings of Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore being added.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:57 pm 

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DRW.mov wrote:
Criterion just tweeted this still from what appears to be Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence.

https://twitter.com/criterion/status/941708309144403968



OMG, I hope they release this!
I've been hanging on too much not to buy the European edition.
I think this is my favourite romantic period drama ever!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:12 pm 
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Would make sense to capitalize on the Phantom Thread buzz.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:50 pm 
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It would be great to get consecutive spine-numbers for The Age of Innocence and for Terence Davies' The House of Mirth. (Both are Sony titles, no?)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:20 pm 

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[Reveal] Spoiler:
King of Jazz (John Murray Anderson)
Women in Love (Ken Russell)
Baal (Volker Schlöndorff)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:15 pm 
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Here's that monthly thing that I post:

The Age of Innocence - People have been wanting this / speculating it - but we've never had any sort of confirmation, thus a surprise

The Passion of Joan of Arc - Janus tour / reissue

Baal - Complete surprise, never hinted or rumored or even guessed by anyone here

Women in Love - Nov newsletter clue + this was one of those MisterLime hinted Criterion films

King of Jazz - Recently restored, phantom page for the director in September, otherwise a surprise
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So, 3/5 were surprises this month! Although I expect the number of surprises to drop for the next few months as we'll be getting a ton of new clues (and Domino headaches) in a couple of weeks. Non-Blu upgrades remaining: 264.

I'm hoping King of Jazz means Criterion is interested in more 30s musicals, and we'll get most all of the Astaire, and Busby Berkeley films.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:18 pm 
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FrauBlucher wrote:

Seeing The Tree of Wooden Clogs and Germany Year Zero mentioned in the Forum Awards thread got me wondering if anyone here goes to this, can you please ask about the color timing on the former and why they used the older master for the latter.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:04 pm 

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Have there been any possible hints about Mike Leigh's Career Girls becoming a part of the collection? The barebones Fox DVD in the States has been OOP for a while and often sells for over $70.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:26 pm 
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I really think Career Girls is Mike Leigh at his worst. Schematic and rather contrived, with a shrill performance by the late Katrin Cartlidge. I'd much rather see Secrets and Lies or Bleak Moments. Or - be still my beating-heart - Nuts in May. "Come along Candice Marie . . ."


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:49 pm 

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I have to agree. It seems Leigh's methods towards acting reached too far in that film. Their eccentricity was off putting in a not good way (as opposed to say, Naked and its multifaceted characters).


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:09 am 

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https://i.redd.it/baxge74dly701.png

Is there anything to be made of this? The official FilmStruck account seems to confirm No Country for Old Men is coming to Criterion but that could also just be referring to the Criterion Channel.

Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:11 am 
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KJones77 wrote:
https://i.redd.it/baxge74dly701.png

Is there anything to be made of this? The official FilmStruck account seems to confirm No Country for Old Men is coming to Criterion but that could also just be referring to the Criterion Channel.

Thoughts?


Considering that Disney’s Blu is still in print, and sells for six bucks on Amazon, I’d be surprised if Criterion bothered. Unless the Coens just insisted on it for some reason, I guess.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:07 am 
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I believe that’s actually a Lionsgate Blu, which would seemingly make it even more unlikely.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:09 pm 
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It was a Disney-made Blu, but Lionsgate distributed them after the Miramax sale.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:21 pm 
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Is there a list of shorts that appear on Criterion's discs on this forum or elsewhere?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:08 pm 
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Is there a list of shorts that appear on Criterion's discs on this forum or elsewhere?

It looks like Tribe started a list back in 2005 (scroll down, because for some reason I can't link directly to his post) but gave-up after reaching C. A few posts down Swo has a list of bonus feature films, but its out of date as well.

Criterion keep a list on their site linking to all editions with bonus shorts, but who knows if they've missed anything.

As to No Country for Old Men - I've rather soured on finding scoops on Filmstruck. Unless it opens with a Janus logo, it doesn't mean they have any rights. They have The Apartment up right now with Criterion branding on the image. This isn't Hulu - where everything added to Criterion channel = Criterion owned. Instead they'll just add things as part of a theme for a limited time. So I would not take this as a sign that a No Country for Old Men disc is to be expected anytime soon (given the market conditions, who knows what will happen in 5-10 years, but being on Filmstruck right now - unless it has a Janus logo like Blood Simple - I'm not expecting anything).


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:55 pm 
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Cinephrenic wrote:
Is there a list of shorts that appear on Criterion's discs on this forum or elsewhere?

It looks like Tribe started a list back in 2005 (scroll down, because for some reason I can't link directly to his post) but gave-up after reaching C. A few posts down Swo has a list of bonus feature films, but its out of date as well.

Criterion keep a list on their site linking to all editions with bonus shorts, but who knows if they've missed anything.

As to No Country for Old Men - I've rather soured on finding scoops on Filmstruck. Unless it opens with a Janus logo, it doesn't mean they have any rights. They have The Apartment up right now with Criterion branding on the image. This isn't Hulu - where everything added to Criterion channel = Criterion owned. Instead they'll just add things as part of a theme for a limited time. So I would not take this as a sign that a No Country for Old Men disc is to be expected anytime soon (given the market conditions, who knows what will happen in 5-10 years, but being on Filmstruck right now - unless it has a Janus logo like Blood Simple - I'm not expecting anything).


Yeah but with a high profile, studio-film like No Country for Old Men it wouldn’t necessarily need the Janus logo then right? It’s not as if Janus is distributing a brand new restoration to theatres. It would be similar to them doing a small upgrade to Pan’s Labyrinth and releasing that.

At this point, I don’t think it’d be a big surprise if they did that. I hate to be that guy though, since I usually don’t mind Criterion’s re-releases, but them releasing films by directors that aren’t a huge necessity (No Country or Twin Peaks FWWM) instead of the obvious (a new Big Lebowski transfer or a handful of Lynch films) gets a little annoying.

But I honestly feel like the big draw for Criterion is to simply add big, well-known titles to their prestigious reputation like No Country for Old Men, Pan’s Labyrinth and Dr. Strangelove.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:26 pm 
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I imagine that to the twenty two year old unpaid intern manning the FilmStruck Twitter the only existence of criterion is as a channel on FilmStruck and doesn’t even know that people still use discs much less what the disc collection is.


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