Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2751 Post by Harmonov » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:19 am

FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Criterion just tweeted a pic of Sofia Coppola in their closet today. I hope the reason she's there was for Lost in Translation
Fear not - I recently purchased the Zavvi steelbook of Lost in Translation, which most certainly means that Criterion will be releasing it. Another bullet for the team, folks.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2752 Post by Luke M » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:06 am

I kinda hope it's for Marie Antoinette instead.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2753 Post by okcmaxk » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:52 pm

Luke M wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:06 am
I kinda hope it's for Marie Antoinette instead.
Sony released it as part of the Choice Collection, so I doubt it’s going to any US distributor since they’ve relegated it to their own boutique line.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2754 Post by ianungstad » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:10 pm

Chocolat and Beau Travail are screening courtesy of Janus at the American Cinematheque next month. Not sure if we already knew that they were Janus titles?

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#2755 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:26 am

ianungstad wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Chocolat and Beau Travail are screening courtesy of Janus at the American Cinematheque next month. Not sure if we already knew that they were Janus titles?
Secrets and Lies as well!

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#2756 Post by dda1996a » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:02 am

ianungstad wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Chocolat and Beau Travail are screening courtesy of Janus at the American Cinematheque next month. Not sure if we already knew that they were Janus titles?
I'd prefer I Can't Sleep, Friday Night or Trouble Every Day to Chocolate, but bring on Beau Travail!

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2757 Post by Omensetter » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:37 am

This is far too exciting news to not have a link, y'all!

http://www.americancinemathequecalendar ... nts?page=4

I guess this is part of the reason why people transplant to places like L.A., Seattle, et al., huh?

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#2758 Post by Graphist » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:48 pm

Absolutely excited for Beau Travail!

Do you, guys, think there could be a Denis boxset in the making, similar to 4 by Agnes Varda (which they should hurry and upgrade to Blu already)?

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#2759 Post by Lowry_Sam » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:57 pm

It would be more exciting if these involved 4K restorations. I’ve been hoping to replace my Beau Travail and Secrets & Lies dvd’s With Criterion editions for a while now, however I’d be a little less enthusiastic if it were just “new HD transfers” of the same old prints.

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#2760 Post by criterionoop » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:26 pm

I’m sure these will be 2k/4K transfers when they are released on home video. But like the New Beverly, the American Cinematheque likes to show prints (whenever possible and depending on the quality of the prints). When I saw COME AND SEE, which was listed as a Janus Films title, they showed an older Kino Lorber film print.

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#2761 Post by ianthemovie » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:54 pm

The current R1 DVD of Beau Travail (Strand?) is so atrocious I can't even bear to watch it, so a Criterion edition would be welcome.

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#2762 Post by Roscoe » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:52 am

The schedule for the 2019 San Francisco Silent Film Festival features Keaton's THE CAMERAMAN, a "4k digital restoration undertaken by The Criterion Collection, Warner Bros. and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna."

Will Keaton finally be joining the Criterion Collection?

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#2763 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:07 am

Roscoe wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:52 am
The schedule for the 2019 San Francisco Silent Film Festival features Keaton's THE CAMERAMAN, a "4k digital restoration undertaken by The Criterion Collection, Warner Bros. and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna."

Will Keaton finally be joining the Criterion Collection?
Fantastic news! One of my favorite Keaton films and the perfect way to finally include him in the collection.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2764 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:50 pm

The Wedding March has also been restored, wasn't that a title confirmed to be released by Criterion years ago?

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#2765 Post by Randall Maysin » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:21 am

To echo domino Harvey's comments about To Sleep with Anger a bit: Jonathan Demme's Citizens Band, aka Handle with Care, while not as great as To Sleep with Anger, is absolutely one of the very best American films of the 1970s, for me (and John Simon!) easily in the top 10, and has actually been even more underrecognized and underseen all its sad little life than TSWA, and so if Criterion were to release it, it would absolutely be one of the best things they've ever done. Go for it Criterion!!!

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2766 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:33 am

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:07 am
Roscoe wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:52 am
The schedule for the 2019 San Francisco Silent Film Festival features Keaton's THE CAMERAMAN, a "4k digital restoration undertaken by The Criterion Collection, Warner Bros. and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna."

Will Keaton finally be joining the Criterion Collection?
Fantastic news! One of my favorite Keaton films and the perfect way to finally include him in the collection.
The director, Edward Sedgwick had a phantom page, so we assumed eventually this would come. Being this will be the only Keaton (unless CC gets Spite Marriage) in the Collection this should be loaded to the gills with extras.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2767 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:25 am

There's a placeholder page for La Main du Diable. Has this always been here?

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#2768 Post by Randall Maysin » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:33 pm

Me, talking? Hello? Citizens Band? Hello, is anyone there? Could anyone be a dear and say whether the film has been restored? I couldn't find any info about any such thing on Google.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2769 Post by soundchaser » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:58 pm

Titles are up:
Swing Time
L'humanite
La vie de Jesus
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
War and Peace

EDIT: And The Faith Trilogy upgrade, which wasn't there when I originally checked.
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#2770 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:00 pm

RIP an Astaire/Rogers box

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2771 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:30 pm

Lowry_Sam wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:57 pm
It would be more exciting if these involved 4K restorations. I’ve been hoping to replace my ... Secrets & Lies dvd’s With Criterion editions for a while now, however I’d be a little less enthusiastic if it were just “new HD transfers” of the same old prints.
There's already an HD master for Secrets and Lies that was issued on a budget-priced Blu-Ray in the UK. (It's one of the reasons why I got a region-free BD player - I sold the U.S. DVD for more than $50, so "upgrading" to the UK BD alone essentially paid for the region-free modification.) It's a good master, but it wasn't made from a 4K transfer.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2772 Post by Close The Door, Raymond » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:54 pm

It looks like the 146-minute documentary "Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie" is not included in the Faith Trilogy upgrade. Unless the listing is incorrect. It was included in the original DVD box set and as a bonus feature on the "Winter Light" blu-ray disc in the "Bergman's Cinema" box set.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2773 Post by CSM126 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:55 pm

It’s listed under the special features.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2774 Post by movielocke » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:56 pm

Minkin wrote: 246 Blu upgrades remain.
I think they were at around spine 450 when they started making Blu-ray, so with June’s 5 spines upgraded, that puts their total upgrades at around 200 spines overall.

Give it another year and criterion will be halfway done ;)

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2775 Post by Luke M » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:04 pm

We're not counting all the Bergman films as being upgraded?

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