Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#76 Post by Blutarsky » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:25 am

I feel like the film that stands out to me for this moment is Riefenstahl’s Olympia. I can see Criterion rereleasing Tokyo Olympiad and pushing for Spine 1000 to be Riefenstahl. Would definitely introduce her to more people outside Triumph Des Willens and has an abundance of supplements they could include that weren’t in the 100 Years Box Set

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#77 Post by Mr. Deltoid » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:56 am

Your all wrong!
Spine #1000 will be a lovingly curated box-set of Brownlow and Gill's Hollywood: The Pioneers, with all clearance rights sorted!

And then I wake up . . . :D

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#78 Post by dustybooks » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:28 am

Mr. Deltoid wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:56 am
Your all wrong!
Spine #1000 will be a lovingly curated box-set of Brownlow and Gill's Hollywood: The Pioneers, with all clearance rights sorted!

And then I wake up . . . :D
Correction: we're all wrong except me!

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#79 Post by movielocke » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:21 pm

Im surprised with all the baseless auteurist numerology canon fetishism no one has guessed Spine 1000= Vertigo :-p

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#80 Post by kcota17 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:24 pm

movielocke wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Im surprised with all the baseless auteurist numerology canon fetishism no one has guessed Spine 1000= Vertigo :-p
Spine 1000: The Godfather collection

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#81 Post by swo17 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:41 pm

How about something actually exciting like a Czech New Wave set

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#82 Post by Yaanu » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:58 pm

An honest guess: With the news of a tour in the "Janus Films" thread, I can earnestly see Paris Is Burning being #1000.

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#83 Post by movielocke » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:38 pm

kcota17 wrote:
movielocke wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Im surprised with all the baseless auteurist numerology canon fetishism no one has guessed Spine 1000= Vertigo :-p
Spine 1000: The Godfather collection
Hah!

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#84 Post by artfilmfan » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:10 pm

999: King Kong
1000: Floating Clouds
1001: Citizen Kane

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#85 Post by furbicide » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:47 pm

How about a "Chantal Akerman in the '80s" Eclipse set? I'd die of shock if it happened, but, you know, also of happiness.

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#86 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:04 am

movielocke wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Im surprised with all the baseless auteurist numerology canon fetishism no one has guessed Spine 1000= Vertigo :-p
Criterion has shown to be mindful of spine numbers before (#666 and #900) so I would be shocked if they didn't schedule something special to be #1000, even if it is just Grand Budapest.

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#87 Post by Morbii » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:03 am

furbicide wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:47 pm
How about a "Chantal Akerman in the '80s" Eclipse set? I'd die of shock if it happened, but, you know, also of happiness.
We have a lot of eclipse sets to go before 1,000!

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#88 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:48 pm

Maybe we'll never get a 1000th spine

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#89 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:57 pm

.... because Criterion announces they will no longer have spine numbers after 999.

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#90 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:02 pm

If this pace of 4 new spines per month continues we will get 1000 by November

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#91 Post by movielocke » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:46 pm

I find it extremely satisfying that Criterion DID NOT make 1984 spine number 984. see, they're clearly not spine numerology fetishists. :-p

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#92 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:52 pm

*cough* 666 *cough*
*cough* 888 *cough*

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#93 Post by swo17 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:18 pm

What's the significance of 888 for Stalker?

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#94 Post by movielocke » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:09 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:30 pm
I can’t believe some of you still think UHD is ever happening for Criterion
What if Studio Canal said to criterion: "Lionsgate has bluray and dvd rights to Grand Illusion, Ran, Third Man and Contempt, so they're not available, but Lionsgate passed on the option we offered them for 4K disc rights, would criterion be interested in acquiring 4k disc rights--and only 4k disc rights--to those titles?"

I think that sort of scenario might push Criterion to do 4k releases, and only for such titles as high profile as those, but I wouldn't expect it to indicate any broader company wide trend in upgrading catalog titles.

but would they price them at $49.95 or $59.95 or even higher? ;)

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#95 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:15 pm

I think that’s even less likely

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#96 Post by Ribs » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:47 pm

If Roma is happening I can envisage it as a 4k release. Don’t really imagine anything else on the immediate agenda that would warrant it.

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#97 Post by HitchcockLang » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:32 pm

movielocke wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:46 pm
I find it extremely satisfying that Criterion DID NOT make 1984 spine number 984. see, they're clearly not spine numerology fetishists. :-p
Well I hope you enjoyed it while it lasted. It looks like they reassigned the month's spine numbers and now 1984 is spine 984.

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#98 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:45 pm

HitchcockLang wrote:
movielocke wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:46 pm
I find it extremely satisfying that Criterion DID NOT make 1984 spine number 984. see, they're clearly not spine numerology fetishists. :-p
Well I hope you enjoyed it while it lasted. It looks like they reassigned the month's spine numbers and now 1984 is spine 984.
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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#99 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:48 pm

SeE, ThEy'Re cLeARly nOt sPiNe NuMeRolOgY FeTisHiSTs

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#100 Post by movielocke » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:44 pm

HitchcockLang wrote:
movielocke wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:46 pm
I find it extremely satisfying that Criterion DID NOT make 1984 spine number 984. see, they're clearly not spine numerology fetishists. :-p
Well I hope you enjoyed it while it lasted. It looks like they reassigned the month's spine numbers and now 1984 is spine 984.
Hah! Fitting right in with their 666 light hearted sense of humor about spine numbers!

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