Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3376 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:35 pm

My Personal Journey DVD is Miramax-branded, but I suppose that may not mean anything. Or it could mean everything, now that I think of it. Who the hell even owns the Miramax catalog these days? Do they own all of it, or was it parted out?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3377 Post by okcmaxk » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:09 pm

Reverend Drewcifer wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:35 pm
My Personal Journey DVD is Miramax-branded, but I suppose that may not mean anything. Or it could mean everything, now that I think of it. Who the hell even owns the Miramax catalog these days? Do they own all of it, or was it parted out?
I’m pretty sure Lionsgate owns the entire Miramax catalog, assuming it’s all the films Miramax produced and not distributed only.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3378 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:52 pm

Lionsgate doesn't own any of the Miramax catalog, they just have a deal for the home video rights. The actual owner is a beIN Media Group, a spinoff of Al Jazeera that's recently been trying to sell off a minority stake in their Miramax holdings but hasn't closed a deal yet (Lionsgate passed and Viacom is supposedly the front-runner now). The Miramax website lists A Personal Journey as part of the library, but not My Voyage to Italy; I believe this is because Miramax was a co-producer on the former, but My Voyage to Italy was an Italian production that Miramax only picked up after completion, so those rights could've expired by now.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3379 Post by jedgeco » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:20 am

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3380 Post by schellenbergk » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:22 am

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Older forum members and collectors will remember that in the early wave of DVDs from Criterion, they had an insert that announced a collection of Scorsese shorts along with Peppermint Frappe and Cocktail Molotov.
Heck, I'm still waiting for the Eisenstein Silents box they announced back in the day....

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3381 Post by DeprongMori » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:28 am

Your link seems to be to the profile page for “The Fanciful Norwegian” rather than a discussion of the Miramax sale. Could you repoint it? Thanks.

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#3382 Post by jedgeco » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:17 pm

DeprongMori wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:28 am
Your link seems to be to the profile page for “The Fanciful Norwegian” rather than a discussion of the Miramax sale. Could you repoint it? Thanks.
Whoops - It was TFN's post, but here's the corrected link: http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/vie ... ax#p519332

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#3383 Post by dwk » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:50 am

BigMack3000 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:34 pm
The bottom one kind of looks like "El". Sticking with Bunuel for no particular reason, maybe "El Bruto"? The title character works in a slaughterhouse.
It ain't El Bruto as (ugh) VCI is releasing it in January.


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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3385 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:48 pm

Glad I held off buying the Lionsgate release 2 years ago.

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#3386 Post by dwk » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:21 pm

Jonathan Keogh's Criterion 1000 supercut: Vimeo or YouTube

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#3387 Post by Altair » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:07 am

Well that is actually really wonderful, and I loved particularly the way Keogh integrates the Godzilla films into the supercut. Bravo!

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#3388 Post by Buttery Jeb » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:20 am

Not sure if this has been mentioned, but before tonight’s screening of Town Bloody Hall at Doc NYC, it was announced that the film is being restored for a Criterion release in 2020.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3389 Post by Finch » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:05 pm

Getting Roma is huge. The Other Side of The Wind and Marriage Story next, please. I have only one of the three Zelman Second Runs so far so the Criterion set couldn't have been more timely. My husband is big into architecture so the Antonio Gaudi upgrade is most welcome, too. Great month.

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#3390 Post by Minkin » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:10 pm

Everybody saddle up, fix their spurs and get ready for the Speculation Rodeo! (Feb 2020 edition)

Roma - Confirmed via an Instagram post

Teorema - Criterion Channel + bounced around as a possibility for many years (was on Cinephrenic's incarnation of the forthcoming list)

Paris is Burning - Janus tour

Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman - Munchausen was on Criterion Channel, but the other two were not speculated!

Antonio Gaudí - March of random upgrades
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234 potential upgrades remain

The Zeman set (w/ pop-up packaging) indicates that its limited edition. This appears to be the first time Criterion has gone this route with their products (but do correct me if I'm wrong).

I don't believe any of these announcements solve the Beyonce clue, thus it will remain on the forthcoming list.

Glad to have Teorema finally announced, its been speculated for nearly a decade!
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For today's All-Around Cowpoke, it appears that the winner is....

Nobody!

Too many people had only one film guess correct: Paris is Burning.

Sorry to all participants, but when Criterion goes left-field, the guessing has to step-up to win.

Well nobody won the Cowpoke, but everybody can still DANCE! See yeah at next month's Rodeo!

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3391 Post by jwd5275 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:00 pm

Minkin wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:10 pm
The Zeman set (w/ pop-up packaging) indicates that its limited edition. This appears to be the first time Criterion has gone this route with their products (but do correct me if I'm wrong).
I read this to mean the special pop-up packaging is limited edition and after the initial run the packaging will be reprinted in a simplified version, not that the box set will go out of print entirely.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3392 Post by kcota17 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:15 pm

And the Prince of Tides clue remains also right?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3393 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:21 pm

KJones77 wrote:
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Bamboozled will be released in February, per Spike Lee.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3R4cTTHklC/
Hhmm, wonder what happened

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3394 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:27 pm

Remember some Mexican newspaper said Japón was coming out early in 2018 and then it took a whole year to actually materialize

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3395 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:48 pm

Lonergan was in the closet - I wonder if we'll be getting the director's cut of Margaret on Blu-ray at long last?

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#3396 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:23 pm

Fingers crossed, that dvd within the current blu has been a tease for too long

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3397 Post by movielocke » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:44 am

So the flash sale will be the day the zeman comes out, eh?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3398 Post by Morbii » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:49 am

I guess Spike Lee ended up being wrong about Bamboozled.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3399 Post by Shrew » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:39 am

jwd5275 wrote:
Minkin wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:10 pm
The Zeman set (w/ pop-up packaging) indicates that its limited edition. This appears to be the first time Criterion has gone this route with their products (but do correct me if I'm wrong).
I read this to mean the special pop-up packaging is limited edition and after the initial run the packaging will be reprinted in a simplified version, not that the box set will go out of print entirely.
Isn't the fancy box/book for the del Toro Trilogia limited edition? That would be the closest analogue. And as far as I know, that set hasn't gone OOP yet, so there probably won't be a huge shortage of the Zeman.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3400 Post by domino harvey » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:24 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Lonergan was in the closet - I wonder if we'll be getting the director's cut of Margaret on Blu-ray at long last?
You Can Count On Me would be my bet— it’s Paramount/Warners and in need of a nice boutique release before it falls off the Earth. Guess we’ll know when either Laura Linney or Anna Paquin pops up in the closet first

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