Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Lowry_Sam
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3501 Post by Lowry_Sam » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:49 pm

Perhaps MOMA delayed the retrospective until all the restorations are available, but it seems that it is well under way in the rest of the world. A friend came back from Rio de Janeiro & it is already playing there too.

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#3502 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:40 pm

Arrow will be releasing Sixteen Candles in the US, so it appears Criterion relinquished their rights

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#3503 Post by dwk » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:50 pm

Indiewire has an interview with Thelma Schoonmaker and she mentions working on a restoration of It’s Not Just You, Murray!. No company is mentioned, but I assume it'll be included in a set with Italianamerican and other Scorsese shorts.

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#3504 Post by Close The Door, Raymond » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:36 am

Studio Canal has announced its blu-ray/dvd releases of The White Sheik and Nights of Cabiria as exclusive UK releases in April. It is part of their Vintage World Cinema Collection label. Criterion must have the US rights.

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#3505 Post by xizor42 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:39 am

I just saw Jim Jarmusch in Ann Arbor tonight. He said that Ghost Dog as well as Coffee and Cigarettes are headed to Criterion.

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#3506 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:06 am

xizor42 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:39 am
I just saw Jim Jarmusch in Ann Arbor tonight. He said that Ghost Dog as well as Coffee and Cigarettes are headed to Criterion.
Ha, I was going to report the same thing (great performance and Q & A, wasn't it?). I'll only add that Jarmusch stated he loves Criterion and that when one of his film's rights reverts back to him, he offers it up to the label. He and his collaborator Carter Logan were performing as Sqürl, providing an exquisite score to four of Man Ray's experimental shorts. He acknowledged an audience member's question regarding a speculative Criterion edition of the Man Ray films by saying he would love for that to happen and for his band to be able to provide the soundtrack.

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#3507 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:16 am

xizor42 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:39 am
I just saw Jim Jarmusch in Ann Arbor tonight. He said that Ghost Dog as well as Coffee and Cigarettes are headed to Criterion.
That's great news. Hopefully they prioritize Ghost Dog as I don't think that's ever gotten a US or UK blu-ray release.

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#3508 Post by domino harvey » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:54 pm

Nope, only a French Blu-Ray without subs for the French parts

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#3509 Post by swo17 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:55 pm

And the Olive Blu-ray of C&C is OOP, so this story checks out

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#3510 Post by xizor42 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:59 pm

It was definitely a great performance. I was actually the person who asked the question. He signed my Down by Law after the show.

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#3511 Post by Luke M » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:15 pm

Jim Jarmusch is a great follow on Instagram. He likes just about everything Criterion posts.

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#3512 Post by Harmonov » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:23 pm

Jarmusch spent the weekend here in Bloomington, IN, and was simply fantastic. His band Squrl played live accompaniment to some Man Ray short films. He did a 2-hour interview/Q&A and then did Q&A's after screenings of Dead Man and Limits of Control. It was an amazing time.

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#3513 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:29 pm

Jonathan Keogh teased a Godard box but then walked it back saying he has a blood oath to Criterion to protect and would never spill on a secret project

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#3514 Post by Lowry_Sam » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:17 pm

Well Godard is up there with Fellini as far as releasing a comprehensive box if only they could get the rights to do so.

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#3515 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:17 pm

A lot of the U.S. rights seem tied up in other labels, but if they were open to just releasing a "whatever's left" box (which, including shorts et al. is a ton), acquiring as much as possible without a concrete defining connective tissue between the films, I'll declare Release of My Lifetime right here and now (until that Deville one comes).

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#3516 Post by Minkin » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:43 pm

Coming through the last arroyo we find our Speculation Rodeo! (May 2020 edition)

Husbands - Not speculated, a surprise!

Dance Girl Dance - Not speculated, a surprise!

Scorsese Shorts
Italianamerican - Janus logo found + confirmed via Scorsese
American Boy - Janus logo found on TCM
I believe a Scorsese Shorts box was confirmed in the early to mid 2000s?

The Great Escape - Nov 2019 newsletter clue + former Laserdisc title

Wildlife - Not speculated, though Mfunk jumped the gun in calling it after Dano's Criterion closet appearance

Rohmer Box - The restorations had been making Janus rounds, so this was expected eventually
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3517 Post by Lowry_Sam » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:10 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:17 pm
A lot of the U.S. rights seem tied up in other labels, but if they were open to just releasing a "whatever's left" box (which, including shorts et al. is a ton), acquiring as much as possible without a concrete defining connective tissue between the films, I'll declare Release of My Lifetime right here and now (until that Deville one comes).
One would have thought that there would've been a New Year's clue if they were releasing a Godard box this year. I just looked at The Cinematheque's website since I will be traveling to Paris later this year & stumbled upon the Jean-Luc Godard Retrospective @ La Cinematheque francaise which looks very comprehensive. Is there some special Godard anniversary this year? If Criterion could release even half of it, it would impressive.

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#3518 Post by dwk » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:20 pm

60th anniversary of Breathless

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#3519 Post by Lowry_Sam » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:15 pm

I think 65 years of film making or his 90th birthday might be bigger selling points for a whole box, and he may still be working @100 as far as we know.

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#3520 Post by Super_Jesus » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:18 am

Was at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle tonight where John Sayles read from his new novel, “Yellow Earth.” He took a few questions, nothing too revelatory. But later when signing a copy of his novel, I asked him if there was any news about more of his films being released on disc anytime soon (his catalogue is woefully underrepresented imo; personally hoping for “City of Hope”) he said they’ve been in talks with Criterion about “Lonestar.” Of course I’ll take anything of his that gets released.

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#3521 Post by Calvin » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:08 am

mfunk9786 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Jonathan Keogh teased a Godard box but then walked it back saying he has a blood oath to Criterion to protect and would never spill on a secret project
Seems like it was possibly for this trailer for a Criterion Channel retrospective

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#3522 Post by BigMack3000 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:22 pm

Is "Goodbye to Language" streaming in 3D? What is the 2D version like?

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#3523 Post by Calvin » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:46 pm

Hidden in the comments of this Instagram post, Spike Lee seems to confirm that 4 Little Girls will be the next of his films to come from Criterion.

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#3524 Post by SpiderBaby » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:53 pm

Watching the trailer, I'm curious why it looks as though Criterion doesn't have Les Carabiniers?

I always assumed they had it along with Le petit soldat from Rialto Pictures.

It's a favorite of mine, so been hoping to see them release it.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3525 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:35 pm

Calvin wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:46 pm
Hidden in the comments of this Instagram post, Spike Lee seems to confirm that 4 Little Girls will be the next of his films to come from Criterion.
He also seems to confirm in this video from August that Criterion was going to be releasing 'She's Gotta Have It' (skip to 2:45)

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