Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3926 Post by black&huge » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:23 am

yeah I remember as far back as 2008 they had plans to release it. I wonder why that is taking so long.

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#3927 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:15 pm

I found this in Variety. I'm not sure what this means in terms of Criterion. The timing seems confusing
DEVELOPMENT
Potboiler Productions’ producer Rachel Dargavel, Rathaus Films producer Madeleine Askwith and director Shabier Kirchner have partnered with BBC Film on the development of a feature film adaptation of Jamaican poet and writer Kei Miller’s novel “Augustown.” Novel

Author and playwright Courttia Newland is adapting the screenplay. Her previous credits include two of the “Small Axe” films, as well as several novels and theatrical productions. Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) has boarded as executive producer, representing his company Lammas Park. He is joined by Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood from Potboiler and Eva Yates from BBC Film.

Named one of Variety’s cinematographers to watch, Kirchner will make his feature directing debut with “Augustown,” having previously impressed with his short film “Dadli,” a Third Horizon premiere coming to the Criterion Collection in November.

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#3928 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:33 pm

They meant that it's going to the Criterion Channel, not the collection.

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#3929 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:37 pm

That makes some sense but the article suggests it's in development yet it will premiere in Nov 2020

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#3930 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:53 pm

The article is stating that the short film 'Dadli' will be premiering on the Channel in November, not the feature length debut that is still in development.

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#3931 Post by captveg » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:14 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:41 pm
It just dawned on me we didn't get a Minkin roundup for Oct announcements :( I hope everything is OK
Same. I miss the rodeo roundup, and hope Minkin is doing alright.

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#3932 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:27 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:53 pm
The article is stating that the short film 'Dadli' will be premiering on the Channel in November, not the feature length debut that is still in development.
That's probably it. Poorly written

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#3933 Post by Minkin » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:43 pm

Sorry folks for the hold-up, the Speculation Rodeo just happens to be coming from a different location this time (Wisconsin, for a few months). So the move just put a slight delay on things, but never fear, the Speculation Rodeo is back!

Minding the Gap - not speculated, a surprise!

Rolling Thunder Revue - Confirmed via Netflix deal

The Ascent - Eclipse upgrade, not speculated

Three by Bunuel - had some KL insider give some strong hints about the these titles in the set. Phantom of Liberty was on the Criterion Channel with a Janus logo.
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213 potential blu-ray upgrades remain (-3)

46 OOP titles remain OOP (-3)

First standalone Eclipse upgrade (previous Eclipse upgrades were via Bergman + Varda boxes + the Ozu upgrade)
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Now for this month's all-around Cowpoke, we had a close battle with two contestants getting a single guess correct. Apologies to CSM126 , but this month's winner is

black&huge

As always, you can pick up your golden lariat at the concession stand.

Again, apologies for the delay (and thank you to the people who reached out), but even if it runs behind by a few days or weeks, there'll still always be a Speculation Rodeo. Until next time, I only have eyes for you.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3934 Post by Finch » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:16 pm

Good to have you back, minkin.

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#3935 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:27 pm

Minkin
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Welcome back.

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#3936 Post by captveg » Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:33 pm

Thirded. Glad to see the roundup!

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#3937 Post by black&huge » Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:42 pm

holy crap. To see my username in black and huge letters.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3938 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:24 am

Rita, Sue and Bob Too is the latest film to open up with the Criterion Collection and Janus logos, alongside Chocolat and Xiao Wu (though it's been known that both are with Criterion).

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#3939 Post by Esterhazy » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:45 am

Regarding the anticipated release of Xiao Wu, do you think there is a chance that Xiao Wu will be released as part of a (trilogy-)set including Platform and Unknown pleasures? However, I believe no director has ever entered the collection with a set as his first release.

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#3940 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:08 am

Didn't Eisenstein receive a boxset as an entry into the collection?

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#3941 Post by jindianajonz » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:19 am

Esterhazy wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:45 am
Regarding the anticipated release of Xiao Wu, do you think there is a chance that Xiao Wu will be released as part of a (trilogy-)set including Platform and Unknown pleasures? However, I believe no director has ever entered the collection with a set as his first release.
Inagaki, Eisenstein, Sjoman, Cassavettes, Wajda, Rohmer, and Demy at the very least

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#3942 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:21 am

You can add Karel Zeman as well

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#3943 Post by swo17 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:18 pm

Pedro Costa

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#3944 Post by jwd5275 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:12 pm

Oddly The Night of Counting the Years and The Eloquent Peasant are the first WCP films I've seen shown in the US not to have Janus or Criterion logos. Is it possible there is a rights issue or that Criterion simply passed on the films?

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#3945 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:52 pm

I also forgot to mention that the W.C Fields shorts that appear on the Channel have a Cohen Media logo at the start. Could KL insider have been wrong about Criterion having the rights to most of his films?

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#3946 Post by dwk » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:48 pm

I think the Kino insider was talking about the features not the shorts.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3947 Post by Ribs » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:45 pm

Seeing as Kino distributes for Cohen now, I expect they are aware of the Cohen catalog.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3948 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:17 pm

I guess there is a chance we can get an early announcement this week for the World of WKW box. It would be a nice if it was in time for February flash sale

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#3949 Post by smccolgan » Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:40 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:17 pm
I guess there is a chance we can get an early announcement this week for the World of WKW box. It would be a nice if it was in time for February flash sale
any basis for that?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3950 Post by black&huge » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:18 am

I actually was thinking this recently that the WKW box would be a february release. Loose theory being the theme of love throughout his films coupled with valentines day. Makes sense to me but overall just a guess.

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