Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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Close The Door, Raymond
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2376 Post by Close The Door, Raymond » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:12 am

Boosmahn wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:32 pm
I'm almost positive Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a Classics title.
You are partially correct. It was ORION Classics, which is now part of MGM.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2377 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:49 am

It's actually with Sony Pictures Classics now. Sony Pictures Classics was started by the same people who ran Orion Classics and I assume Almodóvar chose to let them have the film after MGM's rights expired. In fact SPC currently has all of his films.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2378 Post by Mr. Deltoid » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:40 am

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Secrets & Lies (Leigh)
Winchester '73
I Know Where I'm Going (Upgrade)
The Small Back Room (Upgrade)

I hope for all . . . expect none.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2379 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:46 am

Criterion's Twitter now possibly hinting at Lolita and Z.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2380 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:41 am

Remember when the Z upgrade was just around the corner like a decade ago

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2381 Post by beamish14 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:56 am

TheKieslowskiHaze wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:46 am
Criterion's Twitter now possibly hinting at Lolita and Z.

excellent, I'd love to see some Adrian Lyne in the collection.


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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2383 Post by soundchaser » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:48 pm

If Unobstructed View becomes the replacement for phantom pages, that would be a-ok.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2384 Post by senseabove » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:04 pm

Have we had a megabox set and a regular box set announced in the same month, or does that but the kibosh on the WKW box this month?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2385 Post by Ovader » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:05 pm

THE ASCENT by Larisa Shepitko. 2 Disc DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES. New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack so perhaps they meant a BD/DVD edition?

EDIT: They corrected it and stated Blu-ray. EDIT AGAIN: Announcements deleted.
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2386 Post by goblinfootballs » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:14 pm

senseabove wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Have we had a megabox set and a regular box set announced in the same month, or does that but the kibosh on the WKW box this month?
I assumed not having a separate announcement earlier in the week did that.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2387 Post by Bressonaire » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:15 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if all the box sets were meant to be 2020 releases, but the pandemic threw off their timing, what with clearing out their offices and setting up people to work from home.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2388 Post by senseabove » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:17 pm

I thought we had had a megabox announcement and regular announcements via separate emails on the same day, but I'm probably misremembering that.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2389 Post by agnamaracs » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:25 pm

So it's those two, Rolling Thunder Revue, and Bing Liu's Minding the Gap.

Is The Ascent the first Eclipse upgrade (not counting I Was Born, But... and the Bergman and Varda boxes)?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2390 Post by Jgh8xxx » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:30 pm

agnamaracs wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:25 pm
So it's those two, Rolling Thunder Revue, and Bing Liu's Minding the Gap.

Is The Ascent the first Eclipse upgrade (not counting I Was Born, But... and the Bergman and Varda boxes)?
That is correct! I recently went through every individual title in the entire Eclipse line to see where/what Blurays were available elsewhere, and THE ASCENT is the very FIRST standalone Criterion upgrade of an Eclipse title.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2391 Post by TheKieslowskiHaze » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:31 pm

TheKieslowskiHaze wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:46 am
Criterion's Twitter now possibly hinting at Lolita and Z.
I'm bad at this.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2392 Post by criterionsnob » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:43 pm

Is Minding the Gap the first Hulu film to get a Criterion release? I'm not sure if Hulu have anything else that would be considered Criterion worthy, or do they?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2393 Post by Ribs » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:44 pm

It is not licensed by Hulu, but through Kartemquin. Does not reflect anything about what might be licensed from Hulu.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2394 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:54 pm

criterionsnob wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:43 pm
Is Minding the Gap the first Hulu film to get a Criterion release? I'm not sure if Hulu have anything else that would be considered Criterion worthy, or do they?
Portrait was a Hulu acquisition

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2395 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:02 pm

I've figured the Wong Kar-wai set will come out in February to coincide with the flash sale.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2396 Post by Bressonaire » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:18 pm

Have we had two documentaries in a month before? In a way, these announcements feel like it's an outlier month.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2397 Post by Malickite » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:23 pm

Bressonaire wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:18 pm
Have we had two documentaries in a month before? In a way, these announcements feel like it's an outlier month.
Not only are there two documentaries, but they are the only new titles. The other four are upgrades. Interesting month. But by no means disappointing, IMO.

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