Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1276 Post by redbill » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:19 am

Do the Right Thing?

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1277 Post by Tom Hagen » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:21 am

Jesus Christ, I hope you guys are joking. Night of the Freaking Hunter!

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1278 Post by swo17 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:22 am

Bunnicula!

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1279 Post by Grand Wazoo » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:23 am

Holy crap, Night of the Hunter on Blu!

::faints::

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1280 Post by mckeldinb » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:23 am

God! I hope it isn't Fatal Attraction.

I'd love to see a Criterion Night of the Hunter.

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1281 Post by mteller » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:32 am

It's about time they got some animation in the collection. I am looking forward to Watership Down on Blu-Ray.

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1282 Post by Murdoch » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:32 am

"This concept of 'wuv' confuses and infuriates me!"

Night of the Hunter, huzzah!

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1283 Post by frankblack » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:55 am

Could it also be a hint of Rules of the Game coming to blu? (crossing fingers)

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1284 Post by Zot! » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:13 pm

I get the tattoo, but how does the rabbit part of the clue fit?

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1285 Post by felipe » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:16 pm

Zot! wrote:I get the tattoo, but how does the rabbit part of the clue fit?
Because rabbits are hunted? I don't know.

And why is it "wuv"?

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1286 Post by Magic Hate Ball » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:17 pm

Presumably because rabbits are cute.

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1287 Post by Brian C » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:20 pm

Robert Mitchum's nickname as a child was "Robbie the Rabbit". I thought this was common knowledge?

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1288 Post by Peacock » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:25 pm

Aren't there cute little rabbits on the riverbank during the boat down the river scene near the end?

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1289 Post by HypnoHelioStaticStasis » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:34 pm

Also, maybe it's slated for an Easter release? That'd be a nice touch.

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1290 Post by onedimension » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:39 pm

I was thinking December would be fitting.

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1291 Post by oldsheperd » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:47 pm

Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd Harcore films.

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1292 Post by Feego » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:50 pm

Donnie Darko!!! Oh, okay, no.
Peacock wrote:Aren't there cute little rabbits on the riverbank during the boat down the river scene near the end?
There is a rabbit that
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is attacked offscreen by an owl, causing Lillian Gish to say, "It's a hard world for little things."
Aside from that, I don't get the rabbit clue either. I don't think they would actually be hinting at an Easter release this soon. But who cares, I'm just glad this is finally coming out! \:D/

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1293 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:11 pm

Peacock wrote:Aren't there cute little rabbits on the riverbank during the boat down the river scene near the end?
Bingo! One of the most beautiful and amazing scenes in all of cinema history!
Tom Hagen wrote:Also: bring on the Mitchum supplements we didn't get on Eddie Coyle!
What!? That long Rolling Stones article is one of the best pieces I've read about about Mitchum!

Also, to anyone who hasn't read it, Simon Callow brisk read from the BFI about The Night of the Hunter is one of the best in the whole BFI Film Classics series.

The Night of the Hunter aside, anyone notice the Johnnie To top 10? I'll make it no secret that he's among my favorite working directors and I hope it's a slight indication of a Criterion release of one of his films! I already seven of his films on Blu-Ray, but I wouldn't mind double dipping if the extras are nice.

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1294 Post by Napier » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:20 pm

I can finally delete that DVR I've been watching for the last five years. (Where's that clapping emoticon?(:

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1295 Post by HistoryProf » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:26 pm

Grand Wazoo wrote:Holy crap, Night of the Hunter on Blu!

::faints::
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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1296 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:30 pm

There is also an exciting "look for more of his films from Criterion in the future" sentence in the write up for Troell's Everlasting Moments.

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1297 Post by HelenLawson » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:39 pm

colinr0380 wrote:There is also an exciting "look for more of his films from Criterion in the future" sentence in the write up for Troell's Everlasting Moments.
Oh please let that mean The Emigrants and The New Land. [-o<

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1298 Post by HistoryProf » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:54 pm

HelenLawson wrote:
colinr0380 wrote:There is also an exciting "look for more of his films from Criterion in the future" sentence in the write up for Troell's Everlasting Moments.
Oh please let that mean The Emigrants and The New Land. [-o<
That was my thought too....it would be wonderful to FINALLY get these in all their original OAR glory - and not have them look like you are watching through a dirty clouded window like the old VHS I had.

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1299 Post by Matt » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:56 pm

Those two Troell titles might be the partial fruition (finally) of the mysterious Warner Bros./Criterion deal mentioned almost a year-and-a-half ago.

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Re: Criterion Newsletter (Part 2)

#1300 Post by Fiery Angel » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:00 pm

Matt wrote:Those two Troell titles might be the partial fruition (finally) of the mysterious Warner Bros./Criterion deal mentioned almost a year-and-a-half ago.
Christ, I hope so. Warners has been promising them for years, but now, at best, they'd toss them into the Archive.

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