The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Apparently the source for that image is an off-air 1976 recording of Nosferatu on the Chicago PBS affiliate; the entire broadcast is available on Youtube, complete with a short intermission for a news update and a spot for a documentary about George III, featuring Prince Charles (!). Not that I think Janus is going to do anything with Nosferatu again, though it would be nice given the issues with the last Kino release.
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This is pure speculation (it is probably just a nice tweet about the early days of Janus more than anything!) but in Michael Almereyda's Nadja there is a scene of a group of vampires having a screening of Nosferatu.
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Maybe a reference to the good old days when the Janus library was in heavy rotation on local PBS stations? Wherever we moved when I was a kid, the local PBS channel had some kind of Classic Movie Showcase, stuff like IVAN THE TERRIBLE, SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT, M....
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Could it be perhaps they're waiting for newer masters of some of these films? An Almodovar retrospective is kicking into gear in Paris right around now in tandem with the theatrical release of Pain and Glory. Contrary to popular belief, even relatively high-profile films made since the nineties often require restorations, especially if they're begging for the Criterion treatment.Timec wrote: ↑Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:54 pmYeah—considering the sheer volume of films they apparently have in the pipeline from Harold Lloyd, Almodovar, Wenders, Kiarostami, Ray, Wong, etc., it does seem like they’re releasing them at a trickle.
I know it's unreasonable to expect multiple Bergman-style sets, but hopefully they'll at least take a cue from some of the UK labels and increase the number of (smaller-scale) boxsets they're releasing. Otherwise we’ll be waiting a loooong time to get all those films.
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Janus to tour new restorations of The Koker Trilogy, Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, and all of Kiarostami's short films this summer. Is it news that Janus now has The Wind Will Carry Us?
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As I speculated elsewhere, if rumors of an eventual complete Kiarostami set are true, it makes sense that they'd work out a deal with Cohen. I didn't think they'd straight-up buy their licensing rights from them, though!Clarence wrote: ↑Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:18 pmJanus to tour new restorations of The Koker Trilogy, Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, and all of Kiarostami's short films this summer. Is it news that Janus now has The Wind Will Carry Us?
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It's still credited as Cohen here: https://bampfa.org/event/wind-will-carry-usClarence wrote: ↑Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:18 pmJanus to tour new restorations of The Koker Trilogy, Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, and all of Kiarostami's short films this summer. Is it news that Janus now has The Wind Will Carry Us?
Which is part of a series where nearly everything else is Janus, so I imagine they're just touting retrospectives the vast majority of which will be theirs.