Criterion on Social Media

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#3101 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:53 pm

I won't get my hopes up, but I'll say that I would be very happy if this indicates a Criterion of Married to the Mob. The Kino release is out-of-print...

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#3102 Post by Luke M » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:42 am

Modine is certainly one of the more charming guests they've had.

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#3103 Post by Ribs » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:05 pm

Janus tweeted a still from Inland Empire on Wednesday...

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#3104 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:07 pm

Surely their first UHD

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#3105 Post by cdnchris » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:11 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:07 pm
Surely their first UHD
At first I was like "wait, wasn't it shot in standard-def digital." And then I realized "oh, domino is just being a smart ass."

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#3106 Post by Big Ben » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:14 pm

domino's obvious joke about what I'm about to bring up aside I cannot fathom what could possibly be done to make it look better unless I'm severely misinformed about what Inland Empire was shot with (DV?). All I remember is what was very clearly meant to be an intentional muddiness.

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#3107 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:18 pm

cdnchris wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:11 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:07 pm
Surely their first UHD
At first I was like "wait, wasn't it shot in standard-def digital." And then I realized "oh, domino is just being a smart ass."
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This was actually put out on Blu-ray in the UK. I can't speak to what they managed to do with the source since I haven't watched my copy yet-- maybe one day!

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#3108 Post by Ribs » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:41 pm

There is definitely work that can be done to clean up shot on video and give a better presentation, as well as just the basic impetus to put out a good release that will be in print forever as Janus will be able to... Bamboozled looks really good and was worth releasing for its improved presentation regardless of if it is actually native HD.

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#3109 Post by swo17 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:45 pm

Hoop Dreams too

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#3110 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:56 am

As long as they add "More Things That Happened" to any Inland Empire release I will be more than happy. I think I like that even more than the main feature because being a collection of random scenes it dispenses with any sense of linear narrative entirely and just becomes a place to linger in.

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#3111 Post by swo17 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:38 am

The original Absurda DVD has several great extras like that, yet to be replicated elsewhere

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#3112 Post by Brent Reid » Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:00 am

Three questions regarding "Three Reasons", Criterion's 2011-2015 YouTube series:

Firstly, why did it end? It was a novel idea and a nice alternative to the faux modern trailers created by many other labels for classic releases.

Secondly, what happened to number 54? Does anyone know what it was and why it was pulled?

Lastly, for a label usually so assiduous about correct presentation, especially regarding aspect ratios, why was the wrong-headed decision made to crop every film to 1.78:1 irrespective of OAR?

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#3113 Post by Malickite » Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:18 am

Secondly, what happened to number 54? Does anyone know what it was and why it was pulled?
The Music Room, copyright claim. Here's a mirror: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWM3h3sHzh8

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