oldsheperd wrote:Ahhh. Would be nice to see Tokyo Olympiad come out as a stand alone release..
As the person who bought your copy of Tokyo Olympiad, I've no complaints in this situation!
Well, I wasn't expecting this (we thought the phantom pages were just going to be a Filmstruck theme). I wonder then if they might do something similar with all of the short films they've been amassing as well.
They've certainly been bringing back the OOP titles this year! Tokyo Olympiad - which the IOC owns the rights to alongside Toho. Also - Riefenstahl's Olympia was a Laserdisc title (were there any special features on there?). Perhaps they just wanted to get those films back, but had to take on the entire project!
I suppose on disc supplements might still be to come, but even without them - the supplement really is that lengthy book - and I wonder how long Cowie had to spend on this project. I'm sure the book will fill in nicely as the supplement host - as there's probably not too much one can say about alot of these films outside of what will be covered in the book.
Still though, getting Olympia + Tokyo Olympiad and all of these other films to go along with it - for what will assuredly be $180 at BN (I paid Oldsheperd $50 just for Tokyo Olympiad - which is now going for about $100) is a great bargain.
From the enlarged image - Tokyo 1964 is on two discs. I can't find any information on Sensation of the Century though, so perhaps thats only whats on part two.
I wonder what the Criterion branding will be - if it will have a sticker like Zatoichi, or if the not-pictured side of the box will have the traditional spine# / info.