900 100 Years of Olympic Films

Discuss DVDs and Blu-rays released by Criterion and the films on them. If it's got a spine number, it's in here. Threads may contain spoilers.
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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#76 Post by HitchcockLang » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:29 pm

cpetrizzi wrote:
Minkin wrote: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.
Where will we put the outer sticker?! Ahhhh!
Wait... Do people save the stickers?

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#77 Post by CSM126 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:43 pm

HitchcockLang wrote:
cpetrizzi wrote:
Minkin wrote: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.
Where will we put the outer sticker?! Ahhhh!
Wait... Do people save the stickers?
I save the director-approved stickers, anyway.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#78 Post by Malickite » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:12 pm

Someone from Criterion Now got a confirmation email about the spine number and branding. They will be present on the side not shown in the press release.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#79 Post by djproject » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:36 pm

Also it will be the long version of Tokyo Olympiad.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#80 Post by cpetrizzi » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:20 am

HitchcockLang wrote:
cpetrizzi wrote:
Minkin wrote: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.
Where will we put the outer sticker?! Ahhhh!
Wait... Do people save the stickers?
Wait... people DON'T save stickers?

This is how I saved the Zatoichi outer stickers:
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Here's what I do with the rest of my collection:
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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#81 Post by kcota17 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:38 am

Okay I was with you with the Criterion stickers...

But idk anyone who would possibly ever want to keep those pesky DVD security stickers..

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#82 Post by mteller » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:35 am

Good lord. That's taking "collecting" and going straight past to "fetishism" to "fucking bananas".

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#83 Post by cpetrizzi » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:57 am

mteller wrote:Good lord. That's taking "collecting" and going straight past to "fetishism" to "fucking bananas".
You should see what I do with the cellophane packaging.....

Ha, all joking aside. Sometimes the security sticker is the last resort for me to determine authenticity of a disc. I've seen unopened copies of Hardboiled where the security sticker is the only detail bootleggers can't get right (without opening the case of course). Most of the time there are many other clues, but that sticker is a significant tell-tale sign of the real deal.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#84 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:42 pm

I should back up cpetrizzi and admit that I saved the security stickers inside the disc box in the same way! :oops: (But it was only with the Criterions! And I don't think there have been such named security stickers on DVDs or Blu-rays for a few years now anyway)

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#85 Post by swo17 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:51 pm

colinr0380 wrote:And I don't think there have been such named security stickers on DVDs or Blu-rays for a few years now anyway)
To maintain consistency, I've been manufacturing my own ever since.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#86 Post by Class316 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:11 am

I can't believe Olympia I and II is finally coming out on blu ray. That set is sadly too rich for my blood :(

I wonder what version will it be. Like is it an HD version of their laserdisc release? Is it a new version? I would hope it's not a censored release in any shape or form.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#87 Post by Ribs » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:44 pm

Runtimes have been added to the release's page on the Criterion website.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#88 Post by dwk » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:49 am


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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#89 Post by tenia » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:58 am

Check discs are available more than 2 months before the release date ?! :shock:

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#90 Post by Morbii » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:20 am

I would think they’d have to if they expect over 50 films to get reviewed.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#91 Post by Ribs » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:20 am

It's actually pretty thoughtful of Criterion, IMO - even with all this lead time I highly doubt that any outlets will be able to actually review all the content in time anyway.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#92 Post by Morbii » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:25 am

And still no sign of the wacky C in the beav’s photos (unless I’m blind).

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#93 Post by swo17 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:26 am

He hasn't presented any new photos.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#94 Post by Minkin » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:42 am

Ribs wrote:Runtimes have been added to the release's page on the Criterion website.
I know that IMDB is probably not the most accurate, but its odd that there's a few really different runtimes between IMDB and Criterion's listings, here's a few I found:

The White Stadium: 87mins (IMDB), 124mins (Criterion)

The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928: 110mins (IMDB), 192mins (Criterion)

The Olympics in Mexico: 120mins (IMDB), 160mins (Criterion)

Sapporo Winter Olympics: 105mins (IMDB), 167mins (Criterion)

16 Days of Glory (1986): 145mins (IMDB), 284mins (Criterion)

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#95 Post by tenia » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:04 am

Ribs wrote:It's actually pretty thoughtful of Criterion, IMO - even with all this lead time I highly doubt that any outlets will be able to actually review all the content in time anyway.
Morbii wrote:I would think they’d have to if they expect over 50 films to get reviewed.
I doubt they're being thoughtful nor it is a wish to give reviewers a break.

If check discs are available, it means all the authorings and encodes are already performed, so the release is basically good to go on this stage at least. Except if the packaging production has a 2 month lead time, they could basically release this in 3 weeks but nope, it's an early december one. Hence my surprise because it's a much bigger advance than usual (check discs are usually available 2 to 4 weeks before release date).

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#96 Post by Ribs » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:19 am

It would not surprise me if the packaging of this release necessitates a substantially longer distribution/physical production process than a regular release.

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#97 Post by Morbii » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:11 pm

Maybe they want to skip over the initial flash sale & B&N sale!


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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#99 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:22 am

Have the audio specs for each film been released yet?

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Re: 900 100 Years of Olympic Films

#100 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:46 pm

David Ehrlich posted this on Twitter.

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