Criterion U.K.

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dwk
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Re: Criterion U.K.

#551 Post by dwk » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:11 pm

organica wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:40 pm
It also looks like the price on the US store is about £25 less than via Amazon UK - even including the import fees deposits. Am kind of wondering if there's a catch here, since the seller on the UK site is none other than... Amazon US...
That factoring the shipping costs? It is a really heavy set and I think Amazon charges more to ship it than usual.

Important to note, if you are going to order if from Amazon.com. do it right now, before the Barnes and Noble sale ends and Amazon raises the price back to whatever it usually is.

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#552 Post by organica » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:13 pm

dwk wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:11 pm
Important to note, if you are going to order if from Amazon.com. do it right now, before the Barnes and Noble sale ends and Amazon raises the price back to whatever it usually is.
It's done.

Didn't specifically say in was a Black Weekend deal, but at $150 plus shipping and import duties I figured there was no point hanging around.

All in, it's working out at £4.24 a film, which is ludicrous value.

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#553 Post by rockysds » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:27 am

March:

Anatomy of a Murder
Antonio Gaudi
The French Lieutenant's Woman

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#554 Post by TMDaines » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:08 pm

The one I'd want, I have already imported. Cold month.

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#555 Post by Marwood » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:07 am

April UK:

146 The Cranes Are Flying
880 They Live By Night
1022 Prince of Tides
:P

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#556 Post by TMDaines » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:14 am

2/3 ain't bad.

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#557 Post by dwk » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:53 am


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Re: Criterion U.K.

#558 Post by Dr Amicus » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:09 am

Update from Blu-ray.com (originating on Melon Farmers apparently) - the film itself would be an 18 if resubmitted today because of the updated GGFC Guidelines
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in respect of scenes of sexual violence.

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#559 Post by dwk » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:12 am

Confirmation that Janus/Criterion has the UK rights to In the Mood for Love.(They also have the Australian and New Zealand rights.)

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#560 Post by rapta » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:54 pm

dwk wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:12 am
Confirmation that Janus/Criterion has the UK rights to In the Mood for Love.(They also have the Australian and New Zealand rights.)
Thank God, this must mean we finally get it on Blu-ray. Even better if they have the rights to all the Wong films so we get the upcoming box set! I already have the AE discs for Fallen Angels and Chungking Express - in fact they were two of the first discs I bought on the format - and got Ashes of Time not long after as well. The others I just have on DVD so it's going to be great to upgrade them all, if that's what Criterion are planning.

What's interesting is that I assume this means Tartan lost the rights to In the Mood for Love, then surely they lost the rights to 2046 too. Since it seems Criterion might not be including that film in their box set, I wonder if another label such as Arrow, Eureka or BFI could pick that one up? Would be a shame to get nearly everything in HD but miss out one of his last major efforts. It is curious why Criterion seem to be omitting that one.

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#561 Post by dwk » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:00 pm

May releases:
Lola Montes
Apu Trilogy
Destry Rides Again

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#562 Post by Finch » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:50 pm

Wasn't/isn't Apu with Artificial Eye though?

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#563 Post by Calvin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:00 am

Finch wrote:Wasn't/isn't Apu with Artificial Eye though?
It was, but their DVD release has been OOP for years

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#564 Post by TMDaines » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:35 am

Apu is the time of title I'd never import, but may well pick up over here. Already got Montes.

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#565 Post by rapta » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:00 pm

Up for all three of these titles but particularly keen to get The Apu Trilogy. That said the last couple of triple box sets dropped to just over £40 after a couple of months so I might wait 'til mid/late Summer and see if that happens with this one too.

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#566 Post by Finch » Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:30 pm

Calvin wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:00 am
Finch wrote:Wasn't/isn't Apu with Artificial Eye though?
It was, but their DVD release has been OOP for years
Okay, if AE haven't bothered to bring it back in print, then it looks like they let the rights expire. I'd like to think Criterion gave Sony a bollocking and got them to check the rights situation before announcing Apu.

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