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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:18 pm 

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MisterLime has said that Godard's King Lear is with another label and I'd be very surprised if that was anyone other than Criterion.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:20 pm 
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That seems far too adventurous a title for Criterion, maybe Cohen has acquired it


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:23 pm 
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I think you're forgetting that this is the company that will soon be releasing Jellyfish Eyes.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:24 pm 
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Only years of therapy will enable me to forget that Criterion is releasing Jellyfish Eyes


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:39 pm 

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Touché.

Sadly, he made no comment on Raul Ruiz's Treasure Island.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:53 pm 

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Calvin wrote:
MisterLime has said that Godard's King Lear is with another label and I'd be very surprised if that was anyone other than Criterion.

I haven't seen the film yet, but it seems only logical to follow up their release of Every Man for Himself with a Godard film like this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:51 pm 
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Jellyfish eyes hasn't even been released yet and it's already more loathed than border radio, about time that film was dethroned


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:05 am 
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I think you're forgetting a little wardrobe.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:06 pm 
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Pulp and Phaedra were nixed by Mister Lime as forthcoming from other labels, wonder if Criterion has the Dassin?


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:24 pm 
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Heck, maybe they have both—there's still a Mike Hodges phantom page that I don't believe has been accounted for. Pulp seems more likely than a WB-licensed title like Get Carter (which Warner released less than two years ago) or The Terminal Man, or a comparatively hard sell like A Prayer for the Dying. I'd hoped it was a clue for Croupier, but Hen's Tooth put paid to that.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:52 pm 

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King Lear sounds more like something I would expect from Arrow Video. They DID say they were working on a dystopian film...I kind of hope it's The Apple.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:55 am 
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Would love to see Criterion do a Billy Wilder's Europe boxed set with One Two Three, Irma la Douce, and Avanti! (yeah, I know that Irma was filmed on a Hollywood backlot). As far as I know neither Kino nor Twilight Time have picked up any of those, right? Three of the most fun Wilders sitting unacquired by the usual MGM parasites surely means...something. Poor Domino having to pick up One Two Three just to get Irma though.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:21 am 
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I'll take it off his hands, it's the only one I'd want


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:50 am 

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Jeff wrote:
Would love to see Criterion do a Billy Wilder's Europe boxed set with One Two Three, Irma la Douce, and Avanti! (yeah, I know that Irma was filmed on a Hollywood backlot). As far as I know neither Kino nor Twilight Time have picked up any of those, right? Three of the most fun Wilders sitting unacquired by the usual MGM parasites surely means...something. Poor Domino having to pick up One Two Three just to get Irma though.

Don't quote me on this, but I believe that Irma la Douce, and Avanti! are with TT, while Shout! Factory has One Two Three.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:18 pm 

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MGM are issuing a new restoration and theatrical release of Blue Velvet for it's 30th Anniversary. I wouldn't be surprised if it was followed by a Criterion release. The new theatrical poster already looks criterion-y.

http://thefilmstage.com/trailer/trailer ... ue-velvet/


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:47 pm 

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ianungstad wrote:
MGM are issuing a new restoration and theatrical release of Blue Velvet for it's 30th Anniversary. I wouldn't be surprised if it was followed by a Criterion release. The new theatrical poster already looks criterion-y.

http://thefilmstage.com/trailer/trailer ... ue-velvet/

Amazing how its had two fairly substantial theatrical re-releases so far (the other was for its 20th anniversary).


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:01 pm 
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It doesn't surprise me if Lynch is trying to get his whole canon under one label.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:06 pm 

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Park Circus is issuing the 30th anniv. re-release, not MGM. and they confirmed that this is actually not a new restoration, but the current /old one.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:28 pm 
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The Film Forum is showing Blue Velvet and they're advertising as a new restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:46 pm 

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Again, PC confirmed it's the existing print.

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UPDATE: I previously mentioned a newly restored version would be screened, but Park Circus Films confirmed to me it’s an existing digital print from their archives. Still awesome!

Visit http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/lynch/blu ... z42GfoevcV

http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/lynch/blu ... storation/


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:12 pm 
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FrauBlucher wrote:

They also advertised Contempt as a new restoration when it wasn't.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:26 pm 
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Perhaps they mean most recent, instead of brand spanking new. Either way, they shouldn't advertise as such.

Anyway, I still think Criterion has a chance to release Blue Velvet. Park Circus has theatrically distributed a bunch of titles that Criterion have released according to their web-site.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:04 pm 
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Some Cohen Media teaser trailer indicates they've restored /plan to release King of Hearts.

Did MGM's rights lapse (this seems to be happening often lately) and Cohen picked them up? Or did they start licensing from MGM? This was another one of those rumored "confirmed" titles that Criterion had licensed from MGM (from that list CriterionCast posted that seemingly was confirmed by others). Guess Criterion waited too long on that one. Too bad, as it could've been another former laserdisc upgrade.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:03 pm 
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Fox and MGM have extended their deal to 2020


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and MGM
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:35 pm 
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Per the FilmStruck news for today, it seems that Criterion/Janus now own Tom Jones outright. I guess MGM is just letting everything they can lapse. Still no news about the other potential titles (unless anyone's heard if they ended up elsewhere):

THE BEST MAN
COLD TURKEY
THE DEFIANT ONES
JACK THE GIANT KILLER

The Music Lovers
Women in Love
Park Row
Hi Mom!


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