Criterion and MGM

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#676 Post by zedz » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:42 pm

Lowry_Sam wrote:
John Doe wrote:
Lowry_Sam wrote:Actually it's for The Devils, which wasn't quite ready in time for spine #666, but will be released next year in a loaded 2-disc edition.
Where did you hear that?
...just call it the power of positive thinking. Actually someone here did mention something about The Devils appearing in 2014, I was just extrapolating.
If this actually happens, we'll know you're a witch.

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#677 Post by Gregory » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:47 pm

Lowry_Sam wrote:
John Doe wrote:
Lowry_Sam wrote:...The Devils, which wasn't quite ready in time for spine #666, but will be released next year in a loaded 2-disc edition.
Where did you hear that?
Just call it the power of positive thinking. Actually someone here did mention something about The Devils appearing in 2014, I was just extrapolating.
The other mention was also wishful thinking, I believe. Which is fine, but when that kind of thing is expressed as something that's going to happen, it ends up confusing people or getting their hopes up without anything to back it up, especially with something like The Devils.

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#678 Post by Lowry_Sam » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:17 pm

Gregory wrote:The other mention was also wishful thinking, I believe. Which is fine, but when that kind of thing is expressed as something that's going to happen, it ends up confusing people or getting their hopes up without anything to back it up, especially with something like The Devils.
One of the perils of not using emoticons on Criterionforum.org. :)

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#679 Post by duck duck » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:52 am

Ok, I'm officially sick of hearing rumors about "The Devils". Can I watch it on YouTube or somewhere just to know what the big deal is?

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#680 Post by knives » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:53 am

Yes, on a very nice BFI release which won't be able to be bettered format not withstanding.

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#681 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:11 am

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I put this in the other MGM thread, but am wondering if this means the rumors of Criterion doing GBU are true. Obviously not Rocky.

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#682 Post by ianungstad » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:10 pm

I doubt the rumors are true. Remember; 2014 is the 90th anniversary of MGM. If we've learned anything in recent years is that studios love to repackage evergreen catalog titles for major anniversaries. Certainly Criterion and MGM partnering on It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World sets some kind of precedent but if any other one off deals were to emerge; I think it would be more likely we would see the Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers Panther box get slapped with a wacky C than either Rocky or The Good The Bad and The Ugly. (It is my opinion that those odd phantom pages that popped up over a 48 hour period was just some employee having a laugh/fucking with the forum)

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#683 Post by dx23 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:32 pm

Anyone know what happened to the rumored Ghost World Criterion release? There were some strong rumors in 2010 and then nothing.

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#684 Post by captveg » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:47 pm

OK, so chalk up two more into the announced column. Hopefully Red River is next in the coming months...

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#685 Post by Jeff » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:22 pm

bainbridgezu wrote:Perhaps Criterion argeed to take It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World in order to...
I'm certain that they took it happily because they know they'll sell a ton of them. Just because it isn't very good doesn't mean that it doesn't have a large, enthusiastic audience.

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#686 Post by Moe Dickstein » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:24 pm

And again, I hear it's a personal favorite of Peter Becker, Criterion's president

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#687 Post by criterion10 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:35 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:I put this in the other MGM thread, but am wondering if this means the rumors of Criterion doing GBU are true. Obviously not Rocky.
Obviously this is just speculation, but what are the chances that Criterion will not only be focusing on GBU, but rather the whole Man With No Name Trilogy for that matter?

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#688 Post by chatterjees » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:01 pm

criterion10 wrote:
flyonthewall2983 wrote:I put this in the other MGM thread, but am wondering if this means the rumors of Criterion doing GBU are true. Obviously not Rocky.
Obviously this is just speculation, but what are the chances that Criterion will not only be focusing on GBU, but rather the whole Man With No Name Trilogy for that matter?
How about The Sergio Leone Anthology (A Fistful Of Dollars / For A Few Dollars More / The Good, The Bad And The Ugly / Duck, You Sucker)? Duck, You Sucker is still due for its 1st BD release.

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Re: Forthcoming Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol.

#689 Post by ianungstad » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:31 pm

It looks like Criterion has licensed another batch of MGM titles. Director Mike Figgis confirms that Criterion is releasing a special edition of Leaving Las Vegas in 2014 on twitter.

Here's what he posted on his twitter account:

Q: I noticed in Leaving Las Vegas credits there was a 'making of' documentary team. Is this doc anywhere to view / buy?

A: There is a docu - LLV is coming up for 20th birthday next year - talking to Criterion about special edition_docu
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Re: Forthcoming Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol.

#690 Post by ianungstad » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:38 pm

It's worth noting that MGM did release this on blu themselves much like It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. (Leaving Las Vegas blu is currently OOP though.)

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Re: Forthcoming Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol.

#691 Post by CSM126 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:31 pm

I will do a dance if they do Leaving Las Vegas. Great film, deserving of a nice special edition.

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Re: Forthcoming Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol.

#692 Post by knives » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:50 pm

Which also means a Rugrats alum enters the collection.

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Re: Forthcoming Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol.

#693 Post by bamwc2 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:14 pm

knives wrote:Which also means a Rugrats alum enters the collection.
Julian Sands or Richard Lewis?

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#694 Post by knives » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:44 am

I was thinking John O'Brien actually.

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#695 Post by bamwc2 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:35 pm

Oh. It seems that I mistook them for the voices of Phil and Lil. :D I actually had no idea that O'Brien wrote an episode of that show.

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#696 Post by knives » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:24 pm

Yeah, he write the episode where the kids spend a week in the stereotypical Jewish grandparents house.

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#697 Post by John Doe » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:57 pm

Fox/MGM are releasing remastered Robocop in January. Just a heads up :d

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Re: Criterion and MGM

#698 Post by oh yeah » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:08 pm

I really hope Cutter's Way ends up in Criterion's hands: the old transfer is piss-poor, and as under-seen as the film is it's really gotten an increase in appreciation in the last couple years (particularly in the UK). One can dream...

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Re: Forthcoming Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol.

#699 Post by John Doe » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:23 pm

Some of the following titles are coming from CC, according to MisterLime.

THE MIRACLE WORKER
JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG
HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
THE BEST MAN
BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ
COLD TURKEY
DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES
D.O.A. (1950)
THE DEFIANT ONES
I WANT TO LIVE!
JACK THE GIANT KILLER
THE KNACK...AND HOW TO GET IT
THE MAGIC SWORD
MOBY DICK
THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S
THE OFFENCE
ONE TWO THREE
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF/GUNFIGHTER
TOM JONES
TOPKAPI
THE WORLD OF HENRY ORIENT
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Re: Forthcoming Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol.

#700 Post by swo17 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:31 pm

I hate to say it, but other than the great Lester film, I think the most likely ones for Criterion to have gone for are the Kramers. Maybe also Tom Jones.

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