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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#951 Post by Michael Kerpan » Tue May 27, 2014 3:33 pm

captveg wrote:Because Lionsgate is their US distributor.
... and Lionsgate sucks.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#952 Post by captveg » Tue May 27, 2014 8:32 pm

Exactly

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#953 Post by ianungstad » Tue May 27, 2014 10:44 pm

Hopscotch isn't a StudioCanal title. Criterion licensed it from Westchester Films. It will almost certainly be reissued in a new edition. There is no reason to think they lost the rights. The title of this thread is a little misleading.

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#954 Post by cdnchris » Tue May 27, 2014 10:55 pm

It's possible something changed over the years but the licencing information on the DVD does actually list StudioCanal. No mention of Castle Hill/Westchester that I can see.

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#955 Post by ianungstad » Wed May 28, 2014 9:34 am

Hmm. Well the film is on the Westchester films website. So maybe something has changed.

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#956 Post by ShellOilJunior » Fri May 30, 2014 7:25 am

When's the last time SC released a blu-ray?

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#957 Post by nicklott » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:48 am

I was just wondering about what was going on with new blurays coming from StudioCanal/Lionsgate and I see it's still just the same handful of titles. It seems like there's been a good amount of releases in the UK but even the official web sites has a promo for new titles for 2012 and their Facebook page hasn't been updated in over a year I think.

I can't imagine that Studiocanal is altogether satisfied with their releases in the US. I'd have to think that someone there would prefer their titles get on the shelves somehow (particularly from Criterion) than not at all.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#958 Post by atcolomb » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:30 pm

Liongate and MGM ....both lions should be shot and skinned for the way they have treated the home video market!

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#959 Post by Ashirg » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:21 pm

MGM got much better. They now license titles to Criterion, Twilight Time, Kino Lorber, Shout Factory, most on blu. In UK, they license to Eureka and Arrow. They were also one of the first studios to have HD channel dedicated to their films

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#960 Post by atcolomb » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:27 pm

That is true that they do now license some of their movies to other companies and it is nice to see some of Woody Allen and even some Truffaut films on the HD channel so it is in the right direction.

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#961 Post by AfterTheRain » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:03 am

Ashirg wrote:MGM got much better. They now license titles to Criterion, Twilight Time, Kino Lorber, Shout Factory, most on blu. In UK, they license to Eureka and Arrow. They were also one of the first studios to have HD channel dedicated to their films
True, but they still are in the doghouse for how they've treated John Wayne's The Alamo - which is in dire need of a restoration before it deteriorates completely, by the way. If they can step up and do that - or at least give it someone who will - then they can truly redeem themselves.

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#962 Post by tenia » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:39 am

For Alamo, they're afraid to look like beggars, but needless to say nobody cares about how they look anymore. As you say, if they just step up and go beyond their own ego, they'll find out people would be much more positive about them as the guys who "finally admitted their difficult financial state and let [xxx] carry on what they couldn't finance for the sake of culture".

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#963 Post by Cinephrenic » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:09 am

At least we are getting their catalog titles out through various companies. Kino is hot right now.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#964 Post by ianungstad » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:15 pm

Pandora's Box.

I think both Pandora's Box and Golden Age of Television are just dropping the digipack for plastic cases on additional printings much like other titles that went "out of print" recently like Spirit of the Beehive and Night of the Hunter. Will probably be an ongoing trend.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#965 Post by swo17 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:16 pm

Pandora's Box was rumored a while ago (along with Joan of Arc) as being forthcoming on Blu-ray.


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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#967 Post by swo17 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:44 am

If that were the case there would be no reason to put the DVD set OOP.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#968 Post by Minkin » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:13 am

Perhaps they're going to shove everything in one of those 3 disc plastic cases.

This is licensed from Paramount, so there is no reason why it should be OOP-other than something minor- like between pressings/getting an upgrade etc. Still, I suppose someone can email Mulvaney and ask.

Also: Since this thread has become the catch-all for Criterion OOP news, can we drop the "StudiCanal" bit from the title?

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#969 Post by Self » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:49 am

October was when they upgraded an old DVD box to blu (Cassavettes). Possibly a sign of that?

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#970 Post by cdnchris » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:43 pm

Unsurprisingly StudioCanal is listed as one of the rights holders in the sell sheets for the Tati set. But does anybody know the deal for The Vanishing? The sell sheets indicate that StudioCanal is possibly the licensor for that film.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#971 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:35 am

I really hope they've licensed it from SC. It'd be a sign of good things.
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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#972 Post by giovannii84 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:22 am

Does anyone know when SC's agreement with Lionsgate ends?

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#973 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:06 am

giovannii84 wrote:Does anyone know when SC's agreement with Lionsgate ends?
Easy answer: Not soon enough. ;~{

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#974 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:28 am

Their original pact dates back to 2006 and it was renewed in 2012, so I'd assume 2018.

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Re: Out Of Print: StudioCanal Snatches It All Away

#975 Post by eerik » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:58 pm

HTF has press sheets up for the new annoucements.

Tati set and The Vanishing have Studiocanal logos. What's up with that? I understand SC's involvement in Tati collection but do they own The Vanishing? If so then how was Criterion able to license it?

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