Forthcoming Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol.3

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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#2 Post by John Hodson » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:18 am

Go to Deluxe Digital in London, see this page, and the right hand side 'recent credits' box - note that they've restored The Scarlet Pimpernel, Canterbury Tales and Jungle Book for Criterion.

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#3 Post by Tommaso » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:10 am

"Jungle Book" and "Scarlet Pimpernel" are excellent news, of course. And I suppose CC will release the whole Trilogy, not just "Canterbury Tales". Now if they please could also work on "The Elusive Pimpernel"....

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#4 Post by felipe » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:21 am

Which version of Jungle Book?

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#5 Post by CSM126 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:24 am

felipe wrote:Which version of Jungle Book?

The Sabu version.

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#6 Post by zedz » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:48 pm

John Hodson wrote:Go to Deluxe Digital in London, see this page, and the right hand side 'recent credits' box - note that they've restored The Scarlet Pimpernel, Canterbury Tales and Jungle Book for Criterion.

Nice find. Some of those BFI titles have been out a couple of years now, so the restoration of Canterbury Tales is quite possibly the one already released by BFI on Blu.

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#7 Post by eerik » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:49 pm

From Twitter:

What could this mean? Panic Room to coincide with The Game?

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#8 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:56 pm

Very strange to have a director's three least artistically successful films in the collection and none of his best. Only Fight Club is missing.

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#9 Post by Mr Sausage » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:00 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Very strange to have a director's three least artistically successful films in the collection and none of his best. Only Fight Club is missing.

That won't actually be true until they get their hands on Alien 3.

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#10 Post by dadaistnun » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:10 pm

re: Khondji....maybe City of Lost Children? The R1 disc is nearly ten years old, and it's a Sony property.

Criterion released Evita on laserdisc. Don't know what the rights issues are with it.

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#11 Post by oldsheperd » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:18 pm

Fight Club?!?! A lesser work?!? For shame, Sir. For shame! soap

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#12 Post by SternDiet » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:20 pm

dadaistnun wrote:re: Khondji....maybe City of Lost Children? The R1 disc is nearly ten years old, and it's a Sony property.

Please let it be 'In Dreams'!

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#13 Post by antnield » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:54 pm

Did Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait get a US release? IMDb and Amazon.com don't suggest as much...

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#14 Post by aox » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:57 pm

oldsheperd wrote:Fight Club?!?! A lesser work?!? For shame, Sir. For shame! soap

He wasn't saying it was a lesser work, or a bad film. It was a financial failure and a complete flop along with the Game and Panic Room (and Alien 3).

EDIT: Wait, Wasn't Benjamin Button hugely successful financially? At least as much or more as Zodiac? I have to confess that I am now confused by what the poster meant as well.

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#15 Post by med » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:05 pm

He said "artistically," not "commercially," so his meaning his pretty clear even if you don't side with his taste.

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#16 Post by matrixschmatrix » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:09 pm

SternDiet wrote:
dadaistnun wrote:re: Khondji....maybe City of Lost Children? The R1 disc is nearly ten years old, and it's a Sony property.

Please let it be 'In Dreams'!

Wow, that's the first time I've heard that movie mentioned- it was filmed right near where I live, and my stepmother's art was used in the production design, so it's a family favorite, but I didn't know it had any outside currency.

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#17 Post by med » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:11 pm

I saw In Dreams in theaters; I remember nothing except thinking it was awfully silly.

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#18 Post by SternDiet » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:13 pm

med wrote:I saw In Dreams in theaters; I remember nothing except thinking it was awfully silly.

Well, it's a lot more than silly, so maybe you should see it again :wink:

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#19 Post by oldsheperd » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:24 pm

I hope they release Kuffs!

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#20 Post by BillWatkins » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:42 pm

eerik wrote:
DVD closet video featuring the incredibly talented cinematographer Darius Khondji...

What could this mean? Panic Room to coincide with The Game?

Stealing Beauty? The Ninth Gate? My Blueberry Nights?

He hasn't had that long of a career so there can't be that many choices.

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#21 Post by matrixschmatrix » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:32 pm

Having just looked up Khondji on imdb- has anyone heard anything about the upcoming Lady from Shanghai remake by Wong Kar-wai? That sounds... surprising.

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#22 Post by Murdoch » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:48 pm

It's a remake in the same sense that Soderbergh's Solaris was a remake of Tarkovsky's. It's been in pre-production since 2006 (maybe earlier) and seems to have been put on the shelf for now.

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#23 Post by ianungstad » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:51 pm

I would hope it's City of Lost Children, as that could use a better release. They don't need to release either Fincher title. I'm pretty sure they are both on blu already. The Panic Room dvd was 3 discs and I don't see how they could add anything else to it.

It's probably Stealing Beauty (barebones, Fox, Bertolucci) which would be a disappointment.

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#24 Post by knives » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:45 pm

Could it be an interview about a cinematographer or movie that has influenced him rather than being one of his own films? They've done the sort of thing dozens of times (No PTA in the collection for example).

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#25 Post by Jeff » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:38 pm

Gotta be Stealing Beauty

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