Forthcoming Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol. 4

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Re: Forthcoming Lists Discussion and Random Speculation Vol.

#1576 Post by Calvin » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:39 pm

The most anticipated upgrade hint?

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#1577 Post by movielocke » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:26 pm

I suppose Spartacus or Do the Right Thing are also candidates for much requested upgrades--and Spartacus was on the list they posted in the summer of 2011

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#1578 Post by Calvin » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:33 pm

I see it being between Brazil, Spartacus and Le Samourai.

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#1579 Post by movielocke » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:01 pm

or, come to think of it, L'Avventura.

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#1580 Post by Graham » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:03 pm

My money's on Le Samourai, or at least my heart is.

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#1581 Post by Peacock » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:04 pm

A lovely port of the French Blu.

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#1582 Post by jwd5275 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:47 pm

Isn't the holy grail of blu upgrades Andrei Rublev....

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#1583 Post by movielocke » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:50 pm

jwd5275 wrote:Isn't the holy grail of blu upgrades Andrei Rublev....
The amount of work going into prepping that release would result in a lot of fanfare and a theatrical tour for a year before any blu, I would think. So once they announce a 4k Rublev theatrical premiere add a year to that to find the bluray date.

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#1584 Post by bamwc2 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:51 pm

My late predictions hold that this year Criterion will buck their historic minimal December output by releasing:

On the Waterfront
Y tu Mama Tambien
The Following
Things to Come
Brazil blu
Grey Gardens blu

No Eclipse

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#1585 Post by eerik » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:00 pm

jwd5275 wrote:Isn't the holy grail of blu upgrades Andrei Rublev....
Or that Wes Anderson film, for the Facebook crowd.

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#1586 Post by jindianajonz » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:02 pm

The Brazil Criterion page says it has "A new, high definition transfer", does this necessarily mean that a bluray is iminent, or do they say high definition transfers for DVDs as well?

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#1587 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:03 pm

Almost all the pages for Criterion's back catalogue already say that.

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#1588 Post by med » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:08 pm

"High definition" has been appearing on the back of Criterion DVDs as far back as 2005, if not farther.

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#1589 Post by bamwc2 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:17 pm

med wrote:"High definition" has been appearing on the back of Criterion DVDs as far back as 2005, if not farther.
Hmm. It was a 1999 release though, and if I remember correctly, a non-anamorphic one...

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#1590 Post by onedimension » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:18 pm

How about City Lights? Could be a big holiday seller..

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#1591 Post by Matt » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:20 pm

bamwc2 wrote:
med wrote:"High definition" has been appearing on the back of Criterion DVDs as far back as 2005, if not farther.
Hmm. It was a 1999 release though, and if I remember correctly, a non-anamorphic one...
The original release was non-anamorphic. They updated the transfer and re-released the box and issued a new single-disc edition in 2006.

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#1592 Post by bamwc2 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:25 pm

Matt wrote:
bamwc2 wrote:
med wrote:"High definition" has been appearing on the back of Criterion DVDs as far back as 2005, if not farther.
Hmm. It was a 1999 release though, and if I remember correctly, a non-anamorphic one...
The original release was non-anamorphic. They updated the transfer and re-released the box and issued a new single-disc edition in 2006.
That's right. I forgot. It's one of my least favorite films in the collection (just not a Gilliam fan, I'm afraid), so I completely blanked on that after not picking it up.

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#1593 Post by Matt » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:36 pm

Twitter sez "We’ll be announcing our new release for December shortly. Sit tight!" Release? Singular? Betta be a typo.

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#1594 Post by Flike » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:40 pm

I can't imagine a one-release month unless they have a big surprise box set in the works.

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#1595 Post by dwk » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:41 pm

Could be like last December, multiple Blu-ray upgrades and one new title.

Scratch that, no reason to worry, Critetion just tweeted "We’ll be announcing our new releases for December shortly. Sit tight!"
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#1596 Post by Jeff » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:42 pm

Matt wrote:Twitter sez "We’ll be announcing our new release for December shortly. Sit tight!" Release? Singular? Betta be a typo.
Wouldn't be surprised if it was Brazil only. If they did new high-def transfers of both versions and the doc, that's like doing three normal films.

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#1597 Post by The Narrator Returns » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:42 pm

It's a typo.
We’ll be announcing our new releases for December shortly. Sit tight!

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#1598 Post by Matt » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:46 pm

Stop dicking around on Twitter and post 'em already. I want to go home, eat a cookie, and have a nap.

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#1599 Post by Jeff » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:51 pm

Matt wrote:Stop dicking around on Twitter and post 'em already. I want to go home, eat a cookie, and have a nap.
And here I thought I was the only one who was finding things to do to keep busy at work so that I could see the announcements before I left.

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#1600 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:54 pm

It's December, the most disappointing announcement month of the year. Go home, Steve!

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