The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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I thought many here blamed the dual format fiasco, at least in part. I have no special knowledge, so my statement could be wrong.tenia wrote:Aren't the book reduction the answer to increased production costs for booklets and increased transportation costs ?
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It probably just means they're out of the dual format edition, and will be rereleasing it in separate blu and dvd editions.Yaanu wrote:I just looked at Criterion.com, and L'eclisse is labelled as "Buy on Amazon.com". Dunno if that means anything, but it doesn't help that the third-party sellers boosted the price up to $400.
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That's my favorite film and I'm heartened that enough people would purchase it such that it would go OOP, but I suppose it's equally likely that their initial run was low or that people just like staring at Alain Delon or Monica Vitti seeking spiritual succor (they sold out of L'Avventura posters in their shop as well).
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There are some dual-formats being released in slightly thicker plastic cases. I was at B&N earlier today and noticed that Judex and two other titles I can't remember are still dual-format, but no longer digipakked.
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It's worth noting that the Dual Format version can no longer be ordered at criterion.com, which suggests all stock has been sent to retailers.
Same goes for All That Heaven Allows, which suggests a split re-issue coming soon.
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I just read that Vinegar Syndrome is now only putting out Blu-rays, discontinuing DVD production. Could there ever be a chance that Criterion would make this move as well at some point?
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Personally I still think it's a shame Criterion didn't stick with Dual Format for longer than it did.VS Newsletter wrote:As we close out our 6th year, we've seen a lot of changes in what you like, dislike, buy and don't buy. As such, to adapt to those changes, we're trying something new in 2019: ALL BLU-RAY (combo packs). Yes, starting in January, every single title we release will be issued on Blu, in combo pack form with a matching DVD. So, in case there's any lingering confusion, we will no longer be doing any DVD-only releases of anything...