Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2201 Post by dwk » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:14 am

In Robert Harris' review of Scream Factory's Curse of the Cat People Blu-ray, he said
Best to keep an eye out for these films, as they should finally be showing up on Blu-ray, as WB has licensed some to Criterion and Shout.

Cat People - 1942

I Walked with a Zombie - 1943

The Leopard Man - 1943

The Seventh Victim - 1943

The Ghost Ship - 1943

The Curse of the Cat People - 1944

The Body Snatcher - 1945

Isle of the Dead - 1945

Bedlam - 1946

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2202 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:40 am

Those are just all the titles in WB's Val Lewton box, and technically his statement is already true, so there could be no additional films coming from either label...

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#2203 Post by Ribs » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:10 pm

Of Mice and Men ('39) on Filmstruck has the Criterion ident beforehand, which confirms the title is in the library as was speculated literally three years ago

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2204 Post by dwk » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:41 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:40 am
Those are just all the titles in WB's Val Lewton box, and technically his statement is already true, so there could be no additional films coming from either label...
I guess I could be misreading, but I read that as some on this list are with Criterion and some are with Shout.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2205 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:03 pm

dwk wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:41 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:40 am
Those are just all the titles in WB's Val Lewton box, and technically his statement is already true, so there could be no additional films coming from either label...
I guess I could be misreading, but I read that as some on this list are with Criterion and some are with Shout.
And, seriously, if WB was willing to license Cat People out, why would they want to be more protective of Lewton's lesser known films?

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#2206 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:12 pm

Huh? One title has been released by each label, thus some of the titles have already been released. Not sure where I suggested WB are being protective of anything. I suspect if either label wants more, WB will say yes

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2207 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:29 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Huh? One title has been released by each label, thus some of the titles have already been released. Not sure where I suggested WB are being protective of anything. I suspect if either label wants more, WB will say yes
Got it; I misunderstood your original post and thought you were emphasizing that it was unlikely that additional titles would be licensed.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2208 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:41 pm

As much as I would love those other Val Lewton horrors to be released on Blu (especially The Seventh Victim and The Ghost Ship), the real coup would perhaps be releasing the two non-horror films that Lewton produced in the middle of the cycle in 1944, if just as supporting feature extras: Youth Runs Wild, directed by Mark Robson, and Mademoiselle Fifi by Robert Wise.

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#2209 Post by Noodles1984 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:54 am

Magnificent news!! "Death in Venice" and "Ossessione" by the great Visconti has been restored in 4k with negatives by Cineteca di Bologna, new negatives of "Ossessione" were discovered and the lengt is now 140 min,before this discovery the lenght was only 93 min!!!
Now there is a real possibility of a gorgeus blu-ray release!!
Do you have any prevision about that?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2210 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:00 pm

The BFI DVD of Ossessione ran 134 minutes, which is ~140 with PAL speedup

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2211 Post by Noodles1984 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:53 pm

I didn't remember that, in any case it's a great news!I'm particularly excited about Death in Venice, The Damned,the first of the trilogy, was restored years ago but i dont' know if it was a 2k or 4k scan...it's not specified, neither in the italian offical site.
Like someone posted before a "Visconti's German Trilogy Box Set" would be a dream...
Do you think it will be released soon? maybe you remember similar situations...
Has someone see the new restorations?(no spoiler please)i hope the retrospective arrive here in Italy soon...


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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2213 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:38 pm

How was this even found?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2214 Post by soundchaser » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 pm

It's in the list here, sorted by spine number. Not sure if that's how dwk found it originally.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2215 Post by dwk » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:49 pm

soundchaser wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 pm
It's in the list here, sorted by spine number. Not sure if that's how dwk found it originally.
That was how I found it.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2216 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:17 pm

If you go to the site's search mode and enter A Raisin in the Sun the page comes up.


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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2218 Post by criterionsnob » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:52 am

Also: My Man Godfrey

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2219 Post by soundchaser » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:59 am

Not the Bergman I expected to be upgraded next...maybe we'll be getting them sporadically throughout the year? Or more this month?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2220 Post by Ribs » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:05 am

Hm... another misdirect designed to deter us from their readily apparent IB100 plans - but I'm onto them...
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2221 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:10 am

criterionsnob wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:52 am
Also: My Man Godfrey
I can't believe the poster who keeps guessing this was right!

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2222 Post by soundchaser » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:12 am

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:10 am
criterionsnob wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:52 am
Also: My Man Godfrey
I can't believe the poster who keeps guessing this was right!
They didn't guess it this month. :(

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2223 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:14 am

I swear someone made a post yesterday on reddit saying that a film historian confirmed that there was going to be a IB 100 boxset. Can't seem to find that thread though.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2224 Post by Ribs » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:17 am

Andrei Rublev now too!!

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2225 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:17 pm

Would three upgrades in a month be a record of some sort?

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