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nitin
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Re: Criterion UK

#426 Post by nitin » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:30 am

Why not L’assassino? That’s right in their wheelhouse IMHO.

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Re: Criterion UK

#427 Post by tenia » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:21 am

This is probably me nitpicking a bit, but it's just that looking at how many movies they're releasing and what they're currently doing, sure Criterion could release it, but in how many years ?

It remains a darker crime movie which doesn't to me seems spontaneously belonging to Criterion's style, but also (IMO) a lesser Petri movie. (IMO again) Petri later made superior movies that would/should be picked first by Criterion before L'assassino. Investigation of course was the logical first choice, but I'd argue The Working Class Goes to Heaven would be 2nd (and IIRC, this one was recently restored). And tons of other italian movies they still haven't released, or upgraded. I mean, they still haven't upgraded Salvatore Giuliano, and I'd say it's a more important movie than L'assassino.

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Re: Criterion UK

#428 Post by nitin » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:38 pm

True, but they have rights to plenty they haven’t released!

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Re: Criterion UK

#429 Post by tenia » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:37 am

That's also part of my reasoning. Criterion has been sitting on tons of titles they could release but still haven't, and I strongly believe that they would prioritise other stuff over what Arrow has been releasing.
Again, it's not to say what Arrow has released isn't good, and it's just my overall feeling (and I might be completely wrong), but that's how I see this kind of things.

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Re: Criterion UK

#430 Post by Finch » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:28 pm

Ambersons and Chikamatsu Monogatari for November please (I think MoC's rights expired so Chikamatsu should be feasible?). Fuck Some like it Hot.

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Re: Criterion UK

#431 Post by dwk » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:24 am

November releases:
Zatoichi
Shampoo
Tree of Life

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Re: Criterion UK

#432 Post by rapta » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:36 am

Want all three November titles, but only Shampoo is sensibly priced so will likely be pre-ordered by me. Will wait to see if The Tree of Life is 2 for £25 eventually with sex, lies, and videotape (since both will be double-dips). Reckon it'll be a long while before a Zatoichi price-drop but I'll get it eventually! :)

Shame we don't get The Magnificent Ambersons, True Stories or Chikamatsu Monogatari, but maybe they'll be for the next month (December). Surprised they haven't announced Moonrise, Young Mr. Lincoln or The Breakfast Club yet though - any reason what's stopping them? Ditto Le Samouraï...

Still curious to see if The Silence of the Lambs and Some Like it Hot come from another UK label.

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Re: Criterion UK

#433 Post by Finch » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:59 pm

Ambersons may still be with Universal in the UK since they released the DVD but considering Uni released this on a barebones disc they probably wouldn't give a shit about Crit taking it off their hands. Happy about not having to import Tree of Life Extended. Ambersons and Chikamatsu for December would do me nicely.

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Re: Criterion UK

#434 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:07 pm

Supposedly Universal's UK rights to the RKO library have expired and reverted to the owners, which means Warner Bros. Supporting this is the fact that the current UK releases of Citizen Kane and the '33 King Kong are from WB rather than Universal, though theoretically WB could've just licensed those titles.

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Re: Criterion UK

#435 Post by TMDaines » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:26 am


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Re: Criterion UK

#436 Post by Jonathan S » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:57 am

Great to see the Welles releases here (Ambersons seemed more likely after the recent discovery that several more Warner Archive RKO titles are being added to HMV's Premium Collection). A pity Criterion's Chimes at Midnight is apparently silenced in the UK where are expected to make do with Bongs!

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Re: Criterion UK

#437 Post by tenia » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:17 am

Product pages are also up on Amazon.co.uk.

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