Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

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Re: To Sleep with Anger

#26 Post by swo17 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:17 pm

domino harvey wrote:Why in the world was this moved to the BFI subforum when the DVD has been OOP for like ten years?
It only occurred to me to do it because the thread was bumped at the same time as the one for The Glass Shield. I'm not that passionate about it one way or the other.

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Re: To Sleep with Anger

#27 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:26 pm

Does the BFI still have the rights (or is that why it's OOP)? With this restoration out, maybe a reissue is feasible?

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Re: Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#28 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:39 pm

Given Criterion's recent post on this and heavy speculation elsewhere, I'm gonna go ahead and call this one

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Re: Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#29 Post by beamish13 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:21 pm

My father-in-law produced this film (no, he's not Edward R. Pressman, although it would be nice to have that guy's money...) and he hasn't been
informed of it being acquired by any DVD label in North America right now, but he'd love to see a Criterion release.

Then again, Sony never gave him a heads-up about the digital restoration, although we did go to the screening of UCLA's new 35mm print of
it a while back. As you can probably imagine, it's sadly not a title that's ever netted much of a profit, and Sony wasn't even really aware that
the rights were with them for many years.

I hope Burnett's excellent 2008 feature Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation gets the Criterion treatment as well; it never received a commercial release, and has only had a handful of museum screenings in the States.

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#30 Post by whaleallright » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:37 am

Sony has "restored" To Sleep with Anger and it seems likely to be headed for home-video (re)release sooner than later; I wouldn't be surprised to see Criterion release it. It's Burnett's best film IMO.

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Re: (Probably) Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#31 Post by ng4996 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:03 am

I met Burnett recently and he said Criterion was interested, but he would prefer Milestone to get it, because of their help with Killer of Sheep.

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Re: (Probably) Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#32 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:38 pm

ng4996 wrote:I met Burnett recently and he said Criterion was interested, but he would prefer Milestone to get it, because of their help with Killer of Sheep.
I love Milestone and hope they could get it, but considering how small their operations are, can they afford to license a film from Sony?

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Re: (Probably) Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#33 Post by ChanceFoyer » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:03 pm

I wonder if Milestone will ever release a Blu Ray of Killer of Sheep...

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#34 Post by rapta » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:28 am

whaleallright wrote:Sony has "restored" To Sleep with Anger and it seems likely to be headed for home-video (re)release sooner than later; I wouldn't be surprised to see Criterion release it. It's Burnett's best film IMO.
I noticed it on the Park Circus site recently, listed as a Sony restoration. I guess if Criterion do get it, they'll release it in the UK as well. If not, perhaps MoC or Indicator will pick it up. The BFI DVD has been OOP for a while now.

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Re: (Probably) Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#35 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:15 pm

I attended the Ebertfest screening of this, and it was announced before the movie started that Criterion would be recording the Q&A with Burnett and Robert Townsend. So "(Probably)" no more.

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Re: Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#36 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:17 pm

What a long strange journey it's been for this film to get the much-deserved wider audience a Criterion release will bring. Can't wait!

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Re: (Probably) Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#37 Post by theflirtydozen » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:31 pm

The Narrator Returns wrote:I attended the Ebertfest screening of this, and it was announced before the movie started that Criterion would be recording the Q&A with Burnett and Robert Townsend. So "(Probably)" no more.
Hot damn! I live in Champaign but had to attend an out of town banquet tonight (will still catch Varieté tomorrow!). Needless to say I'm jealous... I'll have to settle for my first viewing being the Criterion disc.

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Re: Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#38 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:34 am

Confirmed via the newsletter clue (cue "Criterion is releasing Inside Out!" on the Blu-ray.com forums)

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Re: Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#39 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:35 am

Oh, that was the character Anger. At first I thought it was a frog.

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Re: Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#40 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:45 am

swo17 wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:35 am
Oh, that was the character Anger. At first I thought it was a frog.
Me too; I've been bouncing toads and sleeping princesses around in my head

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Re: Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#41 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:48 am

Could just be a Peter Gabriel music videos collection (which, actually, I would probably buy...)

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Re: Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#42 Post by knives » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:53 am

This is a great opportunity and I hope in addition to interviews with the cast and crew they include some stuff on the film's relation to black theater and religion and some stuff on Burnett and Glover's followup

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Re: Forthcoming: To Sleep with Anger

#43 Post by ng4996 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:01 pm

I met Burnett after a showing of this around a year ago, he didn't seem sure if it would end up with Criterion or Milestone. Really glad that has finally been sorted out, I absolutely love this film. The restoration looked spectacular by the way, and I imagine this will be an excellent release.

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