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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:20 pm 
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None of the covers compare In awfulness to the two Demy covers.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:49 pm 

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sorry I'm a little slow... :oops:

Are the Umbrellas of Cherbourg + Les Demoiselles de Rochefort some individual release (like - let's say - Five Easy Pieces, etc...) with the same content than the Demy box set (which I had bought œuf course) ? nothing exclusive here ?
I'm kind of confuse because they called it "Collector's set" release.

I've looked quickly at the bonus from "Les parapluies de Cherbourg" : they seem to have taken some bonus from sparse disks from the Demy box in order to maximize the bonus of this individual release.... but there's nothing new on it? (I wouldn't have complained if they had a redone it with the original ratio (1:66 - instead of having zooming it to full 16:9 screen)
regarding the artwork, well, I was really not fond of the artwork of the Demy box set, so they should have started it from scratch. That said, the color photo is a nice start (for an improvement- well, kind of) but it doesn't fit anymore with the original idea of their artwork (the """one""" from the box set).

regarding "Rumble Fish" (for a Criterion "treatment")- I'm happy.
About the artwork... well, I'm weak and I would have dreamt of an artwork which would contain those dream-scenes appearance of Diane Lane... :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:42 am 
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Nothing new, they're just solo releases to cash in on La La Land's success. A smart business decision is all


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:11 am 

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oh ok I see-
well incidentally, I've watched "La La Land" yesterday and well... we should re-evaluate in France F.F Coppola "One From The Heart" which is stunning. Damien Chazelle (I got blisters on my fingers - Helter Skelter - WhiSlapMeInTheFace) has been obviously highly influenced by F.F. Coppola's movie, although the Demy influence for the colors and the opening is obvious ("les Demoiselles de Rochefort"). I like it better than what we got from someone like Christophe Honoré.
There has some nice moments... the piano song between Emma and Ryan (it's difficult to see him as a jazz pianist - I had the feeling that we saw the Drive-character retired as a pianist), their dance-scene at the middle of the movie is nice, but the "zero gravity" scene has not the magic of "One From The Heart" (despite the weakness I have for Emma Stone since several years -that I could rewatch "Birdman" only for her... :oops: )
The A-HA "take on me" scene, with the infamous synth-guitar clavier, or the sell-your-soul scenes with the recording sessions are funny (although not as funny as "Inside Lewyn Lewis")
I really hope that people who enjoyed this movie will want to discover "Les Parapluies" or "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort"...
regarding the color I was thinking yesterday than Punch Drunk Love used the same palette but better... And it was such delightful to rewatch it on bluray...
and I was thinking a lot about this scene in "10" when Duddley Moore played some jazzy songs in the bar...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:33 pm 
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I was just looking up Jacques Kapralik's work for MGM online and find it quite charming. He also designed the artwork for the Silk Stockings poster and DVD/Blu-ray art:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:38 pm 
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He did Designing Woman too


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:14 pm 
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Here is more of his artworks...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:52 pm 
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I don't yet know who the illustrator of the Tampopo cover is but it looks very much like it was done by someone from the Lucky Peach magazine artists' stable. Even if that's not the case, I assume that's intentional. For good or ill Criterion is working the hipster-foodie demographic, here.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:29 pm 
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Ping Zhu (the same artist that did Janus Films' Tampopo poster) did the cover


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:23 am 
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David Bordwell stumbles on Kapralik's work (with a couple of interesting links).


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:45 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:10 am 
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Tree of Wooden Clogs, ironically, looks less tinted than it does on the website.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:36 pm 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:33 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:44 pm 
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What the fuck, all good covers? What a world we live in. Loooooove the Ozu cover


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:00 pm 
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Interesting to note the Dual Format release of of WCP#2.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:06 pm 
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Interestingly, the Othello release is based on a poster from the 90's release of the film:

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I had been led to believe they'd base it on the poster for this same restoration, which everyone loved (or so I thought):

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:13 pm 
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They used that same image for the 90s Othello laserdisc release as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:28 pm 
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domino harvey wrote:
Loooooove the Ozu cover

Agreed. A stunning update to what was easily one of the worst early Criterion covers.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:32 pm 
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Great month, excellent Ozu cover!!! since the dvd has such an awful picture quality this will be an upgrade for me. And great to see WCP2 finally being released


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Othello looks like he showed up at Criterion's The Innocents cover.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:29 pm 
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I like the Ozu. It's a great cover replacing what was one of the worst dvd covers.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:43 pm 
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Good Morning is one of the very best covers in the entire Collection.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:47 pm 
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pzadvance wrote:
domino harvey wrote:
Loooooove the Ozu cover

Agreed. A stunning update to what was easily one of the worst early Criterion covers.
And one of Criterion's very worst DVDs (looked awful even compared to the Home Vision video).


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:18 am 
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Michael Kerpan wrote:
pzadvance wrote:
domino harvey wrote:
Loooooove the Ozu cover

Agreed. A stunning update to what was easily one of the worst early Criterion covers.
And one of Criterion's very worst DVDs (looked awful even compared to the Home Vision video).
and it only took them seventeen years to fix it!


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