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2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#1 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:51 pm

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IMPORTANT NOTE
Voting starts once the last release of December is unleashed on the populace, December 18th. You may post in this thread before that, but any lists posted early will, as always, be deleted and your message replaced with Gossip Girl GIFs.

Please either post your votes in this thread or PM me, domino harvey. You may or may not vote in most categories, but you must provide a ranked Top Five to be counted at all. No ties will be counted in any category, so make the hard decision if you want your vote to matter.

NO VOTING UNTIL DECEMBER 18 2018
VOTING CLOSES JANUARY 18 2019


And your 2018 Criterion Awards categories are…
BEST RELEASE Numbered in order from 1-5. Must vote for five titles to have your ballot counted. Boxed sets and Eclipse sets also can be voted on in this category
BEST BOXED SET Also known as the Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema category. Eclipse sets not eligible
BEST ECLIPSE SET
BEST MODERN FILM "New" (within the last five years) films released by Criterion

BEST COMMENTARY New commentaries only, not ports of existing discs from other labels/studios (see list below)
BEST "BONUS" FILM See list below
BEST BOOKLET
BEST ON-DISC NON-COMMENTARY EXTRA

BEST REISSUE
BEST UPGRADE Former DVD titles upgraded without new features

BEST COVER
WORST COVER
BEST PACKAGING

BEST DISCOVERY For the film that is, as the NBC commercials used to say, new to you
MOST UNNECESSARY RELEASE For the film that didn’t need to join the Collection, either for personal reasons (you hate it) or because Criterion’s additions added little to already available editions
MOST FLAWED RELEASE For Criterion's treatment, not the film itself

BEYOND CRITERION For releases from labels other than Criterion
BEST ARROW US-ONLY RELEASE
BEST NON-CRITERION, NON-ARROW AMERICAN RELEASE
For British releases, please see the BAFTA thread

BEST THREAD For the discussion that yielded the most interesting insights or entertainment this year
MEMBER OF THE YEAR For the member with the best contributions to the forum this year
RICHARD CRANIUM AWARD For the member with the worst contributions to the forum this year


2018 RELEASES
905 the Breakfast Club
906 I, Daniel Blake
907 Westfront 1918
908 Kameradschaft
909 Night of the Living Dead
910 Tom Jones
911 the Hero
912 An Actor’s Revenge
913 the Age of Innocence
914 Baal
915 the King of Jazz
916 Women in Love
917 the Awful Truth
918 the Color of Pomegranates
919 Dead Man
920 the Virgin Suicides
921 Moonrise
922 the Other Side of Hope
923 Beyond the Hills
924 Graduation
925 Midnight Cowboy
926 Manila in the Claws of Light
927 El Sur
928 Bowling for Columbine
929 Female Trouble
930-935 (+109) Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
936 Bull Durham
937 Dragon Inn
938 sex, lies, and videotape
939 A Matter of Life and Death
940 the Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
941 Smithereens
942 the Tree of Life
943 Memories of Underdevelopment
944 Cold Water
945 A Raisin in the Sun
946 Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day
947 Shampoo
948 the Princess Bride
949 A Story from Chikamatsu
950 Some Like It Hot
NO SPINE NUMBER Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
951 True Stories
952 the Magnificent Ambersons
953 A Dry White Season
954 Forty Guns
955 Panique

2018 REISSUES
013 the Silence of the Lambs
034 Andrei Rublev
062 the Passion of Joan of Arc
089 Sisters
114 My Man Godfrey
320 Young Mr Lincoln

2018 UPGRADES
229 Scenes from a Marriage
291 Heaven Can Wait
297 Au hasard Balthazar
321 the Virgin Spring
335 Elevator to the Gallows
412 Sawdust and Tinsel
415 the Naked Prey
432 Mishima

2018 ECLIPSE SETS
45 Claude Autant-Lara - Four Romantic Escapes
46 Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years

ELIGIBLE BONUS FILMS
Versus: the Life and Films of Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
Night of Anubis (Night of the Living Dead)
Innocence and Experience (the Age of Innocence)
Second Best (Women in Love)
A British Picture: Portrait of an Enfant Terrible (Women in Love)
All Americans (King of Jazz)
I Know Everybody and Everybody's Racket (King of Jazz)
My Pal Paul (King of Jazz)
Africa (King of Jazz)
Lick the Star (the Virgin Suicides)
Playground Love (the Virgin Suicides)
the Life of Sayat-Nova (the Color of Pomegranates)
Sergei Parajanov: The Rebel (the Color of Pomegranates)
the Color of Armenian Land (the Color of Pomegranates)
the Last Film (the Color of Pomegranates)
the Crowd Around the Cowboy (Midnight Cowboy)
Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey (Midnight Cowboy)
Signed: Lino Brocka (Manila in the Claws of Light)
the Fashion Side of Hollywood (Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood)
the Colour Merchant (A Matter of Life and Death)
Titón: From Havana to "Guantanamera" (Memories of Underdevelopment)
And You Act Like One Too (Smithereens)
Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern (Smithereens)
the Tree of Life [Extended Cut] (the Tree of Life)
the Passion According to Andrei (Andrei Rublev)
Steamroller and Violin (Andrei Rublev)
the Three Andreis (Andrei Rublev)
On the Set of "Andrei Rublev" (Andrei Rublev)
Real Life (True Stories)
A Fuller Life (Forty Guns)

ELIGIBLE COMMENTARIES
the Color of Pomegranates
Dead Man
King of Jazz
the Magnificent Ambersons
Young Mr. Lincoln


Bonus films and commentaries compiled by swo17

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#2 Post by perkizitore » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:04 pm

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#3 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:06 pm

Is "Sawfust" a slight? I refuse to let Carnie's Twilight be treated in such a fashion

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#4 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:07 pm

Tears of a Clown was already taken

And nice preemptive work, perkizitore :leightonmeistergivingathumbsupwhilesmirkingorsomething:

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#5 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:49 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:07 pm
:leightonmeistergivingathumbsupwhilesmirkingorsomething:
Add another colon on each end of that and you can start your video essay side hustle

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#6 Post by knives » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:55 pm

Is that supposed to be Madeline?

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#7 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:02 pm

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Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#8 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:08 pm

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I knew the movie well enough to nail her outfit, but I still messed up and misremembered her hair length. Always look at a reference image first! It's now canon that this was uttered on her seventeenth birthday instead

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#9 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:09 pm

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I assumed that was just your reference to all the drawn Criterion covers with characters that don't look like Cary Grant or whoever

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#10 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:11 pm

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I suspect this will make a better cover for I Was a Male War Bride than whatever we actually get

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#11 Post by ng4996 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:51 pm

Shouldn't I, Daniel Blake also be highlighted blue?

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#12 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:02 pm

Yes, fixed, thanks!

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#13 Post by Morbii » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:07 am

Shouldn't additional films from the Bergman set count as "upgrades" or "reissues"?


And who's crazy enough to list all the Arrow/Indicator/etc releases for the year?

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#14 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:42 am

No. Y'all can live with considering the box its own thing

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#15 Post by tenia » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:19 am

Morbii wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:07 am
And who's crazy enough to list all the Arrow/Indicator/etc releases for the year?
I suppose we consider both UK and US release for Arrow ?

I'll do 1 post per label, because some of these lists can be very long, and I think it's easier to read this way, but feel free to C+P them in the first post and delete my posts after.
Note that Indicator's visibility so far for the public is up to November included, Eureka is November included, BFI October included, Second Run October included.

Indicator :

018 Ship of Fools
036 Otley
037 Gumshoe
048 Night of the Demon
049 The Passenger
050 Town on Trial
058-061 Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent (The Snorkel / Never Take Sweets from a Stranger / The Full Treatment / Cash on Demand)
062-066 Five Tall Tales: Budd Boetticher & Randolph Scott at Columbia, 1957-1960 (The Tall T / Decision at Sundown / Buchanan Rides Alone / Ride Lonesome / Comanche Station)
067 Charley Varrick
068 Blue Collar
069 The Border
070 The Collector
071 The Fortune
072 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
073 Little Murders
074 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
075 Suddenly, Last Summer
076-079 Samuel Fuller at Columbia, 1937-1961 (It Happened in Hollywood / Adventure in Sahara / Power of the Press / Shockproof / Scandal Sheet / The Crimson Kimono / Underworld U.S.A.)
080-083 Hammer Volume Three: Blood & Terror (The Camp on Blood Island / Yesterday's Enemy / The Stranglers of Bombay / The Terror of the Tongs)
084 The Odessa File
085 The China Syndrome
086 Modern Romance
093 The Mind of Mr Soames
094-097 William Castle at Columbia, Volume One (The Tingler / 13 Ghosts / Homicidal / Mr Sardonicus)
102 Ministry of Fear
106 Missing
107 Footsteps in the Fog
112 Age of Consent
118 Oleanna
120 Absolution
121 Born of Fire
128 Charlie Bubbles
140 Georgy Girl
141 The Wrong Box
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#16 Post by tenia » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:52 am

Arrow Academy UK :

The Mystery of Picasso
After the Storm
Three Films by Jia Zhangke (24 City / A Touch of Sin / Mountains May Depart)
Viva l'Italia
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno
A Woman's Life
Orchestra Rehearsal
Family Values: Three Films by Hirokazu Kore-eda (I Wish / Like Father, Like Son / After the Storm)
Magnificent Doll
Jean-Luc Godard + Jean-Pierre Gorin: Five Films 1968-1971 (Un film comme les autres / British Sounds / Vent d'est / Lotte in Italia / Vladimir et Rosa)
Ramrod
Images
Sacha Guitry: Four Films 1936-1938 (Let's Make a Dream / My Father Was Right / The New Testament / Let's Go Up the Champs-Élysées)
Sleeping Dogs
La Chinoise
Irma Vep
Black Venus
Smash Palace
Dark River
Woman is the Future of Man + Tale of Cinema: Two Films by Hong Sangsoo
The Third Murder
A Gentle Creature
Mohsen Makhmalbaf: The Poetic Trilogy (Gabbeh / The Silence / The Gardener)
Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji
Ismael's Ghosts
The Early Films of Olivier Assayas (Disorder / Winter's Chil)
Children of Men
Gas Food Lodging
Gosford Park
The Serpent's Egg
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Akio Jissôji: The Buddhist Collection (This Transient Life / Mandara / Poem / It Was a Faint Dream)


Arrow Video UK :

Hounds of Love
The Cat O' Nine Tails (Limited Edition)
Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years, Vol. 1 - Seijun Rising: The Youth Movies (The Boy Who Came Back / The Wind-of-Youth Group Crosses the Mountain Pass / Teenage Yakuza / The Incorrigible / Born Under Crossed Stars)
Scalpel
Der Todesking (Limited Edition)
Flowers in the Attic
A Pistol for Ringo & The Return of Ringo: Two Films by Duccio Tessari
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Remastered)
Blade of the Immortal
Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years, Vol. 2 - Border Crossings: The Crime and Action Movies (Eight Hours of Terror / The Sleeping Beast Within / Smashing the 0-Line / Tokyo Knights / The Man with a Shotgun)
Dark Blue
Rawhead Rex
The Bloodthirsty Trilogy
Death Smiles on a Murderer
Jake Speed
Vigil
The Last House on the Left (Limited Edition)
The Quiet Earth
The Addiction
The Complete Sartana (If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death / I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death / Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin / Have a Good Funeral My Friend... Sartana Will Pay / Light the Fuse... Sartana is Coming)
The Endless (Limited Edition | Includes Resolution)
The Boondock Saints
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell, Bastards!
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail
Doom Asylum
The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
Street Mobster
Tideland
Apprentice to Murder
Incident in a Ghostland
Heathers
The Pyjama Girl Case
Horrors of Malformed Men
The Baby
City of the Living Dead (Limited Edition)
Twelve Monkeys
Schlock
Deadbeat at Dawn
Candyman (Limited Edition)
Orgies of Edo
Texas, Adios
De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films (The Wedding Party / Greetings / Hi, Mom!)
Crimson Peak (Limited Edition)


Arrow USA exclusives :

Arrow Video :

Basket Case (Limited Edition)
Torso
Django (+ Texas, Adios)

Arrow Academy :
Distant Voices, Still Lives

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#17 Post by tenia » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:57 am

Second Run :

Silence and Cry
Neon Bull
Intimate Lighting
Black Peter
The Miraculous Virgin
From Lift to The Road: The Films of Marc Isaacs
Daisies
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#18 Post by Morbii » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:58 am

How do I “like” your posts? I can’t find the button :-(

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#19 Post by tenia » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:21 am

Eureka :
Montage Pictures :
Kills on Wheels
New World
Strangled
The Housemaid
Shirley: Visions of Reality
The Butterfly Tree

Masters of Cinema :
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Michael
House
The Barefoot Contessa
Legend of the Mountain
Early Hou Hsiao-hsien: Three Films 1980-1983 (Cute Girl / The Green, Green Grass of Home / The Boys from Fengkuei)
Cure
The Old Dark House
No Way Out
King of Hearts
Birdman of Alcatraz
Witness for the Prosecution
Salvador
The Last Waltz (Limited Edition)

Classics :
Re:Born
Marty
Breakheart Pass
Inherit the Wind
The Defiant Ones
Iron Monkey
Flesh + Blood
Jackie Chan's Police Story & Police Story 2 (Limited Edition)
City Hunter
Monkey Shines
Troll: The Complete Collection
Night of the Creeps
Jackie Chan's Project A & Project A Part II (Limited Edition)
Hitler's Hollywood
Lucky
Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy (Limited Edition)

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#20 Post by tenia » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:27 am

And the freaking last one :

BFI:
When the Wind Blows
Hotel Salvation
Shiraz: A Romance of India
An Actor's Revenge
Jarman Volume One: 1972-1986 (In the Shadow of the Sun / Sebastiane / Jubilee / The Tempest / The Angelic Conversation / Caravaggio)
The Touch
The Magic Flute
They Came to a City
Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema 1959-1965 (Look Back in Anger / The Entertainer / Saturday Night and Sunday Morning / A Taste of Honey / The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner / Tom Jones / Girl with Green Eyes / The Knack... and How to Get It)
The Children's Hour
It Happened Here
La Belle et la Bête
Separate Tables
The Man from Mo'Wax (Limited Edition)
The Comfort of Strangers
Eye of the Needle
Paris nous appartient
Distant Voices, Still Lives
The Blood of Hussain (Includes Towers of Silence)
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#21 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:04 am

Thanks tenia!

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#22 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:06 am

Man, you are always right on top of this. Thank you for your hard work Domino!

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#23 Post by tenia » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:22 am

Just realising : Sisters is missing from the master Criterion list.

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#24 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:28 am

Fixed, thanks! And thanks mfunk!

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#25 Post by Drucker » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:31 am

Good lord look at the Indicator and Arrow releases. That must be what it feels like to be in a band with a prolific output. One day those folks will look back and feel like "how did I do that?!"

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