Fox and Universal Licenses

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Re: Fox and Universal Licenses

#226 Post by Frankinho007 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:00 pm

Koch Media in Germany has nothing to do with Koch Lorber.

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#227 Post by captveg » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:39 pm

My mistake.

Regardless, my point is that Fox licensed the films out to a third party.

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#228 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:56 am

Has there been any talk of a Barton Fink release? The new Coen Blu set has all the films of the old Fox/MGM DVD set but that.

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Re: Fox and Universal Licenses

#229 Post by Tom Hagen » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:15 pm

Being John Malkovich is playing at Criterion's ATP screenings.

Malkovich will be the third 1999 film released by USA/Focus to enter the collection, following Ride with the Devil and Topsy-Turvy. In addition to the crushingly obvious upgrades of Traffic and In the Mood for Love, there are tons of great possibilities.

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#230 Post by Jeff » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:01 pm

Tom Hagen wrote:Being John Malkovich is playing at Criterion's ATP screenings.
\:D/ Didn't think Focus would part with that one!
Tom Hagen wrote:Malkovich will be the third 1999 film released by USA/Focus to enter the collection, following Ride with the Devil and Topsy-Turvy. In addition to the crushingly obvious upgrades of Traffic and In the Mood for Love, there are tons of great possibilities.
You can certainly be forgiven for blocking Monsoon Wedding, another Focus title, from your memory.

The Idiots, which I don't think was ever released on DVD in the U.S. seems like a no-brainer, and Focus should have Breaking the Waves now too.

Lost In Translation and Broken Flowers could both use less fluffy supplements.

I love Ozon's 8 Women, which got loaded releases in other regions, but got the shaft from Universal, and it would look gorgeous in Blu-ray. If they wanted to pair it with Swimming Pool, another Focus title, that would certainly be fine. The higher definition Ludivine is in the better.

Some personal favorites like Eternal Sunshine, Gosford Park, The Man Who Wasn't There, Brick and Far From Heaven have fairly well-appointed discs already.

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#231 Post by domino harvey » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:10 pm

I bet we see Brick if Criterion can get Focus to part with it-- a bone thrown for the Facebook fans

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#232 Post by Tom Hagen » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:45 pm

Far From Heaven with All That Heaven Allows and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul upgrades = super, awesome February theme month. Make it happen, Criterion.

Broken Flowers and Lost in Translation are definite personal favorites that would be amazing (tipping my inner Facebook fanboy here), especially if they could get Bill Murray involved.

A Door in the Floor is an underrated gem.

I could also see them wanting to get 21 Grams, both for the director and the stars.

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#233 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:39 pm

Tom Hagen wrote:Being John Malkovich is playing at Criterion's ATP screenings.
It will immediately be one of my favorites in the collection. I guess the Blu-ray from the UK that's on its way to me is now irrelevant.

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#234 Post by knives » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:40 pm

We should remember though that a lot of the titles that played at ATP last year didn't make it into the collection.

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#235 Post by swo17 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:45 pm

I think it was only Ne change rien that didn't make it.

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#236 Post by knives » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:47 pm

Punk: I Don't Remember the Full Title also was released elsewhere.

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#237 Post by swo17 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:54 pm

That one played at ATP three years ago, under its original title 1991: The Year Knives Slept Through.

So yes, there have been exceptions, but an ATP appearance probably still bodes well for an eventual CC release, especially for a film as big as BJM.

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#238 Post by knives » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:28 pm

I probably did sleep through most it actually, just being a baby and all that.

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#239 Post by Tribe » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:30 pm

swo17 wrote:That one played at ATP three years ago, under its original title 1991: The Year Knives Slept Through.
1991: The Year of My Second Ex-Wife.

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#240 Post by andyli » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:58 pm

What about Ang Lee's Lust, Caution? This hasn't seen a USA blu-ray and could use some juicy extra. (an Ang Lee's commentary would be sweet!)

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#241 Post by zedz » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:01 pm

Tribe wrote:
swo17 wrote:That one played at ATP three years ago, under its original title 1991: The Year Knives Slept Through.
1991: The Year of My Second Ex-Wife.
Criterion don't have a great track record with contemporary horror, though.

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#242 Post by htshell » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:15 pm

Tom Hagen wrote:Malkovich will be the third 1999 film released by USA/Focus to enter the collection, following Ride with the Devil and Topsy-Turvy. In addition to the crushingly obvious upgrades of Traffic and In the Mood for Love, there are tons of great possibilities.
Fingers crossed....

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#243 Post by Perkins Cobb » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:13 am

andyli wrote:What about Ang Lee's Lust, Caution? This hasn't seen a USA blu-ray and could use some juicy extra. (an Ang Lee's commentary would be sweet!)
And it would allow us to permanently retire the Border Radio jokes!

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#244 Post by tarpilot » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:16 am

Funny, I was going to say the same thing about the 21 Grams suggestion.

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#245 Post by Perkins Cobb » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:37 am

21 Grams would work too.

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#246 Post by tarpilot » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:55 am

The weight of a stack of five nickels. The weight of a hummingbird. A chocolate bar. How much did our shitty joke weigh?

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#247 Post by Tom Hagen » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:31 am

I wasn't advocating for 21 Grams, just for the record.

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#248 Post by andyli » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:13 am

Perkins Cobb wrote:And it would allow us to permanently retire the Border Radio jokes!
It is not THAT bad... is it? I think it's more solid than many of Lee's treatments on American subject.

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#249 Post by swo17 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:45 am

The only thing I remember about Lust, Caution is that it has a great score by Alexandre Desplat (first film where I took notice of him, actually).

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#250 Post by Jgh8xxx » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:30 am

If all we get out of this deal is Far from Heaven and an In the Mood for Love Bluray upgrade, I'll be an EXTREMELY happy camper.

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