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Minkin
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Re: Criterion Web Site

#476 Post by Minkin » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:18 pm

From before:

Looks like this will be an ongoing thing - to offer sales based upon the Hulu+ theme of the week. Wonder if they'll ever do any new releases (though it would be limited to Janus titles). Either way, seems like a rather interesting idea.

Now:

Week 2 of Hulu+ tie-in sales, and we get the following:

Good Morning
Complete Vigo (I assume both Bluray and DVD)
Ratcatcher
Murmur of the Heart


I guess I can delete and re-post/edit this as the new sale arrives - for those interested.

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#477 Post by knives » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:35 pm

It does indeed work for the Blu also.

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#478 Post by swo17 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:03 pm

This week's 50% off Hulu tie-in

Bear in mind that The Blob should be getting a Blu-ray upgrade shortly.

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#479 Post by L.A. » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:33 pm

swo17 wrote:Bear in mind that The Blob should be getting a Blu-ray upgrade shortly.
Excellent news! :D

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#480 Post by Jeff » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:13 pm

This week's 50% off theme is "lady ghosts." I suspected last week's selection was partially to unload old stock of The Blob before the new edition gets released. I wonder if this means the Kwaidan upgrade is finally happening too. Or perhaps an Ugetsu blu.

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#481 Post by jindianajonz » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:52 pm

Their Facebook page says to check out five of their favorites, but I'm only seeing four (Ugetsu, Kuroneko, House, and Kwaidan). Anyone know if there's supposed to be a fifth as well?

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#482 Post by swo17 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:00 pm

The Ghost of Yotsuya, a Hulu exclusive.

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#483 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:13 pm

Fuck, I thought it was "ghastly ladies" and I'd be able to get Tiny Furniture for 50% off. :(

(come at me, VanDerWerff, I dare you)

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#484 Post by Brian C » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:23 pm

VanDerWerff would win, because you'd just fall back on the "why can't anyone take a joke???" routine.

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#485 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:44 pm

You got me

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#486 Post by Minkin » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:22 pm

50% off sale on great soundtrack films this week

Amarcord
Elevator to the Gallows
Harakiri
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Three Colors Trilogy

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#487 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:58 pm

This week's Hulu Special has a whopping two titles available at 50% off (why, that's almost three titles!).

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#488 Post by swo17 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:14 pm

New Hulu offers include the upcoming Umberto D. Blu upgrade.

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#489 Post by matrixschmatrix » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:17 pm

Haha how is Make Way for Tomorrow not in there

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#490 Post by dwk » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:11 pm

Criterion doesn't have streaming rights for Make Way for Tomorrow (it is a Universal film), so it isn't eligible for the Hulu deal.

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#491 Post by Drucker » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:37 pm

Do they have rights for La Strada!? Talk about tear inducing!

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#492 Post by dwk » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:18 pm

La Strada is up on Hulu.

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#493 Post by jwd5275 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:06 pm

dwk wrote:Criterion doesn't have streaming rights for Make Way for Tomorrow (it is a Universal film), so it isn't eligible for the Hulu deal.
Probable but not necessarily so. Brute Force is also an Universal title and is up on Hulu. It is also possible that they just haven't got around to putting it up yet.

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#494 Post by dwk » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:54 pm

Brute Force was licensed from Upcoast Film Consultants, Inc. not Universal

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#495 Post by jwd5275 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:09 pm

The licensing info on the Brute Force page says Universal Pictures.
(If you are on the web page, click on details and you will see it there)

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#496 Post by dwk » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:44 am

not that this really matters, but here is a scan of the back of the Brute Force DVD
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In the licensing note it says "Under exclusive license from Upcoast Film Consultants Inc. © MCMXLVII by Universal Pictures Company, Inc."

I don't know how Upcoast came to own Brute Force, but they do. (Brute Force and Naked City just don't fit in with the rest of their catalog.)

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#497 Post by souvenir » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:19 am

jwd5275 wrote:The licensing info on the Brute Force page says Universal Pictures.
(If you are on the web page, click on details and you will see it there)
I think that's a copyright you're seeing.

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#498 Post by lacritfan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:11 pm

Wasn't really sure where to put this. Hmmm, something looks mighty familiar...

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#499 Post by teddyleevin » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:39 am

I don't know who Flying Lotus is so the Top Ten list he did is probably not the troll post I wish it was.

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#500 Post by matrixschmatrix » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:29 am

Huh? What's wrong with it?

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