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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:52 am 
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Moe Dickstein wrote:
Perkins Cobb wrote:
(And even if this did somehow mean opening the Sony floodgates, I wouldn't be enthusiastic about it; it'd just be still more slots on the Criterion slate that would go to films that a big studio should be releasing itself, as opposed to stuff like Pierre Etaix or WCF.)


I'd be thrilled to see that happen. With the lack of extras and features on catalog releases these days, it's no good to have the studios release their own films. I welcome more mainstream Hollywood product from Criterion with open arms and wallet.

You might be the most consistent poster on the board in your viewpoint, man.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:24 am 

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Moe Dickstein wrote:
I'd be thrilled to see that happen. With the lack of extras and features on catalog releases these days, it's no good to have the studios release their own films. I welcome more mainstream Hollywood product from Criterion with open arms and wallet.

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad forum these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:56 am 

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Moe Dickstein wrote:
Perkins Cobb wrote:
(And even if this did somehow mean opening the Sony floodgates, I wouldn't be enthusiastic about it; it'd just be still more slots on the Criterion slate that would go to films that a big studio should be releasing itself, as opposed to stuff like Pierre Etaix or WCF.)


I'd be thrilled to see that happen. With the lack of extras and features on catalog releases these days, it's no good to have the studios release their own films. I welcome more mainstream Hollywood product from Criterion with open arms and wallet.


Completely agree. I think WB do a great job at adding supplementary features to their DVD/BD releases but Sony/Columbia are often quite bare. Usually the trailer, a poster gallery & occasional short featurette on some releases.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:42 am 
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matrixschmatrix wrote:
You might be the most consistent poster on the board in your viewpoint, man.

I'm going to choose to take this as a compliment ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:34 pm 

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peerpee wrote:
What about Criterion now becoming the home for all Sony Pictures Classics titles?

SPC already charges $35 for their Blurays anyway, why not just do them up right?


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:07 am 
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I can't wait for the inevitable one-3DBD/two-BD/five-DVD release of JACK AND JILL through this new deal.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:27 pm 

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Is there any real chance for Criterion releases of The Last Detail, California Split and Fat City on blu?


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:49 pm 
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I remember hearing that Last Detail was screened in a restored print not long ago. Now there's a Hal Ashby title I'd pick up immediately!

edit: oops, just saw that this came up before in this thread and it was concluded that Millcreek has it so probably not. Sorry for the redundancy.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:53 pm 

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yeah, but Mill Creek released it with 3 other movies on a twofer (with Avalon, The Birdie and Stone Gardens), i was asking about a possible blu ray release with all the relevant (or irrelevant) extras, commentary, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:59 pm 

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Mill Creek said to me in an email that they don't have the Blu-Ray rights to The Last Detail


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Well, as this post mentions about Blue Underground releasing a dual-format Maniac Cop 2 despite someone else having DVD rights, maybe Last Detail is still possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Be interesting to see CC pick up a movie they only can have Blu rights to. Don't think they've ever released something only on Blu.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:07 am 

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Moe Dickstein wrote:
Be interesting to see CC pick up a movie they only can have Blu rights to. Don't think they've ever released something only on Blu.


Even if they only have Blu rights, they can still release it Dual Format


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:12 am 
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Umm no they can't - they don't have rights to make a DVD...


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:14 am 
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See explanation above about Blue Underground and their dual-format Maniac Cop 2


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:24 am 
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This would seem like something right up Criterion's alley. I have a difficult time imagining Sony releasing a film from 1934 themselves. Criterion could use another comedy, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:32 am 
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ShellOilJunior wrote:
This would seem like something right up Criterion's alley. I have a difficult time imagining Sony releasing a film from 1934 themselves. Criterion could use another comedy, too.

But, according to that press release, Sony is releasing this restoration...via their new 4K delivery service. In fact, they say this is the first of five restored Capra films to be released over the next few years. As I noted earlier in this thread, the question is whether Sony will release these 4K restorations on Blu-ray as well, or allow Criterion to do so. My feeling is that they are building up a library of exclusives to entice consumers to purchase their 4K Media Player and accompanying Ultra HD TVs.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:21 am 
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The physical release is what I was alluding to - sorry I was unclear in my post.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Roger Ryan wrote:
ShellOilJunior wrote:
This would seem like something right up Criterion's alley. I have a difficult time imagining Sony releasing a film from 1934 themselves. Criterion could use another comedy, too.

But, according to that press release, Sony is releasing this restoration...via their new 4K delivery service. In fact, they say this is the first of five restored Capra films to be released over the next few years. As I noted earlier in this thread, the question is whether Sony will release these 4K restorations on Blu-ray as well, or allow Criterion to do so. My feeling is that they are building up a library of exclusives to entice consumers to purchase their 4K Media Player and accompanying Ultra HD TVs.

I'd hope that Sony would do a double-release: A proper/mainstream BD/DVD release through Criterion, and a Sony-branded niche 4K release.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:45 pm 

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I saw today that Last Detail is available from Movieplex on demand until the end of February and in HD to boot!


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:43 pm 

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If you read the original press release about the 4k line it includes On the Waterfront which was released via Criterion. It also mentions Groundhog Day which was never released for whatever reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:02 pm 
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Put the Allen rumors to rest: Blue Jasmine is coming from Sony on Jan 21st


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:52 am 
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What chance is there of Criterion releasing The Prince of Tides? The laser-disc looked quite packed features-wise for it's time.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:14 am 
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Likely depends on whether they want to work with La Babs again after she prolonged the laserdisc's production, then had it recalled so she could tweak it again, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:01 pm 

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Just saw for the first time on the Sony HD Channel Antonioni's The Passenger (1975) with Jack Nicholson and what a good film and a better print used compared to the Sony dvd i rented from the library. Would like to see Criterion release this on blu-ray since they have released some of Antonioni's films already.


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