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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:43 pm 
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There are a bunch of Sony Pictures Classic titles that would make terrific Criterion editions, as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:55 pm 
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One of my favorite box sets was Sony's Cary Grant set with Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, The Awful Truth, Holiday, and Talk of the Town. I'd love to see the other three released.

Sony also released that 8 movie Almodovar box set including All About My Mother and Talk To Her which haven't been released on blu-ray yet.

I hope Criterion's relationship with Sony doesn't end.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:18 am 
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Was A Matter of Life and Death ever confirmed for eventual Criterion release?


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:26 am 
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It's an inevitability but it will surely be restored soon. It's the 70th anniversary this year so I assumed it'd be done but there's no sign of it so far though it'll probably show up at one of the Fall Festivals (I'd hope). This being released along with Emigrants and Dekalog would complete my trifecta of my absolute most wanted releases (along with that Z upgrade whenever they get around to it).


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:38 am 
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Luke M wrote:
One of my favorite box sets was Sony's Cary Grant set with Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, The Awful Truth, Holiday, and Talk of the Town. I'd love to see the other three released.

Sony also released that 8 movie Almodovar box set including All About My Mother and Talk To Her which haven't been released on blu-ray yet.

I hope Criterion's relationship with Sony doesn't end.

I posted this in the Forthcoming thread last October, the Almodovar films are coming from Criterion


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:39 pm 
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Nice. Hopefully sooner than later.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Sony Pictures Classics now controls Almodóvar's entire filmography. Hopefully it won't be long before Criterion starts rolling these out, preferably at a steady pace. I'm especially looking forward to Labyrinth of Passion, which has never had an American disc release.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:00 pm 
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For completeness sake, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! was licensed from Pathé. Is there any director whose entire oeuvre released by different studios is now owned by only one?


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 Post subject: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:18 pm 
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Wouldn't it be phenomenal if Criterion just released great editions of everything, all at once, the way they did with the Merchant-Ivory films years ago? One can dream.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:32 pm 
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We can expect a Eclipse set "Early Almodovar"


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:01 pm 
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If Sony does HD restorations, I wouldn't mind Criterion's first blu-ray Eclipse release (for early Almodovar)...


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:38 pm 
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Ashirg wrote:
If Sony does HD restorations, I wouldn't mind Criterion's first blu-ray Eclipse release (for early Almodovar)...


I believe that almost of his "catalog" movies have been recently restored for the TF1 set in France (with some more recent titles being licenced from Pathé or Studio Canal). Maybe Sony will draw from these rather than re-do restorations.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:57 pm 
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Cinephrenic wrote:
We can expect a Eclipse set "Early Almodovar"

Much as I'd expect this otherwise, I seriously doubt Criterion will pull that shit with titles licensed from a major American studio and by a contemporary director with Almodóvar's name-brand recognition. That said, I do expect an "Early Almodóvar" collection (albeit in the main line) of his first four films, hopefully along with his shorts and some generous contextual supplements. This is a real opportunity and it'd be a shame if Criterion dropped the ball.

Beyond that, I'd hope for Matador and Law of Desire to have consecutive spine numbers, with the rest probably released individually. They're not going to blow their load on a huge set or two for one of the biggest filmmakers working today. Expect them to trickle these out like other whole catalogues (Chaplin, Lloyd), though hopefully at a steadier pace.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:12 pm 

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Sony still owns the North American rights to H.G. Clouzot's La Verite. Have there been any rumblings of them licensing it to Criterion?


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:39 pm 
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beamish13 wrote:
Sony still owns the North American rights to H.G. Clouzot's La Verite. Have there been any rumblings of them licensing it to Criterion?
Criterion confirmed that it was coming a few years ago at some restoration talk they did in Italy. This was back in 2013 and all of the other titles they confirmed at the talk have already come out. Granted, these things can take years to make it to their schedule, do restoration work, add extras, etc. So its coming eventually.


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 Post subject: Re: Criterion and Sony
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:36 am 
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Beat the Devil is playing at the Film Forum in a 4k restoration. I am posting here because there is a trailor on the bottom of the FF film page. It looks absolutely stunning. I can't imagine Criterion not releasing this.


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