The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#1126 Post by cdnchris » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:34 pm

It's probably The Heiress since I bought the DVD for my wife.

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#1127 Post by kcota17 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:42 am

I'm betting Hughes is for the 1932 Scarface.

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#1128 Post by Ribs » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:29 am

Every one of the other pages of the batch is for directors, so it's unlikely there happens to be one exception. It may well be coming, but under this grouping we wouldn't see as Hawks already has a page up.

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#1129 Post by Omensetter » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:39 am

I'm truthfully not as well-versed on licensing as others, but I didn't see it on domino harvey's list. The Best Years of our Lives is Warner Bros., right? It was with Goldwyn and the Amazon page for the 2012 DVD lists the studio as WB. I'm getting the sense I'm answering my own question, but domino's perhaps accidental exclusion gave me pause.

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#1130 Post by Ribs » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:43 am

Yes, the previous BD release is Goldwyn/Warners.

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#1131 Post by domino harvey » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Yeah, I missed that one, and it's a likely candidate for Criterion too!

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#1132 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:10 pm

Arrow's announcement of Pulp reminded me that Mike Hodges had a phantom page and I thought Pulp was the most likely candidate (especially after Hen's Tooth released Croupier). But I just looked and it seems that Hodges' page is gone. It had been around since at least 2012 so I guess this was another situation where Criterion licensed something and let it lapse—but what?

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#1133 Post by dwk » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:57 am

Most of the recent Phantom pages have been for the deal with Czech NFA (and a lot of these are duplicate pages as a number of the directors already have had titles released by Criterion) or pages for short film directors for Filmstruck, but they've finally added a new page that doesn't seem, to fall into either of these two categories:
John Murray Anderson

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#1134 Post by AfterTheRain » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:06 am

dwk wrote:Most of the recent Phantom pages have been for the deal with Czech NFA (and a lot of these are duplicate pages as a number of the directors already have had titles released by Criterion) or pages for short film directors for Filmstruck, but they've finally added a new page that doesn't seem, to fall into either of these two categories:
John Murray Anderson
It has to be King of Jazz, since Universal Studios recently restored the film a year ago. I wondered if Criterion would've handled this when I heard the news that this was one of the movies the studio was restoring.

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#1135 Post by Self » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:06 pm

SpoilerShow
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#1137 Post by Big Ben » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:36 am

My personal guess for Ophuls would be The Sorrow and the Pity but what do I know?

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#1138 Post by Graphist » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:40 am

Maybe a box set like they did for Les Blank.

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#1139 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:20 am

Big Ben wrote:My personal guess for Ophuls would be The Sorrow and the Pity but what do I know?
Sorrow would be a firm bet but would be even more of a stormer if boxed with Hotel Terminus and Memory of Justice.
An outside contender could be the 'Conversation with Godard' as a choice cut to add to a major J-L G release.

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#1140 Post by joshua » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:08 pm

NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:
Big Ben wrote:My personal guess for Ophuls would be The Sorrow and the Pity but what do I know?
Sorrow would be a firm bet but would be even more of a stormer if boxed with Hotel Terminus and Memory of Justice.
An outside contender could be the 'Conversation with Godard' as a choice cut to add to a major J-L G release.
Milestone is still selling the DVD for The Sorrow and the Pity on their site, so would that mean that it's improbable that Criterion will be releasing it?

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#1141 Post by AfterTheRain » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:21 pm

joshua wrote:
NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:
Big Ben wrote:My personal guess for Ophuls would be The Sorrow and the Pity but what do I know?
Sorrow would be a firm bet but would be even more of a stormer if boxed with Hotel Terminus and Memory of Justice.
An outside contender could be the 'Conversation with Godard' as a choice cut to add to a major J-L G release.
Milestone is still selling the DVD for The Sorrow and the Pity on their site, so would that mean that it's improbable that Criterion will be releasing it?
I thought that Arrow Academy also had released The Sorrow and the Pity on Blu-ray, seemingly negating the need for a Criterion edition.

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#1142 Post by Drucker » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:37 pm

The Arrow release is Region B, so there's plenty of reason for Criterion to release it.

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#1143 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:37 pm

Milestone not only still sells The Sorrow and the Pity on DVD but also handles theatrical bookings, so I'm pretty confident it's still with them. Hotel Terminus is by all indications still with Icarus. I'm gonna go with The Memory of Justice, given that it was just restored and I can't see Paramount releasing it themselves.

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#1144 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:25 pm

He was also an uncredited assistant to John Huston on Moulin Rouge, appeared in Francois Truffaut: Portraits volés, and interviewed Costa Gavras for a documentary short shortly after the release of Seccion Especial, and appeared in the documentary Die Ullrich, about actress Luise Ullrich who appeared in his father's film Liebelei.

There's a lot that Marcel Ophuls' name could entail, and I'm not sure the best of them (Liebelei!) would be films he himself directed.

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#1145 Post by jwd5275 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:57 pm

Don't think these are for today but I'll spoiler them anyway:

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#1146 Post by Luke M » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:04 pm

Lukas Moodysson!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#1147 Post by KJones77 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:06 pm

jwd5275 wrote:Don't think these are for today but I'll spoiler them anyway:
Lilya 4-ever for Moodysson?

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#1148 Post by bdsweeney » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:36 pm

Please, please, please be Fucking Amal or We Are the Best!

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#1149 Post by swo17 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:49 pm

Or Lilya-4-ever

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#1150 Post by bdsweeney » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:06 pm

Great film but I’m not sure my soul could handle another viewing of it.

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