The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#1226 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:07 pm

With the Dietrich clue The Song of Songs makes a lot of sense.

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#1227 Post by Shrew » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:53 pm

It seems both Applause and Love Me Tonight are out of print from Kino, and Love Me Tonight is now a MOD disc from Universal archive (not sure when those happened).

Song of Songs is okay, though it feels more like a "Paramount" film than a Mamoulian, by which I mean imitation Sternberg lighting and sexual psychodrama with a touch of Lubitsch's Europe. It's better than Queen Christina at least. Saving it from obscurity in a Dietrich box would be nice, but those first four Mamoulians are all masterpieces that deserve better releases (or any release in the case of City Streets).

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#1228 Post by Graphist » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:35 pm

Was Alexander Sokurov’s phantom page added just recently or was it there for a while?

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#1229 Post by Ribs » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:47 pm

He was part of a Filmstruck batch, so it connotes nothing.

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#1231 Post by Grand Wazoo » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:17 pm

dwk wrote:Greg Mottola
Huh, presumably for The Daytrippers?

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#1232 Post by Big Ben » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:25 pm

Grand Wazoo wrote:
dwk wrote:Greg Mottola
Huh, presumably for The Daytrippers?
I was thinking Adventureland. No dobut the forum will debate it's quality but it strikes me as something Criterion could easily market. Who knows though.

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#1233 Post by John Shade » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:49 pm

Big Ben wrote:
Grand Wazoo wrote:
dwk wrote:Greg Mottola
Huh, presumably for The Daytrippers?
I was thinking Adventureland. No dobut the forum will debate it's quality but it strikes me as something Criterion could easily market. Who knows though.
Nothing to debate about---err, should just simply say one of my favorites of the past two decades. The current blu ray is pretty substantial, then again similar things have happened.


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#1235 Post by Cinephrenic » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:17 pm

The Experiment, The Salvation, Hong Kong action and a bunch of shorts...

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#1236 Post by Big Ben » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:47 pm

I really like Mads Mikkelsen but The Salvation is um...well not much of anything. It's not exactly bad per se but it's WHOLLY unremarkable. Eva Green is just a mute prop in the film. She's just...there.

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#1237 Post by beamish13 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:02 pm

Really hoping the Johnnie To includes Too Many Ways to be No. 1

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#1238 Post by sabbath » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:05 pm

Oh my god, Johnnie to! Please no false alarm, please no false alarm, please no false alarm...

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#1239 Post by Ribs » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:07 pm

It’s almost definitely a false alarm: the phantom pages have basically turned into a bunch of red herrings since Filmstruck names began appearing. A bunch of people still think a Moodysson is coming and it wasn’t just the usual appearance before a title appeared on Filmstruck a few weeks later (which it did)

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#1240 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:51 pm

The To is probably for an imminent Filmstruck appearance of one or both of the IFC titles (Mad Detective and Vengeance, though if it were the former I'd expect a phantom page for Wai Ka-fai as well). I all but guarantee it won't be Too Many Ways to Be No. 1, which aside from being formally credited to Wai is one of the numerous ex-Golden Harvest titles that Warner Bros. has chosen to bury.

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#1241 Post by sabbath » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:20 pm

Thank you guys for extinguishing my wild fancy about The Mission. Yeah, it was too good to be true.

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#1242 Post by joshua » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:00 am

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:The To is probably for an imminent Filmstruck appearance of one or both of the IFC titles (Mad Detective and Vengeance, though if it were the former I'd expect a phantom page for Wai Ka-fai as well). I all but guarantee it won't be Too Many Ways to Be No. 1, which aside from being formally credited to Wai is one of the numerous ex-Golden Harvest titles that Warner Bros. has chosen to bury.
Filmstruck already has Vengeance up along with The Mission as a "Johnnie To Triad Double Feature."

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#1243 Post by dda1996a » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:17 am

I still. Don't really understand why they receive phantom pages for filmstruck movies

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#1244 Post by Ribs » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:48 am

I assume the phantom pages are also used for some sort of internal server-side database to keep track of things, probably with a lot of metadata about licenses and things like that.

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#1245 Post by Luke M » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:42 pm

Ribs wrote:A bunch of people still think a Moodysson is coming and it wasn’t just the usual appearance before a title appeared on Filmstruck a few weeks later (which it did)
It’s Still Real To Me Dammit


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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#1247 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:35 pm

Bull Durham phantom pages have started. David V. Lester and Thom Mount

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#1248 Post by soundchaser » Thu May 03, 2018 12:19 pm

It appears that the new Criterion website has done away with the cast/crew database entirely. Looks like phantom pages are, well, phantom.

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#1249 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu May 03, 2018 2:39 pm

Does that mean we can get rid of all the spoiler boxes now?

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Re: The Mystery of the Phantom Web Pages

#1250 Post by swo17 » Thu May 03, 2018 2:46 pm

SpoilerShow
Maybe?

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