Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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#2126 Post by Noiradelic » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:21 pm

More so the first two.

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#2127 Post by Calvin » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:58 am

Someone asked Lynne Ramsay on her Reddit AMA about the possibility of Blu-Ray releases for Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar and her response was "Yeah let's get on to Criterion about that. Can you guys help?"

So it doesn't sound like Criterion is currently working on a Ratcatcher upgrade, sadly.

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#2128 Post by bdsweeney » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:34 am

I always thought/hoped the BFI would release blus of her first two films.
If you’re looking for big-name support for Criterion releases, I believe Barry Jenkins would be there to help.

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#2129 Post by demonknight » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:20 pm

I was just thinking to myself about the works of Ken Russell, as I am one to do, and it hit me. Is there any chance that his (unofficial) Great Composers Trilogy could be coming from Criterion?

I believe MisterLime hinted that Criterion had two of a list of four titles (one of which was Women in Love), and the other three, including The Music Lovers, have not seen the light of day yet from any company.
Additionally, a few years back, Mahler was streaming on Hulu under their banner, which means they at least had some rights to it.
And finally, the Warner deal could make Lisztomania viable.

Seems possible.

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#2130 Post by dwk » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:18 pm

The Scarlet Empress Blu-ray is going to be part of a box set
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#2131 Post by kcota17 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:23 pm

dwk wrote:The Scarlet Empress Blu-ray is going to be part of a box set
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Dietrich and Von Sternberg at Paramount I’m betting

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#2132 Post by bainbridgezu » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:37 pm

SpoilerShow
Bull Durham
Dragon Inn
A Matter of Life and Death
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Sternberg / Dietrich Box

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#2133 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:41 pm

bainbridgezu wrote:Bull Durham
Dragon Inn
A Matter of Life and Death
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Sternberg / Dietrich Box
Wow, this is one hell of a month

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#2134 Post by Ribs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:43 pm

The IB100 dream will never die

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#2135 Post by KJones77 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:44 pm

Ribs wrote:The IB100 dream will never die
Don't let your memes be dreams.

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#2136 Post by Graphist » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:04 pm

So no Bergman for the Bergman month?!…

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#2137 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:07 pm

Who made it the official Bergman month?

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#2138 Post by jedgeco » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:07 pm

His mom, in 1918.

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#2139 Post by KJones77 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:08 pm

jedgeco wrote:His mom, in 1918.
*His mom and dad in November 1917

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#2140 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:14 pm

KJones77 wrote:
jedgeco wrote:His mom, in 1918.
*His mom and dad in November 1917
Then that's the better chance when you'll see the whole kit and kaboodle.

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#2141 Post by Luke M » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:23 pm

It’s an amazing release month but perhaps more importantly I got 3/5 correct.

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#2142 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:27 pm

Luke M wrote:It’s an amazing release month but perhaps more importantly I got 3/5 correct.
Congrats \:D/
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#2143 Post by Ribs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:31 pm

Not only is this the first "I want one of everything!" month all year, it happens to be in the sale month. Bless.

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#2144 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:34 pm

I'm going to have to revisit Sex, Lies and Videotape which I haven't seen in many, many years. Wasn't something that registered then.

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#2145 Post by Cinephrenic » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:46 pm

Not a fan of Sex, Lies and Videotape, but that Dietrich box is the release of the year.

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#2146 Post by DeprongMori » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:51 pm

Four out of five on my guesses this month. A personal record. Only missed sex, lies, and videotape.

Gob-smacked on the Dietrich/Sternberg box set. What a beauty! The restorations should be stunning.

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#2147 Post by Minkin » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:46 pm

Here's your speculation round-up:

Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood - Scarlet Empress (an upgrade) = 2018 New Years clue (red M-Press); Dietrich (D-trick) was the Feb, 2018 newsletter clue (some thought it was just for Morocco, others thought a boxset), Shanghai Express has been rumored for as long as I've been a member here (it was on the "eternally delayed" section of the forthcoming list). Apparently it was rumored since 2001?! Is that a record? Is that older than the speculation for the Eisenstein box?

Dragon Inn - Was touring alongside Touch of Zen several years ago, not sure why the holdup until now. Also on Filmstruck.

Bull Durham - January 2018 newsletter clue (boulder + ham)

Sex, lies, and videotape - Confirmed via Criterion email asking for people to submit questions. Also a former Laserdisc title.

A Matter of Life and Death - Was recently restored by Sony, has been rumored forever, but there was nothing definitive proving or pinning it to a future Criterion list other than the thought "what? Sony really going to release it themselves?"
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260 upgrades remain. I'm surprised that Tree of Life was left out - as they have a history of releasing Malick in July (Thin Red Line + New World), but I certainly won't complain about what we did get! This month (and to an extent, 2018), seem to wrap up alot of long-speculated films that we've been expecting for years. Midnight Cowboy was of course the eternal newsletter clue conspiracy joke. Then finally getting Matter of Life and Death, along with Shanghai Express - both of which have been bandied about on this forum as forthcoming for ages! Dragon Inn was also long MIA for no real reason.

Is Female Trouble the only WB licensed film of 2018 so far? Wonder what the holdup is? I guess Criterion is backlogged with a lot of other stuff at the moment (its mostly been Universal / MGM this year).
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I found this to be rather amusing:
Kanopy added a bunch of Frederick Wiseman films to their service. I use Justwatch.com to find out whats new on streaming services, and they decided to use the below image for the poster image. I checked Kanopy, and Titicut Follies is available from Wiseman's company, not Criterion - so this should very much be considered a mistake on Justwatch's part.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2148 Post by black&huge » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:49 am

The Thin Red Line was a September 2010 release. It was delayed from it's original July release date of that year for reasons I still have no idea

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#2149 Post by Noodles1984 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:52 pm

Is there someone like me here who is dreaming a release of Death in Venice and The Damned by Visconti?
They are Warner property i think, Death in Venice was announced by Warner France years ago but never published ...
Any opinions or hopes?

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#2150 Post by Toby Dammit » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:33 pm

Noodles1984 wrote:Is there someone like me here who is dreaming a release of Death in Venice and The Damned by Visconti?
They are Warner property i think, Death in Venice was announced by Warner France years ago but never published ...
Any opinions or hopes?
YES! I love both movies, I have the old Warner editions and want to upgrade them

But both need a big 4K restoration, because probably adequate material to edit them in Blu-Ray doesn't exist.
"The Damned" celebrates 50 years in 2019 and "Death in Venice" in 2021 ... So, we are very close to have a perfect excuse for a major restoration.
It would only be missing that Criterion had the rights of "Ludwig" to make a lavish collector's set called "Visconti's German Trilogy"

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