The Criterion Channel -- Film and Content Discussion

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Blutarsky
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#501 Post by Blutarsky » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:36 pm

kekid wrote:
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:09 pm
dwk wrote:
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May 2021's slate
May 2021 is a most awesome month on the Criterion channel.

I hope a box set including all the films of Satyajit Ray being shown this month comes out later this year. This is Satyajit Ray at 100.. His time has come.

If it does, all other Criterion problems will be forgiven.
Even if we are to get a proper release/restoration of Devi I will be thrilled. It is a beautiful movie, and when I viewed it on the channel when it first premiered it was painfully rough to watch.

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#502 Post by Michael Kerpan » Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:05 pm

Alas -- none of the rarer stuff I am dying to see is showing up there.

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#503 Post by JakeStewart » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:14 pm

Its encouraging that classic Fox titles have begun to show up with some regularity.

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#504 Post by Drucker » Sun May 09, 2021 3:30 pm

Are there any DVDs anywhere of the Vittorio De Seta films currently on the channel?

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#505 Post by DandyDancing » Sun May 09, 2021 6:58 pm

There will be.

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#506 Post by Drucker » Sun May 09, 2021 7:42 pm

Pretty vague reply, you have inside evidence these will be an upcoming release?

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#507 Post by RIP Film » Tue May 11, 2021 1:25 pm

How does criterion channel handle new releases? Last time I was a member they had In the Mood for Love and Mirror, but I’m guessing they don’t just automatically get the recent restorations, or do they? Are there any of the WKW “restorations” up?

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#508 Post by DandyDancing » Tue May 11, 2021 6:57 pm

Drucker wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 7:42 pm
Pretty vague reply, you have inside evidence these will be an upcoming release?
Newly restored with Janus and Criterion logos. All but confirmed in my eyes.

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#509 Post by Noiradelic » Wed May 12, 2021 7:40 am

RIP Film wrote:
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How does criterion channel handle new releases? Last time I was a member they had In the Mood for Love and Mirror, but I’m guessing they don’t just automatically get the recent restorations, or do they? Are there any of the WKW “restorations” up?
Don't own the WKW set, but In the Mood for Love appears to be the old version. Almost positive Happy Together and Fallen Angels are the recent restorations (as one would expect). The Mirror isn't currently available. Obviously if a film becomes available on the service after the Blu-ray release, it'll be the same restoration. If it's added shortly preceding the physical release there's a good chance it will be the same restoration. Streaming versions of some of the older Blu-ray releases are still SD. Films that have been on the channel for a long time and haven't gotten a physical release yet may be either SD or restored HD.

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#510 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed May 12, 2021 8:53 am

Happy Together and Fallen Angels are playing the old versions, not the new restorations.

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#511 Post by Noiradelic » Thu May 13, 2021 4:53 am

Didn't know there were Criterion-licensed old versions. My bad.

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#512 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue May 25, 2021 10:23 am

Coming to the Channel in June 2021.

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#513 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue May 25, 2021 10:29 am

The Solid Gold Cadillac and Vigil in the Night are welcome inclusions, hopefully pointing toward physical releases

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#514 Post by Michael Kerpan » Tue May 25, 2021 10:57 am

I believe I last watched Solid Gold Cadillac some time in the 60s....

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#515 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 25, 2021 12:30 pm

Solid Gold Cadillac is worth it for the murderer's row of supporting That Guys occupying the office

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#516 Post by Blutarsky » Tue May 25, 2021 1:31 pm

Hoping Pink Flamingos is at least restored. Mink Stole had mentioned years back that Criterion were going to do an edition of it, then John c. 4 years ago had mentioned Warner Archive was preparing it for a blu. Since then, silence.

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#517 Post by beamish14 » Tue May 25, 2021 1:48 pm

Blutarsky wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 1:31 pm
Hoping Pink Flamingos is at least restored. Mink Stole had mentioned years back that Criterion were going to do an edition of it, then John c. 4 years ago had mentioned Warner Archive was preparing it for a blu. Since then, silence.
Well, next year is its 50th anniversary, so let's see.

This is a pretty cool Pride Month lineup of films.

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#518 Post by Omensetter » Tue May 25, 2021 5:01 pm

The Judy Holliday series is enormously welcome. Bells are Ringing is a masterpiece, top-shelf Minnelli. It Should Happen to You is tier one Cukor. Phffft and The Solid, Gold Cadillac are solid matinees. Her more dramatic ones—Full of Life and The Marrying Kind—are something of a slog, but at least Cukor slid a slick dream sequence in the latter.

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#519 Post by Wigs by Leonard » Tue May 25, 2021 6:43 pm

The Pride lineup here is spectacular. The Epstein/Friedman program and the Riggs films would be enough, but BPM ("the best film I've ever seen about gay people," said Larry Kramer), a double feature of Tom of Finland and Daddy and the Muscle Academy (I haven't seen the former, but it can't be as good as the latter, a genuinely arousing and visceral explication of/tribute to the artist), the Orphic Trilogy, Cruising, and more more more? I'll subscribe for the first month in months.

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#520 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue May 25, 2021 6:58 pm

I totally missed Quine's Full of Life too- which is mid-tier Quine, but still interesting compared to his themes of interest. Also, between a recent blu-ray release and a Channel-acquisition, Robson's worst film, the appropriately-titled Phffft, is getting some questionable love

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#521 Post by beamish14 » Fri May 28, 2021 5:53 pm

Aya of Yop City, which debuts on June 23rd, is fantastic. Extremely heartfelt and very funny movie about a young woman's yearning for self-determinism in post-colonial Ivory Coast. It would make a nice double bill with Another Day of Life, another recent animated feature about sub-Saharan Africa in the 1970's.

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#522 Post by bainbridgezu » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:24 pm

Given that the old DVD is long out-of-print, I wonder if Criterion might consider Gypsy 83 -- currently on the Channel -- for disc release. The original had some good features, but they could certainly expand with new interviews and more material on the music.

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