Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2576 Post by black&huge » Wed May 12, 2021 4:20 pm

tales of the four seasons
after hours
winchester 73
coffee and cigarettes
mademoiselle

the last wave upgrade
solo con tu pareja "upgrade"

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2577 Post by olmo » Wed May 12, 2021 5:07 pm

The Dead Zone
Tales of the Four Seasons
Forbidden Games
Daisies

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2578 Post by black&huge » Wed May 12, 2021 5:26 pm

I quite like olmo's predictions ^^

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2579 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 12, 2021 5:44 pm

Dead Zone is with Scream Factory

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2580 Post by Blutarsky » Wed May 12, 2021 6:04 pm

Los Olvidados
California Split
Original Cast Album: Company with the great Documentary Now parody
Eisenstein: The Sound Years re-issue

And just for the fun of it...
The Man Who Fell to Earth blu ray re-issue with the book included.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2581 Post by Close The Door, Raymond » Wed May 12, 2021 6:51 pm

Atlantics
Mean Streets
Mr. Klein
One False Move
Original Cast Album: Company

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2582 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed May 12, 2021 7:59 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 12:07 pm
Are there any other major Jeremy Thomas/Recorded Picture Company titles that have had recent restorations? A lot of people are floating Sheltering Sky, Bad Timing, and Gohatto
There's Naked Lunch and The Last Emperor, but I don't see Criterion reissuing those, even though they could both benefit from it (especially the latter). The Last Emperor has actually had a 4K restoration for awhile, so I don't know if the article is referring to that or if they're doing another one. Nil by Mouth is mentioned as a future restoration, which might explain why the BFI Blu announced a few years back has yet to surface. No idea what the Bad Timing speculation is based on though.

Gohatto was restored separately by Shochiku and is on the Criterion Channel with Janus and Criterion logos, so it's reasonable to assume it's in the pipeline.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2583 Post by dwk » Wed May 12, 2021 8:15 pm

Naked Lunch is still with Fox in the US. Arrow have it in the UK via Jeremy Thomas and are working on it (The Last Emperor too.)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2584 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed May 12, 2021 9:08 pm

Yes, but in theory Criterion could reissue it with the new master from HanWay, unless their licensing agreement with Fox somehow precludes it. Their Crash release was licensed from WB but uses the Turbine master that I assume was supplied by HanWay. But Criterion does few Blu-to-Blu upgrades and I don't see Naked Lunch being an exception.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2585 Post by Therewolf » Thu May 13, 2021 4:33 am

Ikarie XB-1
Winchester '73
One False Move
Devil in a Blue Dress
Blast of Silence upgrade

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2586 Post by ellipsis7 » Thu May 13, 2021 5:19 am

Time for an Italian film I'm guessing. None so far this year.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2587 Post by Caligula » Thu May 13, 2021 7:05 am

Winchester '73
Unbearable Lightness Of Being upgrade
Olympia solo release
A box of Chaplin, Lloyd or Ray

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2588 Post by omegadirective » Thu May 13, 2021 7:41 am

Children of the Corn 11 film box set?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2589 Post by Bressonaire » Thu May 13, 2021 12:07 pm

After Life
Devi
Nine Queens
Original Cast Album: Company

An upgrade taken from an earlier boxed set; my wishful thinking is Last Holiday

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2590 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 13, 2021 12:09 pm

Nueve reinas [Nine Queens], a movie no one has guessed ever in the history of the thread, is obv confirmed

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2591 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu May 13, 2021 12:16 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:09 pm
Nueve reinas [Nine Queens], a movie no one has guessed ever in the history of the thread, is obv confirmed
It's also a really fun one, but I haven't seen it since high school Spanish class, which may have colored my enthusiasm for it as a surprise break from learning with entertainment. Ricardo Darín is great in everything though.

Was Nine Queens on the Criterion Channel? Very curious to hear the rationale behind this pick.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2592 Post by AfterTheRain » Thu May 13, 2021 12:31 pm

Winchester '73
West Side Story
Solo con tu pareja upgrade
Hud
Story of a Three-Day Pass
The Last Wave upgrade

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2593 Post by Pavel » Thu May 13, 2021 12:48 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:16 pm
Was Nine Queens on the Criterion Channel? Very curious to hear the rationale behind this pick.
I don't think it's ever been on the Channel, which is a shame since the trailer and synopsis piqued my interest

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2594 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu May 13, 2021 1:11 pm

Pavel wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:48 pm
therewillbeblus wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:16 pm
Was Nine Queens on the Criterion Channel? Very curious to hear the rationale behind this pick.
I don't think it's ever been on the Channel, which is a shame since the trailer and synopsis piqued my interest
If you're into con-artist thrillers with twists and turns embroidered in a narrative of relentless forward momentum, look no further

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2595 Post by Bressonaire » Thu May 13, 2021 1:31 pm

I should have labeled that one wishful thinking, too. The mention of Queen of Diamonds made me think of it. A quick check at Amazon shows Nine Queens is really expensive, so presumably neglected and in the wheelhouse of what Criterion does best. If someone at Criterion watches this thread to get opinions at all, I hope they spot it! Anyway, insofar as people seem to have forgotten what a great movie it was, I've done my bit.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2596 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu May 13, 2021 1:34 pm

I am somewhat surprised that they haven't released any Argentinian films with Darin yet, it's a country with a strong enough film culture and he's their biggest star. I've seen a bunch of his work but forget most of the titles aside from this and El secreto de sus ojos

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2597 Post by knives » Thu May 13, 2021 1:40 pm

How many big auteurist films has he worked on? Just Everybody Knows? I figure that Criterion’s limited scope hurts figures like him.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2598 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu May 13, 2021 1:54 pm

I loved Darin in The Secret in their Eyes. For what it's worth it's a Sony Picture Classic release, as is Nine Queens, which should only be a positive for ending up with a CC release

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2599 Post by Walter Kurtz » Thu May 13, 2021 2:39 pm

Close the Door and JSC have both guessed Mr. Klein for an announcement this month. Sadly... in a direct communication with Mulvaney, he indicated that Criterion has only leased temporary streaming rights from Rialto and are not pursuing a physical release of this title.

He did indicate that if a groundswell of support for a physical release were suddenly to occur (cough, cough) his team over there might reconsider. But that's probably just boilerplate talk.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2600 Post by movielocke » Thu May 13, 2021 4:27 pm

TCM festival* ran Oliver Twist, Summertime and Great Expectations (and Hamlet) so I say fuck it, even though it'll probably take six years for all three to be upgraded, I'll guess them all now (and just count it in my head as one david lean guess,lol)

Great-Expectations-Oliver-Twist-Summertime
Early Summer

Equinox Flower
Atlantics
Two English Girls
Devi
Stage Door



*I clicked a twitter link to the HBOstreaming-TCM festival a few days ago and saw those titles, but it's possible it was some streaming advert for HBO-TCM and those are just normal HBO-TCM titles and aren't part of any virtual festival? I dunno.

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