Criterion OOP

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therewillbeblus
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Re: Criterion OOP

#476 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:51 pm

The Pachyderminator wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:48 pm
In the Mood for Love has been "on back order" for at least a few weeks (I ordered it on 3/9 and it hasn't been shipped yet). Should we expect it to become available in the original version again?
It's worth emailing Criterion about it- they'll have an answer

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The Pachyderminator
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Re: Criterion OOP

#477 Post by The Pachyderminator » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:18 pm

Good suggestion. I've emailed Mulvaney about it.

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Re: Criterion OOP

#478 Post by The Pachyderminator » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:14 pm

A Criterion rep confirmed that the original edition will continue to be available.
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE Blu-rays are anticipated to be back in stock the week of April 12th. It will be the same HD digital transfer release as before, and it will not be replaced by the new restoration included in the WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI box set.

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Re: Criterion OOP

#479 Post by Amazing Goose » Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:56 pm

I'm curious why they were able to retain the rights to the original transfer of In the Mood for Love yet couldn't bring back the original Chungking Express disc. If WKW is ok with one still being available, then why not the other? Because the changes to CE were more significant, perhaps?

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Re: Criterion OOP

#480 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:51 am

Kar-wai might not have any control over that release. Even if he had control and wanted to repress it with the new restoration, Criterion might have used the (valid) excuse that would be too complicated.

Also, I completely forgot the WKW set came out less than five months ago. Whether that's due to this year or the set, I'm not sure.

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Re: Criterion OOP

#481 Post by dwk » Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:20 am

Since Criterion is still streaming the contents from the original Chungking Express disc there shouldn't be any issues with re-pressing it except getting WKW's approval.

Who knows, when sales of the box set start to slow, they may bring that release of Chungking Express back into print.

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Re: Criterion OOP

#482 Post by GTO » Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:09 pm

Does the Kino 4k UHD of Silence of the Lambs mean the still widely available Criterion non 4k is going OOP?

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Re: Criterion OOP

#483 Post by swo17 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:27 pm


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Re: Criterion OOP

#484 Post by Amazing Goose » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:38 pm

I'm not sure which threat is best for this, but I just noticed that Rushmore no long has a DVD purchase option on Criterion's site; just blu-ray. There was nothing to suggest that the DVD version was temporarily out of stock, either. I spot checked a few other discs from my wish list (Ace in the Hole, Make Way for Tomorrow, and Vampyr), and they all still have both formats available for purchase.

I presume this means that once a DVD pressing has sold out, that's it for a release in that format? I hadn't considered that when they announced that new 4K releases would no have a DVD release. Or is this not the case?

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Re: Criterion OOP

#485 Post by dwk » Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:57 pm

The DVDs of the Buena Vista/Disney titles were actually manufactured and distributed by Disney. I assume that they have ceased production on those DVDs.

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Re: Criterion OOP

#486 Post by fiendishthingy » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:02 pm

It looks like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou are both Blu-ray only as well.

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Re: Criterion OOP

#487 Post by captveg » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:31 am

Yeah, likely that Disney's production is not bothering with those DVDs anymore, with Criterion not pushing them to keep them going, either.

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