Criterion and Paramount

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beamish14
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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#876 Post by beamish14 » Tue May 05, 2020 11:40 am

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is still with Paramount in North America. Talk about a brilliant film that has never gotten a proper home video release
(I thought the VHS was edited a bit).

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#877 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:34 pm

captveg wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Great to see Criterion has jumped on the new wave of Paramount licensing with The War of the Worlds.
cdnchris wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:10 pm
The understanding is that Paramount licenses out in batches, so a label goes to them and requests some titles and then that's it, whereas I believe a studio like Universal does an on-the-go approach. If you look at Paramount licenses you'll notice there are big gaps in time when they release a batch of them. The last batch appears to have been Moonrise, Virgin Suicides, and Election. So when people say "new deal" they mean that Paramount is licensing out another batch to Criterion.
War of the Worlds, The Elephant Man and now The Parallax View all getting announced within 8 months. Hopefully there will be more considering Paramount has opened their vault to themselves as well

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#878 Post by Blutarsky » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:19 pm

I do hope that with Paramount titles being loaned we can get Von Stroheim’s Queen Kelly and The Wedding March. But, seeing how great Silent blu ray sales are, it is just wishful thinking :cry:

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#879 Post by beamish14 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:41 pm

One of these days, Deadhead Miles...one of these days

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#880 Post by justeleblanc » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:07 pm

I imagine any Paramount deal would also include Real Life.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#881 Post by Roscoe » Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:33 pm

I'd be on board for Criterions of von Stroheim, damn right. There's a new restoration of FOOLISH WIVES that I can't wait to check out.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#882 Post by FlickeringWindow » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:35 pm

Paramount only owns The Wedding March - Foolish Wives was a MoMA restoration, Queen Kelly is owned by Kino

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#883 Post by captveg » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:21 pm

With The Furies getting a Blu-ray upgrade that just leaves White Dog as the lone DVD-only Paramount licensed release.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#884 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:12 pm

Just so we keep discussion confined to one thread, multiple Paramount titles have gone OOP out of nowhere. We are discussing this over here for now. Please do not use this thread to discuss the OOP titles

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#885 Post by Matt » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:12 am

I was really hoping we’d get a Criterion edition of A Place in the Sun someday. I refuse to settle for that gray-on-gray Imprint release.

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Re: Criterion and Paramount

#886 Post by Finch » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:20 am

I emailed Jon Mulvaney specifically about the Sternberg silents and The Furies, and got a reply from Justin at Criterion:
While we do not typically disclose titles that are going out of print in advance, I can assure you that there are no additional titles in our catalog that are going OOP in the near future. That said, if there are titles you've had an eye on for your next purchases, it's always a good idea to purchase it sooner than later, since we do not announce upcoming OOP or packaging changes.

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