Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4276 Post by movielocke » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:10 pm

nothing box set big for the sale, but getting Bringing up Baby finally is huge. I'm not sure if watching Mirror again will be able surpass watching it high on pain killers after a surgery, so I may pass on it. Deep Cover and Working Girls are obvious blind buys and the La Piscine cover made me scoff out loud, I wonder, is it the type of arthouse film that markets nudity but coyly avoids it or is it the type of arthouse film that has copious nudity that is rationalized because its 'arthouse'. :roll:

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4277 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:44 pm

movielocke wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:10 pm
...is it the type of arthouse film that markets nudity but coyly avoids it or is it the type of arthouse film that has copious nudity that is rationalized because its 'arthouse'. :roll:
I can’t tell which of these is the offensive option to you, or whether you’re just opposed to nudity (suggested or otherwise) in arthouse movies altogether.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4278 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:52 pm

movielocke wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:10 pm
the La Piscine cover made me scoff out loud, I wonder, is it the type of arthouse film that markets nudity but coyly avoids it or is it the type of arthouse film that has copious nudity that is rationalized because its 'arthouse'. :roll:
The film stars two of the biggest sex symbols of the sixties and while there is a little nudity overall the film is focused on languidly paced eroticism that the raincoat brigade would never show up or stick around for. Much of the film is just the two of them frolicking around the poolside, so not an inaccurate "sell" of the movie in the cover

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4279 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:57 pm

Hasn't part of the appeal for foreign arthouse films since the early days been the laissez faire attitude about sex and nudity that you'd never get in an American movie? Seems like a real foundation of it.

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#4280 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:03 pm

I mean the same year as this you had Leigh Taylor Young way more naked in the Hollywood film the Big Bounce, so at one time but not by 1969 at least

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#4281 Post by Calvin » Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:46 pm

I wonder if Les enfants terribles is being prepared for an upgrade? It's listed as 'Currently Unavailable' on Criterion's website and it recently got a release in France from a new 4K restoration that got a good write up at DVDClassik

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#4282 Post by kekid » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:16 am

I read in the latest Sight and Sound magazine that this is Satyajit Ray's 100-year anniversary. A major box set of his works would seem a no-brainer for Criterion Collection. Perhaps they are still planning it later this year. In my opinion, it would have been a far worthier undertaking than Wong Kar Wai, even if the latter was not plagued by the issues we have been talking about.

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#4283 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:24 am

As long as we get The Adversary I’ll be thrilled (though I’m getting sick of buying entire box sets and doubling up on releases for 1-2 new films I want)

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#4284 Post by Cinephrenic » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:13 pm

Playing with Janus title:

The Story of a Three Day Pass
(La permission)
Melvin Van Peebles
France, 1968

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4285 Post by Boosmahn » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:35 pm

kekid wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:16 am
I read in the latest Sight and Sound magazine that this is Satyajit Ray's 100-year anniversary. A major box set of his works would seem a no-brainer for Criterion Collection. Perhaps they are still planning it later this year. In my opinion, it would have been a far worthier undertaking than Wong Kar Wai, even if the latter was not plagued by the issues we have been talking about.
In all fairness, the Wong Kar-wai set had been in development for a long time.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4286 Post by movielocke » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:09 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:52 pm
movielocke wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:10 pm
the La Piscine cover made me scoff out loud, I wonder, is it the type of arthouse film that markets nudity but coyly avoids it or is it the type of arthouse film that has copious nudity that is rationalized because its 'arthouse'. :roll:
The film stars two of the biggest sex symbols of the sixties and while there is a little nudity overall the film is focused on languidly paced eroticism that the raincoat brigade would never show up or stick around for. Much of the film is just the two of them frolicking around the poolside, so not an inaccurate "sell" of the movie in the cover
That's exactly what I expected, and more or less what the cover implies.

And neither is one I'm opposed to, I just chuckled at the art and wondered at where the marketing was coming from.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4287 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:45 pm

Sólo con tu pareja is getting a bluray upgrade, sadly with no new restoration or extras:

Image

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#4288 Post by dwk » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:08 am

Viet Thanh Nguyen tweeted that he has written an essay for Criterion's release of After Life.

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#4289 Post by DeprongMori » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:14 am

dwk wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:08 am
Viet Thanh Nguyen tweeted that he has written an essay for Criterion's release of After Life.
At last another Kore-eda film on Criterion! Great news. It has been criminally long since Still Walking, so I ended up importing most of his films from the UK already from BFI, Arrow, and Artificial Eye, and Distance from Japan.

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#4290 Post by jwd5275 » Sat May 01, 2021 2:07 pm

Now playing on the Criterion Channel with Criterion and Janus logos:

Tricheurs, Barbet Schroeder, 1984
The House Is Black, Forough Farrokhzad, 1962

Very excited about the prospect of a The House Is Black release. Extremely powerful short film that could hold it own as a standalone release like Night and Fog or Patriotism.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4291 Post by Calvin » Sun May 02, 2021 7:38 am

Japan Society's upcoming Kazuo Hara programme is presented in partnership with Janus Films

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4292 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon May 03, 2021 12:17 pm

Calvin wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 7:38 am
Japan Society's upcoming Kazuo Hara programme is presented in partnership with Janus Films
I just emailed them, and they said Janus held the rights to the documentaries from 'Goodbye CP' to 'Sennan Asbestos Disaster'. I'm not sure if 'The Many Faces of Chika' would be a part of that since it's a drama.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4293 Post by acroyear » Sat May 08, 2021 8:04 am

Not the boldest of predictions I know, but in lieu of a box set announcement I was anticipating this past week I am now clinging to hope for two Satyajit Ray titles being announced for August. I'd hate for his centennial birth month to pass by with only a pointer to the Channel's (impressive) collection without a nod to any physical media release.

Which titles is irrelevant since his work is (mostly) a blind spot for me. Perhaps they could continue the trend and pull from the Eclipse series?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4294 Post by kekid » Sat May 08, 2021 10:46 pm

If we get all of Ray's titles currently on the Criterion Channel, plus Pratidvandi (Adversary), Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest) and Jana Aranya, that would be a great box release.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4295 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat May 08, 2021 11:16 pm

The absence of Pratidvandi from the Channel’s lineup and the TCM centennial program might be coincidences of neglect, but doesn’t leave me with much hope either

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4296 Post by Cinephrenic » Sat May 08, 2021 11:55 pm

https://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show ... 2021/45816

Ed wood box set coming from Criterion. Is it real?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4297 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat May 08, 2021 11:57 pm

Your answer lies in the date of the article

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4298 Post by Cinephrenic » Sun May 09, 2021 12:12 am

Ahhh April fools joke I missed

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