Criterion U.K.

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rapta
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Re: Criterion U.K.

#651 Post by rapta » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:27 pm

It's likely they'd only let things go OOP if there isn't a perceived demand for another print-run of said title, or they let the license expire. That's the case with other UK labels too, such as Eureka, Arrow and BFI who have each let a handful of titles go to other labels who decide they can do something with them (e.g. Funeral Parade of Roses was MoC on DVD, then BFI upgraded it to Blu-ray with more extras; likewise PTU was Third Window on DVD, and Eureka just announced it on Blu-ray).

I imagine Criterion are fast-tracking or prioritising titles that were already in the UK market to essentially 'plug gaps' left by other labels licenses expiring. And to take full advantage of their license period of course. They already released Diabolique as early as 2017 after Arrow's license had expired. I imagine they may do the same for others eventually (e.g. surprised we haven't seen a Criterion UK edition of either F for Fake or Salesman yet, as they apparently bought up rights for those just before they launched in the UK).

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#652 Post by reaky » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:14 pm

The Criterion UK F for Fake is sitting on my shelf.

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#653 Post by rapta » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:03 pm

reaky wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:14 pm
The Criterion UK F for Fake is sitting on my shelf.
Woops, so it is! Must've been thinking of a different film (not sure what though...).

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#654 Post by torgones » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:28 pm

Thanks for the responses - Salesman would be an ace addition! While Criterion UK moves at its own pace, we’ve racked up some nice cult documentaries.

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#655 Post by Pavel » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:56 am

July titles:
Pariah
Mirror
Bringing Up Baby

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#656 Post by Orlac » Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:48 am

Ooh, very pleased about Bringing Up Baby. Not seen it since 1999! And I watched it purely because it was in The Illustrated Dinosaur Movie Guide (I was 12, give me a break!)

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#657 Post by Pavel » Thu May 27, 2021 5:59 am

August titles:
Blow Out
Deep Cover
All About Eve

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#658 Post by TMDaines » Fri May 28, 2021 7:17 am

Meh.

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#659 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:59 pm

September releases:

Beasts Of No Nation
Original Cast Album: Company
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

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#660 Post by Billy Beta » Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:19 pm

Any ideas on what could be released this month in the UK? I'll throw out some wants...

Ratcatcher
The Damned
La Piscine

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#661 Post by L.A. » Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:28 pm

Billy Beta wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:19 pm
The Damned
Yes, please!

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#662 Post by Pavel » Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:08 am

October titles:
Love and Basketball
The Damned
La dolce vita

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#663 Post by TMDaines » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:23 am

Damn.

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#664 Post by rapta » Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:07 am

Curious how they got La Dolce Vita for the UK. That could mean Cult Films no longer have the rights, to that and other Fellini titles (and maybe other Italian classics too).

Really hope Criterion can negotiate a UK edition of Uncut Gems through their Netflix dealings, despite it being a Lionsgate license in the US. Also hope we can get Ratcatcher here as Ramsay is one of the greatest directors working today (probably my vote for best British director at least) and her earlier works don't get enough love (how many more years before Morvern Callar gets the same kind of treatment?).

Hopefully the November announcements will include at least one of those, and otherwise I imagine we'll get High Sierra and maybe Devi (if Mr. Bongo no longer have it, which is probable). I also assumed they would have announced Ashes and Diamonds by now since the Arrow release is OOP, and maybe La Piscine too, but I guess they might have trickier rights than I imagined.

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#665 Post by reaky » Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:13 am

Well, Criterion UK have form in announcing releases while someone else still holds the rights. Sometimes they go ahead, more often they’re cancelled. We’ll see.

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#666 Post by dwk » Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:29 am

I would have expected High Sierra but it apparently isn't getting a Canadian release. So who knows what funky thing is going on with the rights to that release.

It seems that elements for Morvern Callar are missing, so it is safe to assume that will not be coming from anyone for the foreseeable future.

La dolce vita is an odd one, as, in addition to Cult Films release in the UK being in print (it is in print, right?), the US release, licensed from Paramount, is OOP. (Can someone with the Cult Films disc check and see who they licensed the film from.)

I just had another La dolce vita question, is the release going to be the solo release or will it be the disc from the boxset (which adds two docs: "Second Look" (30:57) and "Once Upon a Time: La Dolce Vita" (52:03))?

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#667 Post by rapta » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:27 am

dwk wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:29 am
La dolce vita is an odd one, as, in addition to Cult Films release in the UK being in print (it is in print, right?), the US release, licensed from Paramount, is OOP. (Can someone with the Cult Films disc check and see who they licensed the film from.)

I just had another La dolce vita question, is the release going to be the solo release or will it be the disc from the boxset (which adds two docs: "Second Look" (30:57) and "Once Upon a Time: La Dolce Vita" (52:03))?
The Nouveaux Pictures disc (aka Cult Films) from 2014 says it was licensed from "Riama Film - Gray Films / S. N. Pathe' Cinema". I imagine the 2020 reissue is just the same release in newer packaging.

I imagine the Criterion UK release is a direct port of the original Criterion US release, rather than the box set version, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong!

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#668 Post by dwk » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:41 am

Thanks rapta.

I did notice that La dolce vita no longer appears on Cult Films' site (the only Fellini films that still show up are 81/2 and Boccaccio '70.) So it appears they did lose the rights.

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Re: Criterion U.K.

#669 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:47 am

November 2021:
Devi
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Thin Red Line

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