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What a line-up!

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funkybusiness wrote: April 16th, 2018, 10:18 pm new criterion

930. Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood [wow]
931. Morocco
932. Dishonored
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with like a million more special features. I got The Reckless Moment two weeks ago, my first Indicator release, and I love it, solid release, one of the best all-around blu-rays for a single film I have, so I'm very interested in what Indicator puts out now.
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I have Indicator's The Lady From Shanghai, very solid release. Might just be the heaviest single-disc release I have, that booklet is massive! Part of me is tempted to get this one as well, but I have the Criterion release and I can't justify double-dipping.
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Knaldskalle wrote: June 7th, 2019, 1:00 am I have Indicator's The Lady From Shanghai, very solid release. Might just be the heaviest single-disc release I have, that booklet is massive! Part of me is tempted to get this one as well, but I have the Criterion release and I can't justify double-dipping.
yeah, same. the audio commentaries, the Tag Gallagher visual essay, the other new special features all sound great, but I've already got the CC and I doubt I could get that much out of selling it on amazon or ebay or something.
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5 Official lists, including TSPDT and S&S, and all they could manage for a first blu ray release is a 2K scan?

Special Features and Technical Specs:
NEW 2K REMASTER COMPLETED BY THE BFI

https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=25267
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PeacefulAnarchy wrote: June 14th, 2019, 12:07 am 5 Official lists, including TSPDT and S&S, and all they could manage for a first blu ray release is a 2K scan?

Special Features and Technical Specs:
NEW 2K REMASTER COMPLETED BY THE BFI

https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=25267
Yeah, I'll always wonder which details I'm missing out on due to them settling for a 2K scan instead of 4K.
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Criterion’s September releases:

Local Hero (1983, Bill Forsyth)
Polyester (1981, John Waters)
Cluny Brown (1946, Ernst Lubitsch)
The Cloud Capped Star (1960, Ritwik Ghatak)
The Circus (1928, Charlie Chaplin)
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That's an insane lineup
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That Cluny Brown cover though...oof.

Shame because it is one of my favourite Lubitsch.
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Network is releasing Oh...Rosalinda!! on blu-ray. that's pretty amazing considering its history and lack of any acclaim. It should look substantially better than the VHS sourced copy floating around, as it's sourced from the original cinemascope negatives.
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zuma wrote: June 17th, 2019, 11:10 pm That Cluny Brown cover though...oof.

Shame because it is one of my favourite Lubitsch.
Agreed, not a great cover. The Polyester cover, though... Perfect!
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Knaldskalle wrote: June 19th, 2019, 12:01 am
zuma wrote: June 17th, 2019, 11:10 pm That Cluny Brown cover though...oof.

Shame because it is one of my favourite Lubitsch.
Agreed, not a great cover. The Polyester cover, though... Perfect!
Yeah great cover, and it comes with the odorama card.
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La cicatrice intérieure (1972) should be released on Blu-ray/DVD in a couple of days by Re:Voir. Watching Nico scream and whine in HD at home will be a reality.
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uuh the Barnes and Noble Criterion 50% sale has started, I guess? Goes thru August 4th.

I guess it started June 28th, maybe. just heard about it tho
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La cicatrice intérieure (1972) is now available to buy on Blu-ray/DVD on Re:Voir's site. Order placed!

https://re-voir.com/shop/fr/philippe-ga ... ieure.html
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I haven't bought anything from Barnes and Noble yet although I did make a big list of stuff.

However, I found some of the items for sale at same or better price on Amazon during prime day sale, and getting 6% back on that plus better price than BN 50% off ==> ordered!
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Wonder why it's taking Criterion so long to announce their October titles? They posted a tweet yesterday saying they are going to announce today, now they are saying tomorrow. :shrug:
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so, spoilers but two things, 1. they're making a video to celebrate 1000 spine numbers, and the guy who is editing it tweeted out it's taking longer than expected (although he didn't clarify whether it was the actual hold-up or not), and 2. they're almost certainly announcing a Godzilla boxset, and Toho is doing a presentation at SDCC with a ton of Godzilla stuff on Friday. that seems the more likely answer for the delay, that Toho wants to announce the Godzilla boxset at SDCC first, not on Criterion's website.

edit: actually the video dude was part of the delay (tweet), but Toho is still doing that SDCC thing on Friday, so that might be a separate announcement ala Olympics/Bergman.
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And the wording of yesterday's tweet seems to imply that we still might not get the actual announcements today, as they say to stay tuned for "updates" today - not necessarily the announcement of the releases. :think:


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Criterion releases are up.....but no spine #1000. (yet)
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Yep, just saw the email..."Stay tuned for something big: next week we’ll announce spine number 1000!"

As for the titles that they did announce today:

Matewan (1987, John Sayles)
When We Were Kings (1996, Leon Gast)
Haxan (1922, Benjamin Christensen) - upgrade. I liked the original cover on the DVD release, but I dig the new creepy cover shot too.
Josef von Sternberg 3 silent classics set: Underworld (1927), The Last Command (1928), and The Docks of New York (1928)
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The Toho announcement tomorrow, the rumors, and now the weird phrasing of "Stay tuned for something big" pretty much guarantees #1000 is the Godzilla box.

I find it a strange choice. Was really thinking it would be CK.

EDIT: That Haxan cover is incredible.
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Big?

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Goddammit. I bought the MoC release of The Last Command, and I hate having to double dip, but an upgrade of 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg is going to be hard to sit out. Häxan seems like a good fit for October.
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zuma wrote: July 18th, 2019, 4:32 pm The Toho announcement tomorrow, the rumors, and now the weird phrasing of "Stay tuned for something big" pretty much guarantees #1000 is the Godzilla box.

I find it a strange choice. Was really thinking it would be CK.

EDIT: That Haxan cover is incredible.
probably 1001, to reference their laserdisc releases. unless they want it punny in which case 1001 will be Tarkovsky's Mirror.

unless we've all been Bamboozled by that new year's wacky drawing.

other news, I've seen the Häxan restoration and it's really, really nice. It's not the sort of film I'd buy, but if it's the kind you (generic) would buy, don't worry, it looks amazing.
definitely nabbing the von Sternberg. watched When We Were Kings a couple years ago and thought it was fantastic. don't know if I'd buy it tho. and those screenshots for Matewan look teal as fuck.
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And finally, Criterion's spine #1000 is announced...the Godzilla box set as expected.
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GruesomeTwosome wrote: July 25th, 2019, 5:10 pm And finally, Criterion's spine #1000 is announced...the Godzilla box set as expected.
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The box art for that set seems to be divisive, but I freaking love it.
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Fun idea for a release. No personal interest.
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Timec wrote: July 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm The box art for that set seems to be divisive, but I freaking love it.
Most of these artworks are better than the actual movies.
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Cool idea to post the Criterion announcements that way, PA! Wow, I didn't expect Cold War to be a Criterion release. Haven't seen it yet but I've been very much looking forward to it. Betty Blue is a cool addition as well. And now the director of Superbad is in the Collection, hehe. Never would have expected The Daytrippers to get a CC release.
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I don't know the first thing about The Daytrippers. And I haven't seen Now, Voyager.

I saw Betty Blue when it was new...didn't find it too notable. Kinda surprised it was picked.

Adding Cold War seemed inevitable...great stuff.
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A FYI for anyone thinking of watching Daytrippers before the Criterion version is released. The DVD versions that exist are 4:3. The criterion release will be 1.85:1.
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Well, I saw Daytrippers in cinema, so it has always been 16:9
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albajos wrote: August 16th, 2019, 4:06 am Well, I saw Daytrippers in cinema, so it has always been 16:9
Well I was not suggesting Criterion filmed new images and edited it into the existing film to make it widescreen. Of course it was filmed and shown in theatres that way. The DVD release of it cropped the image.

I was letting people know that if they want to see the correct AR they will have to wait until the Criterion release is out. Or travel back in time and watch it in the theatre.
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A bit last minute, because it only last one more day. But Powerhouse Indicator is having a sale:
https://www.powerhousefilms.co.uk/collections/sale
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if you're into that sort of thing, Kino's Fritz Lang's Silent Films is going to be a lightning deal for prime members on amazon in 20 minutes. $63 or ~$20 off its usual price. features the following films: Metropolis / Die Nibelungen / Spies / Dr. Mabuse the Gambler / Destiny / The Spiders / Woman in the Moon / Four Around the Woman / Harakiri / The Wandering Shadow / The Plague of Florence

and for those (reasonably) suspicious of Kino's silent film releases, I've heard they fixed the errors of their previous, individual releases of these films (but won't admit they initially errored).
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but of note, it's a little disappointing that the cover design, at first glance, definitely looks like a swastika.
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