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Post by Lonewolf2003 » April 15th, 2020, 10:34 pm

Criterion July releases:
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Marriage Story (2019)
The Lady Eve (1941) (upgrade)
Taste of Cherry (1997) (upgrade)
Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits box-set, feat.: The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Fury (1972), The Way of the Dragon (1972), Enter the Dragon (1973) & Game of Death (1978)

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#962

Post by kongs_speech » April 15th, 2020, 10:54 pm

I'm probably not going to pick up any of the July releases, which is fine considering how many of the May and June releases tickle my fancy. They can't all be winners. This is a neat batch of films, just nothing that I have to have.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » April 16th, 2020, 1:28 pm

Living in Europe I will wait until it's known which ones will get a UK release. Of this list I'm mainly interested in Taste of Cherry, haven't seen it yet, been waiting on a upgrade for that. Maybe in a far future I will pick-up the Bruce Lee boxsets when it's cheaper on a sale.

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#964

Post by funkybusiness » April 22nd, 2020, 5:16 am

it's finally actually maybe happening

https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=26721

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Post by Knaldskalle » April 30th, 2020, 6:59 pm

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#966

Post by Timec » May 11th, 2020, 5:08 pm

Criterion just announced "The Complete Films of Agnes Varda" for August.

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Like the Bergman set, it looks like this doesn't have a spine number - so probably no need to update the ICM list.

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#967

Post by Nathan Treadway » May 11th, 2020, 5:45 pm

A good lot of them are already in the collection.

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Post by Ebbywebby » May 11th, 2020, 9:59 pm

"Nausicaa, a once-banned 1970 television film directed by Varda"

I wonder why this is presented as a bonus feature, rather than one of the prime items.

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Post by funkybusiness » May 11th, 2020, 10:10 pm

maybe it's not been restored?

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Post by OldAle1 » May 13th, 2020, 10:58 pm

And continuing with the mega-box-set treasure troves...well, I dunno if treasure is exactly the right word for this:

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Post by OldAle1 » June 15th, 2020, 9:26 pm

Criterion September:

Beau Travail
The Elephant Man
Christ Stopped at Eboli
The Naked City (upgrade)
Brute Force (upgrade)

Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project 3:
* Lucia (Humberto Solas - Cuba)
*After the Curfew (Usmar Ismail - Indonesia)
*Pixote (Hector Babenco - Brazil)
*Dos monjes (Juan Bustillo Oro - Mexico)
*Soleil O (Med Hondo - Mauritania)
*Downpour (Bahram Beizai - Iran)

Personally most excited about the World Cinema set - the last two films listed are among my favorites. Very exciting especially to finally get a Beizai film in HD.

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Post by brokenface » June 15th, 2020, 10:10 pm

Surprised things like Pixote and Lucia can't get standalones, though i guess they maybe use the known known titles to draw people in to the set.

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Post by OldAle1 » June 15th, 2020, 10:19 pm

Could be, but I wonder how even a "well-known" film sells these days. Also may have something to do with print quality - the Turkish film in one of the previous volumes looked worse than anything else on the label, and I think they probably would never have released it stand-alone for that reason - and what supplements they can produce or have on hand. I'm sure it's a complicated decision process.

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Post by Ebbywebby » June 15th, 2020, 10:23 pm

I haven't seen any of those World Project films...interesting. I'm guessing Pixote, Lucia and Dos Monjes would appeal to me more than the other three.

In fact, I've only seen Beau Travail and Elephant Man out of all those titles.

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Post by Timec » June 16th, 2020, 11:57 am

That's a great month for Criterion - I'll probably pick up all but one or two of those titles.

I love the concept of the World Cinema Project, so these box sets are some of their most exciting releases, imo. I've never even heard of After the Curfew or Dos Monjes, so it'll be great to see them for the first time in new restorations.

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Post by Knaldskalle » June 16th, 2020, 8:34 pm

Why weren't the World Cinema titles added to the Criterion list? All the titles in the previous two sets were added and they all have a spine number.
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Post by joachimt » June 16th, 2020, 8:42 pm

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