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Wow Celine and Julie!

They need to get working on a release of Out 1 now.
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Out 1 is already licensed in the US. but appears to be OOP.
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funkybusiness wrote: December 16th, 2020, 5:56 am Out 1 is already licensed in the US. but appears to be OOP.
Which could be a sign that the license changed/expired.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: December 16th, 2020, 11:16 am
funkybusiness wrote: December 16th, 2020, 5:56 am Out 1 is already licensed in the US. but appears to be OOP.
Which could be a sign that the license changed/expired.
could be, but the label that released it, Carlotta USA, seems to have ceased operations (after a grand total of... four releases?), which doesn't necessarily mean they've lost licenses. Their parent company in Europe is still going strong. I imagine they'd be open to sub-licensing those films, but I also can't imagine Out 1 is at the top of any US boutique label's want list.
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GruesomeTwosome wrote: December 15th, 2020, 7:27 pm Criterion's March releases: (aside from the already announced Wong Kar Wai box set):

Touki bouki (1973, Djibril Diop Mambety) - released previously though in the Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project set
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
Defending Your Life (1991, Albert Brooks)
Secrets & Lies (1996, Mike Leigh)

Damn, OldAle is gonna love these announcements, I think the Rivette film and Defending Your Life are big favorites of his. I'm happy to see Secrets & Lies get a Blu-ray release, it seems to have been strangely hard to find on disc in the US for a film that was an Academy Award Best Picture nominee and a Palme d'Or winner.
Yes VERY happy with this. I have DYL on an old crappy DVD, and I have C&J on the pretty good BFI DVD from years back (R2) but I will definitely get upgrades for two all-time favorites for sure. I could imagine getting the Leigh and Mambety films also but they are lesser priorities and I probably ought to watch each again - likely saw them both only once, around the time the Liegh film came out and 25-year-old memories shouldn't be trusted. I'm interested in the WKW box too I guess but again, probably ought to watch a couple of those again (and I've never seen 2046). I have no problem with "blind" purchases (whatever that means) but am a little more skeptical when it comes to Criterion-type prices.

In any case one of the best months for the label I can remember.
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Another round of Criterion announcements. April releases:

Memories of Murder (2003, Bong Joon Ho)
History is Made at Night (1937, Frank Borzage)
Irma Vep (1996, Olivier Assayas)

And a couple of upgrades of prior releases:

The Furies (1950, Anthony Mann)
Masculin féminin (1966, Jean-Luc Godard)
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Solid list though the only must-buy for me is Irma Vep. I feel like extras may make the difference with some of these, have to look more closely.
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I own the old Criterion DVD of the Godard and the Arrow Blu of the Assayas. Definitely want the Mann and the Bong. I'll check out the Borzage on the Channel first.
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Fairly big Borzage fan here, this is not IMO one of his best, though to be fair I seem to be more critical of his sound work than a lot of people, and this is probably the second-best of his films from this period after The Mortal Storm.
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OldAle1 wrote: January 15th, 2021, 8:11 pm Fairly big Borzage fan here, this is not IMO one of his best, though to be fair I seem to be more critical of his sound work than a lot of people, and this is probably the second-best of his films from this period after The Mortal Storm.
So far, the best film I've seen from him is No Greater Glory, which I really love. Interesting that you mention The Mortal Storm, because I just saw a friend mention it positively on Facebook in reference to this Criterion announcement. She's fond of Borzage and I like her taste in film.
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Irma Vep is on HBO Max (which I recently got access to) last I checked, I haven’t seen the film yet but it’s one of those that’s been on my watchlist forever. So I’ll see it there before deciding if I want to get the Blu-ray.
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Knaldskalle wrote: November 29th, 2020, 9:33 pm Holy smokes! I only just learned that Pathe released a limited edition blu-ray of the restored version of Abel Gance's La Roue (1923) back in June. It's a 4-disc set with the movie now taking up 3 discs on its own and a runtime of 418 minutes (that's just short of 7 hours). By comparison, the DVD I saw some years ago was "only" 263 minutes, so they almost doubled the runtime.

It's coming back into print, though, being released again on January 6 2021. Price: 60 Euros (it's $77 shipped to the US).

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I really want this, but that price tag... :blink:

Does anybody know more about this? Is there a (cheaper) regular edition in the works? Does anyone know if it's scheduled for release in other markets (eg. Germany, UK, US)?
I got it for my birthday :) I don't know when will be the next time I'll have 7 hours to spare but I'm looking forward to it
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Latest round of Criterion Collection announcements - May releases:

Merrily We Go to Hell (1932, Dorothy Arzner)
Nightmare Alley (1947, Edmund Goulding)
Trances (1981, Ahmed El Maanouni) - this was previously released by Criterion in the Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project set
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982, Amy Heckerling)
Flowers of Shanghai (1998, Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
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Is that the first Hou Hsiao-Hsen film for Criterion?
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weirdboy wrote: February 12th, 2021, 11:03 pm Is that the first Hou Hsiao-Hsen film for Criterion?
Yes.
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Strange choice. But beautiful art design.
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