Don’t like Rosemary’s Baby. BADLANDS! I’m just going to belligerently shout “Badlands” to bug that one guy who doesn’t like that. Also, I’d like Badlands on blu-ray, thank you.
TakaAwesome has just turned this thread into the Criterion Facebook page.
They should totally do Badlands. It’s my favorite Malick film.
@judicial joe: now that I think about it, the Criterion FB page is not the only page plagued by stupid people. The Drive FB page for one, with its stupid posts that the Facebook people who’s a fan of the page buy into. This is why I’d rather be here on Mubi. With people who I don’t know but at least know what they’re talking about.
Spine number 666… Mama Rosemary admiring baby Rosemary… heart necklace… ok, I’m on board with Rosemary’s Baby now!
Still, I wonder if it’ll be worth a double dip for the blu ray, considering that I already have the acceptable but less-than-incredible dvd.
I’m on board for ROSEMARY’S BABY — hell yes.
Also, if it is for Spine number 666, then we’ll have to wait what? Like a year and a half for it?? They’re only on 619 now…
^given that they only are releasing one new spine number in July, it might take more than a year and a half to get to 666! lol
Anyone notice Last Days of Disco is the first film released during their blu-ray era DVD-only to get an upgrade?
checks Criterion.com and Amazon
#100: Beastie Boys Video Anthology – November 2000
#200: The Honeymoon Killers – July 2003
#300: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – May 2005
#400: Stranger Than Paradise – September 2007
#500: Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy – January 2010
#600: Anatomy of a Murder – February 2012
So it takes them roughly 2 years to get through a hundred spines, and we’re 47 away from #666… nope, this is coming in October, with whatever #666 is coming in third quarter 2013.
^Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, not a Tuesday. But I’d say a 10/30 release is close enough.
As amusing as it would surely be to see ROSEMARY’S BABY occupying the 666th slot in the collection, I can’t imagine the company holding off on its release for well over a year for that reason alone. If that was their intention, why would they hint at it so soon. I have to agree with Joe, a Halloween (or, in this case, the vicinity of Halloween) release is a much more likely prospect. Perhaps another horror film will someday be slated for spine #666. Speculate away!
I feel lost, but what’s the significance of 666?
Whenever I need a suggestion for a film that belongs in the collection I consult this list and this list.
Oh please God, let it be The Devils.
If there is not at least some kind of appropriate title in the 666 slot there is no justice in life.
Rosemary’s Baby is one the GREAT MOVIES…so if they add it great. BTW…the exisiting version that out on DVD is dynamite…the first release, not the made in Mexico release.
Badlands is one of my all time favorite movies…but I don’t think those two pieces of rosemary indicate that movie.
Has anyone seen the BFI DVD of THE DEVILS? It’s spectacular….what’’s the hold up with a US release?
Warner Bros. is a bitch about rights.
God, this thread feels more like the CCFB every day.
Random question, but why are some of the pre blu-ray era single disc editions full price, such as Hiroshima, Mon Amour, and La Jetee/Sans Soleil? Doesn’t it have anything to do with higher licensing fees for those particular films?
^ Hmmm – Hiroshima Mon Amour and La Jetee / Sans Soleil were released before the blu-ray era. Criterion lowered the costs of their dvds fairly recently, but I guess they didn’t want to go back and retroactively lower the cost of the old dvd’s. Double-disc dvd’s used to always be $40 and even many single-disc ones were also $40.
I think it’s pretty rare for Criterion to lower the SRP on old titles, though it has happened. In November 2010, they reduced the price of seven DVDs but for the most part, once they set the price, it just sits there. Hence, the old Henry V, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and several other barebones, mediocre DVDs (but great movies) still run with the $39.95 SRP, grossly overpriced by today’s standards. I don’t think they would price those films the same today if they were just coming out as new releases.
But anyway, who actually pays SRP for Criterion discs? There are always (relatively) good deals to be found online and elsewhere.
Well I guess I was just wondering why some pre-blu-ray single-disc releases cost $40 while others cost $30.
^ That’s just how they did it – some single discs were $30 and some were $40…
Uncut and restored The Devils could be spine 666 and i wouldn’t complain!
^ That would be excellent
I’m surprised Criterion haven’t upgraded In The Mood For Love yet.
Would be surprised if they did it to coordinate with the release of his next film . . . sorta like they’re doing the Stillman films to coincide with Damsels in Distress.
too bad the Grandmasters probably will never come out.