I don’t mind the flaps, what I do mind is the boring image they chose.
I actually really like The Golden Age of Television shown in its digipak form.
Anyone know why Howard’s End is only being released on Blu Ray and not DVD?
Lester, It is put out by the Merchant-Ivory Collection (I’m pretty sure it is run by Criterion) so I guess they didn’t feel it necessary.
Completists must be pissed about the missing number!
The Christmas Tale art is revealed:
Not very inspired. The covers have been week the last few months.
So the newsletter just came out with the birds in the cage and the hint at Ophuls…any ideas?
Oh, wow really? It’s Caught just in case no one figured it out yet
yes finally 8 1/2 on blu-ray, now just waiting for Andrei Rublev
The monthly e-mail came today and revealed there WILL be a standard DVD for Howards End in February.
And then this:
So for Blu-ray for February 2010 is:
Revanche (Gotz Spielmann)
Lola Montes (Max Ophuls)
Hunger (Steve McQueen)
I keep hearing Hunger’s supposed to be amazing; might have to go to Blockbuster soon because its one of their exclusive rentals.
Especially excited for Revanche. My city’s film society hosted a special screening of it a few weeks ago and its quite the achievement.
I’m surprised that no one has put anything up on this thread since the announcements.
Has anyone out there seen Make Way for Tomorrow? I’m excited about that one more than the others, because I’ve already seen Lola Montes.
Nathan, I couldn’t handle the early announcement. It caught me off guard, so I ended up not discussing it at all.
I am glad I will finally get to see Hunger and Revanche, and you really can’t go wrong with Ophuls so I plan on buying Lola Montes also. I don’t really know much about Make Way for Tomorrow.
According to the blurb about it on the Criterion site, Make Way for Tomorrow was a major inspiration on Tokyo Story. What I’ve seen of Leo McCarey is good, so the stuff about it’s influence on Ozu is a bonus.
For some reason I thought Lola Montes was already in the Criterion Collection. And given the news a couple months ago about their relationship with IFC Films, Hunger was not a surprise (nor was Revanche for that matter, since Janus released it theatrically).
What are the odds that Criterion will release Antichrist, another IFC Films movie?
They specifically said in an interview that it is not one of the IFC releases they plan. But who knows what has happened in the past few months?
Well if they did release it they would be breaking their tradition by finally releasing a good movie.
Don’t diss Janurary just to be contradictory.
Fredo hates Criterion, which is why he has a whole shelf dedicated to their DVD’s, and he’s sweating bullets about how the BD’s look mixed in with the SD’s.
I’m telling you, I’m not liking the way those BDs look amongst the SDs.
I gotta figure out a better system…
And actually, making all these purchases now during the sale isn’t that bad because after Gimme Shelter is released in December, it looks like I won’t be buying a new release for a long time (at least till March, that is, if they release anything in March).
You still need to watch Rome, Open City before saying that.
Hey, I have that on DVD!
I do need to watch it. Marty told me to.
I know you do! See it soon! Its a masterpiece!
I’m literally shaking in excitement to finally see Paisan.
I agree with Fredo that a Criterion set for Antichrist would be, ironically, divine.
I do remember seeing on the Criterion forums that they said they were looking into releasing more von Trier films (hopefully, this means good editions of Dogville and Breaking the Waves if they’ve acquired those titles).
What about the teaser? I assume it’s something on blue ray that’s already in the collection on DVD. If not how about company of wolves?