Does anyone have any real hints about the announcements for December? I know that Criterion releases teases every now and then. I was blown away with November’s titles: Rushmore, Fanny & Alexander, Three Colors Trilogy and 12 ANGRY MEN! The only way they could top this would be to have some pretty fancy December titles. What do you guys think?
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a “Tree of Life” criterion release. As for the Nov. titles, I must thank criterion for introducing me to Krzysztof’s “Three Colors trilogy”. I went to youtube to check out the trailers for each film and was blown away by what I had seen, and that’s just the trailers. I’ve ordered the trilogy on blu and have a feeling I’m going to be watching the films over and over again. Now, I can’t wait for Nov. 15 to get here!
Shaun, The Three Colors were one of those greap leaps forward in terms of my film appreciation. They are indeed amazing and, in seeing them for the first time, you have something very special to look foward to.
The Tree of Life is coming but I wouldn’t expect it for a year or more.
Tree of Life is coming to home video this October. So maybe even they release via Criterion treatment, the earliest is next year?
The Moment of Truth*
Wild Strawberries (Blu)
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Kurosawa Blu (Rashomon or Ikiru)
*Could also be The Matador or even less likely, Talk to Her.
Certified Copy has to be soon.
Bitter Rice would be good! And what about Sunday, Bloody, Sunday??
Belle de Jour (Blu and DVD)
Wild Strawberries (Blu)
I thought Criterion passed on Certified copy?
I would kill for Belle de Jour
My film collection is all reg. DVDs (and I didn’t want to go through the trouble & $$$ to get a player and replace them all, especially since majority aren’t even available on Blu-Ray.) This makes the edition available in Oct. pointless for me since they make you purchase both the Blu-Ray & reg. copy, plus I’d much rather have the proper authorized Criterion copy of The Tree of Life.
Forgot about Bloody Sunday, wasn’t that in that wacky picture with the boat?
“I thought Criterion passed on Certified copy?”
so did I.
That 3 Colours boxset is going to sell like hotcakes, esp if they have another B+N sale in November.
They may not be able to keep up with demand ala Thin Red Line.
What about 2002 Filipino film Small Voices w/ English subtitles???
And what about another Filipino film Deathrow with English subtitles???
Of course I also thought Criterion would release The Father of My Children so what do I know.
Where did you hear that Criterion passed on Certified Copy? I thought it was given – why else would IFC take so long releasing the DVD (usually their DVDs come out pretty quick if Criterion isn’t releasing)?
They did in fact pass on Certified Copy for the moment. I’m sure you can find what you’re looking for if you Google it.
Does anybody know about the Tree of Life’s DVD / Blu-ray release, criterion or otherwise? Amazon has a blu-ray listed for release on October 11th, but doesn’t specify what special features it would have. I would kill to have some behind the scenes footage and a commentary from pretty much anybody involved with making the film, not to mention the rumored 6-hour cut , although even Criterion couldn’t find / get the similarly rumored 5-hour cut of the Thin Red Line.
From my understanding the DVD has very few extras, but I’m not 100% sure.
6 hours?!??! eeghad.
Bluray/DVD/Digital combo pack
The Blu-ray Disc presentation utilizes maximum bit rate encoding and 7.1 audio and a 2.0 stereo mix to bring Malick’s visually stunning masterpiece to life providing consumers with a premium cinematic viewing experience for the home. An exclusive 30-minute documentary on the making of the film, Exploring The Tree of Life, allows fans to dig even deeper into Malick’s visionary work and his cinematic legacy through interviews with his collaborators and cast members as well as with directors Christopher Nolan and David Fincher who share an appreciation for his work.
WTF?? They had me until they mentioned Nolan & Fincher……………… why would I care what they have to say about it??
“even Criterion couldn’t find / get the similarly rumored 5-hour cut of the Thin Red Line.”
Because there isn’t one. The only time that much footage was ever assembled was in a work print.
No stand-alone DVD package for Tree of Life, by the way.
Yeah that sucks – I can never understand why companies sell DVD / Blu-ray combo packs… If you have a blu-ray player, why would you want to buy the dvd too? I wonder if the fact that a blu-ray is already coming out precludes the possibility of Criterion getting their hands on it…
Blurays that came out via another distributor that criterion then re-released on their own:
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Spartacus (was announced a bit ago, I believe)
Daze and Confused
so you can’t rule it out because of that
however before The Tree of Life I’d much rather see Badlands get a criterion makeover as it needs one more and is still my favorite Malick.
Yeah fair enough – I don’t really care who does the dvd, as long as they have some good special features… and I really hope the 6-hour cut comes out sometime!
" I can never understand why companies sell DVD / Blu-ray combo packs"
It’s cheaper to produce one package rather than two seperate ones . . . and BD players aren’t standard in computers and minivans and such.
Yeah but how many people want to watch the Tree of Life in their mini-vans? I guess it kind of makes sense for Disney movies, but even then, I feel like it can’t be that many people who just have to have both! And it’s definitely not fair to those who want one or the other… but I guess they just want to make you buy both!
“Yeah but how many people want to watch the Tree of Life in their mini-vans? "
I prolly will, but they don’t think about it that way. It’s about the cost to make one package vs. two, and if you end up with a bunch of BD discs, that’s motivation to buy a BD player, etc.