I loved Slacker- it’s one of my favorite movies. I was wondering if I would like Dazed and Confused as well, and if I should buy the Criterion version. I also want to own Slacker and was wondering if the Criterion for that was good as well.
Brady, if you didn’t love Dazed and Confused, I’d be surprised. It was my first Criterion, and I’m incredibly proud to own it. You should get it. :)
And the Slacker Criterion is AMAZING! There’s no reason to not buy that one! It has SO MUCH! :D
Any problems with the transfer? Both are anamorphic, yeah?
Brady, well, Slacker was shot in full frame, so it’s non-animorphic, of course, but Dazed is. Both transfers are the best you’re going to see on SD.
So with Universal releasing a Dazed and Confused Blu-ray soon, I guess Criterion doesn’t have the rights to re-release a Blu edition? I really want their edition in Blu.
^ Not sure. Universal and Criterion both had DVD version available simultaneously, so it’s possible that there will be something similar with the BD.
Good point.. .hopefully they will give us a Blu release…
@Marshmeli… Criterion is also hinting at a Blu release of Fear and Loathing soon, which just recently came out on Blu from Universal… so I’d think it’s likely that we’ll see a Dazed and Confused Criterion Blu sometime in the third quarter of 2011 (at least it better be likely… I’d kill for that).
if theres a blu Fear and Loathing I’m going to be on that like flies on shit. Where’d you hear about that?
Thanks for bringing my hopes up all! :)
@Jack the latest email newsletter hinted at it, possibly, w the teaser image they provide for future releases.
-Where’d you hear about that?-
People are interpreting the latest Criterion newsletter clue—a blue lizard in a suit—as hinting at Fear and Loathing release on BD.
Hm, I really hope there is going to be a blu ray release of that film and it isn’t just a vague teaser. I’m surprised I never got around to subscribing to the newsletter before. I’ll do that now.
I always thought that Dazed was just an “ok” film..I like American Graffiti a lot better