Since The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has been given the “Criterion treatment,” I wouldn’t be surprised if “17 Again” or “Hannah Montana the Movie” is next.
so am i to assume by this that you feel 17 again and hannah montana to be stylish works of high artistic competence?
Yes, i’ve heard that the next release is “High school musical”
jeez … people need to relax
You know what? Divinem has a point.
I think we do need a comprehensive release of 17 Again. Although stupid Criterion would never do it, they’re too obtuse. Maybe Blue Underground?
I know Criterion needs to make some cash as well and releasing a “hollywood” film will do so and hopfully bring new buyers to them. I say do what is good to keep them bringing us films. I don’t need to buy every film they put out. Lord knows i have a few i wish i didnt spend the money on now. And i like my copies of the Rock and Armageddon much more than The Royal Tenenbaums or The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
I’m just tired of all the sarcastic remarks in relation to this movie, so I wanted to pretend that Divinem isn’t being sarcastic and that he truthfully wants a definitive edition of 17 again.
I think there is a BIG difference between Benjamin Button and the films you mentioned. Even though I was not blown away by “Benjamin” it is a well acted and produced film, it is directed by David Fincher who is not a terrible director, and is an grade “A” film even with its flaws. “17” and “Hannah” are not anywhere in the same league. Criterion has released worse films than “Benjamin Button”.
Quit being a snob, it’s not good for your character.
I don’t think it is snobbery. We come to expect something from Criterion. And there are a number of films i like but can’t understand why it got Criterion release. The same goes the other way there are a few that i understand the why but i just do not like hte film.
God, I’m so tired of people saying if you don’t like this film you’re a snob. I have just as much right to hate this film as you have to like it. Opinions on this film say absolutely nothing about your personality. Come up with a real argument for or against the film instead this bullshit whining.
Distribution deals and profits aside, Benjamin Button was directed by a notable American director that is considered one of the best American directors working today within Hollywood. But, yeah, whatever, “wah wah wah Criterion’s going to to release more shit” and all that…
It’s not snobbery to say you don’t like the film, it’s snobbery to say that it “doesn’t belong” or isn’t “good enough” for Criterion. As far as I’m concerned, the more films that get the treatment, the better. I don’t really understand why people think this is such a horrendous choice. Is it too “commercial” or something? Criterion once did laserdiscs of films like Ghostbusters, Seven, Dr. No, Trainspotting, Menace II Society, etc. etc. Actually, having released David Fincher films like Seven and The Game in the past it doesn’t really surprise me that they would do another one of his.
Noooooooo double post.
Criterion LAserdiscs. I sure miss them. My copy of Carrie was great. I still feel the sound on Laser was better than DVD.
i like benjamin & hannah montana
great double feature
The Criterion Collection has released David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and believe it or not, its a good picture (note that I did not say great or solid), was I surprise when they decided to make this particular picture a part of the collection…. Hell Yeah ! ! ! But when you take a closer look at their collection and what genre this falls into, its pure melodrama, you cannot tell me that the co-dependent Love story and the texture of the art direction and characters resembled anything from a Douglas Sirk picture. Once you have a comprehension of that, what is the real complaint ? Or maybe because of all the criticism that this is “Forrest Gump 2,” which is unfair because the only thing they have in common is their theme about life, love and losing the people that you hold so dear to your heart. My only problem is that they (Criterion), gave it the old school treatment and people out there are very aware of what I mean about that, because how the special features are design etc, etc… Its what Paramount did for Fincher’s “Zodiac” Directors Cut and just a dash of The Criterion Collection here and there but that is something I hope the people of Criterion could explain to all of us who did purchase this picture. But other then that, this is a movie that will have to take its time until people could understand its place in Cinema.
Jesus Christ man. Shit…people give this movie a rest. It really wasn’t so bad of a movie and I’m sure there are a lot of people who feel it’s plenty important to be given the “Criterion Treatment”. No one is telling you that you have to buy the movie or it’s death…just don’t pay attention to it. Criterion has to make money somehow and obviously the people in charge feel like they’re making the right decision, which obviously they are because The Curious Case sold out on Blu-Ray and DVD the FIRST day it was released on criterion. If you all have such a problem with the fact it was chosen, tell you what- get a job at Criterion and maybe you can choose what titles go up. Until then, shut the fuck up about it. And by the way, I agree everyone’s entitled to an opinion. So there’s my two cents…
Someone send me a Blu-Ray of this movie. For me to poop on.