yeah, that’s right…
not formally announced as of yet – but CHUD’s a-coming!
Whoa there, CHUD? Alright then.
EDIT: April’s Fools. Damn it.
What the hell does CHUD have in common with French Can Can?
Sad thing is I would have bought this!
Are you sure CHUD is an April Fool’s joke?
Maybe the April Fools joke is that we’re supposed to think that the CHUD announcement is just an April Fools joke.
Have y’all seen CHUD? Bruce Dern’s incredibly earnest performance is unfortunately undercut at every turn by his gigantic nest of hair.
“This Reagan-era chiller remains one of the truest depictions of Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers yet put on film.”
Yeah, I think it’s probably a joke… I do like the cover though.
It’s a shame, I would have bought the shit out of a C.H.U.D. Blu-ray! Especially with an MP3 radio broadcast starring Bogosian. Could have been Criterion of the year!
Does anyone honestly think this is not a joke? Let’s do the math.
1. They always make their announcements on the 15th (give or take) of the month.
2. Today is April 1st, which is April Fool’s Day.
These two facts alone should clue us in. But, just for good measure, look at the special features for the “release”. Visual essay by Tag Gallagher. Commentary by Pedro Costa.
April Fool’s Day always pisses me off
Nathan M. – I also like that the booklet includes sheet music for the original score. And that there’s an optional dub in the language of CHUD. but….
It’s still there – is it a joke or what?? I’m freaking out!!
It’s a joke. Both the DVD and Blu-Ray Editions are listed as being Out of Print. Look at the entire page before you panic.
I’ll see anything confession:
I saw C.H.U.D. in the theater when it came out…not only saw it, but WAITED for it to come out, saw it, loved it and recommended to all.
not nearly as horrifying a confession as the fact that I also saw Rhinestone (on opening day!)
From the horses mouth (president of IFC) a few future CC releases (no dates): Following, Tiny Furniture, Vernon Florida, Thin Blue Line, and Gates of Heaven.
WHAT ABOUT CHUD! Criterion should release some cheesy video nasties ahem like some of Fulci’s movies or Argento’s the covers would be awesome and many directors are fans of these Italian B movie maestros.
Criterion needs to release more of Fassbinder’s movies, although not a film directed by Fassbinder himself Kamikaze 89 needs a Criterion release.
I agree about Fassbinder, Rudy, but I think Criterion should leave the “cheesy video nasties” to companies that can sell them more economically.
:( They changed the Makioka Sisters cover.
I probably would have bought it just for the cover during the barnes and noble sale, but now I just don’t know…
Apart from the old wish for Andrej Rublev on bluray, any wishes for releases today? I am still hoping for Werckmeister Harmonies and Harold and Maude.
Rossellini-Bergman trilogy. It ain’t gonna happen, but…
I have to wonder – what would happen when/if they DID release Andrej Rublev. That film is referenced almost 800 times on this board. Let’s assume for a moment they release it and …
Then what? Will the incessant repetitious whining end or will we move on to some other film?
I just don’t get the fixation with this one particular film. It’s a good film, sure. But my God…
Well, if Kino can release THE SACRIFICE on Blu-Ray….
IMy dream announcement would include Kieślowski’s The Three Colours Trilogy, they could announce anything else I just wouldn’t care what it was.
Well…perhaps some of von Trier’s work, particularly the Europa Trilogy.
It would also be nice to have some films that I’ve never heard so that I feel I’m taking a bit of a risk buying them and hopefully pleasantly surprised when I watch them.
I actually prefer the amended Makioka Sisters cover although I had no issues with the first version. Maybe I’m imagining it but Criterion now seem far more likely to publish a cover and then change it or at least change parts of it than they ever did in the past?
Very good news about HIGH AND LOW and NAKED on Blu-Ray.
Great fro KINO; let’s hope they don’t screw up SACRIFICE blu like they did their DVD which sucked.
In their DVD days, it seems to me and a lot of people too! that KINO went out of their way to disappoint fans of their catalog titles by releasing sub par non-anamorphic titles years after other crappier studios were completely anamorphic; what about hard burned subs.
STRAND releasing were also awful with important films such as I STAND ALONE; they seemed to be competing with KINO on how to frustrate fans of important classic films.
I have a Region 2 PAL DVD of LA NOTTE which is the best transfer I have seen so far; blew KINO’s version right out.
Kino never released La Notte as far as I know. The R1 is Lorber.
And Satyajit Ray enters the collection with The Music Room! I would’ve preferred The Apu Trilogy but this is still great news.
And if they told me I could only have one, this would have been it.
I am happy.
Looking 4ward to Ray!
And pardon me, but – not at all a fan of the new blu-ray Naked cover. That little moment of Johnny’s (if you recall, and I do) is actually kind of my least favorite moment of the film. This looks like a quirky comedy.
Yes, new Melville! And a Sanyajit Ray film has finally made it into the collection!
haha and I love the new Naked cover. I hope it will make the casual movie buyer think it IS a romantic comedy! They would be in for a nice surprise!
Hey honey, let’s watch this movie! It looks reeeeeally gooood!
(opening rape scene)