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Criterion Coming Soon and Discussion Redux

Marc G.

almost 2 years ago

I’m very excited for The Game. And the cover is cool.

Joks

almost 2 years ago

Is the Game commentary the one from the laserdisc? If so, i think that’s also the one on the Australian dvd.

I’ll be picking up Umberto D for sure. The Game is a cool film, but it loses its sting after a few watches i think. Easily one of Douglas’ best performances though. He was perfectly cast.

Not sure if ‘surreal’ is the right word to describe the film. It has a very mechanical feel to it, like most of Fincher’s work. It has a lot of twists and turns, but there is nothing particularly ‘surreal’ about it.

CGI Baby

almost 2 years ago

Definitely pickin’ up The Game on Blu. The 90’s DVD was crap. OMG, this was better than the August stuff, save for the Dardennes.

Tron

almost 2 years ago

I was the one hypin The Game for a while so I am pretty excited! I know it gets a lot of hate and I don’t think it’s Fincher’s best but as he said “it’s a movie, not a film” and that’s OK.

But when is Le Samourai gonna get the blu ray treatment?? Le Cercle Rouge and Army of Darkness have and it’s probably his best known film and some will argue his best.

Mathew

almost 2 years ago

Ah! Army of SHADOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Waitin’ for huger films to get releases.

Drunken Father Figure of Old

almost 2 years ago

I just want to say that I think this cover is really lazy:

Did they spend like five minutes on it?

Tron

almost 2 years ago

Yes SHADOWS, not DARKNESS. Sweet iPhone auto-correct?

the corduro​y suit

almost 2 years ago

The Game…(sigh)…come on…

Jack

almost 2 years ago

Eating Raoul was great! Not sure how they could have improved upon the cover. Pretty similar to the caroonish original poster.

TakaAwe​some

almost 2 years ago

I’ll probably pick up Umberto D.

Jaspar Lamar Crabb

almost 2 years ago

If the EATING RAOUL cover actually is blinding yellow, I think it’s hilarious

Matthew

almost 2 years ago

Great, I buy Children of Paradise a month ago and now it gets a new release.

Dave

almost 2 years ago

>>Now we’re just waiting for Breaking the Waves, Badlands, and Rosemary’s Baby (which I’m guessing will be announced next month).<<

>>Other hints coming our way:

Y Tu Mama Tambien
Weekend (the real one)
On the Waterfront
Sunday Bloody Sunday<<

I have heard rumors of Badlands and Godard’s Weekend for some time now. Really disapponting that we are through September and Criterion has not announced either of these!! Any new info on these titles/further speculation?

Also, this is the first I’ve heard of Breaking the Waves …is it just wishful thinking or is there actually some good supporting evidence?

I have to say I am not thrilled with Criterion’s releases this year so far. At this point I am not merely looking for blu ray upgrades of titles I already own. Badlands, Weekend, and Breaking the Waves would set things right though.

Drunken Father Figure of Old

almost 2 years ago

Week End – YES, Badlands – meh, Breaking the Waves – God, please no!

Santino

almost 2 years ago

“Also, this is the first I’ve heard of Breaking the Waves …is it just wishful thinking or is there actually some good supporting evidence?”

Yes, I have good information backing up Criterion eventually releasing Breaking the Waves. However I don’t know when this is going to happen.

Judicial Joe

almost 2 years ago

That’s the first I’ve heard about On the Waterfront. If so, doesn’t surprise me – probably wasn’t a big enough seller for studios to distribute. The same is certainly true of Sunday Bloody Sunday and Badlands. Rosemary’s Baby would sell excellently as a Paramount blu, but I can still see it happening. All of these would be must-buys for me.

Roscoe

almost 2 years ago

Criterion posted a color photo from LA STRADA on their facebook page today.

Drunken Father Figure of Old

almost 2 years ago

Ummmm… KWAIDAN has a listing for a Criterion blu-ray on Amazon!!! I don’t know how long it’s been there or if it means anything, but remember when Amazon had listings for Criterion blus of Videodrome and Darjeeling Limited before the releases were officially announced? Maybe this is the same thing… but I don’t mean to get everyone’s hopes up. Well… yes, I do – that’s the whole point of this thread!

Anyway, I just finished watching Kwaidan and it was pretty great! I would fucking love to see some behind the scenes on this bad boy!

Also, on that page, Amazon has two two-minute videos of Donald Richie talking about the film… it seems like one is supposed to be an intro and the other is supposed to be an afterword. I really like Donald Richie.

Roscoe

almost 2 years ago

KWAIDAN’s got some great stuff in it, especially the middle two stories, WOMAN OF THE SNOWS and HOICHI THE EARLESS, I"m a big fan of the film.

Joks

almost 2 years ago

I hope Down By Law is part of the sale. Thinking of picking up the following:

12 Angry Men
Certified Copy
Down By Law
The Gold Rush
Late Spring

Matheus

almost 2 years ago

http://blog.criterioncast.com/post/26831854677/eraserhead

Any chance?

Drew

almost 2 years ago

Announcements come tomorrow/later today I guess. What are we thinking?

a Smith

almost 2 years ago

Drunken Father Figure of Old wrote: “Ummmm… KWAIDAN has a listing for a Criterion blu-ray on Amazon!!! I don’t know how long it’s been there or if it means anything, but remember when Amazon had listings for Criterion blus of Videodrome and Darjeeling Limited before the releases were officially announced? Maybe this is the same thing… but I don’t mean to get everyone’s hopes up. Well… yes, I do – that’s the whole point of this thread!”

Amazon had a poll early/mid-2009 through which users were supposed to be able to select the next Criterion BD release, and Kwaidan was one of the selections (as was Picnic at Hanging Rock, which, once Down By Law releases tomorrow, will be the only other option which has yet to be released on BD—and it, too, has a page on Amazon dating from that contest, as did the others up until their actual release announcements.)

If I recall correctly, I voted for Kwaidan, but Howards End was the first from that list to be released (though, I don’t believe it was the next one released, as I seem to remember being disappointed by the lack of effect the poll seemed to have). That’s not to say it won’t be soon released, but those pages are remnants.

EDIT: Actually, I think I voted for Picnic at Hanging Rock, but either way, they apparently dislike me.

Santino

almost 2 years ago

Rosemary’s Baby should be announced today! It’s gotta get an October release, right?

Drew.

almost 2 years ago

Nay. I hope they save it for spine #666.

Santino

almost 2 years ago

^Can’t that be in October? When is 666 coming out?

Nathan M...

almost 2 years ago

Can’t they just slap a 666 on the spine regardless of what actual order it comes in? I mean, 666 is about destruction and evil, right? What could be more evil towards all those collectors who won’t know what to do with a shelf that goes from #627 to #666?

Santino

almost 2 years ago

Sounds good to me.

Drew.

almost 2 years ago

And in a few months the missing numbers would be filled in and it would be like nothing out of the ordinary occurred. That would be my vote. But they may not want to upset the purists.

Nathan M...

almost 2 years ago

In the Mood for Love on BD
Rosemary’s Baby (Santino calls!)

and some other stuff.