265 Short Cuts

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#51 Post by HerrSchreck » Sun May 28, 2006 2:11 am

marty wrote:In the Cannes Film Festival, Ray Lawrence's Jindabyne was based on a short story by Raymond Carver (the same story as featured in Altman's Short Cuts) ...

Does anyone else know what other features and shorts were based on any story written by Raymond Carver?
Raymond Carverography on IMDB, which is the first, most basic device for a barebones (though caveat as often far from complete) search mechanism.

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#52 Post by solaris72 » Wed May 07, 2008 12:50 pm

There was talk of this possibly going out of print, with New Line folding into WB, so I ordered it from DVDPlanet. A week later, I got an email with two paragraphs of gibberish and then it said that my order had been canceled. I checked my account on dvdplanet.com, and sure enough it has been canceled. I reordered from Amazon. Weird situation, though. I've fired off an email to Criterion to see if Short Cuts is going OOP or if it was just DVDPlanet weirdness.

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#53 Post by Napier » Wed May 07, 2008 1:19 pm

I just checked to see if this was on moratorium through our Baker & Taylor account at work. It is still available but inventory numbers are unusually low. Something to ponder.

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#54 Post by solaris72 » Thu May 22, 2008 5:36 pm

Tamara wrote:Hi Thomas,

I'm not sure why DVDPlanet canceled your order, but "Short Cuts" is not going out of print. It's available for sale (and in stock, ready to ship) at our online store, and I've included a link to it below. I hope this helps, and thanks for your email!

Sincerely,

Tamara

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#55 Post by Fan-of-Kurosawa » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:09 am

I just saw that Short Cuts is going to be re-released in October at a lower price. I think that it it will be the same release minus the book.

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#56 Post by cgray » Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:03 pm

Out of stock at Amazon.com, buy.com, overstock.com, bestprices.com, very few under $30 at amazon marketplace and half.com. Doesn't show up at DVDPlanet or DD; on order at DVDPacific, etc.

I guess that is another confirmation that the book edition is going/has gone out of print.

For those that were burned by the short-notice OOP of Tokyo Olympiad, now appears to be the time to score the bigger edition of Short Cuts for anywhere sub-$40.

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#57 Post by Tom Hagen » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:16 pm

Unless you are a person with a fetishism for all things OOP or remotely rare, there's really no need to rush out and grab a copy of the old set because the book is still available.

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#58 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:24 pm

Well, that, and the packaging is a lot nicer for the original version than it likely will be for the re-release.

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#59 Post by cdnchris » Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:25 pm

While it's pretty much been figured out by now, I will just reiterate a confirmation I received that the older release of Short Cuts with the book is out of print. (The wording actually states the book is out-of-print.)

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#60 Post by psufootball07 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:53 pm

Since both versions of this DVD are still available on many online marketplaces, any suggestions as to whether I should purchase the new release or Criterions original release?

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#61 Post by skuhn8 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:24 pm

psufootball07 wrote:Since both versions of this DVD are still available on many online marketplaces, any suggestions as to whether I should purchase the new release or Criterions original release?
Do you want the book of short stories with the set? If yes, then get the set with the book. If you don't care then perhaps get the set without the book. You can also buy the CC and then buy the book separately from Amazon.

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#63 Post by cdnchris » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:44 am

This printing was released a while ago. The book that accompanied it before went out of print so Criterion could no longer include it and redid the packaging in the clear case.

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#64 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:50 am

A new member signed up to answer a benign question from two years ago that was already answered. Weird.

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#65 Post by HistoryProf » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:41 am

very weird.

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#66 Post by cdnchris » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:03 am

Actually, sadly, that's the least weird thing a newly registered member has done lately.

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#67 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:47 pm

This is half my fault. When I approved that post I didn't bother to look at the dates for the posts it was responding to. I just looked to see if it was responding to an actual discussion, which it seemed to be, and approved away.

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#68 Post by MoonlitKnight » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:50 am

Well, don't let it happen again. :wink:

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#69 Post by Magic Hate Ball » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:09 am

I've spent nine hours of my life watching this movie and I would gladly devote another nine.

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#70 Post by MoonlitKnight » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:09 pm

Magic Hate Ball wrote:I've spent nine hours of my life watching this movie and I would gladly devote another nine.
I've spent six hours, but would gladly devote another twelve. :-"

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#71 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:02 pm

I'm really glad the Luck, Trust And Ketchup doc was shot on cheap VHS. Somehow, seeing the actors in character or waiting to be filmed dressed in character enhances that real life quality expressed in the stories and ultimately on film, in a quality similar to home movies I remember.
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#72 Post by manicsounds » Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:23 am

Are there any chances of this title getting upgraded to blu-ray? (Licensed from New Line)
I found a used copy that includes the book today for about $14, wondering if there is an upgrade what the chances are for the book, slim?
(Since "Man Who Fell To Earth" and "Two Lane Blacktop" didnt get their books when BD upgrades happened)

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#73 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:11 am

I don't know about the book, but I don't see why Criterion can't upgrade. Warner Brothers has never released it on any format, don't know why they would now.

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#74 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:03 am

If you really like Carver, you should just buy the individual books that contained those short stories instead of settling for Criterion's little book. You can find good, paperback copies for really cheap, and you'll have something comprehensive instead of just what Altman picked out for the film.

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#75 Post by Gregory » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:10 pm

A good single-volume alternative is Where I'm Calling From. It's his last collection and is a really good selection of 37 stories, 7 of which hadn't been published in any of the earlier collections.

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