300 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Re: 300 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

#351 Post by Stalker » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:56 pm

This is the last Wes Anderson film to be released on Blu-ray, isn't it? Any plans for this? Hasn't this been hinted at in like several of Criterions pictures?

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#352 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:29 pm

It is in the works according to Anderson - don't have a direct link but I'd expect it sometime this year if I were you. The DVD transfer is abysmal (much like The Royal Tenenbaums was), so it can't come soon enough.

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#353 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:58 pm

Now that Criterion is done with Image, is there a chance this might not be upgraded to Blu?

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#354 Post by knives » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:59 pm

There's no reason for that as the licensing has nothing to do with Image.

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#355 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:35 pm

Ah okay, my mistake then.

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#356 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:47 pm

Blu-ray upgrade coming May 20th

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#357 Post by The Narrator Returns » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:29 pm

I was incredibly close (and extremely loud) to snapping and buying this back out of impatience for the Blu-Ray upgrade. Thank god the nearest used DVD store didn't have any copies.

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#358 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:58 pm

I remember all the hate this film got from the press upon its release for the exact reason his films get praised now. Hope the re-release will create lots of renewed enthusiasm for the film. Its always been one of my favorites and can't wait to revisit it again.

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#359 Post by domino harvey » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:14 am

Most dishes are better with salt. How much you use dictates the degree of response. So, I wouldn't say it's "the exact reason"

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#360 Post by tenia » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:34 am

1 disc only according to Amazon ?

I guess going DF is not as straight-forward as Criterion thought it would be.

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#361 Post by CSM126 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:38 am

They said up front that there would still be separate blu-only upgrades from time to time. I'm guessing Disney wasn't interested in a dual package?

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Re: 300 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

#362 Post by cdnchris » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:04 pm

Noticed the Blu-ray has new features as well:

•New interviews with actors Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum

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#363 Post by Jeff » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:18 pm

cdnchris wrote:Noticed the Blu-ray has new features as well:

•New interviews with actors Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum
All three of whom are in The Grand Budapest Hotel and just did the press junket in Berlin. Makes you wonder if someone from Criterion was on hand during the making of the film or at the junket. Could be that they're already putting some stuff together for the eventual release of that film.

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#364 Post by sir_luke » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:31 pm

They've been tweeting and retweeting about it, Grand Beauty style.

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#365 Post by Yaanu » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:18 pm

The interviews have been removed from the list of special features, unfortunately.

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#366 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:34 pm

Perhaps they weren't any good and Anderson decided not to include them? It can't possibly be a rights issue.

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#367 Post by Bando » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:10 pm

Yaanu wrote:The interviews have been removed from the list of special features, unfortunately.
So if I've got this right looking at my DVD copy against the Criterion site, the only things new here are the 4k transfer and lossless soundtrack (though without the not 5.1 Dolby option), as well as the removal of the Starz behind-the-scenes featurette?

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#368 Post by vladding » Tue May 13, 2014 10:51 pm

DVDBeaver Blu-Ray review

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#369 Post by Yaanu » Thu May 15, 2014 9:48 am

Bando wrote:
Yaanu wrote:The interviews have been removed from the list of special features, unfortunately.
So if I've got this right looking at my DVD copy against the Criterion site, the only things new here are the 4k transfer and lossless soundtrack (though without the not 5.1 Dolby option), as well as the removal of the Starz behind-the-scenes featurette?
Chris' review implies that the Starz featurette is still present.

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#370 Post by Yaanu » Tue May 20, 2014 6:05 pm

Looks like we got the removed interviews after all. Maybe they just ran out of space on the BD?

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#371 Post by tenia » Wed May 21, 2014 1:30 am

Yaanu wrote:Maybe they just ran out of space on the BD?
There is around 1-2 Gb left on the disc, and if this is not enough for 7 min of extras, they could surely have compressed a tiny bit more each extras to make more disc space available.

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#372 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed May 21, 2014 1:49 am

I could have done without the Starz EPK if it meant putting it in.

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Re: 300 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

#374 Post by aox » Wed May 21, 2014 11:20 am

Easily my favorite Anderson film. Glad to see a definitive release.

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#375 Post by Bando » Wed May 21, 2014 11:39 am

tenia wrote:
Yaanu wrote:Maybe they just ran out of space on the BD?
There is around 1-2 Gb left on the disc, and if this is not enough for 7 min of extras, they could surely have compressed a tiny bit more each extras to make more disc space available.
As crazy and ridiculous as this sounds, could it have been a rights issue with that little sound from the iPhone dictionary app at the end?

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