Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3251 Post by Godzamera » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:41 am

Toho's non-Godzilla tokusatsu films of the Showa era.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3252 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:07 pm

Any reason to think that the restoration of Cronenberg's Crash that's playing at the Venice Film Festival find its way into CC?

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#3253 Post by Calvin » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:12 pm

Following on from the Demme discussion on the previous page, it would be great if Criterion got Swing Shift from Warner and released his original cut. I hope that there's something better than that timecoded videotape copy existing in the Warner vaults, but if not then a patchwork reconstruction would still suffice.

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#3254 Post by criterionsnob » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:39 pm

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover ”Screening kindly sponsored by The Criterion Collection”
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3255 Post by schellenbergk » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:21 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:14 am
Unless it's an Eyes Wide Shut dual format with a Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton commentary, it would be an absolutely insane spine #1000
I hear Epstein’s busy recording a commentary on Lolita...

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#3256 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:35 pm

The more we find out, it turns out he could be a chilling contributor to commentaries on about half of Kubrick's oeuvre

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#3257 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:52 pm

criterionsnob wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:39 pm
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover ”Screening kindly sponsored by The Criterion Collection”
Someone on thr bluray forums said that the rights to this are with StudioCanal. Does anyone know if this is this true?

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#3258 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:58 pm

Did Fox distribute this? It could be another example of the other Criterion Collection

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#3259 Post by Jack Kubrick » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:01 pm

Miramax was the U.S distributor in 1990. Lionsgate would own the rights now along with other pre-1995 Miramax titles.

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#3260 Post by dwk » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 pm

criterionsnob wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:39 pm
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover ”Screening kindly sponsored by The Criterion Collection”
I think Criterion is just one of the FIlmfeast's sponsors. So I wouldn't say that this means that they have the rights to The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, but are just helping to pay for the event. (Filmfeast is run by Neil McGlone, who does research for Criterion.)

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#3261 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:14 pm

dwk wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 pm

I think Criterion is just one of the FIlmfeast's sponsors. So I wouldn't say that this means that they have the rights to The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, but are just helping to pay for the event. (Filmfeast is run by Neil McGlone, who does research for Criterion.)
You could be right but wouldn't any of the other films playing on that date be sponsored by Criterion as well?

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#3262 Post by dwk » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:52 pm

Maybe, but looking at the Filmfeast site, the screening is the main event, so I could see a company just sponsoring that.

Although, a couple years ago Neil McGlone did let slip that Criterion was in talks to license The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover but they passed on it because of the source materials. Maybe it has come back around to them and they found better elements or have gotten access to better elements, so they decided to pick it up.

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#3263 Post by jedgeco » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:59 am

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:14 pm
You could be right but wouldn't any of the other films playing on that date be sponsored by Criterion as well?
It looks like all of the films have an individual sponsor, sort of like a charity golf tournament where every hole is sponsored; Chocolat, for example, is "sponsored by TFS Photo Woodbridge."

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#3264 Post by dda1996a » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:42 am

For a second there I got excited, but it's not the Denis, rather it's the shitty Depp one
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#3265 Post by senseabove » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:58 am

dda1996a wrote:For a second there I got excited, but it's not the Denis, but the shitty Depp one
Didn’t Chocolate and Beau Travail play with the Janus opening tag at the recent Denis retro in NYC?

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#3266 Post by ianungstad » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:54 pm

Yes; but the screenings were in Los Angeles at the American Cinematheque.

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#3267 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:44 am

So much for the old Bill Condon phantom page being for Gods and Monsters

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#3268 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:28 pm

I thought it was well known that the phantom page was for the Twilight films?

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#3269 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:34 pm

That’s the first I’m hearing about The Twilight Movies. I don’t think that was ever mentioned here. ... My assumption was Gods and Monsters would be a simultaneous release with whatever James Whale release Criterion was going to do (probably Showboat).

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#3270 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:43 pm

I was just joking.

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#3271 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:56 pm

You jest. But somewhere on the internet and some other forums I'm sure it was probably suggested :P

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3272 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:39 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Any reason to think that the restoration of Cronenberg's Crash that's playing at the Venice Film Festival find its way into CC?
I didn't know this was a Criterion Laserdisc. I'm guessing that makes this a fairly good bet to get a release

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#3273 Post by movielocke » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:17 pm

Minkin will probably mention this in the round up, but every one of the November releases is the first criterion for the director (on dvd/blu at least).

That's pretty rare to happen in any month, probably a coincidence, but could have been a little in-joke symbolic about kicking off their second thousand films.

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#3274 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:26 pm

movielocke wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:17 pm

That's pretty rare to happen in any month, probably a coincidence, but could have been a little in-joke symbolic about kicking off their second thousand films.
You forgot these: △△△

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3275 Post by swo17 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:32 pm

Flagship introduction of directors into the collection:

1 Renoir
2 Kurosawa
3 Hitchcock
4 Fellini
5 Truffaut

1001 Mottola
1002 Beineix
1003 Mankiewicz (OK, maybe this one works)
1004 Rapper
1005 Pawlikowski

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