Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1176 Post by Clarence » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:10 am

Minbo
Ikarie XB-1
True Stories
Come and See
The Lady Eve (upgrade)
Taste of Cherry (upgrade)

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#1177 Post by Malickite » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:32 am

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Shame
Dead Man
Virgin Suicides
El Sur

Bergman's Faith Trilogy (upgrade)

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#1178 Post by Omensetter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:48 am

Dead Man
Hour of the Wolf
The Other Side of Hope
The Virgin Suicides
Written on the Wind

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#1179 Post by Buttery Jeb » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:41 am

Dead Man
Japón
Notorious (reissue/upgrade)
The Other Side of Hope
Sixteen Candles
A Taxing Woman/A Taxing Woman's Return

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Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1180 Post by movielocke » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:39 pm

Bodies Rest and Motion
The other side of hope
Ikarie XB1
Princess Bride (with Book)
Dersu Uzala
Rogers and Astaire megaset

Berlanga eclipse

virgin Spring
Notorious

oops, I edited last months post instead of creating a new one.
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#1181 Post by Ribs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:41 pm

Just totally baffled at the amount of people who seem to just want to will the fact we've been told there'll be a big centennial project for Bergman out of existance

Surely if Virgin Spring were coming on its own they'd have integrated it into the wacky clue considering they already had the one for Virgin Suicides?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1182 Post by Graphist » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:04 pm

I first thought the young (crescent) moon and the girl with the Swedish flag were for The Virgin Spring. But then realized the crescent could stand for ‘C’ in ‘Centennial.’

Anyway, I am sure we will be getting many Bergmans this year including upgrades.

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Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1183 Post by movielocke » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:24 pm

I think they still released a Kurosawa upgrade (kagemusha, and the canceled Ran announcement) months before the AK100 featureless mega eclipse set was released in December.

Presumably there will be a big IB100 set in November, but I expect no features on any of the discs, like AK100, just films.

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#1184 Post by Ribs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:49 pm

But this set will undoubtedly be on Blu-ray, which is the main reason for people to buy it. Any individual releases is just further reason for customers not to buy the big set.

The big set will probably be in July, considering that's a traditional box set month and that's the actual month of the centennial.

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#1185 Post by Peter McM » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:08 pm

Grand Budapest Hotel (should've been announced last month; Isle of Dogs hits theatres in March)
Until the End Of the World (currently have the soundtrack in my car's CD player)
Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales - upgrade (hopeful, but not optimistic)
anything from Jean-Luc Godard or Olivier Assayas

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1186 Post by Ribs » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:28 pm

Grand Budapest Hotel will probably be later in the year assuming it's on the docket; Anderson's probably been too busy doing post-production and publicity for Isle of Dogs to be able to contribute meaningfully until April or May.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1187 Post by Luke M » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:26 am

Fucking Åmål
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Tree of Life
-an Almodovar: All About My Mother or Talk To Her
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1188 Post by Omensetter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 pm

Ribs wrote:Just totally baffled at the amount of people who seem to just want to will the fact we've been told there'll be a big centennial project for Bergman out of existance
While I'm not sitting here crunching numbers, there is still a clear market for the MGM Bergmans---at least the higher profiles ones. On the mainline, we're just bereft of---what?---upgrades of Sawdust and Tinsel, Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence, and The Virgin Spring? It'd be folly to stow away his late 1960s films in a $### box set that probably really isn't wholly aimed at people who post on criterionforum.org. I suppose it's plausible that Hour of the Wolf, Shame, etc. are in the big release, but later extricated, but the Guess Thread is probably not the place to overthink their release schedule.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1189 Post by HitchcockLang » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:30 pm

Does anyone have any idea of exactly which Bergman films will likely be included in the IB100 set?

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#1190 Post by Omensetter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:21 pm

Presumably all the films that they can include, including "rarely screened gems" (from the trailer)---however they are defining that.

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#1191 Post by Close The Door, Raymond » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:56 am

April 2018

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The Awful Truth
High Hopes
A Taxing Woman
The Unknown Girl

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1192 Post by 371229 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:04 pm

[quote="Close The Door, Raymond"]April 2018

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
/quote]

My god... finally. We have been waiting forever for this. Is it really, truly going to finally be released?!? Does anyone know what the hold up has been for this title?

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#1193 Post by kcota17 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:37 pm

The Circus!!! Please!!

Also:
Fucking Amal
The Awful Truth
Columbus
Far from Heaven
Written on the Wind

and either an Almodovar or a Hitchcock

Unrealistic Wish:
I Killed My Mother. There needs to be some Dolan in the collection one day!
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1194 Post by lacritfan » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:50 pm

Dragon Inn
Dead Man
Japon
Tree of Life
Written on the Wind Blu

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1195 Post by JSC » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:09 pm

Presumably all the films that they can include, including "rarely screened
gems" (from the trailer)---however they are defining that.
It would be nice if they include some of the later television films like
In the Presence of a Clown and The Image Makers.

But what would really surprise me is if they include This Can't Happen Here
which Bergman stated as being his worst film and which as far as I know has not
been publicly screened in any Bergman retrospective.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1196 Post by Omensetter » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:37 pm

371229 wrote: My god... finally. We have been waiting forever for this. Is it really, truly going to finally be released?!? Does anyone know what the hold up has been for this title?
I always thought the rights for 4 Months became on the counter at roughly the same time they would have been prepping Beyond the Hills and they just decided to wait on Graduation, with the knowledge that IFC already had the rights pre-Cannes. The NYE clue was 2015 and I forget when they teased it on social media but, woof, the finally probably applies to Beyond the Hills better! This film about to make its U.S. home video debut won't even be eligible for this forum's Best New Film award at this point. It'd be baffling if they didn't release all three as a box set, of course---call it Romania!: 3 Films by Cristian Mungiu or whatever, just get it out there!

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1197 Post by Lowry_Sam » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:52 pm

HitchcockLang wrote:Does anyone have any idea of exactly which Bergman films will likely be included in the IB100 set?
Well hopefully the Scenes From A Marriage upgrade will finally see the light of day.

If it's a vehicle to improve the PQ of Fanny & Alexander, then I'll pick it up, if not, then I'll probably pass, as I have just about all the Bergman blu-rays & no qualms about waiting for individual releases.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1198 Post by black&huge » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:11 pm

Grand Budapest Hotel
Sisters - upgrade

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1199 Post by phoenix474 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:59 am

I imagine the "rare" Bergman's are possibly the TV films post-Fanny and films never released in home media here in the Nordics (like Shame, Hour of the Wolf, Passion of Anna, Face to Face)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1200 Post by Costa » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:05 am

I'm not sure if I've ever been enthusiastic about more than one Criterion release in a month batch.
But if this was it, from the clues we already know, I'd be!!

Tree of life
Written on the Wind
West Side Story
The Awful Truth
Until the End of the World
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