Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2276 Post by jedgeco » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:26 pm

“Cinematographer Peter Andrews in the 2010s” box set.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2277 Post by Malickite » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:47 pm

Like Come and See (sans artwork + info), these films are listed in the "shop all films" section:
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Revenge (1989, Ermek Shinarbaev)
Deep Crimson (1996, Arturo Ripstein)
Alexander the Great (1956, Robert Rossen)

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2278 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:50 pm

Alexander the Great is a wayyyyyyy old phantom page for a movie way out of Criterion's wheelhouse and which is already out via Twilight Time. I think we eventually agreed it was the product of one of the designers testing out site features years ago

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2279 Post by Malickite » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:54 pm

Just remembered Revenge is already in the collection...

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2280 Post by swo17 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:22 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:50 pm
Alexander the Great is a wayyyyyyy old phantom page for a movie way out of Criterion's wheelhouse and which is already out via Twilight Time. I think we eventually agreed it was the product of one of the designers testing out site features years ago
Deep Crimson has similarly been on the site forever

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2281 Post by MoonlitKnight » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:38 am

The Narrator Returns wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Ooh, I hope (if this is indeed what is happening) Criterion can do the same for the rest of his 2010s theatrical oeuvre. Besides the Lionsgate-owned Haywire, they're all either Warner or Universal, and none of their releases are anything besides pathetic (and other than Magic Mike, I can't imagine the studios would be holding onto them too tight).
"Kafka" should still be their highest priority, as far as I'm concerned; still no home video release in the DVD/Blu era. #-o

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2282 Post by Graphist » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:07 am

Malickite wrote:Just remembered Revenge is already in the collection...
It’s a different film. Isn’t this one via The Film Foundation?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2283 Post by Omensetter » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:08 am

It's the same Shinarbaev film.

There's also test film (2010) and Murderous Maids (2000), which has a cover of sorts.

My browser is taking forever to load Murderous Maids, so I am going to save myself some time and state that Come and See is the only one coming from these, it seems, test films.

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#2284 Post by Malickite » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:26 am

Murderous Maids was always there, I think. It was part of the Rialto box.

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#2285 Post by Omensetter » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:42 am

My gosh, you're right---first time hearing of the film and director. They really slid that one between Godard and Bresson.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2286 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:50 am

It was an hVe release, which of course used to be the label for Janus acquisitions deemed unworthy of Criterion (and some if not most of those calls were absurd). And then it found its way into the big box regardless!

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2287 Post by black&huge » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:19 pm

Domino I agree about the absurdity of some of those hVe titles not meeting the criterion criteria. Isn't Cure getting a Criterion release soon? That was such an odd choice to dump on hVe but I also always wondered why All About Lily Chou-Chou was dumped as well. I'm still wishing for the latter to get a proper CC release.

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#2288 Post by dwk » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:43 pm

hVe released a lot of titles that didn't belong to Janus Films, and All About Lily Chou-Chou was one of those non-Janus titles.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2289 Post by mpippia » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:06 am

Apologies if I posted this in the wrong section. I noticed that an Ingmar Bergman's Cinema box set appeared on the website in the Coming Soon section for a few minutes. I came here to see if anyone had mentioned it and it had disappeared when I went back to check. I can't remember all of the details but the thumbnail image was for The Rite. It has a 200 plus booklet and all of the eclipse titles were in there (they had the wacky c instead of the eclipse e) plus all of the current Bergman movies that are already included in the collection. I noticed the Hour of the Wolf, Shame, The Rite, The Serpent's Egg, Faro Document, From the Life of the Marionettes, Saraband and The Silence from the 1 minute quick glance that I had. Plus a new 4k restoration of the Seventh Seal. I think it said available for purchase on July. 20th but I assume that must have been a mistake and it may be being released on the 20th October. The thumbnail appeared between sex, lies and videotape and A Matter of Life and Death.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2290 Post by Ribs » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:32 am

No, that doesn’t sound right. Not happening.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2291 Post by Luke M » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 am

Screenshots or gtfo

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2292 Post by Ribs » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:11 am

Bergman’s birthday is on Saturday.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2293 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:29 am

To be fair, they did announce the Olympics box outside of the usual 15th of the month, and mpippia's details are so specific that I doubt we're being put on

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2294 Post by soundchaser » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:40 am

The one thing that makes me skeptical is the date - October 20th isn’t a Tuesday, and July 20th has no relevance at all. Although if this means announcements on Saturday this month, I’m all for it.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2295 Post by Andrew_VB » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:56 pm

oh shit!

Ingmar Bergman's Cinema
Available November 20
Thirty-nine films, including eighteen never before released by Criterion

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2296 Post by Fiery Angel » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:00 pm

wow!

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2297 Post by Luke M » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:09 pm

Well I’ll be damned

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2298 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:16 pm

Ribs wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:32 am
No, that doesn’t sound right. Not happening.
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2299 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:20 pm

I am certain Ribs is only too happy to be wrong

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#2300 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:25 pm

I figured if they did a set that it would be barebones... but this is a game changer. I'm just thinking of all the shelf space I save with this.

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