Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4526 Post by Matt » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:11 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
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Would’ve preferred Vore, a show about people with a devouring fetish.
I would've preferred a third season of Mindhunter than this and Mank (but I understand why they had to let people out of their contracts if filming a third was on indefinite hold due to COVID).

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#4527 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:13 pm

With 'Drive My Car' virtually locked as a future Criterion release, what other films from 2021 do you think will be a part of the collection? I would say that there is a very high chance that 'The Power of a Dog' will receive a Criterion release, as it's a critically acclaimed film that looks to be a very strong awards contender and is directed by someone who already has multiple films in the collection.

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#4528 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:36 pm

How about Todd Haynes' The Velvet Underground doc. Apple TV is distributing this, which could open the door for Haynes to have Criterion to do the physical media release [-o<

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#4529 Post by ShellOilJunior » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:46 am

A Hard Day's Night will be announced today. Criterion updated the page this morning.

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#4530 Post by DeprongMori » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:39 am

The Quarantined Predictions thread is currently locked.

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#4531 Post by cdnchris » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:41 am

It's open now. Sorry about that. I swear the announcements are creeping up quicker each month.

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#4532 Post by ryannichols7 » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:28 pm

ShellOilJunior wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:46 am
A Hard Day's Night will be announced today. Criterion updated the page this morning.
also the first title up. January 18

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4533 Post by yoloswegmaster » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:33 pm

The Piano (4K UHD), Dick Johnson is Dead, Time , and Festen have also been announced.

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#4534 Post by cdnchris » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:40 pm

Only Time and Dick Johnson is Dead will have DVD editions.

Edit: And Hard Day's Night is listed with Dolby Vision!

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#4535 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:41 pm

No UHD for The Celebration, smdh

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#4536 Post by dwk » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:42 pm

For anyone that has access to the sell sheet, who is credited as the licensor for The Piano?

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#4537 Post by cdnchris » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:47 pm

Once I receive them I'll let you know

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#4538 Post by Ribs » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:51 pm

dwk wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:42 pm
For anyone that has access to the sell sheet, who is credited as the licensor for The Piano?
It's TFI.

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#4539 Post by dwk » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:52 pm

Thanks Ribs. Guess that rules out any more Lionsgate or possible Miramax titles.

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#4540 Post by Finch » Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:57 pm

Down for The Piano 4k and the Festen & Dick Johnson Blu-Rays. Excellent month.

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#4541 Post by Maltic » Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:50 pm

cdnchris wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:40 pm
Only Time and Dick Johnson is Dead will have DVD editions.

Edit: And Hard Day's Night is listed with Dolby Vision!
Can't wait to get my DVD copies of these Amazon/Netflix originals :D

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#4542 Post by cdnchris » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:43 pm

I can't see them being big sellers but since they're releasing them on the format (after saying they'll be more selective) I'd have to assume other Netflix titles have sold well. Go figure.

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#4543 Post by swo17 » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:51 pm

I think the point is that they've never been released on DVD by anyone before, unlike the other titles

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#4544 Post by dwk » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:18 pm

Since Criterion has released the Netflix titles on DVD in the UK, with everything else being Blu-ray only, it may be a requirement from Netflix.

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#4545 Post by Adam X » Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:52 am

Didn’t they say recently that films yet to receive a release on the format would still get a DVD?

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#4546 Post by Glowingwabbit » Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:29 am

Adam X wrote:
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Didn’t they say recently that films yet to receive a release on the format would still get a DVD?
Yes.


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#4548 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:07 pm

I emailed Criterion asking them if they were going to release a Dogme series based on the numbering of Festen as Dogme #1 and they confirmed that there were no plans to release a series. However, they did say that it is possible that they would release another Dogme film in the future.

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#4549 Post by ryannichols7 » Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:13 pm

jwd5275 wrote:
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Janus Films page for Mississippi Masala
let's see what the turnaround from Janus tour to release is like for 2022. we have this and Cure ready to go

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#4550 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:23 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:07 pm
I emailed Criterion asking them if they were going to release a Dogme series based on the numbering of Festen as Dogme #1 and they confirmed that there were no plans to release a series. However, they did say that it is possible that they would release another Dogme film in the future.
The "Dogme 1" numbering for Festen isn't something Criterion did, it's part of the movie's actual title. The Idiots was Dogme 2, Mifune was 3, The King Is Alive was 4, and so on. After a few years you could get a Dogme certificate just by filling out a form on the website, so by the time they finally wound it down there were 201 Dogme films, some of them submitted on behalf of filmmakers who would be surprised to learn they'd made one (#180-182 are all Rushmore).

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