Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4176 Post by ShempTCat » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:33 pm

Medium Cool and Harold and Maude are also showing as Currently Unavailable on CC's site.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4177 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:38 pm

I mean whatever, as long as somebody releases Starting Over already..

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4178 Post by Big Ben » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:47 pm

If all those titles are going then it probably really is streaming stuff for Paramount Plus as they've got to pull out all the stops if they want to compete I guess. Although I cannot fathom something like Don't Look Now being more popular than The Godfather.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4179 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:15 pm

If Paramount is pulling these titles to move people over to Paramount+, why would they release their own Blus? Also, why are they just "Currently Unavailable" and not "Out of Print"? It doesn't seem like it could be a coincidence that these are all Paramount titles but I wonder if they're all somehow in between pressings. Alternatively, maybe Criterion expects the licenses to be renewed, but they haven't quite gotten there yet.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4180 Post by cdnchris » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:26 pm

As Fanciful said above, they usually label them "out of print" if they're out of print. It could be a coincidence since they just had the sale and they are out of stock and/or between printings on those titles.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4181 Post by Drucker » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:38 pm

cdnchris wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:26 pm
As Fanciful said above, they usually label them "out of print" if they're out of print. It could be a coincidence since they just had the sale and they are out of stock and/or between printings on those titles.
Agreed, and I made a pretty penny selling the Trilogy of Life and Salo a few months ago after the last sale. However, a bunch of titles (like Seven Samurai and Salo) now say "on back order."

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4182 Post by ShempTCat » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:03 pm

Seconds, unlike the previously mentioned Paramount titles, is showing "On Back-Order" rather than "Currently Unavailable."

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#4183 Post by EddieLarkin » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:23 pm

Someone asked about Rosemary's Baby and Criterion said it would not be coming back in stock.

Whether that meant not returning in time to offer a replacement, or not returning ever, I'm not sure.

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#4184 Post by guyetgenevieve » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:08 am

I'm not too worried. The Parallax View just got released, and The Furies, which is getting upgraded in April, is through Paramount. The website lists them as "Currently Unavailable" instead of "Out of Print". I think they'll probably be restocked by the time the July B&N sale comes around.

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#4185 Post by knives » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:10 am

Yeah, we just had a flash sale and these are popular releases.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4186 Post by RSTooley » Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:21 am

As of this morning, both Rosemary's Baby and Harold and Maude are listed as back in stock.

I'm interested to see what things look like in a week, as I wouldn't be too surprised if Paramount allowed the rights to their films to lapse.


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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4188 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:49 pm

With the rest of the trilogy in the collection now, I wonder if Criterion can tap Warner for All The President's Men?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4189 Post by knives » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:16 pm

It and the Leigh are definitely very weird omissions.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4190 Post by Billy Beta » Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:47 pm

I wonder with their pledge from last year during BLM that they've actively sought out films from filmmakers of African American background
to diversify their output? They seem to have a lot of films in the backlog to release already (most of Wim Wenders catalog for example).

Also with Paramount removing their licenses for various films in the last week or so, that Criterion's monopoly over such lucrative re-releases might be diminishing.
Paramount joins Fox and Studiocanal in the re-acquisition of high profile films from their back catalog.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4191 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:49 pm

I'm going to post here because I will not assume the following is OOP.... The Lady Vanishes is listed as Currently Unavailable, while The Man Who Knew Too Much is listed as On Back Order. Criterion is confusing with their classifications

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4192 Post by Shrew » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:39 pm

I assume back order means that items just need to be taken out of a warehouse (so they have a known number available but they just aren't ready for immediate shipping), while currently unavailable implies that the title actually needs to be reprinted (which could take time depending on the manufacturer's availability, especially during Covid).

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4193 Post by yoloswegmaster » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:30 pm

Criterion is listed as the licensor for Thomas Vinterberg's Festen on Alamo's website

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4194 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:35 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:30 pm
Criterion is listed as the licensor for Thomas Vinterberg's Festen on Alamo's website
Excellent, right up their alley and ripe for extras. Outside of being the first Dogme 95 film, hopefully they get an interview with some mental health specialist since it's been assessed as an accurate depiction of the effects of
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4195 Post by Maltic » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:11 am

therewillbeblus wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:35 pm
Excellent, right up their alley and ripe for extras. Outside of being the first Dogme 95 film, hopefully they get an interview with some mental health specialist since it's been assessed as an accurate depiction of the effects of
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4196 Post by jwd5275 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:36 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:30 pm
Criterion is listed as the licensor for Thomas Vinterberg's Festen on Alamo's website
There was Thomas Vinterberg phantom page as far back as 2013, so I suspect they have had the rights for a while...

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4197 Post by Bressonaire » Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:10 pm

Has the guessing thread been abandoned? It's like the third time in four months the thread has been inoperative, or barely so. Anyway, these are the June titles:

Upgrades of The Human Condition and Pickup on South Street
Box set of Marlon Riggs movies
Streetwise/Tiny
Pariah
Standalone Visions of Eight from the Olympic box

(Congrats to CSM126, who shrewdly predicted the Marlon Riggs box a couple months ago.)

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4198 Post by agnamaracs » Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:11 pm

Yeah, I was gonna say, did anyone remember what today was?!

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4199 Post by Glowingwabbit » Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:18 pm

The titles are already on the website

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#4200 Post by criterionsnob » Mon Mar 15, 2021 12:20 pm

I figured they’d skip today to avoid getting lost in the Oscar news. Great surprise on the Riggs set!

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