Crit Mess in July: A Dynamic History of the Time Criterion Didn't Make Announcements on the 15th, 16th, or 17th

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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HitchcockLang
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#51 Post by HitchcockLang » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:08 pm

Sorry to derail the guessing but is there some credible evidence I’ve missed that’s leading to all these guesses for The Devils? That would be huge.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#52 Post by Boosmahn » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:28 pm

I think some of the basis is that it'll be spine number 999.
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#53 Post by TraverseTown » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:28 pm

HitchcockLang wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Sorry to derail the guessing but is there some credible evidence I’ve missed that’s leading to all these guesses for The Devils? That would be huge.
I feel like it's only because we're likely getting Spine #999 and people feel like it's going to be devil/Satan related like #666 was. It's possible they'll do nothing for it. #888 for Stalker could have been deliberate because it looks like the infinity symbol, but that could just be a coincidence. They could have done something Vegas or gambling related for #777 but didn't. Anyway for #999, If I'm being realistic, I'd prefer a film that uses devil imagery like Post Tenebras Lux.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#54 Post by KJones77 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:44 pm

Bamboozled
Kerouac: KIng of the Beats / The Beat Generation: American Dream
Until the End of the World
The Prince of Tides
The Lady Eve (upgrade)
Godzilla box-set

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#55 Post by McNulty » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:17 pm

Godzilla set
Citizen Kane
Prince of Tides
Bamboozled

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#56 Post by DRW.mov » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:18 pm

Re: The Devils

Peter Becker has said on multiple occasions that it is one of his favorite films and a priority for them. It has also been made known that there are more Russell titles in the pipeline. Criterion’s relationship with WB has so far produced a number of titles that would have previously seemed extremely unlikely. WB also licensed the film out to both Shudder and Filmstruck in the past year and a half so it seems like their wild aversion to it has wained.

We all lnow how important and vital a film like the Devils is and how big of a deal it would be if Criterion were able to put it out in full. And with spine 999 landing in the October slate at a high point of WB licensed films...I think it’s a pretty likely possibilitiy.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#57 Post by Graphist » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:51 pm

TraverseTown wrote:Anyway for #999, If I'm being realistic, I'd prefer a film that uses devil imagery like Post Tenebras Lux.
Or how about it is The Omen (1976).

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#58 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:55 pm

Not that you’re being serious, but already coming from Scream Factory this fall

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#59 Post by CSM126 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:46 pm

Obviously 999 is End of Days.

(You’d only get that joke if you’ve seen End of Days, which I don’t recommend)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#60 Post by Graphist » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:11 am

domino harvey wrote:Not that you’re being serious, but already coming from Scream Factory this fall
Had no idea.… Just did a quick search, a whole deluxe edition! Not bad.… I really would’ve loved a Criterion release of it, like the one they did with the Roeg’s Don’t Look Now. (Yes, I have an obsession with Criterion releases.)

In that case it would be great if they released The VVitch with that spine number. (Or how I would love Under the Skin!) But that’s probably not happening either because they haven’t released any A24 films yet.


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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#61 Post by Aunt Peg » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:46 am

CSM126 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:06 pm
senseabove wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Is there a reason Star 80 is popping up in multiple lists? Was there a hint or tease I missed or is it just wishing and hoping?
Wishful thinking on my part. Don’t know about anyone else.
Same with me.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#62 Post by lacritfan » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:17 am

Prince of Tides
Betty Blue
Grand Budapest Hotel
Written on the Wind upgrade

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#63 Post by Lemdog » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:51 am

Citizen Kane
Bodies, Rest & Motion
Godzilla Box Set
The Other Side of the Wind / The Eyes of Orson Welles
Nanook of the North (Upgrade)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#64 Post by Omensetter » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:56 am

awful beatnik clue
Bamboozled
Citizen Kane
The Cameraman
Daisies

Grand Illusion
Taste of Cherry

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#65 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:03 pm

I'm waiting for Bressonaire to chime in so I don't have to sit up all night waiting for the official release details.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#66 Post by richast2 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:04 pm

Criterion tweeted an image from Prime Cut in "honor" of Amazon Prime day, therefore I'm guessing Prime Cut is spine number 1001.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#67 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:16 pm

Prime Cut is out and in print from Kino Lorber.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#68 Post by movielocke » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:55 pm

For all my ludicrous speculation, I am somewhat surprised only one person has guessed Roma for this month, and only two people have guessed Mirror (1001 would be a criterion humor type of spine)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#69 Post by Bressonaire » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:08 pm

Godzilla box set
Upgrade of The Devil and Daniel Webster OR
Upgrade of Hãxan (this would fit with a Halloween horror/witch theme, and even though silents are rare and we've had two this year,
I feel like there'll be at least one more)

The Inland Sea
Roma (either this or Godzilla for spine 1000)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#70 Post by soundchaser » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:13 pm

Bressonaire wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:08 pm
The Inland Sea
This was announced a few months ago?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#71 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:30 pm

Bressonaire wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Godzilla box set
Upgrade of The Devil and Daniel Webster OR
Upgrade of Hãxan (this would fit with a Halloween horror/witch theme, and even though silents are rare and we've had two this year,
I feel like there'll be at least one more)

The Inland Sea
Roma (either this or Godzilla for spine 1000)
Great I can go to bed now

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#72 Post by Bressonaire » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:46 pm

Thanks, Soundchaser, for catching my mistake.

This is what I'd meant to post:

Godzilla box set
Upgrade of The Devil and Daniel Webster OR
Upgrade of Hãxan (this would fit with a Halloween horror/witch theme, and even though silents are rare and we've had two this year,
I feel like there'll be at least one more)

Until the End of the World
Roma (either this or Godzilla for spine 1000)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#73 Post by soundchaser » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:47 pm

Ok, now *that* I would be excited about.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#74 Post by Brianruns10 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:21 pm

I have no clue what to expect for spines 999, 1000 and 1001, but if I had to make one hard bet, I'd wager that in commemoration of Spine 1000, Criterion will announce an upgrade of Spine 1: Grand Illusion.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#75 Post by Clarence » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:27 pm

Well Jonny Greenwood has expressed interest in creating a new score for Haxan. I know it's not likely to happen, but just imagine if they worked out something for the rerelease...

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