Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

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FrauBlucher
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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3001 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue May 14, 2019 5:06 pm

Feels like a confirmation that tomorrow it will be announced

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3002 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 14, 2019 5:08 pm

There goes the Complete works theory though— of course, I brought this on myself by not guessing the Trilogy for the first time all year ha

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3003 Post by swo17 » Tue May 14, 2019 5:13 pm

Unless it's The Virgin Spring all over again

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3004 Post by soundchaser » Tue May 14, 2019 5:18 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:08 pm
There goes the Complete works theory though— of course, I brought this on myself by not guessing the Trilogy for the first time all year ha
You and just about everyone on the board, it seems.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3005 Post by justeleblanc » Wed May 15, 2019 8:45 am

Curious about the special features that will also appear on this boxset. Koker seems like a good opportunity to throw in A Wedding Suit and Case #1, Case #2, Homework, and Bread and Alley. But maybe Criterion has other plans for Kiarostami's films about children and school.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3006 Post by Apperson » Wed May 15, 2019 4:37 pm

An Angel at my Table and Magnificent Obsession(!) on the coming soon page.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3007 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed May 15, 2019 4:38 pm

The Inland Sea has been uploaded

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3008 Post by mteller » Wed May 15, 2019 4:43 pm

And The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3009 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed May 15, 2019 4:43 pm

Koker Trilogy has been added

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3010 Post by goblinfootballs » Wed May 15, 2019 4:58 pm

All of the Written on the Wind posts over the past few years only to troll us with Magnificent Obsession?

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#3011 Post by JakeStewart » Wed May 15, 2019 5:05 pm

Is the New Year's drawing taken care of now with An Angel at My Table and the Koker Trilogy being announced?

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3012 Post by soundchaser » Wed May 15, 2019 5:06 pm

The sled clue (likely Bamboozled) remains unreleased.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3013 Post by captveg » Wed May 15, 2019 5:16 pm

goblinfootballs wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:58 pm
All of the Written on the Wind posts over the past few years only to troll us with Magnificent Obsession?
Yeah, I was just gonna say I'm rather surprised they upgraded Magnificent Obsession before Written on the Wind.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3014 Post by DRW.mov » Wed May 15, 2019 5:35 pm

captveg wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 5:16 pm
goblinfootballs wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:58 pm
All of the Written on the Wind posts over the past few years only to troll us with Magnificent Obsession?
Yeah, I was just gonna say I'm rather surprised they upgraded Magnificent Obsession before Written on the Wind.
It makes a little sense. MO didn’t require a full upgrade. This is essentially an HD ready port of the prior editoon, wheras WotW is going to require a restoration (which I believe was completed some time ago), new supplements, and artwork. But still, they’ve been teasong it long enough you’d think it would be here by now.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3015 Post by Ribs » Wed May 15, 2019 5:41 pm

Magnificent Obsession, imo, is handily the best of his films and I’m very excited that Criterion has opted to push it ahead of the more canonical choice that I also assumed would get priority. I think it’s also reasonable because it and All That Heaven Allows more naturally make a pair considering their many similarities so it does make sense for the two Sirk BDs that exist for the time being will be these.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3016 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 15, 2019 5:42 pm

These aren't the only two Sirk titles on Blu-ray

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3017 Post by movielocke » Wed May 15, 2019 5:53 pm

Looks like What did the Lady forget is the winner for the bonus film of the year. At least for me!

The Inland Sea is only 54 minutes but is priced at 39.95, haven't other short films like Patriotism and Night and Fog been priced at a tier lower?

Magnificent Obsession bluray is two discs? wow that's a change from their usual cram on one blu policy.

Koker trilogy spine numbering seems mixed up right now on their website. Trilogy, and Life Goes On, both listed as spine 991 and Where is my friends house listed as 990.

I'm pretty surprised Taste of Cherry didn't get upgraded the same month as the Koker trilogy.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3018 Post by Finch » Wed May 15, 2019 6:04 pm

The Ritchie film is overpriced but I'm keen to see it just the same, and I'm very happy with the upgrade for the Campion as well as the announcements of the Ozu and the Kiarostami set.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3019 Post by movielocke » Wed May 15, 2019 6:18 pm

Finch wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:04 pm
The Ritchie film is overpriced but I'm keen to see it just the same, and I'm very happy with the upgrade for the Campion as well as the announcements of the Ozu and the Kiarostami set.
IIRC, when "I Married a Witch" was announced it was at the $40 tier and enough people wrote criterion to ask if it was a mistake, they eventually changed it to the $30 tier.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3020 Post by Shrew » Wed May 15, 2019 6:52 pm

The original DVD of Night and Fog was $20, but the reissued blu-ray is the standard $40. I don't even remember the last film that had a $30 price tag; it must have been before dual format?

Anyway, I'm still betting on a Kiarostami box in November/December. Especially as none of the early docs/children's films are here as extras, and I can't see them getting a physical release outside of a bigger project.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3021 Post by artfilmfan » Wed May 15, 2019 7:05 pm

All the new titles announced for the month will be day-one (of B&N sale) purchases for me. This hasn’t happened for a long time.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3022 Post by dwk » Wed May 15, 2019 7:39 pm

Shrew wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Anyway, I'm still betting on a Kiarostami box in November/December. Especially as none of the early docs/children's films are here as extras, and I can't see them getting a physical release outside of a bigger project.
That depends on if they are going to release two big box sets at the end of the year, because the Showa Godzilla set is most likely getting released in November.

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3023 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed May 15, 2019 8:44 pm

Has there been strong rumors that Godzilla coming this year? I don't remember seeing anything specific

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3024 Post by dwk » Wed May 15, 2019 9:26 pm

Eric Skillman reached out to Erik Larsen via email and Twitter (Skillman has since deleted the tweet) asking him if he wanted to do a small piece for them. Given Larsen's style I assumed it was a Godzilla film. He later tweeted to a couple other comic artists to DM him about a project. And these https://twitter.com/EricSkillman/status ... 04608?s=19

https://twitter.com/EricSkillman/status ... 77160?s=19

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Re: Criterion Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#3025 Post by criterionoop » Wed May 15, 2019 9:27 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Has there been strong rumors that Godzilla coming this year? I don't remember seeing anything specific
This is the only evidence I can find (at the moment) regarding GODZILLA, but not specifically of it coming this year:
http://www.americancinemathequecalendar ... zilla-thon

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