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Old 05-06-03, 01:15 PM
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New Criterion Announcements

Criterion's site was updated with new announcements, or at least one.

The much coveted number 200 goes to The Honeymoon Killers.

And though it is not there now, they briefly had Umberto D up on the site as well. For some reason or another, they have removed it.

Edit: Umberto D is back up, and The Pornographers (which is not up) is also scheduled.

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What about Bottle Rocket? I wish this would get a release soon...i hear rumors all the time.
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Not a breakthrough like I was hoping for #200 but oh well.
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I agree with lesterlong, I thought #200 was going to be something very different like the Beastie Boys Anthology or Grand Illusion...whatever.

I'm just happy that Umberto D is finally set to hit the shelves!
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Been waiting for Umberto D for a long time and Honeymoon Killers is no slouch, it is sort of an oddity in its own right.

I'll be excited to have both.
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Re: New Criterion Announcements

Originally posted by cokeguy
Criterion's site was updated with new announcements, or at least one.

The much coveted number 200 goes to The Honeymoon Killers.

And though it is not there now, they briefly had Umberto D up on the site as well. For some reason or another, they have removed it.

Edit: Umberto D is back up, and The Pornographers (which is not up) is also scheduled.

Dan
Umberto D was temporarily removed because they misspelled Vittorio de Sica's name on the cover art. My guess is they noticed it, fixed it, and put it back up.
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Re: Re: New Criterion Announcements

Originally posted by wendersfan
Umberto D was temporarily removed because they misspelled Vittorio de Sica's name on the cover art. My guess is they noticed it, fixed it, and put it back up.
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Wonderful news - The Honeymoon Killers is a classic in my book.
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Have they ever announced "the Devil and Daniel Webster"?
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Originally posted by Caliking
What about Bottle Rocket? I wish this would get a release soon...i hear rumors all the time.
Jon Mulvaney said back in April that Criterion does not hold the video rights to this movie, so they will not be releasing it. Would've been nice if it could've happened.... but no cigar.
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Originally posted by Seeker
Have they ever announced "the Devil and Daniel Webster"?
On the Criterion section of ezboard.com, it's listed as a "distinct possibility", so nothing official from Criterion but just rumors.... keep your remotes crossed
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Well, since we're talking about titles we wish that Criterion would release, let me just chime in with my usual request for Criterion to release 1934's "The Ghoul," starring Boris Karloff and Ernest Thesiger. As far as I know, Janus/Criterion own the video rights. But, hey, what do I know?

I should start up a petition for Criterion to release The Ghoul on DVD. It would have one signature, mine. Well, maybe 2. shill66 might sign it.
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I have to admit I'm most excited about #199 being Schizopolis.
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Originally posted by evenswr
Well, since we're talking about titles we wish that Criterion would release, let me just chime in with my usual request for Criterion to release 1934's "The Ghoul," starring Boris Karloff and Ernest Thesiger. As far as I know, Janus/Criterion own the video rights. But, hey, what do I know?
MGM is releasing this one, on 8/26.

From DVD Drive-In:
Karloff fans rejoice! Available for years only in murky transfers made from a ragged, cropped Czechoslovakian print, MGM's new transfer is the first U.S. release utilizing the film's original 35mm elements held by the British Film Institute. Extensive digital restoration was used to remove thousands of instances of film damage and clean up the soundtrack. The result is a transfer of THE GHOUL that looks and sounds better than anything available for 70 years.
Here's the cover art, also from DVD Drive-In.

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Old 05-06-03, 10:33 PM
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Originally posted by RobCA
MGM is releasing this one, on 8/26.

From DVD Drive-In: Here's the cover art, also from DVD Drive-In.

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Wow!!

Thanks, RobCA!

The only problem I have is that the release will be "utilizing the film's original 35mm elements held by the British Film Institute." I hope I enjoy the film as much this way. I've always wondered if I only enjoyed the film due to it being a "murky transfer made from a ragged, cropped Czechoslovakian print." The copy I have is in such poor shape it's really just vague figures amongst shadows, which really gives it atmosphere.

Great news!
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Originally posted by TomOpus
Jon Mulvaney said back in April that Criterion does not hold the video rights to this movie, so they will not be releasing it. Would've been nice if it could've happened.... but no cigar.
That's no reason Criterion can't release Bottle Rocket.

I mean, Criterion does not own the rights to Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums either, but BV licensed Criterion to produce the SEs.

The same could be said for Bottle Rocket. Wes Anderson already said that he's in production on this with Criterion.

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Blah ....

Should have made either Throne of Blood or Fear and Loathing number 200 ....
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Originally posted by jough
That's no reason Criterion can't release Bottle Rocket.

I mean, Criterion does not own the rights to Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums either, but BV licensed Criterion to produce the SEs.

The same could be said for Bottle Rocket. Wes Anderson already said that he's in production on this with Criterion.
Bottle Rocket is Columbia, right? Has Columbia licensed anything out to Criterion lately?

The only major studios now that seem to let Criterion do SEs of their films are Universal and Disney/BV.
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Schizopolis as #199 huh????????????
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Schizopolis, De Sica's Terminal Station and Indiscretion of an American Wife, and Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy (The Marriage of Maria Braun, Lola, and Veronika Voss) are listed in the newest catalog, according to a poster on the Criterion board.

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Bottle Rocket won't happen
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>>As far as I know, Janus/Criterion own the video rights. But, hey, what do I know? ... I should start up a petition for Criterion to release The Ghoul on DVD. It would have one signature, mine. Well, maybe 2. shill66 might sign it.<<

It ain't Criterion, but THE GHOUL: 70th Anniversary Edition is coming in August from MGM. On the plus side, I think the list is going to be $14.95.
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I love "The Honeymoon Killers." I know few people have seen it, but it's a must-buy. One of the most uniquely twisted indie thrillers ever made. The Scorsese back-story (he was fired after a few days of shooting!) will make for a very interesting extra...and that's only the beginning.
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Originally posted by milkdog
I love "The Honeymoon Killers." I know few people have seen it, but it's a must-buy. One of the most uniquely twisted indie thrillers ever made. The Scorsese back-story (he was fired after a few days of shooting!) will make for a very interesting extra...and that's only the beginning.
It figures; I just got this one from Cinestore today....
Oh well. I'm glad to see Umberto D scheduled for July.
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Dolce Vita would have been the perfect #200, in my opinion.
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