Naked Lunch Criterion Specs!

 
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Naked Lunch Criterion Specs!

Criterion website doesn't have a release date, but the Image Entertainment website lists a release date of 11/11/03, preorder date of 10/14/03:

- New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director David Cronenberg and enhanced for widescreen televisions
- Audio commentary by Cronenberg and actor Peter Weller
- Special effects stills gallery
- Production stills gallery
- Examples of the marketing campaign for Naked Lunch, including a featurette, B-roll montage, TV spots, and theatrical trailer
- Excerpts from the novel Naked Lunch read by author William S. Burroughs
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
- Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
- More!
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I can think of two things wrong with that title - Martin
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I can think of two things wrong with that title - Martin
It was Nelson, but still an excellent reference

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I knew I blew the name. Thanks.
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No making-of? Damn. I seem to remember that this flick had an interesting one made about it...
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The cover is pretty cool.l

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Been waiting for ages to get this on DVD. The fact that it's going to be Criterion really makes it sweet. I wonder what I've done to deserve this.
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Thanks for the info!
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I feel like I am the only one of my friends who likes this movie. so I am not sure if I should buy it or rent it. but I'll break down and buy it I guess. so many movies coming out this year. This Christmas is going to be great...

I love criterion, but no making of, CrumpsBrother is right there was a making of this movie, I remember seeing it on superchannel here in canada. before the movie had first came out to pay tv.

this movie will be great to see again, all I need is someone to rub power on my lips. hahaha

whats a Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition ?
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Originally posted by jarryjayo
whats a Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition ?
Basically they are boasting that they have the best picture quality for this movie, and it's on a dual layer DVD. Anymore, it's kind of like listing subtitles on a spec sheet, it's what we have come to expect from Criterion.
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Originally posted by jarryjayo

whats a Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition ?
I believe (and I may be incorrect) that this means the second layer of the disc is flipped, meaning that rather than reading from inside to out, it reads outside to in. The original layer remains inside to out. This allows the laser in your player to pickup the second layer where it left off the first, rather than resetting back to the inside of the disc. As a result, the layer change is less noticeable, with regard to a pause. I would assume all dual-layer discs, at this point (maybe not some older titles) are made this way, not just by Criterion. Criterion is just the only one that points it out.

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I sorta guessed it had something to do wiht dual layer changing. I hate when they point that out as a feature as if we can turn it off or something. thanks for clearing that up.
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Concerning the questions about the making-of documentary (which was titled "Naked Making Lunch"), I'm hoping that it is the 'featurette' that is listed as part of the marketing campaign materials...
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Tres cool.

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This is a 20th Century Fox title right? Does criterion have a new relationship with them? I hope so.
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I loved the book, but haven't seen the movie, but I'd be interested to see it. Hopefully someone around here will have it to rent!
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Cool. Glad I didn't shell out for the R2 disc a few months ago.

I saw this in the theater, own the soundtrack, the book, and the VHS. Can't wait to hear the commentary. I wonder if they recorded theirs separately. Hopefully they were able to get together for one.
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Man, I second that!

So I guess that's a total of six thumbs up...
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Originally posted by cokeguy
I believe (and I may be incorrect) that this means the second layer of the disc is flipped, meaning that rather than reading from inside to out, it reads outside to in. The original layer remains inside to out. This allows the laser in your player to pickup the second layer where it left off the first, rather than resetting back to the inside of the disc. As a result, the layer change is less noticeable, with regard to a pause. I would assume all dual-layer discs, at this point (maybe not some older titles) are made this way, not just by Criterion. Criterion is just the only one that points it out.

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Actually, and IANAETE (I Am Not an Extreme Technology Enthusiast), but all DVDs that are dual-layer are RSDL, the pause comes in the dvd player's laser having trouble going into the other layer...

Also, isn't RSDL dual-layer like saying PIN number or ATM machine? It bothers me so much.
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Something that other companies boast about can actually be listed as a true special feature here:

Chapter Selection(Stops)

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Actually, and IANAETE (I Am Not an Extreme Technology Enthusiast), but all DVDs that are dual-layer are RSDL, the pause comes in the dvd player's laser having trouble going into the other layer...
This actually isn't true. It is possible to make dual-layered disc without the second layer being reverse-spiral. Some known examples of this include the Bridge on the River Kwai disc (which has an extra long pause - the laser has to reset itself to the center) and the original non-SE release of Tomorrow Never Dies. It is generally only used when the feature film itself isn't split over two layers (BOTRK being an obvious exception), and it's usually used when a disc has both widescreen and fullscreen transfers on the same side. It apparently stores a bit more data than RSDL, which was why it was used on BOTRK.

Also, isn't RSDL dual-layer like saying PIN number or ATM machine? It bothers me so much.
Well, it should bother you no more, because it's not redundant at all.

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