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New Criterions: ONIBABA and Scenes from a Marriage!

 
Old 12-22-03, 04:54 PM
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New Criterions: ONIBABA and Scenes from a Marriage!



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Old 12-22-03, 05:00 PM
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Don't know much about that first one - but the Bergman should be a keeper.
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Where'd you get this info from? It's not up at Criterionco.com
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i have my ways.... honestly, it's simple if you understand how they organize their images.
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Old 12-22-03, 05:58 PM
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FYI, i think the "Scenes from a Marriage" may be multiple discs (the theatrical cut and the much longer TV version)
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Old 12-22-03, 06:28 PM
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I love the Onibaba cover. I haven't seen the film, though.
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Wow! Work your magic jkester!
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I hadn't heard of Onibaba, but it looks interesting.

This is from Amazon.com's review from the vhs listing:

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A sinister mood pervades Kaneto Shindo's (The Island) chilling folk tale set in medieval Japan. Amidst bloody upheavals between warlords and peasants, two women survive by ambushing soldiers, then selling their armor. Living by instinct alone, the women--a war widow and her mother-in-law--are locked in a murderous partnership until the younger woman begins an affair with her husband's friend. Shindo juxtaposes images of the couple's hungry embraces, with the older woman's frenzied attempts to come between them. By donning a demon's mask, she hopes to frighten her daughter-in-law, but succeeds only in sinking further into the heart of darkness. Nobuko Otowa is brilliant as the old woman, striking out against men in a man's world. Shot in a sea of giant reeds, and accompanied by an insistent drum beat, Onibaba builds horrifying suspense from the first frame to the last.
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bump for those who missed it
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I think that Onibaba cover is my all-time favorite cover.
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Old 12-23-03, 12:11 PM
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mmmmmmm, more Liv Ullman on dvd

I recall reading about Onibaba somewhere...i think someone around here had it on their CC wishlist....looks pretty interesting to say the least.....
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Old 12-23-03, 03:19 PM
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Where'd you get this info from? It's not up at Criterionco.com
i have my ways.... honestly, it's simple if you understand how they organize their images.
... or if you poach your news from the Criterion Collection Forum
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Old 12-23-03, 03:59 PM
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i did not poach anything, msbailey. as i said, it's really easy to understand the way criterion organizes images. thanks for the input though
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Old 12-23-03, 06:23 PM
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I ain't accusin'... I'm just sayin'.

It happens more often than you think.
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o, ok, if you were not accusing then i retract my rolleyes emoticon and bid you good day
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Old 12-23-03, 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by jkester
i have my ways.... honestly, it's simple if you understand how they organize their images.
You're right. 227 and 228 look interesting.
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Old 12-23-03, 09:31 PM
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Onibaba is a great film. I'm not too wild about the faux woodblock cover though. The cover has no bearing for me though, so more power to them. I'll buy it anyways.
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Re: New Criterions: ONIBABA and Scenes from a Marriage!

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Wow, I didn't even realize that Kelly Preston was in "Scenes From A Marriage".
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Old 12-24-03, 10:58 AM
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They updated the site with specs. Scenes from a Marriage will contain both version, plus some extras on 3 discs. Retail is $49.95.

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yay! i was gonna be ticked if it were the truncated version. 3discs=w00t!
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Onibaba $29.95 -Woo-Hoo!!
#New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
#New video interview with writer/director Kaneto Shindo
#Rare super-8 black & white and color footage provided by actor Kei Sato, shot on location during the filming of Onibaba
#Original trailer
#Stills gallery featuring production sketches and promotional art
#Rare English translation of the original short Buddhist fable that inspired the film
#Filmmaker's statement from writer/director Kaneto Shindo
#New and improved English subtitle translation
#Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Scenes From a Marriage $49.95
SPECIAL EDITION THREE DISC SET FEATURES:
#New high-definition digital transfers of both the television and theatrical versions, with restored image and sound
#Comparison between the television and theatrical versions by film scholar Peter Cowie
#Exclusive new video interview with stars Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson
#Video interview with Ingmar Bergman
#New essay by author Phillip Lopate
#New and improved English subtitle translation
#Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer editions
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Old 12-25-03, 01:53 PM
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i believe Onibaba was also issued as a Criterion LaserDisc
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Onibaba has a lot of nudity. Its big on realism.
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ONIBABA is a terrific film. Best horror movie ever made in Japan.
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Ya, Onibaba is a messed up movie. I saw it years ago on VHS, and I can say it's one movie you won't soon forget.

Needless to say I'm all over this DVD.
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