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Old 05-03-04, 06:00 PM
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Criterion in July

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SPINE 240 - Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu, 1951)

-New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
-Audio commentary by Japanese-film expert Donald Richie, author of Ozu and A Hundred Years of Japanese Film
-Ozu’s Films from Behind-the-Scenes, a conversation between Ozu producer Shizuo Yamanouchi, actor and technician Kojiro Suematsu, and assistant cameraman Takashi Kawamata
-New essay by film scholar David Bordwell, author Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema
-Original theatrical trailer
-New and improved English subtitle translation
-Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
-More!

(Retail: $39.99)

SPINE 241-244 - Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir
Elena and Her Men (1956)
French Cancan (1955)
The Golden Coach (1953)

-New high definition digital transfers of all three features, with restored image and sound
-Introductions to The Golden Coach and Elena and Her Men by Jean Renoir
-Video introduction to The Golden Coach by director Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Gangs of New York)
-Video introduction to French Cancan by director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon)
-Original theatrical trailers
-Part two of Jean Renoir: a two-part 1993 BBC documentary by David Thompson, featuring reflections on Renoir from his family, friends, collaborators, and admirers
-Collections of behind-the-scenes and publicity stills
-New and improved English subtitle translations
-A new essay by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum discussing all three films
-More!

(Retail: $79.95)

SPINE 247
Port of Shadows (Marcel Carne, 1938)

-New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
-Interviews with director Marcel Carné, writer Jacques Prévert, and stars Jean Gabin and Michèle Morgan
-New essay by acclaimed cultural historian Luc Sante, author of Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
-Original theatrical trailer
-Poster gallery
-New and improved English subtitle translation
-Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
-More!

(Retail: $29.99)
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I really like that Port of Shadows cover. Thanks for the heads up.
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I was wondering when Criterion would announce thier July schedule...

Thats not the Ozu I was expecting (the rumor was for The Only Son), but a good one none the less.

Not too familiar with the Renoirs and Carne.
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When, oh when will Criterion announce something that I'm not interested in!

Thanks for the info!
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Ozu, Carne, and Renoir?!?!?!?!?!??!

I think I just wet 'em!

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Cocteau? What Cocteau?
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Originally posted by Grimfarrow
Cocteau? What Cocteau?
I read Renoir and had Cocteau on the brain. Fixed and *blush*...
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I am ALL over the Carne!
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Dang,

There goes another $150 bucks down the drain for July.....

Not that I'm complaining. Keep on kicking 'em out! Not real familiar with the Renoir films in the box, but if they are anything like his previous films and the set is half as good as the other Criterion Box sets, I'm all over it!!!

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Originally posted by honking
There goes another $150 bucks down the drain for July.....
Well. It's not that bad. It simply goes down Criterion's pocket, and thus allows them to crank out more titles, which is an encouraging thought
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I was hoping for more Bresson, but Ozu, Renoir, and Carne is nothing to complain about.

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is it just me or is that Renoir box hideous? i mean aesthetically of course....
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Originally posted by brizz
is it just me or is that Renoir box hideous? i mean aesthetically of course....
Nope, it's not you... the artwork does look ugly.
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Actually it is just him.
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It's supposed to be ugly. Quite fitting the films.

(not that they're ugly - just about stage and spectacle)
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I'll say the cover for the Renoir trilogy is quite bad as well. Looks like something made by a first time graphic designer. Very, very bad.
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Still waiting for Bottle Rocket...
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The Renoir cover art could always change. Didn't Floating Weeds have different cover art initially?
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Thanks for the post but all those movies are crap, sorry.

When the hell are we going to get The Game, Bottle Rocket and Monster Squad from Criterion, itstead of shit that bores most people.
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I'm with you on "The Game" (not going to happen) and "Bottle Rocket" (not likely) but um, "Monster Squad"?

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That Renoir cover jumped up and slapped me in the face!
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Originally posted by animalmystic
Thanks for the post but all those movies are crap, sorry.

When the hell are we going to get The Game, Bottle Rocket and Monster Squad from Criterion, itstead of shit that bores most people.
I bet you can't wait for "Van Helsing"...

I'm sorry, you've seen all of these films then? Because I've seen Early Summer, and it's a breathtaking piece of film. Typical Ozu, true, but I'll take typical Ozu anyday over a piece of crap blockbuster du jour.
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i'm sorry, i've read that post 25 times now and I still don't believe my eyes....did he really say Monster Squad?!?!?!?!?!?

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Put me down for a copy of the Renoir set.

(it might just be me, but does Ozu just make the same film over and over? There's something to be said about working within your genre, but come on... - not that his films are bad or anything, just very much the same - seen one, seen 'em all.)
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