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Old 03-30-05, 01:04 PM
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New Criterion 294 The Browning Version

294 The Browning Version

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291 Heaven Can Wait

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We have another one
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Not to mention AU HAZARD BALTHAZAR!!!
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Last one looks like

Crazed Fruit

never heard of it.
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Originally Posted by Richard Malloy
Not to mention AU HAZARD BALTHAZAR!!!

Let's mention it....




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Anybody looking for an excellent 16x9 R0/PAL release of "Au Hazard Balthazar"?

(Which would come with the highest recommendation save for Criterion's latest update... but perfect for you PAL-only folks or if you just can't wait till summer!)
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Old 03-31-05, 03:55 PM
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That cover for Au Hasard Balthazar is gorgeous.
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Old 03-31-05, 05:03 PM
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Never heard of them, but they all interest me with the exception of Crazed Fruit. Heaven Can Wait sounds especially... different, in a good way.
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They sure are taking their time with British-era Hitchcock releases.
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Old 03-31-05, 05:41 PM
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Heaven Can Wait and Au Hasard Balthazar are mine!
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Heaven Can Wait (1943) - YES!
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Originally Posted by jmj713
Heaven Can Wait and Au Hasard Balthazar are mine!
Same here.
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Old 03-31-05, 08:46 PM
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The Browning Version is an excellent film. Actually the 1994 Mike Figgis remake with Albert Finney, Greta Scacchi and Matthew Modine is quite good as well, but much different in its focus than the 1951 original film. Generally it's about a private school professor who is very old school (latin/classics prof) and is passed over and minimalized cuz he's not new school (fundraiser, sporting, politico type). also loses his young wife to a new school younger prof, etc.

1951 version has the same type of old school teacher being pushed out by the newer generation, but is even more of a character study of the protagonist, crocker-harris played my michael redgrave. THe other plot lines that play up more in the 94 version take a back seat to the study of redgrave's character. a brilliant performance. i can't wait to get this film on dvd, much less a criterion!!
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Old 03-31-05, 09:17 PM
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May pick up 'Heaven Can Wait'...I've been getting into Lubitsch's films recently and really like Gene Tierney.
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Ahh I was hoping when I heard that Criterion was putting out Heaven Can Wait it was going to be the Warren Beatty movie where he dies and comes back in the body of someone else and takes the Rams to the Superbowl.

I guess I'll pick it up even though there are no angels playing football.
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Heaven Can Wait (1943) - YES!
Same here...though I would have been just as happy (and my wallet would have been even happier) if Fox has put it out under their "Studio Classics" line.
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Old 03-31-05, 10:46 PM
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I'm very excited for "Heaven Can Wait" and "Au Hasard Balthasar." I've not seen either but I've heard some very good things about them. I'll definitely rent the other two, also. Criterion has been doing great this year, with "Kagemusha," "The River," etc. And now, according to their website, "Ran" is coming in "late 2005."
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guess i'll just have to wait for the ran criterion then, thanks.
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Oh geez, I can't wait to see a Criterion Ran! That's fantastic news. It'll be nice to finally see a good-looking transfer of the film!
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What is the release date for Au Hazard Balthazar?
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RAN Criterion?!?!?!?! OMG!!! I just wet myself!!!
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Originally Posted by kingtopher
Oh geez, I can't wait to see a Criterion Ran! That's fantastic news. It'll be nice to finally see a good-looking transfer of the film!
Obviously you haven't seen the Studio Canal version

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guess i'll just have to wait for the ran criterion then, thanks.
Now look at what you've gone and done!
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oh... my... god... Ran !! oh I hope the Criterion edition might include the Chris Marker documentary on the making of the film....


I sooooo can't wait for this!

no if only Criterion and the British Film Institute could work out some arrangement and release some Peter Greenaway films and shorts in Region 1 land, I'd be very happy.
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Criterion definately takes the cake for creating some of the best - beautiful looking DVD covers on the market.
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