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Old 04-05-05, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Richard Malloy
Very poor, shimmering, artifact-ridden transfer on "Ran", no anamorphic enhancement on the documentary (which was shot 1.78:1), and a less than ideal transfer on "Madadayo".

All that, plus it cost $100.
And Criterion isn't written on the box.
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Originally Posted by Richard Malloy
Very poor, shimmering, artifact-ridden transfer on "Ran", no anamorphic enhancement on the documentary (which was shot 1.78:1), and a less than ideal transfer on "Madadayo".

All that, plus it cost $100.
But, besides that, what's wrong with it?
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But, besides that, what's wrong with it?
You want more? How about ugly yellow subtitles in a horrible blocky font?
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Originally Posted by evitagen
And Criterion isn't written on the box.
Criterion wouldn't put their name on a release this shoddy, the very epitome of all-icing-no-cake. And despite Criterion's premium price point, they've never charged anywhere near $100 for a 3-DVD set.

If you really believe this is about branding, you have no clue.
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Originally Posted by Richard Malloy
Very poor, shimmering, artifact-ridden transfer on "Ran", no anamorphic enhancement on the documentary (which was shot 1.78:1), and a less than ideal transfer on "Madadayo".

All that, plus it cost $100.
And no spine number
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Originally Posted by eau
And no spine number
That's joke's even funnier after the 1000th time.

Maybe people should actually check out the quality of the current version of Ran that's out there before turning this into your little "I'm too cool for Criterion" commentary piece.

God this place is tired sometimes.
Old 04-05-05, 12:20 PM
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but the box is cool
Old 04-05-05, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard Malloy
Criterion wouldn't put their name on a release this shoddy, the very epitome of all-icing-no-cake. And despite Criterion's premium price point, they've never charged anywhere near $100 for a 3-DVD set.

If you really believe this is about branding, you have no clue.
Relax. It was a joke. There's no need to flip out here, Richard "The Ninja" Malloy.
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Originally Posted by slop101
You want more? How about ugly yellow subtitles in a horrible blocky font?
Not enough! More! More!! MORE!!!
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-Forced/unskippable intro
-Lame menus
-Shoddy audio

It just keeps going!
Old 04-05-05, 05:39 PM
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Wow. I got it for $24.99
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What else is wrong with the Wellspring? If Criterion includes Chris Marker's "A.K.", that is something else wrong with it, since it probably won't be available seperately. Meanwhile I enjoy the excellent R4 Australian release that does include it.

So, I've already sold my Wellspring Masterworks version, because it sucked from day one. At least I wasn't suckered in to that stupid "limited edition" piece of crap from Amazon (which is SO limited, that it is still available to suckers worldwide!)

Sure wish I hadn't sold my Criterion LD of "Tales of Hoffman" when they announced THAT title on DVD..... 3 years ago!!!
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well this sucker just picked up that amazon exclusive set. I got it on ebay for around ten bucks. The box is pretty cool by itself even if the transfers on the dvd aren't so hot.

so now that i finally caved i expect criterion to make an announcement this week.
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so now that i finally caved i expect criterion to make an announcement this week.
Close enough.

Now then, if you wouldn't mind buying the LE Blade Runner set . . .
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thats classic....I love it. Same day its on my step someone starts a thread with an announcement. I may just pick up that blade runner disc tommorow for good measure.
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Originally Posted by Cameron
thats classic....I love it. Same day its on my step someone starts a thread with an announcement. I may just pick up that blade runner disc tommorow for good measure.
Please do.
Old 08-24-05, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Cameron
thats classic....I love it. Same day its on my step someone starts a thread with an announcement. I may just pick up that blade runner disc tommorow for good measure.
Well... since the Ran-Criterion speculation has been going on since March, you only have yourself to blame.
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no...i don't feel bad about it really...i payed like ten bucks...and the poster, photos, and quad foldout are worth that without the dvds. Madayo cost about the same at most places, so no big deal.

I just think its funny that the day it arrives in the mail, the announcement gets made.
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Nice cover.
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I'm on this for sure. I just have to get rid of my Masterworks Edition now
Old 09-01-05, 02:44 AM
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From Davis Dvd

Due on November 22nd

Also due on the 22nd is director Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece Ran which arrives as a two-disc edition with a newly-restored transfer, Chris Marker's 74-minute documentary on Kurosawa's craft in making the film, an introduction by filmmaker Sidney Lumet, a half-hour Toho documentary on the making of the film, a half-hour video piece reconstructing the film through Kurosawa's paintings and sketches, a new interview with star Tatsuya Nakadai and more. Retail is $39.95 apiece.
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HOLY CRAP. that cover is awesome. ive been dying for a new transfer of this beloved film. i think i pooped myself.
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That is a sweet cover. Can't wait.
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