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Old 04-05-05, 02:00 AM
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Criterion to introduce cult label and tons of release dates.

Barry Maxwell's Classic Coming Attractions at the Digital Bits Just posted this news with a ton of release dates. it's a good read, with a little new info.

There are rumours that Criterion may introduce a new cult label later this year that will present titles such as The Atomic Submarine (1959, with Arthur Franz), Corridors of Blood (1963, with Boris Karloff), and The Haunted Strangler (1959, with Boris Karloff).

I would love to see them do the Karloff stuff.

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Hopefully this does not mean that they will reduce their output of classic films.
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Old 05-14-05, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by illennium
Hopefully this does not mean that they will reduce their output of classic films.
i think it will be a better venue to release horror films and niche market stuff like blue underground
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I too would like to see Criterion tackle Karloff's horror catalog.
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I want to see a Criterion release of Manos: the Hands of Fate
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Interesting news! I wonder if each release will be given the standard "Criterion touch".

Along with Karloff, I've love to see The Atomic Submarine.
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But the real question is, will they cost as much as Criterions?
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Old 05-15-05, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
But the real question is, will they cost as much as Criterions?
Well their Merchant-Ivory collection seems to be priced the same as the lower to mid-range Criterions so the Cult selections will probably be the same.
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Maybe they'll do Robinson Crusoe on Mars again.
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karloff's scarface 1932?

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Old 05-16-05, 07:44 AM
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Maybe they'll be the ones to finally do Detective School Dropouts.
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Old 05-16-05, 08:06 AM
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How come I feel like a I read this thread a really long time ago?

Anyhow, this is good news. There are so many cult DVDs that need re-issues, or even need releases to begin with. I hope this label clears up the confusion with public domain titles, when one has no idea which of the myriad releases to buy.
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The existing Image DVDs of these have decent picture quality, at least. But I'd welcome a new rerelease of any of these.
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Originally Posted by natevines
How come I feel like a I read this thread a really long time ago?

Anyhow, this is good news. There are so many cult DVDs that need re-issues, or even need releases to begin with. I hope this label clears up the confusion with public domain titles, when one has no idea which of the myriad releases to buy.
Well, some people who were part of Criterion/Janus started a small label. Last I heard they had only two films and neither was of particular interest to me. This was at least two years ago.
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Maybe they'll do Robinson Crusoe on Mars again.
Their license to this was a very limited time thing, but one can always hope.....I'll just play my LD and stubbornly refuse to make a buck on Ebay.
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Well, some people who were part of Criterion/Janus started a small label. Last I heard they had only two films and neither was of particular interest to me. This was at least two years ago.
Are you talking about Plexifilm?
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I always thought Criterion did a decent job releasing horror/scifi films periodically. While that is Blue Underground's market right now, my uncle will be pleased to hear Criterion releasing cult films-he's always wanted them to do more.

I don't know much about this, but why hasn't Criterion or someone release Night of the Hunter. It supposedly a classic and a great serial killer film.
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I always thought Criterion did a decent job releasing horror/scifi films periodically. While that is Blue Underground's market right now, my uncle will be pleased to hear Criterion releasing cult films-he's always wanted them to do more.

I don't know much about this, but why hasn't Criterion or someone release Night of the Hunter. It supposedly a classic and a great serial killer film.
Yeah, i'm very fond of my Criterion Sisters DVD, it's hilarious.

Night of the Hunter is already out (MGM)
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falls under film noir....not exactly a slasher flick
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It would be cool if some one like the new criterion cult label or blue undeground whould do a better release of eating raoul on dvd.

that film is a cult classic and I am sure plenty of paul friends whould love to help see this film get a good release
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Cool! I'm interested in seeing what they will be coming out with.
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Since Criterion and Image are the same company, and the three possible titles(Haunted Strangler, Corridors of Blood, Atomic Submarine) were previously released by Image, I wonder if this line will consist primarily of upgraded versions of Image titles.
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Originally Posted by rw2516
Since Criterion and Image are the same company, and the three possible titles(Haunted Strangler, Corridors of Blood, Atomic Submarine) were previously released by Image, I wonder if this line will consist primarily of upgraded versions of Image titles.
[sarcasm]hmmm... Criterion edition of Lucio Fulci's Cat in the Brain [/sarcasm]
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"...but why hasn't Criterion or someone [else] release[d] Night of the Hunter."

Criterion did release "The Night of the Hunter"... on laserdisc.
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Originally Posted by ben12
I want to see a Criterion release of Manos: the Hands of Fate
Why?

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