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Old 07-31-05, 10:19 PM
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Wages of Fear Criterion Reissue: October 18th

According to someone at CriterionForum.org, the re-released Wages of Fear disc will be coming out on October 18th at a SRP of $29.99. Unfortunately, they don't provide any source...but the October Criterions should be announced this week, so I suppose we'll see for sure then.

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Only $29.99 MSRP huh? I'm smelling no new extras here.
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Thanks for the heads-up on this!
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I've always felt guilty about leaving this one on my wish list while buying other things ... guess it was an intuitive thing - glad I waited!
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Only $29.99 MSRP huh? I'm smelling no new extras here.
Look at the thread for the October Criterion releases - there are some new extras in the works for Wages of Fear.
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Originally Posted by bdots48
Look at the thread for the October Criterion releases - there are some new extras in the works for Wages of Fear.
For the lazy:

* New, restored high-definition digital transfer
* New interview with assistant director Michel Romanoff
* New interview with Henri-Georges Clouzot biographer Marc Godin
* Archival interview with Yves Montand, on working with Clouzot
* A new essay by novelist Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Sacred)
* Original theatrical trailer
* New and improved English subtitle translation
* More!
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Originally Posted by marty888
I've always felt guilty about leaving this one on my wish list while buying other things ... guess it was an intuitive thing - glad I waited!
Same here. I've enjoyed the other Clouzot films that Criterion has brought out, so I'm looking forward to this too.
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I like the original cover art better though.
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Looks like they've bumped this to a two-disc set, and bumped it to the $39.95 price point as well. Here's the new specs from www.criterionco.com.

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SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES:
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New, restored high-definition digital transfer
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New video interviews with assistant director Michel Romanoff and Henri-Georges Clouzot biographer Marc Godin
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Interview with Yves Montand, on working with Clouzot, from 1988
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Henri Georges Clouzot: An Enlightened Tyrant, a 2004 documentary on the director's career
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Censored, an analysis, with clips, of cuts to the film made for the 1955 U.S. release
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New and improved English subtitle translation
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PLUS: A 24-page booklet featuring a new essay by novelist Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Sacred) and a reprinted compilation of interviews with the cast and crew of The Wages of Fear
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Sounds even better!
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Damn... this is gonna be some release. Almost picked the original up a few times so this is a definate buy.
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