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Old 02-16-07, 10:58 AM
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May Criterion Titles

Sansho the Bailiff http://www.image-entertainment.com/d...roductID=64346
Vengence is Mine http://www.image-entertainment.com/d...roductID=64342
Army of Shadows - 2 disc http://www.image-entertainment.com/d...roductID=64340
The Third Man Re-issue 2 disc http://www.image-entertainment.com/d...roductID=64344

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Old 02-16-07, 11:03 AM
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Wow - I had just sold my Third Man with the hopes of a future re-release. The Vengeance Is Mine will have to be awesome to compete with the excellent region2 dvd. Army of Shadows & Sansho the Bailiff should be must haves. Great news!
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Old 02-16-07, 11:31 AM
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Exciting news about The Third Man and I look forward to seeing the rest, too.
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Old 02-16-07, 11:36 AM
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I dumped my old Third Man too. A 2 disc'er should be a really nice replacement.

I think the link to Army of Shadows needs correcting, it currently points to Sansho.
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Old 02-16-07, 11:43 AM
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I also recently sold the OOP Third Man Criterion, but I am not sure if I will rebuy it.
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Old 02-16-07, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by bdots48
Army of Shadows & Sansho the Bailiff should be must haves. Great news!

I wonder how long it will take for someone to assume that BFI's R2 release of Army of Shadows will remain superior to Criterion's, even though the Criterion hasn't been released yet....

Actually, it will be interesting to see how the extras compare. And if Criterion still fiddles with Melville's colors.

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Woo hoo! Got to love all these classic, non-Kurosawa Japanese films.
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Old 02-16-07, 12:14 PM
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Your Army of Shdows link points to Sansho the Baliff.
I'll be picking up Sansho the Baliff for sure!

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Old 02-16-07, 01:18 PM
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Army of Shadows link fixed

Originally Posted by DVD King
Forget The Third Man reissue, criterion needs to get going on the most important, demolishing, sweeping, colossal, film in their collection: ANDREI RUBLEV.
I have been really close to getting this recently but keep postponing it, I just may wait some more in case of a re-issue.
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Old 02-16-07, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Ambassador
I wonder how long it will take for someone to assume that BFI's R2 release of Army of Shadows will remain superior to Criterion's, even though the Criterion hasn't been released yet....

Actually, it will be interesting to see how the extras compare. And if Criterion still fiddles with Melville's colors.
Excellent post!!!

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Cover art and special features are now up on Criterion's "Coming Soon" page.



SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES

New high-definition digital transfer of the recent full restoration, supervised by director of photography Pierre Lhomme

Optional Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 soundtrack

Audio commentary by Jean-Pierre Melville historian Ginette Vincendeau

New interviews with Lhomme and editor Françoise Bonnot

Archival excerpts from French television programs, including on-set footage from the film’s production and interviews with Melville; actors Jean-Pierre Cassel, Paul Crauchet, Paul Meurisse, and Simone Signoret; writer Joseph Kessel; and real-life Resistance fighters André Dewavrin (a.k.a. Colonel Passy) and Lucie Aubrac, among others

Jean-Pierre Melville et "L'Armée des ombres" (2006), a short documentary including interviews with Bonnot, Lhomme, Cassel, composer Eric Demarsan, writer and filmmaker Philippe Labro, and filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier

Le journal de la Résistance (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines of the final days of the French Resistance

Film restoration demonstration by Lhomme

Theatrical trailers

New and improved English subtitle translation

PLUS: A booklet featuring critic Amy Taubin, historian Robert Paxton, and excerpts from Rui Nogueira’s Melville on Melville

More!



New, restored high-definition digital transfer

Excerpts from a video interview with Shohei Imamura, produced by the Directors Guild of Japan

Theatrical trailer and teaser

New and improved English subtitle translation

LUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Michael Atkinson, a 1994 interview with Imamura by writer Toichi Nakata, and writings from Imamura on Vengeance Is Mine and his approach to filmmaking



New, restored high-definition digital transfer

Audio commentary by Japanese-literature professor Jeffrey Angles

New video interviews with critic Tadao Sato, assistant director Tokugo Tanaka, and legendary actress Kyoko Kagawa on the making of the film and its lasting importance

New and improved English subtitle translation

PLUS: A book featuring a new essay by scholar Mark Le Fanu; the story on which the film was based, Mori Ogai’s “Sansho dayu,” from 1915, in an acclaimed translation by J. Thomas Rimer; and a written form of an oral variation of the same tale, dating back to the fifteenth century, in a rare English translation


SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES

New, restored high-definition digital transfer

Video introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich

Audio commentary by film scholar Dana Polan

Shadowing "The Third Man", a ninety-minute 2005 feature documentary on the making of the film

Abridged recording of Graham Greene’s treatment, read by actor Richard Clarke

The Third Man on the radio: the 1951 “A Ticket to Tangiers” episode of The Lives of Harry Lime series, written and performed by Orson Welles; and the 1951 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of The Third Man

Illustrated production history with rare behind-the-scenes photos, original UK press book, and U.S. trailer

Actor Joseph Cotten’s alternate opening voiceover narration for the U.S. version

Archival footage and photos of postwar Vienna

A look at the untranslated foreign dialogue in the film

PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by Luc Sante, Charles Drazin, and Philip Kerr

More!

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Old 02-16-07, 03:32 PM
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The Third Man will be mine!
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Holy shit, those are amazing covers. The Melville one especially knocks me on my ass.
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Well, since THE THIRD MAN is just about my favourite movie of all time, I won't begrudge the double dip. Their previous release was one of the very first DVDs I ever bought, nearly seven years ago, and was my first Criterion.
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Is the swastika supposed to be on the floor underneath the sitting man? It looks like it's supposed to be, but it's on top of his shoes.
(edit-I originally saw this art on a monitor that must have been too bright, and the see-through effect was so pronounced it looked like an error. Now seeing it again on another machine it looks much better and, well, appropriately shadowy.)

Otherwise, excellent art as always by Criterion.

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I will have to doubledip The Third Man.
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Originally Posted by slop101
Holy shit, those are amazing covers. The Melville one especially knocks me on my ass.
That was my exact thought- HOLY SH%T!!!
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I will have to doubledip The Third Man.
I'd like to also but only if I could sell the current one for enough to pay for the re-release. Probably isn't possible though.
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Melville.

Any chance of Le Doulos getting the Criterion treatment?
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I agree - Criterion covers alone sometimes make me consider a movie, or at least rouse my curiosity. And yes, there is a swastika below the man's feet in Army of Shadows.
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Oh man, those covers are all awesome. Time to sell my Third Man.
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Old 02-16-07, 07:16 PM
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More Melville is always good news. Looks like I'll be double dipping on The Third Man as well.
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i'm getting so tired of these dd, especially from Criterion. i just found "The Third Man", luckily i paid only $30.00, but i just got it after long sought after and then this...

well, hopefully i'll get something good for it on the Bay or Half or AM.
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i'm getting so tired of these dd, especially from Criterion.
to be fair, Criterion lets it be known that their re-releases are coming long ahead of time. The told us about The Third Man about a year ago, which is when I sold mine.
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I'm all over The Third Man, will wait to see how Army in the Shadows comapres to the R2, which already has a pretty spiffy transfer.
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