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Old 08-16-08, 11:34 AM
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Walkabout and El Norte seem locks for December now. Also, according to Mulvaney emails posted on the Criterion forum, there are no plans to upgrade Great Expectations or Oliver Twist, which is unfortunate.
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I'm in for Chungking Express though the extras look shallow.
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Old 08-17-08, 01:38 AM
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So do we know what the roll out schedule for BR discs will be? Will we get to a point where Criterion is releasing SD and BR discs simultaneously?
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Old 08-17-08, 05:31 AM
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If they had done red for the top background with white lettering and then a pink C for the Bottle Rocket cover it'd be about 900% better.

But I'll buy it and Chungking.
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Old 08-17-08, 06:42 AM
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I didn't think The Thief Of Bagdad could have been topped for worst cover... guess I was wrong.

Criterion isn't doing these classics any favors with these atrocities.
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Old 08-17-08, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron G View Post
So do we know what the roll out schedule for BR discs will be? Will we get to a point where Criterion is releasing SD and BR discs simultaneously?
here's what's being said about the topic in the HD section of DVDTalk

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=531071
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Old 08-17-08, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by mikelowry View Post
I'm in for Chungking Express though the extras look shallow.
Although Tony Rayns usually gives superbly detailed and thoughtful commentaries. The more I think about it, I'm probably going to hold off on Chungking Express and Bottle Rocket until I get a Blu-ray player, hopefully for Xmas.
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Old 08-17-08, 12:07 PM
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I'll take Bottle Rocket.

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Old 08-17-08, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron G View Post
So do we know what the roll out schedule for BR discs will be? Will we get to a point where Criterion is releasing SD and BR discs simultaneously?
The breakdown will be in favor of SDVD. At least for now as Criterion will be releasing plenty of budget discs, replicas of old releases, where extras are dropped (as well as the price).

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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist View Post
The breakdown will be in favor of SDVD. At least for now as Criterion will be releasing plenty of budget discs, replicas of old releases, where extras are dropped (as well as the price).

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who knew that I'd have to keep the SDVD of 'Last Emperor' to have the TV cut ( )
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Old 08-18-08, 10:38 AM
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Well, so much for an Eclipse set every month - that makes just seven for the year, unless the Rossellini documentaries come out in December.
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Old 08-18-08, 02:12 PM
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Well, since Bottle Rocket finally got one, time to wait patiently for a Darjeeling Criterion.
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Old 08-18-08, 06:18 PM
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The Blu-Ray releases cost the same price as the DVDs.
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Kustes View Post
The Blu-Ray releases cost the same price as the DVDs.
which is good, since I was fearing the prices would be alot more. Maybe the MSRP for 'Last Emperor' was an indication that not all the supplements would be included.
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who knew that I'd have to keep the SDVD of 'Last Emperor' to have the TV cut ( )
From May's Criterion newsletter:
Alongside our DVD and Blu-ray box sets of The Last Emperor, we’ll also be putting out the theatrical version as a stand-alone release in both formats, priced at $39.95.
Underline is mine. I assume that means a Blu-ray set of both cuts will be released eventually?
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Old 08-19-08, 12:29 AM
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Im not really use to Criterion but im definitely interested in Chungking Express. So how good is the delivery on the Criterion site and how good are their blu-rays?
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Old 08-19-08, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
From May's Criterion newsletter:


Underline is mine. I assume that means a Blu-ray set of both cuts will be released eventually?
thank you for that i knew there was a reason why i did not pick up the 4 disc DVD box set during the recent DDD Criterion BOGOF. i just hope that the blu ray version of the box set appears soon.
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Old 08-19-08, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
who knew that I'd have to keep the SDVD of 'Last Emperor' to have the TV cut ( )
I am unsure why you are I think you misread what I posted. The breakdown refers to the number of SDVD releases vs. the number of BD releases for the foreseeable future, perhaps well into 2009...meaning that you will see a greater number of SDVD releases (with the Eclipse line considered) by Criterion compared to what they plan on producing on BR.

I don't think this should be news to anyone.

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Originally Posted by pro-bassoonist View Post
I am unsure why you are I think you misread what I posted. The breakdown refers to the number of SDVD releases vs. the number of BD releases for the foreseeable future, perhaps well into 2009...meaning that you will see a greater number of SDVD releases (with the Eclipse line considered) by Criterion compared to what they plan on producing on BR.

I don't think this should be news to anyone.

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I just don't remember the news that the tv cut of the film would be exclusive to the standard DVD edition - it's kind of tacky to have to buy both the standard and bluray editions to have all the features.
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Decisions, decisions. Should I double-dip on Bottle Rocket and Chungking Express.... And later with Walkabout.... My wallet says no, but my heart is tempted.
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Hooray for Bottle Rocket. It's about time. That means The Darjeeling Limited is the only Anderson title not released in Criterion. And considering its poor treatment when it was initially released, I suspect it will get a Criterion release sometime in the future.
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Old 08-19-08, 08:08 PM
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Im not really use to Criterion but im definitely interested in Chungking Express. So how good is the delivery on the Criterion site and how good are their blu-rays?
Any help?
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Old 08-19-08, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by DangerousG View Post
Im not really use to Criterion but im definitely interested in Chungking Express. So how good is the delivery on the Criterion site and how good are their blu-rays?
of course you may purchase anything you want (including criterion dvds) wherever you wish (including criterions website). i have no personal experience dealing with them, but im sure they are pretty solid.

otoh, criterions are generally available for cheaper elsewhere - check the bargains thread every once in a while and enjoy
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Old 08-19-08, 08:55 PM
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The Criterion site is actually the cheapest i see for preorder right now so I was thinking of ordering from them.
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Old 08-19-08, 09:28 PM
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The Criterion site is actually the cheapest i see for preorder right now so I was thinking of ordering from them.
You should wait - twice a year (June and November) Deep Discount and DVD Planet have 20% off sales, during which Chungking Express will probably be priced at $22.38 from DVD Planet.
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