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New Round of Criterion OOP Announcements

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Originally Posted by Criterion
Dear Criterion collectors,

The following titles are going out of print effective June 30:

Billy Liar
Bob le flambeur
Diary of A Chambermaid
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Man Who Fell to Earth (DVD and Blu-ray editions)
The Milky Way
The Phantom of Liberty
That Obscure Object of Desire
Touchez pas au grisbi
A Woman Is a Woman

We will be selling copies only while supplies last, so order yours soon. As ever, we will try to relicense the films so that they can rejoin the collection sometime in the future.
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Fuck Studio Canal and fuck Lionsgate!
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Agreed. I don't see Lionsgate releasing half of these SC titles considering the state of the market.
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Re: New Round of Criterion OOP Announcements

Here we go again. Let the scramble begin!
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Re: New Round of Criterion OOP Announcements

Guys, if you're not all that compelled to watch extra features, I'd snap up the 10 Years of Rialto boxset while you can -- as nearly HALF of the discontinued Criterions over the past year are available in it.
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Thanks for the heads up. I've been holding off on buying The Man Who Fell to Earth.
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For those who don't have any of the Bunuels, the R2 Optimum box set includes all of the Studio Canal titles and may be your best option:
CET OBSCUR OBJET DU DESIR, DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE, DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID, PHANTOM OF LIBERTY, MILKY WAY, TRISTANA, LA JOVEN and BELLE DE JOUR.
It's currently 47% off, or £23.97 before VAT from Amazon. It's also got a solid stack of extras, listed here. Offhand, I'm not sure how they compare to the Criterions, in terms of either extras or transfers.
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Re: New Round of Criterion OOP Announcements

Grr. Not again...
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Re: New Round of Criterion OOP Announcements

I have all the ones I want, I have no clue why people always go nuts as soon as these announcements are made, these movies have all been available for a long time, as soon as something goes OOP all of a sudden everyone wants to get it.
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I have all the ones I want, I have no clue why people always go nuts as soon as these announcements are made, these movies have all been available for a long time, as soon as something goes OOP all of a sudden everyone wants to get it.
I for one, have held up buying several of the DVDs waiting for a good deal at Amazon, B&N or some other place. When titles go OOP, people are willing to buy it at a higher than normal price and those with not enough cash flow, like me, are fucked because we can't get films we like.
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None of these look particularly interesting besides Phantom of Liberty, I'll probably get that.
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Originally Posted by Sessa17 View Post
I have all the ones I want, I have no clue why people always go nuts as soon as these announcements are made, these movies have all been available for a long time, as soon as something goes OOP all of a sudden everyone wants to get it.
No, I think what happens is things you'd like to have and have been putting off all of a sudden are becoming unavailable, so either deal with it now or at a premium later. That is the pain of it.
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Definitely sucks!

I have a copy Touchez pas au grisbi and is a great gangster flick. Grab it.
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How do I not have "A Woman Is a Woman"?
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I have all the ones I want, I have no clue why people always go nuts as soon as these announcements are made, these movies have all been available for a long time, as soon as something goes OOP all of a sudden everyone wants to get it.
I agree. If you didn't want to watch it before, why worry about it now? Personally, I have absolutely no desire to see any of the movies on the list.
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Jean-Pierre Melville fans that don't have a copy of Bob le flambeur... I would grab it now.

Personally, the meh in this thread without mention of that title is a bit...
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Grab these 2 masterpieces by the master Buñuel while you can :

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie & That Obscure Object of Desire
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Originally Posted by Sessa17 View Post
I have all the ones I want, I have no clue why people always go nuts as soon as these announcements are made, these movies have all been available for a long time, as soon as something goes OOP all of a sudden everyone wants to get it.
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I for one, have held up buying several of the DVDs waiting for a good deal at Amazon, B&N or some other place. When titles go OOP, people are willing to buy it at a higher than normal price and those with not enough cash flow, like me, are fucked because we can't get films we like.

I agree with the reply. Also, I plan on getting the films or they are on my wishlist and I'll buy them as I can. Then when they become OOP there is a scramble to get them. So it's not so much that people want in just because it's OOP, but because it may not be available any longer and they wanted in before it went OOP.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Zhivago View Post
Jean-Pierre Melville fans that don't have a copy of Bob le flambeur... I would grab it now.

Personally, the meh in this thread without mention of that title is a bit...
never seen any Melville - what would i expect?

i really need to snag Phantom of Liberty and Billy Liar... they've been on my list the past couple years but i've always brushed 'em both aside.
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Re: New Round of Criterion OOP Announcements

These are the remaining Studio Canal titles in the Collection. If any of them are on your wish-list, you might want to make buying them a priority during the B & N sale:

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
Army of Shadows
Big Deal on Madonna Street
Le cercle rouge
Classe tous risques
Le duolos
Fanfan la Tulipe
La haine
Au hasard Balthazar
Hopscotch
Last Year at Marienbad
Made in USA
Mafioso
Masculin feminine
Mouchette
Robeson Box
The Two of Us
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Originally Posted by TheySentYou View Post
never seen any Melville - what would i expect?

i really need to snag Phantom of Liberty and Billy Liar... they've been on my list the past couple years but i've always brushed 'em both aside.
From Melville, you can expect to see some of the greatest gangster (amongst others) pictures ever. Le Deuxième Souffle, Le Doulos, Bob le flambeur, Le Cercle rouge, Le Samouraï, and Army of Shadows are all mint. Can't recommend them enough.
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Just like last time, I ordered the only BD (The Man Who Fell to Earth) going OOP. Reading the description of the film, it sounds like something right up my alley.
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Sorry, there were a few errors in my above listing of remaining Studio Canal titles. Here they are:

Army of Shadows
Big Deal on Madonna Street
Le cercle rouge
Le duolos
La haine
Hopscotch
Last Year at Marienbad
(Also Blu-ray)
Made in USA
The Proud Valley (From Paul Robeson box)
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Originally Posted by Johnny Zhivago View Post
Jean-Pierre Melville fans that don't have a copy of Bob le flambeur... I would grab it now.

Personally, the meh in this thread without mention of that title is a bit...
Agreed. Of all the French heist movies I've seen, Bob le flambeur is the greatest.
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Originally Posted by Sessa17 View Post
I have all the ones I want, I have no clue why people always go nuts as soon as these announcements are made, these movies have all been available for a long time, as soon as something goes OOP all of a sudden everyone wants to get it.
incredibly, some people have not been able to buy every criterion release that they want to each month they are released for the last ten years. other people have only recently, or in the last few years even, been introduced to such films and have had to purchase older releases as they can, rarely in quantities or with a frequency that they would prefer. There are also other companies that release dvds and blu rays that sometimes may take precedence over a catalog release from criterion, so that further lengthens the wishlist and makes picking and choosing difficult.

Thus, when - completely unexpectedly - five titles you have long coveted but put off buying for various reasons and financial realities are announced to be going out of print in 2 weeks and you know the history of values increasing dramatically once they are gone from stores, it creates a sensation of anxiety and haste for consumers to rush to buy the films they want to own - for if they don't now, they may not get to later. It's really not that difficult a concept all around, but I understand that your comment has less to do with any actual lack of understanding than it does a need to post smug self-satisfied snark like this to feel better about your superiority.

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