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Old 01-15-09, 06:22 PM
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Up for April 21st, Clouzot's The Wages of Fear.


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Old 01-15-09, 07:26 PM
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April 28th



Disc Features

* New, restored high-definition digital transfer (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
* New audio commentary with film scholar Tony Rayns
* New interview with actor Tatsuya Fuji
* A 1976 interview with director Nagisa Oshima and actors Fuji and Eiko Matsuda, and a 2003 program featuring interviews with consulting producer Hayao Shibata, line producer, Koji Wakamatsu, assistant director Yoichi Sai, and film distributor Yoko Asakura
* Deleted footage
* U.S. trailer
* New and improved English subtitle translation
* PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Japanese film scholar Donald Richie and a reprinted interview with Oshima
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As I said elsewhere...I would like to see Criterion move to 3 standard Blu-ray releases per month in 2009. This is a good start.

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Old 01-16-09, 05:14 AM
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I'm so glad I bought a region A PS3 now - all that needs to happen is the dollar to crash against the pound so these releases are a bit cheaper!
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April 28th

I think I'll have eggs for breakfast.
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Old 01-18-09, 09:07 AM
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I got an email from Amazon, they said that 400 Blows was moved up to February 12.
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Old 01-18-09, 05:47 PM
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I got an email from Amazon, they said that 400 Blows was moved up to February 12.
I also noticed they raised the SRP to $39.95. Criterion still lists it as $29.95.
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Old 01-20-09, 04:40 AM
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Up for April 21st, Clouzot's The Wages of Fear.

This, I'm going to get! Been holding off buying the DVD for the eventual BD release

But yeah. I have to chime in about the packaging though. After getting Chungking Express and The Man Who Fell to Earth yesterday, I was a somewhat disappointed with the packaging (I have already heard about how bad the packaging is, but never really saw it before my eyes).

Hope they change this in the future.
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Old 01-21-09, 04:06 PM
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I received El Norte from Amazon today.

Also, The Wages of Fear and In the Realm of the Senses are now available for pre-order on Amazon.
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Old 01-21-09, 04:35 PM
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I propose that the mods change this thread to Criterion Blu-rays, since we are discussing and talking about releases past November.
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Done.
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Old 01-21-09, 06:47 PM
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So is the 400 Blows supposed to be $29.99 or $39.99? Criterion say the former, every other DVD retailer says the latter...
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Up for April 21st, Clouzot's The Wages of Fear.

Awesome. This one might end up my first Blu-ray Criterion. Slow-burning suspense at its best.

Now where is Sorcerer?
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Done.
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I finally had the chance to watch the blu ray of The Third Man over the weekend, and that is one nice blu ray! Not only is the movie great (and the print looks great on blu), but the extras are fantastic.

Now if they'd only get to releasing Seven Samurai on blu ray I'd be REALLY happy.
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Old 01-23-09, 03:06 AM
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i'll take any kurosawa but i especially would like to see high and low show up on bd. as for older criterion titles, we need bd's of insomnia, robinson crusoe on mars, for all mankind, and the killer or hard boiled.
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Old 01-23-09, 06:33 AM
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we need bd's of insomnia, robinson crusoe on mars, for all mankind, and the killer or hard boiled.
This was mentioned in Criterion's original Blu-ray announcement, so it'll most likely be coming sometime this year.
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Old 01-23-09, 10:39 AM
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i'll take any kurosawa but i especially would like to see high and low show up on bd.
My most desired Kurosawa films on BD would be these (this order):
1. Seven Samurai
2. Red Beard
3. Ran
4. Yojimbo + Sanjuro

as for older criterion titles, we need bd's of insomnia, robinson crusoe on mars, for all mankind, and the killer or hard boiled.
As much as I would love to see Criterion put out the Killer or Hard Boiled on BD, they'd have to do some serious work to reacquire the rights first.
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Ran on BD would be an instant buy for me. That would look fantastic!
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I got an email from Amazon, they said that 400 Blows was moved up to February 12.
They just moved it back to the original March 24th date.
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Old 01-23-09, 12:13 PM
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Ran on BD would be an instant buy for me. That would look fantastic!
Seriously. All of those medium and long shots are just crying out for a hi-def presentation, not to mention the striking use of color.
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As much as I would love to see Criterion put out the Killer or Hard Boiled on BD, they'd have to do some serious work to reacquire the rights first.
this is true
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Old 01-23-09, 06:05 PM
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And Amazon now pushes 400 Blows "back" to March 26.
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Old 02-13-09, 04:55 PM
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Ran on BD would be an instant buy for me. That would look fantastic!
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Seriously. All of those medium and long shots are just crying out for a hi-def presentation, not to mention the striking use of color.
Looks like May 12 for RAN.
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