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Old 02-13-09, 05:32 PM
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I just felt the need to quote this again.

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They're busy with important stuff.
sweet, what are those dates then for Life Aquatic and Darjeeling Limited?
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Is anybody not going to buy Ran?

I'm not sure if I really want to hear the answer.
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sweet, what are those dates then for Life Aquatic and Darjeeling Limited?
The 12th of whenever.
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Old 02-14-09, 09:49 AM
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Is anybody not going to buy Ran?

I'm not sure if I really want to hear the answer.
I'm not! While I understand and respect how important Kurosawa was to film, the vast majority of his work just doesn't appeal to me.

Wonder if this is using the Japanese Blu-ray transfer or if Criterion did their own? It also lends some distinct possibility to a Rashomon Blu-ray in the [near?] future, since the just-released Japanese set has a new master of that one, too.
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I'm not! While I understand and respect how important Kurosawa was to film, the vast majority of his work just doesn't appeal to me.
That. Worth a rental but not my type of films. Is Criterion still doing 2 BDs a month?
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What am I going to get on May 12th?



This kicks all kinds of ass! Ran is an EPIC masterpiece, one that just screams out for a Blu Ray release. And now it's getting it!

Now they just need to get working on the Seven Samurai BD...
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Is Criterion still doing 2 BDs a month?
That may have been their intention initially, but it's currently more sporadic. You might get two new ones one month, nothing in another, or maybe a new release and a reissue... Not as random as the Eclipse releases have been over the past year, but hardly a concrete schedule.

M only (small) gripe is that, in terms of new releases, the ones that end up on Blu-ray aren't usually the titles I'd personally like to see in high-def. But I'm hardly a slave to buying Blu, so it isn't like I'm bothered by a DVD-only release.
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That may have been their intention initially, but it's currently more sporadic. You might get two new ones one month, nothing in another, or maybe a new release and a reissue... Not as random as the Eclipse releases have been over the past year, but hardly a concrete schedule.

M only (small) gripe is that, in terms of new releases, the ones that end up on Blu-ray aren't usually the titles I'd personally like to see in high-def. But I'm hardly a slave to buying Blu, so it isn't like I'm bothered by a DVD-only release.
Gotcha. I don't follow Criterion since they don't seem to release films I'd like to own (both on DVD and Blu-ray) so I was curious of their schedule. So far just Bottle Rocket for me.
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I have never used the banana before but this is reason enough! I am so excited to be getting some Kurosawa on Blu-ray. I hope they release more of his work this way soon as well. I know I might be in the minority but one of the releases I want the most is for The Bad Sleep Well.
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I have never used the banana before but this is reason enough! I am so excited to be getting some Kurosawa on Blu-ray. I hope they release more of his work this way soon as well. I know I might be in the minority but one of the releases I want the most is for The Bad Sleep Well.
The Bad Sleep Well - A GREAT movie. A Kurosawa FILM NOIR! (More or less...)

I'd love to have that one on Blu Ray.

Hell, there are probably a dozen Kurosawa films I'd like to have on Blu Ray (led by, as I've noted before, Seven Samurai).
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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.
Since Criterion no longer has the rights to The Killer or Hardboiled it's doubtful you'll see them anytime soon.
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Wonder if this is using the Japanese Blu-ray transfer or if Criterion did their own? It also lends some distinct possibility to a Rashomon Blu-ray in the [near?] future, since the just-released Japanese set has a new master of that one, too.
According to DVD Beaver, the Japanese BRs look pretty crappy. I'm pretty confident that Criterion will do their own transfer, and do a much better job of it as well. (doubtful they'll get around to "Quiet Duel' any time soon, though)
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According to DVD Beaver, the Japanese BRs look pretty crappy. I'm pretty confident that Criterion will do their own transfer, and do a much better job of it as well. (doubtful they'll get around to "Quiet Duel' any time soon, though)
I think they'll do their own transfer as well. Considering about 90% of their releases in the last couple of years have been "remastered in High Definition" I would expect them to release many Blu-rays.
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The Bad Sleep Well - A GREAT movie. A Kurosawa FILM NOIR! (More or less...)

I'd love to have that one on Blu Ray.
With expanded extras - the Criterion disc only includes a featurette and the trailer. Repositioned subtitles would be a big plus too.
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Excellent News! I will be getting this for sure. I haven't seen Ran yet, but that's only because I'm trying to work through Kurosawa films somewhat chronologically. Can't wait for some more of his works!
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