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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

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Old 08-16-11, 09:28 PM
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

I forget, was the DVD release the director's cut? From Criterion.com:

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:
  • New high-definition digital transfer of the director’s cut supervised by director Wes Anderson
  • Audio commentary by Anderson, cowriter Owen Wilson, and actor Jason Schwartzman
  • The Making of “Rushmore,” an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary by Eric Chase Anderson
  • Max Fischer Players Present: Theatrical “adaptations” of Armageddon, Out of Sight, and The Truman Show, staged for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards
  • Episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Anderson and actor Bill Murray
  • Cast audition footage
  • Wes Anderson’s hand-drawn storyboards, plus a film-to-storyboard comparison
  • Props, posters, behind-the-scenes photos, and other graphic ephemera
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Collectible poster
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Dave Kehr
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

It doesn't state that it is a director's cut on the artwork. I was a bit baffled by that little tidbit as well. I wonder what could possibly be different about the film? I always thought the one cut of the film was the director's cut in this instance.
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Old 08-16-11, 09:43 PM
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Probably grabbing all of these at some point. Rushmore and The Three Colors Trilogy are at the top of the list.

Mildly disappointed that The Game wasn't included in the November slate.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

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It doesn't state that it is a director's cut on the artwork. I was a bit baffled by that little tidbit as well. I wonder what could possibly be different about the film? I always thought the one cut of the film was the director's cut in this instance.
imdb lists nothing about an alternate version. Maybe it's just a minor tweaking, ala Heat, since it seems they are keeping the same commentary. Or maybe it's just the same cut and that's a typo.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

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I forget, was the DVD release the director's cut? From Criterion.com:

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:
  • New high-definition digital transfer of the director’s cut supervised by director Wes Anderson
  • Audio commentary by Anderson, cowriter Owen Wilson, and actor Jason Schwartzman
  • The Making of “Rushmore,” an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary by Eric Chase Anderson
  • Max Fischer Players Present: Theatrical “adaptations” of Armageddon, Out of Sight, and The Truman Show, staged for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards
  • Episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Anderson and actor Bill Murray
  • Cast audition footage
  • Wes Anderson’s hand-drawn storyboards, plus a film-to-storyboard comparison
  • Props, posters, behind-the-scenes photos, and other graphic ephemera
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Collectible poster
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Dave Kehr
IIRC, the Commentary mentions some Delete Scenes. Wonder if those will be put back in and/or offered up in seamless integration? Does not look like there is any new features
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

hrm...it does say "New HD digital transfer OF etc etc" Maybe...they're just saying it's a new HD transfer...but...like many...adding the DC bit is confusing. I thought there was one version of this film?
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hrm...it does say "New HD digital transfer OF etc etc" Maybe...they're just saying it's a new HD transfer...but...like many...adding the DC bit is confusing. I thought there was one version of this film?
I checked my DVD and it does not say 'Directors' or 'HD Transfer' on it....so it's new. Guess we'll have to wait to see what Directors really means.
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Ah shit. I'll assume there won't be both theatrical and director's on it, especially since the specs don't mention it.
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Ah shit. I'll assume there won't be both theatrical and director's on it, especially since the specs don't mention it.
Me neither. Better hold on to my DVD...just in case. Maybe Criterion couldn't get the rights to the Theatrical Cut?

If it IS a new cut, is that a new commentary? It wouldn't time up correctly....
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Time to email CC....let's see what they say.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Here's the Rushmore cover...pretty much same as the DVD, except for the new logo and some cropping.

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Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
I forget, was the DVD release the director's cut? From Criterion.com:
Dazed and Confused specs used the same verbage
well not the Wes Anderson part
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This will be the best release of the year... by far.

Looks like the studios are licensing out more and more titles since they aren't making the money they used to when DVDs were selling like hotcakes.

I have to believe we'll be seeing Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring soon as well.
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which kind of reminds me of the cover of the Doves album:

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Originally Posted by trespoochies View Post
I forget, was the DVD release the director's cut? From Criterion.com:

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:
  • New high-definition digital transfer of the director’s cut supervised by director Wes Anderson
  • Audio commentary by Anderson, cowriter Owen Wilson, and actor Jason Schwartzman
  • The Making of “Rushmore,” an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary by Eric Chase Anderson
  • Max Fischer Players Present: Theatrical “adaptations” of Armageddon, Out of Sight, and The Truman Show, staged for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards
  • Episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Anderson and actor Bill Murray
  • Cast audition footage
  • Wes Anderson’s hand-drawn storyboards, plus a film-to-storyboard comparison
  • Props, posters, behind-the-scenes photos, and other graphic ephemera
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Collectible poster
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Dave Kehr

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This will be the best release of the year... by far.

Looks like the studios are licensing out more and more titles since they aren't making the money they used to when DVDs were selling like hotcakes.

I have to believe we'll be seeing Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring soon as well.
I would be more than happy with that. Those are great films and would love to see them on BD.

Of course, Criterion won't be able to give every movie a BD upgrade that the studios don't see as financially viable, but they might be able to give us a few more, and I'll be waiting eagerly to see what they might come up with. I wasn't expecting to see 12 Angry Men released on BD right now. Very pleasant surprise.
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aren't the US video rights of Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring owned by MGM?

(hence why we're not seeing Pasolini's Trilogy of Life getting released on blu - unless Criterion and MGM, and possibly Image are sorting out a deal)
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aren't the US video rights of Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring owned by MGM?

(hence why we're not seeing Pasolini's Trilogy of Life getting released on blu - unless Criterion and MGM, and possibly Image are sorting out a deal)
Yes like... The Night of the Hunter, 12 Angry Men, Kiss Me Deadly, The Killing, Paths of Glory and my personal fav The Sweet Smell of Success...
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Yes like... The Night of the Hunter, 12 Angry Men, Kiss Me Deadly, The Killing, Paths of Glory and my personal fav The Sweet Smell of Success...
oh you're right ... what was I thinking ??
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Any chance of Criterion getting The Apartment?
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So then there is no rumor of Jean de Florette/Manon getting an English-subtitled blu-ray release, right?
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Any chance of Criterion getting The Apartment?
now THAT would be ultra-cool
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With Rushmore being announced, I wonder if Criterion will get The Royal Tenenbaums and Life Aquatic.
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