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Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Old 03-16-12, 05:50 PM
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Awesome month. I'm really excited for the Samurai Trilogy upgrade.
Did I miss something? I didn't see where that was confirmed. I just saw people speculating about it here.
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Old 03-16-12, 06:10 PM
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Picking up Shallow Grave for sure as I watched that a week ago and loved it. Probably pick up the 39 steps as well.
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Did I miss something? I didn't see where that was confirmed. I just saw people speculating about it here.
It's listed under the "coming soon" page as coming june 26th. There is no artwork yet and it looks to be a 2-disc set on blu.
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Yess more chaplin!!
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It's listed under the "coming soon" page as coming june 26th. There is no artwork yet and it looks to be a 2-disc set on blu.
Awesome!
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It's listed under the "coming soon" page as coming june 26th. There is no artwork yet and it looks to be a 2-disc set on blu.
Nice!
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Damn, Gray's Anatomy has been speculated for what... a decade now? Excited to see it coming out.
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Old 03-17-12, 08:55 AM
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Their first decent Chaplin cover! I'm in for Gold Rush and The 39 Steps. The others would be rentals, only Netflix likely won't carry them.
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Nice month, I'm all over The 39 Steps and The Gold Rush, hope City Lights won't be too much longer.
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Defiantly excited about the Gold Rush, mostly because it means City Lights is getting closer.
Just saw your post after I saw the covers, a great big +1.
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Old 03-20-12, 12:41 PM
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Watching The Sorcerers for the first time last night, I was thinking what an interesting double-bill it would make with Being John Malkovich:

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39 Steps and Gold Rush are mine!
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Old 03-21-12, 11:28 AM
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DVD Beaver on In Which We Serve
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Old 03-21-12, 03:17 PM
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Way too cartoony.
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Old 03-21-12, 04:10 PM
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Not that I'm very familiar with those movies, but that cover art is awful.
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I haven't been impressed by most of their recent cover art, but that's pretty fantastic.
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Not that I'm very familiar with those movies, but that cover art is awful.
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I haven't been impressed by most of their recent cover art, but that's pretty fantastic.
I'm so confused.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Hitchcock, Chaplin, and Miyamoto
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The Gold Rush
• New high-definition digital restoration of the 1942 sound version, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

• New 2K digital transfer of the reconstructed original 1925 silent film, restored in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, with a newly recorded version of director Charlie Chaplin’s score, presented in 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition

• New audio commentary for the 1925 version by Chaplin biographer and archivist Jeffrey Vance

• Three new programs: Presenting “The Gold Rush,” which traces the film’s history from original release to rerelease to 2003 reconstruction and features film historian Kevin Brownlow and Vance; Music by Charles Chaplin, featuring conductor and composer Timothy Brock; and Visual Effects in “The Gold Rush,” featuring effects specialist Craig Barron and Chaplin cinematographer Roland Totheroh

• Chaplin Today: “The Gold Rush” (2002), a short documentary featuring filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo

• Four theatrical trailers

• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Luc Sante and James Agee’s review of the 1942 version
I is happy!
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I'm so confused.
You see, there are different people in the world, with different experiences between them. Sometimes, they end up with different opinions.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

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Way too cartoony.
Isn't that look very similar to many traditional Japanese paintings?
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That cover art really doesn't seem in line with the the films. Just my two cents.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

this isn't Criterion per say but the National Geographic (Washington DC) has a Samurai themed exhibit and on the 31st of March are screening three films (in 35mm):

Samurai Rebellion
The Hidden Fortress
The Sword of Doom

Samurai: The Warrior Transformed
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

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Isn't that look very similar to many traditional Japanese paintings?
Not really - maybe a cartoonish exaggeration of them. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice rendering - but it's more appropriate for, say, a cover to a samurai video game. As GenPion says, it's just not a good fit for the trilogy.
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