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Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Old 03-17-14, 04:31 PM
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...Only two?!
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Yes! Definitely in my top five films. It's majestic. It doesn't say, but I hope it comes with both the theatrical and directors cuts... It looks like it also comes with a paperback of the novel, which is awesome.
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A Hard Day's Night as well
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Wow. That's a nice month for upgrades.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Interestingly enough, both the new titles (Judex and A Hard Day's Night) are being sold in single DVD releases along with the Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Packs...
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Originally Posted by TheDuke View Post
Yes! Definitely in my top five films. It's majestic. It doesn't say, but I hope it comes with both the theatrical and directors cuts... It looks like it also comes with a paperback of the novel, which is awesome.
If the Criterion page is correctly updated, it looks like this has ONLY the 1998 Director's Cut of the film (at 107 minutes) and not the original theatrical version (which was a longer 115 minutes).
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Looks like I can sell my UK Blu-ray of Picnic At Hanging Rock now.
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Old 03-17-14, 05:26 PM
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Looks like I can sell my UK Blu-ray of Picnic At Hanging Rock now.

that for me too and my MoC DVD edition of Judex as well.
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Old 03-17-14, 05:30 PM
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Picnic at Hanging Rock supplements:

Remastered high-definition digital film transfer, supervised and approved by director Peter Weir, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Extended interview with Weir
New piece on the making of the film, featuring interviews from 2003 with executive producer Patricia Lovell, producers Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy, and cast members
New introduction by film scholar David Thomson, author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film
A Recollection . . . Hanging Rock 1900 (1975), an on-set documentary hosted by Lovell and featuring interviews with Weir, actor Rachel Roberts, and source novel author Joan Lindsay
Homesdale (1971), an award-winning black comedy by Weir
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PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by author Megan Abbott and an excerpt from film critic Marek Haltof’s 1996 book Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide; a new paperback edition of Lindsay’s original novel, previously out of print in the U.S
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A Hard's Day Night supplements:

New 4K digital film restoration, approved by director Richard Lester, with two audio options—a monaural soundtrack and a new 5.1 surround soundtrack made by Apple Records—presented in uncompressed monaural and DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary featuring various members of the film’s cast and crew
In Their Own Voices, a new piece combining interviews with the Beatles from 1964 with behind-the-scenes footage and photos
You Can’t Do That: The Making of “A Hard Day’s Night,” a 1994 documentary program by producer Walter Shenson
Things They Said Today, a 2002 documentary about the film featuring Lester, music producer George Martin, writer Alun Owen, cinematographer Gilbert Taylor,
and others
New piece about Lester’s early work, featuring a new audio interview with the director
The Running Jumping and Standing Still Film(1959), Lester’s Oscar-nominated short featuring Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan
Anatomy of a Style, a new piece on Lester’s approach to editing
New interview with Mark Lewisohn, author of Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years—Volume One
Deleted scene
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One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Howard Hampton
More!
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All That Heaven Allows supplements:

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary featuring John Mercer, coauthor of Melodrama: Genre, Style, Sensibility, and film scholar Tamar Jeffers-McDonald
Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (1992), a groundbreaking essay film about the actor by Mark Rappaport
French television interview with Sirk from 1982
Excerpts from Behind the Mirror: A Profile of Douglas Sirk, a 1979 BBC documentary featuring rare interview footage with the director
Contract Kid: William Reynolds on Douglas Sirk, a 2007 interview with the actor, who costarred in three Sirk films, including All That Heaven Allows
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PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Laura Mulvey and an excerpt from a 1971 essay by filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder on Sirk

New cover by Robert Hunt
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L'Eclisse supplements:

New, restored high-definition digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary by film scholar Richard Peña, former program director of New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center
Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema (2001), a fifty-six-minute documentary exploring the director’s life and career
Elements of Landscape, a twenty-two-minute piece from 2005 about Antonioni and L’eclisse, featuring Italian film critic Adriano Aprà and longtime Antonioni friend Carlo di Carlo
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Gilberto Perez, as well as excerpts from Antonioni’s writing about his work

New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang
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Hearts and Minds supplements:

High-definition digital restoration, supervised by director Peter Davis and cinematographer Richard Pearce, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary featuring Davis
A collection of over two hours of never-before-seen outtakes from the film, including interviews with presidential adviser George Ball, broadcast journalist David Brinkley, French journalist and historian Philippe Devillers, political activist Tony Russo, and General William Westmoreland
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by Davis, film critic Judith Crist, and historians Robert K. Brigham, George C. Herring, and Ngo Vinh Long

New cover by Luba Lukova
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Judex supplements:

New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Interview from 2007 with the film’s cowriter Jacques Champreux, the grandson of Louis Feuillade, cocreator of the silent serial Judex
Interview from 2012 with actor Francine Bergé
Franju le visionnaire, a fifty-minute program from 1998 on director Franju’s career and imagination
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by film scholar Geoffrey O’Brien, along with reprinted writings by and excerpted interviews with Franju (dual-format only)

New cover by Ron Wimberly
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Picnic at Hanging Rock and A Hard Day's Night in the same month? I may have to change my position regarding the existence of god, because that's miraculous!
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Old 03-17-14, 08:21 PM
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Not really a fan of the A Hard Day's Night cover. They should of used something closer to what the album cover looks like. I'll pick this up eventually though.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

PICNIC, HARD DAY'S NIGHT, and ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS for me
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I do wish there were more new titles (only two this month - and last month), but all the upgrades are favorites that I don't already own on DVD, so I won't complain. It'll be especially great to see All That Heaven Allows on BD - plus all the deleted material from Hearts and Minds.

The only one I won't be picking up is L'eclisse, since I'm holding off for a trilogy box set at some point in the future.
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nice release slate!
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The only one I won't be picking up is L'eclisse, since I'm holding off for a trilogy box set at some point in the future.
That would be awesome.

Still waiting for Andrei Rublev , wake up Criterion.
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The only one I won't be picking up is L'eclisse, since I'm holding off for a trilogy box set at some point in the future.
Is a boxset likely? Possibly tied with the future upgrade of L'Avventura?

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Still waiting for Andrei Rublev , wake up Criterion.
I'm too lazy to dig the info out, but isn't Andrei Rublev on the "highly unlikely" list for some reason?
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Yeah, I've heard that no good print of AR exists, and of the ones that do, they're beyond repair required to make an acceptable HD master.
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Yeah, I've heard that no good print of AR exists, and of the ones that do, they're beyond repair required to make an acceptable HD master.
I don't have these (nor seen them), but it has been released on bluray:


Close Up / 2011 release (region C)


Digital Element / 2010 release (region free)
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