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Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Old 03-07-16, 08:59 AM
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I suppose it was too much to hope that they could form an alliance with MOC for legal reasons. That'd be mind-blowing.
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Old 03-07-16, 10:33 AM
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I'm surprised that Criterion didn't get their release of Dr Strangelove completed in time for this U.K. announcement.
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Old 03-16-16, 06:41 PM
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June 2016 Releases:

Le Amiche - June 7

La Chienne - June 14

Here Comes Mr. Jordan - June 14

Fantastic Planet - June 21

Clouds of Sils Maria - June 28

Dr. Strangelove - June 28
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I'll definitely be grabbing all three of these at some point.
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Excited to see Fantastic Planet. The Collection needs more animation.
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I really like the new artwork for Strangelove.
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Old 03-17-16, 11:20 AM
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..can't wait for criterion to release "easy rider" on blu-ray
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Old 03-17-16, 11:30 AM
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..can't wait for criterion to release "easy rider" on blu-ray
Well, you can wait a few months for that and buy it for around $30. Or, for just twice that price, and if you really "can't wait", you can get the America Lost & Found box-set right now which has Easy Rider and 6 other great movies.
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Old 03-17-16, 11:44 AM
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Very excited about Fantastic Planet. I wanted to purchase it for a recent order at Amazon UK, but it was out of stock. I guess that turned out to be a lucky break for me.
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Well, you can wait a few months for that and buy it for around $30. Or, for just twice that price, and if you really "can't wait", you can get the America Lost & Found box-set right now which has Easy Rider and 6 other great movies.
and is quite simply a marvelous box set...
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Old 03-17-16, 02:51 PM
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I emailed Criterion to point out they used the wrong aircraft in the cover art for "Dr. Strangelove." The original art had a KC-135 refueling tanker instead of a B-52 bomber.

Jon Mulvaney emailed me that they've corrected the cover art. He also sent me a gift certificate. Here's the corrected cover art, which is now on the Criterion website:


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Old 03-17-16, 03:07 PM
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Awesome!
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Old 03-17-16, 03:52 PM
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I emailed Criterion to point out they used the wrong aircraft in the cover art for "Dr. Strangelove." The original art had a KC-135 refueling tanker instead of a B-52 bomber.
Nerd!
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Old 03-28-16, 11:24 AM
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Rumor has it that the "Before" trilogy will be released on BD by the end of the year. Boyhood is also being worked on by Criterion.
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Old 03-28-16, 11:32 AM
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I wonder if they will ever re-release this on Blu. the dvd set is now OOP.

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Old 03-28-16, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
I emailed Criterion to point out they used the wrong aircraft in the cover art for "Dr. Strangelove." The original art had a KC-135 refueling tanker instead of a B-52 bomber.

Jon Mulvaney emailed me that they've corrected the cover art. He also sent me a gift certificate. Here's the corrected cover art, which is now on the Criterion website:

Neat!
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Old 03-29-16, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
I emailed Criterion to point out they used the wrong aircraft in the cover art for "Dr. Strangelove." The original art had a KC-135 refueling tanker instead of a B-52 bomber.

Jon Mulvaney emailed me that they've corrected the cover art. He also sent me a gift certificate. Here's the corrected cover art, which is now on the Criterion website:

Great catch!
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I wonder if they will ever re-release this on Blu. the dvd set is now OOP.

Great set with fascinating films. I'd also like to see an upgrade for The Human Condition.
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Nerd!
I really am, but at least this time it literally paid off!
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Old 03-29-16, 02:26 PM
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I'd also like to see an upgrade for The Human Condition.


Speaking of Kobayashi we also need an upgrade of Samurai Rebellion.
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Old 03-29-16, 03:12 PM
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I'd also like to see an upgrade for The Human Condition.
Arrow UK is releasing it May 30th. No word yet on whether there will be a Region A set.
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Here's July's titles:

823: The In-Laws

Peter Falk and Alan Arkin make for a hilarious dream team in this beloved American sidesplitter. Directed by Arthur Hiller from an ingenious script by Andrew Bergman, The In-Laws may at first seem like a generic meet-the-parents comedy, as Arkin’s mild-mannered dentist suspiciously eyes Falk’s volatile mystery man, whose son is engaged to his daughter. But soon, through a series of events too serpentine and surprising to spoil, the two men are brought together by a dangerous mission that takes them from suburban New Jersey to Honduras. Fueled by elaborate stunt work and the laconic, naturalistic charms of its two stars, The In-Laws deserves its status as a madcap classic—and has continued to draw ardent fans in the years since its release.

Disc Features
-New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
-Audio commentary from 2003 featuring director Arthur Hiller, actors Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, and writer Andrew Bergman
-New interview with Arkin
-In Support of “The In-Laws,” a new interview program featuring actors Ed Begley Jr., Nancy Dussault, James Hong, and David Paymer
-Trailer
-PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by comedy writer Stephen Winer and a 2011 recollection of the making of the film by Hiller


824: Muriel, or The Time Of Return

Alain Resnais’s Muriel, or The Time of Return, the director’s follow-up to Last Year at Marienbad, is as radical a reflection on the nature of time and memory as its predecessor. The always luminous Delphine Seyrig stars as an antique shop owner and widow in Boulogne-sur-Mer, whose past comes back to haunt her when a former lover reenters her life. Meanwhile, her stepson is tormented by his own ghosts, related to his service in France’s recently ended war in Algeria. Featuring a multilayered script by Jean Cayrol, and inventively edited to evoke its middle-class characters’ political and personal realities, the fragmented, emotionally powerful Muriel reminds viewers that the past is always present.

Disc Features
-New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
-Excerpt from the 1980 documentary Une approche d’Alain Resnais, révolutionnaire discret
-Excerpt from a 1969 interview with actor Delphine Seyrig
-Interview with composer Hans Werner Henze from 1963
-New interview with film scholar François Thomas, author of L’atelier d’Alain Resnais
-Trailer
-New English subtitle translation
-PLUS: An essay by film scholar James Quandt


825: A Touch Of Zen

“Visionary” barely begins to describe this masterpiece of Chinese cinema and martial arts moviemaking. A Touch of Zen by King Hu depicts the journey of Yang (Hsu Feng), a fugitive noblewoman who seeks refuge in a remote, and allegedly haunted, village. The sanctuary she finds with a shy scholar and two aides in disguise is shattered when a nefarious swordsman uncovers her identity, pitting the four against legions of blade-wielding opponents. At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, A Touch of Zen is an unparalleled work in Hu’s formidable career and an epic of the highest order, characterized by breathtaking action choreography, stunning widescreen landscapes, and innovative editing.

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-New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
-Documentary from 2012 about director King Hu
-New interviews with actors Hsu Feng and Shih Chun
-New interview with filmmaker Ang Lee
-New interview with film scholar Tony Rayns
-Trailer
-New English subtitle translation
-PLUS: An essay by film scholar David Bordwell and notes by Hu from a 1975 Cannes Film Festival press kit


826: The New World

This singular vision of early seventeenth-century America from Terrence Malick is a work of astounding elemental beauty, a poetic meditation on nature, violence, love, and civilization. It reimagines the apocryphal story of the meeting of British explorer John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Powhatan native Pocahontas (Q’orianka Kilcher, in a revelatory performance) as a romantic idyll between spiritual equals, then follows Pocahontas through her marriage to John Rolfe (Christian Bale) and her life in England. With art director Jack Fisk’s raw re-creation of the Jamestown colony, Emmanuel Lubezki’s marvelous, naturally lit cinematography, and James Horner’s soaring musical score, The New World is a film of uncommon power and technical splendor, one that shows Malick at the height of his visual and philosophical powers..

Director-Approved 3-Disc Special Edition Features
-New 4K digital restoration of the 172-minute extended cut of the film, supervised by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and director Terrence Malick and featuring material not released in theaters, with both theatrical and near-field 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-ray
-High-definition digital transfers of the 150-minute first cut and the 135-minute theatrical cut of the film, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-rays
-New interviews with actors Colin Farrel and Q’orianka Kilcher
-New program about the making of the film, featuring interviews with producer Sarah Green, production designer Jack Fisk, and costume designer Jacqueline West
-Making “The New World,” a documentary shot during the production of the film in 2004, directed and edited by Austin Jack Lynch
-New program about the process of cutting The New World and its various versions, featuring interviews with editors Hank Corwin, Saar Klein, and Mark Yoshikawa
-Trailers
-PLUS: A book featuring an essay by film scholar Tom Gunning, a 2006 interview with Lubezki from American Cinematographer, and a selection of materials that inspired the production


In addition, both Carnival Of Souls and Night & Fog are getting Blu-Ray upgrades.

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I'm so up for The In Laws!
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826: The New World

This singular vision of early seventeenth-century America from Terrence Malick is a work of astounding elemental beauty, a poetic meditation on nature, violence, love, and civilization. It reimagines the apocryphal story of the meeting of British explorer John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Powhatan native Pocahontas (Q’orianka Kilcher, in a revelatory performance) as a romantic idyll between spiritual equals, then follows Pocahontas through her marriage to John Rolfe (Christian Bale) and her life in England. With art director Jack Fisk’s raw re-creation of the Jamestown colony, Emmanuel Lubezki’s marvelous, naturally lit cinematography, and James Horner’s soaring musical score, The New World is a film of uncommon power and technical splendor, one that shows Malick at the height of his visual and philosophical powers..

Director-Approved 3-Disc Special Edition Features
-New 4K digital restoration of the 172-minute extended cut of the film, supervised by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and director Terrence Malick and featuring material not released in theaters, with both theatrical and near-field 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-ray
-High-definition digital transfers of the 150-minute first cut and the 135-minute theatrical cut of the film, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-rays
-New interviews with actors Colin Farrel and Q’orianka Kilcher
-New program about the making of the film, featuring interviews with producer Sarah Green, production designer Jack Fisk, and costume designer Jacqueline West
-Making “The New World,” a documentary shot during the production of the film in 2004, directed and edited by Austin Jack Lynch
-New program about the process of cutting The New World and its various versions, featuring interviews with editors Hank Corwin, Saar Klein, and Mark Yoshikawa
-Trailers
-PLUS: A book featuring an essay by film scholar Tom Gunning, a 2006 interview with Lubezki from American Cinematographer, and a selection of materials that inspired the production
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niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

So glad they are including all cuts of the film, enabling me to get rid of my extended blu ray AND Theatrical Cut dvd. Also LOVE that cover art.
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