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Old 06-16-17, 11:20 PM   #8826
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Old 06-17-17, 01:48 AM   #8827
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In for Rebecca and Certain Women.

Love Reichardt. I own all of her films except for her debut, River of Grass, which I've never seen. But intend of purchasing blind.

Certain Women was a hard one to grade though. The segment with Michelle Williams was bland and utterly useless. I can't think of a single reason to justify its existence. It was awful. I'd rate it 2.5/5. The Laura Dern segment was very good, very compelling. Laura Dern gives a great performance as usual. I give it a solid 4/5. The segment with Kristen Stewart and Lily Gladstone is the best piece of filmmaking I've seen in a good 5-6 years. It was breathtaking, poignant and utterly heartbreaking. An easy 5/5. Even though I like the Laura Dern segment quite a bit, I just wish there was a way they could have stretched the Lily/Kristen segment into like a 75 minute feature.

So its kind of hard to rate the entire film as a whole. Its a definite purchase for me. But its sort of a fractured film. Its a shame they couldn't have done something better with Michelle Williams.
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Old 06-21-17, 08:23 PM   #8828
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I think I have Rebecca digitally. Never saw it, but think that's enough...
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Old 06-30-17, 10:37 AM   #8829
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Looks like the rumor of Criterion releasing the new restoration of Night of The Living Dead is true.
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Old 06-30-17, 10:55 AM   #8830
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Oh man, would that be awesome!!
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Old 06-30-17, 10:57 AM   #8831
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..that made my weekend..great news!
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Old 06-30-17, 10:59 AM   #8832
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Looks like the rumor of Criterion releasing the new restoration of Night of The Living Dead is true.
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Old 06-30-17, 11:43 AM   #8833
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I'm guessing we'll know in a couple of weeks. I'm sure it's going to be an October release.
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Old 06-30-17, 11:59 AM   #8834
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So this has either got to be The Breakfast Club (to go along with the previously hinted Sixteen Candles) or Diner (Barry Levinson was just in the Criterion closet).
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Old 06-30-17, 12:01 PM   #8835
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I would go with The Breakfast Club. Which would make it what? The third release of that movie on BD in less than 5 years?
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Old 06-30-17, 12:54 PM   #8836
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Diner would be cool. Great movie. However, that image strongly suggests Breakfast Club.
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Old 06-30-17, 01:50 PM   #8837
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Looks like the rumor of Criterion releasing the new restoration of Night of The Living Dead is true.
Hot damn, I'm down for that.

Wasn't there talk of additional footage being found? If they added that in, maybe that would help with the copyright situation?
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Old 06-30-17, 02:07 PM   #8838
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Hot damn, I'm down for that.

Wasn't there talk of additional footage being found? If they added that in, maybe that would help with the copyright situation?
That is pretty much what happened.

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Perhaps the most influential horror film of the last 50 years, George A. Romero’s classic is also one of the most abused—subjected, because of its public-domain status, to well over 100 home video releases of abysmal quality. On November 5, Romero introduces the world premiere of a new 4K digital restoration by MoMA and The Film Foundation. Drawing upon the original camera negative, which was carefully guarded over the years by the members of Image Ten, the Pittsburgh partnership that originally produced it, MoMA and The Film Foundation have returned the film to its full, original glory. From the barrier-breaking casting of an African American leading man (Duane Jones) to its reinvention of the zombie as a metaphorical figure of seemingly infinite richness, this is one American independent movie that has left a profound mark on our culture. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation and the Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation. The restoration was overseen by George A. Romero and Image Ten—most especially, Gary Streiner, Russ Streiner, and John Russo—with restoration work done by Cineric Inc, NYC, and Audio Mechanics, Burbank, CA. DCP.
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Old 06-30-17, 02:18 PM   #8839
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So glad I've held off upgrading my NotLD DVD. That ^ would be a must buy.
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So this has either got to be The Breakfast Club (to go along with the previously hinted Sixteen Candles) or Diner (Barry Levinson was just in the Criterion closet).
I'd much rather it be Diner, but yeah, definitely looks to be The Breakfast Club.
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Hot damn, I'm down for that.

Wasn't there talk of additional footage being found? If they added that in, maybe that would help with the copyright situation?
The film is still public domain but the Restoration has a copyright. Same situation with Criterion's PD releases like Carnival of Souls
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Old 06-30-17, 10:18 PM   #8842
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RE: Breakfast Club BD's... again Criterion are releasing something that's already got a decent BD release. Even the supplements are decent enough. And it can be had for under $10 CAD.
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Old 07-01-17, 01:48 AM   #8843
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Of all the downright shitty John Hughes blu rays out there, they pick the one movie that has a really solid release. Not to mention the ones that don't even HAVE a blu ray like Pretty in Pink, She's Having A Baby, Some Kind of Wonderful, Curly Sue, Career Opportunities.

I'll probably upgrade Sixteen Candles if its a major step up from the one I already own, I doubt I'll buy Breakfast Club. If I had my druthers they'd be releasing Pretty In Pink and Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
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Old 07-01-17, 01:17 PM   #8844
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It's still a shame Criterion wouldn't touch NOTLD because of it's public rights situation. If they release this newer restoration it will be a day 1 buy.
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Old 07-01-17, 10:27 PM   #8845
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I'd happily pay Criterion prices for Planes, Trains and Automobiles with a Steve Martin commentary. Very happily.

No need for Breakfast Club. I'm really surprised they're doing it.
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Of all the downright shitty John Hughes blu rays out there, they pick the one movie that has a really solid release. Not to mention the ones that don't even HAVE a blu ray like Pretty in Pink, She's Having A Baby, Some Kind of Wonderful, Curly Sue, Career Opportunities.
To give them the benefit of the doubt, if they're already hinting at Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, I wouldn't be surprised if they have a whole Hughes box set (or series) in the works.
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Old 07-06-17, 08:03 PM   #8847
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NOTD Restoration screening poster; "A Janus Films Release".
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Old 07-17-17, 08:19 AM   #8848
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October releases leaked from blu-ray.com pre-orders section. There are also links up on Amazon.
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Barry Lyndon
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (re-release)
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Personal Shopper
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Stoked on Barry Lyndon - the current blu-ray is a bit lacking and I expect Criterion to knock it out of the park.

I don't see what their FWWM could bring to the table that the blu-ray set of the series doesn't already have.
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They really are doing FWWM, eh? So strange... you'd think Lost Highway would be a bit higher on the priority list... dammit.
Definitely in for Barry Lyndon, even though I have the UK Kubrick set.

The Lure is that new Polish flick, yes?

Personal Shopper was good, but not one I need to own.
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