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Old 02-15-18, 08:43 PM
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I'll pick up Mishima, at some point.
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Old 02-16-18, 04:48 PM
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Great artwork for Midnight Cowboy but not sure if I'll buy it (kind of surprised by how many people on other forums are bitching about the artwork, preferring that they kept the original poster art...I usually prefer it when Criterion mixes it up and does something a little different and "artistic"). I'm kind of watching my budget these days and I'm still okay with the Special Edition DVD I bought several years back...Just not the type of movie I rewatch that often...

Really happy about Mishima as it's definitely one of my favorite Schrader movies...Best part about it in my mind is the score that kicks of the movie...Bought the Criterion DVD years ago and usually end up watching it once a year and cranking the volume...Showed it to some friends years ago who initially thought they'd hate it but they really liked it by the end...They didn't like Mishima's movie, Patriotism, when I showed that to them...I really wish Criterion would release some more Schrader movies, like Affliction and Light Sleeper...Hell, I wish Criterion (or anyone for that matter) would start releasing more Abel Ferrara movies on Blu-Ray...The Funeral is a personal favourite...but I also like 'R X-Mas...and there's several movies of his I've still never seen like Fear City, etc...
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Two from Cristian Mungiu
I hope they do 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days.

Yes, I can finally upgrade Au Hasard Balthazar!

Still waiting for The Human Condition and the other 2 Teshigahara films from the box set (Pitfall & The Face of Another).
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I really wish Criterion would release some more Schrader movies, like Affliction and Light Sleeper
I would definitely get those if Criterion released them.

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Hell, I wish Criterion (or anyone for that matter) would start releasing more Abel Ferrara movies on Blu-Ray...The Funeral is a personal favourite...but I also like 'R X-Mas...and there's several movies of his I've still never seen like Fear City, etc...
Love the films of Abel Ferrara, I'm one of the few here who sticks up for New Rose Hotel.


Speaking of which, The Addiction would be perfect for Criterion.

I'd also like for Criterion to release some Bruno Dumont and of course more Michael Haneke.
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Old 02-16-18, 05:29 PM
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I would definitely get those if Criterion released them.



Love the films of Abel Ferrara, I'm one of the few here who sticks up for New Rose Hotel.


Speaking of which, The Addiction would be perfect for Criterion.

I'd also like for Criterion to release some Bruno Dumont and of course more Michael Haneke.
Ah, good point. The Addiction is one of the movies of his I haven't seen but have always wanted to...And I agree about New Rose Hotel, I think that's a great movie. Seeing Willem and Walken in the same movie is always a good thing...

If you're a big Ferrara fan, I assume you've read the Brad Stevens book about Ferrara...That's one of my favourite filmmaker books and it really made me appreciate Ferrara a lot more after reading it...I remember finding it in the library section of the University I went to and instead of studying for some Psychology 200 level class I had I ended up reading that book for hours...It's fantastic...

I'd also say that one of his more recent movies, Welcome to New York was really great...Not a huge Depardieu fan but I thought he was great as the scumbag Dominque Strasse...

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Old 02-17-18, 09:53 AM
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I noticed Scanners was listed in the coming soon page. Is there something new about this release, seeing as how it came out about 3-4 years ago.
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Old 02-17-18, 10:10 AM
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I noticed Scanners was listed in the coming soon page. Is there something new about this release, seeing as how it came out about 3-4 years ago.
Previous release was dual format. Now they’re seperate DVD and Blu editions.
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Why don't they do this from the get go? Maybe too much stock and that's how they unload it? By separating discs?
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Why don't they do this from the get go? Maybe too much stock and that's how they unload it? By separating discs?
Not sure what you mean? That title was released during the dual format era which they are no longer doing anymore. Once those editions are gone, they’ll make seperate editions.
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I mean why not just release them separately to begin with? Why dual editions, then re-release them as DVD and blu ray separately?
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Old 02-17-18, 10:27 AM
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I mean why not just release them separately to begin with? Why dual editions, then re-release them as DVD and blu ray separately?
The dual edition was released 3 years ago when they were experimenting with releasing this way. It was more cost effective for them and they were pushing Blu. People complained and they went back to seperate editions. Dual copies are still in circulation and once they sell out they do seperate editions.

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Ah, got it.
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have SotL set to go tonight and got NotLD in mail today. g-damn these releases physically look gorgeous. can't wait to watch and dig in...
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i know Anchor Bay has good release, but would love to see what Criterion could do with '78 Dawn of the Dead...
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The dual edition was released 3 years ago when they were experimenting with releasing this way. It was more cost effective for them and they were pushing Blu. People complained and they went back to seperate editions. Dual copies are still in circulation and once they sell out they do separate editions.
I keep watching for new Blu-only editions to be released, but it's been slow. I would like to replace some of those oversized digipacks in my collection with regular case editions, but have only seen a few so far....going to be a while before they exhaust stock on some of those titles.
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Watched NOTLD and there's another releases going on my Top-10 of 2018. It was great.
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i know Anchor Bay has good release, but would love to see what Criterion could do with '78 Dawn of the Dead...
It's been OOP for a few years now. Somebody out there must be working on putting it out.
Hoping somebody puts out decent release of The Osterman Weekend.

I'd be happy if Criterion released some titles they've put out on DVD. The Naked Prey, Fiend Without A Face, and the two Karloff titles Corridors of Blood and The Haunted Strangler.
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Old 02-17-18, 05:09 PM
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Nobody is working on it because the person who owns the rights wants an astronomical amount to license it to recoup funds sunk in to the stupid 3D conversion.

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Nobody is working on it because the person who owns the rights wants an astronomical amount to license it to recoup funds sunk in to the stupid 3D conversion.
And when the blu of Dawn first came out, I was all "eh, I have the dvd, so I'll just wait 'till the blu is cheap", and before I knew it, it was oop and going for $200.
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Nobody is working on it because the person who owns the rights wants an astronomical amount to license it to recoup funds sunk in to the stupid 3D conversion.
Dawn of the Dead (1978) has a 3D version?
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Dawn of the Dead (1978) has a 3D version?
A while back Richard Rubenstein did a 3D conversion of the movie. From what I understand, he sunk a lot of money into it, nobody gave a shit and he couldn't get it released, so now he's asking for a shit-ton of money for the rights to recoup his losses.
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Dawn of the Dead (1978) has a 3D version?
Yes.
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Oh wow. Had no idea. I know there was some version of Night in 3D but I think that was a remade version with Sid Haig, I think...

Dawn (78) will always be one of favorites of all time. And #1 horror for me...
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

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A while back Richard Rubenstein did a 3D conversion of the movie. From what I understand, he sunk a lot of money into it, nobody gave a shit and he couldn't get it released, so now he's asking for a shit-ton of money for the rights to recoup his losses.
i take it this was prob when stuff was getting converted, ala The Lion King and Star Wars ep 1 and making $
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i take it this was prob when stuff was getting converted, ala The Lion King and Star Wars ep 1 and making $
He started in 2007 and only started having screenings within the last 4 years.
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