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Old 03-04-19, 09:37 PM
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I hope this month they finally announce a Chungking Express reissue. Been waitin for that one forever now.
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Old 03-05-19, 07:51 AM
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I hope this month they finally announce a Chungking Express reissue. Been waitin for that one forever now.
I hope they put those Godzilla films soon...
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Old 03-05-19, 02:53 PM
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Old 03-07-19, 11:54 AM
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I hope this month they finally announce a Chungking Express reissue. Been waitin for that one forever now.
I could be wrong, but I don't think they have the rights to it any more.

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Old 03-08-19, 05:49 AM
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I could be wrong, but I don't think they have the rights to it any more.
It was actually one of the first featured films on their new streaming channel.
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True. I was not aware that a remaster was in the works though. Is there something particularly wrong with the earlier Blu-ray release?
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Old 03-08-19, 02:15 PM
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True. I was not aware that a remaster was in the works though. Is there something particularly wrong with the earlier Blu-ray release?
Nothing explicitly wrong, but Chungking Express was in the first wave of Criterion blus and its transfer is well over a decade old at this point. There is a new 4k restoration that I believe is currently making the rounds.
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June announcements are up!

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Cameron Mitchell and cinematographer Frank DeMarco, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco
  • New conversation between members of the cast and crew, including Mitchell, DeMarco, composer and lyricist Stephen Trask, hairstylist and makeup artist Michael Potter, animator Emily Hubley, actor Miriam Shor, and visual consultant Miguel Villalobos
  • Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003), an eighty-five-minute documentary tracing the development of the project from its beginnings in a New York club to its theatrical premiere at the Sundance Film Festival
  • New conversation between Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the film’s soundtrack
  • From the Archives, a new program exploring Hedwig’s production and legacy through its memorabilia
  • Deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco
  • Trailer
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by Stephanie Zacharek, along with, for the Blu-ray edition, production photos by Potter and costume designer Arianne Phillips, illustrations by Hubley, and excerpts from two of the films inspirations, Plato’s Symposium and The Gospel of Thomas
Cover by Eric Skillman, based on a photo by Miguel Villalobos



https://www.criterion.com/shop/brows...ar=coming-soon
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Finally some Bruno Dumont.


https://www.criterion.com/films/28075-la-vie-de-j-sus

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Bruno Dumont, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Dumont
  • Conversation between Dumont and critic Philippe Rouyer from 2014
  • Excerpts from two 1997 episodes of the French television program Le cercle de minuit
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nicholas Elliott

https://www.criterion.com/films/28074-l-humanit

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Bruno Dumont, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Dumont
  • Conversation between Dumont and critic Philippe Rouyer from 2014
  • Segment from the French television program Tendences featuring actress Séverine Caneele
  • Segment from a 1999 French television news program featuring Dumont
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nicholas Elliott
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Old 03-16-19, 04:14 AM
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Old 03-26-19, 01:09 PM
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Lubitsch's Cluney Brown: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038419/
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So I watched my copy of Broadcast News for the first time last night. Still an amazing comedy. But the image was grainy as fuck. Did they ever redo that transfer and do a disc exchange or anything? It looked pretty terrible to me.
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So I watched my copy of Broadcast News for the first time last night. Still an amazing comedy. But the image was grainy as fuck. Did they ever redo that transfer and do a disc exchange or anything? It looked pretty terrible to me.
Reviews say the video quality is near perfect.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Broad...Blu-ray/17072/

Broadcast News Blu-ray - Holly Hunter
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Old 03-28-19, 07:29 AM
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It depends on the film stock they used. Film has grain. If you remove the grain, you remove the image detail.
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I don't remember anything problematic about the transfer there. Haven't watched it in a couple years, but I enjoyed my last viewing of it on the same equipment I currently use.
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Old 04-05-19, 12:11 AM
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Please, please, please, please, please:

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Old 04-05-19, 04:49 AM
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Kinda like Hitchcock's Notorious, I'll buy every version of DTRT that's released.
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Please, please, please, please, please:

https://twitter.com/DANIELLEBKNYC/st...85154374758406
As long as they go back to the original colour timing.

I'll definitely wait to see the reviews.
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So I watched my copy of Broadcast News for the first time last night. Still an amazing comedy. But the image was grainy as fuck. Did they ever redo that transfer and do a disc exchange or anything? It looked pretty terrible to me.
The first time that I watched my Blu of Broadcast News, I thought the exact same thing. However, the last time that I watched it, it didn't seem to be as bad as I remembered it. I DID get a bigger TV between my first and second watches; maybe that made the difference, although I'd never have thought that increasing the size of the image would have made it look less grainy.
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Please, please, please, please, please:

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Criterion reposted too.

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Nice. The current blu-ray of DtRT is hot garbage and looks worse than the Criterion DVD.
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just got If.... because it interested me very much. how is it overall?
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Excited about that announcement of Do The Right Thing.

Hopefully the Transfer will be good so I can upgrade from my Criterion DVD.
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Old 04-15-19, 04:36 PM
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June:

Do the Right Thing
1984
BRD Trilogy
Klute
Europa
The Baker's Wife
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Absolutely in for 1984.
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