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Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

Old 05-20-19, 09:16 PM
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Anyone crack into House of Games or Funny Games yet? Have HoG on dvd, somewhere, but címon. Think I bought digital too. Havenít seen any reviews. Love the movie and especially Mamet. Would love Criterion to do more of his stuff. Spanish Prisoner please. And was always interested in Haneke original. I think I saw the insipid remake with Naomi Watts and Tim Roth. Ugh, but heard original is great. I have them coming tomorrow, but donít know when Iíll get to them...
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Well, the remake is also by Haneke, so I wouldn't call it insipid. But either movie (actually, most of Hanke's movies, save for Cache), good or not, are movies I never want to see again, much less own.
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Would love Criterion to do more of his stuff. Spanish Prisoner please.
The Spanish Prisoner was just released by an indie label called Ammo Content earlier this month. Or supposedly released. Amazon says "Usually ships within 1 to 3 months."

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In any case, I don't think Criterion's getting the rights to it anytime soon.
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Ammo Content? Who are they and how the heck did they get the rights to it? I ordered it, but what will I be getting? Yeah, Iím guessing Criterion wonít get their hands on the rights for a very long time.
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Ammo Content has some weird B-C level shit - and The Spanish Prisoner. I’m guessing this will be bare bones only.

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The release date on that has gotten pushed back numerous times. No way in hell I'd pay $20 for that without some reviews on quality.
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I love the movie, so I'll take my chances. As long as the picture quality isn't some kind of sub-par DVD/VHS quality, it'll be worth it to me.
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Old 05-21-19, 02:23 PM
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I love the movie, so I'll take my chances. As long as the picture quality isn't some kind of sub-par DVD/VHS quality, it'll be worth it to me.
I think there's a very good chance that it's recycled from an old DVD master. Which would be problematic because the DVD was released by Sony during the era when they edge enhanced everything.

I'd be very pleasantly surprised if it turns out to be a fresh film scan.
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Ammo Content? Who are they and how the heck did they get the rights to it? I ordered it, but what will I be getting? Yeah, Iím guessing Criterion wonít get their hands on the rights for a very long time.
1-3 months? do you think you will get at all?
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I can’t believe nobody has commented on the Kiarostami films. I’ve wanted these for almost twenty years. I’m so excited.
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1-3 months? do you think you will get at all?
Missed your comment. Who knows. I did send them an email asking for anything at all regarding what they plan on releasing. No response so far.
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Old 06-17-19, 04:18 PM
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The cover for Polyester is fantastic!
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Old 06-17-19, 04:50 PM
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The cover for Polyester is fantastic!
Agreed. Love it!
So October should see spine 1,000 released. I wonder if Criterion has any special plans or do they consider such things trivial.
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Old 06-17-19, 05:57 PM
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Agreed. Love it!
So October should see spine 1,000 released. I wonder if Criterion has any special plans or do they consider such things trivial.
No idea what it will be but they do put thought into certain numbers. How could they not get a giggle out of #666.




I think/hope 1000 is something special.
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