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Old 07-28-09, 08:25 AM
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Pro-B's Kagemusha review from Blu-ray.com. Now I can finally sell my SD without worry of any last-minute issues!
Apparently the awesome booklet is missing. I recently sold mine, but kept the booklet.
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Old 07-28-09, 12:03 PM
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Apparently the awesome booklet is missing. I recently sold mine, but kept the booklet.
How can the booklet be missing when it's mentioned in the review?

From Criterion's site below, it only appears that the Donald Richie sketches aren't a part of the blu-ray booklet.

PLUS: A 48-page booklet featuring an essay by scholar Peter Grilli, an interview with Kurosawa by renowned critic Tony Rayns, and biographical sketches by Japanese film historian Donald Richie (NOTE: Richie’s piece not included in Blu-ray edition)
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So, which ones would folks recommend as the more accessible, mainstream Criterions out so far? I just watched For All Mankind, and thought it was excellent. Others I like and plan to get when they're rereleased on BD are the Wes Anderson films and Last Temptation of Christ. I don't mind foreign films either. Just looking to class up the collection a bit...
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For mainstream accessibility, I would say Bottle Rocket, Benjamin Button, Chungking Express. The 400 Blows and The Third Man.
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For mainstream accessibility, I would say Bottle Rocket, Benjamin Button, Chungking Express. The 400 Blows and The Third Man.
Don't forget Last Year at Marienbad!
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Old 07-29-09, 08:18 AM
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Is Walkabout still being planned? That is one of the most gorgeous and haunting films I've ever seen. Please release this CC!!!
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Re: Criterion releases on Blu-Rays, Part II

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How can the booklet be missing when it's mentioned in the review?

From Criterion's site below, it only appears that the Donald Richie sketches aren't a part of the blu-ray booklet.



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I read the Criterion site first...and I misread it. The sketches in the booklet are pretty cool. But that is my opinion.
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Old 08-02-09, 05:13 PM
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Has anyone watched "Repulsion" yet? I noticed around the 8:15 mark that some of the dialogue looks like it's just a tad out of sync. Does anyone else think this at this time?

I googled and found a review by the LA Times. I thought this part was interesting and possibly confirms what I am seeing:

"Even as she registers a growing sense of unease, Deneuve retains the dislocated stare of a woman lost in a dream; the first words in the film are those of a customer asking her if she's fallen asleep. The stilted quality of her English and the never quite in-sync dubbing enhance the sense of remove."

I don't know if that's referring to that scene in the very beginning or the film itself.
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Old 08-04-09, 02:46 PM
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I think it refers to the film as a whole. It says "never" instead of "not". It wouldn't surprise me, a lot of films from that era have the quality.
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I'm sure this has been mentioned ad nauseum, so apologies, but I just bought my first Criterion BD, The Third Man.

Hate the packaging. It is so flimsy that it is already worn on the bottom two corners (arrived with the shrinkwrap torn in those areas from Amazon). Probably didn't require anything more than sliding it on and off a shelf a couple of times to accomplish that.

I imagine the whole bottom will end up looking like a used pawn shop DVD after I unseal it and move it around my shelf.
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I'm sure this has been mentioned ad nauseum, so apologies, but I just bought my first Criterion BD, The Third Man.

Hate the packaging. It is so flimsy that it is already worn on the bottom two corners (arrived with the shrinkwrap torn in those areas from Amazon). Probably didn't require anything more than sliding it on and off a shelf a couple of times to accomplish that.

I imagine the whole bottom will end up looking like a used pawn shop DVD after I unseal it and move it around my shelf.
You paid $15.99 for it, stop complaining.

Seriously, yeah it really sucks but it's an amazing film for a great price.
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Holy crap! I had no clue Gomorrah was even rumored to be getting a Criterion release, let alone a Blu-Criterion release. I was just talking today w/ a friend about this movie. Fantastic news, & really diggin' the image for the box art.
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holy shit! heard good things about this...
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Great film! I own the Italian import on Blu-ray and would expect Criterion to match the exceptional vide & audio quality. Harsh and unrelenting without the veneer of romanticism that sugarcoats (most) American crime dramas. Reviewed on my blog, but beware of spoilers.
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Wow, nice news about Gomorrah! It should be a great package.
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holy shit! heard good things about this...
Same here. I almost bought the import disc at Amoeba recently but something told me to wait. Day 1 for me.
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great cover art for gomorrah - release day purchase for me as well.
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great cover art for gomorrah - release day purchase for me as well.
Don't like the cover art. Don't like that I have the UK version.
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DVDBeaver's review/comparison of "Pierrot Le Fou."

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DVDBeaver's review/comparison of "Pierrot Le Fou."

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Speaking of Gomorrah, not mentioned in this thread is CC and IFC Films new marriage, so expect CHE on blu-ray as well as Nolan's The Following, in January.
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Speaking of Gomorrah, not mentioned in this thread is CC and IFC Films new marriage, so expect CHE on blu-ray as well as Nolan's The Following, in January.
Wow.

That's news to me as I've been away from the Criterion Forum for a long time. I guess that explains how Criterion is releasing Che. It's nice to see Criterion picking up all these movies. They appear to be recession-proof.
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Blu-ray.com's review of "Pierrot le fou."

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Speaking of Gomorrah, not mentioned in this thread is CC and IFC Films new marriage, so expect CHE on blu-ray as well as Nolan's The Following, in January.
No pedantry intended, but Nolan's film is actually called "Following", not "The Following".
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