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Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Never got a chance to see this, but I'll probably pick this up at some point.

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9314

Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release Focus Features' Moonrise Kingdom as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 16th. Directed by Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums), Moonrise Kingdom had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

Special Features:
  • A Look Inside Moonrise Kingdom
  • Welcome to The Island of New Penzance: Bob Balaban narrates a series of guided tours from the locations of Moonrise Kingdom featuring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and Wes Anderson
  • Set Tour With Bill Murray: Bill Murray personally takes viewers on a tour of the Moonrise Kingdom sets.
  • Ultraviolet Copy
  • Digital Copy
  • pocket BLU
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

So, if this release has a solid transfer (don't see why it wouldn't), and a decent offering of extras, is there any reason Criterion would ever re-release?

I see it as being kind of a Mr. Fox scenario, where there's really not much to upgrade...
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Didn't Limited have an ok release on DVD and then still went to CC?

I'll hold out hoping we get a CC.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

I don't really see why a CC edition is needed. It's a new film - likely to get a solid transfer, good audio, decent extras. I could maybe see the argument for a commentary track, but I'm completely satisfied with what this is.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Not me. Not enough features. That's probably the big thing for me w/ Anderson films..the features.
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Yeah, those features are kinda pathetic.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Set Tour with Bill Murray

Trailer Addict also had all of the Welcome to The Island of New Penzance videos, but it looks like they've been pulled.

All of the bonus material is from the film's ad campaign, so like everyone else, I'd wait for the eventual Criterion.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

where's this? i'm confident a criterion will be coming.

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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
where's this? i'm confident a criterion will be coming.

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Yeah, an what about this:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hwzXThq9geA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Those extras are basically the website. No commentary either? I loved the movie. Saw it twice in the theater. I wrote this rave review that a fellow critic called a "sublime" appreciation:
http://indieethos.wordpress.com/2012...anderson-film/

I'll wait to own it and see what happens with a later edition (but if you have not seen this yet, buy)
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

The movie is just too good to pass up just for lack of features that most would just watch once.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

I like the art Eric Chase Anderson does for the Criterion releases. It's enough for me to wait for that version.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Originally Posted by Drop View Post
I like the art Eric Chase Anderson does for the Criterion releases. It's enough for me to wait for that version.
+1 iconic stuff.
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very much so. Sets the tone and mood immediately.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

So no guarantee of a Criterion collection but some of you will pass buying it in hopes that Criterion will eventually release it?
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

I really enjoyed the movie so will pick this up. If a Criterion arrives some years from now, will pick that one up.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
So no guarantee of a Criterion collection but some of you will pass buying it in hopes that Criterion will eventually release it?
Well...since every Live action Anderson film has hit CC...why not?
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Well...since every Live action Anderson film has hit CC...why not?
Also, Criterion has a good history of releasing Universal films.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
So no guarantee of a Criterion collection but some of you will pass buying it in hopes that Criterion will eventually release it?
No. I'm happy to have seen it twice in theaters (still my preferred mode of viewing movies-- not at home). Also the film's website has all the extras and more. If Criterion releases something with deeper extras then I'd be interested. I may get this release later for cheaper or even used for a good price.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

It's not about the preference of where to watch it...it's how much fucking bang we get for our buck. With a CC title, I'd be easily swayed into buying it just cuz they jam pack a lot of things into a lot of their products. Wes Anderson films especially are worth the buck, among many others, just for the amount of features. This BD release? It's asking too much for the full price. In this age of digital media where we are given much more than JUST the film, disregarding how amazing a film can be at times, seeing so little for a film like this....is asking a lot for some of us (me especially) to pay 20 bucks for it. Yes...we love our movies...but some of us need more than that to pay for the full price. This release doesn't warrant my money. If Anderson came out and said, "Yeah, we're not doing a Criterion this time cuz we're happy with what we have here." Well I'd be displeased in so many ways..but I'd get it..when it goes cheap. Since Anderson has a GREAT history w/ CC...it's very much expected for this to go to CC.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
So no guarantee of a Criterion collection but some of you will pass buying it in hopes that Criterion will eventually release it?
Wes Anderson films that currently exist as a Criterion Blu-ray:
  • Bottle Rocket (Sony)
  • Rushmore (Buena Vista)
  • The Royal Tenebaums (Buena Vista)
  • The Darjeeling Limited (20th Century Fox)
Universal films that currently exist as a Criterion Blu-ray:
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • The Game
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Ride with the Devil
  • Topsy-Turvy
  • Traffic
  • Videodrome
I feel the odds are in our favor.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
It's not about the preference of where to watch it...it's how much fucking bang we get for our buck. With a CC title, I'd be easily swayed into buying it just cuz they jam pack a lot of things into a lot of their products. Wes Anderson films especially are worth the buck, among many others, just for the amount of features. This BD release? It's asking too much for the full price. In this age of digital media where we are given much more than JUST the film, disregarding how amazing a film can be at times, seeing so little for a film like this....is asking a lot for some of us (me especially) to pay 20 bucks for it. Yes...we love our movies...but some of us need more than that to pay for the full price. This release doesn't warrant my money. If Anderson came out and said, "Yeah, we're not doing a Criterion this time cuz we're happy with what we have here." Well I'd be displeased in so many ways..but I'd get it..when it goes cheap. Since Anderson has a GREAT history w/ CC...it's very much expected for this to go to CC.
I was speaking for myself, this is your argument for your preference.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Darjeeling got a Criterion BD release since Fox passed on it years before. Fox released Fantastic Mr Fox on Blu-ray....and no Criterion.

Odds are we might get it, but I'm not going to wait. Waiting only means less sales and less of a reason for Criterion to care. Moonrise did well enough at the box office that Universal may not want to let Criterion take sales away from their existing Blu-ray.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
Wes Anderson films that currently exist as a Criterion Blu-ray:
  • Bottle Rocket (Sony)
  • Rushmore (Buena Vista)
  • The Royal Tenebaums (Buena Vista)
  • The Darjeeling Limited (20th Century Fox)
Universal films that currently exist as a Criterion Blu-ray:
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • The Game
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Ride with the Devil
  • Topsy-Turvy
  • Traffic
  • Videodrome
I feel the odds are in our favor.
You can add Last Days of Disco, Island of Lost Souls, Design by Living, and Being John Malkovich to the Universal list.
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re: Moonrise Kingdom - first Universal, now coming from Criterion

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Darjeeling got a Criterion BD release since Fox passed on it years before. Fox released Fantastic Mr Fox on Blu-ray....and no Criterion.

Odds are we might get it, but I'm not going to wait. Waiting only means less sales and less of a reason for Criterion to care. Moonrise did well enough at the box office that Universal may not want to let Criterion take sales away from their existing Blu-ray.
I don't think so on that bolded part. CC knows they have us by the balls when it comes to Anderson films. If CC got it...they'd make a good profit out of it much like all the other Anderson films. They know we'll ask about it...and that we'd be willing to wait for them. Smart motherfuckers...making great products and making me such a damn loyal customer. Damn you, CC.
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CC knows their customers, and can probably predict what a Wes Anderson film will bring in as compared to other, more obscure films.

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