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WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

Old 09-09-22, 12:47 PM
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WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

It's the first time a Disney or Pixar release has received the Criterion treatment. I'm surprised the list of extras doesn't include the Pixar short Presto, which was shown before Wall-E in theaters and has been included on previous disc releases.

WALL-E will be the first Disney film in the Criterion Collection - Polygon

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Old 09-09-22, 12:50 PM
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

I was just about to do this. I know we have a Criterion thread and UHD thread, but this is a big step for all companies involved and I think the occasional separate thread like this should be done to help put some attention on such things.

And I'll absolutely be getting this.
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Old 09-09-22, 02:28 PM
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

I never purchased the 4k of this and was just recently thinking about how I should upgrade, so I'm in. Unfortunate that the short wasn't included. Criterion usually likes to include short films, so I wonder if Disney put a higher price tag on that as an extra or something similar.
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Old 09-09-22, 02:30 PM
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

I know it's one of the more recent ones, but I can definitely see Soul getting a Criterion release. Its plot seems to match well with other Criterion titles.
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Old 09-09-22, 03:52 PM
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

Hopefully in 3D, if they do that. Criterion has usually been about accurate presentation but they did release Flesh for Frankenstein in 2D before the modern 3D format existed.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

Are we just going to pretend like the Armageddon and The Rock Criterions never happened?
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Old 09-09-22, 04:27 PM
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

14 and 21 years ago, yeah.
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Old 09-09-22, 05:21 PM
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

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14 and 21 years ago, yeah.
I believe Armageddon was 23 years ago. It wasn't even anamorphic!
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

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I believe Armageddon was 23 years ago. It wasn't even anamorphic!
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The Criterion DVD came out in 2008.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

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The Criterion DVD came out in 2008.
That just isn't true. It came out in '99. It was one of Criterion's first releases from before they went anamorphic. By 2008 they were releasing blu-rays.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

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That just isn't true. It came out in '99. It was one of Criterion's first releases from before they went anamorphic. By 2008 they were releasing blu-rays.
Yeah, you're right.
I used the date shown on Amazon for the Criterion DVD and didn't even realize it was so far off.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

I mean Buena Vista is owned by Disney but an animated Disney/Pixar film getting a Criterion release is notable. Might consider upgrading WALL-E.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

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Hopefully in 3D, if they do that. Criterion has usually been about accurate presentation but they did release Flesh for Frankenstein in 2D before the modern 3D format existed.
Not sure why Criterion would release it in 3D when it was never shown in 3D.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

It's too bad about the loss of Presto. It's pretty funny. It's on D+ along with other Pixar shorts. Not in 4K but still looks good in HD.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

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Not sure why Criterion would release it in 3D when it was never shown in 3D.
Yeah, WALL-E was released in 2008 just before the 3D revival happened.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

I was talking about Soul.

Armageddon was their last laserdisc, and it didnít even have AC3 as it had two different commentary tracks instead!
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Hopefully in 3D, if they do that. Criterion has usually been about accurate presentation but they did release Flesh for Frankenstein in 2D before the modern 3D format existed.
Why would anyone waste money on 3D? For the 25 people in the USA who still use that feature?

How long did it take for Criterion to even adopt 4k, which by all means Is still pretty niche, but you think they would do this in 3D?
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

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Are we just going to pretend like the Armageddon and The Rock Criterions never happened?
Who can forget about Chasing Amy? Wasn't that an early Disney Criterion?
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

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Who can forget about Chasing Amy? Wasn't that an early Disney Criterion?
Chasing Amy was a Miramax film. Essentially an indie studio. Disney may have had distribution rights for a while. Now Paramount does.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
I was talking about Soul.

Armageddon was their last laserdisc, and it didnít even have AC3 as it had two different commentary tracks instead!
Gotcha. Yeah, I know that one was at least prepped for 3d.

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Why would anyone waste money on 3D? For the 25 people in the USA who still use that feature?

How long did it take for Criterion to even adopt 4k, which by all means Is still pretty niche, but you think they would do this in 3D?
Criterion has already released a 3D Blu-ray before, so it wouldn't be a first. And there's still money in 3D titles from the boutique labels. That's why they keep releasing them.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

Iím not sure how reliable this account is but Iím excited if itís a true 4K remaster as the previous release was an upscale from a 2K.

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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

Are we sure about that new 4K render? I thought there was something when it was first announced that they werenít able to do that?
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

If the entire Disney catalog is open (hopefully true), get Leonard Maltin to introduce some stuff or host/be interviewed for special features down the line.

Disney really should have offered him a Disney+ show for all heís done for the Treasures line.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

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Are we sure about that new 4K render? I thought there was something when it was first announced that they werenít able to do that?
We are not. I think this is all speculation.
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Re: WALL-E to be released on Criterion Collection Nov. 22

"thediscfather" is not a solid source on any of this stuff.
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