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  1. Moe Dickstein

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    Rialto works with CC when possible, but Rialto also does Studiocanal films that are with Lionsgate so it's a case by case thing
     
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    Rialto has the theatrical rights to ESCAPE via their deal with StudioCanal, but MGM still has the home video rights.


    I'd think that ROBOCOP would be a big enough seller for them that they'd jump at the chance to get it again (it is something that could be improved in both audio/video and special features), but with the remake coming (next year?) I imagine that MGM wouldn't want to license it out.

    They apparently decided to not reacquire SILENCE because they felt they couldn't improve on the special feature of the MGM SE. I have to imagine that they know that it can, and should, look better than the current Blu.


    In Criterion news, Nicolas Winding Refn stopped by the closet
     
  3. Moe Dickstein

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    I think that we might see more of these titles down the line as Criterion goes more mainstream thank goodness.
     
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    I'd be surprised if we ever saw Robocop from Criterion again. The main draw, other then being Criterion, was it was the only way to get the unrated cut. Now that cut is available for $8 in the bargain bins. The market is flush, I doubt an independent would make money on it.
     
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    The artwork would be better.
     
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    I'm sure Robocop will get a better blu with both cuts when the remake comes out next year.
     
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    About two weeks ago Yuko Shimizu posted this on her facebook page and on instagram
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    On Yuko Shimizu's instagram page, Caitlin Kuhwald commented
    About 5 days ago artist Andrew MacLean posted this
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    Yesterday artist Ricardo Venâncio posted this
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    and today a member of the criterion forum pointed out this drawing by Polly Guo
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    which originally had this note: "an unused illustration for a Zatoichi film series boxset for the Criterion Collection"

    So, Criterion is working on a ZATOICHI box set and, it seems, has hired a different artist for every film. Ricardo Venâncio said on twitter that his is #7 ZATOICHI'S FLASHING SWORD and Andrew MacLean said his is #22 ZATOICHI MEETS THE ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (which means Criterion has picked up the 7 Zatoichi films that AnimEigo used to have.)
     
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    Speulation is that the latest newsletter clue is a "Grand Ole Osprey", which means Nashville.
     
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    Other than COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN, I think that NASHVILLE would be my next favorite Altman film to receive the Criterion treatment. Hope it happens!
     
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    Oh I hope so! I truly hope so. I saw NASHVILLE in its original theatrical release and hated it. I was thinking it was going to be more like M*A*S*H. When the DVD was released I gave it another spin and fell in love with it. I still watch it about once a year and marvel at the acting. Keenan Wynn was awesome in his role as was everyone.I'm sure this does not mean TENTACLES. :)
     
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    Would love a Criterion Nashville. But would love even more a Criterion Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean!
     
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    Talk about a movie that needs a better digital rendering. I consider Nashville to be the top film of its year and the old DVD, while watchable, does not do this masterpiece enough justice.
     
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    Finally something Criterion worthy!

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    While I didn't hate it, I did not find it much to my liking on first view. But, on a lark, I entered a contest to win the soundtrack LP and won. After listening to those songs, I grew to love them, and the next time I had a chance to see Nashville, I finally "got" it, and now it's a great favorite of mine.
     
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    In yet another installment of "DVD Beaver Vs. The Rest of the Internet", Tooze calls The Earrings of Madame De... "gorgeous, thick, rich and film-like" (yeah, three straight Tooze-isms in one sentence, a new record) whereas the Criterion Forum guy slams it for DNR and boosting.

    Very peculiar.
     
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    as Does RAH, but he finds the problems in the realm of acceptable. This time around it's a sort of filtering they talk about, a version of what happened with Children of Paradise. It seems the French can't be trusted with their own classics.
     
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    I'd buy a Criterion Paulie! LOL.
     
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    Just in case anyone cares what it looks like to see a (nearly) complete collection, here's a pic: This is short just 6 discs, one of which I have on the way and two of which I am waiting on the Blu upgrades (one announced, one imminent). It's the top 4 rows, and the right shelf on the 5th row.

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    That is really cool Moe. Now, what time do you go to work? :ph34r:
     
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