Criterion inks deal with Sony

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    This sounds like great news. Could this mean we will see some Frank Capra on blu-ray from Criterion in the not-so-distant future?
     
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    It's a deal for Sony to handle the retail distribution of Criterion's products, not content. Criterion already has released titles from Sony/Columbia and presumably will continue to do so.
     
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    "The Criterion Collection features more than 150 movies."

    I assume this is referring to Blu-rays? Because last time I checked, there were well over 500 movies in the collection.
     
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    It's interesting that Sony is doing this given how much that they have scaled back on issuing DVDs and blus themselves. I would have thought that they would have really cut their distribution and back office staff.
     
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    It surely cannot hurt the chances.
     
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    Distribution of third party product is likely more economically feasible, though I do wonder how this bodes for Image, given that they had a distribution deal for Sony product. As a side note, Sony distribution for Criterion may open up new markets for them.
     
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    When you have a favourite film, I think you dream of it getting the Criterion treatment.A Matter of Life and Death is Sony in the US, and Criterion appear to love The Archers.An announcement of a Criterion release of AMOLAD would probably hospitalise me.

    Steve W
     
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    A Matter of Life and Death is the first film I thought of, too.
    The current DVD has a nice commentary from Ian Christie,
    but I would love this film on Blu-ray and the more quality bonus content, the better!

     
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