Criterion Press Release: The Uninvited (Blu-ray)

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  1. Doug Bull

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    Not impressed with the research on Criterion's back cover for "THE UNINVITED".

    Can somebody please tell them that the Music Score for "Written On The Wind" was composed by Frank Skinner.
    There are many famous Victor Young scores they could have credited.

    Doug.
     
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    But Victor Young composed the film's theme song, "Written on the Wind," not Skinner.
     
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    Curses, beaten by an unchecked technicality. :wacko:

    Skinner is still the one credited with the "Written On The Wind" score, but that's a good pickup John. (I never thought about the song)


    Now, where can I hide? :ph34r:
    Doug.
     
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    No need to hide: you were right that the score was written by Skinner AND that there are many famous Young pieces they could have credited. But sometimes I do like it when they credit a lesser known work that people may have forgotten about or never knew. Just like I love the front cover artwork. It's beautiful, but so unexpected.
     
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    Thanks John, I'm starting to feel better already.

    You are right about the cover artwork, it's stunning.
     
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    I think we only don't like when people are jerks about being wrong around here. I know I've made my mistakes, and as long as you are gracious about it we just like you even more ;)
     
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    Mega-dittos from here, Ed. This has been my all time favorite ghost story film since I first saw it as a kid over 50 years ago. Day one purchase for me.Halloween movie night at our house will be an absolute blast!
     
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    Hopefully we can look forward to Criterion releasing on blu ray The Fountainhead and For Whom the Bell Tolls ?

    I have been thinking that the color For Whom the Bells Toll would be a good Blu Ray. It is a long film.

    The Fountainhead is in the domain of Warner Bros.

    With The Uninvited I also have the UK DVD, initially thinking it was a Blu Ray edition. Still took it though. Will get the Criterion Blu Ray. Where's the trailer?
     
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    WB has only licensed one title ever to CC - Badlands.
     
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    Wasn't MISHIMA a WB distributed title?
     
  11. If Dominoes can give out DVD's that smell like pizza, Criterion can release this with the faint scent of mimosa...
     
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    When it comes right down to the basic extras I want, I almost always vote for the trailer above all else, so this is sad that it's not included. I mean, even TCM has shown the trailer for this movie. Oh well, at least I have a copy of it from there, such as it is. This is still a must buy, but I can never figure out the absence of trailers on these releases. Is it so hard to find and license them?
     
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    American Zoetrope.

    I believe that Criterion was able to strike a deal with Warner Brothers and renew their deal for SHORT CUTS and MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (Warner/New Line's rights to the other films, HOOP DREAMS, NAKED, and AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE, expired and Criterion was able to renew their license for these films from their owners.)
     
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    Now that would make it a very special collector's edition!
     
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    Badlands is the only one that is an actual WB title. I was not counting New Line titles (which were licensed pre-merger) and as was said Mishima was only distributed originally by WB, AZ retained the rights.
     
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    Now available for preorder

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    This has been so talked up for so many years, that when I got around to it I was pretty disappointed. It's from an era I love, a theme I totally dig, and jus seemed like I'd really like it. Instead, I didn't find it particularly "scary" (it's relative, right?) but actually boring and not atmospheric. I'll buy the bd, and will be happy to revisit it in a better format, but I'm going to try to figure out why it doesn't work for me. Maybe I missed something? Maybe the romantic angle threw me off too much. We shall see.
     
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    If you found the film so disappointing - "actually boring and not atmospheric" - why are you buying this BRD? I'm genuinely puzzled because I never buy any movie on disc unless I think I'll watch it again and again.
     
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    Fans are going nutso over the announcement, so I'm left scratching my head and wondering what I'm missing. Also, I'd have to buy it to see it since chances of Netflix getting it are slim to none. If I'm still in Chicago when it's released (I'm in the midst of buying a house), the library will get the DVD copy -- If this is the case, I'll try to borrow it first.
     

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