Criterion ready to release IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD

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How Would you want Criterion to handle MAD WORLD?

  1. I would like to see *everything* that was included on the Laserdisc release even if it does not matc

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  2. The film is too long already. Would only want to see those scenes intended for the original RoadSho

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  3. All I want is the overture and exit music. Don't need all those extra scenes added

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Yeah, Allen I guess we are about to do enter another day of nail-biting
    anticipation.

    Fortunately I am off from work today, and have enough of you keeping
    an eye on Criterion's site that I don't need to stay glued to the computer.

    I'll be checking my email every few minutes.
     
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    So ... to recap ... you're tied to your phone but not your computer?
     
  3. Moe Dickstein

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    I'm sure you will be able to tell from the spontaneous fireworks in your neighborhood that the announcement has been made, Ron.
     
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    Yeah, Rich...I can be more mobile than tied to a desk.
     
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    Nah, in my neighborhood I am the crazy hermit tied to his computer who when
    at public places, walks around with a shopping cart muttering all kinds of nonsense
    about aspect ratios and the lack of pop-out on 3D.

    Nobody around here shares my love for this hobby nor cares. That's why this forum
    has been such a great place to run. I am among friends who can almost make sense
    of my nonsensical ramblings.
     
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    I'd like to think that sometime, maybe 10 or 20 years from now, there'd be something I could laugh at... Anything.....



    (Will someone please throw out a banana peel!) :banana:
     
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    How about organizing HTF "meets" like the one recently held in L.A.? Would be great to meet enthusiasts in person and put faces to usernames :)
     
  8. Moe Dickstein

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    Gee, do you think there would be enough members in the Tri-State area for that?
     
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    I was a senior in high school when I first saw MW roadshow release in San Diego. I am sure other baby boomers remember going to one of these reserved seats events we dressed up with coat and ties just like going to an opera, concert or Broadway show. Since we pre-bought our tickets and picked out what row and seat we wanted, we didn't have the hassle of finding good seats when entering the theater. As I remember we could get layouts of the seats and when I made reservations, they were always for the choice middle seats and if they were taken, I would reserve for a later date. Our family mostly went to the 8:00 pm showing and would make a night of it, with dinner at a fairly upscale eatery. We made sure we were in our seats for the Overture and stayed seated until the exit music was finished. I sent my pop out for snacks at intermission. Those memories will always be with me.
     
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    Are you suggesting the film nuts are all on the West Coast? :P

    Even if it's a small group of 10 or so people it would still be cool to meet people who post on here.
     
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    Seems like the great majority of us are, in fact, on the East Coast, judging by how dead it gets in here at night when I'm still rarin' to go and would expect plenty of activity from those in the western states. That's just anecdotal evidence, of course, so refute away! :)
     
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    One word: Scooterpalooza! :laugh:
     
  13. Moe Dickstein

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    I guess sarcasm is a lost art along with carbon-arc projection
     
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    Thought you are to young to remember carbon arc projection.
     
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    No, I recognized the sarcasm, hence the winky emoticon. in other news...
     
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    I am - I read about it in books!
     
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    Well it was a beautiful sight. I started in the exhibition business right at the switch over from Carbon Arc to Xenon Lamps. I still miss the sound when the lamp house is struck. Now with digital, that sound will be gone for good.
     
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    Being also a 60 something geezer, I remember waiting in lines that went around the block of the Radio City Music Hall to see live entertainment and a movie.

    Here in Hartford, CT we had the Loew’s Poli, the Poli Palace, Strand, Allyn, E. M. Loew’s and Colonial (AKA Cinerama) and many more movie palaces. All gone.
     
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    Criterion Collection home page lists IAMMMMW as a January title!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Read more..." does not yet show any new info.
     
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    [*] SPOTLIGHT January Titles!Michael Mann’s Thief (right), Stanley Kramer’s It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Terence Davies’s The Long Day Closes, Aki Kaurismäki’s La vie de bohème, new editions of Rififi andThrone of Blood, and our fortieth Eclipse set: Late Ray. What a start for 2014!
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