Criterion's M is now oop

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  1. Michael Bailey

    Michael Bailey Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw this on the Criterion web site but had not heard about it before. I also did a search in this forum and did not find anything. There are copies are still available online. Does anyone know something else about this?
     
  2. Haggai

    Haggai Producer

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    Don't bother searching for that DVD, Michael. From Criterion's website:

     
  3. Jeff Adkins

    Jeff Adkins Screenwriter

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    The restoration has been out for awhile now in Europe and its a marked improvement over that old laserdisc transfer that Criterion was selling.
     
  4. Michael Bailey

    Michael Bailey Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the info. Glad I didnt pull the trigger too soon!
     
  5. Joseph S

    Joseph S Cinematographer

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    Thanks for the tip. Got to ensure you have all the OOP #s so that you can complete the collection. [​IMG]

    I sold off this and a bunch of others a few years ago to buy a HDTV, but I do eventually plan to reassemble the collection in the future. The good ole days netted Salo for stashed backup copies of 14.99 Little Shop of Horrors and 23.99 Hard Boiled. The Killer was available for a 23.99 Spinal Tap.
     
  6. Sebastian_A

    Sebastian_A Stunt Coordinator

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    Will the spine number remain the same? I.e., can I go ahead and sell my not-so-good-looking copy of Criterion's first edition?

    S
     
  7. MatthewLouwrens

    MatthewLouwrens Producer

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    I believe the new Charade and Beauty And The Beast discs both retained their original spine number, so that's a pretty good indication.
     
  8. Dan Rudolph

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    Seven Samurai also retained its spine number.
     
  9. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    does anybody have an idea when the new M will be out ?

    cheers
     
  10. Derek_McL

    Derek_McL Second Unit

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    No need to wait for Criterion Oscar. There is apparently an excellent edition from Eureka in the UK though I haven't bought it yet its got excellent reviews around the web, try DVD Times here http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=5507. This is probably the restored version Criterion are releasing later in the year. Eureka used to be a bit of a hit and miss company but they have really been doing great things for fans of the silents/ early talkies in the last year. I've got their edition of Sunrise which has wonderful menus and I also love their edition of Murnau's Faust (a great film if you like Sunrise). I'm hoping to get The Last Laugh and Dr Mabuse the Gambler (more complete than the Region 1)soon too.
     

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