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Criterion Blu-ray titles!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Brandon Conway, May 7, 2008.

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  1. JohnMor

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    Russell, face it... you are "sad" and "strange" and I should never interact with people. :rolling-smiley:
     
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    It's perfectly normal for me to be more interested in the Herschel Gordon Lewis films over the Cassevettes :P
     
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    Many people are genre driven, some are period or era driven, some aren't crazy about musicals, others wince at "relevant" political dramas with a "touch" of "edgy" romance, several might be jumping up and down with pleasure if some rare silent film or Hollywood classic had been announced. A good many may know just by eyeballing and reading up on the film that they probably won't like it. I do think that Criterion could mix it all up a bit better these days. It's been unusual for me, like others here, not to be able to find anything I'm excited about in the recent offerings. Now, UK Eureka, well that's a different story.
     
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    I've got pretty eclectic tastes myself, but I agree with Ed that there are just some movies that tickle my fancy more than others.

    One thing he forgot to mention is that sometimes, star power can come into play in generating personal interest. I've never seen All That Jazz, though Roy Scheider being in it is what got me to decide to check it out. Though the Bob Fosse factor would have likely convinced me to check it out.
     
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    We've been trying to make Russell understand that for years. :D

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    Members: Let's move on from this recent discussion and, rather, continue to discuss the upcoming Criterion Blu releases.

    Thanks. :thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    I think the 'All that Jazz' scene when girlfriend and daughter descend the stairs together to serenade the Fosse character is just one of the great scenes in cinema. Love it to death and now i'll have the Criterion!
     
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    "It's Show Time, folks!""I just wish you weren't so generous with your punks"(in-joke for those following the West Side Story thread)."A great entertainer, a great humanitarian, and my dear, dear friend for __ years."
     
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    I'm really happy for these new Criterion releases, but I'm a little confused on the formatting... I recall getting an email from them earlier in the year (or perhaps late last year), where they explained that they were switching to Dual Format releases for all titles to save on manufacturing and printing costs, and that there would be no more Blu-ray only and no more DVD only releases from now on. And yet, we're now seeing with these releases that a lot of them are coming as both Blu-ray Dual Format combos and DVD only. It just seems like they made a lot of fuss about switching to exclusively Dual Format releases and then have done the opposite of what they said they were going to do.

    Or did I misread the whole thing?
     
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    ^ That's what they said but it apparently didn't work out the way they wanted.
     
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    At least I'm not going crazy.. thanks for confirming, Travis.

    I'm not really thrilled about the current Blu-ray + DVD combo format as they've done it. I admit I only have one of them (Fantastic Mr. Fox) and while I like all of the content that's on it, the box is hugely wide for a Blu-ray, and the cardboard is pretty flimsy. But I guess it is what it is. The prices don't seem to be noticeably higher because of it, hopefully the Fantastic Mr. Fox packaging was more of a one-off than a new standard for them.

    This is, of course, incredibly nitpicky of me. Almost embarrassingly so!
     
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    Trivia: Scheider was the third choice for the part after both Paul Newman and Richard Dreyfuss turned the part down. Newman later went on record regretting the decision saying that on paper All That Jazz didn't look like much of a film but he should have realized that Fosse's style and visuals would have elevated the film into something special.
     
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    Wow. Could never imagine Dreyfuss or Newman being in that role.

    Roy Scheider is perfect as Joe Gideon.
     
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    Dreyfuss maybe not, but Newman could pull that role off.
     
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    Reputedly, Dreyfuss actually accepted the part but changed his mind before filming began.

    Pages and pages could be written about actors who turned down projects that became huge successes. For example, Pretty Woman was Julia Roberts' breakthrough success and made her a megastar. But only after Molly Ringwald, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Daryl Hannah said no to the role.
     
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    And in the facial hair and make-up, he even resembles Fosse which Dreyfuss and especially Newman clearly do not.
     
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    Exactly. Didn't know that about the other two, and can't imagine either of them, or anyone else, in the role.
     
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    Here's a brief clip of Scheider discussing Dreyfus:
     
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    I don't think Bob Fosse's looks were known enough to affect the casting.
     
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    The newest Criterion newsletter is out and the cartoon hint has a cowboy hat resting on a jar of Mayonaise.

    It must be a western, but... I can't venture a guess.
    hatmayo.jpg
     

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