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May Criterion Releases

Discussion in 'DVD' started by ChristianB, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. ChristianB

    ChristianB Stunt Coordinator

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    May 10

    Burden Of Dreams
    Les Blank's extraordinary documentary about the making of Werner Herzog's epic film Fitzcarraldo details the desperate conditions of the production and how real-life events sometimes mirrored the plot of the film, which is about a mad plan to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Fighting the weather, morale problems, the loss of two major cast members, and even a war between Peru and Ecuador, Herzog and crew struggle to complete the film.

    Hoop Dreams
    The stirring true story of two ordinary inner-city kids who dare to dream the impossible - professional basketball glory. Filmed over a five-year period, Hoop Dreams follows young Arthur Agee and William Gates on their odysseys to overcome not only the harsh realities of the Chicago streets but also all the complexities and competitiveness of scholastic athletics in America. This award-winning, critically acclaimed documentary is making its DVD debut.

    May 24

    The Phantom Of Liberty
    Director Luis Buñuel’s anarchic comedy of non-sequiturs moves from constantly interrupted highlight to highlight: the elegant soirée with guests seated on gleaming toilet bowls, one man excusing himself to use the dining room; hard-drinking, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips; a leather-clad maîtresse whipping a bourgeois businessman; a missing little girl who provides helpful tips to the cops searching for her; and a police crackdown at the zoo bringing everything full circle: “Long live chains!”

    Christian
     
  2. Prentice Cotham

    Prentice Cotham Supporting Actor

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    Hoop Dreams finally
     
  3. Anthony Wolfe

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    LOL, that's what I said as I read that, and there is not a more fitting way to release than on Criterion. That's awesome, can't wait.
     
  4. Brook K

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    Great to finally see Hoop Dreams and some new Bunuel.
     
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    Oh, my! Yes!

    Absolutely awesome news.
     
  6. Jesse Blough

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    I'm interested in Burden Of Dreams... I love Fitzcarraldo.
     
  7. Rich Malloy

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    Talk about hitting three homers in a row... and only the Bunuel was expected!
     
  8. Mario Gauci

    Mario Gauci Screenwriter

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    Christian,

    I nearly shat my pants when I read that one of my favorite of all films, THE PHANTOM OF LIBERTY (1974), has finally been given a release date after being long-rumored as a Criterion DVD - and getting BURDEN OF DREAMS (1982) in the same month is sweet too...but would you mind telling me where you've got the info from???
     
  9. ChristianB

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    Can't really say but I have my sources [​IMG]
     
  10. Ike

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    I didn't know the Bunuel was coming, and I must say that I am psyched. I was all prepared to get the box set that is coming out in Region 2, containing 2 other films I already have, just to get Phantom of Liberty. Looking forward to Hoop Dreams too. Killer month for Criterion.
     
  11. Deepak Shenoy

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    Phantom of Liberty ?! Yes !! Finally !! I've been waiting for this one for a long time.

    -D
     
  12. Craig S

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    Hoop Dreams!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It's about time!

    This film should be shown to every young person involved in competitive athletics in every high school in America.
     
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    Darn, I was hoping to see Late Spring released, considering that May is late spring time of year. [​IMG] I wonder what Ozu criterionhas in store for us this year?
     
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    Me too. But it is rumored that Criterion will release other Ozus (The Only Son) before they release Late Spring.
     
  16. ZacharyTait

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    Awesome! Finally, I can own Hoop Dreams on DVD. I've caught it a couple of times in the past two months on cable and it never fails to fascinate. Truly, one of the best documentaries ever made.

    This Criterion will be mine! [​IMG]
     
  17. Jay E

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    Burden of Dreams & Phantom of Liberty are definite buys for me!
     
  18. ChristianB

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    And for Wes Anderson fans, I heard that The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou will be a Criterion DVD, just like The Royal Tenenbaums.

    Christian
     
  19. Ike

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    When is Zissou supposed to arrive? The set would be complete if they would just do Bottle Rocket.
     
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    how long I have dreamed for that day to come...
     

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