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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Bailey

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Posted June 12 2004 - 12:01 PM

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 of 10 OFFLINE   Haggai

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Posted June 12 2004 - 12:08 PM

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

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The original Criterion edition of Fritz Lang's groundbreaking suspense masterwork M was taken out of print early this year to make room for an all new DVD edition of the film, slated for release late in 2004. The upcoming re-release of M will feature a pristine transfer from newly restored film elements, as well as a host of new special features. Keep an eye on the Criterion website for news and updates on this release.


#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Jeff Adkins

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Posted June 12 2004 - 12:31 PM

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 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Bailey

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Posted June 12 2004 - 01:51 PM

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

#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Joseph S

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Posted June 12 2004 - 04:10 PM

Thanks for the tip. Got to ensure you have all the OOP #s so that you can complete the collection. Posted Image

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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Sebastian_A

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Posted June 12 2004 - 08:21 PM

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?

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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   MatthewLouwrens

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Posted June 12 2004 - 09:57 PM

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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?
I believe the new Charade and Beauty And The Beast discs both retained their original spine number, so that's a pretty good indication.
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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted June 12 2004 - 10:21 PM

Seven Samurai also retained its spine number.
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#9 of 10 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted June 13 2004 - 02:33 AM

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

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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Derek_McL

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Posted June 13 2004 - 05:57 AM

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....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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