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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted May 19 2006 - 02:31 AM

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#2 of 23 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted May 19 2006 - 02:35 AM

Also, these bunch are listed as Coming Soon, all for August:

The Bakery Girl of Monceau
Suzanne's Career
La Collectionneuse
My Night at Maud's
Claire's Knee
Love in the Afternoon
Six Moral Tales (collecting all of the above)
Kicking and Screaming
Seduced and Abandoned

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#3 of 23 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted May 19 2006 - 02:41 AM

#342, Six Moral Tales:


#4 of 23 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted May 19 2006 - 02:45 AM

Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow. That Rohmer set with those extras (I've never seen the shorts listed and never thought I'd be able to) sounds amazing. And then you have KICKING AND SCREAMING. Another one I've been waiting for. One of my favorite films of the 90's. THANK YOU CRITERION!!!!!!

#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Stephen Brooks

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Posted May 19 2006 - 04:04 AM

The headline on The Digital Bits that said "Criterion unveils its new look and Hearts of Darkness" made it sound like Criterion was releasing Hearts of Darkness. But it was two seperate stories. Oh well.
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#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted May 19 2006 - 04:27 AM

So correct me if I'm wrong but the geneology is like this. 1984-1993: Criterion Gatefold 1993-1999: Eye-C 1999-2006: White line 2006-: Tilted-C

#7 of 23 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted May 19 2006 - 09:04 AM

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#8 of 23 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted May 19 2006 - 09:06 AM

I gotta say, I'm obviously still not used to the absence of the line and I'm not sure what I think of the new "file" style, but the SMT boxset looks fucking AMAZING.

#9 of 23 OFFLINE   Douglas Bailey

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Posted May 19 2006 - 10:49 AM

My only real gripe with the new look is that by putting the tilted-C logo in the exact same spot on all covers, they end up covering some artwork with it (look at the Six Moral Tales box cover for an example). I'd almost rather they kept that logo off the front covers - making do with the "file tabs" at the left edge - and just used it at the top of the spine instead...
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#10 of 23 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted May 19 2006 - 11:30 AM

The new look is fantastic! Looks more literary, which is expected for Criterion.

#11 of 23 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted May 20 2006 - 01:12 PM

It'll take some getting used to. Taking a look at the "Seduced and Abandoned" cover, it looked too comic-booky, but that may be due to the cover being drawn by Mike Allred. So I guess "literary" fits it better. In that case, it's not too bad, but as mentioned, it does obstuct the guy's face on the box cover of "Six Moral Tales".
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#12 of 23 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted May 23 2006 - 09:32 AM

Weird, I thought there'd be more discussion (and hair-pulling)...

#13 of 23 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted May 23 2006 - 10:03 AM

Awesome!! Too bad they can't redesign their price struture too... Than I'd be able to afford every single one of these.

#14 of 23 OFFLINE   Simon Caleb

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Posted May 23 2006 - 12:37 PM

I do like the new redesign. But I wish they'd release something I'm interested in...for example Alan Rudolph's stunning "Welcome to L.A", "Remember my Name", "Made in Heaven" and "Trouble in Mind". All American independant classics in my mind.
It's a 'need to know' situation, Paramount need to know we want F13th 2-8's restored and uncensored. No amount of talking head extras will do.

#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Jesse Brickzin

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Posted May 23 2006 - 02:23 PM

Nice...Looks great!! That Rohmer set looks Awesome.

#16 of 23 OFFLINE   Kevin M

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Posted May 24 2006 - 01:31 AM

Well I guess I'm the party pooper here as I don't dig the new tilted "C" look very much......in time it might grow on me I suppose but for the time being...feh. What do the spines look like?
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#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted May 24 2006 - 02:33 AM

Looking at them again, I have to say these are beautiful covers. I'm not one to even care about that sort of thing, yet the Rohmer covers look amazing. Like book covers. I especially like how they aren't using the old LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON cover which totally gave the wrong impression of the film. And the quotes on the KICKING AND SCREAMING cover, love them.

#18 of 23 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted May 25 2006 - 12:47 AM

isn't 7 samurai supposed to be re-released w/newer HD transfer? i have the first copy of the DVD (which is pretty good already).

#19 of 23 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted May 25 2006 - 01:37 AM

Not a fan of the new design...the cover of the Rohmer box set looks like the elements were just thrown on without any rhyme or reason....and having the titlted C obscuring the man's face on the upper left corner makes it look very amateurish. That being said, I'll still buy their stuff, cover design is a minor issue in the scheme of things.

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Posted May 25 2006 - 03:57 AM






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