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Criterion to release Huston's 'Under the Volcano' & 'Robinson Crusoe on Mars' 2007


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#1 of 40 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted December 13 2006 - 10:08 PM

From Criterion, here:

"...we’re already looking forward to what 2007 will bring. There are many treasures in store for the new year, including some of our latest acquisitions, such as John Huston’s Under the Volcano, and titles from our laserdisc days, like Robinson Crusoe on Mars."
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#2 of 40 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted December 13 2006 - 11:06 PM

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttt??? ???????????


Robinson Crusoe on Mars?


Robinson Crusoe on Mars?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Fantastic news!!!!
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#3 of 40 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted December 14 2006 - 12:07 AM

Awesome news about Robinson Crusoe on Mars.

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#4 of 40 OFFLINE   Bill Huelbig

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Posted December 14 2006 - 12:45 AM

One more Holy Grail release gets checked off the list. Thank you, Criterion! I thought we'd never see "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" on DVD.

#5 of 40 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted December 14 2006 - 12:49 AM

O_O.

So Paramount's on board now?

#6 of 40 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted December 14 2006 - 01:34 AM

Hey, Criterion- let's get Paul Mantee to do a commentary for the disc!
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#7 of 40 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted December 14 2006 - 02:59 AM

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Hey, Criterion- let's get Paul Mantee to do a commentary for the disc!
He's on the existing laserdisc commentary.

#8 of 40 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted December 14 2006 - 03:36 AM

Perhaps during the past few years Paramount has been sitting on RCOM because there were talks between them and Criterion to negotiate the rights of the LD materials to release on DVD.

#9 of 40 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted December 14 2006 - 03:55 AM

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Perhaps during the past few years Paramount has been sitting on RCOM because there were talks between them and Criterion to negotiate the rights of the LD materials to release on DVD.
Shame they didn't bother to try getting Criterion's It's A Wonderful Life commentary then.

#10 of 40 OFFLINE   ted:r

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Posted December 14 2006 - 05:19 AM

I seem to be a minority, but I'm happy for "Under The Volcano", a film I've long wanted to see.

It would be grand if Criterion could get their hands on the other missing Hustons: The Dead, All 3 war documentaries, Freud, Wise Blood, and, of course, The African Queen...

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#11 of 40 OFFLINE   John Hodson

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Posted December 14 2006 - 05:23 AM

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I seem to be a minority...

No, you aren't Posted Image The more Huston on DVD, the better - keep dreaming...
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#12 of 40 OFFLINE   Jonathan Peterson

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Posted December 14 2006 - 05:54 AM

Oh man, this is awesome news about RCOM!!! This is the last of my most wanted films to be released. Excellent!!!

#13 of 40 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted December 14 2006 - 06:33 AM

It's about time for RCOM! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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#14 of 40 OFFLINE   Gordon McMurphy

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Posted December 14 2006 - 07:04 AM

I heard rumblings of a Criterion of Crusoe, but I sceptical - great to have a solid confirmation. Being a huge Huston and Burton fan, having a Criterion of the flawed but incredibly fascinating Under the Volcano was something I never thought I'd see - brilliant news!

#15 of 40 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted December 14 2006 - 07:18 AM

So, after all these years and after all the double-talk from Paramount, we see that it is The Criterion Collection that will be releasing Robinson Crusoe on Mars. Finally.

#16 of 40 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted December 14 2006 - 08:23 AM

Maybe I will see my dream of a Criterion Koyaanisqatsi fulfilled within my lifetime if these announcements keep comming.

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Posted December 14 2006 - 09:40 AM

Great news about Robinson Crusoe..., thanks, John!

I missed out on the laserdisc, and have been waiting impatiently for more than a decade for a decent copy in its original ratio!

#18 of 40 OFFLINE   Sean Campbell

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Posted December 14 2006 - 10:08 AM

Fantastic news about RCOM - haven't seen it for about 20 years.

#19 of 40 OFFLINE   Mark_TS

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Posted December 14 2006 - 10:15 AM

There may be even more good news in 2007:
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Jules and Jim and Walkabout Back on the Big Screen
New 35mm prints of two classic Janus films, struck on the occasion of the company’s fiftieth anniversary, are being given weeklong runs this month at New York’s Film Forum. First, starting on Friday, December 15, enjoy François Truffaut’s definitive love triangle classic Jules and Jim, and then, starting on Friday, December 22, catch the stunning widescreen vistas of Nicolas Roeg’s outback adventure Walkabout. Go to Film Forum’s website for showtimes and other details.
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Would love to see a restored, 16x9 enhanced reissue of Walkabout
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#20 of 40 OFFLINE   Rodney

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Posted December 14 2006 - 10:21 AM

Oh YEAH! Robinson Crusoe On Mars! What great news!
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