Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

Criterion Blu-ray titles!

Criterion

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
2596 replies to this topic

#2161 of 2597 OFFLINE   JohnMor

JohnMor

    Producer



  • 3,428 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 06 2004
  • Real Name:John Moreland
  • LocationLos Angeles, CA

Posted May 16 2014 - 01:38 PM

Russell, face it... you are "sad" and "strange" and I should never interact with people.  :rolling-smiley:  


  • Mike Frezon likes this

#2162 of 2597 OFFLINE   Russell G

Russell G

    Fake Shemp



  • 9,989 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 20 2002
  • Real Name:Russell
  • LocationDeadmonton

Posted May 16 2014 - 01:43 PM

Russell, face it... you are "sad" and "strange" and I should never interact with people.  :rolling-smiley:  

 

It's perfectly normal for me to be more interested in the Herschel Gordon Lewis films over the Cassevettes :P



#2163 of 2597 OFFLINE   Ed Lachmann

Ed Lachmann

    Supporting Actor



  • 572 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 17 2011

Posted May 16 2014 - 03:03 PM

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.


  • Persianimmortal likes this

#2164 of 2597 OFFLINE   JoHud

JoHud

    Screenwriter



  • 2,707 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 11 2007
  • Real Name:Joe Hudak

Posted May 16 2014 - 03:24 PM

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.


  • ahollis likes this

#2165 of 2597 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

Mike Frezon

    Studio Mogul



  • 29,873 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 09 2001
  • LocationRensselaer, NY

Posted May 16 2014 - 04:27 PM

Russell, face it... you are "sad" and "strange" and I should never interact with people.  :rolling-smiley:  

 

We've been trying to make Russell understand that for years.  :biggrin:

 

==================

 

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

 

Thanks.  :thumbs-up-smiley:


  • JohnMor likes this

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


HTF Rules | HTF Mission Statement | Father of the Bride

Dieting with my Dog & Heart to Heart/Hand in Paw by Peggy Frezon


#2166 of 2597 OFFLINE   AnthonyClarke

AnthonyClarke

    Screenwriter



  • 1,004 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 13 2010
  • Real Name:Anthony
  • LocationWoodend Victoria Australia

Posted May 16 2014 - 04:32 PM

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!


  • Mike Frezon and ahollis like this

#2167 of 2597 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

Mike Frezon

    Studio Mogul



  • 29,873 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 09 2001
  • LocationRensselaer, NY

Posted May 16 2014 - 04:37 PM


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


HTF Rules | HTF Mission Statement | Father of the Bride

Dieting with my Dog & Heart to Heart/Hand in Paw by Peggy Frezon


#2168 of 2597 OFFLINE   David Weicker

David Weicker

    Screenwriter



  • 1,654 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 26 2005
  • Real Name:David

Posted May 16 2014 - 06:36 PM

"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."
  • ahollis likes this

#2169 of 2597 ONLINE   Josh Steinberg

Josh Steinberg

    Screenwriter



  • 2,630 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 10 2003
  • Real Name:Josh Steinberg

Posted May 17 2014 - 05:03 PM

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?



#2170 of 2597 OFFLINE   TravisR

TravisR

    Studio Mogul



  • 22,191 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 15 2004
  • LocationThe basement of the FBI building

Posted May 17 2014 - 06:28 PM

^ That's what they said but it apparently didn't work out the way they wanted.



#2171 of 2597 ONLINE   Josh Steinberg

Josh Steinberg

    Screenwriter



  • 2,630 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 10 2003
  • Real Name:Josh Steinberg

Posted May 17 2014 - 06:59 PM

^ That's what they said but it apparently didn't work out the way they wanted.

 

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!



#2172 of 2597 OFFLINE   Thomas T

Thomas T

    Screenwriter



  • 2,291 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 30 2001

Posted May 17 2014 - 09:12 PM

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.

 

 I've never seen All That Jazz, though Roy Scheider being in it is what got me to decide to check it out.  

 

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. 


  • JoHud likes this

#2173 of 2597 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

Ronald Epstein

    Studio Mogul



  • 40,284 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 1997

Posted May 17 2014 - 10:38 PM

Wow.  Could never imagine Dreyfuss or Newman being in that role.

 

Roy Scheider is perfect as Joe Gideon.


 

Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner

 

 Click Here for the latest/hottest Blu-ray Preorders  Click Here for our complete Blu-ray review archive

 Click Here for our complete 3D Blu-ray review archive Click Here for our complete DVD review archive

 Click Here for Blu-Ray Preorder Release Schedule  Click Here for forum posting rules and regulations


#2174 of 2597 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford

    Moderator



  • 24,882 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 09 1998
  • Real Name:Robert
  • LocationMichigan

Posted May 18 2014 - 01:43 AM

Wow.  Could never imagine Dreyfuss or Newman being in that role.

 

Roy Scheider is perfect as Joe Gideon.

Dreyfuss maybe not, but Newman could pull that role off.


  • Moe Dickstein likes this

Crawdaddy

 

Blu-ray Preorder Schedule

 


#2175 of 2597 OFFLINE   Thomas T

Thomas T

    Screenwriter



  • 2,291 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 30 2001

Posted May 18 2014 - 02:14 AM

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.



#2176 of 2597 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

Matt Hough

    Executive Producer



  • 11,477 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 24 2006
  • LocationCharlotte, NC

Posted May 18 2014 - 04:19 AM

Wow.  Could never imagine Dreyfuss or Newman being in that role.

 

Roy Scheider is perfect as Joe Gideon.

 

And in the facial hair and make-up, he even resembles Fosse which Dreyfuss and especially Newman clearly do not.



#2177 of 2597 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

Charles Smith

    Extremely Talented Member



  • 4,245 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 27 2007
  • LocationNor'east

Posted May 18 2014 - 06:53 AM

And in the facial hair and make-up, he even resembles Fosse which Dreyfuss and especially Newman clearly do not.

 

Exactly.  Didn't know that about the other two, and can't imagine either of them, or anyone else, in the role.



#2178 of 2597 OFFLINE   Peter Apruzzese

Peter Apruzzese

    Screenwriter



  • 2,627 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 20 1999
  • Real Name:Peter Apruzzese

Posted May 18 2014 - 07:12 AM

Here's a brief clip of Scheider discussing Dreyfus:


  • AnthonyClarke likes this
"What we're fighting for, in the end...we're fighting for each other." - Col. Joshua Chamberlain in "Gettysburg"

 


#2179 of 2597 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford

    Moderator



  • 24,882 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 09 1998
  • Real Name:Robert
  • LocationMichigan

Posted May 18 2014 - 09:31 AM

And in the facial hair and make-up, he even resembles Fosse which Dreyfuss and especially Newman clearly do not.

I don't think Bob Fosse's looks were known enough to affect the casting.  


Crawdaddy

 

Blu-ray Preorder Schedule

 


#2180 of 2597 OFFLINE   battlebeast

battlebeast

    Supporting Actor



  • 757 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 10 2010
  • Real Name:Warren
  • LocationEdmonton, Alberta

Posted May 29 2014 - 11:44 AM

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


I recently watched all 485 Best pictures (plus about 10 others films) in 365 days! www.oscarmovs.com





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Criterion

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users