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#1421 of 2644 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted February 26 2013 - 06:18 AM

The only one I wanted that I didn't already own was On the Waterfront, so I threw in Ministry of Fear. I don't think I saved any money, but it'll whittle down what I'll end up buying during the B&N summer sale.

#1422 of 2644 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted February 26 2013 - 06:53 AM

Wow, On the Waterfront and Sansho backordered already, and I had to hold on until now to order. Lame. Looks like I missed out on this one. Just gonna wait for B&N summer sale I guess.


"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted February 26 2013 - 07:07 AM

I was able to complete my Criterion collection today. I ordered just before noon CST and the order was accepted. I only missed out on the blu upgrade of Ivan's Childhood (I already have the SD), so I'll pick it up on the next B&N sale. Thanks, fellow posters!

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Posted February 26 2013 - 07:42 AM

Thanks for the tip (well, I thank you--my wallet, not so much). Picked up 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Ride with the Devil, Anatomy of a Murder and Stagecoach. It's been quite the Criterion kick for me lately. Recently grabbed two Chaplins, Man Who Knew Too Much, Thin Red Line and Playtime on BD, plus found Spellbound, Notorious and Rebecca on DVD for reasonable price (have the BDs of the last three but I wanted the extras from the Criterion sets--I don't normally hunt down extras unless they are useful for a class but Hitchcock is my favourite director and I'm always on the lookout for good material on his films).
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Posted February 26 2013 - 08:42 AM

Got ON THE WATERFRONT, TWO-LANE BLACKTOP and ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS.

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Posted February 26 2013 - 08:47 AM

I'm kinda surprised that On the Waterfront is so popular, but then I shouldn't be I guess ha ha. The massive March wave of Criterion was the only wave to show up on Amazon.ca at a decent price before going up to $41 cdn per title so I got all those on pre-order. This all adds up to March being a pretty big Criterion month for me. I think I'm caught up on the titles I really wanted.


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#1427 of 2644 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted February 26 2013 - 09:01 AM

No, it doesn't, but sometimes you get to take a breather.  Not lately, though.



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Posted February 26 2013 - 12:13 PM

No, it doesn't, but sometimes you get to take a breather.  Not lately, though.

Not if you collect every spine lol. I just did another order for 3 more - was going to get Sansho but it's gone so I got Summer Interlude, Summer with Monika and Bottle Rocket. Will be a nice day when I only have to keep up with new ones lol
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#1429 of 2644 OFFLINE   Richard M S

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Posted February 26 2013 - 12:56 PM

Oh bummer, I missed out on ON THE WATERFRONT and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. I will wait until the B and N summer sale to place an order, any savings would be taken by the shipping costs since my order would otherwise not exceed $50.

#1430 of 2644 OFFLINE   Moe Dickstein

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Posted February 26 2013 - 01:08 PM

I get by that by ordering one more movie lol
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#1431 of 2644 OFFLINE   Derrick King

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Posted March 14 2013 - 06:20 AM

Confirmation that Janus Films/Criterion has THE BROOD (and even though it isn't mentioned, SCANNERS)

She just finished watching a recent Janus acquisition, David Cronenberg’s early horror masterpiece The Brood — she had to angle her laptop on a recent flight so it wouldn’t disturb the attendants — and helped arrange the uploading of Janus’ 800-film collection to Hulu Plus.

That article also mentions that Janus is working on a Jacques Demy retrospective

#1432 of 2644 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted March 14 2013 - 06:44 AM

Originally Posted by Derrick King 

That article also mentions that Janus is working on a Jacques Demy retrospective


And since they mention it by name they more than likely picked up The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which would be amazing.


"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#1433 of 2644 OFFLINE   Moe Dickstein

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Posted March 14 2013 - 04:33 PM

In reading that they seemed careful to word it so as not to say that Umbrellas was one of the titles, just using it to identify the director...
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#1434 of 2644 OFFLINE   David Weicker

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Posted March 14 2013 - 05:04 PM

I'm curious. Does Janus, which distributes to multiple avenues (theatrical, broadcast, and home-video) acquiring a title, mean that Criterion has the rights to sell the DVD/Blu-Ray? I thought Janus was the parent company, and Criterion was one arm of the company. Are there cases where Janus has certain rights but not all rights? David

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Posted March 15 2013 - 01:54 AM

I'm curious. Does Janus, which distributes to multiple avenues (theatrical, broadcast, and home-video) acquiring a title, mean that Criterion has the rights to sell the DVD/Blu-Ray? I thought Janus was the parent company, and Criterion was one arm of the company. Are there cases where Janus has certain rights but not all rights? David

Typically Janis has complete control of what they have in their catalog. It's just that back in the VHS and laser days they used to sublicense to other companies like Embassy, Kino, and even Sony to get their stuff out.

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Posted March 15 2013 - 03:40 AM

Gents,


As our site will be moving for the next few days, we will not be posting the
Criterion Press Releases that usually arrive today.


Most likely those press releases will go up Sunday or Monday.


In the meantime, you can find out what Criterion will be announcing today

directly from their website.


 

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Posted March 27 2013 - 01:12 PM

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Posted March 27 2013 - 01:17 PM

I'm at a loss on this one.

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Posted March 27 2013 - 01:20 PM

Frances Ha apparantly.



#1440 of 2644 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted March 27 2013 - 01:24 PM

Frances Ha apparantly.

I don't know what that means. :(





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