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Criterion Press Release: American Cinema's Boldest Classics 6-Disc Set (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 14 Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 16 2010 - 11:01 AM

 


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#2 of 14 BethHarrison

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Posted August 16 2010 - 02:56 PM

For me this set will be worth it for just Five Easy Pieces, The King of Marvin Gardens and The Last Picture Show. I don't really care much for Easy Rider, but I am looking forward to watching the other films. I thought it would take 10 years for The King of Marvin Gardens to be released on Blu-ray, so this is a real treat.



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Posted August 17 2010 - 01:30 AM

I have HEAD, EASY RIDER, FIVE EASY PIECES, and THE LAST PICTURE SHOW twice.  But I am all over this set since it is in Blu-ray.  I would have picked it up in SDVD just for the upgrade you will get on HEAD and the three other films that have not been released, but the THE LAST PICTURE SHOW in Blu-ray. it just can not get any better.  And knowing what Criterion and Sony will do for this set is unimaginable. I do not consider any of this a double dip.


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#4 of 14 GMpasqua

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Posted August 17 2010 - 05:13 AM

All I really want is "The Last Picture Show"  - will these blu-rays be available separately at some point? Does Criterion do that?



#5 of 14 Adam_S

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Posted August 17 2010 - 08:25 AM

according to the hearsay from the criterion forum, criterion was only allowed to license the batch if they were only released in a box set and not released individually. so it is doubtful it will be available separately.   Enterprising Ebayers will undoubtedly unbox the set, but your best chance at buying them separate may be catching it used on netflix.


 

#6 of 14 Douglas_H

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Posted August 17 2010 - 10:09 AM

Well this just absolutely bites.

Seriously, NONE of the other films in this set are even remotely on the level of TLPS.

And before I get flamed by the 10 members who think Marvin Gardens or HEAD or 5EP is the pinnacle of American Cinema,

I understand that each of these films has its adherents but face it, no matter what you or I think of these films,

TLPS is the raison d'etre of this set.

Easy Rider has already been released and didn't sell squat and if the rest of them were released on their own they wouldn't sell squat either.

People will be buying this for TLPS and ebaying one or more of the rest not the other way around.

Unfortunately, I think Criterion is going to lose their a$$ on this set.

Of course I could be totally wrong



#7 of 14 Stephen_J_H

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Posted August 17 2010 - 10:25 AM



Originally Posted by Douglas_H 

People will be buying this for TLPS and ebaying one or more of the rest not the other way around.

 


That will entirely depend on how Criterion packages them. If they're wise (and Criterion have shown temselves to be that in the past), they'll package this set either in a 6-disc multibox or a digipak with card sleeve so that titles are not easily sold off separately.
 


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Posted August 17 2010 - 10:26 AM

Hmmm; I just may buy two...

 

Really, really looking forward to this.


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Posted August 17 2010 - 10:55 AM

Does this mean SONY will issued TLPS at some later on their own Blu-ray label?

Criterion may have had to license all the films together (that would make sense) But can't understand why they would have to sell them all together?

 

 

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#10 of 14 Brandon Conway

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Posted August 17 2010 - 11:11 AM



Originally Posted by GMpasqua 

Does this mean SONY will issued TLPS at some later on their own Blu-ray label?

Criterion may have had to license all the films together (that would make sense) But can't understand why they would have to sell them all together?


I imagine that'll be the case - that down the road Sony will release it individually.


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Posted August 17 2010 - 11:44 AM

I've really been looking forward to this set.  It should be amazing with BOTH Sony and Criterion involved.



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Posted August 17 2010 - 02:27 PM

Looks like a nice box, but the "America's Boldest Classics" header is a tad pompous. Without Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie, this box feels incomplete and the title unearned. Sorry to thread-crap, I just don't see anything in this box worth double-dipping for...



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Posted August 17 2010 - 02:57 PM

Another reason that I am looking forward to this set, besides TLPS are the extras concerning BBS Productions and Bob Rafelson.  This collection is a great honor to that small and short lived, but very influential company and how it re-invented films for the 70's.

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Posted August 17 2010 - 04:00 PM



Originally Posted by Stephen_J_H 




That will entirely depend on how Criterion packages them. If they're wise (and Criterion have shown temselves to be that in the past), they'll package this set either in a 6-disc multibox or a digipak with card sleeve so that titles are not easily sold off separately.
 

  Considering there are seven films in this set and it contains six discs, at least one of the discs is going to contain a double feature. I'm betting on digipak for this.
 






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