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Criterion Press Release: Blowout (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 14 2011 - 11:22 PM

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#2 of 21 OFFLINE   Felix Martinez

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Posted January 15 2011 - 04:17 AM

That is just unbelievably awesome!  However, while I think the cover design is interesting, I'm a big fan of the one-sheet and would have preferred that instead (and kept the new design for what I'm sure will be another elegant, informative booklet).


Can't wait for this!



#3 of 21 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted January 15 2011 - 05:12 AM

One of my favorite 80's films. I would have liked to see something about the locations where the film was shot.

The Old Wanamaker Building and Fairmount Park locations and just about the entire film was Filmed in and around Philly.


Any deleted scenes, I know there is more then what is on the screen as at least one former local radio host was in the movie and his scene as shown was about 2 seconds, cut very short.


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#4 of 21 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 15 2011 - 05:56 AM

Originally Posted by Felix Martinez 

...I'm a big fan of the one-sheet...


I had that hanging on the wall of my apartment in college.



#5 of 21 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted January 15 2011 - 12:47 PM

I'm really looking forward to this...an excellent film and one I haven't watched in at least 15 years.  I'm pleasantly surprised that it's getting the Criterion treatment.Posted Image


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#6 of 21 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted January 15 2011 - 03:35 PM

Good call for MGM to licence this to Criterion. One of my favourite DePalmas.


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#7 of 21 OFFLINE   Brianruns10

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Posted January 15 2011 - 05:39 PM

This MGM Criterion collaboration is proving quite fruitful, and one can only wonder what may come next?


I've heard some rumblings about a release of Heaven's Gate.  I'd love to see a nice release of both the director's cut and the theatrical cut (which has never seen a home video release in the U.S.).



#8 of 21 OFFLINE   Brisby

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Posted January 15 2011 - 11:51 PM

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the "More!" might mean some input from De Palma fan Quentin Tarantino (who cast John Travolta in Pulp Fiction based largely on the strength of his performance in this film). Hopefully a full-length commentary (he's not shy about doing commentaries on other people's films), but at least an interview/appreciation.



#9 of 21 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted January 18 2011 - 12:17 AM

Good lord, that cover art sucks!  Posted Image


Anyway, minor issue.  Great film though and I'm excited to upgrade it to Blu-ray.  A day one purchase at the next B&N 50% off Criterion sale.  Posted Image


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#10 of 21 OFFLINE   Powell&Pressburger

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Posted January 18 2011 - 08:39 AM

I think the cover art is really awesome. I was aware the title was coming from a previous clue post in a past newsletter. I was curious what type of artwork would be used, I figured the original style poster art was out of the running, but the final result is really nice.


Great Image never expected it. Wasn't sure about the font layout at first but the more you look at it the more it seems perfect.


Maybe Criterion also has their hands on Dressed to Kill for a future release?


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#11 of 21 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 18 2011 - 08:54 AM

I like the cover image but I don't think it's all that indicative of the movie as a whole. I guess that's what cool about Criterion though, they don't have to catch the average person's eye at Wal Mart or Best Buy so they can just choose an interesting picture for the cover.



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Posted January 18 2011 - 09:46 AM



Originally Posted by Powell&Pressburger 


Maybe Criterion also has their hands on Dressed to Kill for a future release?



I'd love to see Criterion release Dressed To Kill on Blu-Ray, as the decade-old MGM DVD has a terrible transfer. Posted Image



#13 of 21 OFFLINE   Derrick King

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Posted January 29 2011 - 04:46 PM

Criterion has updated the Special Features and the "More!" from the press release really is worth the "!":


- Interview with star John Travolta from a 1982 French television news broadcast
- Murder à la Mod, De Palma’s 1967 feature film




#14 of 21 OFFLINE   Derrick King

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Posted January 31 2011 - 04:47 AM

Bah, forget my last post as Criterion's Blow Out page no longer lists those two extras.



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Posted January 31 2011 - 05:28 AM

why on earth do we need this before many MGM UA Films with no 16x9 transfers,this is a good film at best,One just has to look at MGM Hd for a couple of Years   to see some

of what they got



#16 of 21 OFFLINE   Derrick King

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Posted January 31 2011 - 08:35 AM

On their Facebook page, Criterion responded to a question about the appearance and disappearance of Murder à la Mod:
"That was a mistake on our end. That particular supplement isn't 100% confirmed, so it had to be taken down. We'll keep you in the loop; we should know within a few weeks."



#17 of 21 OFFLINE   Jon Hertzberg

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Posted February 13 2011 - 05:39 AM

Are you kidding?!  I love this cover.  The original one-sheet was decent, but I'm not sorry to see it replaced by the Criterion image, which is quite striking and has a great three-dimensional quality.  My favorite parts of this film involve its attention to the minutia of film production and post-production and this image emphasizes that while also addressing the inner turmoil of Travolta's character.

Originally Posted by Jim_K 

Good lord, that cover art sucks!  Posted Image


Anyway, minor issue.  Great film though and I'm excited to upgrade it to Blu-ray.  A day one purchase at the next B&N 50% off Criterion sale.  Posted Image





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Posted February 13 2011 - 07:12 AM

I love it too, and I'm usually a proponent of original artwork.  But for the reasons already stated, this one is fascinating and compelling.



#19 of 21 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted February 13 2011 - 11:19 PM



Originally Posted by Jon Hertzberg 

Are you kidding?!  I love this cover.  The original one-sheet was decent, but I'm not sorry to see it replaced by the Criterion image, which is quite striking and has a great three-dimensional quality.  My favorite parts of this film involve its attention to the minutia of film production and post-production and this image emphasizes that while also addressing the inner turmoil of Travolta's character.

 



No I'm not kidding.  After looking again at that horrendous monstrosity my opinion hasn't changed.  Deal with it.


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Posted February 14 2011 - 03:11 AM


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon Hertzberg 

Are you kidding?!  I love this cover.  The original one-sheet was decent, but I'm not sorry to see it replaced by the Criterion image, which is quite striking and has a great three-dimensional quality.  My favorite parts of this film involve its attention to the minutia of film production and post-production and this image emphasizes that while also addressing the inner turmoil of Travolta's character.

 

No I'm not kidding.  After looking again at that horrendous monstrosity my opinion hasn't changed.  Deal with it.

"Deal With It"? Jeez kinda grumpy there.
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