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Criterion Press Release: The Great Dictator (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 8 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 14 2011 - 07:23 AM

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Posted February 14 2011 - 07:30 AM

Mine on release date. Very cool indeed
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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   SD_Brian


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Posted February 14 2011 - 07:36 AM

Love the cover art!

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   James Luckard

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Posted February 14 2011 - 12:18 PM

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my favorite films of all time, and it looks like they're reproducing all the bonus features of both the original Image DVD, and the dreadful later Warner one, sourced from a PAL master, with speed-up and image ghosting, which had that great documentary as its only redeeming feature. I was afraid they wouldn't get the doc and I'd be stuck having to keep the Warner set, but now I can unload it along with the Image! I shouldn't have doubted Criterion. Another job well done!!!!

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Posted February 14 2011 - 01:57 PM

Originally Posted by SD_Brian 

Love the cover art!

that would make a great poster

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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted February 15 2011 - 12:52 AM

All I have to say is that this year's B&N Criterion sales are going to be Major Events for me.  No holds barred, man.  The plastic awaits.

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted February 15 2011 - 04:00 AM

I just watched the Criterion of "Modern Times" and loved it. I look forward to upgrading this one too. I have the Warners set, and this was the one film I thought looked a bit crap, the rest I could live with.

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Posted February 16 2011 - 03:00 AM

It's nice to see Criterion continuing with the Chaplins. I just got Modern Times, and I agree the transfer is such an upgrade over the disgraceful Warner product. It's ironic; the studio most devoted to releasing classic US films on DVD and Blu-ray, Warner, with the rights to the films of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, and those were the two sets we got, with those horrid PAL sped-up transfers that made me not even want to watch the films. Criterion is finally righting a wrong of 7-8 years ago when those Warner sets first came out.

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