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Criterion Press Release: Island of Lost Souls (DVD)
8 replies to this topic
Posted July 15 2011 - 10:12 AM
Ronald J Epstein
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Posted July 15 2011 - 11:31 AM
Last time it was released was on LD, so let's hope they at least try to do some clean up work because the LD was very soft. I wonder why they can't use the artwork from the original poster...or is that the original artwork???
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Posted July 15 2011 - 03:37 PM
I was put off by it at first, but the cover art has been growing on me.
Posted July 16 2011 - 03:12 AM
An exciting release from Criterion. I've been wanting this film on DVD for a long time. I can't wait to buy the Blu-ray. I don't think much of the new cover art. I suppose it gets the job done. But I wish Criterion would find a use for the original poster art on its covers. I much prefer these: http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/ http://static.hometh...um.com/imgrepo/
Posted July 16 2011 - 05:08 AM
Exciting news about the release but I agree about the cover art. I'm also glad I held off buying the Spanish release ; the Criterion will be superior.
Posted July 16 2011 - 09:11 AM
I have never cared for the original advertising material for Island of Lost Souls. Its as if Paramount had no idea how to market the film...or they were trying to hide the fact that it was science fiction/horror. All the original posters that I have seen hype up THE PANTHER WOMAN and make the film look like this is going to be some kind of "femme fatale (i.e. Marlene Dietrich) in the tropics" film.
Most Wanted on DVD: The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929), Strangers May Kiss (1931), Letty Lynton (1932), Her Wedding Night (1931), 24 Hours (1931), The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930), Unfaithful (1931), While the City Sleeps (1928), The Greene Murder Case (1929)
Posted July 17 2011 - 04:50 AM
I much prefer Paramount's poster, the top one, over Criterion's original art. I wished they had used that instead, perhaps cut off the top blurb about the panther woman. She is not a femme fatale, exactly, because she can't help what she really is, but her allure entices the protagonist, effects his emotions, influences his decisions, and trips him up in the end. I'd say she belongs on the poster and on the DVD / BR cover. This is an exciting release in any case and I know it's going to look great.
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