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Criterion Press Release: The 39 Steps (Blu-ray)


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Posted May 19 2012 - 09:20 PM

Does anyone know when the Barnes and Noble sale will start? I will be getting at least this, Gold Rush, and Anatomy of a Murder. Also, could someone please tell me which Hitchcock's Criterion will be doing on Blu-ray.

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Posted May 19 2012 - 09:41 PM

Does anyone know when the Barnes and Noble sale will start? I will be getting at least this, Gold Rush, and Anatomy of a Murder. Also, could someone please tell me which Hitchcock's Criterion will be doing on Blu-ray.
They've already done "The Lady Vanishes" on blu-ray, and the sale for Barnes & Noble begins sometime in July, so you have more than a month to prepare your savings for whatever you decide to order by then...good hunting!!!:D

#3 of 17 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted May 20 2012 - 04:31 AM

Also, Foreign Correspondent has been licensed by Criterion but there's no release date for it yet.

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Posted May 20 2012 - 05:24 AM

One more month to go before we get this, I wish it was sooner. Im definitely in for Foreign Correspondent too. I hope more from the Hitchcock set get Blu Ray treatments as well, as time marches on

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Posted May 20 2012 - 11:23 AM

@ david steigman Where did you here that about Foreign Correspondent being licensed by Criterion?Just a rumour on the street or...?It's a WB title,so i still doubt it will happen.

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Posted May 20 2012 - 12:18 PM

@ david steigman Where did you here that about Foreign Correspondent being licensed by Criterion?Just a rumour on the street or...?It's a WB title,so i still doubt it will happen.
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT actually belongs to the Caidin Trust, administered by Westchester Films (formerly Castle Hill). They did previously have a licensing deal with WB, but that has since expired. Criterion has already picked up STAGECOACH from them, so it makes perfect sense that this is forthcoming as well. Other titles owned by the Caidin Trust that we could see as Criterion releases (one hopes anyway) are Rene Clair's I MARRIED A WITCH and Ernst Lubitsch's TO BE OR NOT TO BE.
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Posted May 20 2012 - 01:21 PM

It seems as if there were one of their newsletter cartoons a few months back that suggested Foreign Correspondent as a coming attraction.

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Posted May 20 2012 - 01:50 PM

Ahhh,good to hear that folks.Thx for clarification! One more question (it's a bit off topic,i know):What's the current status of Kazan's America America and Baby Doll?Are these two still with WB?Maybe Criterion could licence both...

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Posted May 20 2012 - 02:44 PM

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT, I MARRIED A WITCH, TO BE OR NOT TO BE, BREAKER MORANT, HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT, and THE LONG VOYAGE HOME are up on Criterion's Hulu channel, so I suspect that they'll eventually get released.

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Posted May 20 2012 - 02:46 PM

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT actually belongs to the Caidin Trust, administered by Westchester Films (formerly Castle Hill). They did previously have a licensing deal with WB, but that has since expired. Criterion has already picked up STAGECOACH from them, so it makes perfect sense that this is forthcoming as well. Other titles owned by the Caidin Trust that we could see as Criterion releases (one hopes anyway) are Rene Clair's I MARRIED A WITCH and Ernst Lubitsch's TO BE OR NOT TO BE.
TCM recently showed this in HD and it looked very good indeed. The opening only showed Caiden Trust and no WB or Criterion logos. If it's WB then hopefully we'll see a box set soon.

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Posted May 20 2012 - 04:26 PM

^ it wasnt HD TCM doesn't air anything in actual HD yet.
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Posted May 20 2012 - 09:03 PM

I didnt hear it, I read about it from Travis in his post right above mine :)

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Posted May 20 2012 - 10:00 PM

i'm in for I MARRIED A WITCH, whenever it shows up!! i wish criterion would get their hands on ALGIERS ('38)..... i would LOVE to see a restored transfer of that film!!

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Posted May 21 2012 - 04:07 AM

I didnt hear it, I read about it from Travis in his post right above mine :)
Never listen to that guy. :D

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Posted May 21 2012 - 06:07 AM

What ?? I didnt hear you:D

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Posted May 21 2012 - 02:25 PM

^ it wasnt HD TCM doesn't air anything in actual HD yet.

Read these posts on their website and say that again.

http://forums.tcm.co...tart=0&tstart=0

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Posted May 21 2012 - 05:15 PM


Read these posts on their website and say that again.
http://forums.tcm.co...tart=0&tstart=0
I don't see anything in those posts to indicate that TCM is actually broadcasting high-def transfers.

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Posted May 21 2012 - 06:15 PM

I don't see anything in those posts to indicate that TCM is actually broadcasting high-def transfers.
It seemed to me that they are broadcasting 1080i. I have seen transfers that look crappy and blurry on there, so I'm guessing that when I see a stellar looking crisp print from a 1940 film that looks better than my upconverted DVD that it's HD. I may be wrong but I don't want to hijack this thread with the discussion.

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Posted May 21 2012 - 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Ratko Mladic /t/319326/criterion-press-release-the-39-steps-blu-ray#post_3927647 One more question (it's a bit off topic,i know):What's the current status of Kazan's America America and Baby Doll?Are these two still with WB?Maybe Criterion could licence both...
  The Kazan films are Castle Hill / Kazan Estate, so that's a different licensing agreement with Warner, which I believe Warner still has in force.

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