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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted November 05 2013 - 06:46 AM

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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   ShellOilJunior

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Posted November 05 2013 - 06:56 AM

This sounds like great news. Could this mean we will see some Frank Capra on blu-ray from Criterion in the not-so-distant future?



#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Peter Apruzzese

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Posted November 05 2013 - 07:03 AM

It's a deal for Sony to handle the retail distribution of Criterion's products, not content. Criterion already has released titles from Sony/Columbia and presumably will continue to do so.


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#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Mark VH

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Posted November 05 2013 - 07:12 AM

"The Criterion Collection features more than 150 movies."

 

I assume this is referring to Blu-rays? Because last time I checked, there were well over 500 movies in the collection.



#5 of 9 OFFLINE   JoeDoakes

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Posted November 05 2013 - 07:33 AM

It's interesting that Sony is doing this given how much that they have scaled back on issuing DVDs and blus themselves.  I would have thought that they would have really cut their distribution and back office staff.



#6 of 9 OFFLINE   ShellOilJunior

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Posted November 05 2013 - 07:46 AM

It's a deal for Sony to handle the retail distribution of Criterion's products, not content. Criterion already has released titles from Sony/Columbia and presumably will continue to do so.

It surely cannot hurt the chances.



#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted November 05 2013 - 08:19 AM

It's interesting that Sony is doing this given how much that they have scaled back on issuing DVDs and blus themselves.  I would have thought that they would have really cut their distribution and back office staff.

Distribution of third party product is likely more economically feasible, though I do wonder how this bodes for Image, given that they had a distribution deal for Sony product. As a side note, Sony distribution for Criterion may open up new markets for them.


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Posted November 06 2013 - 03:14 AM

When you have a favourite film, I think you dream of it getting the Criterion treatment.A Matter of Life and Death is Sony in the US, and Criterion appear to love The Archers.An announcement of a Criterion release of AMOLAD would probably hospitalise me. 

 

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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Mark Walker

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Posted November 08 2013 - 12:10 PM

A Matter of Life and Death is the first film I thought of, too.

The current DVD has a nice commentary from Ian Christie,

but I would love this film on Blu-ray and the more quality bonus content, the better!

 

 

When you have a favourite film, I think you dream of it getting the Criterion treatment.A Matter of Life and Death is Sony in the US, and Criterion appear to love The Archers.An announcement of a Criterion release of AMOLAD would probably hospitalise me. 

 

Steve W


Edited by Mark Walker, November 08 2013 - 12:28 PM.

Paramount, please release DRAGONSLAYER on Blu-ray

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Vermithrax Pejorative deserves to be seen in high-def.






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