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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 15 2014 - 10:14 PM

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THE VANISHING - Blu–ray & DVD Editions
A young man embarks on an obsessive search for the girlfriend who mysteriously disappeared while the couple were taking a sunny vacation trip, and his three-year investigation draws the attention of her abductor, a mild-mannered professor with a diabolically clinical mind. An unorthodox love story and a truly unsettling thriller, Dutch filmmaker George Sluizer’s The Vanishing unfolds with meticulous intensity, leading to an unforgettable finale that has unnerved audiences around the world.
 
1988 • 106 minutes • Color • Monaural • In Dutch and French with English subtitles • 1.66:1 aspect ratio
 
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES 
• New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray 
• New interview with director George Sluizer
• New interview with actor Johanna ter Steege
• Trailer
• PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Foundas
 
TITLE: THE VANISHING (BLU-RAY EDITION)
CAT. NO: CC2405BD
UPC: 7-15515-12871-1
ISBN: 978-1-60465-920-7  
SRP: $39.95                                               
PREBOOK: 9/30/14
STREET: 10/28/14 
 
 
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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Patrick Donahue

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Posted July 15 2014 - 10:15 PM

Amazing artwork. Stand back and look at it from a distance and tell me what you see...

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Hollywoodaholic

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Posted July 16 2014 - 12:11 PM

Wow. Excited to see this. The American version was a joke.

This makes me suspect we could see The Fourth Man on Criterion as well. Not that they're related. But because these were two darker foreign DVDs I had in my library awaiting blus.



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Posted July 16 2014 - 02:38 PM

Amazing artwork. Stand back and look at it from a distance and tell me what you see...

Have to get pretty far away, but able to see smiling face of missing girl.


See you at the pah-ty, Richter.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 19 2014 - 11:42 AM

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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Douglas R

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Posted July 19 2014 - 12:16 PM

Wow. Excited to see this. The American version was a joke.


I usually always prefer the European original version to a U.S. remake but in this case I far preferred the remake which is one of my favourite films. The fact that both were made by the same director also means that the remake has legitimacy.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   GlennF

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Posted July 19 2014 - 12:17 PM

Sorry, can't say I loved the movie, but it does have an ending that will creep you out forever.  That was unforgettable and makes it at worth a watch just for that.  Just don't complain when you wake up in the middle of the night feeling a little.....I'll say no more.



#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted July 19 2014 - 04:31 PM

Criterion used to price their nearly bare bones releases at $29.95. Two interviews doesn't to me constitute very impressive bonus material. A terrific film, though, and I'll pick it up in November at B&N.



#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Hollywoodaholic

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Posted July 20 2014 - 09:02 AM

I usually always prefer the European original version to a U.S. remake but in this case I far preferred the remake which is one of my favourite films. The fact that both were made by the same director also means that the remake has legitimacy.

 

The American version has a cop-out ending, is my beef. Completely defeats the whole point of the original. It happens almost every time with American films based on original European. I never bothered to see the Stallone (ugh) remake of Get Carter, but I doubt it ends the same way bleak way as the original Michael Caine version.



#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Lord Dalek

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Posted July 20 2014 - 10:10 AM

I see a StudioCanal logo, is that a good sign?



#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Derrick King

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Posted July 20 2014 - 12:01 PM

I see a StudioCanal logo, is that a good sign?

I think we are going to have to wait for the disc to be released so we can see the licensing info on the back because it could be that StudioCanal owns the film and the film elements but not the US home video rights.  It is a surprise to see their logo on the sell sheet.  (StudioCanal does have the right to the Tati films, but rumor is that the Tati estate insisted that Criterion handle the home video release.)







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