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  1. Tim_C

    Blu-ray Review The Big Parade Blu-ray Review

    Just got a chance to watch the new Blu-ray and fell in love with the movie all over again. All of my previous viewings had been of a well-worn VHS copy, so I was shocked by how sharp and "new" the image looked. The score was wonderful too. I haven't had a chance to look at the extras yet, but...
  2. Tim_C

    Criterion ready to release IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD

    Uh... As a long time lurker on both this site and the Criterionforum, I don't think this is quite accurate. While it's true that IAMMMMW and La Cage Aux Folles are rather unpopular over there, there's been a lot of enthusiam about the other three. The thread for I Married a Witch, for example...
  3. Tim_C

    movies to ask Warner for in chat?

    Oh, how I long for them to release more of their silent films... "The Crowd" has been my most wanted DVD for the past four years or so - and "The Big Parade" and "The Wind" and "Greed" aren't far behind on that list... Other than that, I would love to see a Ken Russell set.
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    DVD Review HTF DVD REVIEW: There Will Be Blood: 2-Disc Collector's Edition

    I'd daresay that a majority of the people who watched it really liked it, but there were a fair amount who didn't like it. So no, you're not "rare." I for one loved this film, and I consider the score to be one of the best aspects of it (and one of my favorite film scores in many years)...
  5. Tim_C

    Time to Thrown Down! 2007 Top Ten Lists

    I still have quite a bit of catching up to do, but here's the list so far: 1. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2. There Will Be Blood 3. Once 4. The Kite Runner 5. No Country For Old Men 6. Ratatouille 7. Zodiac 8. Golden Door 9. Meet the Robinsons 10. Paprika...
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    January 2008 Criterions

    Another fantastic month from Criterion, in my opinion. Every single one of these titles is a must-buy for me. It's especially great to see another Lindsay Anderson film finally being released on DVD, and this seems to be an especially packed release. I'd been putting off buying the...
  7. Tim_C

    Criterion's June Lineup

    This has been a heck of a year for Criterion, in my opinion. There are three titles in this batch that are must buys - The Two of Us sounds quite charming, and I've been meaning to see La Jetee for a long while after falling in love with 12 Monkeys, which was inspired by the Marker film. But...
  8. Tim_C

    Criterion Press Release: April Titles

    I believe Jodie Foster owns the rights to the movie in the U.S. And I kind of like the cover, but that's probably just me...
  9. Tim_C

    Criterion Press Release: April Titles

    Their covers have been posted on the official Criterion website, but their website has no official link to them yet... Here they are anyway: :) "La Haine" was up earlier but has...
  10. Tim_C

    A hint from Criterion--more early Ingmar Bergman?

    It looks like this is indeed referring to a set of early Bergman films and that they will fall under the new Eclipse banner: A lot of fantastic information about the Eclipse line here, and it seems we'll be getting an official announcement...
  11. Tim_C

    Warner February Releases: Miracle in the Rain, A Summer Place & others

    I have been wanting to see "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" for a really long time, so this news has me extremely excited. I'll probably pick up several more of these titles too. I love Warner.
  12. Tim_C

    Alfred Hitchcock's Movies?

    "Vertigo" is my favorite film of all time, and "The 39 Steps" isn't too far behind. Other than that some of my favorites among his films (in no particular order) are "Notorious", "Spellbound", "Psycho", and "Strangers on a Train".
  13. Tim_C

    Please recommend some Shakespearean adaptations

    I highly recommend Grigory Kozintsev's Russian adaptations of "Hamlet" and "King Lear", though the Ruscico DVDs that are available in the U.S. are a bit pricey and not high-quality.
  14. Tim_C

    Do you invariably associate a studio logo/theme with a particular movie?

    In my mind, the New Line logo is inseperably connected with "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
  15. Tim_C

    *** Official Oscar Nominations and Discussion Thread

    I'm not at all upset by "Crash" winning. It's a fantastic film. I personally preferred "Good Night, and Good Luck." and "Brokeback Mountain", but "Crash" was also pretty far up there on the list of my favorite films of last year. My favorite movie of "King Kong" wasn't even nominated, but I...
  16. Tim_C

    Official Warner Chat Discussion See Post #2 for Chat Transcript Link.

    I'm absolutely ecstatic from the news that they will have all their silents that are on my wishlist out by the end of 2007. "Greed", "The Crowd", "The Big Parade", and "The Wind" are the last of my absolute favorite films that have yet to be released on DVD. Wonderful, wonderful news, and thank...
  17. Tim_C

    Warner Unveils Aggressive Catalog Initiative for 2006

    I hope this initiative includes finally getting some of their silent masterpieces out on DVD, namely "The Crowd," "The Big Parade," "The Wind," and "Greed" (among others.) Anyways, great news, I'm already excited for several of the titles listed, like the "Superman" set and "Grand Prix."...
  18. Tim_C

    name 5 movies that changed your life ...

    These films didn't change my life, but they helped me appreciate film as an art and also increased my appreciation of other artforms (especially literature.) They are, overall, the films that showed me that cinema can be so much more than passive entertainment. The Fellowship of the Ring -...
  19. Tim_C

    Our Top 10 Lists of 2005 - "Time to throw down!"

    Placeholder. So far "King Kong" is my favorite movie of the year, but I still need to see quite a few major films like "Syriana," "Munich," "Capote," "Good Night and Good Luck," and "Brokeback Mountain."
  20. Tim_C

    Dark City Director's Cut in 2006

    A few months ago he added the 1999 film "The Terrorist" to the "Great Movies" list, so it's not quite the newest film on his list. I still have yet to see the film, so I'm thinking that I'll spend $5 for the old release (which I've heard still looks quite good) and see if I want to pay the...
  21. Tim_C

    November Criterion releases

    Wow, best month for Criterion releases I've seen in quite awhile. All three of these are definite buys for me.
  22. Tim_C

    Spill your fall shopping list!

    August: My Neighbors the Yamadas Pom Poko Astaire and Rogers Collection Vol. 1 Boudu Saved from Drowning The Flowers of St. Francis Gladiator Witness Kontroll September: The Deer Hunter To Kill a Mockingbird The Sting Greta Garbo Signature Collection Greta Garbo TCM Archives...
  23. Tim_C

    Wages of Fear out of print may 16, new se coming out later

    Woohoo- I'm glad I waited to buy this masterpiece.
  24. Tim_C

    *** Official THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY Review Thread

    My random thoughts about the movie: It wasn't a masterpiece - there's nothing great about the acting, or the script, or the cinematography - but I found it to be enormously entertaining. The dolphin musical number and the sperm whale scenes are worth the price of admission alone. I was...
  25. Tim_C

    Million Dollar Baby - July 12th

    Excellent news. This was my favorite film of last year and I'm glad to see that it's getting what looks to be great DVD treatment. I wouldn't expect anything less from Warner.
  26. Tim_C

    The REAL July Criterions!

    I'm certainly not going to be giving as much money to Criterion as I will to Warner, but that doesn't mean I'm disappointed in the Criterion lineup... Just on their Coming Soon page I see six DVDs that are "must owns" for me: "Burden of Dreams," "F for Fake," "Hoop Dreams," "Jules and Jim,"...
  27. Tim_C

    Other Criterions for June

    I'm interested in all of them, but I'm most excited for "Au Hasard Balthazar" and "Heaven Can Wait." And more exciting news... The Criterion website (front page) says they will be releasing a version of Kurosawa's "Ran" later this year.
  28. Tim_C

    Classic Movies that are still unreleased or deserve another SE

    I'd love to see King Vidor's "The Crowd" finally get a DVD release. How about "Raise the Red Lantern?"
  29. Tim_C

    Two new Criterions in April

    According to the Criterion website, the official releases for April are "F for Fake," "Divorce, Italian Style" and the delayed Andrzej Wajda boxset.
  30. Tim_C

    A Few Words About A few words about... Warner Brothers Pictures Gangsters Collection

    Wow, now I'm even more excited for this set to arrive. Three of the four boxsets that I currently have on pre-order are from Warner. Add that to the three Best Picture winners Warner is releasing next month (which will almost finish that part of my collection...) I can't wait to see what...