3 Upcoming Criterions : Le Corbeau, Salvatore Guilano and Tunes of Glory

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  1. Simon_Lepine

    Simon_Lepine Supporting Actor

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    The covers for those 3 movies have shown up on Criterion's site. I guess this is probably the february line-up?

    Can't say I'm too excited about these titles, although I migh get Clouzot's Le Corbeau, since I like Diabolique and Wages of Fear.

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    Cover for Diary of a Country Priest is also available:

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  2. DouglasBr

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    Tunes of Glory!

    Finally!!
     
  3. Simon_Lepine

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    I also missed the Pickip on South Street cover, this one is terrible, I hope they change it before release.

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  4. Haggai

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    Where on their website did these come from? I'm not seeing anything beyond the already announced January releases in their "Coming Soon" section.
     
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    and this one
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    btw, I kind of like the Pickup on South Street graphic.
     
  7. MartinTeller

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    I was just coming over here to post this info. I didn't notice that the Richard III cover was back.
     
  8. Brian PB

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    WOW. Talk about the breadth of the Criterion Collection--a little something for everyone with these seven releases.

    I'm most excited about Bresson's 1951 masterpiece, Diary of a Country Priest/Journal d'un curé de campagne. Like Dreyer, Bresson made very few films, but each is something special. This is only the second Bresson film to make it to DVD in Region 1 (though more are apparently on the way from both Criterion and New Yorker).

    Le Corbeau/The Raven caused a sensation in occupied France at the time of its release in 1943. In his book Republic of Images, Alan Williams describes its "complex brew of anti-authoritarian, anti-Vichy, anti-Nazi messages" that--ironically--were poorly received by the Resistance. There were even calls for the filmmakers to recieve the death penalty. Having loved The Wages of Fear/Le Salaire de la peur, Quai des Orfèvres, and Diabolique, this is a film I've long wanted to see.

    From what I've read, Rosi's Salvatore Giuliano (1962) owes much to Italian neorealism (and influenced Pontecorvo's 1965 film, The Battle of Algiers--which Criterion plans to release later this year). That's enough to pique my interest.

    Pickup on South Street is my most-awaited Sam Fuller film.

    I know little about Tunes of Glory or Maîtresse, but look forward to checking them out. I'm not a big fan of filmed Shakespeare, bit I know Olivier's Richard III has a lofty reputation.
     
  9. Jon Robertson

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    Maitresse is decidedly not for the squeamish. It's actually a rather sweet-natured romantic comedy, but, uh, between a crook and a dominatrix in an S&M parlour, so get ready to wince!

    There's actually some un-faked bondage footage, including one scene that will have most diving behind a cushion where a gentleman
    has pins pushed through his penis, for real, on camera.

    You have been warned. Brilliant cover, though!
     
  10. Thomas T

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    I for one, LOVE the Pick Up On South Street cover. Hopefully, they won't change it!
     
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    I'll definitely be getting Le Corbeau whenever I have the $. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    The cover for Le Corbeau is brutal.

    I can't see them sticking with it for the release.
     
  13. Jon Robertson

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    Why? It's wonderful to see cover art that doesn't just look like a movie poster fascimile. It's dark, foreboding and, as you say, brutal - perfect for the film itself!

    Frankly, I feel that the Pickup on South Street cover art is hideous - it's the kind of thing you'd expect from an Alpha release.

    I can understand wanting to go with the wartime propaganda style-illustration, but the fact remains that the Tunes of Glory cover is alarmingly camp, with Guinness in close-up pouting away with his thin moustache and that kilted Scotsman shaking his fist. It's like a spin-off of The Broons!
     
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    I don't give a damn about the cover; Tunes of Glory will be a Criterion disc - that's fantastic news! Quite made my day [​IMG]

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    So many films, so little time...
     
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    Wow, quite a score!
     
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    I like the Corbeau art. They could release it in a brown paper bag for all I care. I've been waiting to see this for decades and am overjoyed that Criterion is finally taking this on.
     
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    I’m quite excited about Pickup on South Street. This is a Sam Fuller that I’ve never seen.
     
  18. Simon_Lepine

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    Specs for Country Priest and Maitresse are now up on Criterion's site. Both are scheduled for a February release. I can't hardly wait for Diary of a Country Priest, it's such a moving picture.
     
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    Argh, so much for my New Year's resolution of saving money next year. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] on Tunes of Glory, most of the others sound interesting.
     
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