4 new Criterions announced for 2004

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  1. Simon_Lepine

    Simon_Lepine Supporting Actor

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    Apparently, in the Criterion catalog included in the Tokyo Story DVD, these 4 titles will be available in 2004, possibly January?

    - Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru
    - Robert Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest
    - Sam Fuller's Pickup on South Street
    - Barbet Schroeder's MaƮtresse

    Also, Rules of the Game is in the catalog, but since it was delayed, who knows when it will be released.


    I'm not sure about Maitresse, but I'm very excited about the others, especially Bresson's movie, asi its one of my all time favorite!
     
  2. Robert Crawford

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    Thank you Fox, don't forget about the rest of those film noirs for Criterion.






    Crawdaddy
     
  3. MartinTeller

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    Ka-ching!
     
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  5. Tommy G

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    Wow, great news on Ikiru. Probably pass on the rest.
     
  6. Matt_P

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    Ikiru....[​IMG] [​IMG] Can't wait.

    It seems The Lower Depths is taking longer than expected.
     
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    What took them so long???[​IMG]
     
  8. Marc Colella

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    Diary of a Country Priest will be on my buy list.

    Pass on the rest.
     
  9. oscar_merkx

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    Ikuru is the only one I want at this point in time

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    Ikiru is one of my top 3 or so favorite films, and yet I never purchased the laserdisc. As a result, I have been anxiously hoping for this, and now I can upgrade my status to anxiously waiting for it. [​IMG]

    Regards,
     
  11. Jon Robertson

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    I can see how Maitresse might be a film with strictly limited appeal (I can only describe it as a light-and-breezy romantic comedy set in an S&M parlour), but the other three are truly exquisite, breathtaking pieces of cinema, and I'd urge anyone and everyone to, at the very least, rent them.
     
  12. Gordon McMurphy

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    Eyes Without A Face will probably be released on DVD by Criterion in 2004.

    The four listed here are great. I'll be getting all four! [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
  13. Jon Robertson

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    Happily, Criterion will also be releasing Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours, according to the official PS website.
     
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    With these 4 titles, the Sturges, Rules of the Game, an Orson Welles title (rumor), more Hitchcock (rumor), and Floating Weeds, Criterion is poised for their best year ever. I really thought 2003 would be hard to top.

    Edited to include The Battle of Algeirs from the Criterion homepage.
     
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    Peter Staddon, if you're monitoring this thread:

    A big THANK YOU
    to the folks at Fox for licensing the following titles to Criterion for DVD release:

    Naked Lunch
    Pickup on South Street
    Unfaithfully Yours (if the rumors are true)

    If there are more in the pipeline (maybe Beyond the Valley of the Dolls? 3 Women?), so much the better. Both Fox and Criterion have a great respect for classic films, and both put out a great product. Together, you're dynamite.

    I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship . . . [oh, damn, that's a Warner Bros. tagline . . .]
     
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    Don't forget the rumor that Fox is also allowing Criterion to release Kurosawa's Kagemusha. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. Jon Robertson

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    I've also heard it said that Visconti's The Leopard is part of the Fox deal too.

    (Keeps fingers crossed big time for Nicholas Ray's Bigger Than Life and Ernst Lubitsch's Heaven Can Wait)
     
  18. Gordon McMurphy

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    I would imagine that Fox would keep Bigger Than Life for themselves. As long as one of them give it a high-quality release, then I would complain. Great film. I love Nick Ray.


    Gordy
     
  19. Simon Caleb

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    Nice list of upcoming, but where is The Tales of Hoffmann?
     
  20. Jon Robertson

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    With The Tales of Hoffmann, Criterion have run into problems with the available elements, leading to delays for about four years now. They're nothing if not thorough.
     

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