Any more Cronenberg Criterion releases in the works?

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  1. Sean Aaron

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    The Videodrome release was so good that I cannot imagine Criterion not making a similar effort for Cronenberg's older films. I'd ordinarily pass on them, but would plump for a Criterion release any day.

    Any idea if Naked Lunch and Videodrome are just the tip of the iceberg? The current Scanners release isn't worth it just for the film to me and I'd love a commentary to go with it!
     
  2. Justin_S

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    Cronenberg (in a virtual tie with David Lynch) is my favorite director, and I'd love to see every film he's made get Criterion treatment, except for eXistenZ, which already has incredible SE treatment. As far as I know, there are no more Cronenberg Criterions in the works at this time, but I'd welcome them with open arms, especially a Crash Criterion. Hopefully there will be more. I got lucky with the Dead Ringers Criterion, getting ahold of it right before it went OOP.
     
  3. Drew Reiber

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    You're mistaken. The current edition is a barebones release (trailer only). The commentary was stripped from the Canadian DVD years ago.
     
  4. Mike Wadkins

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    in the uk it has lots of extras
     
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    Crash was rumoured to be part of the recent New Line deal that included titles like Short Cuts, Naked and My Own Private Idaho, but there's been no official confirmation yet.
     
  6. Drew Reiber

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    Well, aside from the need for a SE R1 release of eXistenZ (Criterion, you've got access!!!!), Shivers needs a serious replacement. Also, I figure with the upcoming production of a Scanners remake, MGM will inevitably do a new edition of the original.

    Btw, Fox has been hinting for a while that The Fly would be getting Collector's Edition treatment soon. Considering that it is VERY likely that Criterion has Crash, I think that just leaves M. Butterfly... right?
     
  7. Mark Cappelletty

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    Still waiting for M. Butterfly and a 16x9 Dead Ringers from Warners. I've got the Criterion LDs of Dead Ringers and Crash (as well as the New Line DVD; the Crash LD is a known rotter).
     
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    He is probably referring to the R1 Canadian version which has some nice extras.
     
  9. Justin_S

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    Exactly. The Canadian DVD has very pleasing, extensive extras, and there was no way I was going to settle for Dimension's barebones disc.
     
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    I'd love to see Criterion do Shivers, my favorite Cronenberg film.
     
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    Agreed 100%. A Criterion of this would be amazing.
     
  12. Jeff Adkins

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    I just got a copy of the Canadian release about 6 months ago from Amazon.Ca and it had all of the commentary tracks intact. I have no interest in a Criterion release of this one since I can't imagine the Alliance release could be improved on.

    I'm still amazed that the Criterion DVD of Naked Lunch has a different commentary track from that of the Japanese R2 release. The R2 is just Cronenberg by himself.
     
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    If they released The Fly SE, people will positively wet themselves.
     

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