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Criterion Blu-ray titles!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Brandon Conway, May 7, 2008.

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  1. Astairefan

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    The Cameraman, Swing Time and possibly Show Boat '36 from Criterion and another 30s title coming from WAC? I don't know what happened to FINALLY light the fire under Warner to let somebody back into the vault for some more 30s (and even 20s!!) titles, but it sure sounds like I had better start saving up to buy these and help convince Warner to keep going!
     
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    [​IMG] ;)
     
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    SWING TIME!!!!!!! :dancing-banana-04::dancing-banana-04:

    :dance::dance:
     
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    War and Peace for me. Just finished watching Visconti's The Leopard and want to see more classic epic films.
     
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    Finally Astaire and Rogers on blu ray. Glad they are starting with my favorite of their films though I suspect most people's favorite is "Top Hat" If "Top Hat" comes to blu I bet you will be able to count the feathers flying off Ginger's gown.
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    Swing Time
    SPECIAL FEATURES
    New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    Audio commentary from 1986 featuring John Mueller, author of Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films
    Archival interviews with performers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and choreographer Hermes Pan
    New interview with George Stevens Jr.
    In Full Swing, a new program on the film’s choreography and soundtrack featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, dance critic Brian Seibert, and Dorothy Fields biographer Deborah Grace Winer
    New interview with film scholar Mia Mask on the “Bojangles of Harlem” number
    PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith
    New cover by Raphael Geroni
     
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    YAY FOR SWING TIME BEING ANNOUNCED!!!!!!!!!! (the only thing I have against it is that it probably cancels out my theory of Criterion having 5 of the Astaire-Rogers movies, or, if not, those 5 being together in a box set)
     
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    I was REALLY looking forward to Swing Time - until I watched the clip on Criterion's website. If that's representative of how it will look on Blu-Ray, I can stick with the DVD. I will, of course, reserve judgment until the actual Blu-Ray is available, but I won't be pre-ordering this (as I had planned to) until I learn more.
     
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    I saw the announcements in a Criterion e-mail and was just so pleased with this line-up. And the Barnes & Noble sale is the next month!
     
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    "Swing Time". Finally.
    And it's not just an Astaire and Rogers film, it's also another precious work by the great George Stevens.
    Just one question - but not a complaint - I wonder why an older title such as "The Cameraman" is able to produce or withstand a 4K transfer, while an even younger title; such as "Swing Time"; limits out to a 2K? Obviously, Criterion will always shoot for their very best; but I wonder, what are the factoring points that dictates either numbers? Either way, "Swing Time" is a purchase for me.:thumbs-up-smiley:

    Oh, I almost forgot, Criterion;
    could you also make 2019 the year of "Bringing Up Baby" and "The Circus", as well?:)
     
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    War and Peace is the big winner this month, one of my all-time favorites. At long last!
     
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    Swing Time is also my favourite Fred & Ginger.
     
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    Swing Time & War and Peace for me.
     
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    Swing Time is of course my very favourite Fred and Ginger movie. I could watch the 'Pick Yourself Up' sequence endlessly! Fred is so insouciant and Ginger so unbelievably sexy.
    And that jacket image shown in the thread instantly becomes my computer wallpaper.
    But .....BRING ON THE OTHERS
     
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    I'll get Hedwig And The Angry Inch and Swing Time.
     
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    Astaire and Rogers episode from Hollywood the Golden Years :The RKO Story. Several clips are removed for copyright reasons.
     
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    Great documentary on the history of RKO.
     
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    Criterion's UK releases for June:
    Dazed and Confused
    The Heiress
    For All Mankind
     
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    A pity that the DEATH IN VENICE bluray quality didn't match the usual standards that we are used to with Criterion releases. The opening looked very grainy. One of the extras had unreadable subtitles-white subtitles against a white (snow) background.
     

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