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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. Josh Steinberg

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    For what it’s worth, I made the first comment, and my intention was to express surprise that a double dip on an already available Blu-ray was considered viable in today’s difficult marketplace for physical media. It was not intended as a statement of negativity. It was a statement of surprise. And as I said at the time, I wish for the release’s success.
     
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    FWIW, I didn't think you expressed negativity, it was a valid post. Heck, I was pleasantly surprised about the announcement.

    It was the pile-on posts that came after. Yes, we get it people, you don't like Bette Davis and would prefer almost anything else fill those slots in Criterions release schedule.
     
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    FWIW, that is how I used to feel about Humphrey Bogart. After re-watching most of his major films (i.e. "Casablanca," "The Maltese Falcon,"
    "In a Lonely Place," etc.), I finally started understanding his appeal and then seeking out his lesser known films. That's why I want to give "Jezebel" and "Now Voyager" second chances. "All About Eve" though has been given a couple of second chances so I consider that one a lost cause for me personally. Yet, I can objectively see that it is an important film so I see no reason why it wouldn't be a reasonable choice for the Criterion collection.
     
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    skylark68

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    Sorry if I offended Bette Davis fans. No disrepect intended, but I had posted just a few days ago a question about "Z" being released on blu. Just disappointed that's all.
     
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    Tom St Jones

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    Bette Davis was/ is considered one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history and a true icon. The opinions of a few people here or anywhere else don't amount to a hill of beans (in this crazy world).
     
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    Hey, TCM is also getting on the Davis bandwagon, along with Warner Archives and Criterion. November, Bette is the "Star of the Month" on Turner Movie Classics! Fifty movies altogether on Tuesdays in November---

    Nov 5 - 14 movies

    Nov 12 - 13 films

    Nov 19 - 12 pictures

    Nov 26 - 11 flicks
     
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    Just received the Kino release of Last Year in Marienbad and did a quick a/b comparison with the Criterion release. Comparing a few scenes I noticed that both were almost the same with Criterion having a sharper image and showing more on all four sides. A little disappointed with the Kino since i was expecting something better in a 4K transfer?
     
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    Streisand confirmed on her social media today that The Prince of Tides is coming soon via Criterion.
     
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    While I wholly concur with Criterion getting busy to release films like Z, Hamlet, Henry V - and I would add, David Lean's Summertime in here too, plus the other Lean Brit-based masterpieces still MIA states side - particularly Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Passionate Friends and Madeleine, I really don't understand the backlash herein, or elsewhere on this thread regarding Bette Davis - one of the truly outstanding actresses of the 20th century with a body of work that is not only impressive, but humbling. Can't wait for Now Voyager (from Criterion) and The Letter (from WAC). Would sincerely hope Old Acquaintance, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, and The Little Foxes are not far behind - and then, of course, the rest.
     
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    Jim Morrison is in the new Criterion Release?
     
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    I need Great Expectations, too. I'll take that one!

    ANd as for Bette Davis... while I don't care for her looks, and I'm not a huge fan of hers, I TOTALLY respect her and her work and I understand why she's such an amazing actress. While I stand by my statement that I'd rather Criterion release upgrades from DVD, If rereleasing All About Eve leads to other film I need for my collection, I'm all for it.
     
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    I'll take Walkabout if and when .... and My Brilliant Career if it ever came to UHD.
     
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    Another vote for Great Expectations- one of my 10 all-time favorite films.

    Good news that Barbra says The Prince Of Tides is coming soon. :)
     
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    The latest newsletter clue:

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    Story of Temple Drake.
     
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    The only thing I can think of is Duck Soup but I know that is not it.
     
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    Makes sense, I see the Star of David on a religious looking structure so probably a temple, and another name for a male duck is a drake.
     
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    yep, one of their more obvious clues
     

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