Criterion Blu-ray titles!

haineshisway

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
4,743
Location
Los Angeles
Real Name
Bruce
One can only pray that The White Sheik is one of the eleven getting the 4K treatment. The Criterion DVD release of that film was perhaps the worst thing they ever issued - way too dark, missing its intermission card - it's my favorite Fellini - one of the overseas DVDs had a great transfer with the correct intermission card. Also hoping 8 1/2 is a new transfer - the previous Blu-ray from them was based on a very old master.
 

battlebeast

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Aug 10, 2010
Messages
3,172
Location
Edmonton, Alberta
Real Name
Warren
It's not exactly complete. No The Clowns, Casanova, Orchestra Rehearsal, City of Women, Ginger and Fred, Voice of the Moon, as well as the anthology films Love in the City, Boccaccio '70, and Spirits of the Dead,.
It’s not supposed to be complete. It’s only the “essential” films.
 
  • Like
Reactions: PMF

Patrick McCart

Premium
Joined
May 16, 2001
Messages
7,925
Location
Georgia (the state)
Real Name
Patrick McCart
One can only pray that The White Sheik is one of the eleven getting the 4K treatment. The Criterion DVD release of that film was perhaps the worst thing they ever issued - way too dark, missing its intermission card - it's my favorite Fellini - one of the overseas DVDs had a great transfer with the correct intermission card. Also hoping 8 1/2 is a new transfer - the previous Blu-ray from them was based on a very old master.
The three that aren't "new" 4K restorations are probably La dolce vita, Satyricon, and Roma. La dolce vita was restored in 4K back in 2015 while Satyricon and Roma were 4K transfers/2K restorations for their respective Blu-rays. The trailer clearly has a new source for 8 1/2 and I can't imagine them not upgrading the transfer when they did so for the Bergman films.
 
  • Like
Reactions: PMF

Ronald Epstein

Founder
Owner
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 3, 1997
Messages
56,472
Real Name
Ronald Epstein
Very surprised we didn't see any Criterion announcements on Monday. I have to clear my plans to await the press release announcements. Perhaps Tuesday?
 

Ronald Epstein

Founder
Owner
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 3, 1997
Messages
56,472
Real Name
Ronald Epstein
They did just announce their Essential Fellini collection a few days ago, maybe that's all their doing for November.
That could very well be the case, Andrew. I think last month they announced a large boxed set a few days before their usual slate of titles.

I'll keep an eye out today for any possible additions.
 

richardburton84

Second Unit
Joined
Sep 4, 2011
Messages
348
Real Name
Jack
December titles are up:

Crash (1996) (December 1st)
Mouchette (December 8th)
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves (December 8th)
Amores Perros (December 15th)
 

atcolomb

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2009
Messages
2,090
Location
Chicago Area
Real Name
Angelo
This has to be a first for me and i have been collecting Criterion discs since the 1990's but for the titles released by Criterion from August to December there were only two titles i wanted. The others i have seen but do not want to own a copy and the other titles i have not seen will check it out when my local library gets them. Happy for the folks who like the recent releases but for me a slow couple of months.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ahollis

Derrick King

Supporting Actor
Joined
Aug 15, 2003
Messages
902
Apparently Lionsgate is mentioned on the sellsheet for Amores perros, so it remains to be seen if this is a one-off done at Iñárritu's request or if they are now open to licensing out some of their catalog.
 

Forum Sponsors

Forum statistics

Threads
344,819
Messages
4,721,194
Members
141,343
Latest member
PJay