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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. Derrick King

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    I don't know about BRAZIL, but Criterion already confirmed that they will be releasing VIDEODROME and CHARADE on Blu-Ray. So some Universal titles are in play.
     
  2. Brandon Conway

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    I have yet to see a formal statement confirming these titles. It's very possible, but other than amazon.com placeholders that were since removed and online unofficial statements, we have yet to have any actual confirmation, to my knowledge.
     
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    Any chance at all that The Spy… will get a BD release? It is one of my favourite films and I've hesitated getting the SD DVD as an "upgrade" when it could come in BD.
     
  4. Brandon Conway

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    I guess there's always a chance, but I suspect Days of Heaven was a unique case. Criterion probably figured that DoH would be a good seller on Blu due to the cinematography, so they probably were willing to pay a little more for the additional Blu licensing. Interestingly enough, while the DVD of DoH says it is under "exclusive license" from Paramount, the Blu-ray says it is under "non-exclusive license". That tells me that not only did they have to have new negotiations, but that whatever they paid also did nothing to promise them that Paramount wouldn't release their own Blu-ray of the title.
     
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    I guess I'll just bite the bullet and get the DVD of The Spy… at some point. Oh well.
     
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    Criterion confirmed the titles here: http://theplaylistnation.blogspot.com/2010/05/criterion-confirms-thin-red-line.html
     
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    That cover is GORGEOUS. Great film, too. Must-buy for me.
     
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    criterion confirmed on twitter yesterday that Merry Christmas Mr. lawrence is coming later this year. Since that's another high profile title for Oshima I'm going to guess it'll probably be on blu as well.
     
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    Makes me curious if Seven Samurai and Thin Red Line will be big titles in September October or if they'll be the big (and only) December releases.

    It will be a shame if those titles are only available in a box, but that's what netflix is for. :)
     
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    Oh I am totally buying this box set as they are all fantastic films and that I have been campainging for "Head for quite a while. I even put it on my top ten list of american films that I would like Criterion to release on my web show Laserdisc Memories!!!
     
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    Interesting. This has been posted as being a Sony release several times in the SD forum from Mike Schlesinger (at Sony). I wonder if this has been in the works the whole time, or if this licensing deal is fairly recent?
     
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    Has anything been said regarding blu-ray releases for these titles? Or are they DVD only?
     
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    Rumour is Criterion will be releasing both a DVD and Blu-ray set. I wasn't going to bother getting these films again on DVD, but I'll get the Blu-ray set for sure.
     
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    More Criterion titles going OOP June 30th...





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    StudioCanal strikes again, and to the top of the Netflix they go (at least, the 7 I haven't seen).
     
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    Just in case anyone cares, the remaining In Print StudioCanal titles are:
    113 Big Deal on Madonna Street
    163 Hopscotch
    218 Le Cercle Rouge
    244 Elena And Her Men (Part of Stage and Spectacle Box Set)
    373 The Proud Valley & Native Land (Part of Paul Robeson: Portraits of an Artist Box Set)
    381 La Haine (Licensed from Universal)
    385 Army of Shadows
    424 Mafioso
    447 Le doulos
    478 Last Year at Marienbad

    Last Year at Marienbad is the only one on Blu-ray.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Last Year at Marienbad and Army of Shadows are licensed from Rialto, not StudioCanal.
     
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    So were a number of the 11 that are going OOP at the end of the month. StudioCanal licensed the titles to Rialto, who sub-licensed them to Criterion. (Look at the copyright info on the back of the packaging.)
     

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