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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Brandon Conway, May 7, 2008.
i was going to say all that too, but by the time i put that list on there i forgot.
On a side note, DVDBeaver just posted the review for "The Thief of Baghdad." from Criterion on their site.
Great news is that IT IS NOT pictureboxed!!!!
From the review, it looks liek the picture quality and supplements are, as usual, superb and in-depth. check it out!
The Thief of Bagdad - Criterion Collection
If they were smart, they'd release Armageddon. Buena Vista/Disney already dropped the goddamn ball there, as far as I'm concerned. There's too many super hits that are being ignored for no good reason, especially now that the format war is over.
Couldn't agree more. I don't mind waiting for Criterion releases though, because the quality of presentation and content blows other studios away.
Now that would be one yummy lossless audio track...
September's Sound & Vision Magazine has a nice in-depth article and interview on Criterion's Blu-ray plans. The online version is here:
Sound & Vision Magazine - Criterion Remastered
Here's the interview portion (although I suggest everyone check out the rest of the article):
One of the potential "benefits" of Criterion sitting on the sidelines, one hopes, is that now a lot of the perils of DNR/EE/Grain removal are now being discussed. Let's hope that Criterion's been reading/listening and when they begin producing BDs they are able to avoid the pitfalls that other companies have fallen into with regards to using [or rather, overusing] those tools.
Hmm mentioning Seven Samurai as a BR release is interesting indeed
Thanks for posting this. It is a pretty interesting read and I am really looking forward to Criterion's first Blu releases. I too think black and white looks gorgeous in HD and look forward to having more titles available.
It's good to see Criterion taking the inclusion of Blu-Ray seriously by ensuring the actual film is respected.
And black and white films can look unbelievably gorgeous in HD. I can only imagine how incredible Fellini's 8 1/2 will look.
It might be tough with a slow rollout of 1 or 2 movies a month, but if the right films are used - it makes it much easier to handle. Really looking forward to their BD release of foreign films as the BD catalog of titles out now is very lacking in this regard.
Have any dates been announced? I'm especially looking forward to The Third Man....
The only timeframe we've been given is the month of October for the initial releases.
Actually, it was pushed back to November.
I suspect that details about the first batch will be released late tomorrow. They usually do new announcements on the 15th.
Someone e-mailed "Jon Mulvaney" and he replied that the blu-ray releases were being pushed back to November.
That's too bad, but the wait won't kill me and the way this fall is stacking up with discs I want to purchase I may need the time to come up with a money-making scheme.
The first five are up on Criterion's site. Sad to see that The Third Man, The Man Who Fell to Earth and The Last Emperor have all had supplements trimmed compared to their DVD counterparts (though mostly in the form of booklets).
None of the titles I was interested in. But it looks like they may be releasing them in the order of the list in the original announcement, so maybe The 400 Blows will be in the next batch.
What's with the old school audio?
Good to finally see the long-rumored Criterion release of Bottle Rocket coming on both BD & SD.
But... no spine numbers for the Blu titles??? What's up with that??