Criterion "Bottle Rocket" and "Royal Tennenbaums"

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  1. Adam_S

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    Ain't it Cool News has a report in that there will be criterion editions of both Bottle Rocket and Royal Tennenbaums. Take the information with a grain of salt, it is after all, AICN, but criterion did mention they had two recent films scheduled for 2002 in their chat, and these could be one or both of those (dunno if Bottle Rocket would be a 'recent' film or not). Apparently the scooper was at a screening that included a 60 minute QA chat with Wes Anderson himself, who gave out the news.
    the article is here
    http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=10912
    Adam
     
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    If that's true, well then it's just about the coolest damn DVD news I've heard since "Episode I" was announced. I'll try not to get too excited, but damn... I think I'll go watch "Rushmore CC" and see if that settles me down. Thanks for the link,
    Pieter
     
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    Fingers crossed for a CC "Bottle Rocket". [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fantastic news if true.
     
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    And of course, I just bought Bottle Rocket! [​IMG]
     
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    That could potentially be the most incredible set of films to bear the Criterion banner. This is excellent news, and couldn't happen to a better set of films.

    Criterion, if you're listening, these are two automatic purchases from me. Rushmore gets more airplay then nearly any other film in my DVD player.
     
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    Bottle Rocket would be cool as Criterion. But again, I wonder why such odd titles to "Criterion-ize?" I mean, I try to forget that they put out not one, but two Bay films. Anyway, I would like to see this on the Criterion mark.
     
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    I love Luke and Owen Wilson! Unlike most of the New

    Faceless Hollywood Types, they actually have a Personality and Film Presence that they both bring to their film efforts.

    I just picked up the Guilty Pleasure "Home Fries", and enjoyed "Dog Park" on Encore. Can't wait for the tidbits, that will hopefully be included in the Criterion releases.

    On another note, I believe Criterion is producing a 3DVD set of the seminal rock film "Monterey Pop".
     
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    If Criterion is doing it then I trust they'll include the shorter original version of Bottle Rocket.
    Jim
     
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    Bottle Rocket is a Columbia film. I thought Columbia/Tri-Star no longer licences its films to Criterion. Also Tennenbaums is distributed by Buena Vista which also no longer licences to Criterion.
     
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    It would be very cool to see both of these as Criterions.

    I'm always looking for new ones to add to the collection of my Criterions.
     
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    I love Wes and this is cool news, but I'm surprised that Wes Anderson would be so thoroughly represented by Criterion in comparison to other directors. Seems a bit odd to me because I feel certain they could work out deals for other diverse stuff.

    I always felt that they kept things really balanced so that lots of different works were represented in their collection. This would seem to overly represent WA in their set.

    Of course, maybe they are just putting out what they can get, when they can get it.
     
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    Vince, you have a very good point.

    I really hope that this pans out. It would perfectly pair with Rushmore.

    Hitchcock has four Criterions? Wow...I'll have to look at the list of collection more closely.
     
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    My opinion is that Criterion is releasing whatever they can.
    It's obvious, since they want to "Criterionize" a film (The Royal Tennenbaums) that noone can claim is "important" - because it hasn't even been released to theatres yet.
     
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    Thanks Vince! Hitchcock will have five Criterions by 2002.

    The sound you hear is the deep sighing of my checkbook.
     

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