Criterion Breakaway Group?

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  1. Ian_H

    Ian_H Supporting Actor

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    What was the name of that new company that was going to start releasing DVDs? They were made up of people (I think) from Criterion. They have a website I just don't remember the URL.

    -Ian
     
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    Wow. A Criterion breakaway group? I look forward to seeing what sort of stuff THEY bring to bear on the market!
     
  4. Ian_H

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    Yep that's what I was looking for.

    Thanks!!

    --Ian
     
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    Does anyone know any more about Plexifilm, in terms of their goals for DVD releases? (i.e. more content, better picture quality, etc.). I guess it's always good to see more competition (and options) in the DVD market!
     
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    According to the Plexifilm site, their initial catalog will be announced the week of December 15. Since the 15th is a Saturday, I guess we will see the list next Monday. Looking forward to it.
     
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    If you look at the web-site it says the titles will be announced on tuesday the 18th.

    KrisM
     
  8. Dave Barth

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    Oh great, the day I'm in the air flying to the west coast.
    Man, between snapper cases and the timing of the announcement, this hobby's gonna kill me [​IMG]
    Seriously though, I cannot help but view this as a good thing for fans of the genres of film likely to be released by this collection of former Criterion employees [​IMG]
     
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  10. Marc Colella

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    There are plenty of 90's independant films that I would love to see Plexifilm release.
     
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    Or 70s and 80s films. I can think of a number of Canadian films that need a DVD releas, and probably will have a hard time finding their way out without a label like this.
     
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    Is it too early to start pestering them to release The Ninth Configuration on dvd? [​IMG]
     
  13. Jon Robertson

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    It already has a R2 special edition in the UK, with Blatty commentary, a documentary and eight deleted scenes.

    It's only mono and is non-anamorphic 2.35:1, but it's still worth it.

    Perhaps Plexifilm can improve on the technical aspects of the disc, while keeping the supplements? One can dream...
     
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