Criterion commentaries and supplements licensed out

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  1. jon_farthing

    jon_farthing Agent

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    Hi,

    Does anyone have a list of commentaries and supplementals Criterion have licensed out to other companies, including other regions?

    Some I can think of off the top of my head:

    Halloween Commentary (Anchor Bay 25th Anniversary edition)
    Monty Python & The Holy Grail Commentary (Columbia)

    And on region two:

    Armageddon (Buena Vista)- all supplementals
    Chasing Amy - all supplementals

    With a lot of the more 'mainstream' films from the laserdisc days unlikely to be relicensed to Criterion it would be nice to see more of their excellent supplements licensed to other companies, rather than being lost for ever.

    Regards,


    Jon Farthing

    edit: I'm new to this and not sure how to edit thread titles, but on reflection maybe it should finish with a question mark if a mod could edit it.
     
  2. Michael Harris

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    I believe "Boogie Nights" SE has the Criterion supplements including commentary.

    I fully agree that Criterion should try to strike license some of the material they created for their LD titles. I would love to have thier commentary for "High Noon" reappear. I would even consider buying their commentaries on CD - mastering them as an MP3 would allow the full film length commentary to fit on a CD.

    No reason to let this treasure just rot in the vault.
     
  3. Rob Lutter

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    I think the reason for that was less Criterion licensing it out and more PT Anderson OWNING the commentary track himself.
     
  4. Scott Temple

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    I think the four commentary tracks on New Line Cinema's 2-Disc Platinum Series release of "Se7en" were ported over from Criterion's LaserDisc.
     
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    rutger_s Supporting Actor

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    The 4 commentaries for the Platinume Se7en are "new-to-DVD." None have appeared on laserdisc.

    The bonus materials for Armageddon and Chasing Amy are the properties of Buena Vista save for the Armageddon gag reel. That one is exclusive to Criterion.
     
  6. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Producer

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    Nope - those were all new. The Criterion LD included only one edited commentary - it's nowhere to be found on the DVD...
     
  7. Will*B

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    The Buena Vista R2 version of The Rock SE has the Criterion laserdisc/DVD commentary.


    Let's all hope that Criterion decide to licence the extras from The Game SE to a company who actually wants to do it!
     
  8. Kevin M

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    I would love to see the licencing of the Criterion commentaries for Taxi Driver, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, The Man Who Fell To Earth & Bram Stoker's Dracula.
     
  9. Jeff Newcomb

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    Criterion has licensed unnamed "certain supplements" to New Line. So far, the only thing that has surfaced from that deal is Bodies, Rest and Motion which was subsequently licensed to Image.
     
  10. Bill McA

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    New Line's Once Were Warriors DVD contains the Criterion LD commentary and supplements.
     
  11. Mike Wadkins

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    and trainspotting
     
  12. andrew markworthy

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    I don't know about extras, but I believe that Criterion remasters occasionally are licensed out to/done in conjunction with R2 companies. E.g. the restoration/mastering of the forthcoming The Leopard is a joint effort with the BFI (British Film Institute, which has a smallish but praiseworthy output of arthouse R2DVDs).
     
  13. Gordon McMurphy

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    The Criterion commentaries for Taxi Driver, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, The Man Who Fell To Earth are a Holy Grail to me. But I doubt I'll ever hear them - I don't have a Laserdisc player, the Criterion Lasers are rare and expensive and I doubt that there will ever be Criterion DVD editions of the films or that Criterion will ever lend out the commentaries.

    Maybe one sunny day though...
     
  14. Nate Anderson

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    I just hope they license out the extras from the Evita laserdisc, unless they want to do it themselves. Either way, HURRY UP!
     
  15. Josh Steinberg

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    I'd love to hear commentary from Bram Stoker's Dracula...!
     
  16. Jeff_HR

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    I for one want to see the "King Kong" commentary on the WB set when it finally gets released.
     
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    I certainly hope "Short Cuts" is among the unnamed supplements.
     
  18. Jon Robertson

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    I'd love to see Crash, Naked, Damage, Shine and Menace II Society re-released by New Line with the Criterion supplements.
     
  19. Oliver_Groth

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    Other great commentaries that should make it to DVD are The Fisher King and Raging Bull.

    Luckily, I still have many of the above mentioned LD's.[​IMG]
     
  20. Mark Zimmer

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    I believe that the Pythons own the commentary to Holy Grail, which is how it ended up on the Columbia disc.
     

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