Criterion John Waters set coming soon?

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    There's an article about the death of the midnight movie on Vanity Fair's website and they quote John Waters and add that PINK FLAMINGOS is available as "part of a Criterion Collection set." Um, it's not...yet. I was going to dismiss it as an editorial error - the Criterion MULTIPLE MANIACS streets tomorrow, or perhaps the writer was referring to the Criterion PINK FLAMINGOS and POLYESTER laser-discs. But then at HorrorHound this past weekend, Waters himself said, "There is more Criterion on the way."
    Very exciting news, and timely! Friday March 17th was the 45th anniversary of PINK FLAMINGOS.
     
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    Fingers crossed. I'll take anything from John Waters but I'd love it if he lets early movies like Hag In A Black Leather Jacket, etc. come out.
     
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    Unless he was referring to the old NewLine set

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    Over at The Quietus site, there's an interview with Waters...

    Is there a possibility of any more Criterions coming out?

    Well, if there is, I'm not really allowed to talk about it. You ask if there's a possibility - well, the answer to that would always be yes. Because... anything's possible (laughs) So, I will say "yes" is the answer to that. With no other comment.
     
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    I take the Vanity Fair piece, The Quietus interview, and Waters' own comments this past weekend as kind of a definitive "yes."
     
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    I really truly hope so.
     
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    Thumbs held! I have the New Line sets, but I'll happily upgrade!
     
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    I doubt Warner Bros. wants anything to do with Waters' catalog so getting Polyester and Hairspray through Criterion would be awesome.
     
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    I had those Criterion laser-discs and for POLYESTER, they reprinted the scratch-n-sniff cards at the original size and it was easily slipped into the laser-disc packaging. What would they do now? Diminutive little scratch-n-sniffs?
     
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    Interesting. John Waters was in New Orleans this past weekend and I was complimenting him on the Criterion release of Multiple Maniacs, and asked about Mondo Trasho ever appearing. He said it would cost a million dollars for the music rights so, no. He went on to say to look for more of his films coming to Blu-ray later.
     
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    Imagine a scale of talented filmmakers. Hitchcock is at one end and John Waters is at the other.
     
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    I would argue that Hitchcock and Waters are on the same side. Herschel Gordon Lewis would be on the other.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of both!!
     
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    If memory serves, the New Line DVD release of Polyester contained a specially formatted Odorama card.
     
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