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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Marc Colella, Dec 22, 2004.
Jean Renoir's The River
Hehe, beat me by 10 minutes. The Jules and Jim cover will show up here:
Maybe someone should make a movie called "Box Art Coming Soon," just so everyone can think it's a Criterion release. Well, OK, maybe not. I didn't even know they were doing a release of Jules and Jim, a movie that I actually haven't seen, so I'll have to check that out when it's released.
Sorry Paul, timing is everything. I inserted the link to the Jules and Jim coverart image in my post. I'm all over The Eclipse (too bad it's only a single disc release... so far) and Jules and Jim. Antonioni and Truffaut in the same month is a nice way to force some wallets open.
Thanks for the info, Marc! I've heard only great things about Jules et Jim, so I'm sure to blind buy it on release. Always up for more Renoir, and Young Torless sounds pretty good (awesome cover). I've never seen any Antonioni, but this disc sure sounds packed. Already shaping up to be another great year..Bring on some more Bergman!
I know nothing about it, but I doubt you can go wrong with a movie titled The Sword of Doom. Cool cover, too.
I had no idea "Jules et Jim" was in the offing! Great news about "L'Eclisse", too. Has anybody seen "The Sword of Doom"? Like Matt, I've never heard of it either... but color me interested!
According to Criterion's homepage, it's two discs: "Michelangelo Antonioni's classic examination of modern alienation, L'eclisse, will be released by Criterion in early 2005. The two-disc special edition..." Specs are now also in for the Andrzej Wajda boxset: http://www.criterionco.com/asp/boxed_set.asp?id=282
Oh goodness... I'll definitely buy "Jules and Jim" and probably "L'Ecclise," but the rest I'll add to my Netflix queue. I love Criterion, and am usually willing to buy their films blind, but I just can't afford all of these DVDs...
Add the Andrzej Wajda 3 War Films Box Set to March's releases which includes A Generation, Ashes and Diamonds and Kanal. BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES: New, restored high-definition digital transfers Audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf on Ashes and Diamonds Exclusive new interviews on each film with Andrzej Wajda, assistant director Janusz Morgenstern, and film critic Jerzy Plazewski Vintage newsreel on the making of Ashes and Diamonds Ceramics from Ilza (Ceramika Ilzecka), Wajda’s 1951 film school short Rare behind-the-scenes production photos, publicity stills, and posters for all three films A gallery of Andrzej Wajda’s original drawings and paintings New and improved English subtitle translations Plus: New essays by film scholars and critics Ewa Mazierska, John Simon, and Paul Coates
Yes I hope Criterion will release 'Face To Face' in 2005 - this would be a great follow-up to their superb sets of 'Scenes From A Marriage' and 'Fanny And Alexander', not to mention all their other Bergman releases. The March line-up from Criterion is awesome - Jules and Jim, L'eclisse and the Wajda trilogy in one month! Can the rest of the year get any better than this!?
I remember reading that a week ago, but assumed the specs mentioned on the DVD features page meant it was only a 1-discer. But I think you're right, since their features aren't always accurate at first. Should be a nice release.
When is the new, re-mastered PLAYTIME coming out!!! On another note - cool releases, didn't think Jules and Jim was so close on the horizon. The Sword of Doom looks like definite blind-buy material... flippin' cool cover art!
Of course the total winner in this group is the one people here keep ignoring - The River. A wonderful picture, with great photography and simple poetic direction. A masterpiece - very excited to see the transfer.
Those Box Art Coming Soon jokes are so silly that they crack me up every single time.
Re: Sword of Doom - YES!!!!!! I knew Janus had the rights and have been hoping for a Criterion version for years. Since the extras are a bit light I do hope this has the lower Criterion price-point. A heads up to any other fans of Sword of Doom, Okamoto's Samurai Assassin is coming from Animeigo in Feb.
It's also Martin Scorsese's favourite Renoir picture - which is why I'm thrilled Criterion have him talking about it on the disc.
I'll also recommend The River. I haven't actually seen it in years, but remember it as being very good. Great effin' news on the Wajda set - now I know why my Spidey sense told me to hold off on getting the current releases of Kanal and Ashes and Diamonds.
Great ! I have been looking forward to L'Eclisse and Jules and Jim for a long time. I don't know why L'Eclisse took so long because the Martin Scorsese documentary My Voyage to Italy featured clips from a nearly pristine print.
Bumping to show the newly added Jules et Jim coverart: I like it, but I still prefer the original artwork for the film.