Does Criterion ever re-release DVDs?

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  1. Andrew s wells

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    I sure hope so. I would love to be able to get "The Rock".. I saw it before at best buy and should have snapped it up when I had the chance. Now its no longer there (or anywhere here.. N.C..) so.. any hope for me? I dont want the original non-anamorphic version. Thanks in advance
     
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    The Rock is not out-of-print, or anything. Hunt around on an online store for it. A great transfer, IMHO.

    But to answer your question, yes.. Criterion occasionally re-releases titles. (Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast, and Fritz Lang's M have recieved re-releases, with improved transfers and stuff)

    EDIT : Quite correct, Douglas. M is not out yet.
     
  3. Douglas Bailey

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    Caveat: M is listed on Criterion's site as having a new edition coming, but it's not out yet.

    Criterion also re-issued The 400 Blows (as part of the Antoine Doinel set) and Charade.
     
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    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    Yes!
    Beauty & The Beast.
    Armageddon is rumored too be released, is it not?
     
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    Beauty and the Beast was released in a vastly improved version (new print and with the entire Philip Glass opera included as an additional extra). Two Jaques Tati films - Mon Oncle and Monsieur Hulot's Holiday - were reissued I think in identical format.
     
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    Waiting for Criterion to re-release all of their widescreen titles in anamorphic... [​IMG]
     
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    Will Criterion ever revisit their now OOP 'Dead Ringers' or either of their John Woo titles?
     
  8. Scott_MacD

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    Not without upsetting a lot of bootleggers. [​IMG]

    On topic, I've no idea. Who has release rights to the Woo films in the US? I picked up the Fox Lorber versions a good while back, but aren't these OOP too?
     
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    The Woo titles believe it or not are owned by Buena Vista (Disney). This may have changed very recently but I can't confirm that. There is now a Fortune Star release of THE KILLER that is part of a John Woo box set with Bullet in the Head. Someday soon I will finish the review of it. It has very little extras but the quality while not perfect, is the best that it has been for Region 1. The box set is all region.

    HARD BOILED is being re-released by Tartan in the UK (Region2)with in the next few months. I don't know much more about it. The current remastered Mei Ah version (all region) is the best there is at the moment. Again, not perfect, but the best available aside from the French HKVIDEO DVD.

    Both of these were on Buena Vista's release list for a while as R rated English dubbed only DVD's but never were released.

    Matt
     

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