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More Criterions on the Way! (New Hitchcock)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jim Rankin, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. Jim Rankin

    Jim Rankin Stunt Coordinator

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    Cool- Spellbound finally announced for release - coming in September, along with another film Man Bites Dog. Click Here for the details.
     
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    Man Bites Dog has been showing regularly on the Sundance Channel, but I keep forgetting to tape it.
     
  3. Douglas R

    Douglas R Cinematographer

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    Man Bites Dog--a tough one to take. I'll probably get the thing, because it draws me in. But I end up feeling soiled by the film sometimes. Perhaps it's because I still remember all too vividly how the audience in the commercial theater where I originally saw the thing kept on laughing during that rape scene. Ugh.
     
  5. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    Wiil be buying Spellbound, though I haven't seen it yet. Does anybody know if the remaining Hitchcock/Selznick picture, The Paradine Case, is scheduled to be released by Criterion? If not, I'll buy the budget release.
     
  6. Jim Rankin

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    Mark, we have pretty similiar tastes I see! Good, you give me something to shoot for - when my wife gets exasperated at all the boxes coming through the post to our home - I will simply say, "Hey, I have to try and keep up with Mark!"
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    Regards, Jim
     
  7. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    [​IMG] Jim, I wasn't implying that my collection was actually better, I was only referring to my copy of Rules of the Game (La Règle Du Jeu) AND your signature statement.
     
  8. Justin_S

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    This is great news! I have been waiting for a DVD of MAN BITES DOG for what seems like forever now! September just got even more expensive.
     
  9. Brian_L_Kleis

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    Woo Hoo!!! More Hitch - I'm so happy it's finally officially announced... Now if we could finally figure out why nobody seems to be pressed to put out To Catch a Thief onto DVD... Two of the most gorgeous people in the history of film (Pre-Princess, Grace Kelly and Cary Grant), with an above average Hitch movie, should be SCREAMING for a release date... Oh, well, still waiting...

    Yup, Rules of the Game would be great too... I officially second that request, and add Stroheim's Greed to the fray...
     
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    According to Martin Blythe of Paramount, "To Catch a Thief" is being restored. I expect this title to be released either late in the year or in 2003.




    Crawdaddy
     
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    Cool news on Spellbound. Don't like Man Bites Dog enough to buy it, though. Man, these next three months are gonna kill me!
     
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    Can't wait for Spellbound. I wish Criterion were doing Paradine Case as well, but, as far as I know, they're not.
     
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    I'll definitely be up for both of these. Spellbound is a great film, and the extras look splendid, but for me the real prize is the announcement of Man Bites Dog, both for the film itself -- one of the blackest of all black comedies -- and for the utterly hysterical short film Pas de C4 Pour Daniel-Daniel, which left me shaking with helpless laughter the first time I saw it.
    I've already got the laserdisc but will cheerfully upgrade to get 16:9 enhancement and better black-and-white.
    (Speaking of laughing, Man Bites Dog holds a fond memory for me: not long after I got it on laserdisc, I showed it to a friend who's possessed of an extremely black sense of humour. The scene of the main character's birthday party and his annoyed response to one gift-giver
    provoked in this friend one of the most severe laughing fits I've ever been privileged to witness. I thought he might die laughing.)
    doug
     
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    Man Bites Dog is just too strange and memorable to NOT pick up. I must have it. It must be mine.
    Bruce
     
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  18. Mark Walker

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    Vincent-

    Agreed. The audience I saw it with went from
    constant laughing to shock and utter silence for
    about the last 15 minutes of the
    film, and it leaves one with a real concern over the
    amount of "comic" violence we enjoy and injest.

    I thought the point was to make us evaluate that aspect
    of our viewing habits.

    Brilliant film, but too disturbing to consider a "must own"
    title for me...I just cannot imagine wanting to revisit it
    with any frequency.


    Mark
     
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    I wonder if THIS is going to be the final artwork Man Bites Dog? I sure hope so. If Critertion does release it that way then I applaud them.
    -Ian
     
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