New Criterion: Videodrome & Eyes Without a Face

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  1. Jesse Blough

    Jesse Blough Second Unit

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  2. Rob Gardiner

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    I can't wait for VIDEODROME! I love the scene where
    James Woods "loses" the gun.
     
  3. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    I am a great fan of James Woods so I will get this no matter what

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    I really don't care for VIDEO but I'd love to have a couple of the extras especially that roundtable thing. I'm not sure if that alone will make it worth the Criterion price tag though. Perhaps if I can find it for around $25.
     
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    Awesome! Videodrome finally gets the special edition treatment...from Criterion, no less!

    Quite a nice array of features listed there. I hope the "and more!" includes the alternate/extended TV version scenes, as some of those were quite interesting.

    Can't wait!
     
  6. David_Blackwell

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    I love Videodrome and the extras for the Criterion DVD sound like an amazing list. I so need this DVD for this very screwed up movie.
     
  7. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    I hope the Criterion Videodrome showcases all of the alternative scenes that were used for the bizarre "TV" version of the film (which still occationally shows up on A&E).

    Regardless, I can't believe this is coming out-- AWESOME!

    Now Fox, will you PLEASE call Toronto and set up that FLY SE DVD?
     
  8. Jesse Blough

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    No comments on Eyes Without a Face? I never heard of it until now but it sounds neat.
     
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    how many dvds have a Cronenberg commentary?
     
  10. Joe Schwartz

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    Offhand, I know that Spider and the Canadian edition of eXistenZ have Cronenberg commentaries.
     
  11. Jacob McCraw

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    SO HAPPY!

    The new Rabid SE is going to have a commentary and the Fast Company SE that just came out has a commentary. Naked Lunch has one of my favorite commentaries ever with Cronenberg and Peter Weller.

    Let Criterion do The Fly and it could have a commentary, and I'm sure they'd let Cronenberg approve the transfer.
     
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    The criterion Dead Ringers DVD has a commentary. The Crash laserdisc had one, but i dont think it's on the dvd version.
     
  13. Will K

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    All I can say is WOW.

    Long live the new flesh.
     
  14. Aaron Silverman

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    Death to Videodrome! Long live the new flesh!!!
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  15. John Kilduff

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    I'm looking forward to the Criterion version of "Videodrome". It was a deliciously twisted movie, and I thought James Woods was great in it.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Also, Debbie Harry looks great topless.
     
  16. Rob Lutter

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    Eyes Without a Face! w00t!

    Hopefully Criterion retranslates the subtitles because the ones on the Image LD are pretty godawful (lots of missed lines, etc...)
     
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    Awesome! Simply awesome... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. Justin_S

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    This is some of the very best DVD news I have ever heard! Videodrome is definitely Cronenberg's best film (though all his films are masterpieces IMO), which is saying a hell of a lot, and is also one of my top 10 favorite films of all time. I have been longing for a SE for years now. I've said in the past that I hope Criterion would do it, but I never actually thought they would. The extras sound truly outstanding, and there's obviously no chance in hell that I won't be getting this the second of release.

    As for Eyes Without a Face, its a fantastic film, but I've known it was coming for a while now. Will definitely be picking it up as well.
     
  19. Kevin M

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    First Naked Lunch now Videodrome.....long live the new criterion flesh.

    ...um, since Universal & Criterion seem to have a good working relationship I wonder if John Carpenter's The Thing would be a possibility...NAH, I get the feeling that unless Criterion can come up with some fairly good extras (since the current version, although sans 16:9, has some rather extensive extras) it wouldn't be worth it to them.
     
  20. Marc Colella

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    I'm not really a fan of Videodrome, so I'll pass on it.

    However, I'm glad that Universal still continues to license out to Criterion.

    I'm sure there are a few Universal titles I'd love to see get the Criterion treatment - ie, Double Indemnity.
     

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