New Criterions Coming: 3 Women, Floating Weeds

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    You know, even though I don't pick up too many of the Criterion new releases (too busy buying older ones), I always love seeing the new covers. They just get better and better.

    ShaunS
     
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    Deeeeeeeeeeelicioso[​IMG]
     
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    Wow. I was beginning to believe 3 Women would never surface. What fabulous news! I think I might actually be in a state of genuine shock.
     
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    God, I've never even heard of these movies but Criterion has the most amazing artwork ever. Simply beautiful.
     
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    Can't wait to see Floating Weeds. Criterion has even more Ozu discs on the way.
     
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    Jun Dai rules!


    THREE WOMEN-at last!


    Now, if only Warners will let Criterion do BREWSTER MCCLOUD, which they intimated in a chat was 'not marketable' sales-wise.
     
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    3 Women is a good movie and worth seeing (helps if you know something about Jungian psychoanalytic theory, though) and in any normal set of Criterion releases, it could hold its head up.

    However, against 'Floating Weeds' it pales into insignificance (and I must stress that I am an Altman fan). This movie is, even by Criterion's standards, a major release (Ozu's works have been shamefully neglected in the West) and along with Tokyo Story (by the same director) is an utterly essential purchase for anyone who has any claim to be serious about movies. As with nearly all Ozu's work, there's very little outward drama, no 'exciting' plot, and the camera never moves in a scene. But there is practically nothing in all of cinema to match the humanistic insight of Ozu's work.
     
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    Finally 3 Women!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't wait to see what special features will be included on the DVD.

    This & the Marx Brothers news makes it a great day for me!
     
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    This is great news. I've been looking forward to seeing Floating Weeds ever since reading Roger Ebert's Great Movies review of it. I also believe it has a place on his all-time Top Ten.
     
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    I have the old LD of Floating Weeds, but I'm sure Criterion has done a new transfer for the DVD and I'll definitely want to get it!
     
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    Looks like they are going to re-release Charade in April as well - Universal must have renegotiated the rights to Criterion for it.
     
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    I cannot begin to express how thrilled I am that 3 Women is coming in April. I have been waiting for this since the 2002 Fox chat.
     
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    Specs are up:

    3 Women
    - New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
    - Audio commentary by director Robert Altman
    - Stills gallery of rare production and publicity photos
    - Original theatrical trailer
    - English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
    - Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    (A Story of) Floating Weeds
    - Disc One: A Story of Floating Weeds
    - New high-definition digital transfer with restored image and sound
    - Audio commentary by Japanese film historian Donald Richie
    - New score by noted silent-film composer Donald Sosin
    - New and improved English subtitle translation by Donald Richie
    - Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    - Disc Two: Floating Weeds
    - New high-definition digital transfer with restored image and sound
    - Audio commentary by film critic Roger Ebert
    - Original theatrical trailer
    - New and improved English subtitle translation by Donald Richie
    - Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    Both titles are 39.95.
     
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    Floating Weeds[​IMG]

    That cover is gorgeous. I cannot wait!!!!![​IMG]
     
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    Can I start the naked dancing? [​IMG]
     
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    Most of us have already done so, so why not. [​IMG]
     
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    Great, great news! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Will this be the first time 3 Women will be OAR on home video?

    Gee whiz, it was great when MGM released Images last year and now this! What a coup! [​IMG]

    I have never seen Floating Weeds, but I think I'll take the risk.
     
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    I just took a stroll over to the Criterion Forums and there's more great Altman news!

    California Split has been in limbo for soooooooooooo long now, finally I can see it! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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