New Criterions: Secret Honor, Fat Girl, Eyes Without a Face

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  1. Marc Colella

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    Hopefully the links to the pics will stay up.

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    Oh Yeah, I remember Fat Girl(2001)

    The film that got banned in Canada.
    seen it, and forgot about it.
    Can't remember if I liked it or not.

    Well, if its Criterion, maybe it will be the UNCUT version
    NC-17 version if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Any word on the long-promised Criterion edition of Preston Sturges' UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (1948)?
     
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    You forgot one:

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  5. Marc Colella

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    Nope, it was mentioned a couple days ago in this thread:

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=206172


    I'm iffy on Fat Girl.

    I liked it (as somewhat disturbing as it was) but I'm not sure it has much replay value. I'll only know after a 2nd viewing.

    One things for sure, it's got one hell of an ending!
     
  6. Marc Colella

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    The specs are up on the Criterion site now:

    #257 - SECRET HONOR - $39.95
    -New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
    -Two audio commentaries by director Robert Altman and co-writer Donald Freed
    -New video interview with actor Philip Baker Hall
    -Excerpts from archival films documenting key events in President Richard M. Nixon’s political career
    -Essay by film critic Michael Wilmington
    -English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
    -Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    #258 - TANNER '88 - $29.95
    -New digital transfers of all eleven episodes
    -New video discussion between series creators Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau
    -Essays by film critic Michael Wilmington, video critic/curator Michael Nash, and culture critic Garry Kornblau
    -English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
    -Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition


    #259 - FAT GIRL - $29.95
    -New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
    -Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 soundtracks
    -The making of Fat Girl, compiled from behind-the-scenes footage
    -Original French and U.S. theatrical trailers
    -An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau, plus an interview with Breillat, translated from the French film magazine, Positif
    -New and improved English subtitle translation
    -Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
    -More!

    #260 - EYES WITHOUT A FACE - $29.95

    -New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
    -Blood of the Beasts (Le Sang des bêtes), Georges Franju’s graphic but beautiful poetic 1949 short documentary about Paris slaughterhouses
    -Theatrical trailers
    -Stills gallery of rare production photos and promotional material
    -New essays by acclaimed novelist Patrick McGrath (Spider, Dr. Haggard’s Disease) and writer/film historian David Kalat (Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe, The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse: A Study of the Twelve Films and Five Novels)
    -New and improved English subtitle translation
    -Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
    -More!
     
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    So, will this will be a two-disc release? Tanner has a $29.95 price tag, but it will surely be a 2 or 3 disc set, what with it having a running time of over 5.5 hours.

    But this is Awesome news.
    Great releases once again from Criterion.
     
  8. Drew Reiber

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    Still waiting for more Michelangelo Antonioni, Seijun Suzuki, luis Bunuel, Orson Welles and Equinox. (heart sinks)
     
  9. Gordon McMurphy

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    I'm sure we'll see those titles in 2005. Everything cannot come out at once.
     
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    I wouldn't be so sure. Equinox has been a possibility since 2001, so there must be complications that are beyond their ability to overcome. Some Welles is still due out by the end of 2004, as well. As for Antonioni, if more of his films aren't released in 05 (as Eros is), I highly doubt they're even coming on this format...
     
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    Am still really hoping for a Criterion release of Jean-Luc Godard's 'Pierrot le Fou'. It was rumored at CriterionForum.org but has still not appeared.

    I have the R2 re-release which is superb for picture quality, but I really can't wait for a Criterion with all the extras. The cover design alone should be worth the price!
     
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    None of these are titles I'd buy unseen (which is something of a needed break after the expensive Criterion sets I want coming in September), but I am interested in seeing them all. I particularly want to see Phillip Baker Hall's take on Nixon.
     

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