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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Damin J Toell, Jan 15, 2003.
So we won't be able to purchase those titles individually?
I've only seen the 400 blows and right now I have only about 20-40$ per month dvd budget, but I WILL be getting this, despite what I have to skip between now and then, 400 Blows is one of the all time perfect films in my opinion (see signature). My only complaint is that they're calling the box "the adventures of antoine doinal" Something much simpler like "Doinal" I would prefer (I can see the box now, silver or gold embossed "Doinal" along the spine) however I don't doubt that Criterion will do justice by the set.
I wouldn't be surprised to see the titles available individually, this will be Criterion's biggest set yet, however you can't get the eisenstein or dreyer discs separate so who knows.
But before you get all irate at having to buy them all consider the cost of buying them separate
400 Blows SRP - 40$
Stolen Kisses - 30 or 40$ (we don't know how many extras yet)
Bed and Board - 30 or 40
Love on the Run - 30 or 40
Antoine and Collette 30 (it is after all a short film, however for the box set, I expect many extras on this disc)
Even if you would only get two of these you're essentially better off getting the box set, because for 20$ you're getting two more films, a short film, and probably a heck of a lot of extras.
Criterion + Truffaut =
Very cool news!
This year just keeps getting more and more expensive.
If the Eisenstein set is any indication, this Truffaut set will be priced between $125-$150 CAD in Canada (not including the 15% tax in Ontario).
All I want is The 400 Blows, but I'm not willing to spend that much money on only 1 desired DVD (if they're not available seperately).
Let's hope Criterion has some sense and plans to release them seperately.
It never ceases to amaze me that people who like The 400 Blows but not Antoine and Colette, Stolen Kisses & Bed and Board exist. Of course tastes differ, but I still don't get it, possibly because those three films are amongst my all time favorites.
In any event, I am glad that Criterion is only releasing them as a set -- these movies really do belong together.
The big question for me is how the Criterion extras stack up against the MK2 (R2 - France) Doinel box that I have. I'm going to have a really hard time justifying buying it again unless Criterion does something pretty amazing. (Which I suspect they might).
The hints given out by Criterion as to 400 Blows returning to the catalog have come true, and with interest!
To the Truffaut news, we have also Contempt and Band of Outsiders The New Wave rolls on.
I'm glad I unloaded my Criterion DVD for $450.00 already.
A very welcome box set. I've got all of these on DVD already, but I think I'll have to upgrade.
Are they anamorphic (when applicable)? The 400 Blows was among the very first Criterion DVD releases and was not anamorphic.
I'm more excited by The White Sheik announcement since that was completely unexpected and the Doinel set had been known for some time.
I love Stolen Kisses and do consider it Truffaut's best, 400 Blows goes without saying, and Antoine & Collette is very good as well. But I'm much more mixed on the other 2. I'll likely still buy the set but it's a big chunk of change at a time when a lot of other "musts" are coming out.
Oh my, I have to find a job!
I am also excited about The White Sheik by Fellini, strange that this was overlooked at first