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No Criterion CollectionTrainspotting DVD....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dwayne, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. Dwayne

    Dwayne Supporting Actor

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    I have heard for the longest time that Criterion would be releasing Trainspotting. I finally shot off an email to Jon Mulvaney at Criterion asking him if this was ever going to happen. I got a response from him today:
     
  2. Duncan Harvey

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    This is disappointing. I sold my BV DVD of this some time ago in anticipation of a Criterion release, so my thoughts now turn to buying it anew.
    But can anyone clarify if the Canadian version is different from the US release. I seem to recall a comment that like the Can version of Good Will Hunting, it was anamorphic.
    Anyone got the Canadian version and can confirm specs?
     
  3. Jun-Dai Bates

    Jun-Dai Bates Stunt Coordinator

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    Where did you hear that they were releasing it in the first place? The only place I saw was criteriondvd.com, and I was never sure if they had received confirmation from Criterion on that, or if they had just made it up (They had zilch for details). In any case, Criteriondvd.com recently confirmed the Criterion won't be releasing it. My recommendation is that you buy a new copy of Trainspotting (I'm pretty sure that Criterion won't be releasing it within the next year), and never sell dvd's in anticipation of better editions--wait until you have the better edition in your hands.
     
  4. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    The Canadian release of Trainspotting is NOT anamorphic.
    The transfer isn't great, just adequate.
    Looks like we no longer will be seeing Criterion releasing major titles.
    Hopefully Buena Vista will give Trainspotting the DVD a re-release that it deserves.
     
  5. Jose Q

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    I recall the rumors in the beginning of the year about The Rock, Spartacus and Trainspotting from Criterion.
    The Rock came out.
    Spartacus came out.
    No Trainspotting.
    I guess that's how things work in this crazy hobby. May be a Vista Series release is on it's way? you never know...
     
  6. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    So how is the current release??
    I've heard it's not-so-good.
    ALL I care about is the video and sound, I really don't care about any extras.
    So does anyone want to comment??
    I'm talking about the US release specifically.
    Thanks!
    Aaron Croft.
    [Edited last by Aaron Croft on August 29, 2001 at 12:26 AM]
     
  8. Jeff Adkins

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    Both the U.S. and Canadian releases use Criterion's uncut, unrated transfer (the R-rating on the jacket of the U.S. release is incorrect...it is unrated). Most of the supplements from the Criterion laserdisc are found on the Canadian release. The main missing supplement is the audio commentary.
    Get the Canadian release from Alliance as it is the closest thing available to the Criterion LD.
    Jeff
     
  9. alan halvorson

    alan halvorson Cinematographer

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    Or your could actually get the Criterion LD, as I have done. They can be had pretty reasonable too on Ebay.
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  10. Ken_McAlinden

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  11. John Sturge

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    I want to see Man Bites Dog and Sonatine on Dvd too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. Don Myles

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    This is very disappointing. I have been eagerly awaiting the Criterion Version of Trainspotting for ages.
    Hopefully they can acquire the rights or BV will put out a decent SE.
    Wouldn't mind a Criterion release of Man Bites Dog either mind you.
    Don
     

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