Seven Samurai scheduled for a theatrical re-release

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According to Zap2it.com :
There's much more to this article, including news on other potential Kurosawa re-releases, so click the link above if you're so inclined.
 

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(Raises Eyebrow) So if these are the first "new Prints" made in decades, I assume struck from a negative source, will we get a new DVD showing off these "new prints" since Criterion was apparently not supplied with the best of elements for their previous DVD Release of Seven Samurai? They did a great job with what they had but if better prints are available then we would of course love to see them in our collections.
Assuming that any of this is true to begin with.
 

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I'm not going to hold my breath that this will play other than maybe one night as part of the film series at the arts center in town. That's bascially what happened with Ran, and I don't foresee this getting a weeklong run anywhere. (I think Rear Window only survived a week, and if that can't do it, well...) Nice to see they're doing this, but I expect all this means for most people is a potentially new DVD.
 

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Every year it seems like opening weekends on blockbuster films keep getting bigger and bigger. Is it getting to the point that films make so damn much money in their first three days, is because hardly anybody gets turned away due to sellouts.
I'm afraid you could be right considering 2001 can't even get a national re-release.

~Edwin
 

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Damn, I hope I get to see this!
 

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This was also listed in EW's recent "Summer Film Preview" issue. Hope it makes it hear, Atlanta gets some of the re-releases - Ran, Rear Window, Third Man, Sunset Blvd., to name a few recent ones, but doesn't really seem to get any of the Rialto ones like Obscure Object.
 

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This would be an awesome flick to see on the big screen. Here's hoping....

Rob
 

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(Raises Eyebrow) So if these are the first "new Prints" made in decades, I assume struck from a negative source, will we get a new DVD showing off these "new prints" since Criterion was apparently not supplied with the best of elements for their previous DVD Release...
My eyebrows have lifted all the way over the horizon and are now residing on the back of my neck...

Criterion is doing this with the newly restored elements of "Beauty on the Beast", so there is certainly precedent (or will be) on their end. Unfortunately, TOHO is reputed to be very difficult to deal with in terms of getting good elements and distribution rights. Then again, Criterion seems to be the only company with a consistent relationship with Toho, so who knows? And they did address Toho's concerns about the "restoration demo" on the first printing of SAMURAI...
 

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Well, I'm under no illusions here and I know that I will have to make a trip to Chicago to see it. Not a problem but since no dates have been announced, it's hard to make plans.

Bruce
 

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Oh if this was coming to Vancouver, I'd be on the next ferry. Actually, I'd be on the one before that one.

Jason
 

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Here in Glasgow they held a weeklong screening of Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Rashomon and The Seven samurai. Great movies and from next week onwards, they will show in Edinburgh more movies like Ikuru, The Hidden Fortress, Red Beard and others.
Guess I will be going again to see these movies.
Oscar Merkx
 

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Blockbusters should have no effect on a city getting this. Either you have a serious arthouse or you don't, simple as that. Luckily in Indy I would bet that Keystone will get it...they ran Hard Day's Night for a month for example.

And the Houston arthouse on Gray Rd (3 screens) had Rear Window for 2 weeks as I recall. I was lucky enough to see it during that run. I can see them also having 7 Sam for a week or 2.

I've never seen a Kurosawa on anything bigger than my home theater screen (and therefore not from a film source), so I would love to catch this.
 

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Holy cow! This is what I get for just paying attention to thread titles. I was thankful enough that Seven Samurai would be making the rounds, but I finally clicked the article link, and saw this...
Stray Dog? High and Low? Throne of Blood?? Oh yes. Oh yes, I am most appreciative!

Thankfully, 3 new arthouses have opened here, and we already had an old one, so chances look pretty good for me and my fellow Dallasites.
 

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