solaris from criterion

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  1. phil choi

    phil choi Auditioning

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    the other criterion site (www.criteriondvd.com) has the info. they also posted the cover art for the upcoming "the vanishing".
    and deleted "trainspotting" from the coming soon list.
    [Edited last by phil choi on July 19, 2001 at 12:58 AM]
     
  2. Jeff Ulmer

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    Still a bit of a wait for mid to late 2002. I wonder if they are going to be using the Ruscico masters for this, including the supplements. The upcoming Image Vij disc looks like a carbon copy of the Ruscico release.
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    Phil, ya beat me to it! Anyway, I'm looking forward to Stalker and Solaris. Too bad about Trainspotting, though. I know a lot of people were waiting for that...
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  4. Mark_TS

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    The Ruscico edition will be hard to beat, but then again, CRITERION can be counted on to rise to the challenge...
    without 13 subtitle fields, 3 languages, and 3 menus hogging space, likely they can fit the film onto one disc, and the extras onto the other, which the Ruscico disc is understandably unable to do......a scholars commentary would be icing on the cake...
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    I dont know about MIRAMAX, but right now there is the Canadian ALLIANCE edition, which is pretty darn specail...
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    I had the Alliance version of Trainspotting, and wasn't impressed with the transfer. Also the menus were extremely slow.
    I sold it in the hopes of a re-release with an anamorphic transfer that will address the issues with picture quality.
    [Edited last by Marc Colella on July 19, 2001 at 03:26 PM]
     
  8. DonaldB

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    I'm quite happy with Ruscico's Solaris and will only buy the Criterion edition if it carries a commentary track or other significant extras.
    Any word when Ivan's Childhood may come out?
     
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    More importantly, in addition to Solaris, Mulvaney also confirmed Stalker! [​IMG]
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    SWEET! (re. Stalker [and Solaris, and The Vanishing, but mostly re. Stalker])
     
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    What is the latest on this great movie, Solaris? Is Criterion going to release it? I did a search and didn't find any news in that regard, so I resurrected this one.
    Is the Ruscico edition legal to purchase? I'm really looking forward to owning this movie on DVD.
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  12. Jeff Ulmer

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    The Ruscico version is legal to purchase privately, just not to distribute in North America.
    Criterion are said to be slating this for next year. I'm probably going to wait.
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    ...legal to purchase privately, just not to distribute...
    You know, this is one of those "unauthorized" versus "illegal" misconceptions that ... [bites tongue] ... oh, never mind.
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    I really can't wait to see this one come out. Anyone want to refresh our memories with a link to get the import Solaris?
     
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    quote: I dont know about MIRAMAX, but right now there is the Canadian ALLIANCE edition, which is pretty darn specail...[/quote]Unfortunately, it is also edited for content in at least one scene. Further discussion in this thread .
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    [Edited last by Ken_McAlinden on September 27, 2001 at 08:17 AM]
     
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    I guess this is an old thread recently resurrected, but I wanted to be sure all of you know that Jon Mulvaney has subsequently said that Criterion doesn't have dvd distribution rights for STALKER.
    SOLARIS, yes. IVAN'S CHILDHOOD, yes. STALKER, no.
    Ruscico will be releasing STALKER in the 4th quarter of this year (no precise date yet).
     
  16. Enrique B Chamorro

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    Several movies by Ruscico are being relabeled in the US
    by Image and Kino. Image's part # even gives the origins
    away; RUSD_ _ _ _ DVD.
    Image has from Ruscico;
    Aladdin's Magic Lamp
    Amphibian Man
    Barbara the Fair with the Silken Hair
    Father Frost
    Princess and the Pea
    Professor Dowell's Testament
    Through Fire, Water and Brass Pipes
    Torpedo Bombers
    Viy, or Spirit of Evil
    Kino has from Ruscico;
    Moscow does not Believe in Tears (?I think this is Ruscico?)
    Tchaikovsky
    No one seems to want to touch the Ruscico version of
    Andrei Rublyov, perhaps of the Criterion issue.
     
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    Kino will also be releasing Come & See on Oct. 23rd, I believe this is another Ruscico. I'm waiting for the new Dersu Uzala disc which was listed as 3rd quarter 2001 by Ruscico.
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  18. Rich Malloy

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    Don't expect for there to be Kino or Image versions of Ruscico's ANDREI RUBLEV, SOLARIS, or IVAN'S CHILDHOOD (slated for next year). Criterion has North American DVD rights for all these films.
    Ruscico's upcoming STALKER, on the other hand, might eventually come out under another label in North America, as Criterion has recently stated that they do not have DVD rights to this film. And Ruscico's upcoming MIRROR might also get a North American release under the Kino label, since Kino has some sort of distribution agreement with Ruscico and since Kino has already released a DVD version of MIRROR about a year-and-a-half ago. Ruscico's upcoming ASHIK-KERIB might get the same distribution through Kino.
    I won't be willing to wait for subsequent releases of the Tarkovsky films (my favorites). On the other hand, I'm really interested in getting Ruscico's upcoming release of Bondarchuk's WAR AND PEACE. Since this will be a 4-disc set and likely very, very expensive (I'm guessing in the $60-70 range), I might be willing to wait for a Kino or Image release if the savings look to be substantial.
     
  19. ChristopherM

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    Just to confuse the issue still further, Artificial Eye will be releasing the UK R2 version of Solaris (and Rublev) on 19 November as "first in a series of Tarkovsky films to be released by Artificial Eye on DVD in the coming months":
    http://www.r2-dvd.org/article.jsp?se...articleId=2797
    I guess like others with multi-region players, I'll be waiting till all the votes are in before deciding which edition to buy.
     
  20. Rouslan Sytnik

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    Solaris from Artificial Eye maybe will be the same Ruscico's DVD (rebranded as kino and Image).
    Here the quote from that link:
    "Available on DVD for the first time, the film has been carefully restored by the Russian Film Council"
     

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