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The Naked Spur (1953)- coming from Criterion???? (1 Viewer)

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Looks like WB MAY be farming out (or already has) Anthony Mann's The Naked Spur to Criterion. According to several other forums, The Criterion Channel on the Filmstruck streaming service will be adding this title to their library on September 1st. I'd think that foreshadows a Criterion BD release sooner rather than later.



Complete list of films premiering on the Criterion Channel during September:

September 1
The Naked Spur, Anthony Mann, 1953
Bottle Rocket, Wes Anderson, 1996
The In-Laws, Arthur Hiller, 1979
The Squeaker, William K. Howard, 1937
Premiers désirs, David Hamilton, 1983
Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company, Allan King, 2005
Night Journey, Alexander Hammid, 1960
Jascha Heifetz Master Class Series, Volumes 1-8, Nathan Kroll, 1962

September 6
Gomorrah, Matteo Garrone, 2008

September 8
Le million, René Clair, 1931
Evergreen, Victor Saville, 1934
General Idi Amin Dada, Barbet Schroeder, 1974
Rendez-vous, André Téchiné, 1985

September 15
Funny Games, Michael Haneke, 1997
Dragon Inn, King Hu, 1967
Le ciel est à vous, Jean Grémillon, 1944
I See a Dark Stranger, Frank Launder, 1946
The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Hans Schwartz, 1937

September 19
Human Voice, Edoardo Ponti, 2014

September 21
The Wanderers, Philip Kaufman, 1979

September 22
Tabloid, Errol Morris, 2010
Insignificance, Nicolas Roeg, 1985
Dillinger Is Dead, Marco Ferreri, 1969
The Hit, Stephen Frears, 1984
Memories of Underdevelopment, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1968
Insiang, Lino Brocka, 1976
The Color of Pomegranates, Sergei Parajanov, 1968
Mysterious Object at Noon, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000
The Atomic Submarine, Spencer G. Bennett, 1959

September 26
Ramona, Andrei Cretulescu, 2015

September 29
The Headless Woman, Lucrecia Martel, 2008
Beautiful Days, Masaki Kobayashi, 1955
Fountainhead, Masaki Kobayashi, 1956
Japanese Girls at the Harbor, Hiroshi Shimizu, 1933
Mr. Thank You, Hiroshi Shimizu, 1936
Kaisha monogatari: Memories of You, Jun Ichikawa, 1988
 

JoHud

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The telltale sign would be if the it was remastered in this streaming service. If it is the same old SD transfer, than a blu-ray would seem a long way off.
 

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If true, though, fantastic news! There is currently a German Blu-ray of BEND OF THE RIVER, which then leaves THE FAR COUNTRY and WINCHESTER 73, all three Universal titles, to be given Blu treatment. I'm psyched that these are starting to show up.
 

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I really want Naked Spur on blu but not sure I'm willing to pay Criterions price for it. I'm still hoping Warner Archive releases this.
 

PatrickDA

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Need more Anthony Mann region 1 blu-rays!!!!! "Naked Spur" is one of his very best efforts. I sure hope CC releases it. I don't think WB Archives would do what's required to get it in proper shape for a blu-ray release. I know CC would, though.
 

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With respect, the Warner Archive has been doing phenomenal work on Blu-ray.

Warner doesn't allow any of their elements off the lot or to go to third parties. If Criterion releases this, it will be from a master provided by Warner.
 

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With respect, the Warner Archive has been doing phenomenal work on Blu-ray.

Warner doesn't allow any of their elements off the lot or to go to third parties. If Criterion releases this, it will be from a master provided by Warner.
I believe that on the titles that Criterion is handling, WB sends them the scans and Criterion does all the rest of the work.
 

PatrickDA

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I guess I should've meant as far as extras go. The Warner Archive blu-ray titles seem to rarely have new features other than what the original DVD release had. "Night Moves" is a good example of WB doing the right thing. Also, "The Naked Spur" might need additional dollars due to it being three strip technicolor.
 

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