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

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by atfree, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. atfree

    atfree Producer

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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
     
  2. Jimbo64

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    Would love to see this in HD!
     
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    The Naked Spur on BD would be a welcome addition to my library!
     
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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.
     
  5. Dick

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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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    The title that intrigues me is Evergreen.
     
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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.
     
  8. Robert Crawford

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    Buy it from Barnes and Noble during one of their Criterion sales for $19.99
     
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    True that's probably what I will do if it does come from them.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. Josh Steinberg

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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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    I believe that on the titles that Criterion is handling, WB sends them the scans and Criterion does all the rest of the work.
     
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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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    This ran on TCM last week, and unfortunately, it’s definitely not an HD master. It really looked rough.
     

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