Upcoming criterion collection releases?

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  1. Veli-Matti Reitti

    Veli-Matti Reitti Stunt Coordinator

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    Any news/rumors about any new CC releases after August?

    Confirmed releases:

    June:

    -Importance of Being Earnest
    -Hearts and Minds

    July:

    -Royal Tenenbaums
    -À Nous la Liberté
    -Under the Roofs of Paris
    -Red Beard
    -Tokyo Olympiad

    August:

    -Ratcatcher
    -Hopscotch

    Sure would like to see CC releasing a big title some time soon, hopefully still this year. Royal Tenenbaums is a sure thing but these others do not attract any real interest in me. How about you guys which of these will you be buying?
     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Hopscotch is a definite purchase!
     
  3. oscar_merkx

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    Red Beard by Kurosawa
     
  4. Jimmy Nugent

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    As a completist, I will be purchasing all of them. Now if only I could convince someone to part with their copy of Salo...

    Anal-retentive Jimmy
     
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    I'll be getting at least four of those.

    What I'm really waiting for is Monterey Pop...
     
  6. Phil Thron

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    I'm still waiting for Spellbound...Spine number 136, but no release date. Rules of the Game, announced but with no spine or date yet, is another one. Personally, my most anticipated would be La Strada, which is also announced but with no specifics.
    Most anticipated in the "strongly-rumored-to-be-coming" department would be La Dolce Vita & Ikiru.
    And almost anything else they release. [​IMG]
    I'm sure this is old hat here, but here's the URL for CriterionDVD, a fan site devoted to Criterion releases that's fun for specifics and rumors (though it appears to not have been updated since March [​IMG] ) :
    http://www.criteriondvd.com/home.asp
     
  7. Ted Todorov

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    For the most complete list of fact, rumor, speculation, click here.
    It's in French, but just scroll to the bottom.
    Ted
     
  8. LarryDavenport

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    I've already preordered Hearts and Minds and The Royal Tannebaums.

    I'm surprised we haven't heard an announcement for Monterey Pop as this is the 35th anniversary.

    Whatever happened to Trainspotting? I'm beggining to wonder if I should just buy the US version or try for the Criterion LD on EBay.
     
  9. Todd Bennington

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    The Criterion message board still lives, albeit in a less appealing form at http://pub18.ezboard.com/bcriteriondvd
    There's a TON of pop-up ads that tend to discourage vigorous debate. It's not as great as the old board (which is gone due to the bandwidth expense), but it's better than nothing.
     
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  11. Jim Rankin

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    Bummer, No more Bergman titles announced or speculated - I browsed their old list of laser discs and was wondering if someone knew if they retain or could retain the rights to the following titles:

    1. The Magician
    2. Smiles of a Summer Night
    3. Through a Glass Darkly
    4. Virgin Spring
    5. Winter Light
    6. Scenes from a Marriage

    I was going to buy VHS copies (GASP!!!!) but hell they are just as much as what a Criterion disc cost.

    However if we get Ikiru, La Dolce Vita, and La Strada I would be pumped!!
     
  12. Ted Todorov

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    Most (all?) of those Bergman titles are out on DVD in R2 UK, the transfers are supposed to be good.

    Ted
     
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    i believe monterey pop's coming out around september...true or false?
     
  14. John Knowles

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    Wasn't Howard's End something they were going to release?
     
  15. Jean-Michel

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    Howard's End was announced in one of their catalogs but there hasn't been any more news on it since. Fat Girl and Cure are rumored to be in the works for later this year.
     
  16. Brook K

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    Jim, I can vouch for Through a Glass, Winter Light, and The Silence, all 3 are gorgeous, and each has a small amount of interesting text extras.

    I'll be buying Tenenbaums, Red Beard, and the 2 French films.
     
  17. Jussi Tarvainen

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    A "big" title, huh? Personally I consider a Kurosawa masterwork or the best Wilde film adaptation ever to be "big" titles. And if all goes well, Monterey Pop should be massive.
     
  18. Jon Robertson

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    Is The Royal Tenenbaums Criterion's first mainstream, big-league release, as in they're putting out the only product of a successful recent major film, not an upgrade several months later?

    Cure is a terrific title for the collection, but Fat Girl?!

    A) Have they not had enough coming-of-age titles in the last six months (George Washington, Ratcatcher, Closely Watched Trains, Loves of a Blonde) and B) why such a bad, pretentious and sensationalist film?
     
  19. Wes C

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    I think they did the same thing with "Chasing Amy". But that's not nearly as big.
     
  20. Jon Robertson

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    No, as in the one official release a few months after its run at the cinema of a large studio product, not several years later, like Amy.
     

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