Why is Criterion using the OOP Seven Samurai DVD cover for the Kurasawa boxed set?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Joseph Young, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. Joseph Young

    Joseph Young Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2001
    Messages:
    1,352
    Likes Received:
    0
    After getting the Kurasawa Samurai collection by Criterion, I noticed that the box art for Seven Samurai is the same used on the original OOP edition. I compared the box with my brother's, and sure enough, my "Seven Samurai" title is smaller on the back, the front cover looks grainer and there is no NTSC Region 1 identification.
    However, the disc itself appears to be the 2nd pressing, without the restoration demonstration. [​IMG] Is there any reason that Criteron would use the OOP box art for the boxed set?
    Joseph
     
  2. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2000
    Messages:
    4,523
    Likes Received:
    1
    They probably had a bunch left after the 1st pressing stopped. Probably just trying to get rid of the old supply.
     
  3. Jan H

    Jan H Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2001
    Messages:
    2,007
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just received the box set, and my copy of Samurai actually says First Pressing 1998 on the back of it. Albeit with no restoration demonstration.
     

Share This Page