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  #401  
Old 07-14-2007, 12:24 PM
I didn't really feel like creating a thread for this, and the only place where people MIGHT care about is in this thread, so might as well place it in here since some may be interested (namely TD182 and possibly some others, but in Eureka's Masters of Cinema Series news (Region 2's Criterion), these are all the Coming Soon DVDs on MoC's queue, as in simply not released yet:

23 The Last Laugh (F.W. Murnau)
40 Die Nibelungen (Fritz Lang)
44 Silence (Masahiro Shinoda)
47 Bellisima (Luchino Visconti)
50 Vampyr (Carl Th. Dreyer)
51 Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins)

Also, coming soon but haven't been specifically assigned a spine number yet:
Woman in the Moon (Fritz Lang)
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (F.W. Murnau)
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (F.W. Murnau)

Also, there should be a Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Kenji Mizoguchi Box Sets, coming soon, not sure what will be on what volume but these are the films:
Miss Oyu
Ugetsu Monogatari
Goin Festival Music
Sansho Dayu
The Woman of Rumour
Chikamatsu Monogatari
The Empress Yang Kwei Fei
Street of Shame

Spine numbers are subject to change I suppose. I figure SOMEONE will be interested in that
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  #402  
Old 07-14-2007, 04:22 PM
I think that's only for you and Tyler.

I can't afford to start collecting MoC and yet still buy Criterions.
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  #403  
Old 07-14-2007, 07:38 PM
Awesome. Thanks Sam.
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  #404  
Old 07-16-2007, 05:38 PM
Mister Christian was exactly right about these releases for OCTOBER:

#407:


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#410:



#409 is DAYS OF HEAVEN since there is no cover art yet
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  #405  
Old 07-16-2007, 05:52 PM
Is it just me or has Criterion's cover art gotten more badass ever since they changed their logo and layout?
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  #406  
Old 07-16-2007, 05:57 PM
Breathless=Hell yes

though the cover is a little meh
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  #407  
Old 07-16-2007, 06:00 PM
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Originally posted by therealjohng
Is it just me or has Criterion's cover art gotten more badass ever since they changed their logo and layout?
You get a big YES! from me.

Under the Volcano art = amazing.
Can't wait for Days of Heaven and maybe 'Volcano'.

Breathless is a piece of shit IMO, and I have no interest in Mala Noche.

-- The days of heaven features are really weak.
Especially for the $40 price tag.

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  #408  
Old 07-16-2007, 06:14 PM
i'll be putting in my order for days of heaven & under the volcano
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  #409  
Old 07-16-2007, 06:23 PM
I COMPLETELY agree about the covers since the logo change, although this cover Breathless isn't very great at all.
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  #410  
Old 07-16-2007, 07:59 PM
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Mister Christian was exactly right about these releases for OCTOBER:
Like I'd "pull your leg" when it came to precious Criterion announcements/rumours
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  #411  
Old 07-16-2007, 08:55 PM
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Originally posted by therealjohng
Is it just me or has Criterion's cover art gotten more badass ever since they changed their logo and layout?
Definantly.
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  #412  
Old 07-16-2007, 08:58 PM

Breathless... Criterion???


Wooo hooo!
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  #413  
Old 07-16-2007, 09:01 PM
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Originally posted by MisterChristian
Trees Lounge makes sense as the widescreen special edition is out of print...

I met Steve Buscemi when he premiered Trees Lounge at the Toronto Film Festival back in 1996. He signed my Reservoir Dogs VHS tape and my Trees Lounge ticket and I have a picture with him!
thats awsome! btw
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  #414  
Old 07-17-2007, 02:45 PM
New Eclipse Box Set Announced!!!:
http://www.criterion.com/eclipse/eclipse_6.asp


Right again Mister Christian!!!
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  #415  
Old 07-19-2007, 01:56 AM
Seņor Christian!

Delete some messages, to make space for a new one immediately!
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  #416  
Old 07-19-2007, 12:32 PM
my inbox is cleared...
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  #417  
Old 07-19-2007, 02:45 PM
your inbox has a new message
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  #418  
Old 07-21-2007, 01:29 PM
Hmm, well I haven't seen any of those except for Days Of Heaven, which I saw about half of many years ago, so I'm excited to rewatch/buy that. Still haven't seen Breathless and have no real desire to (though I will soon anyway) so I don't really give a shit about that. I haven't seen Under The Volcano, but it's John Huston, starring Albert Finny, I'm there. Mala Noche I have absolutely no interest in.

But I have to say: WHY is Criterion releasing Two Lane Blacktop?! I mean, not only are they releasing it, they're releasing a goddamn 2-disc special edition of it? Holy shit that was one of the most aweful, boring, dated-as-hell movies I've ever seen. It just had no redeeming qualities. Seriously, for being only a little over an hour and a half, this thing felt like 4 hours of nothing. I had to take several breaks while watching it, I could only take so much of it in one sitting.

But yeah, anyway, psyched for Days Of Heaven...

BTW--Can anyone tell me, how's the Teshigahara box set? I've never seen any of his films, but always wanted to.
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  #419  
Old 07-21-2007, 02:46 PM
I'm buying Breathless immediately when it comes out, but that cover is one of the most disappointing covers I have seen in a long fucking time.
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  #420  
Old 07-21-2007, 03:48 PM
As Two-Lane Blacktop goes, I've never seen it myself, but it is hailed as one of the quintessential 70's films in the same vein as Easy Rider. I could see why Criterion would release it even if I turn out not to enjoy it at all.

As for Hiroshi Teshigahara set....Face of Another and Pitfall are both great. Face of Another may be "slow" at time, but its pretty much a more philosophical and dramatic version of EYES WITHOUT A FACE. Very well directed, and very surreal at times. Still haven't see Woman in the Dunes, which is regarded as his best, so I'm hoping for a lot from that.
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  #421  
Old 07-22-2007, 07:44 PM
I'm really looking forward to "Two-Lane Blacktop". Elsewhere I've heard it described as a Antonioni Western, which clinched uh my anticipation.

The Teshigahara's look great too, no chance I'm blind buying (ive discovered its a filthy practice!) but they look like material I'd genuinely enjoy. Again, reports tell me they are somewhat reminiscent of Antonioni and "The Pornographers".

BTW, I read from a post on criterionforum.org that Criterion has no immediate plans of releasing "The Red Desert". He even reposted the email letdown. Figured i'd throw that in there since i mentioned the man's name twice.

I'm wondering though, Criterion has a stacked slate going into next year okay, but what's beyond the horizon? Their releases can only get more obscure as the "Breathless's" and "Days of Heavens" get dressed up and released. And they have double barrel action going with Eclipse. I'm not saying they're bound to be running outta releases, it's just that soon there will come a point where there may be one true cash cow per season to take in all the income the Carlos Saura Criterions aren't.

UNtil then, FUCK, Days of Heaven?

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  #422  
Old 07-22-2007, 08:24 PM
Two Lane Blacktop is a fun movie, more in the vein of Vanishing Point (minus alot of action) than Easy Rider. James Taylor has some funny lines "make that 100 dollars mother fucker and you have yourself an automobile race."
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  #423  
Old 07-22-2007, 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by APzombie
Two Lane Blacktop is a fun movie, more in the vein of Vanishing Point (minus alot of action) than Easy Rider. James Taylor has some funny lines "make that 100 dollars mother fucker and you have yourself an automobile race."
I meant it more as that its considered an important film of the 70s, kind of like Easy Rider, and other films of the golden age, which Copolla, Bogdanovich, Friedkin, Scorsese, Ashby, Altman, etc.... were all apart of as well.
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  #424  
Old 07-26-2007, 01:55 AM


Mommy...
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  #425  
Old 07-26-2007, 02:05 AM
beautiful cover
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  #426  
Old 07-26-2007, 02:30 AM
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Originally posted by dman476
Amazing.
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  #427  
Old 07-26-2007, 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by SamSanchez
I meant it more as that its considered an important film of the 70s, kind of like Easy Rider, and other films of the golden age, which Copolla, Bogdanovich, Friedkin, Scorsese, Ashby, Altman, etc.... were all apart of as well.
ah very true. Monte Hellman was a great addition with Ride the Whirlwind, The Shooter, Two-Lane and Cockfighter.
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  #428  
Old 07-26-2007, 02:35 AM
I really do think they've outdone themselves with this cover.
Best ever IMO.
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  #429  
Old 07-26-2007, 11:31 AM
Apparently the artwork for Days of Heaven isn't final...

I watched The Steel Helmet last night (part of Eclipse's The First Films of Samuel Fuller). Pretty good!
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  #430  
Old 07-26-2007, 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by MisterChristian
Apparently the artwork for Days of Heaven isn't final...

I watched The Steel Helmet last night (part of Eclipse's The First Films of Samuel Fuller). Pretty good!
it is really beautiful but the out of focus figure is pretty photoshoped. hope they touch it up.
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  #431  
Old 07-26-2007, 08:38 PM
Definitely buying Days of Heaven and Breathless. I've been holding off on buying Days of Heaven for a while for some unknown reason. I guess I'm psychic.

Has anyone seen that Gus Van Sant film?
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  #432  
Old 07-30-2007, 09:51 AM
Not exactly Criterion news...but SAD news

Ingmar Bergman....R.I.P.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html


It's comforting that he lived a full life though.
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  #433  
Old 07-30-2007, 11:52 AM
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Not exactly Criterion news...but SAD news

Ingmar Bergman....R.I.P.
Indeed
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  #434  
Old 07-30-2007, 01:33 PM
Too much, too much Im going to be broke for sooo long..

Ivan's Childhood is by far the best artwork ive seen for a DVD in a looooong time. Wow.

Since they started with Terrence Malick im going to go ape shit if they decide to release The Thin Red Line and Badlands...any of you experts out there know if there's a possibilty for this?


DMM

PS: Just saw on the news as well, R.I.P Bergman, one of the greatest for sure, he left a legacy behind that will never be challenged or surpassed.
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  #435  
Old 07-30-2007, 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by DaMovieMan
Too much, too much Im going to be broke for sooo long..

Ivan's Childhood is by far the best artwork ive seen for a DVD in a looooong time. Wow.

Since they started with Terrence Malick im going to go ape shit if they decide to release The Thin Red Line and Badlands...any of you experts out there know if there's a possibilty for this?


DMM

PS: Just saw on the news as well, R.I.P Bergman, one of the greatest for sure, he left a legacy behind that will never be challenged or surpassed.

Badlands is a very unlikely possibility. Warner is notorious for not dealing with Criterion, so I wouldn't hold your breath for that one.

Thin Red Line, haven't heard any rumors on that at all.
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  #436  
Old 07-31-2007, 11:01 AM
One day after Ingmar Bergman dies......Michelangelo Antonioni passes away as well. Two great directors in as many days. R.I.P.

Last edited by SamSanchez; 07-31-2007 at 11:14 AM..
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  #437  
Old 07-31-2007, 01:57 PM
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Originally posted by SamSanchez
One day after Ingmar Bergman dies......Michelangelo Antonioni passes away as well. Two great directors in as many days. R.I.P.
No disrespect to Antonioni, may he rest in peace, but the way Bergman made film, Antonioni couldn't even dream of.
Nonetheless, two sad days without a doubt.
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  #438  
Old 07-31-2007, 04:33 PM
Sawdust and Tinsel now CONFIRMED in the new Criterion Blog: Farewell, Bergman
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  #439  
Old 08-07-2007, 10:05 PM
New wacky cartoon up in the newsletter:




A little more vague. Had to do a little research as I'm not too familiar with Maurice Chevalier or Nelson Eddy. But apparently Nelson Eddy did several films with Jeanette MacDonald, and as did Maurice Chevalier hence the "cutting in" reference.

So as for possible films this can be referring to are:
The Merry Widow (1934)
The Love Parade (1929)

both of which directed by Ernst Lubitsch, who has been represented in the collection before, and starring both MacDonald and Chevalier.

Another possibility, but in my opinion unlikely, as Kino has already released it and there have been little, if any, overlapping titles between the two, is:
Love Me Tonight (1932)



Of more interest to me though, similar to last month's Steve Buscemi giving his top 10, this time its Rian Johnson, who is famous for directing the film BRICK. He also has a new film coming out next year called THE BROTHERS BLOOM. While the current DVD release of Brick is better than decent, I wouldn't mind seeing him represented by Criterion by either that or a future release.
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  #440  
Old 08-15-2007, 06:15 PM
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Bergman's Sawdust and Tinsel
Kurosawa's Drunken Angel
Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes

WOW!
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