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Old 02-17-2017, 03:05 PM   #161201
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Sofia Coppola finally got in the database, thanks to Rumble Fish.

Also, a phantom page was added for the director Renen Schorr
Now, if she can make into the database as a director!
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:58 PM   #161202
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May's announcements had the most NYD clues includes from any month I can recall. Usually it's one, or two at the most.

Ghost World
Dheepan
Jeanne Dielman
Good Morning
Mysterious Object at Noon
Othello (maybe?)

They might knock out all the clues by the first half of the year at this rate

Remaining:

Marseille trilogy
Stalker
They Live By Night
Sixteen Candles?
West Side Story?

(ones with ? aren't certain)
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Old 02-17-2017, 04:51 PM   #161203
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Stalker could be barebones and it would still be superior since it's from a superior source than AE's poor PQ release.

And you really want to talk about Criterion being pretentious when they're releasing John Water's Multiple Maniacs?
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:00 PM   #161204
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Even though the hint is pretty on the nose, I still do think it will be Sixteen Candles, if for no other reason than I purchased the Universal edition within the last year -- that pretty much ensures that Criterion will be going with it.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:03 PM   #161205
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... Criterion is catering to their more pretentious fans and isn't as open as they were during their Laserdisc days. Especially since then they were releasing titles such as GHOSTBUSTERS, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Fobidden Planet, Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Blade Runner, etc. I doubt they'd ever re-release RoboCop, The Silence of the Lambs, Rebecca, Notorious, Spellbound, Hard Boiled, and The Killer at all through theirselves...
That has got almost nothing to do with Criterion supposedly being pretentious and everything to do with how the home video market has changed since the LD days. Surely anyone who frequents this thread must realise that by now?
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:07 PM   #161206
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I'm convinced you're the only person still clinging on to the Laserdisc days. It's time to move on, my friend.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:17 PM   #161207
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I would say it falls into the fetish range for him. Same with imports.
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I would say it falls into the fetish range for him. Same with imports.
And reversible covers.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:27 PM   #161209
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Studios aren't licensing out the titles they did on laserdisc anymore, Criterion would be foolish not to have released Ghostbusters on Blu Ray if given the opportunity. It has little to do with fans and more to do with the industry.

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"Current Criterion is catering to their more pretentious fans and isn't as open as they were during their Laserdisc days."

Which means, IMO, the majority of the people who post ITT and want to decide what's deemed worthy or not to be released onto Criterions current slate.
At least they re-released 12 Angry Men, Tootsie, and some others.
Once again, pretentious fans and much more uninspired coverartwork. Especially for The Fisher King and The Before Trilogy.
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Ray, I'd be interested in hearing your objective pitch as to why Dead Presidents merits attention (I won't use the word inclusion because that isn't what I'm getting at.) The film isn't on the TSPDT top 1000 (nor on the list of films 1001-2000.) It has a RT score of 45%, an IMDB score of less than 7, and the director(s) haven't been relevant in over 20 years.

Not that those polls are black and white defining good or bad, but no one but you seems to be touting it as some kind of forgotten masterpiece.
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Studios aren't licensing out the titles they did on laserdisc anymore, Criterion would be foolish not to have released Ghostbusters on Blu Ray if given the opportunity. It has little to do with fans and more to do with the industry.
It's funny before I even saw this post I was just thinking if Criterion released iconic films from history it would have to include a film like Ghostbusters and I even got to thinking what about something like Nightmare on Elm Street? Two personal favorites of mine. And Elm Street deserves a better release.

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...86825228030163

They should give that newfound footage to Criterion and make it happen...
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The Hughes bros started out well. I'm a fan of "Menace to Society", "Dead Presidents", and "American Pimp". But then it really went downhill with "From Hell", which was a huge disappointment. They've only done "From Hell" and "Book of Eli" together since "American Pimp". Not sure if they have creative differences or what.

I wouldn't mind if Criterion put "Dead Presidents" out. The DVD is awful and the film has a lot of interesting themes, including neglecting returning military veterans and the desperation of poverty. Larenz Tate gives an excellent performance in the film as well.
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Earlier, I saw that the documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai is getting a home video release on April 25th, but sadly only on DVD. I messaged Strand Releasing via Facebook, and asked them about a possible Blu-ray, and they said "We are looking into Blu Ray". So for now, I'm going to hold off on picking up the DVD, but I'm very much looking forward to checking out the doc.


I suppose it's possible Criterion could license it too as an extra on a future release like Drunken Angel, or Stray Dog.
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Earlier, I saw that the documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai is getting a home video release on April 25th, but sadly only on DVD. I messaged Strand Releasing via Facebook, and asked them about a possible Blu-ray, and they said "We are looking into Blu Ray". So for now, I'm going to hold off on picking up the DVD, but I'm very much looking forward to checking out the doc.

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I suppose it's possible Criterion could license it too as an extra on a future release like Drunken Angel, or Stray Dog.
Saw this in a theatre locally. It's not a great documentary really, but plenty worth seeing if you're interested in the subject.
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Earlier, I saw that the documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai is getting a home video release on April 25th, but sadly only on DVD. I messaged Strand Releasing via Facebook, and asked them about a possible Blu-ray, and they said "We are looking into Blu Ray". So for now, I'm going to hold off on picking up the DVD, but I'm very much looking forward to checking out the doc.

Mifune: The Last Samurai - Official Trailer HD - YouTube

I suppose it's possible Criterion could license it too as an extra on a future release like Drunken Angel, or Stray Dog.
Have been hoping that will pop up on Netflix. Hope to see it eventually in whatever shape or form. The so so reviews are a little disappointing, but anything with Mifune as the subject is required viewing on this front.
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I'm convinced you're the only person still clinging on to the Laserdisc days. It's time to move on, my friend.
I'm still holding out hope that Criterion will re-acquire the director's cuts of "She's Gotta Have It" and "Texasville" for release on Blu. I think the former could get a release if that Starz show happens, and I know Bogdanovich is pushing for the latter, but I also saw that there was an HD master for TV and it was only the theatrical cut.

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Fun fact as I'm rewatching Seven Samurai for the first time in years.

In the first hour of the film, Kikuchiyo presents a family tree to Shimada and his birthday is listed as February 17, 1574. And today just so happens to be February 17. What a coincidence!
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Fun fact as I'm rewatching Seven Samurai for the first time in years.

In the first hour of the film, Kikuchiyo presents a family tree to Shimada and his birthday is listed as February 17, 1574. And today just so happens to be February 17. What a coincidence!
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Fun fact as I'm rewatching Seven Samurai for the first time in years.

In the first hour of the film, Kikuchiyo presents a family tree to Shimada and his birthday is listed as February 17, 1574. And today just so happens to be February 17. What a coincidence!
It would be extra crazy if it was also 1574.
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Do I want the Flash Sale to take part on the or around the 28th, so I can get a deal on the trilogy? Or am I just freaking out, because I'm sitting on a big GC and I really want to spend it?

Decisions, decisions.
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