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Old 09-16-2013, 10:31 PM   #83441
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Gotta love some of the snob attitudes here; as if liking a non mainstream film somehow makes you better or a more well versed movie lover than someone else. Or gives you the right to try and invalidate the feeling of disappointment people have expressed.

When you come down off the high horse let the rest of us know.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #83442
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Nashville will be a day 1 for me. I was very interested in the Italian release of Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion after reading Pro-B's review. I'm glad CC is releasing this state side. Looks like I'll hold of a purchase till then. Other then Housemaid I've never heard of the other titles.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #83443
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Wow, what a lame month...
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #83444
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I'm not surprised Eraserhead hasn't been announced yet. Lynch releases are always torturously slow. It'll be worth the wait.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more Powell & Pressburger in 2014.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #83445
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Well, I'm definitely excited about Grey Gardens coming to blu-ray.

Its such a(n) [insert adjective here] film, can't wait!
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #83446
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Why would you be hoping for this? Did Criterion hint at it in one of their newsletters? It just doesn't really seem like something I would except them to put out - at least unless they directly hinted towards it. Plus it already has a blu-ray release.

I believe it was originally a Wal-Mart exclusive, but I see it's on Amazon so I guess it now has a wide release.

http://www.amazon.com/Its-Mad-World-...+world+blu-ray
I can also confirm it was originally slated for Nov 2013 50th Anniversary, but was held to create more special features.

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Wow, what a lame month...
They can't all be "Cyborg / Death Warrant / Double Impact" triple features. But I'll take what Criterion gives us any day over classics like that.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:38 PM   #83447
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Criterion's explanation implies they are making 1 SKU going forward, instead of 2 separate SKU for DVD and blu-ray. I agree it is stupid to make a combo pack, and then a separate edition specific for DVD. But it doesn't sound like that's what's going on.

I really wish that DVD would have gone away years ago, but I guess this Criterion announcement is the final nail in that wish. At least for a few years.

It's really going to be annoying for box sets. I don't care what they say as far as efficiency and packaging. It's a nuisance to have a bunch of extra discs. I can deal with a 2 disc set just fine (1 DVD and 1 blu-ray doesn't bother me). But a 2 disc blu-ray is now going to be 4 discs? (so this will effect the simpler packaging on what would be 2 disc blu-rays) And the Zatiochi set that could have been 10 disc set is going to be 25 discs? I don't get how that can possibly be more economical for them. I think just having that many useless discs is a turn off to me. It just seems ridiculous. Basically an entire spindle worth of DVD's I don't want.
Good points... sometimes it makes me wonder if it would make more sense for Criterion to keep releasing SEPARATE editions for box sets, especially in the case of the Zaitoichi set where you have 25 discs instead of 10. They should limit the Dual-format to only 1 or 2 Blu-rays AT MOST! When you have a release that is a huge box set comprising of 3-10 discs, then you'll have 5-15 DVDs to go along with that and it just adds bulk to the overall product. I think Criterion is wise to only release Blu-ray only editions for upgrades BUT I think they should also include box sets as separate releases too!

Anyone else agree with this??

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:39 PM   #83448
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Congrats! I just hit Senior Member myself.
Being a "Senior Member" made me feel like a veteran, but now being a so-called "expert", I feel more like a guru (which boosts my ego a bit)...not that I mind, but I don't like ego-boosting titles or labels, ya know?
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:42 PM   #83449
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:47 PM   #83450
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Gotta love some of the snob attitudes here; as if liking a non mainstream film somehow makes you better or a more well versed movie lover than someone else. Or gives you the right to try and invalidate the feeling of disappointment people have expressed.

When you come down off the high horse let the rest of us know.
Are you addressing anyone in particular? My response to you would be, what gives anyone the right to make comments such as "what a lame month", thereby negating the feelings of excitment that others may have for the titles released?
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #83451
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Are you addressing anyone in particular? My response to you would be, what gives anyone the right to make comments such as "what a lame month", thereby negating the feelings of excitment that others may have for the titles released?
What gives anyone the right to make comments such as "what an awesome month!", thereby negating the feelings of disappointment that others may have for the titles released?

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #83452
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinions! This is what the internet is all about (esp. for those living in censored countries). It's freedom.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:59 PM   #83453
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What gives anyone the right to make comments such as "what an awesome month!", thereby negating the feelings of disappointment that others may have for the titles released?

To anyone who may be disappointed by this month's release of Criterion titles and may have been offended by my positive reaction, I sincerely apologize. I would like to offer you all a warm hug and the reassurance that it gets better. If you can make it through the next four weeks, you never know there might be a title or two that you've been waiting for all your life and things won't seem so bad anymore.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:03 PM   #83454
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinions! This is what the internet is all about (esp. for those living in censored countries). It's freedom.
And the very fact that any of us are in a forum dedicated to a company that specializes in releasing non-mainstream movies pretty much speaks for itself about any people who not only refuse to watch non-mainstream movies but dismiss them casually. Some people actually do enjoy films from a wide variety of countries, eras, genres, styles, and budgets! To limit one's own personal tastes intentionally to a very narrow range of interest is, well, by definition "narrow-minded."
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:06 PM   #83455
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinions! This is what the internet is all about (esp. for those living in censored countries). It's freedom.
True that.

Freedom of speech does not equal freedom from judgment, though. A lot of people get the two confused. The Dixie Chicks, for example, found out the hard way that their right to exercise freedom of speech did not mean that their primary fan base would not take offense if they did.

This is why I get called out if I put down a Wes Anderson movie in this thread, for example.
Or if I endorse Son-In-Law or Bio-Dome, as I've done before. Mwahaha.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:11 PM   #83456
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The way I see it, not wanting anything in December frees my conscience up to buy that Zatoichi set in November! I won't feel ashamed of spending that much money anymore, because I won't need it in December.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:12 PM   #83457
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Wow, what a lame month...
Got that right. A year with no Kurosawa, nor Polanski, nor Lynch, nor Melville, nor Mann, nor Cronenberg. Mind you Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion will very much be a pre-order for me. I have never seen this film, but after reading all the great reviews and opinions, I might as well take the plunge. Can't believe December is already fast approaching.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:18 PM   #83458
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Got that right. A year with no Kurosawa, nor Polanski, nor Lynch, nor Melville, nor Mann, nor Cronenberg.
There are only so many great directors that be released in a year, and Criterion dealt with a satisfying amount.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:27 PM   #83459
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I just read Pro-B's review of the Italian release of Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, and the Criterion release looks to be the clear winner of the December titles in my book.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:30 PM   #83460
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Hey Andy - pretty sure you mean Amazon Marketplace, yes?

I have bought a few blu rays in 'like new' condition to save a few bucks and have had absolutely no problem with them. Amazon requires the vendor to provide a disc that is basically brand new. The only thing missing is the packaging. The discs may have gotten a few spins, but are in immaculate condition. I haven't bought anything in "good" or "very good" condition, so if you don't mind.. report back on that!
Thanks so much for your reply, I will get the disc in like 2-3 weeks as I am overseas, but I will report, I had mixed experiences with used blurays, some of them have been completely sealed new items, others are in mint condition and others even though they say "like new" have been in deplorable conditions.
I just went ballistic when I read this title was OOP, I wanted to wait till November black friday sales , but hey , better not risk it, I will love they release "A room with a view" but I think that's out of the question now

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and when are the January titles be announced?
Nothing tingles me much about the December releases,
I like Nashville and Grey Gardens but I know I wont rewatch them that much, some titles I don't know much about, Ill have to look into it.
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How to steal a million, The linguini incident, Green card, True lies, Girl with a pearl earring, Private Benjamin.
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