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Old 11-25-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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United Kingdom Kubrick's The Killing + Killer's Kiss (Arrow)

Release Date: 9th February 2015

The Killing / Killer's Kiss Blu-ray




High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the feature
Original uncompressed mono PCM Audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Stanley Kurbrick’s second feature, Killer’s Kiss (1955), presented in High Definition (1080p)
An appreciation by filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers)
An extract from the French television series Journal de la cinéma featuring an interview with Sterling Hayden
Original theatrical trailers for both films
More to be announced!
Collector’s booklet containing new writing by Peter Kramer (author of volumes on Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange), Barry Forshaw and filmmaker Ron Peck, illustrated with original archive stills

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Old 11-25-2014, 10:56 AM   #2
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Excellent.. another Criterion I've been putting off for ages.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:03 AM   #3
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YES! A Kubrick film I've been waiting ages for!
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:07 AM   #4
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Great news! All we need now is Paths of Glory. Make it happen, Arrow!
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:59 PM   #5
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Finally starting to get back in UK versions all the Criterions I had to sell off along with my region free player when work was low earlier this year.

Actually not so bothered about Paths of Glory, this one's a cracker.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:52 PM   #6
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This and Thief are priority. Also glad for The Manchurian Candidate and separate Withnail sets too! Glad to see the Academy titles are expanding...at this rate I'm going to be owning almost all of them!
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:56 PM   #7
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Finally starting to get back in UK versions all the Criterions I had to sell off along with my region free player when work was low earlier this year.

Actually not so bothered about Paths of Glory, this one's a cracker.
yeah but arrow and the bfi did already manage to release a "criterion" movie in inferior quality (video and less bonus features), while having the movie released a year or two after criterion .

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Old 11-25-2014, 02:14 PM   #8
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Great news! Will definitely pick up!
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:58 PM   #9
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yeah but arrow and the bfi did already manage to release a "criterion" movie in inferior quality (video and less bonus features), while having the movie released a year or two after criterion .
Such as?
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:23 PM   #10
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yeah but arrow and the bfi did already manage to release a "criterion" movie in inferior quality (video and less bonus features), while having the movie released a year or two after criterion .
Arrow - Night of the Hunter, I take it. If so, the PQ is not that inferior and you still have the Laughton doc. Last but not least - the Arrow can be had for £7; as to the Criterion, good luck finding it under £20.

But the door swings both ways: Arrow did a better job with the encode on Koyannisaqatsi than Criterion. And possibly, Time Bandits as well.

As to the BFI, I presume you're referring to the Kurosawas - that box is still a good alternative for Region B if you're not too fussed about extras and the absolute best PQ. If you get the individual Criterions, you've got a hefty bill there.

Equally the colour scheme on the Red Desert looks more appropriate on the BFI than the Criterion.

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Old 11-25-2014, 06:04 PM   #11
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Just to clarify Mansinthe, I wasn't being negative towards Criterion as a label nor any of their individual releases. I just needed quick cash earlier this year and chose to trade in all my non UK discs. The only reason I don't reinvest in other region discs at present is that there are and have been a steady schedule of UK discs of interest which keep both the budget and free time satisfied. Not to say I wouldn't jump on a region A locked disc Criterion or otherwise if there was a title I desperately wanted in the future, such as Costas Gravas' Missing or Arthur Penn's Night Moves to name 2.
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Just to clarify Mansinthe, I wasn't being negative towards Criterion as a label nor any of their individual releases. I just needed quick cash earlier this year and chose to trade in all my non UK discs. The only reason I don't reinvest in other region discs at present is that there are and have been a steady schedule of UK discs of interest which keep both the budget and free time satisfied. Not to say I wouldn't jump on a region A locked disc Criterion or otherwise if there was a title I desperately wanted in the future, such as Costas Gravas' Missing or Arthur Penn's Night Moves to name 2.
Those two are high on my wish list, I have Night Moves on a double-disc Hackman DVD with Jerry Schatzberg's 'Scarecrow' which is one of my all time favourite films and a lost classic to my mind.

To have any of those three on blu would be rather special.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:05 PM   #13
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Arrow - Night of the Hunter, I take it. If so, the PQ is not that inferior and you still have the Laughton doc. Last but not least - the Arrow can be had for £7; as to the Criterion, good luck finding it under £20.
only in a very few cases i pay more than 13-14 GBP for a criterion.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:20 PM   #14
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only in a very few cases i pay more than 13-14 GBP for a criterion.
Ah, but here are the current options for UK folks wanting to get the Criterion:

Blowitoutahere on ebay - £19.32 plus £3.18 shipping
Amazon US - £20.21, plus £4 or so shipping
Importcds - £21.05, plus £4 or so shipping
Dvdworldusa - £30.99 plus £2.95 shipping


One might be able to get a better deal in a B&N sale, but with the horror stories of poor packaging, cancelled orders, resealed packages, and incorrect customs declarations, I don't think that it is simply worth the hassle.

Edit - one of the addtional problems with the US Criterion of Night of the Hunter was that its first printing was stored in a digipack; there were quite a few instances where it was damaged. Arrow's is an amaray - amarays are nice; amarays are good.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:24 PM   #15
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only in a very few cases i pay more than 13-14 GBP for a criterion.
You might get lucky if Amazon or BIOH on eBay have a sale.
Otherwise you're waiting for B&N to have a sale in July & November don't forget to mention that.
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Not usually a fan of the "newly comissioned artwork" but that's a good one. Better than the Criterion for sure.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:08 AM   #17
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Brilliant! I've been wanting this for a long time but felt the compression on the Criterion was much too poor, probably one of their worst discs in that regard. Hopefully Arrow delivers.
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Arrow is knocking it out of the park!
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:42 AM   #19
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I already have the Spanish release of The Killing but will definitely pick this up for Killers Kiss if nothing else. Just need to get MOCs Fear and Desire and my Kubrick collection will be complete
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Will pick this up, hope the alternative slip cover is better.
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