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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby gasteropod » 19 Sep 2012, 23:05

grim_tales wrote:Looks very good, why have Criterion redone the typeface on the BD?


On the cover? They've made it more legible.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby gasteropod » 11 Oct 2012, 02:56

Rosemary's Baby review & screencaps: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Rosemarys ... ray/37146/

DVD Beaver comparison: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReview ... review.htm

I so can't wait to receive this :)

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby gasteropod » 15 Oct 2012, 19:26

Criterion goes 3D with 'Pina': http://www.criterion.com/films/28404-pina

I'm not fussed about any of their January releases, my wallet is grateful.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby bradavon » 01 Dec 2012, 13:14

gasteropod wrote:In the Mood for Love Blu-ray is up on DVD Beaver: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcompar ... orlove.htm

Did you get this Gas? Good quality then? Sweet, reviews are favourable.

Where's the cheapest to pick it up? I'm totally behind where's the best place to get Criterion Blu-rays from. Thanks.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby Markgway » 01 Dec 2012, 14:50

It's $20.99 at Amazon.
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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby bradavon » 03 Dec 2012, 14:11

Thanks. Not bad $27/£17 delivered.

Are Amazon.com the cheapest for Criterion Blu-rays these days?

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby Markgway » 03 Dec 2012, 18:25

They have a sale on the moment (last time I checked).
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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby gasteropod » 15 Jan 2013, 21:31

Finally! 09/04/13:

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

High-definition digital transfer, approved by director David Cronenberg, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
Audio commentary featuring Cronenberg and actor Peter Weller
Naked Making Lunch, a 1992 television documentary by Chris Rodley about the making of the film
Special effects gallery, featuring artwork and photos alongside an essay by Cinefex magazine editor Jody Duncan
Collection of original marketing materials
Audio recording of William S. Burroughs reading from his novel Naked Lunch
Gallery of photos taken by poet Allen Ginsberg of Burroughs
PLUS: A booklet featuring reprinted pieces by film critic Janet Maslin, director Chris Rodley, critic and novelist Gary Indiana, and Burroughs

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 15 Jan 2013, 21:44

Not NL, but how does the Being John Malkovich compare to the UK one?

Naked Lunch was a good movie (I think I got most of it), but just very weird :D

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby gasteropod » 15 Jan 2013, 22:04

grim_tales wrote:Not NL, but how does the Being John Malkovich compare to the UK one?


The Criterion has the correct colour-timing.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 16 Jan 2013, 09:46

Ah OK, I didnt know there was a problem with the UK one.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby saltysam » 16 Jan 2013, 09:53

Just get his best movie,the one that's only ever had crappy dvd releases, released asap... RABID!
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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

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saltysam wrote:Just get his best movie,the one that's only ever had crappy dvd releases, released asap... RABID!


I don't see how that's his best film in any way, shape, or form! There are rumours that Criterion will be releasing Scanners in the near future though, due to their 2013 teaser picture. (Which also suggests Eraserhead is coming).

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby Shingster » 17 Jan 2013, 21:20

The Brood is Cronenberg's best early film imo, it feels like the first film where he really became complete as a director/writer. Rabid & Shivers are quite good, but they're quite cold as well, they don't really have any characters that you want to invest in.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 17 Jan 2013, 22:03

Scanners was quite good, don't think I've seen Rabid and havent seen The Brood.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby saltysam » 17 Jan 2013, 22:27

the new german BD of Scanners is reportedly excellent, i had the old one which was crap but for me the movie just didn't do it for me after all these years, i sold it on and won't be replacing it. there's a trilogy set coming to the uk from second sight.
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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby gasteropod » 17 Jan 2013, 23:16

Videodrome, The Fly, and Dead Ringers spring to mind as Cronenberg's best films.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 17 Jan 2013, 23:40

Videodrome is excellent, the Fly was very good too imo :)

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby Shingster » 18 Jan 2013, 05:12

The almost ten year period between making The Brood to Dead Ringers is pretty phenomenal by any filmmaker's standard, a run ironically (given what started this discussion) broken by The Naked Lunch.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

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30/07/13

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

New 2K digital film restoration, approved by director Guillermo del Toro and cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Audio commentary featuring Del Toro
Video introduction by Del Toro from 2010
New interviews with Del Toro about the process of creating the ghost Santi and the drawings and designs made in preparation for the film
¿Que es un fantasma?, a 2004 making-of documentary
Spanish Gothic, a 2010 interview with Del Toro about the genre and its influence on his work
Interactive director’s notebook, with Del Toro’s drawings and handwritten notes, along with interviews with the filmmaker
Four deleted scenes, with optional commentary
New featurette about the Spanish Civil War as evoked in the film
Program comparing Del Toro’s thumbnail sketches and Carlos Giménez’s storyboards with the final film
Selected on-screen presentation of Del Toro’s thumbnail sketches alongside the sections of the final film they represent (Blu-ray edition only)
Trailer
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Mark Kermode

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

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15/10/13

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New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Blood of the Beasts, Georges Franju’s 1949 documentary about the slaughterhouses of Paris (new high-definition digital restoration on the Blu-ray edition)
Archival interviews with Franju on horror, cinema, and the making of Blood of the Beasts
New interview with actor Edith Scob (Blu-ray only)
Excerpt from Les Grands-pères du crime, a 1985 documentary about Eyes Without a Face writers Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
Trailers
Stills gallery of rare production photos and promotional material (DVD only)
Plus: A booklet featuring essays by novelist Patrick McGrath and film historian David Kalat

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 16 Jul 2013, 09:29

Does that say "Eyes without a Face"? ;) Its tough to read the title on the BD.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby Markgway » 16 Jul 2013, 14:12

Yes.
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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 16 Jul 2013, 14:38

Thanks! :D


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