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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 17 Jun 2010, 23:38

Cool, I'll pick Charade up!

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby gasteropod » 18 Jun 2010, 01:53

There's also Godard's Breathless coming, I'll get that one.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 18 Jun 2010, 09:28

Surprised to see a blockbuster like Ben Button get a Criterion release (though they did it with Armageddon). I'll probably get Yojimbo/Sanjuro and definitely Charade.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby bradavon » 18 Jun 2010, 10:31

gasteropod wrote:There's also Godard's Breathless coming, I'll get that one.

I've had it on DVD for ages. It's good then?

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby gasteropod » 18 Jun 2010, 16:52

Well when we had to study it at college it annoyed me a bit (mainly the music), but just lately I've been enjoying the recent Godard Blu-ray releases so I feel I'm up for another go, I'm almost certain I'll like it a lot more now, tastes change and that :)

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby Markgway » 18 Jun 2010, 17:34

Kermode prefers the Richard Gere remake.
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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby bradavon » 18 Jun 2010, 20:24

I had no idea there was one. Oh yeah.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby romerojpg » 18 Jun 2010, 20:25

Origanal and Remake are shit next to The Thin Red Line :thumbs:

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby bradavon » 18 Jun 2010, 21:07

That's like comparing chalk and cheese :D.

p.s - The Thin Red Line is excellent though.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby romerojpg » 19 Jun 2010, 17:57

I find it hard to watch The Thin Red Line, as frankly as soon as it is finished I want to put it staight back on again! and it ends up me watching the film 3 times in a row :lol:

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby saltysam » 07 Oct 2010, 21:50

Seven Samurai review....mine's on the way,ridiculously expensive though.Superb film.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby gasteropod » 07 Oct 2010, 22:04

Yeah it annoys me how it's hard to find Criterion BD's under the customs limit.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby bradavon » 08 Oct 2010, 00:33

Ditto. They're just obscenely expensive. Great quality but still, come on.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby gasteropod » 25 Jan 2011, 17:18

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas coming April 26th. Cool, I've wanted to see this for ages so this BD can be my excuse.

http://www.criterion.com/films/215-fear ... -las-vegas

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby Markgway » 29 Jan 2011, 14:46

I'll think about it when it goes for HALF that price. And not before.
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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 29 Jan 2011, 15:23

I think its too expensive at the moment too but no way will a Criterion go for $15.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby saltysam » 29 Jan 2011, 15:55

grim_tales wrote:I think its too expensive at the moment too but no way will a Criterion go for $15.
Agree,anything under £20 for these seem to be a result.stupidly expensive,i imagine they'd shift a lot more copies by selling them cheaper.Still the presentation is good,i'll be getting Blow Out definitely.
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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 29 Jan 2011, 16:01

I recently ordered Videodrome for just under £20 including shipping (Amazon Market) and also got Charade for slight over (Playtrade).

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby Markgway » 29 Jan 2011, 16:41

I don't see what makes Criterion so special that they can charge waaaay more than everyone else - even similar specialist labels who go the extra mile (ie. Blue Underground). It's like they charge more because it's expected of them and 'it's OK, it's Criterion, you know!' I'm sure an MGM BD (that would soon be down to under $10) would've sufficed.
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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby grim_tales » 30 Jan 2011, 18:32

I wonder if the Criterion will have a piece that compares Blow Out with the the similar Blow Up?

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby bradavon » 30 Jan 2011, 20:40

@ Mark: I think that's exactly why they overcharge. They'd rather sell hundreds, instead of thousands. It's the exact same thinking Apple use. Good kit but way overpriced. You can get some fantastic Windows 7 laptops, that easily compete for quality but much cheaper.

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby Shingster » 30 Jan 2011, 23:36

It's exactly why they charge those prices and fair play to them if the market is there for their pricepoints! Producing Blu-rays of niche titles is not exactly a lucrative business, if more labels could get away with that over here then you'd be seeing a lot more arthouse/world cinema classics on the format!

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Re: Criterion Blu-ray Plans Revealed

Unread postby Markgway » 31 Jan 2011, 11:03

It kinda sucks when that's all there is though. So you either have to shell out for a Criterion BD or get nothing. I can see myself keeping my MGM DVD which is anamorphic and has the orignal stereo track. It's fine to cater to more affluent collectors but not if it entirely excludes those with less cash to flash.
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