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Ian Jane
01-14-2011, 07:51 PM
So Criterion just released this drawing, a teaser for what they're going to be releasing in the coming months.

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Some interesting speculation on what the drawing means going on here (http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/1698-happy-new-year?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=the_criterion_collection_newsletter-january_2011&utm_content=the_criterion_collection_newsletter-january_2011+CID_368c18cd7568019af8955f9dd816716c&utm_source=Campaign+Monitor).

Gory
01-19-2011, 10:43 PM
I can't wait to get Blow Out in March!! I am so excited they're releasing it. :rock:

Ian Jane
01-20-2011, 09:43 AM
Me three! I didn't see that one coming.

Ian Jane
01-22-2011, 07:06 PM
Coming from Criterion in April...

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I've already got the standard definition Criterion release and the barebones Universal Blu-ray. I really won't want to buy this again.... but I know I fill.

Fuckers.

Ian Jane
01-22-2011, 07:08 PM
And coming in April, another one I have on standard def that I know I'm going to upgrade....

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Bring on Le Samourai.

Ian Jane
01-22-2011, 07:09 PM
Another April release - I know nothing about this movie.

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Ian Jane
01-22-2011, 07:11 PM
Some more April releases I know nothing about...

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Goldberg
01-23-2011, 08:35 PM
What the chick in the miniskirt and fat arse meant to be? A Tinto Brass title perhaps?

Ian Jane
01-23-2011, 08:43 PM
No idea what she represents but I'd bet my left nut it's got nothing to do with Brass. I'd love to be wrong though.

Mark Tolch
01-24-2011, 10:27 AM
Yup, i'm all over that Criterion blu if they don't leave off the extras from the standard DVD .

Ian Jane
01-24-2011, 10:49 AM
That'd be the only reason they'd do it, to include the extras. The transfer on the Universal Blu-ray is already really good.

Mark Tolch
01-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Hm. I wonder if they're going to use that transfer or do a new one? Wondering if it makes more sense to keep the Criterion DVD and get eth Universal blu, which is only around 10 bucks now.

Ian Jane
01-27-2011, 01:48 PM
From their latest newsletter:

Director Basil Dearden made thirty-five films over the course of a career that stretched from the 1940s to the 1970s, dabbling in comedy, suspense, melodrama, and even horror (he was one of the artists behind the ghostly omnibus Dead of Night). But it was in the late fifties and early sixties, after he left Ealing Studios to produce his own films independently with partner Michael Relph, that this unsung master of British cinema made his most important and gripping work—socially committed, noirish dramas that delved into incendiary material. Four of these films are collected in our latest Eclipse series, Basil Dearden’s London Underground: Sapphire, about the investigation of a shocking racially motivated murder; The League of Gentlemen, a smash-hit thriller about a bank heist orchestrated by disgruntled former soldiers; the controversial Victim, perhaps Dearden’s most famous film, starring Dirk Bogarde as a barrister coming to terms with his homosexuality; and All Night Long, an audacious transposition of Othello to London’s smoky jazz scene.

FOUR-DVD BOX SET INCLUDES:
SAPPHIRE
The investigation of the murder of a young woman on Hampstead Heath leads to a confrontation with the profound racial intolerance underlying London society.

THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN
In this deft adventure, a disillusioned former military man (Jack Hawkins) rages against the machine by assembling a crew of now disreputable World War II veterans (including Richard Attenborough and Roger Livesey) to commit an elaborate heist.

VICTIM
Matinee idol Dirk Bogarde bravely embodies a married lawyer who risks exposure to fight a homophobic blackmailer preying on him and other closeted men, in Dearden’s landmark thriller, which was made in protest against laws forbidding homosexuality in England.

ALL NIGHT LONG
Jealousy and betrayal send an anniversary party at a London nightclub spinning out of control in this provocative melodrama, based on Othello and featuring rare on-screen appearances by jazz legends Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck.

Available now!
SRP: $59.95
Criterion Store price: $47.96

Nolando
01-27-2011, 05:16 PM
Effing hell on that box set. Wow. Mostly for League but, still...

Ian Jane
02-11-2011, 04:33 PM
Info from today's CC newletter:

"We will be announcing new Blu-ray and DVD editions of Solaris (http://thecriterioncollection.createsend5.com/t/r/l/yhuyhht/ukudjilrl/y) as part of our May lineup. We now know that the black-and-white scenes in the film were meant to be tinted blue, and we have updated the feature accordingly. The supplements from the original DVD will not change.

The old DVD edition is officially out of print. However, we are offering it at a 65% discount from the SRP at criterion.com (http://thecriterioncollection.createsend5.com/t/r/l/yhuyhht/ukudjilrl/j) (use the promotion code RHEYA at checkout). We have a limited supply and will fulfill orders as soon as we can."

Ian Jane
02-14-2011, 01:58 PM
May titles were just announced:

-Breillat's Fat Girl
-Bergman's Smiles Of A Summer Night
-Tarkovsky's Solari
-Clouzot's Diabolique

DVD and BD releases for all four.

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Toyboy
02-14-2011, 02:00 PM
What a fantastic cover. I'd buy it just for that artwork.

Ian Jane
02-14-2011, 02:03 PM
You and me both.

Somehow I missed these ones:

-Demme's Something Wild
-Chaplin's The Great Dictator
-Shinoda's Pale Flower (I'd love to see them do more Yakuza stuff like this)

Mike Howlett
02-14-2011, 03:44 PM
What a fantastic cover. I'd buy it just for that artwork.

Agreed! Great film and a stunning cover!

Nolando
03-16-2011, 12:33 PM
June titles just announced:

Kiss Me Deadly (Aldritch)
Black Moon (Malle)
Insignificance (Roeg)
The Makioka Sisters (Ichikawa)
People On Sunday (Siodmak & Ulmer)
Zazie Dans Le Metro (Malle)

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Ian Jane
03-16-2011, 01:10 PM
That Kiss Me Deadly cover is AWESOME.

John Gargo
03-16-2011, 03:06 PM
I'm not complaining, but it's getting prohibitively expensive to be a movie fan...

Ian Jane
05-17-2011, 01:48 PM
Coming in August on BD:

The Killing
The Battle Of Algiers
Cul De Sac
Secret Sunshine
If
Orpheus
The Complete Jean Vigo

Color me stoked for If and Cul De Sac.

Ian Jane
05-19-2011, 10:57 AM
And some new cover art to go along with those titles:

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Ian Jane
05-19-2011, 11:06 AM
For some reason this thread is choking. So I'm gonna lock it and start a new one.