New Criterion Announcements

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Oxnard Montalvonew releases for August

August 08 - The Breaking Point by Michael Curtiz
August 15 - Hopscotch by Ronald Neame (upgrade), Meantime by Mike Leigh
August 22 - Sid & Nancy by Alex Cox (upgrade), La poison by Sacha Guitry

I actually haven't seen any of those.
May 16, 2017 9:59 PM
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Oxnard Montalvonew releases for August

August 08 - The Breaking Point by Michael Curtiz
August 15 - Hopscotch by Ronald Neame (upgrade), Meantime by Mike Leigh
August 22 - Sid & Nancy by Alex Cox (upgrade), La poison by Sacha Guitry

I actually haven't seen any of those.

I haven't seen La poison or Meantime. Of the rest, I'd say Sid & Nancy is the most essential. After all these years, it's still arguably Gary Oldman's greatest role (though maybe I can't speak to that without seeing Meantime).

Hopscotch is also amusing and would make a good double feature with the Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading.

I'm not fond of The Breaking Point, but that probably has a good deal to do with my indifference to the source material. I'm not a big Hemingway fan. Bogart and Bacall's chemistry carries the earlier adaptation. This one doesn't quite have that spark.
May 17, 2017 1:33 AM
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also, as far as I know Filmstruck doesn't put out any lists of upcoming films although this thread does a good job of reporting new additions.
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Jun 17, 2017 12:05 AM
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Rebecca is pretty good. I'm not sure if I like it enough to buy it, but it's nice that it's getting a release. I love David Lynch, so I might check out that documentary to see what I think of it.
Jun 17, 2017 12:13 AM
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The Lure is already on Janus/Criterion and it's only a few years old. Rather bizarre Polish flick.
Jun 17, 2017 12:24 AM
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I haven't seen La poison or Meantime.

As a really big Leigh fan, Meantime (being the last of his I got around to seeing) was a bit of a disappointment when I finally saw it a few years ago. I don't even think I liked it as much as his early television work.
Jun 17, 2017 12:39 AM
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As a big fan of both, the announcement of Rebecca and Piano Teacher has me conflicted. The latter because I already own a Blu-ray that matches Hitchcock's other Selznick productions but I've bought every other criterion Hitchcock and don't necessarily want to break the streak. For the former, I'm a huge fan and consider it in my top 3 Haneke but I just found the OOP DVD for dirt cheap about a month ago and haven't even had a chance to rewatch it and this announcement has sort of soured that mirth... Because I'm almost certainly going to upgrade...
Jun 17, 2017 9:50 PM
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The good people of Barnes & Noble are having themselves a 50% sale again until Aug. 7th I believe. I dipped yesterday and am kindly broke until next friday.
Jul 12, 2017 10:17 PM
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I usually buy at least 3-5 every sale. Hopscotch and Sid and Nancy are going on the must buy list.
Jul 13, 2017 6:04 AM
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I recommend L'Argent. It's a great flick that is just as relevant now as it was in the '80s. I hope this doesn't spoil it too much, but my mind pictures Eric and Donald Trump Jr. as the two teenagers.
Jul 13, 2017 3:19 PM
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So far I have gone with Chimes At Midnight (love that movie), Weekend (the 60s one, never seen it) and Ghost World (should have seen this years ago). All on blu ray. No more DVD's for me unless they are used or its the only copy available. I will have to order Sid and Nancy and Hopscotch online.
Jul 13, 2017 9:30 PM
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Good news. Need to re-up.

And Rebecca is a classic and at the peak of Hitchcock's rich period (ending in '49). I'll be picking that one up for sure.
Jul 13, 2017 11:27 PM
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Jul 17, 2017 9:51 PM
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NathanielBarry Lyndon (!)

That is a surprise. I thought that WB had a stronghold on the later Kubrick catalogue. I hope this finally opens the door for all of them receive the Criterion treatment eventually.

Also, I'll have to get Fire Walk With Me, but I will have a pavlovian orgasm when Wild At Heart is announced.
Jul 17, 2017 10:06 PM
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I just bought the regular Barry Lyndon Blu-ray... And I bought the complete Twin Peaks Blu-ray about a month ago so that I could have FWWM... Criterion is fucking with me and my wallet.
Jul 17, 2017 10:33 PM
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Will probably grab Barry Lyndon and Vampyr. (On a side note, Vampyr's page had a link to Blood for Dracula on the side, and while I think they lost the rights to that and Flesh for Frankenstein, those are ones I'm hoping will someday see Blu-ray releases and no longer be wurgins to the format.)
Jul 18, 2017 12:48 AM
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Rockthose are ones I'm hoping will someday see Blu-ray releases and no longer be wurgins to the format.

I love succulent puns.
Jul 18, 2017 12:56 AM
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To know high-def, Otto, you must fuck life in the DVD player!

(It looks like there are region-free Blu-ray releases from Australia for both films, but I doubt they're up to Criterion's standards.)
Jul 18, 2017 12:58 AM
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