New Criterion Announcements

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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.
Jun 9, 2017 4:37 AM
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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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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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MKS
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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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MKSI 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.

I bought the Twin Peaks box set recently too. ?Which has a ton of FWWM extras, so this seems a little redundant.
Jul 18, 2017 6:31 PM
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list of movies that will be added to Filmstruck's Criterion channel in August:

August 1
Straight Time, Ulu Grosbard, 1978
Welcome to the Dollhouse, Todd Solondz, 1995

August 4
Bullshot, Dick Clement, 1983
Cold Duck Soup, Alan Metter, 1990
Checking Out, David Leland, 1989
Five Corners, Tony Bill, 1987
The Raggedy Rawney, Bob Hoskins, 1988
Water, Dick Clement, 1985

August 9
Tampopo, Juzo Itami, 1985

August 10
White Material, Claire Denis, 2009

August 11
Adventures of a Dentist, Elem Klimov, 1965
Torna!, Raffaello Matarazzo, 1953
Taipei Story, Edward Yang, 1985
Youth of the Son, Masaki Kobayashi, 1952

August 18
All My Good Countrymen, Vojtech Jasny, 1969
Palermo Shooting, Wim Wenders, 2008
The Passionate Friends, David Lean, 1949
The Masseurs and a Woman, Hiroshi Shimizu, 1938

August 22
Teeth, Daniel Gray and Tom Brown, 2015

August 25
Maitresse, Barbet Schroeder, 1975
The Neighbor's Wife and Mine, Heinosuke Gosho, 1931
Rusty Knife, Toshio Masuda, 1958

August 30
Marius, Alexander Korda, 1931
Fanny, Marc Allegret, 1932
Cesar, Marcel Pagnol, 1936
Jul 25, 2017 4:23 AM
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Two modern films that I thought Criterion would have released a long time ago:

Adaptation
25th Hour


Both have lame, bare-bones physical releases. Come on. What the hell. Make these.

Jul 25, 2017 6:58 PM
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BobHarrisThe 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.

I don't tend to pick up physical media anymore, as I've found myself increasingly less likely to revisit films, unless my kids (4 and 6) like them, which limits me to Pixar and Studio Ghibli, mostly. They recently and inexplicably developed a taste for old sci-fi and horror films from the 30s through the 60s, however, so I took advantage today to pick up The Blob (one of their favorites - "Dat siwwy baby bwob is sad because him's wooking for him's mudduh!"), Cat People, and Robinson Crusoe on Mars. They didn't have Carnival of Souls in-store, so I'll probably order that before the sale ends.
Jul 28, 2017 9:54 PM
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