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Upcoming Criterion Releases

Postby Mr. Arkadin » October 14th, 2007, 10:27 am

Criterion is set to release some great films:

Sawdust and Tinsel (1953) Released a full year before La Strada, S&T has many similar themes. It takes place in a traveling circus and explores loneliness, love, and betrayal. This great film has been out of print for years!

Days of Heaven (1978) While Terrnce Malick's best loved film has been around, a restoration of one of the most beautiful looking pictures is definitely welcomed here.

Under the Volcano (1984) Great John Huston film. Albert Finney was nominated for an Oscar for this and should have won.

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) An amazing acheivement in cinema and truly one of Fassbinder's greatest films. Over 15 hours of film dedicated to the life of an ex-con as he struggles for redempton.

Drunken Angel (1948) Kurasawa's early works mirror American Noir (Stray Dog, High and Low). DA is in that mold dealing with a criminal and his unorthodox relationship with a well known doctor.

Check some of these out when you get the chance.

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Re: Upcoming Criterion Releases

Postby movieman1957 » November 12th, 2012, 3:23 pm

I found through a television critic's website that a box set of "The Golden Age of Television." Live TV broadcasts of plays that include "Marty," Rod Serling's "Patterns," "Requiem For A Heavyweight," "The Days of Wine and Roses," "No Time For Sergeants" and Paul Newman in "Bang The Drum Slowly." They reference a really good price but don't list it.
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Re: Upcoming Criterion Releases

Postby Professional Tourist » November 12th, 2012, 8:33 pm

Criterion released a similar-sounding box set back in November 2009, $40:
http://www.criterion.com/films/3560-the-golden-age-of-television

Amazon lists it for $37:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Golden-Television-Criterion-Collection/dp/B002M36R1O

It does look good, especially with the commentaries and other extras.

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Re: Upcoming Criterion Releases

Postby movieman1957 » November 14th, 2012, 1:23 pm

Well it sure likes the same one I saw at "TV Worth Watching." (The site is by David Bianculli.) I read it and I guess since it was recommended for your library I got the idea it was wrong. (That's two mistakes I've discovered today and I haven't even had lunch.)
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Re: Upcoming Criterion Releases

Postby RedRiver » November 15th, 2012, 3:18 pm

I hope lunch is not number three!

I've seen three or four of these wonderful shows. The PBS station in Chicago used to run them. They're fascinating to watch.

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Re: Upcoming Criterion Releases

Postby Lucky Vassall » February 1st, 2014, 8:55 pm

Criterion has never disappointed me. I have dozens of their releases and get the regular notices as well as frequently visiting their web site to see what's new and what's coming.

That said, I visited today and learned that they're releasing a new update of "Four Hundred Blows," but as far as I can tell from their description, except for the fact that the new one is a 2-disc set (both DVD and Blue-Ray), it doesn't look like they've added any new bonuses to the Blue-Ray version. If they have, they certainly should say so!
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Re: Upcoming Criterion Releases

Postby ChiO » July 26th, 2014, 8:46 am

It's Christmas in August!

Yesterday, I pre-ordered Criterion's upcoming (finally!) release of Cassavetes' LOVE STREAMS.

And Siegel's RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11 while I was at it.

Thereby replacing the so-so copies I have.
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