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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:41 am

crumbsroom wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:22 am
I've had a crappy copy of Betty Blue sitting around my apartment for years and have never watched it, and now Criterion is just giving me more reason to not put on my crappy copy. Urgh.
Happened to me many a times. Most recently with Dragon Inn. It was worth dropping that horrendous but once rare version to watch that one first. One of the more beautiful classic wuxia I've seen.

I have a decent DVD of Now Voyager in a TCM set that's starting to look unlikely of getting a watch.
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Post by Torgo » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:42 pm

Criterion discs are 50% off. You're very welcome. <sips latte, adjusts ascot>
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Post by Captain Terror » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:15 am

If anybody needs me, I'll be watching Godzilla movies for the foreseeable future. Please send food if you don't hear from me for a couple of weeks.

Good gawd, this set is gorgeous!
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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:51 am

new releases for February

February 11 - Roma by Alfonso Cuaron
February 18 - Antoni Gaudi by Hiroshi Teshigahara (upgrade), Teorema by Pier Paolo Pasolini
February 25 - Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman*, Paris is Burning by Jennie Livingston

*set includes Journey to the Beginning of Time, Invention for Destruction, and The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:30 am

Ooh, Roma
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Post by Captain Terror » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:30 am

I don't know how I've made it to 2019 without hearing of Karel Zeman but I'm ready to blind-buy that son of a gun.
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Post by Macrology » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:35 am

About time Karel Zeman got his due over here. I already own all 3 films on Blu-ray, but it looks like Criterion has assembled a great package and they're utterly distinctive, beautifully crafted films. While in Prague, I actually visited the Karel Zeman Museum (which seems to have provided some of the bonus materials for the Criterion edition), which is a charming little space tucked away under Charles Bridge, full of props from his films and breakdowns of many of his special effects. I bought two of the films there, along with a few of his later films.

Also, since Netflix has worked with Criterion to release Roma, I'll be expecting an edition of The Other Side of the Wind any day now. . .
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