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I not going to say it was "just updated" because i got in trouble for saying that last time, but there are new "coming soons" on the Criterion web page...

...including Godard's "A Woman is a Woman"!!!!!

now if only they'll do "Weekend"....

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Sunday, 4 April 2004 15:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I have been wishing for a Chris Marker set myself (i've seen very little of his stuff)

ryan (ryan), Sunday, 4 April 2004 15:40 (seventeen years ago) link

i'm waiting patiently for the eisenstein silents set and a dvd of 'au hasard balthazar'

amateur!st (amateurist), Sunday, 4 April 2004 15:46 (seventeen years ago) link

A Marker set would be incredible & would be a nice continuation of Criterion's embrace of experimental shorts, started with the "By Brakhage" collection.

I would love to see a collection of Jem Cohen's films released by Criterion, but I'm certainly not holding my breath.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Monday, 5 April 2004 00:49 (seventeen years ago) link

au hasard was playing at the music box last week, i was speechless.

todd swiss (eliti), Monday, 5 April 2004 02:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I can't wait for the Battle of Algiers release that should be soon enough.

Once again, I refer you all to the wonderfully great Criterion messageboard of http://pub125.ezboard.com/bcriterioncollectionforum/

Girolamo Savonarola, Monday, 5 April 2004 02:48 (seventeen years ago) link

http://pub125.ezboard.com/bcriterioncollectionforum

Try that...

Girolamo Savonarola, Monday, 5 April 2004 02:49 (seventeen years ago) link

its reached easier at http://www.criterionforum.org fyi

todd swiss (eliti), Monday, 5 April 2004 04:03 (seventeen years ago) link

Thanks for the tip...that makes things so much eaiser.

Girolamo Savonarola, Monday, 5 April 2004 14:12 (seventeen years ago) link

the problem with criterion is that i am always tempted to buy them even if i dont like or havent seen the movie because the packaging is so nice.

ryan (ryan), Monday, 5 April 2004 17:34 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah, but you really can't go wrong--nearly everything they release is golden.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Monday, 5 April 2004 21:13 (seventeen years ago) link

that reminds me, is The Leopard any good? because i have pre-ordered it already!

ryan (ryan), Monday, 5 April 2004 22:11 (seventeen years ago) link

<em>au hasard was playing at the music box last week, i was speechless. </em>

I just ordered my copy - $18. on DVD-R. Natch. - along with a copy of <em> F is for Fake </em> from
www.pimpadelicwonderland.com

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 02:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Bad, bad HTML skills.

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 02:49 (seventeen years ago) link

The Leopard is amazing! Burt Lancaster's is one of the classic performance.s It is, however, very long and even more difficult to follow than The Big Sleep.

Chuck Tatum (Chuck Tatum), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 18:01 (seventeen years ago) link

watch "last year at marienbad" and nothing will be hard to follow afterwards... except for subsequent viewings of "last year at marienbad"

todd swiss (eliti), Wednesday, 7 April 2004 05:24 (seventeen years ago) link

your em tags are just fine and would have worked up until a month or so ago when in the face of html abuse they also disabled any number of legitimate standards-compliant tags too.

andrew s (andrew s), Wednesday, 7 April 2004 16:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Au Hasard Balthazar will be out in Criterion before the year is out.

Weekend is owned by New Yorker films but no plans for a DVD have been made. It may come on Region 2 at some point.

Rashomon, Friday, 16 April 2004 23:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I got the Floating Weeds DVDs today, yay.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Friday, 16 April 2004 23:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes, I bought that as well -- also grabbed 3 Women -- I can't wait to watch it!

BabyBuddha (BabyBuddha), Saturday, 17 April 2004 05:01 (seventeen years ago) link

could someone explain to me why criterion collection dvds cost so much?! even the single discs can be 40 bucks. im missing something, i know it.

tom cleveland (tom cleveland), Saturday, 17 April 2004 20:37 (seventeen years ago) link

Not many sold per title, lots of extras, costs of transfer and cleaning.

And because they can - they've got the name and the identity to hook in film geeks, where else are you going to turn, New Yorker?

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Sunday, 18 April 2004 01:42 (seventeen years ago) link

They're really not $40, that's just the MSRP. Most of them go for just a bit more than you'd probably want to pay for an average, if you know where to look. I highly recommend DVD Price Search - but if you want to take the short route, usually Deep Discount DVD tends to the have the best prices on Criterions (and free shipping to boot!).

Girolamo Savonarola, Sunday, 18 April 2004 02:22 (seventeen years ago) link

Rumor at those Criterion forums, though, seems to indicate Criterion is gently phasing out their $29/$39 pricing patterns and easing into an appalling $39/$49 structure (which explains their rather excessive double-disc sets lately). If this turns out to be true, I'm afraid I'll have to put my foot down and refuse to buy more than one a month from these people.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Sunday, 18 April 2004 06:31 (seventeen years ago) link

alright alright. this ones a little harder:
why does Armageddon have its own criterion version?

tom cleveland (tom cleveland), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 02:01 (seventeen years ago) link

why does Armageddon have its own criterion version?

I haven't seen it, but supposedly it was aimed at the special effects mavens out there. Also I recall reading an interview with one of the Criterion folks who said that the revenues from the Armageddon allowed them to fund a lot of other less-popular titles.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 03:51 (seventeen years ago) link

balthazar getty needs some $$$$$$$ give it to him now luv me.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 06:23 (seventeen years ago) link

There's a salon interview with Criterion's Peter Becker that directly addresses the Armageddon question. (Which 2 dvd set, by the way, I have and it's great. I love the movie though.)

Here's just the start of the relevant section:

Specifically, with "Armageddon": You'd be silly to overlook blockbusters as a genre and leave them out of a film library. They drive so much. They drive tastes and shooting styles and visual references that appear all over the world in commercials and on TV as well as on movie screens. They're part of a huge cultural cross-pollination. And special effects are one of the most important aspects of a certain kind of contemporary filmmaking.

andrew s (andrew s), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 18:33 (seventeen years ago) link

How true is that today? I can't think of the last Armageddon-esque blockbuster that visually influential on film/tv/commercials (incl. Armageddon).

Is The Rock Criterion still in print? I'd much rather have that than Armageddon.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 19:22 (seventeen years ago) link

The Rock criterion is still available. When I think of visually influential blockbusters (for good or ill), I have trouble getting past The Matrix. The interview is like 4 years old now, but he has more to say following that though. Part of me wishes the answer had simply been "just to piss you off" though.

Those were the days when you actually got your $140 million dollars worth out of your production budget.

andrew s (andrew s), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 19:35 (seventeen years ago) link

I forgot about the Matrix (and don't think of it as a blockbuster in the Independence Day mold, didn't it kind of come out of nowhere?), that would be one.

I miss the days when a budget topping $80mln was big news and a reason to go see the film. Now that barely buys you a romantic comedy.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 21:18 (seventeen years ago) link

thats because the romantic sunsent that juxtaposes meg ryan's silhouette at the end has to be done in CGI by ILM.

tom cleveland (tom cleveland), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 00:17 (seventeen years ago) link

In regards to blockbuster films influencing TV commercial/music video styles (re: "Armaggedon"), I think in the majority of instances that it's the other way around. Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham being a good example, and Mark Romanek's early NIN videos were a huge influence on David Fincher when he made "Seven". In my experience, true innovation usually comes from the avant-garde/indie/short format arenas, simply because it's easier to take risks on a short or cheap project than a studio produced narrative feature.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 22:25 (seventeen years ago) link

but does that innovation ever really catch on to be something bigger? it doesnt quite seem possible these days (in any sort of creative endeavor).

tom cleveland (tom cleveland), Thursday, 22 April 2004 02:37 (seventeen years ago) link

personally i prefer dvds with a good transfer of the film and few if any bonus, presuming that this way they would be priced a bit lower. but criterion has a big network of fans who like exactly what they do, and purchase accordingly. there are a number of criterion titles i'd like to buy if i had the money, and should i ever have the money i will buy them. but for now i'll stick to the more inexpensive titles. sometimes the bfi in the uk or studiocanal in france will release the same titles for a cheaper sticker price, with fewer extras.

amateur!st (amateurist), Thursday, 22 April 2004 16:06 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't think I've watched the extras on 95% of the DVDs I own. A funny commentary here and there, but that's about it.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Thursday, 22 April 2004 19:11 (seventeen years ago) link

absolutely. the idea of extras is a lot more interesting than actually sitting through a thousand production photos. commentaries and perhaps documentaries are about the extent of my interest.

ryan (ryan), Thursday, 22 April 2004 21:01 (seventeen years ago) link

"but does that innovation ever really catch on to be something bigger? it doesnt quite seem possible these days (in any sort of creative endeavor). "

it depends on how you look at it. it my mind, there's no need for it to necessarily become somethi@5{te the suggestion that short films/music videos/avant-garde & experimental work are just a "warm-up" for a feature length narrative. it's kind of absurd to but a limitation of film that it has to be 90-180 minutes long with actors, dialogue & a plot. at least 50% of my favorite cinematic works don't fit into the categorization, and whenever i hear about people complaining about a lack of innovation in film, it's usually because all they watch are feature length narratives.

but as for the idea of the innovation in these works not "catching on" in the mainstream, you simply have to look around you to see their influence: magazines, billboards, popular films and music, even architecture. it's everywhere, and most of the good, innovative feature filmmakers will be the first to admit that they've been influenced by someone like michel gondry, spike jonze, jem cohen, etc.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Thursday, 22 April 2004 21:09 (seventeen years ago) link

Battle of Algiers confirmed on the main page. Yay!

Girolamo Savonarola, Thursday, 22 April 2004 21:37 (seventeen years ago) link

And holy shit, three discs?!?!?

Girolamo Savonarola, Thursday, 22 April 2004 21:37 (seventeen years ago) link

haha, was just going to make a post about that on a separate thread but whatev.

two words: HOLY SHIT.

joseph (joseph), Friday, 23 April 2004 20:44 (seventeen years ago) link

Like I said... I'd expect these three-disc sets to become something of a norm. This is the third in the space of a half year, whereas the first roughly five years of Criterion DVDs brought only one (Brazil).

Eric H. (Eric H.), Friday, 23 April 2004 23:57 (seventeen years ago) link

one month passes...
Slacker!

ryan (ryan), Tuesday, 8 June 2004 04:48 (seventeen years ago) link

and Videdrome! It's good to see that Criterion has been adding more focus on contemporary works lately.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Tuesday, 8 June 2004 10:20 (seventeen years ago) link

one month passes...
can i just say that The Leopard is fucking awesome. thanks.

ryan (ryan), Friday, 6 August 2004 19:25 (seventeen years ago) link

newest ones include "eyes without a face"!

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Friday, 6 August 2004 21:44 (seventeen years ago) link

(i'm happy to see more $29.95s in this latest batch, because they've been getting too rich for my blood. i'll definitely pick up "eyes" for that price, however, and probably "tanner '88".)

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Friday, 6 August 2004 21:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Is I, Vitelloni worth buying sight unseen? (For someone who luvs neo-realism and Dazed & Confused)

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Saturday, 7 August 2004 14:27 (seventeen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
short cuts two-disc set (with reprint of the carver book!) and the fanny and alexander two- AND five-disc sets coming out in november (like with scenes from a marriage, the television and theatrical versions are both getting a release).

so rejoice, damn you.

joseph (joseph), Friday, 27 August 2004 21:25 (seventeen years ago) link

six months pass...
burden of dreams, hoop dreams, the phantom of liberty set to come out in may.

joseph (joseph), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 06:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Arrow issued an Incredible Shrinking Man blu ray (I guess region 2 only) not that long ago, complete with the obligatory Tim Lucas commentary track, so I don't think I need another edition of that. Similarly,. the Eureka/Masters of Cinema Onibaba is good enough for me.

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 15 July 2021 16:32 (six months ago) link

High Sierra is bundled with Colorado Territory Walsh's own Western remake from 1949.

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:10 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

4K ANNOUNCEMENTS 4 NOVEMBER (& BEYOND): Citizen Kane; Menace II Society; The Piano; The Red Shoes; A Hard Day's Night; and Mulholland Dr.

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 16:31 (five months ago) link

We’re thrilled to announce Criterion’s first 4K Ultra HD releases, a six-film slate that includes Citizen Kane, Menace II Society, The Piano, Mulholland Dr., The Red Shoes, and A Hard Day’s Night. The first of these editions and their special features will be detailed in our November 2021 announcement next week, with others to follow in subsequent months.

The most dazzling debut in cinema history, Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane was Criterion’s first laserdisc release 37 years ago. It now rejoins the library after a long absence, making its first appearance in 4K Ultra HD along with Allen and Albert Hughes’s riveting breakthrough Menace II Society; Jane Campion’s Academy Award–winning The Piano, starring Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin in her breakout role; David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., a tale of love and jealousy in the city of dreams; Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s singular Technicolor fantasia The Red Shoes; and Richard Lester’s timeless movie musical A Hard Day’s Night, which brought the Beatles’ revolutionary talent and irreverent humor to the big screen.

Each title will be available in a 4K UHD+Blu-ray combo pack including a 4K UHD disc of the feature film as well as the film and its special features on Blu-ray. Select films will be presented in Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos. Stay tuned for more details in our November announcement!

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 16:33 (five months ago) link

oh god am I actually going to buy The Red Shoes a third time? I guess I should be thankful I don't own the right equipment for 4K at present lol. Glad they're including the blu-ray discs

Also, I'm sure these are brain-meltingly gorgeous, but I hope they also at some point upgrade all the b&w P&P dvds, preferably in a boxed set with Edge of the World and The Spy in Black while I'm daydreaming

rob, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 16:38 (five months ago) link

What do we think they'll charge for these?

daily growing, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:03 (five months ago) link

My guess, just a guess, would be $50 MSRP.

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:08 (five months ago) link

The Red Shoes is an auto upgrade no matter what.

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:17 (five months ago) link

NOVEMBER: Once Upon A Time In China box set; Citizen Kane; Menace II Society; a Blu upgrade of La Strada; and Mulholland Dr. on 4K.

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 16 August 2021 17:21 (five months ago) link

Kane cover is kinda lol

rob, Monday, 16 August 2021 17:24 (five months ago) link

Also: Not that surprising, but the new 4k titles are available as either a 4K/Blu combo, or as a stand-alone Blu, with no DVD editions.

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 16 August 2021 17:24 (five months ago) link

...and the OUATIC set follows the precedent of the Van Peebles box by being Blu-only.

RIP DVDs

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 16 August 2021 17:26 (five months ago) link

Was worried all 4K releases were going to be $60 SRP, but looks like $50 is the baseline.

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Monday, 16 August 2021 17:30 (five months ago) link

Why is it so uniquely impossible to do a good cover for Kane?

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Monday, 16 August 2021 17:30 (five months ago) link

Yeah what the hell I was specifically promised FOUR Ks

Evan, Monday, 16 August 2021 17:36 (five months ago) link

I pondered the Kane cover for a few minutes after an initial WTF?!?! reaction, and I kind of like it. The strokes are Kane tall and triumphant, followed by Kane broken.

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Monday, 16 August 2021 18:09 (five months ago) link

I think this has been in the rumor mill forever, but ...

Eric Rohmer's quartet of seasonal comedies comes to the big screen @FilmForumNYC starting 9/3! ☀️🍂❄️🌷 pic.twitter.com/jUd9afhtNk

— Janus Films (@janusfilms) August 17, 2021

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Tuesday, 17 August 2021 15:36 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Uncut Gems bumped to November, now with a new cover & an added 4K edition.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 16:43 (four months ago) link

Sounds like the Inland Empire announcement is imminent...

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 22:38 (four months ago) link

Throw Down sounds interesting, and I'm happy to see any Johnnie To movies not disappear to history. (How is Election not in print??)

Nhex, Thursday, 9 September 2021 02:40 (four months ago) link

December: The Learning Tree, One Night in Miami, and The Red Shoes in 4K.

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 16:10 (four months ago) link

Hopefully they'll follow-up The Learning Tree with Parks' Leadbelly biopic, which-iirc-hasn't been released on home media except as a download.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 16:45 (four months ago) link

Seems like a crazy good deal from some place on eBay selling the WKW blu box for about $110? I bought one, anyway.

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 25 September 2021 05:31 (three months ago) link

I watched the Learning Tree this week. hadn't realised it was topical. Not sure what the list I saw it on tied in with.
Interesting film I guess though maybe a bit B.
Will try to watch some other films by the same director.

Stevolende, Saturday, 25 September 2021 14:11 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

JANUARY: The Piano; Dick Johnson Is Dead; Time; The Celebration; and a 4k of A Hard Day's Night.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 October 2021 16:46 (three months ago) link

The Piano is another 4K title, while The Celebration will be a Blu-exclusive, part of Criterion's new policy to not publish DVDs on new-to-them titles already available on DVD.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 October 2021 16:53 (three months ago) link

Flash sale on their website is now live.

Gimme some skin! Because I don't have any skin. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 16:10 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

FEBRUARY: Boat People; Love Affair (1939); Miller's Crossing; and an upgrade of Written On The Wind.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 15 November 2021 18:59 (two months ago) link

How are they not doing 4K for at least the Coen bros one? (I'd gladly pay $10 more for 4K Sirk tho.)

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Monday, 15 November 2021 19:30 (two months ago) link

Both are only 2k restos.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 15 November 2021 20:34 (two months ago) link

Also seeing discussion elsewhere that the WoTW resto dates back several years, and-despite having been already available for a few years overseas-it's just now getting taken off the shelf in the states.

Similarly, I'm also seeing that the MC disc is just going to be an expanded version of the studio Blu.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 16 November 2021 22:42 (two months ago) link

lol, I JUST got the old DVD of WOTW, pre-new-logo, in the current B&N sale.

Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 00:37 (two months ago) link

I was very confused for a moment by all this discussion of War of the Worlds

Lou Christie's Mosh Pit (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 03:08 (two months ago) link

Is the "new" 4K restoration on Mulholland Dr. actually a new-new one or the same one they used for the 2015 blu-ray?

Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Thursday, 18 November 2021 14:11 (two months ago) link

I think it's the same one, but in actual 4K.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 20 November 2021 19:57 (two months ago) link

But Wait! The Actual Criterion 4K Specs:

Mulholland Dr. is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The 35 mm original A/B/C/D camera negatives were scanned in 4K resolution on a Scanity film scanner.

The 2021 restoration on the 4K UHD disc, undertaken by the Criterion Collection with the support of STUDIOCANAL, was based on the 2015 color transfer and was newly created in Dolby Vision HDR and supervised by Lynch. The 2021 near-field remaster of the original 5.1 soundtrack mix was supervised by Lynch and original rerecording mixer Ron Eng at Asymmetrical Studio in Hollywood.

So the 4K is indeed a new, different transfer that is exclusive to that disc (so, if you buy the combo, you are actually getting two different scans (the compressed 2015 one on the Blu, the uncompressed 2021 one on the 4K).

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 20 November 2021 20:20 (two months ago) link

Cool! Now I just need a 4K UHD OMG BBQ LOL TV.

Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Saturday, 20 November 2021 22:07 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I just got a Criterion Collection gift certificate I have no intention of using--does anyone here want it?

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Thursday, 9 December 2021 01:57 (one month ago) link

Oh, me too. Good idea. $10 for being a channel subscriber. I would use it if I lived in the states but I'm in Canada and the cross-border shipping and exchange rate make it worthless to me. I can email the code to the first cinephile to stake their claim.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Thursday, 9 December 2021 06:28 (one month ago) link

While I'm here, in case anyone doesn't know, the first run of Kane blu-rays were defective

We have become aware of a problem on Blu-ray disc 1 of all of our editions of Citizen Kane that affects the contrast in the feature film, starting around the 30-minute mark and lasting until the end of the film. The 4K UHD disc is not affected. We are in the process of getting corrected discs manufactured and will be making replacements available to all of our customers. See Current post below for details.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Thursday, 9 December 2021 06:30 (one month ago) link

MARCH: Love Jones; The Last Waltz*; The Flight of The Phoenix; Adoption; and an upgrade of Le cercle rouge*.

*4K available.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 December 2021 18:20 (one month ago) link

Never seen Love Jones, is it good?

rob, Wednesday, 15 December 2021 19:58 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/qYRItgl.png

Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Saturday, 8 January 2022 02:38 (one week ago) link

APRIL: The Girl Can't Help It; Miracle in Milan; Eyimofe (This Is My Desire); 'Round Midnight; and redos on Walker* and For All Mankind**

*BR reissue
**4K reissue

Max Hamburgers (Eric H.), Tuesday, 18 January 2022 17:38 (two days ago) link

Man, Walker is an upgrade from deeeeeep left field.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 18 January 2022 17:50 (two days ago) link

Looking at the extras, I see The Girl... comes with the You Must Remember This ep on Mansfield. First time an actual podcast has been included w/a Criterion? I know NPR pieces have been extras before.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 18 January 2022 17:56 (two days ago) link

ooh that's interesting. I've been hoping Longworth could coordinate with the Channel in some way--how nice would it be if you could watch a bunch of the movies discussed in the current season? I almost watched 5-Card Stud just because Martin was in it until I looked it up and it seems generally disliked (and was barely mentioned in the podcast)

rob, Tuesday, 18 January 2022 19:44 (two days ago) link

I love YMRT but it doesn't really get me in the mood to watch the actual films most of the time, "oh yeah the male lead in this comedy was an abusive piece of shit and the female lead killed herself".

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 10:31 (yesterday) link

That's ungenerous in terms of the podcast's remit imo, but, sure, I didn't mean every single season—I don't want a Dead Blondes collection—just ones where it would be fun to have access to some of the films under discussion: Sammy & Dino, Polly Platt, Bela & Boris, Jean & Jane, Joan Crawford, the blacklist, probably some older ones I don't remember well at this point; I think those would all have been good candidates

rob, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 16:07 (yesterday) link


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