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I've never seen Wrong Move, and have seen Alice only once, but Kings is a favorite.

Also, this is my first time buying in one of their sales.

nickn, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:41 (six months ago) link

My bandwidth is ~80 Mbps, and still no streaming is as good as a Blu. When I upgraded to a 1080p projector on a 110" screen I really started to notice resolution. I know that streaming will become competitive soon, but we're living in a short window where we can have the best, at a lower cost (if happy to buy used discs); and still scratch the itch to become curators.

Maybe future generations (in loin cloths?) will discover my collection, maybe yours, maybe they'll patch fragmentary damaged physical media from multiple sources, to discover what late-industrial humanity valued.

Also, there's no high-bandwidth streaming in rural areas, where I expect to spend my final decades.

contains pieces the size of a child's esophagus (Sanpaku), Thursday, 7 March 2019 01:21 (six months ago) link

Everyone assumes the blu-ray format is doomed but these boutique labels keep popping up and not going bankrupt tbh.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 7 March 2019 10:25 (six months ago) link

A few minutes into Smiles of a Summer Night and I knew I'd made a good purchase, this is solid gold! Wasn't expecting the set to be so physically enormous.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:22 (six months ago) link

JUNE: War and Peace; Hedwig & The Angry Inch; La vie de Jesus; L'humanite; Swing Time; and an upgrade of A Film Trilogy By Ingmar Bergman.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 March 2019 20:27 (six months ago) link

How often do the Barnes and Noble's sales happen? Their shipping is a little less extortive in Canada compared to the official store.

Simon H., Friday, 15 March 2019 20:39 (six months ago) link

November, usually the whole month; and I think July, but I can't remember if that one is shorter.

Top Gut Doctor: I Beg ILXors To FP This Vegetable (WmC), Friday, 15 March 2019 20:42 (six months ago) link

July one is shorter.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:26 (six months ago) link

Getting tired of waiting for the Written on the Wind and Taste of Cherry upgrades tbh.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:52 (six months ago) link

maybe all the Kiarostami stuff is coming out in August or later to coincide with touring retros

flappy bird, Friday, 15 March 2019 22:07 (six months ago) link

Cohen puts out Wind Will Carry Us, and if its like the other Cohen Media Group/Film Collection releases, its a bit better on transfer and a bit worse on extras than Criterion. If I had a choice whether I'd prefer Cohen or Criterion to put out the balance of, say, Claire Denis's backcatalogue on Blu-ray, I'd lean Cohen.

Dunning-Kruger Overdrive (Sanpaku), Friday, 15 March 2019 23:59 (six months ago) link

have you seen the Cohen edition of Intolerance? I've had that sitting around for a couple years now, 'never enough time' etc. but I've been thinking about it lately

flappy bird, Saturday, 16 March 2019 01:37 (six months ago) link

Not sure which thread to put this on but just noticed the reveal of the photo of Maurice Chevalier when the old guy picks up the guitar at the beginning of Quai des Orfèvres.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 16 March 2019 18:25 (six months ago) link

Cluny Brown confirmed in latest newsletter.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:55 (five months ago) link

AT LAST

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:56 (five months ago) link

always read additions as addictions

i finally ebayed the oop third man blu, lol

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:06 (five months ago) link

cluny brown an all-timer for sure; jennifer jones meowing on a couch is as sexy as sexy gets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1VtzDqP7-4

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:19 (five months ago) link

Charles Boyer and Peter Lawford's exchanges = A+

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:40 (five months ago) link

it's nice, but second-tier Lubitsch

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:31 (five months ago) link

Yeah that’s what I’ve always thought

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:33 (five months ago) link

curious about the next Eclipse set

flappy bird, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:41 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

JULY: 1984 (Radford); The Baker's Wife; Klute; Europa Europa, an upgrade of Do The Right Thing; and a reissue of The BRD Trilogy.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 15 April 2019 22:07 (five months ago) link

So does this stuff all go straight to streaming or...?

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 April 2019 22:08 (five months ago) link

Not automatically. Some will, some won't. For some they'll get a short-term streaming deal but not a permanent addition to the streaming collection (cf In a Lonely Place, The In-Laws, and numerous others).

The Carjackers Quickly Dumped ILX Once They Saw What Was Inside (WmC), Monday, 15 April 2019 23:17 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

AUGUST: The Koker Trilogy; The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice; The Inland Sea; and upgrades of Magnificent Obsession and An Angel At My Table.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:51 (four months ago) link

Also: The Ozu features a bonus film, What Did The Lady Forget?, that he made in the 30s.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:55 (four months ago) link

The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice is playing here in a couple weeks, I thought this part of the description was hilarious: "This is considered one of Ozu's more active films - for example, there are car rides."

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 23:31 (four months ago) link

not mad at a Magnificent Obsession upgrade, but I'm really loosing my patience waiting on a Written on the Wind blu ray.

methanietanner, Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:06 (four months ago) link

Same. But glad to know that eventually all three of them will be getting an upgrade now.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 16 May 2019 01:14 (four months ago) link

has anyone seen The Inland Sea?

flappy bird, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:00 (four months ago) link

Seen by literally eleven Letterboxd users: https://letterboxd.com/film/the-inland-sea/

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:31 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Check out the latest wacky drawing from @Criterion’s email newsletter. Prince of Tides? pic.twitter.com/YrbZay64j9

— CriterionCast (@CriterionCast) May 30, 2019

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:47 (three months ago) link

Maybe it's [Prince] Sign of the Tides?

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:48 (three months ago) link

god I hope so

flappy bird, Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:55 (three months ago) link

Signs are pointing to Babs, sadly.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 30 May 2019 21:40 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

SEPTEMBER: Local Hero; Circus; Polyester; Cluny Brown; The Cloud-Capped Star; and a Blu upgrade of Fists In The Pocket.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:50 (three months ago) link

Polyester comes w/a Odorama© card, BTW.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 17 June 2019 20:53 (three months ago) link

This Criterion cover for POLYESTER is just awesome pic.twitter.com/V0d0AFeVmh

— 🎞️ Grindhouse Database (@GCDB) June 17, 2019

na (NA), Monday, 17 June 2019 21:08 (three months ago) link

Wow

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 17 June 2019 21:15 (three months ago) link

Looks like i'm getting a new copy of Polyester then

Oy McVey (Noodle Vague), Monday, 17 June 2019 21:29 (three months ago) link

that's the best

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 17 June 2019 21:40 (three months ago) link

I have a Polyester/Desperate Living set that's gone missing. If I can't find it soon, I may have to get this too.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 17 June 2019 22:56 (three months ago) link

Killer cover

flappy bird, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:57 (three months ago) link

I hear Local Hero comes with oil stock

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 01:59 (three months ago) link

Polyester is in the running for my favorite CC cover of all time.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:09 (three months ago) link

it's great

other faves: house, repulsion, complete tati. worst: badlands, naked.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 09:23 (three months ago) link

B&N sale reportedly starts tomorrow.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Thursday, 27 June 2019 13:49 (two months ago) link

early start!

new clue:

https://i.redd.it/ljgah4u4nx631.jpg

flappy bird, Thursday, 27 June 2019 20:35 (two months ago) link

Betty Blue

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Thursday, 27 June 2019 21:04 (two months ago) link

no delivery to Canada this time :( :(

Simon H., Friday, 28 June 2019 18:02 (two months ago) link


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