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Old 05-01-2005, 08:35   #61
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Full details and covers shots of Criterion's March releases at DVD Times here
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Old 08-01-2005, 21:28   #62
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Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to when SEVEN SAMURAI will see the light of day (again)?
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Old 08-01-2005, 21:59   #63
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Wonder if they'll re-release the Kurosawa Samurai boxset?
If The Seven Samurai, Yojimbo & Sanjuro get new transfers and anamorphic where appropriate, I want an easy way to upgrade.
(Hidden Fortress already has a excellent transfer).

Maybe they could a new transfer of Dead Ringers while they're at it
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I've got an order in for L'Eclisse, as I'm looking forward to this one. It says in the blurb that it concludes Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on modern malaise, which started with L'Avventura.

Anyone any idea what the second film in the informal trilogy is?
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Anyone any idea what the second film in the informal trilogy is?

It's La Notte. Wellspring currently distribute it in the US.
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Has anyone got that La Notte? I've been thinking of buying it for ages, but never quite got around to it. Surely, Criterion will do it now that they are doing L'Avventura and L'Eclisse.
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Surely, Criterion will do it now that they are doing L'Avventura and L'Eclisse.

You'd hope so, especially given their deal with Wellspring. Mind you, by the time L'Eclisse comes it, it will be almost four years since they released L'Avventura, so don't hold your breath!
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Would anyone like to hazard a guess as to when SEVEN SAMURAI will see the light of day (again)?
It has been confirmed that sometime this year, Criterion will re-release Samurai with a new HD Transfer, a new subtitle translation and more extra's.

Here's a quote from criterionforum.org

The American Museum of the Moving Image recently hosted a panel dicussion with Criterion president Peter Becker and Criterion Tech Director Lee Kline on November 14th. During their chat, they happened to spill the beans on a number of upcoming titles.

Jean Renoir's THE RIVER is forthcoming. The transfer of this title will be done by digitally re-compositing the original 3-strip Technicolor negative, which currently has some shrinkage problems. This project is being co-financed by the British Film Institute.

Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI is being re-released from a new High Definition transfer. Peter Becker noted that a number of early non-anamorphic Criterion titles (some additional Kurosawa possibly among them) will likely be re-released with new transfers.

Michael Powell's 49TH PARALLEL and A CANTERBURY TALE are in the works. Antonioni's THE ECLIPSE (seen to great effect in Scorsese's MY VOYAGE TO ITALY doco) is also on the way. The forthcoming MGM RAGING BULL DVD will feature the original Criterion commentary, and Criterion indicate they are open to considering future licensing of their earlier commentary tracks on a case by case basis. I bet 2005 will be an expensive year for Criterion fans.

I most certainly agree with I bet 2005 will be an expensive year for Criterion fans. I'm at the moment making my way through their back catalogue and am eagerly awaiting the new releases. Also, I'm sure that most people who have ordered this, know this info, but Criterion have put the release date for Kagemusha back till March 10th. Shame as I was looking forward to that coming in a few weeks

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According to the Criterion Forum, these two have popped up at Amazon.ca and look to be part of Criterion's April slate...

F For Fake
Divorce Italian Style

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F for Fake coming from Criterion??

According to this thread on DVDTALK's forums, amongst other things Welles's F for Fake is on Criterion's slate for April.

http://dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=406655

I've never seen it but I'm certainly intrigued.......
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F for Fake is Welles at his most playful and is certainly worth purchasing.

Apart from one misguided sequence, the film is pure delight from start to finish.

Also, it is easy to draw parallels between the trickery, illusion and fakery on show in the film and the employment of these by Welles throughout his career - so it should make for some fascinating bonus materials.
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Could someone briefly explain what F for Fake is all about ?

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Specs are up for F for Fake now:

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES
# New, restored high-definition digital transfer
# Video introduction by director Peter Bogdanovich
# Audio commentary featuring star Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver
# Orson Welles: One-Man Band (1988), an hour-long investigation of Welles’s unfinished projects
# Almost True, a 1992 Norwegian Film Institute documentary on art forger Elmyr de Hory
# 10-minute trailer
# New essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
# English subtitles for the deaf and hearing imparied
# More!

http://www.criterionco.com/asp/relea...ection=feature
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And indeed, Criterion's specs on F For Fake are here (isn't that more delicious cover art?) and Divorce Italian Style, here.
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sounds good, that doc on unfinsihed projects in particular. This is gonna have to be a blind buy for me.
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Keyersoze - with regards what F for Fake is about, the link at the top of the thread to the Amazon synopsis will get you started.

Other than that, it's basically a 'documentary' about trickery and fakery. As said before, the film is very playful and somewhat self referential. Sometimes what we are seeing isn't real, other times the people we see aren't real and what they pretend to be may not be real either (one interviewee might be real faker or a fake faker, for instance). Welles delights in pulling the rug from under our feet on more than one occassion which proves suprisingly effective (apart from an instance I mentioned previously - which looks like it was lifted from the pilot of 'Watch Out! Orson's About').

In summary - not a classic perhaps, but a very good, late period Welles and certainly worth owning.
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loving the artwork on the cover too

why cant everyone be as simple but stylish as Criterion!
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