Criterion Collection: September 2014

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  1. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    September 16, 2014

    http://www.criterion.com/films/28382-eraserhead

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    September 23, 2014

    http://www.criterion.com/films/28569-the-innocents

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    September 23, 2014

    http://www.criterion.com/films/28020-macbeth

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    September 30, 2014

    http://www.criterion.com/films/152-ali-fear-eats-the-soul

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    September 30, 2014


    http://www.criterion.com/films/27912-sundays-and-cybele
     
  2. Matt89

    Matt89 Well-Known Member

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    Eraserhead, The Innocents, Fear Eats the Soul and Macbeth? Count me in for all 4.

    ~Matt
     
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    Macbeth yes. Hopefully more Polanski in the future.
     
  4. satans-sadists

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    I plan on getting The Innocents from this batch of releases. Should be a nice upgrade from the Fox dvd release.
     
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    I own the UK blu ray of The Innocents which is great so ill skip that one, but im in for Eraserhead and Macbeth
     
  6. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    I read the thread title too fast, so it read as "Critter Collection". So very disappointed that Critters 2 isn't coming to HD...
     
  7. CPT HOOK

    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

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    Aside from The Innocents, I'd prefer the Critters series on blu-ray. And even then, I'd probably get more viewings out of Critters 1 - 3 than I would The Innocents.

    Not meant as a jab at these films, it's a decent line-up. I just love the Critters films (except 4).
     
  8. dave13

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    Criterion also announced they'll be abandoning the combo packs in the near future. I don't have an opinion on that either way. I just hope the change to the new format, and then the change away from it isn't a sign of any financial difficulties for the company.
     
  9. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    :banana::banana:F u c k yes:banana::banana:
     
  10. Matt89

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    No they posted about it on their website. People complained too much about having to pay the price of a blu-ray in order to get the DVD because some people haven't made the switch. It's fucking stupid actually, as Criterion DVDs often have the same price point as the blu-rays. Also, if you can afford Criterions you can afford a fucking blu-ray player.

    Just goes to show how much people bitch and whine and complain.

    ~Matt
     
  11. Body Boy

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    Dude, 20% of the time I misread thread titles because my mind is racing too fast. lol, I am sure 5 celebrities that I believe to be dead are not.
     
  12. Matt89

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    I'm just so glad it's Criterion releasing Macbeth. I was worried it would end up going to fucking Twilight Time. Thank god.

    ~Matt
     
  13. maybrick

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    I'm all over The Innocents, but I hold out hope that Criterion will one day release Naked Prey on blu.
     
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    Very excited about Macbeth. Easily one of my favorite adaptions of one of my favorite Shakespeare plays.

    As a little side note, for fans of the play, I highly recommend taking a look at the second season of Slings & Arrows. It's a Canadian dramedy about a theater company. In the second season, we get to see them working on a version of Macbeth and some of the concepts they come up with are seriously brilliant. Really makes me wish they could have done the whole play for real.
     
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    Agreed. You can almost get a Blu-ray player for the price of a Criterion DVD.
     
  16. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    Does the UK blu of THE INNOCENTS have anything on it? I thought it was barebones.
     
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    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    Take a trip inside your radiator with David Lynch's ERASERHEAD (1977), coming to Blu-Ray from The Criterion Collection! Part avant-garde nightmare, part existential freak-out, and part subconscious scream, the film follows bushy-haired Henry through his aimless life in an industrialized wasteland. Things change in big ways when his girlfriend gives birth to their illegitimate child, an unspeakable deformity whose endless cries drive Henry to a hallucinatory state he may not return from. But how much is real, and how much is imagined? A surreal, endlessly divisive debut, the AFI-funded ERASERHEAD certainly isn't for all tastes, but its perverse parade of meticulously-crafted images, equally horrifying and beautiful, create an emotionally draining experience you won't soon forget. Especially if you're having chicken for dinner.

    Criterion's disc not only presents the feature from a new 4K restoration, but also offers a supplemental sextet of shorts, including the acclaimed THE ALPHABET (1968) and THE GRANDMOTHER (1970), a feature-length chat with the director, new interviews with the cast and crew, and more. "In Heaven, everything is fine..."

    Blu-Ray Preorder (9/16/14) : Direct links available at my sites.

    Theatrical trailer!
    http://youtu.be/dU7OqGCIcak

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  18. zbinks

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    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4880
     
  19. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Some people just prefer to live in the past it seems like. Gone are the days where you absolutely had to pay thousands of dollars to be HD capable.

    You can get a very good HDTV for several hundred dollars now. Wal-Mart has a very solid Sony Bravia 40" 1080p LED set for under $350 right now, for example.

    A decent Blu-ray player can be purchased for no more than what a decent DVD player costs too. Hell, you can find good factory refurbished units for the price of one Criterion!

    A decent 5.1 AV/Speakers set-up won't set you back all that much either.

    The "too expensive" arguments just don't have any validity anymore.
     
  20. spawningblue

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    Even if you have a crappy TV and no surround system, Blu-rays would still look slightly better than DVDs, and whenever your TV dies and you have to get a new one you would be set. It just baffles my mind. It's too bad because all of these people are holding back Blu-rays. I've heard, at least in the US, most retail stores have increased their DVD space and decreased their Blu-ray space.
     

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