544-550 America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

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Re: 544-550 America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

#201 Post by aox » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:57 pm

Would love The Last Picture Show to be next.

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#202 Post by warren oates » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:05 pm

I could see that happening. But the other best film in that set, The King of Marvin Gardens (for me more interesting than Five Easy Pieces), seems pretty unlikely to be broken out of the box.

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Re: 544-550 America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

#203 Post by swo17 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:12 pm

I just wish they would unbox Easy Rider. By which I mean rerelease the box without Easy Rider in it.

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#204 Post by paulm » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:38 am

The complete Monkees TV series is being released on blu-ray along with Head, so this may be the reasoning for Criterion starting to split up the BBS box set.

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#205 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:43 am

I wonder if WB will be able to get the special features from Criterion, maybe in return they'll license them more titles.

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#206 Post by swo17 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:30 pm

Easy Rider getting a standalone edition in May

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#207 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:05 pm

While still available from Criterion directly, this box appears to be out of stock elsewhere online and may be about to go OOP

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#208 Post by kristophers » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:30 pm

Can't help but wonder if the Lean set will meet the same fate.

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#209 Post by DeprongMori » Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:56 pm

I suspect both the sets will be around for quite a while yet barring any rights issues. Offering the "popular" films separately allows them better revenue from those titles than strictly relying on people willing to plunk down big bucks for the full sets. Other than "The Last Picture Show", I really don't see them offering any of the others as separate spines from either of those.

I suspect that "Brief Encounter" will do quite well solo, and with an extra boost due to Todd Haynes' nod to it in "Carol."

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#210 Post by Noiradelic » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:25 am

DeprongMori wrote:I suspect both the sets will be around for quite a while yet barring any rights issues.
The BBS set does have a probable rights issue, Head. But, yes, Brief Encounter being unboxed does not mean there's a similar problem with the Lean set.

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#211 Post by giovannii84 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:52 am

Noiradelic wrote:
DeprongMori wrote:I suspect both the sets will be around for quite a while yet barring any rights issues.
The BBS set does have a probable rights issue, Head. But, yes, Brief Encounter being unboxed does not mean there's a similar problem with the Lean set.


Brief Encounter was originally released as a separate spine number, so they are just putting it back into print.

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#212 Post by kristophers » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:50 pm

That certainly makes more sense than what I had thought. Is there confirmation of a rights issue with Head or is it just an assumption because of the Rhino release?

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#213 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:54 pm

I watched Five Easy Pieces and I thought it was terrific. Nicholson's first great performance. The supporting cast was excellent. Solid script, with some very memorable scenes (loved the diner scene), with a perfect ending. Bobby spent the whole film trying to get away from Rayette with not much success until the end. Plus, it is a good looking film. Thank you Laszlo Kovacs. I don't buy that this doesn't hold up as some have stated.

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#214 Post by nitin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:37 pm

The King of Marvin Gardens is equally as good IMHO if you haven’t seen that.

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#215 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:55 pm

I have not. Will do so soon.

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#216 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:35 pm

In the "great minds think alike" category, I just rewatched Five Easy Pieces last week after not seeing it for several years. A wonderful film that cleverly reveals the complexity of its lead character throughout. I was amused to discover that both the "chicken salad sandwich" restaurant and the "Red Rooster Cafe"/gas station seen at the end are still in business! I, too, strongly recommend Rafelson's follow-up The King of Marvin Gardens which I think may be better than Pieces.

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#217 Post by Gregory » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:29 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:35 pm
In the "great minds think alike" category, I just rewatched Five Easy Pieces last week after not seeing it for several years. A wonderful film that cleverly reveals the complexity of its lead character throughout. I was amused to discover that both the "chicken salad sandwich" restaurant and the "Red Rooster Cafe"/gas station seen at the end are still in business! I, too, strongly recommend Rafelson's follow-up The King of Marvin Gardens which I think may be better than Pieces.
For what it's worth, the Red Rooster Café and other buildings on Vancouver Island seen at the end of the film were demolished, though another "Red Rooster Café" was opened on the same site.

And I agree, great film. I believe this and Head are the only discs in the BBS set I've watched more than once, so it's probably time for another viewing of Marvin Gardens.

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Re: 544-550 America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

#218 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:35 pm

Gregory wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:29 pm
...For what it's worth, the Red Rooster Café and other buildings on Vancouver Island seen at the end of the film were demolished, though another "Red Rooster Café" was opened on the same site...
Right, which is why I specified "still in business" (the gas station is now a Chevron instead of a Gulf) - despite the loss of the original buildings, I still found it surprising a gas station and cafe (under the same name) exists after fifty years. The "chicken salad sandwich" restaurant is a Denny's and that one appears to be the original building.

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Re: 544-550 America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

#219 Post by dustybooks » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:12 pm

Five Easy Pieces throttled me when I first encountered it, almost at random, on cable TV in high school. It felt like it tied so closely to my angsty adolescent feelings at the time that I was surprised when I rewatched it a couple of years ago and found it even richer. I wasn't as enthralled with The King of Marvin Gardens, which I first saw when I bought this boxed set, but maybe I just need to see it again -- it just really wasn't at all what I was expecting. The last shot has certainly stuck in my mind. As with the rest of the films in the set, including the bad ones, it's truly wild to imagine a time when these were basically "studio films."

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Re: 544-550 America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

#220 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:18 pm

It’s hard to see Rafelson not be able to repeat his creative success after this period. It’s a shame.

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#221 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:40 pm

I thought No Good Deed was one of the better Hammett adaptations, and certainly the best of Rafelson's noirs. I probably even like it more than Five Easy Pieces!

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