2018 Criterion Forum Awards

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domino harvey
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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#51 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:21 pm

I actually revisited eXistenZ last week-- the special edition looked pretty good, and still such a wonderfully weird movie. Certainly it looks better than my old DVD from Hollywood Video that I was warned against buying from some teenager who told me everyone he rented it to returned it angrily. I listened to a bit of the Kim Newman commentary, but that's about it. I regret to inform you swo that if you ordered from Amazon you may never see it, it's been out of stock there for months.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#52 Post by swo17 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:24 pm

Aw nuts

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#53 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:24 pm

Other noteworthy StudioCanal discs are the Deer Hunter and their Clouzots (Le corbeau, La Prisonniere, Quai des orfevres)

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#54 Post by kcota17 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:08 pm

Is the original Tree of Life cover eligible for Worst Cover or at least some kind of special, honorary award?

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#55 Post by swo17 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:18 pm

No. Believe it or not this is supposed to be a constructive exercise, and to the extent that cover was a mistake, they've already learned from it.

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#56 Post by zedz » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:19 pm

I shouldn't think so, or else we'll end up with a virtual catfight between that and the original cover for Some Like It Hot.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#57 Post by Morbii » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:50 pm

Maybe there should be a “biggest averted cover crisis” category.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#58 Post by zedz » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:29 pm

Our second set of awards, the Criterion Forum BAFTAS, for your consideration: here.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#59 Post by swo17 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:46 am

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:21 pm
I actually revisited eXistenZ last week-- the special edition looked pretty good, and still such a wonderfully weird movie. Certainly it looks better than my old DVD from Hollywood Video that I was warned against buying from some teenager who told me everyone he rented it to returned it angrily. I listened to a bit of the Kim Newman commentary, but that's about it. I regret to inform you swo that if you ordered from Amazon you may never see it, it's been out of stock there for months.
Ha, this finally shipped today from Amazon

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#60 Post by movielocke » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:06 pm

Whoops! last night I put together a preliminary ballot cause I thought voting started this week :-p looks like I have more time to finish more episodes of eight hours don’t make a ballot.

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2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#61 Post by movielocke » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:58 am

Dang, going through some of the 2018 releases and catching up on extras is exhausting and seemingly unending. Would it be wrong to hope for fewer extras in 2019? (Or at least a return to some of the barebones lower price tier releases!) because based on the sampling I’ve been doing the past few days it seems like every release is a super mega insane release with 2-5 hours of material.

Also, both the color merchants and the matte painting extras on a matter of life and death are superb.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#62 Post by domino harvey » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:57 am

Yes, crossing your fingers for Criterion depriving consumers of valuable contextual material because you want to be able to digest more films without engaging with supplemental extras is wrong. No one's forcing you to watch anything

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#63 Post by Glowingwabbit » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:01 pm

movielocke wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:58 am
Dang, going through some of the 2018 releases and catching up on extras is exhausting and seemingly unending. Would it be wrong to hope for fewer extras in 2019? (Or at least a return to some of the barebones lower price tier releases!) because based on the sampling I’ve been doing the past few days it seems like every release is a super mega insane release with 2-5 hours of material.

Also, both the color merchants and the matte painting extras on a matter of life and death are superb.
I recommend switching to collecting Olive and KL Studio Classic releases.

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#64 Post by tenia » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:05 pm

On a more positive look about extra features, it can feel frustrating for some people who have a very limited amount of time to have to choose in their kevyip between unwatched movies and potentially interesting extras. If you're into that kind of things, I understand how this could be perceived as adding an additional layer to your kevyip.
This being written, I vastly prefer having tons of extras I'll never watch than bare-bones releases. Hell, I'll usually pay a premium to get additional extras even if I'll never watch them ('cause you never know) !

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#65 Post by swo17 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:29 pm

I only have time to watch about 50 movies a year so that's all the movies that should be made

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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#66 Post by movielocke » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:29 pm

While the humorous responses indicate most people got it, to clarify, my comment was intended as a smirky back handed compliment hat tip/awe at the embarrassment of riches that are on the 2018 releases.

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