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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Re: 2018 Criterion Forum Awards

#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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