Criterion and Dual Format

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#651 Post by swo17 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:30 am

mteller wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:24 am
Also I've been holding off on the WCF sets hoping for Blu only boxes.
Why would they ever do that if they didn't when they released Vol. 2, three years after otherwise abandoning dual format?

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#652 Post by movielocke » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:02 pm

Other than Zatoichi, I sold all my dual format box sets to free up shelf space. I avoided buying fantastic mr Fox until last November because I kept hoping for a blu only release, but I finally picked it up because the BN I happened to be at didn’t have the new release title I was looking for at the time.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#653 Post by mteller » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:10 pm

swo17 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:30 am
mteller wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:24 am
Also I've been holding off on the WCF sets hoping for Blu only boxes.
Why would they ever do that if they didn't when they released Vol. 2, three years after otherwise abandoning dual format?
Well, yes, that was annoying wasn't it? I feel like they only did that to be consistent with the first set. Anyway, it's a longshot, but I have plenty of other stuff to watch while I wait. Individual releases would be nice too, but probably that's even more of a longshot.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#654 Post by swo17 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:16 pm

mteller wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:10 pm
Well, yes, that was annoying wasn't it?
No

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#655 Post by jedgeco » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:56 pm

swo17 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:21 pm
They shoulda called it DUEL format, because it was a slap in the face, like how you initiate a duel
They shoulda called it DYEL format, because of how much heavier the packages were

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#656 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:04 pm

Why are we still talking about this again?

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#657 Post by swo17 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:06 pm

Because it's not settled until Criterion gives out reparations

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#658 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:08 pm

Is there a place where people go to whine about Arrow dual format releases?

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#659 Post by tenia » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:20 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:08 pm
Is there a place where people go to whine about Arrow dual format releases?
Most of their UK releases have actually been BD-only for quite some time now.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#660 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:21 pm

Hmm, sounds a lot like an American label I know, and yet

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#661 Post by Morbii » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:54 pm

tenia wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:40 am
kcota17 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:30 pm
And because of it ending we had to suffer with almost no booklets and skimpier extras.
Seems a bit of a simplification, no ?
I thought they literally stated this would happen, at least with the booklets. I could be misremembering, though.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#662 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:22 pm

domino harvey wrote:Why are we still talking about this again?
Should change name of this thread to dead horses.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#663 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:49 pm

Since this is an evergreen discussion (unfortunately), we should probably just keep it going. Who knows what could be down the pike, and I'm sure the re-release updates are useful to somebody

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#664 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:51 pm

Yup. There are still more Dual Formats that need to meet their demise.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#665 Post by artfilmfan » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:37 pm

I miss getting a free copy of a perfectly fine DVD with the purchase of a Criterion Bluray. Getting the free DVDs for films such as Persona and Tokyo Story were a special treat.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#666 Post by tenia » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:00 pm

Morbii wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:54 pm
tenia wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:40 am
kcota17 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:30 pm
And because of it ending we had to suffer with almost no booklets and skimpier extras.
Seems a bit of a simplification, no ?
I thought they literally stated this would happen, at least with the booklets. I could be misremembering, though.
I asked the question here back then, but never got an answer, but that's something I heard at the time. True, however, I never got a definitive answer, but maybe that's not the case and it's indeed a DF fallout.
Not sure about the extras, though, but I always felt it was simply more varying than in the past but we were still having some loaded releases.

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Re: Criterion and Dual Format

#667 Post by captveg » Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:49 pm

Insomnia looks to be getting a BD-only reissue on 8/27/19, per Amazon

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