Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#151 Post by FakeBonanza » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:36 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
SpiderBaby wrote:Would be fantastic if it was Vol 2 of the WCF set.
Brighter Summer Day will no doubt get the stand alone release it deserves. But I guess we'll know more tomorrow.
I also expect A Brighter Summer Day to be a stand alone release, as I would prefer. It will, however, be interesting to see whether a stand alone release will have any sort of WCP branding on it.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#152 Post by Cinephrenic » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:51 pm

It unfortunate that there is a lack of Taiwanese directors work out on Blu-ray at the moment, especially the lack of Edward Yang.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#153 Post by ianungstad » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:56 pm

The big problem with the WCP is that Scorsese's company works with film archives to restore these films but Criterion/MOC still needs to work out deals with the rights holders to make them commercially available. I suspect that finding and negotiating rights in (often) third world countries is highly problematic and is why both companies have had a lack of output on dvd/blu.

Maybe I'm totally out to lunch here...but wasn't part of the problem with licensing A Brighter Summer Day is that some of the funds to produce the film turned out to originate from criminal organizations?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#154 Post by criterion10 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:31 pm

ianungstad wrote:Maybe I'm totally out to lunch here...but wasn't part of the problem with licensing A Brighter Summer Day is that some of the funds to produce the film turned out to originate from criminal organizations?
Pretty sure this is true (or at least what I've been hearing as well).

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#155 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:33 pm

Buttery Jeb wrote:Listings for A Brighter Summer Day are now going up...

This from the Wexner program coming in Feb. This will happen weeks to a month before the releases if they are announced tomorrow, which makes sense.
Known for its unparalleled film library and its exquisitely produced and packaged restorations, the Criterion Collection sets the gold standard for important releases on home video. The company frequently partners with the world’s archives, searching for the best available material before embarking on a painstaking restoration process. In this presentation, Lee Kline and Phoebe Harmon provide a behind-the-scenes look at upcoming releases A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991) and The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962), which screens on Saturday. (program approx. 90 mins.)

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#156 Post by criterion10 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:30 pm

The Criterion Collection on Twitter wrote:We're making a list, and checking it twice – our March 2015 titles will be announced tomorrow!
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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#157 Post by domino harvey » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:40 pm

When was the last time they actually announced on the 15th anyways?

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#158 Post by ermylaw » Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:08 pm

I appreciate them telling us about the "delay." That's something at least.

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#159 Post by CSM126 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:09 pm

It's not a delay when there was never a deadline to begin with.

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#160 Post by ermylaw » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:43 pm

CSM126 wrote:It's not a delay when there was never a deadline to begin with.
That would explain why I wrote the word delay in quotation marks.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#161 Post by Luke M » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:37 pm

The early releases of people pages are really dampening the excitement of announcement day.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#162 Post by mteller » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:04 pm

Luke M wrote:The early releases of people pages are really dampening the excitement of announcement day.
If only there was some way to avoid reading them!

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#163 Post by Cinephrenic » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:06 pm

and they are...

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#164 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:27 am

I, for one, think its unfair that Brighter Summer Day might get a stand-alone release, as if Dry Summer, The Housemaid, or Touki Bouki were just chopped liver; or any of the other WCF releases that would be forthcoming.

Unfair, but sensible.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#165 Post by knives » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:24 am

Yes, but the length of Yang's film, the potential presence of multiple cuts, and the potential lack of rights to other titles in and of itself would make it difficult to fit into a boxset. The sensibility you sight seems to remove any potential unfairness or discrediting. Also, frankly, I'm far gladder given Crit's rate of release to have a bunch thrown out like they did then trickled out.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#166 Post by jwd5275 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:13 pm

Even with the Yang film as a single release, from my count they have rights to enough of WCF titles for a second boxset. Both Revenge and Law of the Border are on Hulu plus there are phantom pages for Peixoto, Sembene, Parajanov and de Toth. It is possible though, that they decide that the Sembenes and the Parajanov have enough of a reputation that they could market them as single releases like the Yang.

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#167 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:51 pm

They pushed back announcements another day. :(

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#168 Post by Ashirg » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:51 pm

Is she waiting to hear about our March titles? We're sorry, but the announcement has been pushed back another day.
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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#169 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:52 pm

Hopefully it's well worth the wait.

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#170 Post by domino harvey » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:53 pm

Criterion is like every student right now: "C'mon, just one more extension!"

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#171 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:53 pm

Hopefully, it will be earlier in the day.

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#172 Post by Yaanu » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:53 pm

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Anybody know where this frame is from?

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#173 Post by Self » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:54 pm

I do not but that grey square seems to be covering something up

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#174 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:55 pm

shoot the pianist?

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#175 Post by dfzp » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:57 pm

That's from "Paris nous appartient" and the grey square just seems to be a reel change mark.

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