Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#26 Post by zedz » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:45 pm

I think they should defer the announcements for a month as a sign of respect. Like two minute's silence, but more entertaining in that we get to sit back and count the exploding heads.

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Re: Forthcoming: Discussion and Random Speculation Volume 7

#27 Post by captveg » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:09 pm

They almost always wait until 5-6pm Eastern to announce them now, so no surprise in them not being up yet.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#28 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:06 pm

And the winner this month is everyone who didn't post their lists and correctly guessed that there'd be no update!

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#29 Post by sir_luke » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:09 pm

domino harvey wrote:And the winner this month is everyone who didn't post their lists and correctly guessed that there'd be no update!
Hooray! Awwww...

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#30 Post by RSTooley » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:10 pm

The latest I've ever seen the site updated is 6:30 PM EST, so if there isn't an update in the next twenty minutes, I'm giving up hope.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#31 Post by swo17 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:20 pm

RSTooley wrote:The latest I've ever seen the site updated is 6:30 PM EST, so if there isn't an update in the next twenty minutes, I'm giving up hope.
The month of Jeanne Dielman, announcements didn't come until like 11pm Eastern.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#32 Post by The Narrator Returns » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:20 pm

And we had to walk uphill in the snow for two miles to get to those announcements.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#33 Post by RSTooley » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:25 pm

swo17 wrote:
RSTooley wrote:The latest I've ever seen the site updated is 6:30 PM EST, so if there isn't an update in the next twenty minutes, I'm giving up hope.
The month of Jeanne Dielman, announcements didn't come until like 11pm Eastern.
That's mildly comforting. Mildly.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#34 Post by carmilla mircalla » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:30 pm

swo17 wrote:
RSTooley wrote:The latest I've ever seen the site updated is 6:30 PM EST, so if there isn't an update in the next twenty minutes, I'm giving up hope.
The month of Jeanne Dielman, announcements didn't come until like 11pm Eastern.
What the hell? Was there just one person there having a late work day?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#35 Post by captveg » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:37 pm

Usually they would have said the releases were coming tomorrow on Facebook or Twitter if they weren't putting them online tonight.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#36 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:48 pm

swo17 wrote:
RSTooley wrote:The latest I've ever seen the site updated is 6:30 PM EST, so if there isn't an update in the next twenty minutes, I'm giving up hope.
The month of Jeanne Dielman, announcements didn't come until like 11pm Eastern.
So what you're saying is that we're about to get a Jeanne Dielman upgrade?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#37 Post by jwo17 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:50 pm

Oh man, please don't even joke about that. [-o<

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#38 Post by criterion10 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:29 pm

Bizarre of Criterion not to give us any heads up for the announcements, but it seems safe to say at this point that they will not be coming tonight. Hopefully tomorrow? [-o<

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#39 Post by carmilla mircalla » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:45 pm

We still have until 11 pm Eastern!

But, really, tomorrow it is.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#40 Post by Ashirg » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:49 pm

I think they are in mourning over the loss of William Becker...

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#41 Post by TacoPete » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:19 pm

In this regard it was very disrespectful to post the Patrick Brice closet video during the mourning process. William Becker would probably be very upset that Criterion is giving away stuff in their closet during his grieving while making everyone wait for announcements.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#42 Post by ptatler » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:20 pm

The delay is due to their finalizing the ZATOICHI-sized Rob Reiner box. Merry Christmas!

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#43 Post by sir_luke » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:55 pm

I was going to mention that it doesn't look like Mr. Becker's passing affected other social media activity...

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#44 Post by criterion10 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:14 pm

Maybe Criterion just doesn't have any December titles to announce :-k

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#45 Post by carmilla mircalla » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:28 pm

criterion10 wrote:Maybe Criterion just doesn't have any December titles to announce :-k
Whoa.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#46 Post by movielocke » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:00 am

criterion10 wrote:Maybe Criterion just doesn't have any December titles to announce :-k
More likely is that the person (s) required to sign off on a release slate of announcements are out of the office for obvious reasons, I wouldn't draw broad conclusions about December not having releases until end of day next Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#47 Post by rspaight » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:24 am

The closet video could have been cued up to auto-post, possibly even before Becker died. It's likely there wasn't a lot of activity in the offices yesterday.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#48 Post by HitchcockLang » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:21 am

Rosh Hashanah was also going on yesterday. There are any number of reasons for the late announcements. I'm not mad!

My predictions (more like wishlist) for announcement today:
The Kid / First National Shorts (or really anything Chaplin would be great)
Speedy
Alfred Hitchcock / Ivor Novello Silent Double Feature
World Cinema Project Vol. 2
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse - upgrade
Short Cuts - upgrade

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#49 Post by RobertAltman » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:26 am

ptatler wrote:The delay is due to their finalizing the ZATOICHI-sized Rob Reiner box. Merry Christmas!
North from Criterion? I would not be able to contain my excitement.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#50 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:33 pm

I'm entering the quarantined zone with my lame attempt to be a soothsayer.

Gilda
Paris nous appartient
Black Girl
Boudu Saved From Drowning (upgrade)
Beyond the Hills
The Children are Watching Us (upgrade)

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