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Re: The Criterion Channel

#151 Post by swo17 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:00 am

Hey, the old men found a country! Good for them.

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Re: The Criterion Channel

#152 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:51 am

Haha
FrauBlucher wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:55 am
Just like OLD COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN had a C in front of it on Filmstrick and everyone that wasn’t aware enough (especially those folks over at the other forum) thought it was a forthcoming bluray release.
swo17 wrote:
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Hey, the old men found a country! Good for them.
Just like NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN had a C in front of it on Filmstrick and everyone that wasn’t aware enough (especially those folks over at the other forum) thought it was a forthcoming bluray release.

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Re: The Criterion Channel

#153 Post by jedgeco » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:03 pm

Noiradelic wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:19 pm
jedgeco wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:09 pm
" I take that as something slightly different than "every in-print spine number," otherwise they'd have just said that. For example, I wouldn't expect Criterion to have obtained streaming rights to some of it's more prominent Hollywood releases.
The studios would never license permanent streaming rights to most of Criterion's Hollywood releases, even if CC could afford them, which it can't.
That is my operating assumption. I would expect the Channel to not have, e.g., the Wes Anderson films, but also wouldn't be surprised if they show up occasionally for a 60-day "director spotlight" and then roll off.

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#154 Post by Timec » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:08 pm

The new movie of the week is The Fabulous Baron Munchausen.

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#155 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:09 pm

Did we know Criterion had that one?

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#156 Post by jwd5275 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:52 pm

and from the fact that it has five extras, it looks to be imminent...

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#157 Post by albucat » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:54 pm

Yeah, this was a huge surprise in a good way.

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#158 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:56 pm

Soooo yet another release that already has a great region-free blu release.

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#159 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:39 pm

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#160 Post by cdnchris » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:31 pm

Looking at the fucked up teeth in the mouth of a horse with a bow on it's head, like it's some sort of present? Don't get it.

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#161 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:38 pm

Wow, way to diss mfunk’s Chevalentine’s Day cadeau

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#162 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:09 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:56 pm
Soooo yet another release that already has a great region-free blu release.
Why are you complaining?

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Re: The Criterion Channel

#163 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:21 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:09 pm
Did we know Criterion had that one?
It wasn't on that list of the 30 titles announced in the deal between Janus and the Czech NFA, but a different release of it appears in the last picture from the Shelf Help thread.

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#164 Post by criterionsnob » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:22 pm


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Re: The Criterion Channel

#165 Post by Michael Kerpan » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:09 am

Doesn't look "up" when using the PC interface -- still just Movie of the Week (and coming attractions, etc).

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#166 Post by Glowingwabbit » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:17 am

Oxidized wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:03 am
The channel has been up for over an hour. I've started five different films to confirm playback, explore, etc.
Oh. I'm at work so I could only check the website which is still showing as coming soon.

Edit: oops I see Michael already mentioned that.

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#167 Post by Oxidized » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:45 am

Needs a full-collection Browse, needs a more detailed Search. But it's day one and I trust they'll get there. The announcement of April films and featured collections didn't mention 24 Frames or Berlin Alexanderplatz, nice to see both of those available.

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Re: The Criterion Channel

#168 Post by Magic Hate Ball » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:51 am

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#169 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:15 pm

I found one OOP title so far and that's Army of Shadows. Anyone else find any other OOP titles?

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#170 Post by albucat » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:08 pm

Am I crazy, or is there no way to just browse a full list of everything on the service?

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Re: The Criterion Channel

#171 Post by jedgeco » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:40 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:15 pm
I found one OOP title so far and that's Army of Shadows. Anyone else find any other OOP titles?
Army of Shadows was part of the debut-month announcement. It might be only a temporary title, or might be a sign of things to come from SC. (Probably the latter, as I just bought the SC R2 Melville & Buñuel sets.)


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Re: The Criterion Channel

#173 Post by dustybooks » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:52 pm

It looks like a lot of that material is already available. For instance, most of the Eclipse titles I could think of are up, plus not-on-video films like Utamaro and His Five Women and Record of a Tenement Gentleman. At last I can go back to watching Wild 90 every morning when I wake up.

There's clearly a huge wealth of content there, I hope they put up a more complete browsing option soon.

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#174 Post by Matt » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:58 pm

Also desperately needed is some kind of hyperlinking of metadata. I can search "ozu" to find all the Ozu films, but I can't click on his name on the page for Tokyo Story and bring up the same results. Criterion has already done all the work for their website, it just needs to be implemented on this site.

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#175 Post by albucat » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:02 pm

Yeah I felt the same way about the hyperlinking--I was surprised that in 2019 that wasn't already part of the site. Essentially, there's great stuff there and I appreciate where things are at now, but there's a lot of room for very easy improvement. And yeah, the more time I spend on the site, the more I dislike not knowing what is actually available without searching. I can kinda guess, but that's a pretty stupid way of browsing a library.

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