Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

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Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#1 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:51 pm

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Since you all simply cannot stop talking about this, here is a dedicated thread for all manner of speculation on the 1000th spine. Starting now, any post made speculating about any facet of the 1000th spine, be it release date or actual content, made outside of this thread will be deleted. "Enjoy"!

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Re: Quarantined speculation on the 1000th spine

#2 Post by tenia » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:00 pm

Brian Robbins' A Thousand Words.

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#3 Post by JSC » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:16 pm

Since we're drifting into that territory...

A Thousand Clowns
A Thousand Acres

or maybe...The Man of a Thousand Faces.

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#4 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:24 pm

You guys are actually dumb, title #1000 is very obviously going to be Garfield (2004)

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Re: Quarantined speculation on the 1000th spine

#5 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:30 pm

It’ll obv finally be Bottle Rocket

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#6 Post by dda1996a » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:35 pm

Armageddon upgrade

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#7 Post by swo17 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:38 pm

A printout of this thread

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#8 Post by CSM126 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:40 pm

Spine 1000: The Missing Ambersons Footage. “LOL we had it all along. $89.95”

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#9 Post by Roscoe » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:42 pm

C.H.U.D. will be the 1000th spine. It only stands to reason.

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Re: Quarantined speculation on the 1000th spine

#10 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:44 pm

swo17 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:38 pm
A printout of this thread
Finally, an upgrade of this!

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Re: Quarantined speculation on the 1000th spine

#11 Post by FlickeringWindow » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:45 pm

The Other Side of the Wind

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#12 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:46 pm

Koko le Talking Samourai

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#13 Post by dustybooks » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:57 pm

Hollywood, the Kevin Brownlow miniseries. I choose to dream

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#14 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:33 pm

Guessing it'll just be The Grand Budapest Hotel. Will be surprised if they're saving a real whopper for that spot.

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#15 Post by eerik » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:59 pm

Junun and other musical works by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Please.

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#16 Post by movielocke » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:04 pm

spine 1000 Citizen Kane (LD 001) and spine 1001 KIng Kong (LD 002)

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Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#17 Post by movielocke » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:30 pm

We're up to spine 983, that means 984-999 comprise sixteen spines. July-October is four months, at four new releases per month, that would put spine 1000 being announced for November. Three new releases a month for July-October and four new releases in November puts spine 1000 in November. Any mixture of 3-4 new releases per month from July-November puts spine 1000 in November.

I know people hate math and will really hate this, but being neutral about stats myself:

in recent years, 46% of the time, criterion releases four new releases a month, so even with absolutely nothing special happening, odds are good that criterion will wind up releasing spine 1000 in November, or possibly October.

24% of the time, criterion releases five new releases a month, but we've already had 3 months in 2019 with five new releases, more or less already meeting the expected number of times we'd see five new releases, but obviously, another five new release month could be easily offset by a month with three new releases, which we haven't had any of yet in 2019, but which happen 20% of the time.

(statistical outliers with 2 new releases (6% of the time) and 6 new releases (4% of the time) would be unlikely to happen, I would think.)

TL;DR, criterions recent release patterns all point toward November--also traditionally the month with a big criterion release of the year--being the month we are most likely to get spine 1000, without any deviation on their part from their normal release patterns.

Note that all of the above is counting "new releases" not spine numbers. Box sets are obviously wild cards and add a lot of spine numbers and as such would throw all of this off.

But, if criterion is trying to time spine 1000 for a November release, they may not have any box sets scheduled for the next four months (because a box set consumes 4 spine numbers, usually), and may just schedule the next box set for November as well, spine number 1002-1005, for example.

On average, over the last few years, criterion releases two new release box sets per year, and also on average, one upgraded box set every two years. This year is already weird about box sets as we have two upgraded box sets but have no new release box sets. Averages absolutely don't matter though, because that average smooths out the 2017 outlier (4 new release box sets and 2 upgrade box sets), so like all the rest of this nonsense post, it really indicates nothing.

Criterion could just skip spine 1000 and announce it later--but skipping spine numbers criterion has not done in a very long time.

Or criterion could announce spine 1000 early. in 2018, they announced Ingmar Bergman's Cinema before announcing the normal November monthly releases. and in 2017 they announced The Olympics Set before announcing the normal November or December releases, so this seems like a very likely outcome. they don't have to shuffle box sets out of the schedule, and just announce spine 1000 for a November release before they get to the month that they will cross into the 1000s in.
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#18 Post by MichaelB » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:38 pm

Did that Manos: The Hands of Fate restoration ever come out?

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#19 Post by black&huge » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:41 pm

Pulp Fiction.

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#20 Post by swo17 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:02 pm

That issue of Time Magazine where the Person of the Year was "You"

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#21 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:27 pm

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#22 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:29 pm

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I will be serious at the expense of getting demerits from Domino. But I think Citizen Kane will be spine 1000. I will even guess and say late October, early November release. Depending on how the numbering works out the rest of the way.

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#23 Post by bjboyer » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:36 pm

Just here to join the Citizen Kane camp. Also to speculate that November is the most likely month of release.

1000=Citizen Kane in a 3-4 disc set featuring all previous Ultimate Collector's Edition supplements + The Eyes of Orson Welles & New Interviews with Criterion regulars/favorites.

1001=The Other Side of the Wind featuring A Final Cut for Orson & They'll Love Me When I'm Dead + Extended Interviews from those featuring (at least) Danny Huston and Peter Bogdanovich. Maybe even a commentary by Bogdanovich, as well.

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#24 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:39 pm

bjboyer wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:36 pm

1000=Citizen Kane in a 3-4 disc set featuring all previous Ultimate Collector's Edition supplements + The Eyes of Orson Welles & New Interviews with Criterion regulars/favorites.
I'm pretty sure that 'The Eyes of Orson Welles' is getting a stand-alone release.

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Re: Quarantined Speculation on the 1000th Spine

#25 Post by Matt » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:42 pm

Seems like only yesterday people were pulling this bullshit over spine # 400. And 500, 700, and—yes—1000, too.

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