1036 Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

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Re: 1036 Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

#26 Post by swo17 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:00 pm

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Re: 1036 Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

#27 Post by aox » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:19 pm

Is this the mid-month announcement? Is this all of the mid-mount announcements? or, will there still be the regular mid-month announcement? If so, why was this just randomly announced?

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Re: 1036 Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

#28 Post by swo17 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:28 pm

It's a large enough boxset that they announced it separately like the Bergman or Olympics sets. No reason to expect that they won't announce a few more titles as well, other than the world ending

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#29 Post by tenia » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:54 pm

It is a symbolic one because of Bruce Lee, but it remains a 5-movies boxset, and they have released many equivalent or larger sets that still were announced through the regular monthly announcements.

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#30 Post by What A Disgrace » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:58 pm

The fact that the five movies don't warrant their own individual spines definitely puts it in the same category as the Olympics, Bergman, and Godzilla sets, even if it is a smaller set.

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#31 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue May 12, 2020 11:06 am

I'm surprised they didn't talk to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for this, since he did stuff for Filmstruck and is a big Criterion fan himself.

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Re: 1036 Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

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Re: 1036 Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

#35 Post by tenia » Fri May 22, 2020 5:15 pm

I won't follow up there but this screenshot is of course not falling from the sky and definitely has Ritrovata's original grading, as can be seen on the French BDs.
The only reading I can then take from Janus' answer is that they'll be using new restorations, but I doubt that's actually the case.

EDIT : my bad, they might have said "restorations" because they might just go back from the scan and do the rest, hence "new restorations".
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Re: 1036 Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

#36 Post by dwk » Fri May 22, 2020 5:33 pm

If they are allowed to recolor them, it is entirely possible that the person manning the Janus twitter account doesn't have access to the finished versions because they are working from home. (Hiwever, I still don't think they will be allowed to recolor.)

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#37 Post by tenia » Sat May 23, 2020 3:21 am

If Shout were allowed to regrade the movies, I suppose Criterion could be allowed to, but these would merely be new gradings, not new restorations (though maybe that's what Janus meant but over-sold it a bit).

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#38 Post by dwk » Sat May 23, 2020 9:35 am

Oh yeah, I never assumed they were talking about doing new restorations. Note that the tweet never says they are new.

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Re: 1036 Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits

#39 Post by tenia » Sat May 23, 2020 11:08 am

dwk wrote:
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Oh yeah, I never assumed they were talking about doing new restorations. Note that the tweet never says they are new.
The pic is DEFINITELY from the 2016 4K restoration.

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So if they say it's actually "from the restoration", I assumed they could only mean it's not from THEIR restoration. Then, it's either entirely new or a modified version of the 2016 one (including a simple port of the Shout color-corrected versions).

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