Criterion and Warner Bros.

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FrauBlucher
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Re: Criterion and Warner Bros.

#751 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:54 pm

We can officially retire this list.....
ianungstad wrote:
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:46 pm
About a week ago Warner Brothers discontinued a number of Archive releases that generated some speculation that they may have been licensed to Criterion including:

Dreams (Akira Kurosawa)
Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni)
The Breaking Point (Michael Curtiz)
Barcelona (Whit Stillman)

The OOP list this week has a few more Warner titles that seem like they may go to Criterion:

Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston)
A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan)
Klute (Alan Pakula)
Day for Night (Francois Truffaut)
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
Cat People (Jacques Tourneur) Both the individual Cat People and the Val Lewton box are officially discontinued this week.
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)

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Re: Criterion and Warner Bros.

#752 Post by yoloswegmaster » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:57 pm

When is the round 3 list coming?



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Re: Criterion and Warner Bros.

#755 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:38 am

Noiradelic, yes, I remember that. The new thing is Roger Deakins has been added to the conversation. Perhaps with his push Criterion may reconsider

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Re: Criterion and Warner Bros.

#756 Post by Noiradelic » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:04 pm

Oh, I see the old article's referenced in the IndieWire one.
Roger Deakins wrote:I don’t think it ever will
Doesn't sound promising, but I hope it happens.

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Re: Criterion and Warner Bros.

#757 Post by TwoTecs » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:27 pm

Deakins is specifically talking about the longer cut; that might not come out even if Criterion releases the theatrical cut.

If Criterion really passed on the film because of its significance, that would be a really odd decision.

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Re: Criterion and Warner Bros.

#758 Post by Noiradelic » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:18 pm

I'd think the availability of a longer cut would be an inducement for Criterion if anything, e.g. It's a Mad 4x World.

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Re: Criterion and Warner Bros.

#759 Post by aox » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:04 pm

I've been wanting to see the longer cut for years. This would be a dream come true for me. Although, I thought the film was originally 5-6 hours. Maybe that was just a work print though.

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Re: Criterion and Warner Bros.

#760 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:48 pm

Another Nick Ray may be coming to Criterion. The folks over at Blu-ray.com have discovered that WAC's DVD of The Lusty Men has gone OOP.

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Re: Criterion and Warner Bros.

#761 Post by Gregory » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:43 pm

It's been out of print for well over two years if not three (cant recall when I noticed it).

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Re: Criterion and Warner Bros.

#762 Post by guyetgenevieve » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:16 pm

Not sure how much weight this holds, but the Warner Bros-owned DVDs for the following are currently OOP:

The Gay Divorcee (1934, dir. Mark Sandrich) - This is currently being sold with 3 other Astaire/Rogers films in Warner's Silver Screen Icons line, but the standalone DVD is OOP. This is also currently on the Criterion Channel (but it's leaving at the end of the month).

Show Boat (1936, dir. James Whale) - This was a WAC release (and from what I understand, it was incredibly popular), and this was a Criterion title in the laserdisc days.

Torch Song Trilogy (1988, dir. Paul Boggart) - This was a New Line release, US DVD is OOP.

Dinner at Eight (1933, dir. George Cukor)

A Day at the Races (1937, dir. Sam Wood)

And then I think Bringing Up Baby, Arsenic and Old Lace, Adam's Rib, and Freaks have been mentioned in this thread already. Sorry if any of this is irrelevant info.

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