Criterion and IFC

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ianungstad
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Re: Criterion and IFC

#826 Post by ianungstad » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:40 pm

IFC has two films at Venice/Toronto getting good to excellent reviews: The Truth and True History of the Ned Kelly Gang. I could see Criterion potentially releasing both.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#827 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:34 pm

True History of the Kelly Gang looks very interesting but I could see Criterion taking a pass on it. It doesn’t seem to be in their wheel house. They haven’t released any modern westerns (except maybe for Dead Man if you want to go back over 20 years).

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#828 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:58 am

Dead Man was made over 20 years ago?!
I feel old.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#829 Post by dwk » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:30 pm

Jonathan Keogh mentioned on Twitter that Criterion is not going to release The House That Jack Built and he doesn't know who is going to release it.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#830 Post by domino harvey » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:58 pm

I think it’s right up Scream Factory’s alley

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#831 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:08 pm

dwk wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Jonathan Keogh mentioned on Twitter that Criterion is not going to release The House That Jack Built and he doesn't know who is going to release it.
That’s a shame. I think it’s not only von Trier’s best film but one of the best films of the decade, and has been unfairly (mis)judged by many. Hopefully a label gives it a proper release with the director’s cut intact.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#832 Post by RSTooley » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:47 pm

At this point, I'm ready for anyone to release a damn Blu-ray already. I'll even take a garbage MPI Media release.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#833 Post by Yaanu » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:43 am

dwk wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Jonathan Keogh mentioned on Twitter that Criterion is not going to release The House That Jack Built and he doesn't know who is going to release it.
He also posted the now-scrapped menu loop to Vimeo.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#834 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:21 am

The music makes it feel like an early Peter Greenaway film.
For those asking, the director’s cut has been released on BD, just not in the US.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#835 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:34 pm

ianungstad wrote:IFC has picked up the rights to Paolo Sorrentino's Loro. They will be debuting the international cut at the TIFF. (as a single feature)
Loro opens in one week (20th) and VOD the week after. Maybe a Criterion release in the winter

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#836 Post by ianungstad » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:54 pm

It will be interesting to see if Criterion releases Loro. The film got positive reviews but didn't seem to get a lot of raves or critics championing it on the festival circuit.

The international version that screened for critics clocks in at 151 minutes. In Italy, it was released as two companion features with a total running time of 204 minutes. That's a lot of cut footage. Maybe it plays even better as companion films and editing it into a singular feature wasn't the best of ideas...

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#837 Post by reaky » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:58 am

In the UK, Loro (the 151-minute cut) has just been added to Amazon Prime Video.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#838 Post by chatterjees » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:51 pm

I have been meaning to import the Artificial Eye BD which apparently contains the international cut. I can't find any further information on the release. Are there any extra features on the disc?

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