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Re: Criterion

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:22 pm
by wpqx
I had no idea he ever directed a movie, but am familiar with him from his days as a contract player for Fox I believe. Curious to see this, sounds like an interesting exercise in self indulgence. Sucks that my Cleo from 5 to 7 DVD shall no be obsolete, but truth told it was an extremely bare bones release.

Re: Criterion

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:04 am
by arsaib4
Wilde directed 8 films, most of them featuring his then wife, Jean Wallace. The Naked Prey is said to be his key effort. We'll see.

Re: Criterion

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:48 am
by arsaib4
Besides Pierrot le fou, which was brought up in the JLG thread, the other Criterion releases for February are The Last Emperor and Walker.

Re: Criterion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:57 am
by wpqx
Mafioso
Alberto Lattuada, 1962

Antonio Gaud
Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1984

The Ice Storm
Ang Lee, 1997

I'm glad that in at least SOMETHING from Lattuada is finally available as a solo director. I just wish it was one of his earlier pre-Variety Lights films. The Siskel Center has been showing Teshigahara's film annually. But although already available in a crappy release, I'm actually a little excited about The Ice Storm, a film I've put off watching for years, and looks like my patience might pay off.

Re: Criterion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:20 am
by A
Sounds like three great releases to me.
I still need to get my hands on the remastered Days of heaven, though.

Re: Criterion

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:18 am
by wpqx
I'll be honest it's been awhile since I really got excited about a Criterion collection release. Now that Lubitsch Eclipse series is a completely different story.

Re: Criterion

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:01 am
by arsaib4
I missed Mafioso's theatrical run so I'm glad it's coming out on DVD. I need to catch up with Lattuada in general. Also pleased about the Teshigahara even though I truly savored the experience of viewing its newly restored 35mm print.

Re: Criterion

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:34 am
by A
Good news. Criterion are doing well, as usual, and have officially announced two titles for April '08:

Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)

Blast of Silence (Allen Baron, 1961)

DVDBeaver reviewed the German edition of the latter here .

Re: Criterion

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:45 am
by wpqx
I'm a little surprised at these two announcements primarily because I'm not familiar with either picture. Still this is very welcome after a series of re-releases.

Re: Criterion

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:48 am
by arsaib4
So, A, have you seen Blast of Silence?