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Criterion collection
Topic by: vanjac
Posted: December 22, 2004 - 4:28 AM PST
Last Reply: March 2, 2005 - 3:52 AM PST

author topic: Criterion collection
vanjac
post #1  on December 22, 2004 - 4:28 AM PST  
I am interested in DVD put out by the Criterion collection,
because they have good films experts do an audio track, and
I like the movies they select.

Is there a way to do the advanced search for films on the
Criterion collection.

I can get a list of their DVDs else where and then come back
here and search by title, but I wondered about this.

I don't the films are searchable this way, but thought I would ask anyway--no never know if you don't ask, right.

Van
Cinenaut
post #2  on December 22, 2004 - 9:10 AM PST  
This list might help.
Cinenaut
post #3  on December 22, 2004 - 9:12 AM PST  
Oh, I also went to the Advanced Search and put Criterion in the Studio field. That seemed to work.
Eoliano
post #4  on December 23, 2004 - 9:41 AM PST  
An Advanced Search with Criterion Collection in the title field will yeild this 16 page list.
Cinenaut
post #5  on December 23, 2004 - 9:54 AM PST  
Aw, my search method produced only 15 pages.
Eoliano
post #6  on December 23, 2004 - 10:11 AM PST  
> Aw, my search method produced only 15 pages.

Aw shucks!

Btw, Criterion has announced a bunch of new titles for 2005, including some highly anticipated films such as Antonioni's L'eclisse, and a little-known early Bertolucci film, La Commare secca, so let's hope this trend continues with Bertolucci's Il Conformista, and if they dare, Novecento/1900.
kamapuaa
post #7  on December 23, 2004 - 2:27 PM PST  
I hate to comment on icons, but the icons on the thread remind me of the sequence where the real Fat Albert talks to the animated Fat Albert, about Criterion movies.
Eoliano
post #8  on December 23, 2004 - 4:28 PM PST  
> I hate to comment on icons, but the icons on the thread remind me of the sequence where the real Fat Albert talks to the animated Fat Albert, about Criterion movies.

Hey bat ears, my name just happens to be Albert! ^_^
Cinenaut
post #9  on December 24, 2004 - 8:34 AM PST  
Are you calling my icon fat?
kamapuaa
post #10  on December 24, 2004 - 4:06 PM PST  

Maybe I am, maybe I'm not! Well, either way, the two icons do look like one's a drawing of the other. I'm exposing amazing ignorance perhaps, but is it Marcello Mastroianni?
Eoliano
post #11  on December 24, 2004 - 5:59 PM PST  
> Maybe I am, maybe I'm not! Well, either way, the two icons do look like one's a drawing of the other. I'm exposing amazing ignorance perhaps, but is it Marcello Mastroianni?

The pose is the same, sure, however, Cinenaut's is Dobie Gillis' beatnik friend Maynard G. Krebs, and mine indeed is Mastroianni from the last scene of La Dolce Vita.

Happy Holiday!
Eoliano
post #12  on February 25, 2005 - 11:47 AM PST  
An update on Criterion's forthcoming and new releases:

Criterion has re-released a stunning new 1.19:1 transfer of Fritz Lang's pivotal thriller, M. The 2-disc set includes audio commentary by German film scholars Anton Kaes and Eric Rentschler, Conversation with Fritz Lang by William Friedkin, Claude Chabrol's short film, M le Maudit, plus an interview with Chabrol discussing Lang's techniques, and the very informative, A physical history of M, which illustrates how the film was altered over the years. This is yet another great historical document by Criterion that deserves a place in the GC catalog.

And for Wes Anderson fans, rumor has it that Touchstone and Criterion have scheduled a May 10 release date for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. The 2-disc set will include scene-specific commentary by Anderson, 10 deleted scenes, an Albert Maysles documentary on the making of the film, 10 David Bowie songs performed by Seu Jorge, and much more. No official announcement has been made as yet by Criterion, though it is listed on GreenCine as a 2-disc set.

The release date for Criterion's highly anticipated DVD of Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha has been pushed back to March 29.

Also arriving in March, Antonioni's L'Eclisse, Truffaut's Jules and Jim, and Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho.
Eoliano
post #13  on February 26, 2005 - 6:16 PM PST  
I forgot to mention that the dark samurai tale, The Sword of Doom directed by the late Kihachi Okamoto arrives March 15. The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as a samurai who is decidedly an evil sociopath and a tad misanthropic, to say the least.

Coming in April is a 2-disc special edition of Pietro Germi's classic satire starring Marcello Mastroianni, Divorce Italian Style. The set will include a 39-minute documentary, Pietro Germi: The Man with the Cigar in His Mouth, and two other documentaries featuring Stefania Sandrelli, Lando Buzzanca, Mario Sesti and screenwriter Ennio De Concini.

Criterion's most recent addition to their April release calendar is the Orson Welles documentary about art forger Elmyr de Hory and other fakery, F for Fake. This 2-disc set will include the 1988 feature length documentary, Orson Welles: One-Man Band, a 1992 Norwegian documentary on forger de Hory and his notorious biographer Clifford Irving, and an essay by Chicago Reader critic Jonathan Rosenbaum.

Nothing confirmed, but according to the Criterion rumor mill we might expect Les Blank's documentary, Burden of Dreams, Powell and Pressburger's 49th Parallel and A Canterbury Tale, plus, more Ozu, possibly An Autumn Afternoon, Equinox Flower and surprisingly, Ozu's first talkie, The Only Son, though Late Spring would be a welcome addition as well. Also mentioned is Mizoguchi's Ugetsu, and at some point, a new, remastered, special edition of Seven Samurai.

Speaking of Criterion reissues, several of their older widescreen DVDs are non-anamorphic, so it's a safe bet that they will eventually enhance those titles for widescreen TVs.
Eoliano
post #14  on March 1, 2005 - 7:40 AM PST  
Just announced for May: Les Blank's Burden of Dreams, Hoop Dreams, and Luis Buñuel's The Phantom of Liberty.

Burden of Dreams includes audio commentary by Blank, editor Maureen Gosling and Werner Herzog, Blank's short documentary, Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe, and a new video interview with Herzog. Hoop Dreams contains two audio commentaries, one with the stars, and another with the filmmakers, segments from Siskel and Ebert, and an original music video. Phantom of Liberty is a simpler affair and only features a video introduction by screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière.
underdog
post #15  on March 1, 2005 - 1:54 PM PST  
Outstanding news, E!

We have been dying to add Hoop Dreams and Burden of Dreams to our Best Docs list. Those two have been atop my DVD MIA list for ages!

Yay!

C
Eoliano
post #16  on March 1, 2005 - 2:47 PM PST  
> Outstanding news, E!

> We have been dying to add Hoop Dreams and Burden of Dreams to our Best Docs list. Those two have been atop my DVD MIA list for ages!

> Yay!

> C

There you have it.

I think I'll start a new thread and call it The Criterion Collection: Release Updates and Rumors...

Waddya say?
artifex
post #17  on March 2, 2005 - 3:52 AM PST  
> On March 1, 2005 - 2:47 PM PST Eoliano wrote:
> I think I'll start a new thread and call it The Criterion Collection: Release Updates and Rumors...
>
> Waddya say?

You might think about doing it as a list, instead.
Sort of like this anime release date list.

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