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My Darling Clementine

I don't watch enough Blu-rays to be able to offer informed comparisons, but I know that this Blu-ray is stunning on its own. There's so much about this film that I'd forgotten, and, having just concluded my first viewing of the Blu-ray, I can't wait to dive into some of the supplements. I'll probably watch this again soon with ... well, with someone. I need an excuse to share it with others!

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"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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The consensus on the two suns and one moon seems to be split between Linklater's Before trilogy and Two Days, One Night. I think the guy with the crown fishing refers to The Fisher King. The rose looks just like Disney's Beauty and the Beast, but I can't imagine Disney would give Criterion the rights to any of their films.

"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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I'm so sure of du Garbandier's guess that I'm putting up my 1999 Image DVD for sale this very hour.

 

The gamble paid off--it's really happening! Now, if Criterion would only do Outcast of the Islands, my Carol Reed collection will be satisfied.

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"A great film is one that to some degree frees the viewer from this passive stupor and engages him or her in a creative process of viewing. The dynamic must be two-way. The great film not only comes at the viewer, it draws the viewer toward it." -Paul Schrader

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 I think the guy with the crown fishing refers to The Fisher King

 

Whoa.

 

If THE NEW WORLD and THE FISHER KING are both correct guesses, then my #1 and #2 Criterion wishes will come true.

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Woooooooooooo hooooo! FINALLY. 

 

And I just stumbled onto this intriguing page on blu-ray.com. Perhaps a sign of what's coming later in the summer? 

 

Also... this.

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"A great film is one that to some degree frees the viewer from this passive stupor and engages him or her in a creative process of viewing. The dynamic must be two-way. The great film not only comes at the viewer, it draws the viewer toward it." -Paul Schrader

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The Black Stallion, Moonrise Kingdom, My Beautiful Laundrette, and Hiroshima Mon Amour in July!

 

(And something called Here is Your Life, which I don't recognize.)

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Moonrise Kingdom has been pushed back to September, but the August releases include Two Days, One Night, Day for Night, and Dressed to Kill.

"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

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I'm ecstatic about Dressed to Kill.

Whereas I was thinking -- as I do about most new Criterion announcements -- isn't that already part of the collection? Is this Blu-ray only? Aww, heck with it, I'll just watch my (not-Criterion) laserdisc.

 

But I do plan to buy that Blowout Blu-ray someday, and this one will likely follow. Someday.

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"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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I'm ecstatic about Dressed to Kill.

Whereas I was thinking -- as I do about most new Criterion announcements -- isn't that already part of the collection? Is this Blu-ray only?

Criterion hasn't abandoned DVD (and probably isn't going to). All their new releases are available in both DVD and Blu-ray.

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I took the question to mean: "Is this a Blu-Ray only re-issue of a title that's already on DVD?"

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... and Bruce Beresford enters the canon. 

 

The question on everyone's mind: Will Driving Miss Daisy make it? 

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Rushmore wrote:
: A lesser-known Kieslowski . . .

 

The moment you wrote that, I had a pretty good idea which film you were referring to. I would say this is easily Kieslowski's best-known film pre-Dekalog. It's one I know *I* referenced quite a bit during that period when films like Run Lola Run, Sliding Doors, Me Myself I and Frequency were exploring the whole there-but-for-the-grace-of-God multiple-timelines thing.

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"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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I can hardly believe it.

 

A couple of years ago, I had a short list of Most Wanted Titles from Criterion. And they've since taken on all of them --  WATERSHIP DOWN, THE FISHER KING, THE BLACK STALLION, MULHOLLAND DRIVE.-- with two exceptions: that mysterious final cut of THE NEW WORLD and Haneke's CODE UNKNOWN.

 

Well... there's only one of those titles left on my wish-list.

P.S.  I COULD BE WRONG.

 

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