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Re: Criterion Collection

Post by EricJ » August 17th, 2021, 2:16 pm

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A notable thing about the November releases is that it looks like, beginning with those releases, Criterion will pause on releasing new DVDs. It would appear that physical releases from then on will be Blu-ray with the transition into 4K as they're able to.
...They were still releasing DVD's?? :?

(I'll give them the "Golden Age of TV" and "Six WC Fields Shorts", since those were from video sources, but still.)

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Re: Criterion Collection

Post by Dan » August 17th, 2021, 4:23 pm

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I’m just glad that most of my Criterions are older, mainly b/w movies that wouldn’t benefit significantly from going 4K.
I imagine this is a big reason why it's taken them so long to do 4K discs. Not to mention some of their newer titles already have 4K releases via their respective distributors (i.e. Pan's Labyrinth, Parasite) so probably would be a case by case basis for them as well when considering whether to produce a 4K disc for a title.

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Re: Criterion Collection

Post by Ben » August 17th, 2021, 8:01 pm

EricJ wrote:
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...They were still releasing DVD's??
They were still releasing DVD's what…?

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Re: Criterion Collection

Post by EricJ » August 18th, 2021, 4:06 pm

It's...just not going over, 'K? :?

(Speaking of which, the giant "K" cover for the Citizen Kane 4K is prompting old discussions of the Modern Times and Great Dictator covers, and why Criterion disc covers have to be the most looney, pretentious, and anti-intuitive "artsy" covers imaginable...
Criterion, the Czechoslovakian theater poster of Blu-ray.)

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Re: Criterion Collection

Post by Ben » August 18th, 2021, 4:12 pm

Big K…four discs…their lead 4K title…geddit?

The digipack will either fold out to display K A N E or it could be really obvious and just have 4 Ks. Either way, it’s sledgehammer subtle and totally appropriate.

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Re: Criterion Collection

Post by Daniel » August 18th, 2021, 4:15 pm

Here's the cover for those who haven't seen it:

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Look, it's the K from Citizen Kane!

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Re: Criterion Collection

Post by Ben » August 18th, 2021, 4:18 pm

i-K-onic!

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Re: Criterion Collection

Post by Dan » September 2nd, 2021, 12:48 am

Looks like they've upped Uncut Gems to be a 4K release as well, bringing the set to 7 at the moment.

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Re: Criterion Collection

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Re: Criterion Collection

Post by Daniel » October 25th, 2021, 4:05 pm

No cane replica!? ;)

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Re: Criterion Collection

Post by Randall » October 25th, 2021, 9:09 pm

Wait, WB has a UK shop that sells discs?!? And yet they closed down their US shop.

And they're not all WB discs, either. They carry Universal titles, too. Guess that's their distribution deal in action.

No Warner Archive, though.

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