Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1351 Post by Ribs » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:58 pm

I know it doesn't actually work like this, but I generally feel the IFC licenses come out in order of their theatrical release, which technically would suggest Death of Stalin would come before Let the Sunshine In. As it appears Paramount hasn't exercised their option of Death of Stalin, it's probably getting a good release slot from Criterion near the end of the year considering its one of IFC's best performing titles ever (and it's at least somewhat likely to be paired with In the Loop, I guess), and I'd think that the Denis would come a little after that.

Wasn't the word on WKW that Janus' rerelease of Chungking Express was scheduled for September? Seems like it'd be a bit soon for anything to pop up so quickly.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1352 Post by KJones77 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:30 pm

Ribs wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:58 pm
I know it doesn't actually work like this, but I generally feel the IFC licenses come out in order of their theatrical release, which technically would suggest Death of Stalin would come before Let the Sunshine In. As it appears Paramount hasn't exercised their option of Death of Stalin, it's probably getting a good release slot from Criterion near the end of the year considering its one of IFC's best performing titles ever (and it's at least somewhat likely to be paired with In the Loop, I guess), and I'd think that the Denis would come a little after that.

Wasn't the word on WKW that Janus' rerelease of Chungking Express was scheduled for September? Seems like it'd be a bit soon for anything to pop up so quickly.
The Death of Stalin is coming out on DVD from Paramount in two weeks though. I don't know if that rules out a Criterion release or not though.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1353 Post by soundchaser » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:40 pm

Cold Water
24 Frames
True Stories
A Raisin in the Sun
My Brilliant Career
The Circus
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1354 Post by Ribs » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:41 pm

45 Years demonstrates that Paramount's option doesn't prevent Criterion from using theirs in the fullness of time, as that one also included a BD weirdly, and just nine months later Criterion put out their own.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1355 Post by HitchcockLang » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:52 pm

The Magnificent Ambersons
The Circus
Derzu Uzala
After Hours
Testament of Dr. Mabuse (upgrade)

OR

Godzilla box

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1356 Post by Malickite » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Writing this makes me happy, because not only are these favorites of mine, but they're very likely, too.

The Wild Bunch
Shame
Come and See
Mirror
Chungking Express
Fallen Angels

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#1357 Post by Omensetter » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:28 pm

Days of Being Wild
My Brilliant Career
The Wild Bunch
Eight Hours Don't Make a Day
Europa Europa
Salesman

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#1358 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:32 pm

A Raisin in the Sun
Grapes of Wrath
The Wild Bunch
Sideways


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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1359 Post by Lowry_Sam » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:47 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:32 pm
A Raisin in the Sun
Grapes of Wrath
The Wild Bunch
Sideways
What? No

The Grapes Of Death
Grapes On A Vine
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Sour Grape
The Grapes Are Ripe

this month too?

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#1360 Post by Boosmahn » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:48 pm

L.A. wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:23 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Come and See
This would be most welcome. Is this even available on BD yet?
Japan released a Blu-ray back in 2016. From what I remember, it wasn't that good.

Predictions:
  • I'll throw one in for Come and See since everybody else is. That film would be an instant buy for me regardless of any discounts.
  • A new wave of Janus restorations, like Cold Water, 24 Frames, and Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (maybe it's too early for those last two, though).
  • Wong Kar-wai? By November, I hope.
  • Plus any of the various titles other members have suggested: After Hours, True Stories, the list goes on...

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1361 Post by Blutarsky » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:06 pm

Rosenbaum stated The Magnificent Ambersons was out at November. Since last November was underwhelming I think we will get something great, like the WKW Box Set and maybe an attempt at a restoration of Ambersons like It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. This month:

- Andrei Rublev upgrade
- A Woman Of Paris
- Sixteen Candles or Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Masculin Feminin upgrade
- (Just because I want more Ray) Rebel Without A Cause

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#1362 Post by Toby Dammit » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:55 am

SEPTEMBER 2018

Eight Hours Don't Make a Day
Andrei Rubliev Upgrade
Teorema
The Crucified Lovers
WKW Boxset or Bergman's Trilogy Upgrade

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#1363 Post by lacritfan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:16 am

lacritfan wrote:
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California Split
Come and See
My Brilliant Career
Wild Bunch
Written on the Wind Blu

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#1364 Post by Luke M » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:09 am

My Brilliant Career
Come and See
Bringing Up Baby
WKW Box

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#1365 Post by beamish14 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:13 pm

Beat the Devil
True Stories
Andrei Rublev
Diary of a Mad Housewife

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1366 Post by Omensetter » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:18 pm

Forgive me if I missed something, but why are most of you predicting Wong's films will come in a set? I'm not saying it's implausible, but it seems I missed something since I read every post (generally).

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1367 Post by Toby Dammit » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:23 pm

Omensetter wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forgive me if I missed something, but why are most of you predicting Wong's films will come in a set? I'm not saying it's implausible, but it seems I missed something since I read every post (generally).
Fallen Angels
Chunking Express
Days of Being Wild
Happy Together

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1368 Post by KJones77 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:45 pm

Omensetter wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forgive me if I missed something, but why are most of you predicting Wong's films will come in a set? I'm not saying it's implausible, but it seems I missed something since I read every post (generally).
It has become somewhat of a running joke that a WKW box-set is incoming. Not sure where it started, but it does have some plausibility since Janus is known to have quite a few of his releases while he himself has made a few trips to Criterion this year, theoretically recording a few things. I'm not saying a WKW box-set is incoming, but it does have some credence or, at the very least, there are quite a few of his films in the pipeline.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1369 Post by swo17 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:56 pm

Kino had issued boxes of Haneke, Kieslowski, and Wong films that all went out of print, and so people have been guessing that Criterion will do a box for the latter despite the fact that they've done no such thing for the first two directors.

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#1370 Post by Ribs » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:31 pm

Janus also toured a new 4K restoration of In the Mood for Love this year, which is what really sealed it for me (considering both that and Chungking Express have weirdness)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1371 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:48 pm

I can see Criterion doing Chungking Express and Fallen Angels together and maybe a box of Days of Being Wild, In the Mood for Love (from the new 4K master), and 2046 (though we've had no indication they've wrangled that one from Sony, nor is there any sign of the new digital master it clearly needs). But I find it hard to imagine they'll just toss four or five* Wong films—all but one of them new to Criterion—into a box. I also suspect Janus might like to do something with these titles first; they've handled bookings for Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, and Happy Together for some time, but only Chungking actually appears in their catalog and we've heard rumblings of a new 4K DCP for that one coming later this year.

*The possible fifth title being As Tears Go By, which I don't think has been linked to Janus/Criterion but would be a logical pickup given that it's from the same rightsholders as Days of Being Wild.

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#1372 Post by senseabove » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:25 pm

The Fanciful Norwegian wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:48 pm
I can see Criterion doing Chungking Express and Fallen Angels together and maybe a box of Days of Being Wild, In the Mood for Love (from the new 4K master), and 2046 (though we've had no indication they've wrangled that one from Sony, nor is there any sign of the new digital master it clearly needs). But I find it hard to imagine they'll just toss four or five* Wong films—all but one of them new to Criterion—into a box. I also suspect Janus might like to do something with these titles first; they've handled bookings for Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, and Happy Together for some time, but only Chungking actually appears in their catalog and we've heard rumblings of a new 4K DCP for that one coming later this year.

*The possible fifth title being As Tears Go By, which I don't think has been linked to Janus/Criterion but would be a logical pickup given that it's from the same rightsholders as Days of Being Wild.
I got the impression folks were expecting it would be a WKW box because including a new restoration in a box had been the only way they'd upgraded a previously-released BD (i.e. Playtime) with the newer restoration. Since then, they've broken that rule with Monterey Pop.

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Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1373 Post by movielocke » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:44 pm

Bodies Rest and motion
The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice
Ikarie XB1
My brilliant car rear
Klute
Bringing up baby

Berlanga eclipse

Notorious
The magic flute
Mr arkadin

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#1374 Post by Peter McM » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:58 pm

Until the End Of the World
Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales - upgrade
something Kar Wai
something Assayas
something Anderson

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1375 Post by Graphist » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:39 am

A Raisin In the Sun
Cold Water
24 Frames
Salesman
The Faith Trilogy


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