Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2601 Post by jazzo » Thu May 13, 2021 5:08 pm

Bressonaire wrote:I should have labeled that one wishful thinking, too. The mention of Queen of Diamonds made me think of it. A quick check at Amazon shows Nine Queens is really expensive, so presumably neglected and in the wheelhouse of what Criterion does best. If someone at Criterion watches this thread to get opinions at all, I hope they spot it! Anyway, insofar as people seem to have forgotten what a great movie it was, I've done my bit.
And the Gregory Jacobs/Soderbergh-ghost-scripted remake, Criminal, could be included as an extra!

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#2602 Post by Calvin » Thu May 13, 2021 5:39 pm

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Medicine for Melancholy
Original Cast Album: Company
Himala
Under the Roofs of Paris upgrade
Les enfants terribles upgrade

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#2603 Post by jwd5275 » Thu May 13, 2021 6:51 pm

Atlantics
Ikarie XB 1
Miracle in Milan
The Son
Afterlife

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#2604 Post by tolbs1010 » Fri May 14, 2021 11:01 am

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#2605 Post by Roscoe » Fri May 14, 2021 11:05 am

PANDORA'S BOX?

Please?

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#2606 Post by cowboydan » Fri May 14, 2021 11:22 am

Ikarie XB-1
Afterlife
Platform
Jia Zhangke Boxset
The Wind Will Carry Us

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#2607 Post by lacritfan » Fri May 14, 2021 1:36 pm

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#2608 Post by Graphist » Fri May 14, 2021 3:33 pm

Atlantics
The Story of a Three-Day Pass
Eyes Wide Shut
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#2609 Post by schellenbergk » Fri May 14, 2021 8:48 pm

lacritfan wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 1:36 pm
The Other Side of the Wind
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What, no “The Wind” dir Victor Sjöström?

“Wind in the Willows” with Alan Bennett?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2610 Post by omegadirective » Sat May 15, 2021 5:42 pm

When do they post the new titles?
Is it the 15th each month?

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#2611 Post by soundchaser » Sat May 15, 2021 5:43 pm

It's usually the 15th, unless that date happens to fall on a weekend or a holiday. Expect them Monday.

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#2612 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun May 16, 2021 10:43 am

I wonder if they ever thought about just announcing a title a week instead. Gives individual titles more hype when they're announced.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2613 Post by dwk » Mon May 17, 2021 12:59 pm

They are up:
After Life
Original Cast Album
Ashes and Diamonds
Beasts of No Nation

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#2614 Post by Pavel » Mon May 17, 2021 1:08 pm

Only four? :cry:

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#2615 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon May 17, 2021 1:11 pm

And here I was thinking we were trying to bring life back into summer

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#2616 Post by Bressonaire » Mon May 17, 2021 1:21 pm

Ashes and Diamonds, following on The Ascent, Touki bouki, Trances, and Visions of Eight, confirms that raiding their old box sets for standalone releases is a thing.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2617 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon May 17, 2021 1:27 pm

Meanwhile they still haven't released The Last Picture Show standalone, following back-to-back late-spring releases of Five Easy Pieces and Easy Rider in 2015 and 2016... Institutional Bogdanovich resentment confirmed

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#2618 Post by criterionsnob » Mon May 17, 2021 1:30 pm

Pavel wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 1:08 pm
Only four? :cry:
I'm hoping the low output this month means they're releasing a big box set next month.

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#2619 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon May 17, 2021 1:35 pm

Perhaps, though while not Big Boxes, June was their most prolific month of the year and had 4/6 titles as multi-film releases

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2620 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon May 17, 2021 1:38 pm

Was Beasts of no Nation on the radar from Netflix?
I don’t recall seeing such

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#2621 Post by Ashirg » Mon May 17, 2021 1:39 pm

A
B
C

Looks like Criterion started knocking down titles in their pipeline in alphabetical order...

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2622 Post by willoneill » Mon May 17, 2021 1:45 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 1:38 pm
Was Beasts of no Nation on the radar from Netflix?
I don’t recall seeing such
Beasts never got any announcement that I had seen, and I would have noticed because I love the film. I had just referenced Beasts in another thread recently as being essentially a forgotten movie already due to how quickly Netflix moves on in their promotion. Meanwhile Atlantics and Animal Factory are approaching a year and a half that they were announced, but not truly announced yet.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2623 Post by Pavel » Mon May 17, 2021 1:45 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 1:38 pm
Was Beasts of no Nation on the radar from Netflix?
I don’t recall seeing such
Not really. Nice to see they're working on older Netflix titles (in this case their first original film, apparently). Hoping for The Meyerowitz Stories (and also Mank when they get around to the 2020 releases)

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2624 Post by movielocke » Mon May 17, 2021 1:49 pm

July and August both unusually light, I wonder what it is that is both big, and getting delayed several months... Citizen Kane? big filmmaker box?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#2625 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon May 17, 2021 1:53 pm

July wasn’t light, there were the standard five titles, two of which were long-time coveted releases. July also doesn’t seem to typically be a box-set month, so very normal

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