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UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011




Egbert Souse posted:

CriterionCast says Harold Lloyd's The Freshman should be out in 2014.
I was hoping Speedy was next since the Hulu version doesn't look nearly as good as Safety Last.

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Egbert Souse
Nov 6, 2008



UltimoDragonQuest posted:

I was hoping Speedy was next since the Hulu version doesn't look nearly as good as Safety Last.

It will look great when it's remastered. Speedy has an original camera negative, but I remember it having some odd shrinkage issues. All the transfers made for the original box set were 1080i off the UCLA restorations. Safety Last! was 2K off Lloyd's nitrate print. The Freshman will probably be from UCLA's preservation elements since it had to be pieced from several sources.

friendo55
Jun 28, 2008



THE B&N sale seems pretty quiet this year, probably thanks to that huge Amazon sale not too long ago?
The online rollout for this sale is crawling along here too - just searched through a few films and Night of the Hunter & Godzilla both aren't yet listed at the sale price.

I guess I will wait to go to a retail store before getting anything online!

Spatulater bro!
Aug 19, 2003

Punch! Punch! Punch!



Ah, my favorite time of the year. As a child I had Christmas, as an adult I have the B&N Criterion sale.

Picked up on blu-ray: Rashomon, Safety Last, Three Colors Trilogy, Lord of the Flies. I'm sure this won't be my last order.

Asnorban
Jun 13, 2003

Professor Gavelsmoke




Heading out to grab some at lunch. Definitely getting Kagemusha, Brazil, Badlands and America Lost and Found. And probably one of House, World on a Wire, Two-Lane Blacktop, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Ministry of Fear or Tokyo Drifter. Any thoughts or must-avoids on that list?

I spend so much time managing my wishlist and trying to whittle it down to what to purchase during each sale. Love / hate it.

FreudianSlippers
Apr 12, 2010

Shooting and Fucking
are the same thing!



Why the heck are the Criterion blu-rays locked to the cursed Region A? :argh:


I suppose I should be thankful since I just spent a fortune on DVDs and it would have been even more expensive had I bought blu-rays.

fix yr hearts
Feb 9, 2011

things you cannot touch:
my heart


Ugh, sucks that I really need to save my money for moving expenses right now.

robix smash
Jul 21, 2003

Mario is Missing

Might be able to grab one this time, but I just had to replace my motherboard, cpu and power supply, so things are tight. Safety Last, Late Spring and On the Waterfront would be on their way to me otherwise.

:argh:

Old Ash
Dec 29, 2012


I love this sale. Went and picked up on Blu-ray: Repo Man (a personal favorite, as much a purchase for me as for my dad), Certified Copy (just saw this on Netflix the other day - Kiarostomi is one of my new favorites), and Colonel Blimp (a total blind-buy, but I've hard good things).

I was pretty bummed that they didn't have Badlands, as that was my biggest priority, but I'll get it somehow. It definitely won't be my last trip; I've been saving up for this.

Nouvelle Vague
Feb 16, 2011

Endut! Hoch Hech!


I finally have money to blow on a blind purchase. I can't decide between Shock Corridor and Videodrome. Thoughts?

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.


:smith:



Grimey Drawer

Nouvelle Vague posted:

I finally have money to blow on a blind purchase. I can't decide between Shock Corridor and Videodrome. Thoughts?

The Blu of Videodrome is gorgeous.

Kull the Conqueror
Apr 8, 2006



I got Hunger, Double Life of Veronique, and the Qatsi trilogy. It's gonna be a fun couple of days.

Kevar
Jan 1, 2005
gimmar

I just spent all of my money on stupid car bullshit. Last November I had just lost my job. One of these Criterion sales I'll actually have some goddamn money. Someday.


But yeah, the Videodrome Blu is amazing.

E.G.G.S.
Apr 15, 2006



I ordered: Safety Last, Naked Lunch, Medium Cool, Wild Strawberries, Badlands, Repo Man all on blu-ray.

Going to order these later on this month: Summer Interlude, Summer with Monika, Trilogy of Life, Rashomon, Shoah.

Hewlett
Mar 4, 2005

"DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!"

Also, drink
and watch movies.
That's fun too.



This morning I picked up: Rushmore, The Blob, The Tin Drum, Kagemusha, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Things to Come, Safety Last! and Shoah. According to the guy at B&N, the sale is ending next Monday (the 15th), which seems like bullshit, but maybe it's only online orders that are sticking around till the 29th.

Planning on getting these later in the month: A Night to Remember, Salo, Lord of the Flies, Colonel Blimp, Richard III, Late Spring, The Phantom Carriage, Le Havre, Days of Heaven, Ride with the Devil, By Brakhage, America Lost and Found, Night of the Hunter, Eating Raoul, Jubal, Marketa Lazarova and Shock Corridor.

Hewlett fucked around with this message at 19:53 on Jul 9, 2013

TrixRabbi
Aug 20, 2010

Time for a little robot chauvinism!



Couldn't splurge this time around but I got By Brakhage and Cocteau's Orpheus on Blu-Ray. Haven't seen any of the Brakhage or Orpheus so I'm looking forward to being able to sit down to watch 'em.

GonSmithe
Apr 25, 2010

Perhaps it's in the nature of television. Just waves in space.


Just blind-bought Godzilla and 8 1/2, and pre-ordered Lord of the Flies.

I might order more if I can get my friend to give me back the $140 she owes me.

Oh god my wallet :negative:

Good soup!
Nov 1, 2010



GonSmithe posted:

Oh god my wallet :negative:

This seriously needs to be the thread title because I'm looking at On the Watefront, Repo Man, The 39 Steps, about three others.

Who needs food and gas, anyway?

Robert Denby
Sep 9, 2007

ALL ANIMALS CAN SCREAM

From what I've seen of the Blu-Ray, its not a significant improvement over the Essential Art House disc, which has no extras but costs :10bux: in this sale.

Cacator
Aug 6, 2005

You're quite good at turning me on.



As someone who's more or less ambivalent towards Godard, how is Weekend?

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Cacator posted:

As someone who's more or less ambivalent towards Godard, how is Weekend?

Some people find it a weird little detour, I think it's awesome.

leokitty
Apr 5, 2005

I live. I die. I live again.

TrixRabbi posted:

Couldn't splurge this time around but I got By Brakhage and Cocteau's Orpheus on Blu-Ray. Haven't seen any of the Brakhage or Orpheus so I'm looking forward to being able to sit down to watch 'em.

Orpheus is crazy, hope you enjoy it. I almost like it more than Beauty and the Beast.

e: I am hitting up B&N tomorrow, pray for my bank account everyone :ohdear:

cloudchamber
Aug 6, 2010

You know what the Ukraine is? It's a sitting duck. A road apple, Newman. The Ukraine is weak. It's feeble. I think it's time to put the hurt on the Ukraine

Cacator posted:

As someone who's more or less ambivalent towards Godard, how is Weekend?

Which Godard movies have you seen and enjoyed? If you're expecting something like Breathless, Pierrot Le Fou or The Outsiders then don't bother because it's a world away from those moveies.

Origami Dali
Jan 7, 2005

Get ready to fuck!
You fucker's fucker!
You fucker!


As someone who is put off by most of the Godard I've seen, I think Weekend is great.

Coaaab
Aug 6, 2006

Wish I was there...


Origami Dali posted:

As someone who is put off by most of the Godard I've seen, I think Weekend is great.
Just curious, which Godards have put you off and which ones do you like?

Origami Dali
Jan 7, 2005

Get ready to fuck!
You fucker's fucker!
You fucker!


a radii hike posted:

Just curious, which Godards have put you off and which ones do you like?

I like Weekend and Alphaville. Breathless, Band of Outsiders, A Woman is a Woman, and Film Socialisme, not so much. I probably need to see Vivre sa Vie, Pierrot le Fou, and Contempt before I really know how I feel (and I'm interested in Hail Mary), but I'm in no rush.

Egbert Souse
Nov 6, 2008



Just getting Safety Last! and Wild Strawberries.

Cacator
Aug 6, 2005

You're quite good at turning me on.



cloudchamber posted:

Which Godard movies have you seen and enjoyed? If you're expecting something like Breathless, Pierrot Le Fou or The Outsiders then don't bother because it's a world away from those moveies.

I haven't seen that many now that I think about it. I only own Band of Outsiders, and didn't really care for Contempt at the time but could give it another go. But it's irrelevant now since I've decided to budget myself to under $100 and instead will go with Qatsi trilogy, In the Mood for Love and Repo Man. Although I really, really want to upgrade my copy of Brazil (still the original 3-disc set!) as well as Branded to Kill and Wings of Desire. Two Lane Blacktop is also tempting.

Edit: Actually maybe I can get comments about Two Lane Blacktop? I thought Vanishing Point was kind of hokey.

Cacator fucked around with this message at 03:53 on Jul 10, 2013

friendo55
Jun 28, 2008



friendo55 posted:

I guess I will wait to go to a retail store before getting anything online!

So I transitioned from going to Barnes & Noble to seeing Before Midnight - I haven't even taken my new Criterions out of the bag yet, the film was so good.

I picked up:
Badlands
Belle De Jour
Harakiri
The Life of Oharu
The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp
On The Waterfront
Safety Last!
Wild Strawberries

The store in Troy,Mi has such a great selection, it's going to be tough to not go back for the remainder of the sale.

FitFortDanga
Nov 19, 2004

Nice try, asshole



Today I went to Wendy's and bought:

Grilled chicken sandwich (no honey mustard)
Small chili
Diet Coke

zenintrude
Apr 7, 2008

Where we're going,
we won't need eyes to see.


FitFortDanga posted:

Today I went to Wendy's and bought:

Grilled chicken sandwich (no honey mustard)
Small chili
Diet Coke

Nice! Small chili is going OOP so that was a good pickup.

Jay Dub
Jul 27, 2009

I'm not listening
to youuuuu...


zenintrude posted:

Nice! Small chili is going OOP so that was a good pickup.

drat, guess I'll finally have to upgrade...

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


zenintrude posted:

Nice! Small chili is going OOP so that was a good pickup.

What the hell? Why would they do that?

MystOpportunity
Jun 27, 2004


Thoughts on blind-buying two or three of these on bluray? Wings of Desire; Paris, Texas; Night of the Hunter; Safety Last; Medium Cool; Naked; The Killing; Thin Red Line.

fix yr hearts
Feb 9, 2011

things you cannot touch:
my heart


My recommendations for three of those: Night of the Hunter, The Thin Red Line, and Naked.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Seriously hard to choose. If it were me - Safety Last, Night of the Hunter and Naked OR The Killing.

Old Ash
Dec 29, 2012


The Repo Man packaging is so awesome. May just be my favorite thing they've done, aesthetic-wise. It's just packed with stuff and looks so cool.

juan the owl
Oct 26, 2007

THERE'S A MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS POST!!


Cacator posted:

Edit: Actually maybe I can get comments about Two Lane Blacktop? I thought Vanishing Point was kind of hokey.

The movies are nothing alike and Two Lane Blacktop is perfect.

leokitty
Apr 5, 2005

I live. I die. I live again.

ThetaOmnikron posted:

Thoughts on blind-buying two or three of these on bluray? Wings of Desire; Paris, Texas; Night of the Hunter; Safety Last; Medium Cool; Naked; The Killing; Thin Red Line.

Wings of Desire and Safety Last are the two I'd buy if I didn't already own them.

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Cacator
Aug 6, 2005

You're quite good at turning me on.



juan the owl posted:

The movies are nothing alike and Two Lane Blacktop is perfect.

Thank god.


ThetaOmnikron posted:

Thoughts on blind-buying two or three of these on bluray? Wings of Desire; Paris, Texas; Night of the Hunter; Safety Last; Medium Cool; Naked; The Killing; Thin Red Line.

Of the ones I've seen, I'd rank them as such: The Killing, Wings of Desire, Thin Red Line, Naked, Night of the Hunter. All great movies, though. Night of the Hunter has Robert Mitchum at his best and some very interesting cinematography, but it's not something I'd rewatch often.

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