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The Criterion Collection
« on: May 07, 2008, 05:56:07 PM »
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Our first Blu-ray discs are coming! We’ve picked a little over a dozen titles from the collection for Blu-ray treatment, and we’ll begin rolling them out in October. These new editions will feature glorious high-definition picture and sound, all the supplemental content of the DVD releases, and they will be priced to match our standard-def editions.

Here’s what’s in the pipeline:

The Third Man
Bottle Rocket
Chungking Express
The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Last Emperor
El Norte
The 400 Blows
Gimme Shelter
The Complete Monterey Pop
Contempt
Walkabout
For All Mankind
The Wages of Fear

Alongside our DVD and Blu-ray box sets of The Last Emperor, we’ll also be putting out the theatrical version as a stand-alone release in both formats, priced at $39.95. Our Blu-ray release of Walkabout will be an all-new edition, featuring new supplements as well as a new transfer; we will also release an updated anamorphic DVD of Nicolas Roeg’s outback masterpiece at the same time.

Awesome.
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Re: Criterion's first BluRay
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 06:01:58 PM »
Yeah, i just got that email too. Now I'll have to get that Blu-ray I've been avoiding. Wooooo Third Man!
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Re: Criterion's first BluRay
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 06:04:09 PM »
Just got this as well.

Chungking Express!!
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Re: Criterion's first BluRay
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 06:06:38 PM »
Bottle Rocket, Chungking Express and El Norte are the only new ones, right?
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Re: Criterion's first BluRay
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 06:11:13 PM »
I believe so.  Bottle Rocket has been rumored forever, and as announced as upcoming a few months ago.  I'd never heard anything about Chungking Express though.

I really hope they use the Tarantino introduction from the Miramax DVD.
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Re: Criterion's first BluRay
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 06:13:05 PM »
I watched that intro a couple of weeks ago when I saw the film a couple of weeks back.

Chungking Express + Criterion + Blu-Ray = recipe for success?

I would like to think so. Now I just gotta buy one of those damn things.

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Re: Criterion's first BluRay
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 06:16:03 PM »
It might be the most annoying special feature on any DVD ever.
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Re: Criterion's first BluRay
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008, 06:17:33 PM »
I'm so glad I didn't buy that The Third Man DVD. It's been on my list for a very long time.
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Re: Criterion's first BluRay
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2008, 06:21:06 PM »
I already have the two previous versions, don't think I'll be getting the Blu-Ray.  The 400 Blows is the only other one I already have.

I've been wanting to buy Contempt for awhile, I'm glad I waited.
 
I really like that they're going to be priced the same regardless of format, though.
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Re: Criterion's first BluRay
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2008, 06:23:51 PM »
It might be the most annoying special feature on any DVD ever.

Yeah, seriously.