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  • #16
    I have not, I don't really know very much about it.
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    • #17
      Well it is Swedish, and it is very good. So there. Case closed. Buy it.
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      • #18
        So it has much in common with the War Dog then?
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        • #19
          So they officially announced Godzilla for DVD/Blu-ray today:

          New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
          Audio commentary by David Kalat (A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series)
          New high-definition digital restoration of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, Terry Morse's 1956 reworking of the original, starring Raymond Burr
          Audio commentary for Godzilla, King of the Monsters by Kalat
          New interviews with actor Akira Takarada (Hideto Ogata), Godzilla performer Haruo Nakajima, and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
          Interview with legendary Godzilla score composer Akira Ifukube
          Featurette detailing Godzilla's photographic effects
          New interview with Japanese-film critic Tadao Sato
          The Unluckiest Dragon, an illustrated audio essay featuring historian Greg Pflugfelder describing the tragic fate of the fishing vessel Daigo fukuryu maru, a real-life event that inspired Godzilla
          Theatrical trailers
          New and improved English subtitle translation
          PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman

          Due out 1/24/2012.
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          • #20
            I'm not a big fan of the cover, but here it is.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Ian Jane View Post
              So it has much in common with the War Dog then?
              In a way yes, but it is not a gory film at all. It does contain nudity though.
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              • #22
                The Barnes & Noble 50% Criterion sale has started, runs through 11/24.
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                • #23

                  Reviews for Tokyo Drifter and Branded To Kill, and for The Lady Vanishes.

                  I am all over those Suzuki discs.
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                  • #24
                    First review I've seen for the upcoming Gojira/Godzilla Blu-ray:

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                    • #25
                      I recently got The Lady Vanishes.


                      • #26
                        In case anyone's interested:

                        From today's CC newsletter:

                        Happy Valentine's Day! We're having a holiday sale at, and we wanted you to know that it's about to begin. Starting today at noon EST, all in-stock Blu-rays and DVDs will be 50% off the suggested retail price (SRP) at for twenty-four hours. Just enter the promotional code SWAK on your shopping cart page to apply the discount.

                        If you're looking for ways to explore titles in the collection, check out a selection of great film noirs, samurai movies, and collector's sets. And since it's Oscar season, look at our array of Academy Award winners, from Hamlet to Howards End to The Last Emperor.

                        The code expires at noon tomorrow, so don't delay!
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                        • #27
                          May releases just announced:

                          La Haine
                          Being John Malkovich
                          Certified Copy
                          Eclipse Series: Up All Night With Robert Downey Sr.
                          Summer Interlude
                          Summer With Monika
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                          • #28
                            July titles announced:

                            Down By Law (July 17th, 2012):
                            -High-definition digital restoration
                            -Uncompressed monaural soundtrack
                            -Thoughts and reflections on the making of the film from director Jim Jarmusch in 2002
                            -Interview with director of photography Robby Mí¼ller from 2002
                            -Footage from the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, including a press conference featuring Jarmusch and actors John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, and Nicoletta Braschi, and an interview with Lurie, with commentary
                            -Sixteen outtakes
                            -Music video for Tom Waits's cover of Cole Porter's "It's All Right with Me," directed by Jarmusch
                            -Q&A with Jarmusch in which he responds to fans' questions
                            -Recordings of phone conversations between Jarmusch and Waits, Benigni, and Lurie
                            -Production Polaroids and location stills
                            -Isolated music track
                            -Optional French dub track, featuring Benigni
                            -An essay by critic Luc Sante

                            Metropolitan (July 24th, 2012):
                            -Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Whit Stillman and cinematographer John Thomas
                            -Uncompressed monaural soundtrack
                            -Audio commentary by Stillman, editor Christopher Tellefsen, and actors Chris Eigeman and Taylor Nichols
                            -Rare outtakes and alternate casting, with commentary by Stillman
                            -A booklet featuring an essay by critic Luc Sante

                            The Last Days of Disco (July 24th, 2012):
                            -Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Whit Stillman
                            -5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
                            -Audio commentary featuring Stillman and actors Chloí« Sevigny and Chris Eigeman
                            -Four deleted scenes with commentary by Stillman, Eigeman, and Sevigny
                            -Audio recording of Stillman reading a chapter from his book The Last Days of Disco, with Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards
                            -Behind-the-scenes featurette
                            -Stills gallery with captions by Stillman
                            -Original theatrical trailer
                            -An essay by novelist David Schickler

                            Le Havre (July 31st, 2012):
                            -New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Aki Kaurismí¤ki
                            -5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
                            -New interview with actor André Wilms
                            -Cannes Film Festival press conference from 2011, featuring cast and crew
                            -French television interview with Kaurismí¤ki, Wilms, and actors Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Kati Outinen
                            -Concert footage of Little Bob, the rock group featured in the film
                            -New English subtitle translation
                            -A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Sicinski
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                            • #29
                              Guys, apologies for asking dumb, tangentially related questions: does anyone know how to replace a damaged Criterion blu case? My copy of The Double Life of Veronique has superficial damage to the case, but as they seem to use custom packaging, it's not clear to me how to replace it. I have contacted Criterion themselves but don't have high hopes.


                              • #30
                                August Releases:

                                La Promesse
                                Eclipse Series #35: Maidstone And Other Films By Norman Mailer

                                Details here.

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