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  • Greg Ruth, the artist on the Memories of Murder cover, mentioned on twitter that it took over 32 hours over 3 or 4 days to complete and the section below took over 8 hours to complete


    • Originally posted by Andrew Monroe View Post
      I'll get Mann's THE FURIES. Great, oddball film.
      I Love it. Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston are absolutely nuts in it. Love all of Anthony Mann's westerns. Right up there with Budd Boetticher as my favorites.

      Originally posted by Derrick King View Post
      Greg Ruth, the artist on the Memories of Murder cover, mentioned on twitter that it took over 32 hours over 3 or 4 days to complete and the section below took over 8 hours to complete
      Greg Ruth did an incredible graphic novel written by Ethan Hawke a couple years back called INDEH: The Story of the Apache Wars.

      "When I die, I hope to go to Accra"


      • UK slate for April 2021 was a little late being announced, I suspect because there is some delays with the planned UK release of the WKW boxset (so it isn't part of the month's releases). Anyway, April 2021:
        The Darjeeling Limited (the 3rd Fox title released in the UK, following The Grand Budapest Hotel & Kagemusha)
        Secrets & Lies


        • May 4

          May 11
          Fast Times at Ridgemont High

          Merrily We Go to Hell

          May 18
          Flowers of Shanghai

          May 25
          Nightmare Alley


          • NIGHTMARE ALLEY, Hell yes! Can't wait for this one. Still pretty unsettling and grim. I haven't seen MERRILY WE GO TO HELL but it sounds interesting - one of the earlier studies of the impacts of alcoholism. And Sylvia Sidney is always terrific, she really shines in these sorts of roles (she marries March knowing he has a drinking problem).
            I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.


            • Someone that seems to work for Crowe's company posts on the Blu-ray forums and he said that
              PSS. This is Amy's preferred version of the film which means it has one slight change...the reframing of Mike Damone (Robert Romanus) during the pool house scene. This was the shot that initially got Fast Times an X rating by the's back in all its glory for this release.


              • Fast Times At Ridgemont High! The cover sucks but regardless....SUPER PUMPED!!! Very much excited for the always great Nightmare Alley as well.


                • It has the TV version as well, with all of the awkward overdubs like "fuzzy nerd".
                  Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?


                  • Fucking Fast Times comes out the day before my birthday. All over it.


                    • So the guy that works for Cameron Crowe posted at the Blu-ray forum again and said that this will not have the original mono because Universal can't find it. Missing sound effects will be reinstated.

                      On the plus side, the television cut is from a new HD scan of an IP.


                      • Criterion's Lee Kline and Ryan Hullings started a podcast late last year and during the 2nd episode Kline mentions Blast of Silence is getting a Blu-ray this year.


                        • UK releases for May 2021:
                          World of Wong Kar Wai
                          Masculin féminin
                          Fast Times at Ridgemont High


                          • Some Paramount titles are now listed as OOP:
                            409 Days of Heaven
                            608 Harold and Maude
                            630 Rosemary's Baby
                            683 Nashville
                            733 La dolce vita
                            745 Don't Look Now

                            CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE (the OOP titles were at this status before being changed to OOP)
                            475 The Friends of Eddie Coyle
                            476 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (I don't think this has been available from Criterion's site for a number of years)
                            658 Medium Cool

                            ON BACK ORDER
                            452 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

                            391 If....
                            396 Ace in the Hole
                            404 Robinson Crusoe on Mars
                            415 The Naked Prey
                            435 The Furies
                            455 White Dog
                            494 Downhill Racer
                            528 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg (529 Underworld /530 The Last Command /531 The Docks of New York)
                            667 Seconds
                            704 Riot in Cell Block 11
                            904 Election
                            920 The Virgin Suicides
                            921 Moonrise
                            1037 The War of the Worlds
                            1051 The Elephant Man
                            1064 The Parallax View
                            Derrick King
                            Waterfall Puncher
                            Last edited by Derrick King; 03-03-2021, 05:24 PM.


                            • Doc heavy June slate:
                              June 8
                              The Human Condition

                              June 15
                              Streetwise/Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell

                              The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs

                              June 22
                              Visions of Eight

                              June 29
                              Pickup on South Street



                              • UK's June 2021 releases
                                The Night of the Hunter
                                Flowers of Shanghai
                                Merrily We Go to Hell