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Just looked up two movies...and only available on criterion. Considering it.

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I forgot this was a thread. I added my first criterion this November and will add more as more sales come:

All About Eve, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Philadelphia Story, The Awful Truth, A Room with a View, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Elevator to the Gallows, McCabe and Mrs Miller, My Darling Clementine, To Be or Not to Be, It Happened One Night, The Thin Red Line, Notorious, Some Like It Hot 

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Anyone have The Silence of The Lambs?

I recently got it (dvd) off ebay and it has one disc and no booklet. Is that right or wrong?

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1 hour ago, The Man With No Name said:

Anyone have The Silence of The Lambs?

I recently got it (dvd) off ebay and it has one disc and no booklet. Is that right or wrong?

Did you put the lotion in the basket?

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Posted in the recently viewed movie thread, but, seeing this thread, I’ll put here too.

I’ve been getting into Criterion’s Charlie Chaplin releases lately. I bought their restorations of City Lights (4K) and Modern Times (2K) over the summer.  Just added the 4K restorations of The Kid and The Circus (the latter was just released in October).  I’ll watch some of the extras that Criterion includes, but I really just love the transfers and restorations that they do for the films.  They look incredible for movies that were released almost 100 years ago.

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Flash sale at Criterion 

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1 hour ago, Ilov80s said:

Flash sale at Criterion 

Anyone have The Samurai Trilogy? Love/ like/dislike?
Haven't seen any of the films. They all have good imdb ratings, so thinking about getting it.

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21 minutes ago, The Man With No Name said:

Anyone have The Samurai Trilogy? Love/ like/dislike?
Haven't seen any of the films. They all have good imdb ratings, so thinking about getting it.

Not really my thing. I did get the Rossellini War Trilogy.

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So I ordered another round of 10 Criterions (now at 20 after getting 10 for the Barnes and Noble 1/2 off sale this past year)

Rossellini War Trilogy (Rome Open City, Paisan, Germany Year Zero), Black Narcissus, La Dolce Vita, Throne of Blood, In the Mood for Love, The Manchurian Candidate , The 39 Steps and  The Graduate. 

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40 minutes ago, Smack Tripper said:

anyone doing the streaming service?  Do they have commentaries on there?

I want to try it but I haven’t 

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My Criterions:

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story - Blu-Ray
The American Fiend
The Breaking Point - Blu-Ray
Brute Force
Death by Hanging
Desert Hearts
Detour
Diabolique
Drunken Angel
The Four Feathers
The Killers
The Killing
La vérité
L’avventura - Blu-Ray
L’enfance nue
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A Man Escaped
Mikey and Nicky
Ministry of Fear - Blu-Ray
The Naked City
The Naked Island
Night and Fog
Night and the City
Odd Man Out - Blu-Ray
Pale Flower
Panique  - Blu-Ray
Paris, Texas - Blu-Ray
The Piano Teacher
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Rules of the Game
Rushmore - Blu-Ray
Seven Samurai
The Silence of the Lambs
Thief
The Thief of Bagdad
Two-Lane Blacktop
The Wages of Fear
Youth of the Beast

Did not buy them all.  Some acquired by other means.

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On 2/28/2020 at 6:35 PM, The Man With No Name said:

Did not buy them all.  Some acquired by other means.

Ok this is interesting. Did you steal them? Provide sexual acts for them?

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2 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

Ok this is interesting. Did you steal them? Provide sexual acts for them?

No. Trade, swap.

And yesterday I got a couple Out of Print Criterion's - The Bank Dick and The Fallen Idol

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Just now, The Man With No Name said:

No. Trade, swap.

And yesterday I got a couple Out of Print Criterion's - The Bank Dick and The Fallen Idol

Nice, like a wife swap? 

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29 minutes ago, The Man With No Name said:

Ok.

2 were gifts from women

Hell yeah

Also, saw you have The Thief of Bagdad. How does that one look? Anyones that strike you as especially good or disappointing? The criterion set-up, not the actual movie itself.  

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1 hour ago, Ilov80s said:

Hell yeah

Also, saw you have The Thief of Bagdad. How does that one look? Anyones that strike you as especially good or disappointing? The criterion set-up, not the actual movie itself.  

Thief of Bagdad looks great. Haven't watched it in some time but I believe there a few missing frames and a few scratches. It's from 1940 so you gotta expect there could be some minor flaws. And the special effects may not look great for our time, but it 1940 they were beyond excellent. Still the best print of that film from what I've read. And the extras are excellent as with all/most Criterion's. Lent to my then 25 year old niece and she enjoyed it. My first Criterion.

The Killers. Big Burt Lancaster fan.  Having never seen the movies, I first went through some of the supplements including the reading of Hemingway's short story by Stacy Keach. The original 1946 film was spot on. Among others it has a 1956 Russian student film version co directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Co written (uncredited) by John Huston. Lancaster, William Conrad, Ava Gardner, Edmund O'Brien. Supplements here are extensive and great. 
The 1964 version should not have had Hemingway's name on it imo. But it was good too.  Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson,  John Cassavetes, Claude Akins, Norman Fell. Ronald Reagan's final film ( and him playing a bad guy). This one comes from the point of view of The Killers while the original did not. My second Criterion after hearing Robert Osborne mention it on TCM.

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4 minutes ago, The Man With No Name said:

Thief of Bagdad looks great. Haven't watched it in some time but I believe there a few missing frames and a few scratches. It's from 1940 so you gotta expect there could be some minor flaws. And the special effects may not look great for our time, but it 1940 they were beyond excellent. Still the best print of that film from what I've read. And the extras are excellent as with all/most Criterion's. Lent to my then 25 year old niece and she enjoyed it. My first Criterion.

The Killers. Big Burt Lancaster fan.  Having never seen the movies, I first went through some of the supplements including the reading of Hemingway's short story by Stacy Keach. The original 1946 film was spot on. Among others it has a 1956 Russian student film version co directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Co written (uncredited) by John Huston. Lancaster, William Conrad, Ava Gardner, Edmund O'Brien. Supplements here are extensive and great. 
The 1964 version should not have had Hemingway's name on it imo. But it was good too.  Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson,  John Cassavetes, Claude Akins, Norman Fell. Ronald Reagan's final film ( and him playing a bad guy). This one comes from the point of view of The Killers while the original did not. My second Criterion after hearing Robert Osborne mention it on TCM.

Very cool.

I assumed (wrongly) that The Thief of Baghdad would be the '24 silent. I have not seen the '40 version. As for The Killers, it's a film noir that always underwhelms me. Not sure why. Though the sex appeal of Lancaster and Gardner is undeniable. 

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