Criterion 2016 Clues

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  1. buck135

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    picked up this sweet 2016 release

     
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    The B&N 50% sale is coming soon, isn't it....? I need for it to happen.
     
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    It usually happens in July. Last year I believe it started right after the July 4th holiday.
     
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    It looks like the UK Eureka Blu-ray beats the Criterion as far as the transfer colors and extra go. Criterion seem to love that "teal" in some of their restorations for some reason.

    http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/174080

    http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/174065

    Review here also: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_72/fantastic_planet_blu-ray.htm

    No comparison screenshots with the Eureka Blu-ray on the DVDBeaver review, but the Eureka DVD that is has the same basic color timing.

    The Criterion looks like it might have a little more visible detail, but those colors! :eek:
     
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    Blood Simple is an excellent film. I'll definitely be double dipping on that. Cat People is a day one purchase. I've never seen Carnival of Souls. I'll bite at the right price.
     
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    Heads up for those who are going to pick up Cat People, the audio commentary by Bruce Eber which was on the Criterion laserdisc did not port over to this blu-ray. I justed picked up the laserdisc on eBay this morning for $12 (with shipping), so the price is reasonable if you are interested.
     
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    Both Valley of the Dolls movies!! It is their happening and it freaks me out!!
     
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    You won't be disappointed. :)
     
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    It's almost as good as Night of the Living Dead. And inspired it, of course.
     
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    There's no bigger selling point than that. NOTLD and Dawn are my all-time favorites.
     
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    The high price point for Criterion releases has always been justified by their acquisition of pricey supplements. So when a release comes out that is barebones, or (like in the case of Cat People) contains very little that I do not already have, it becomes really hard for me to justify spending almost $40, especially when newly remastered classic films from other companies cost a fraction of that price. As much as I love Cat People and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, I won't be upgrading at that price.
     
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    Carnival of Souls was a great Criterion DVD. I don't think I've watched it enough to justify upgrading to blu, but it is definitely a great release for those that don't already have it. Can't go wrong that one. At the moment I am content with my Beyond the Valley of the Dolls DVD, too. I'd be more likely to blind buy Cat People on account that the only version of it I own is the original soundtrack LP.
     
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    Criterion has come down a peg or two in my estimation over the past few years. Their transfers have become more and more questionable. They've started excluding alternate cuts of films and have been scaling back extras; even extras available on previous Criterion releases. Basically everything Criterion is known for is no longer true; only their excellent taste in the films themselves. If they keep heading down this path, ten years from now, we may be saying Criterion in the same breath as the fallen Anchor Bay.

    In the UK however, you have Eureka, BFi and now Arrow routinely beating Criterion out in head to head competitions. Criterion might have a rude awakening with their new UK branch.
     
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    I will always go with Arrow or Eureka! over Criterion if given the choice. I don't think they'll ever get to be like Anchor Bay though. Once Starz took over Anchor Bay they couldn't give two shits about their catalog titles at all.
     
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