Criterion 2016 Clues

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  1. satans-sadists

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    I saw Criterion's restoration of John Waters' Multiple Maniacs last night and the clarity was astonishing. Looking forward to an eventual blu-ray announcement, but I assume that will be some time in 2017.

    Waters also may have accidentally let slip that they have restored several other movies of his. It was either that or he was saying they have restored his films in the past. He wasn't exactly clear. I would love his library up to Polyester on Criterion.
     
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    Awesome.

    Warner's opened up a bit to Criterion, and since John Water's films are technically with New Line they may feel even more comfortable letting another outlet handle them.

    But then again John's got quite a few short films and feature length films before we even get to Pink Flamingos, so he could be talking about a variety of restoration possibilities.
     
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    I'm on board for any early Water's films. Would love to see Desperate Living get a blu treatment.
     
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    I almost bought this film this past weekend. Can anybody here tell me if you have seen this film or if you recommend it?

    How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally absurd and nightmarish, House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet. Never before available on home video in the United States, it’s one of the most exciting cult discoveries in years.

    This is the description on the IMDB and the back of the case.
     
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    Good god, buy it NOW. A must have in any horror collection. Words can't describe how unbelievably weird it is
     
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    I am going to get it this weekend. The 50% sale lasts til Nov 28th - I might just pick up Blood Simple as well. Do you recommend Repulsion? I want it on blu by my local store only had the dvd version. Plus, with my B& N card, I can get any of these on blu for $17.99. Paff-you made me laugh out loud. ;)
     
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    HAUSU is fucking amazing. I love it. I don't think you will be disappointed.
     
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    I agree with Paff that this is a really wild movie. But, be prepared, it is not a traditional horror movie. It was "co-written" by the director's 10-year old daughter and it has the flow of a child's fever dream. So, it can get more than a little silly at times. However, if you can fall in with the imaginative imagery that will simply assault your eyes and brain, it is a real treat.

    I only mention this because I first watched it with a group of friends and the more "conservative" of them really hated the film.

    Repulsion, however, is still a masterpiece and that one I can not recommend highly enough
     
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    Hold on guys, there were a LOT of disappointed viewers when Hausu first came on the Criterion scene, so it's clearly not a must buy in any stretch of the imagination.

    It's very Japanese and it's very weird. So it's very weird very Japanese. There's also no dubbed version so it's pure subtitles.

    With that said, Evil Dead 2 is a pretty close comparison. Switch out everything about it that's overly American and switch it with overly Japanese and you get a pretty close approximation.

    If you have doubts I don't recommend buying it. But if the unconventional is your bread and butter then it's worth the price of admission.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys. Hell, for $17.99 on blu, I think I will take a chance and pick it up. It's 50% off, plus I get another 10% with my member card. Do you guys like Blood Simple? I saw it ages ago and don't remember a lot, but everybody seems to fucking love it.
     
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    It's my second favorite Coen brothers film behind The Man Who Wasn’t There. I give Blood Simple my highest recommendation.
     
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