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Criterion For The Final Month of 2010

Postby HGervais » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:45 am

It's like Halloween arrives in December courtesy of Criterion. And Guillermo del Toro enters the Collection!

#551-Cronos/Guillermo del Toro
New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Guillermo del Toro and cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, including optional audio with the film’s original Spanish-language voice-over introduction as well as DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
• Two audio commentaries, one featuring del Toro and the other producers Arthur H. Gorson and Bertha Navarro and coproducer Alejandro Springall
• Geometria, an unreleased 1987 short horror film by del Toro, finished by the director in 2010, plus a new video interview with him
• Welcome to Bleak House, a video tour by del Toro of his office, featuring his collectibles and personal work
• New video interviews with del Toro, Navarro, and actor Ron Perlman
• Video interview with actor Federico Luppi
• Stills gallery
• Trailer
• New and improved English subtitle translation, approved by del Toro
• PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Maitland McDonagh and excerpts from del Toro’s notes for the film


#248-Videodrome/David Cronenberg
•High-definition digital transfer of the unrated version (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack)
•Two audio commentaries: David Cronenberg and director of photography Mark Irwin, and actors James Woods and Deborah Harry
•Camera (2000), a short film starring Videodrome’s Les Carlson, written and directed by Cronenberg
•Forging the New Flesh, a new half-hour documentary featurette by filmmaker Michael Lennick about the creation of Videodrome’s video and prosthetic makeup effects
•Effects Men, a new audio interview with special makeup effects creator Baker and video effects supervisor Lennick
•Bootleg Video: the complete footage of Samurai Dreams and seven minutes of transmissions from “Videodrome,” presented in their original, unedited form with filmmaker commentary
•Fear on Film, a 26-minute roundtable discussion from 1982 between filmmakers Cronenberg, John Carpenter, John Landis, and Mick Garris
•Original theatrical trailers and promotional featurette
•Stills galleries featuring hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes production photos, special effects makeup tests, and publicity photos
•A booklet featuring essays by writers Carrie Rickey, Tim Lucas, and Gary Indiana
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Re: Criterion For The Final Month of 2010

Postby HGervais » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:48 am

Oh and individual cover artwork for Criterion's massive America: Lost & Found box set is up.
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Re: Criterion For The Final Month of 2010

Postby Andrew Forbes » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:31 pm

The Devil's Backbone is more deserving of the Criterion treatment, but beggars can't be choosers. Glad to see an official confirmation of the Videodrome release, too. It will be mine.
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Re: Criterion For The Final Month of 2010

Postby cdouglas » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:08 pm

A light month, but I'm definitely onboard for both of these. I suppose I should be grateful for limited lineup, as Criterion's September/October/November slate is going to empty my bank account.
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Re: Criterion For The Final Month of 2010

Postby Steve T Power » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:49 pm

I like Del Toro and all... but Cronos??? *wretch*.
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Re: Criterion For The Final Month of 2010

Postby Gabriel Girard » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:25 am

Steve T Power wrote:I like Del Toro and all... but Cronos??? *wretch*.

What's wrong with Cronos? I rather enjoy it myself.
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Re: Criterion For The Final Month of 2010

Postby BrettCullum » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:01 am

I think CRONOS is a fine choice! Should be one worth looking at again on Blu-ray or DVD with the Criterion treatment.

Doesn't look like much new has been added to that already stellar treatment of VIDEODROME. But then I doubt it needs much more. What a great release! I wonder if it will come in a box that makes it look like a VHS or Beta tape.
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Re: Criterion For The Final Month of 2010

Postby Andrew Forbes » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:18 am

Gabriel Girard wrote:
Steve T Power wrote:I like Del Toro and all... but Cronos??? *wretch*.

What's wrong with Cronos? I rather enjoy it myself.

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Re: Criterion For The Final Month of 2010

Postby Steve T Power » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:06 pm

Gabriel Girard wrote:
Steve T Power wrote:I like Del Toro and all... but Cronos??? *wretch*.

What's wrong with Cronos? I rather enjoy it myself.


It's probably Del Toro's weakest effort, and that's counting Blade 2.
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Re: Criterion For The Final Month of 2010

Postby Gabriel Girard » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:03 pm

Steve T Power wrote:
Gabriel Girard wrote:
Steve T Power wrote:I like Del Toro and all... but Cronos??? *wretch*.

What's wrong with Cronos? I rather enjoy it myself.


It's probably Del Toro's weakest effort, and that's counting Blade 2.


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