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Just added two new Criterion movies to the library...

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the story of floating weeds is a two setter. One disc has the original first film mad in the 30's, then disc two features the directors 1960's re-make of 1930's version ...Just watched the first hour of the 60's title and the movie is hilarious and beautifully done. I know the subtitles don't do the actual lines justice, but I think Criterion is a stickler for getting things done well. Gonna finish this one later on today.

Also, Stray Dogs was recommended to me by a friend who says his pops watched this movie over in Japan while being stationed out their. His pops insists that the movie is good. Hell, Kurosawa and Mifune together is a sure hit. I cant say that Ive seen any Kurosawa movies other than DREAMS that wasn't a period film dealin with ass whoopin sword play in ancient fuduel Japan. Stray Dogs is a crime thriller that takes place in post-war Japan. Mifune is a cop who gets his gun stolen and used throughout the movie to do horrible crimes. Supposedly the movie is about him trying to just get his gun back...Sounds dope as all hell. Later on im gonna get my mind right and sit down to this one cause shit sounds of the cliff...

Anyone else peep these flics? Any other Criterion joints I need to keep my eyes out for?


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the story of floating weeds is a two setter. One disc has the original first film mad in the 30's, then disc two features the directors 1960's re-make of 1930's version ...Just watched the first hour of the 60's title and the movie is hilarious and beautifully done. I know the subtitles don't do the actual lines justice, but I think Criterion is a stickler for getting things done well. Gonna finish this one later on today.


not to mention the incredible Roger Ebert commentary
Ozu is one of the greats, if you like that, get everything else he has out on Criterion (Tokyo Story, Early Summer, Good Morning)

As far as any other Criterion releases, I mean, what SHOULDNT you get?
They only put out amazing DVDs. Nothing else.

From your 2 selections it looks like you're kinda leaning towards Japanese movies, so I'd recommend any Seijun Suzuki criterion release (Youth of the Beast, Fighting Elegy, Branded to Kill), or more recently Criterion released Ko Nakahira's "Crazed Fruit", or Kurosawa's "Kagemusha"

but honestly, you cant go wrong with any Criterion DVD. It just depends on what your budget is like, cause motherfuckers are expensive


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Good to see some Ozu appreciation in here. Truly a notable director. Perhaps the most Japanese of all japanese directors. I've seen a copy of the original last year and it was great. I'm interested in seeing the 60's version though.

I have'nt actually had a chance to see Stray Dogs. But Kurosawa's name speaks for itself.


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Stray Dog recently became my favourite Kurosawa film. If you like his other stuff, I can't imagine you not enjoying it.


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this looks hype just from that erie ass cover. the title alone sets it off...


whuts hood with this one?


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description from IMDB:

A brilliant surgeon, Professor Genessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young girls. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, who has been entirely spoiled in a car crash. All the experiments fail, and the victims die, but Genessier keeps trying...

sounds crazy.


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darkwingduck wrote:
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this looks hype just from that erie ass cover. the title alone sets it off...


whuts hood with this one?


It's good. I had a conversation about this movie with a friend tonight. It's not amazing or anything, but it's good. Creepy face mask, wonderful music, good atmosphere. Check it out.


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this looks hype just from that erie ass cover. the title alone sets it off...


whuts hood with this one?


It's good. I had a conversation about this movie with a friend tonight. It's not amazing or anything, but it's good. Creepy face mask, wonderful music, good atmosphere. Check it out.


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i was gonna get another critierion the other day....










but then i just decided to buy a porno instead.

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Stray Dog was released on DVD?!?!?! Criterion no less. Awesome.

Two other things.

Ozu is boring.

And Eyes Without a Face is awesome.


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ozu is boring
and stray dog isnt that great, imo.
i think high and low is pretty similar in enough ways and infinitely better.

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Stray Dog was released on DVD?!?!?! Criterion no less. Awesome.

Two other things.

Ozu is boring.

And Eyes Without a Face is awesome.


What the fuck. I specifically made a thread urging people to buy the Straw Dogs criterion dvd like two months ago. AND HAY GUESS WOT FAGOT

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Plz don't make a thread in two months acting all surprised that everybody has Point Blank and you don't.


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yer god damn right Point Blank


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yer god damn right Point Blank


And also
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but more so
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Stray Dogs is fucking ILL!! and Iv'e only watched half of it!

Criterion seems to put out the best movies...Does anyone know where I can swoop up on ROBOCOP ? I can never find that damn thing...


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I thoroughly advise you to go out and get this:

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It is my favorite Seijin Suzuki Movie.

Also all of the Kurosawa samurai movies are great.


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What the fuck. I specifically made a thread urging people to buy the Straw Dogs criterion dvd like two months ago. AND HAY GUESS WOT FAGOT

TOMORROW ==== Image

Plz don't make a thread in two months acting all surprised that everybody has Point Blank and you don't.


HELL FUCKING YEAH POINT BLANK IN WIDESCREEN FINALLY!!!


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If you're building your collection, I'd suggest you start with these:

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and The Killer, Hard Boiled, and Robocop if you're lucky enough to find them.

Just bought these two:

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I've always loved Hoop Dreams and tonight I'm going to check out Au Hasard Balthazar.


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i got the royal tannenbaums citerion collection edition..

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nice list fuk'n A. WORD UP TO CRITERION. Seventh Seal was recommended to me by my pops. May look into that one next...

Random Sample...Could you give me a layout on the whole plot theme of the Tokyo flick you recommenden in 1 or 2 sentences?

that Criterion collection shit is rediculous. I know of no one whos got that type of skrill and that type of taste in films...

I got YOJIMBO, been meanin to check SANJIRO...anyone care to comment on SANJIRO?


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straw dogs was average, at best. easily my least favorite peckinpah joint so far. seemed almost kubrick-esque really.and that aint a good look for sam, ya dig?

heres a criterion everyone and they mama NEEDS

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nice list fuk'n A. WORD UP TO CRITERION. Seventh Seal was recommended to me by my pops. May look into that one next...

Random Sample...Could you give me a layout on the whole plot theme of the Tokyo flick you recommenden in 1 or 2 sentences?

that Criterion collection shit is rediculous. I know of no one whos got that type of skrill and that type of taste in films...

I got YOJIMBO, been meanin to check SANJIRO...anyone care to comment on SANJIRO?


SanjUro is pretty good. I have to say, it's one of my least favorite Kurosawa movies, but it's still a good movie. I've seen about 15 Kurosawa movies, and they're all good though, so saying it's his worst isn't saying much.

Tokyo Drifter is dope as hell, but hard to really summarize in two sentences. I mean, basically it's about a gangster who has to get out of town and go on the run for a while until he can come back and help his boss. But if you're watching Suzuki movies for their plots... you're wasting your time. The visuals, music, and all the intangibles are all present and dope as hell. Fun ass movie.


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What is a Criteriom Collection


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What is a Criteriom Collection


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What is a Criteriom Collection


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:lol: :lol: :lol: :gyeah:


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:lol:

if it existed, I'd own it


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What is a Criteriom Collection


[i]The Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. Criterion began with a mission to pull the treasures of world cinema out of the film vaults and put them in the hands of collectors. All of the films published under the Criterion banner represent cinema at its finest. In our seventeen years, we've seen a lot of things change, but one thing has remained constant: our commitment to publishing the defining moments of cinema in the world's best digital editions.

The foundation of the collection is the work of such masters of cinema as Renoir, Godard, Kurosawa, Cocteau, Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, Fuller, Lean, Kubrick, Lang, Sturges, Dreyer, Eisenstein, Ozu, Sirk, Bu


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:lol: :lol: :lol: :gyeah:

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I have to admit tho, that Criterion collection should put more into the packaging of the movies they put out. I think there was a DVD packaging thread sometime ago and I didnt see any Criterions mentioned. I mean, for the amount of money you spend on them, I'd expect some crazy shit.

DVDs with ill packaging for examples would be FIGHT CLUB, MEMENTO, among others.


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well, they dont go crazy with packaging, but in terms of cover art, they're number one, no doubt.


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