Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

The scuttlebutt on Criterion, Eclipse, and Janus Films. Lists and polls are STRONGLY discouraged.
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DeprongMori
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1551 Post by DeprongMori » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:05 pm

Re: Boy. I know it has been a Janus Films title for some time, but for some reason it is no longer listed on their web site. I checked under “Boy”, “Shonen”, and “Oshima”. I could have sworn it was there some months back.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1552 Post by CJG » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:09 pm

I'm pretty sure it was streaming on Filmstruck.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1553 Post by Big Ben » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:49 pm

Boosmahn wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Roscoe wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:55 pm
BOY -- Oshima. I can hope, right?
This looks good. Have there been any rumors of this or any other Oshima films getting the restoration rounds recently?
Someone talking about Oshima! Criterion has the rights to the Youth Trilogy Films, A Town of Love and Hope, Boy, The Man Who Left His Will on Film, Diary of a Shinjuku Thief, Dear Summer Sister and The Ceremony. Oshima was better known for his most transgressive films which is a shame because I've always felt his best films were not the best known ones. Boy is one of his best and is an exceptionally moving film. I cannot fathom why Criterion hasn't put it out yet. His best film for my money is The Ceremony which is sort of a perverse inversion of something Ozu would have made. Sort of like Imamura's The Profound Desire of the Gods but significantly smaller in scope. I am unsure about the rights to Taboo but I think that would make a good mid tier release. I don't think it's a masterpiece by any means but it's an important film as it dealt openly with gay relationships among samurai. It feels like almost like an apology at times, with shots that could have come straight from Mizoguchi (The film even refrences the book Ugetsu is based on.). Boy however remains the one I think that has the most marketing potential. It's an immensely moving film from a filmmaker who more often than not is overtly cynical.

You DO NOT however want to see Max, Mon Amour though which I can proudly state is one of the most bizarre misfires I've ever seen in my very short life. It's essentially a straight faced film about a woman falling in love with a chimp. Like without any surrealism.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1554 Post by andyli » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:44 am

Speaking of Oshima, Carlotta has issued a box set back in 2015 with Boy, The Ceremony and Death by Hanging in Blu. Those are genuine HD masters so I figured Criterion would get them out sooner than later. Yet more three years have passed and we still have only Death by Hanging, so Criterion might be waiting on some further restoration work.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1555 Post by Roscoe » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:03 am

DeprongMori wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:05 pm
Re: Boy. I know it has been a Janus Films title for some time, but for some reason it is no longer listed on their web site. I checked under “Boy”, “Shonen”, and “Oshima”. I could have sworn it was there some months back.
THE CEREMONY isn't there either, and the titles in the Eclipse Box are missing too. Oh no. And yet they were all on the late FilmStruck.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1556 Post by jwd5275 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:10 am

The films from the Eclipse set are on the Janus site. Just search 'Oshima' and you will find everything they have put out on physical media by him.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1557 Post by Roscoe » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:29 am

So is the Janus site only devoted to films they put out on physical media, or is it the entirety of their holdings -- where's BOY and THE CEREMONY?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1558 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:42 pm

I'm pretty sure the Janus site only lists films for which they can provide screening materials. That doesn't mean their other holdings can't be booked, just that the exhibitor would have to make other arrangements for a print/DCP/whatever. An Oshima series held here earlier this year consisted entirely of titles held by Janus but the prints were mostly obtained from elsewhere (including a 16mm copy of Night and Fog in Japan).

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1559 Post by Roscoe » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:26 pm

The Magic Flute is listed for March now.

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1560 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:33 pm

Wow, this has to be the first time in years they've actually posted announcements early

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1561 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:10 pm

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1562 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:20 pm

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One Sings, and the other Doesn't
The Grand Budapest Hotel
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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1563 Post by KJones77 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:45 pm

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1564 Post by movielocke » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:53 pm

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Let the sunshine in
The heiress
An angel at my table
Diamonds in the New Years clue Czech new wave eclipse set

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1565 Post by dwk » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:12 pm

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1566 Post by Buttery Jeb » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:16 pm

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1567 Post by Omensetter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:06 am

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Europa Europa
One Sings, the Other Doesn't

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1568 Post by andyli » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:07 am

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1569 Post by criterionsnob » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:43 am

The Koker Trilogy
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An Angel at My Table upgrade

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1570 Post by Boosmahn » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:53 am

I was wondering why everyone is guessing the New Year's Doodle clues, but noticed that all four April 2018 titles were hinted at in the drawing as well...

Diamonds of the Night (sooner rather than later due to that Second Run release)
An Angel at My Table upgrade
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Let the Sunshine In

Last we heard of Ratcatcher, didn't the director say she would work with Criterion on an upgrade but hadn't been contacted yet?

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1571 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:39 am

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1572 Post by Calvin » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:16 am

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1573 Post by Malickite » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:30 am

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1574 Post by Bressonaire » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:46 am

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Re: Quarantined Monthly Guessing Thread

#1575 Post by Clarence » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:50 am

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