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post #2491 of 2516 Old 06-05-2014, 08:23 AM
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Remind me to pick up Thief on their next sale.

a wonderful movie... old school! the textures are clean and the blacks are BLACK!


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It appears the summer criterion sale at Barnes and Noble is underway. 50% off, etc.


At first glance I don't see all that much I am drawn to. But I am sure to be taking more than one glance.

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Already ordered Scanners, Hidden Fotress and 39 steps

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The local Costco actually had a number of criterion Blus and combos for 19.99: Seven Samurai (the only real deal), Frances Ha, the British Hitchcocks, some Wes Andersons, The Great Dictator, and a few others.

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Picked up the Beatles film, Judex, The Hidden Fortress, The Freshman, and the Late Ray Eclipse set (lotsa good content in those Eclipse sets, DVD transfers-usually quite good-notwithstanding.)

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Picked up Red River and Nashville. Looking forward to Scanners release next week.
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I haven't gone back thru this thread so I don't know if it has been mentioned but if you subscribe to Hulu Plus they have a deal with Criterion where a big chunk of their catalogue is available for streaming. Watched The Great Beauty last week and the picture and sound quality were excellent.
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This is a Criterion goes blu thread... not a criterion goes hulu thread.
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This is a Criterion goes blu thread... not a criterion goes hulu thread.
Bluhulu?
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Current Barnes & Noble 50% off Criterion Blu Rays lasts until Dec 1st. I'm glad I checked, cause Santa's gonna bring me some titles from my wish list.

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Current Barnes & Noble 50% off Criterion Blu Rays lasts until Dec 1st. I'm glad I checked, cause Santa's gonna bring me some titles from my wish list.

I got everything I wanted last 50% sale... they need more reconditioned titles asap.
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I got the notification email on Tuesday, 11/10/15 that the B&N Criterion 50% off sale is in effect!
I'm looking to buy Thief, Postwar Kurosawa and Mulholland Dr. this go around.

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Another example of what was claimed as nothing wrong with it, the old BD release turned out to be indeed botched:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Gr...//#Screenshots

If you look at the image with Hoffman in the pool, the cloth and the mat he is on now has fine detail while in the older release they looked like mush.

In some shots the film grain has an odd vertical appearance but a minor quibble. Hope caps-a-holic features this new release.
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This better shows off the big improvement with the Graduate: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-r...te_blu-ray.htm
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Another example of what was claimed as nothing wrong with it, the old BD release turned out to be indeed botched:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Gr...//#Screenshots

If you look at the image with Hoffman in the pool, the cloth and the mat he is on now has fine detail while in the older release they looked like mush.

In some shots the film grain has an odd vertical appearance but a minor quibble. Hope caps-a-holic features this new release.
I am somewhere in the middle. While one can enjoy the blue color, it also seems to screw up the whites with a blue tint. However, there is no question there is also a dull green look that messes with the original flesh tones. While I see nice improvements in the new version, I can't hep but feel they took it a little too far.
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For anybody who needs more convincing that Criterion's edition of Graduate has more detail and for me better color grading:

http://caps-a-holic.com/c_list.php?c=1712
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Anyone know when Criterion may add UV to their titles? Seems like a significant loss of revenue for them.
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Anyone know when Criterion may add UV to their titles? Seems like a significant loss of revenue for them.
How is Criterion losing revenue? What independent label has UV with the BDs?
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How is Criterion losing revenue? What independent label has UV with the BDs?
Maybe that is it, they are not a manufacturer of content so they do not have the ability to offer UV? My comment about losing revenue could have been phrased better. Maybe a better way to state it would have been a lost opportunity for additional revenue on their existing catalog like the Big 6 offer. There appears to be a significant market for UV, and with it access to a new audience that would be accessible without having to acquire new content.
This question was not intended as a slight towards Criterion, I purchase all their BDs, I was simply asking if anyone had heard of any plans to offer UV in the future?
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My comment about losing revenue could have been phrased better. Maybe a better way to state it would have been a lost opportunity for additional revenue on their existing catalog like the Big 6 offer. There appears to be a significant market for UV, and with it access to a new audience that would be accessible without having to acquire new content.
I still do not see where this 'revenue' would come from. I am not aware of a 'significant market' for UV ether.
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I still do not see where this 'revenue' would come from. I am not aware of a 'significant market' for UV ether.

Thanks Wuther, I don't want to interrupt this thread or take it off its course. If you will google UV cinema you will find numerous companies supporting a secondary market for UV, along with all the (Big 6) studios. As I'm sure you are aware, many people are choosing streaming over discs, UV providing a way to own and keep your movies in the clouds with the convenience of streaming. Streaming may be the fastest growing market for the consumption of movie content and a market completely un-served by Criterion, maybe for the reasons you express. I purchase many of my non Criterion titles these days as UV instead of purchasing the disc, and probably no need to expound on the benefits this format offers over disc. BD is still superior in quality, but for many consumers High Def UV is good enough. Like you, I want the very best quality possible, but I do not think we are in the majority. Criterion currently offers its titles on HULU at a similar quality to streaming.


People who are not choosing to watch a movie from a disc can still purchase the disc with UV, watch the UV, and share the disc with a friend. This demographic may not have purchased the disc if it did not have UV. Others could simply buy the UV at some price from Criterion, this could include its extensive back catalog. Criterion would not have to acquire new content, nor incur production costs for the disc. So Criterion could generate revenue from and gain access to a new market that is currently closed to them. In addition, a previous marketing partner Kaliedescape is now closed to them as their online store is exclusively based on UV, so that source of sales is now gone. Their store is supported by 5 of the Big 6 studios so obviously they see a financial reason to offer this format in addition to BD.


There must be a reason the Big 6 studios bundle UV with their discs, it must make sense financially for them to do it. Likewise there must also be a reason Criterion has not or can not go down this road. Maybe it is contractual? Was just wondering if anyone had heard if or when Criterion may offer this format and this seemed to be a good place to ask.


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Thanks Wuther, I don't want to interrupt this thread or take it off its course. If you will google UV cinema you will find numerous companies supporting a secondary market for UV, along with all the (Big 6) studios. As I'm sure you are aware, many people are choosing streaming over discs, UV providing a way to own and keep your movies in the clouds with the convenience of streaming.
You should be asking this in the streaming sub-forum. It is pointless in the blu-ray sub-forum.
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There must be a reason the Big 6 studios bundle UV with their discs, it must make sense financially for them to do it. Likewise there must also be a reason Criterion has not or can not go down this road. Maybe it is contractual? Was just wondering if anyone had heard if or when Criterion may offer this format and this seemed to be a good place to ask.
Because Criterion has to license movies from other entities that own them, I assume that the contracts are specific to each medium. Just because Criterion has the DVD and Blu-ray rights doesn't mean they can also do UV. The original studios may be saving that for themselves.

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Most consumers don't care about UV and don't use it and the Criterion demographic certainly does not, as Criterion films are already available to stream via Hulu.
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Most consumers don't care about UV and don't use it and the Criterion demographic certainly does not, as Criterion films are already available to stream via Hulu.
Yeah one of the main points about Criterion is film grain aplenty which probably gets degraded with UV and Hulu if not wiped out completely in the streaming 'master' like Ultraflix does.
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