Criterion and IFC

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#826 Post by ianungstad » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:40 pm

IFC has two films at Venice/Toronto getting good to excellent reviews: The Truth and True History of the Ned Kelly Gang. I could see Criterion potentially releasing both.

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#827 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:34 pm

True History of the Kelly Gang looks very interesting but I could see Criterion taking a pass on it. It doesn’t seem to be in their wheel house. They haven’t released any modern westerns (except maybe for Dead Man if you want to go back over 20 years).

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#828 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:58 am

Dead Man was made over 20 years ago?!
I feel old.

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#829 Post by dwk » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:30 pm

Jonathan Keogh mentioned on Twitter that Criterion is not going to release The House That Jack Built and he doesn't know who is going to release it.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#830 Post by domino harvey » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:58 pm

I think it’s right up Scream Factory’s alley

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#831 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:08 pm

dwk wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Jonathan Keogh mentioned on Twitter that Criterion is not going to release The House That Jack Built and he doesn't know who is going to release it.
That’s a shame. I think it’s not only von Trier’s best film but one of the best films of the decade, and has been unfairly (mis)judged by many. Hopefully a label gives it a proper release with the director’s cut intact.

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#832 Post by RSTooley » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:47 pm

At this point, I'm ready for anyone to release a damn Blu-ray already. I'll even take a garbage MPI Media release.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#833 Post by Yaanu » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:43 am

dwk wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:30 pm
Jonathan Keogh mentioned on Twitter that Criterion is not going to release The House That Jack Built and he doesn't know who is going to release it.
He also posted the now-scrapped menu loop to Vimeo.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#834 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:21 am

The music makes it feel like an early Peter Greenaway film.
For those asking, the director’s cut has been released on BD, just not in the US.

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#835 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:34 pm

ianungstad wrote:IFC has picked up the rights to Paolo Sorrentino's Loro. They will be debuting the international cut at the TIFF. (as a single feature)
Loro opens in one week (20th) and VOD the week after. Maybe a Criterion release in the winter

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#836 Post by ianungstad » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:54 pm

It will be interesting to see if Criterion releases Loro. The film got positive reviews but didn't seem to get a lot of raves or critics championing it on the festival circuit.

The international version that screened for critics clocks in at 151 minutes. In Italy, it was released as two companion features with a total running time of 204 minutes. That's a lot of cut footage. Maybe it plays even better as companion films and editing it into a singular feature wasn't the best of ideas...

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#837 Post by reaky » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:58 am

In the UK, Loro (the 151-minute cut) has just been added to Amazon Prime Video.

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#838 Post by chatterjees » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:51 pm

I have been meaning to import the Artificial Eye BD which apparently contains the international cut. I can't find any further information on the release. Are there any extra features on the disc?

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#839 Post by ianungstad » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:54 pm

IFC picks up The Painted Bird. This art house shocker had people fleeing the cinema in Venice and Toronto by the hundreds. The reviews are actually quite good . The 5 star review from The Guardian is hilarious:

One day they’ll make a film about the first public screening of The Painted Bird, inside the Sala Darsena at the 2019 Venice film festival. It will feature the man who fell full-length on the steps in his effort to escape and the well-dressed woman who became so frantic to get out that she hit the stranger in the next seat. The centrepiece will be the moment 12 viewers broke for the doors only to discover that the exit had been locked.

The film has an impressive cast with Stellan Skarsgard, Harvey Keitel, Udo Kier, Julian Sands and Barry Pepper showing up for small roles.

Will be interesting to see If Criterion will go for it.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#840 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:16 pm

Guessing they'll mark it under the same "Midnight" banner as they do everything from Lars von Trier's films to The Human Centipede

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#841 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:25 pm

I think Antichrist going out through Midnight was a legacy of the days when they were still figuring out what exactly the label should encompass (another early Midnight release: Bonello's L'Apollonide). The House That Jack Built didn't have the Midnight branding and the stuff it puts out these days looks like pretty straightforward genre titles without much discernible arthouse crossover.

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#842 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:41 pm

At least at the theater I saw The House That Jack Built's director's cut at, IFC attached a trailer for the Midnight lineup prior to the film, which included clips of The House That Jack Built

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#843 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:11 pm

I never saw the IFC release(s) of the film so I don't know how they branded the actual movie, but it's not on the Midnight section of their site and the trailer uses the standard IFC branding. Maybe it was considered for Midnight and then dropped from the line after that promo trailer was cut.

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#844 Post by Brian C » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:24 pm

I don’t believe ANTICHRIST was actually released under the Midnight banner either - the poster in the IMDB archive has the standard IFC logo on it.

ETA: as does the trailer

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#845 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:44 pm

I just assumed it was because it's listed among the Midnight titles on the website. Looking around it appears IFC didn't actually launch the Midnight label until after the film came out, so I guess it joined the line retroactively.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#846 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:47 pm

I think what we've learned is that IFC is fantastic at branding

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#847 Post by Never Cursed » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:23 pm

My screening of The House That Jack Built's director's cut also had Midnight stuff including clips of the film before the showing. Even more than that, I think it was part of IFC Midnight because most of the audience seemed surprised, duped even, by the film, which I get the impression that they were expecting to be some kind of gorefest. I will never forget the guy in front of me who stood up at the start of the end credits (right as the music cue began) and shouted "That was SO FUCKING BORING!".

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#848 Post by bottled spider » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:05 pm

Image

"Light is visible only in the darkness." Are you sure? Did you check? Maybe check one more time.

The font is rather fun, though, isn't it?

Too bad the people who deep faked the pee tape didn't take a crack at photoshopping the boy's head.

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#849 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:03 am

TARTAN LIVES

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