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22 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Ahhh, I see it now. That must be why people were guessing The Graduate, despite the fact that it's already been released by Criterion on DVD & Blu-Ray.

My guess will be Buster Keaton's College. Though I'm probably way off base. :lol: 

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Some more guesses, and these sound legit:

The three bottles at the bottom refer to The Virgin Suicides (1999) - the labels refer to extra virgin olive oil, and they are doing a "suicide run" exercise. Plus, this movie's Criterion release in 2018 was leaked a few months ago.

The "worm in armor" is actually a capital "L" in armor, a knight's armor meaning a "sir". The film is El Sur (1983) a Spanish film from director Victor Erice.

The girl on the moon is waving a Swedish flag, not a Finnish one, and they seem to think that it's an indication that Ingmar Bergman, a favorite of Criterion and who would have been 100 in 2018, may be getting a box set of blu ray upgrades.

Finally, the mortar-boards in the distance allude to a 3-film box-set of the works of Romanian director Cristian Mungiu: 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days (2007) [count the number of mortarboards = 9], Beyond the Hills (2012) [the picture shows them literally beyond the hills], and Graduation (2016) [that one's obvious].

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CRITERION APRIL TITLES ANNOUNCED!

The Awful Truth   (1937)    April 17

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  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey
  • New video essay by film critic David Cairns on actor Cary Grant’s performance
  • Illustrated 1978 audio interview with actor Irene Dunne
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring actor Claudette Colbert and Grant
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Molly Haskell

 

The Color of Pomegranates     (1969)      April 17

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  • New 4K digital restoration, undertaken by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring critic Tony Rayns
  • New video essay on the film’s symbols and references, featuring scholar James Steffen
  • New interview with Steffen detailing the production of the film
  • Sergei Parajanov: The Rebel, a 2003 documentary about the filmmaker, featuring him and actor Sofiko Chiaureli
  • The Life of Sayat-Nova, a 1977 documentary about the Armenian poet who inspired The Color of Pomegranates
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ian Christie

 

Dead Man     (1995)    April 24

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  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New Q&A in which Jarmusch responds to questions sent in by fans
  • New readings of William Blake poems by members of the cast, including Mili Avital, Alfred Molina, and Iggy Pop
  • New selected-scene audio commentary by production designer Robert Ziembicki and sound mixer Drew Kunin
  • New interview with actor Gary Farmer
  • Deleted scenes
  • Jarmusch’s location scouting photos
  • More!
  • PLUS: Essays by critic Amy Taubin and music journalist Ben Ratliff

 

The Virgin Suicides    (1999)        April 24

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Ed Lachman and approved by director Sofia Coppola, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Coppola, Lachman, actors Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett, author Jeffrey Eugenides, and writer Tavi Gevinson
  • Making of “The Virgin Suicides,” a 1998 documentary directed by Eleanor Coppola and featuring Sofia Coppola; Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola; actors Dunst, Hartnett, Scott Glenn, Kathleen Turner, and James Woods; Eugenides; and more
  • Lick the Star, a 1998 short film by Coppola
  • Official music video for Air’s soundtrack song “Playground Love,” directed and shot by Coppola and her brother Roman Coppola
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist Megan Abbott

 

Plus a new Eclipse Series Box-Set

Eclipse Series #46: Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years      April 10

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Including:

  • The Count of the Old Town (1935)
  • Walpurgis Night (1935)
  • Intermezzo (1936)
  • Dollar (1938)
  • A Woman's Face (1938)
  • June Night (1940)

 

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I was right about “The Awful Truth” ! That’ll be one I’ll have to get. I’ll have to wait for the July Criterion sale at B&N

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CRITERION MAY TITLES ANNOUNCED!

Moonrise  (1948)    May 8

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between author Hervé Dumont (Frank Borzage: The Life and Films of a Hollywood Romantic) and film historian Peter Cowie
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Philip Kemp

 

The Other Side of Hope  (2017)    May 15

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  • New 2K digital transfer, approved by director Aki Kaurismäki, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with actor Sherwan Haji
  • Footage from the 2017 Berlin Film Festival press conference for the film, featuring Kaurismäki and the film’s actors
  • Aki and Peter, a new video essay by Daniel Raim about the friendship between Kaurismäki and film critic Peter von Bagh, to whom the film is dedicated
  • Music videos
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Girish Shambu

 

Beyond the Hills  (2012)    May 22

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  • 2K digital transfer, approved by director Cristian Mungiu, with 2.0 surround DTS‑HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Mungiu
  • The Making of “Beyond the Hills,” a documentary from 2013, produced by Mungiu
  • Press conference from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu and actors Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuţă, and Dana Tapalagă
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Doru Pop

 

Graduation  (2016)    May 22

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  • 2K digital master, approved by director Cristian Mungiu, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Mungiu
  • Press conference from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu and actors Adrian Titieni, Maria Drăguș, Mălina Manovici, and Rareș Andrici
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri

 

Midnight Cowboy  (1969)    May 29

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  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 1991 featuring director John Schlesinger and producer Jerome Hellman
  • New selected-scene commentary by cinematographer Adam Holender
  • The Crowd Around the Cowboy, a 1969 short film made on location for Midnight Cowboy
  • Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey, an Academy Award–nominated documentary from 1990 by Eugene Corr and Robert Hillmann
  • Two short 2004 documentaries on the making and release of Midnight Cowboy
  • Interview with actor Jon Voight on The David Frost Show from 1970
  • Interview from 2000 with Schlesinger for BAFTA Los Angeles
  • Excerpts from the 2002 BAFTA LA Tribute to Schlesinger, featuring Voight and actor Dustin Hoffman
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris

 

Plus Blu-ray upgrade for :

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters  (1985)    May 22

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer (Blu-ray) and restored high-definition digital transfer (DVD) of the director’s cut, both supervised and approved by director Paul Schrader and cinematographer John Bailey, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Two optional English narrations, including one by actor Roy Scheider
  • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Schrader and producer Alan Poul
  • Interviews from 2007 and 2008 with Bailey, producers Tom Luddy and Mata Yamamoto, composer Philip Glass, and production designer Eiko Ishioka
  • Interviews from 2008 with Mishima biographer John Nathan and friend Donald Richie
  • Audio interview from 2008 with coscreenwriter Chieko Schrader
  • Interview excerpt from 1966 featuring Mishima talking about writing
  • The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima, a 55-minute documentary from 1985 about the author
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kevin Jackson, a piece on the film’s censorship in Japan, and photographs of Ishioka’s sets

Au hasard Balthazar  (1966)    May 29

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  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 2005 with film scholar Donald Richie
  • “Un metteur en ordre: Robert Bresson,” a 1966 French television program about the film, featuring Bresson, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, and members of Balthazar’s cast and crew
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Plus: An essay by film scholar James Quandt
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No release dates apply yet (Probably will be in March), but Warner Archive's Facebook page is announcing Blu-ray upgrades for 3 50s titles: The horror/sci-fi The Black Scorpion (1957) and two Fritz Lang directorial efforts from 1956: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt and While the City Sleeps.

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