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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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The Awful Truth   (1937)    April 17


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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



  • 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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