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post #6801 of 6812
Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

However, if you bought the Twin Peaks Entire Mystery blu-ray set, there's no need to get FWWM. I think the Criterion has a new Sheryl Lee interview and maybe a couple of other things, but I think everything else is the same as the Entire Mystery disc.

 

Can anyone confirm or deny that the Criterion FWWM blu-ray audio is or isn't the same mix from the MISSING PIECES blu-ray box set? The image quality on the box set's FWWM was top-notch but I found the sound lacking (listening to the 7.1 mix through a 5.1 system).

 

When compared to the New Line Home Video LaserDisc from 1992, the LD non-compressed audio was actually much stronger and surround-aggressive, really. I'm considering picking up Criterion's FWWM disc, but only if the audio is a marked improvement over the MISSING PIECES box version. 

post #6802 of 6812
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Originally Posted by Engineer View Post

 

When compared to the New Line Home Video LaserDisc from 1992, the LD non-compressed audio was actually much stronger and surround-aggressive, really. I'm considering picking up Criterion's FWWM disc, but only if the audio is a marked improvement over the MISSING PIECES box version. 

This review quoted this, from the notes:

 

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 Supervised by director David Lynch, this digital transfer was scanned from the 35mm original camera negative by MK2 at Eclair Laboratories in Vanves, France, and restored in 4K resolution at CBS Television City in Hollywood. The 7.1 surround soundtrack was created in 2014 by recording mixer Dean Hurley and Lynch at the director's own Asymmetrical Studio in Los Angeles.

So, it seems like it's the same one as the one from the box set. Speaking of, it appears that set might be out of print? It's going for $158 on Amazon.

post #6803 of 6812
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

This review quoted this, from the notes:


 
So, it seems like it's the same one as the one from the box set. Speaking of, it appears that set might be out of print? It's going for $158 on Amazon.

The US version is OOP, but you can buy the British set (which is region-free) for less than $28 brand new on Amazon, with Prime shipping.
post #6804 of 6812

That's what I did!  All hail region-free!

post #6805 of 6812

February Criterions Announced:

 

- Night of the Living Dead

- Tom Jones

- The Hero

- An Actor's Revenge

 

Two other upcoming releases that aren't dated yet - Silence of the Lambs and Elevator to the Gallows.

 

 

NotLD has some pretty great extras:

 

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  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
  • New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary R. Streiner, and presented uncompressed on the Blu-ray
  • Night of Anubis, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film
  • New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
  • Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
  • New piece featuring Russo about the commercial and industrial-film production company where key Night of the Living Dead filmmakers got their start
  • Two audio commentaries from 1994, featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor
    Judith O’Dea, and more
  • Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
  • New programs about the editing, the score, and directing ghouls
  • New interviews with Gary R. Streiner and Russel W. Streiner
  • Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans
post #6806 of 6812

I'm showing SOTL and ETTG for February as well.  At least, they indicate to be as such in the email that I received.

post #6807 of 6812

Criterion updated their page; SOTL will be out 2/13, and Elevator will be out 2/6.

 

post #6808 of 6812

Don't forget ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS.  That film is a thing of beauty.

post #6809 of 6812
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Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
 

Don't forget ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS.  That film is a thing of beauty.

I didn't.

 

It looks like ETTG will have the same cover as the DVD.

post #6810 of 6812

Looks like there are a few updates for SOTL from their older Criterion DVD (which I own):

 

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    • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
    • Audio commentary from 1994 featuring director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas
    • New interview with critic Maitland McDonagh
    • Thirty-five minutes of deleted scenes
    • Interview from 2005 with Demme and Foster
    • Inside the Labyrinth, a 2001 documentary
    • Page to Screen, a 2002 program about the adaptation
    • Scoring “The Silence,” a 2004 interview program featuring composer Howard Shore
    • Understanding the Madness, a 2008 program featuring interviews with retired FBI special agents
    • Original behind-the-scenes featurette
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin along with, in the Blu-ray edition, a new introduction by Foster; an account of the origins of the character Hannibal Lecter by author Thomas Harris; and a 1991 interview with Demme
post #6811 of 6812

Man, I love the Miles Davis score to ETTG so much...

 

 

post #6812 of 6812

FYI, for those with Filmstruck, they just put the entire FWWM Blu, with extras, on their Criterion Channel.

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