December 24, 2005

Happy Jesus Day, everyone!
don't forget to repent.

the Ultimate Sin!! so yesterday i finally put down some cash for the Sin City - Recut & Extended set. imagine my dismay when i opened it up today and was unable to find the advertised DTS track! canadian distributor Alliance Atlantis thought it would be a good idea to take out the track to put in the french Dolby Digital 5.1 track. i understand that but i would've liked to have a choice. maybe put out two versions. hey, wait a minute -- i thought i understood the inclusion of the french track since we're a billingual country -i hate dubs but i understand it- but the track is only on the theatrical cut (understandably so, they couldn't re-dub the new scenes on the new cut) which was already available on the first edition of the dvd! the new set doesn't have anything new on it, french-wise -- the extras aren't even french-subbed!! so the entire set is english-only (save for a couple of spanish subs on the extras) but they took out the DTS track to include a french one that was already available on the old one dvd??? FUCK!! what a fucking waste! i'm pissed. okay - if you got feel cheated like me, please consider contacting Alliance Atlantis and ask them to put out a DTS version, and maybe have an exchange program set up. that would not only be cool, but also incredibly fair to their consumers. thank you.

oh fuck. Martha Wainwright fucking loves us. she's coming back in about 3 weeks to do a show in the same small cabaret-style venue we saw her in this summer!

upcoming Criterion releases i forgot to mention these past few months:

THE BAD SLEEP WELL Akira Kurosawa, 1960
YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (2 discs) John Ford, 1939
THE VIRING SPRING Ingmar Bergman, 1960
THE COMPLETE MR. ARKADIN (3 discs) Orson Welles, 1955
THE CHILDREN ARE WATCHING US Vittorio De Sica, 1944
LA BÊTE HUMAINE Jean Renoir, 1938
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (2 discs) Robert Hammer, 1949
METROPOLITAN Whit Stillman, 1990
3 FILMS BY LOUIS MALLES Box Set:
LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR (Murmur of the Heart) Louis Malle, 1970
LACOMBE, LUCIEN Louis Malle, 1974
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS Louis Malle, 1987
VIRIDIANA Luis Buñuel, 1961
FISTS IN THE POCKET Marco Bellocchio, 1965

Posted by Sam | 12:29 PM |