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'Certain Women' to get a Criterion release

So I see that on September 19th, Certain Women will get a Criterion release on blu-ray and dvd.

Looking forward to this, and I must add that I really like the special features list as well as the art work on the blu-ray/dvd covers.


OK. I think I will go out and buy it. Maybe I would like it more than Equals. Equals was OK, Kristen was OK but I think she was a little underused in her role.


Personal Shopper also on Criterion to be released so I'll be looking for it soon with On Demand cable TV, then for DvD.


Yesterday, the 'Trailers from Hell' website released a very informative article/review of the upcoming Certain Women Criterion Blu-ray.

I'm not going to get into all that was written, but I will pass along the grades that TfH gave the release at the end of the article ...

On a scale of Excellent, Good, Fair and Poor, 'Certain Women' Blu-ray rates:
Movie: Excellent
Video: Excellent
Sound: Excellent
Supplements: Interview with director Reichardt, executive producer Todd Haynes and Maile Meloy, author of the stories on which the film is based; Trailer; Folding insert with an essay by critic Ella Taylor.

I'm definitely going to buy this, as well as Criterion's 'Personal Shopper' blu-ray when that one gets released in October.
It'll be interesting to see what supplements 'PS' will contain.


In my opinion, you can't go wrong with the Blu-ray transfers for Criterion releases, for I have yet to watch one of their releases which I wouldn't rate as excellent. Case in point: I recently watched Criterion's Blu-ray version of one of my all-time fave films, Seven Samurai on my UHD TV and could not believe my eyes as to how great this film looked and sounded. Sure, some scenes appeared grainy, yet overall the clarity and contrast levels of the daylight scenes as well as many of the close-up shots were phenomenal for a film that was originally released back in 1954, so understandably the transfer had to go through extensive restoration since the original negative for this film was ruined so a negative had to be created from the original fine-grain master positive using very tedious wetgate processing.

Other noteworthy Criterion Blu-ray releases that I watched over the past year and was very impressed by include The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Brazil, City Lights, Pans Labyrinth, The Big Chill, Badlands, 12 Angry Men, The Thin Red Line, Following, The Fisher King, On the Waterfront, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), A Room with a View, Easy Rider, Nashville, Mulholland Drive, Watership Down, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Dressed to Kill, The Last Emperor, Thief, Anatomy of a Murder, The Game, Rosemary's Baby, Stagecoach, Being John Malkovich, Shallow Grave, Yojimbo, Two Days, One Night and The Vanishing.