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Criterion DVD & Blu release 1/17/17


Something Wild will be released by Criterion on DVD ($29.95) and Blu-ray ($39.95) on January 17, 2017.

Here is the link to the movie's Criterion webpage for full information:

https://www.criterion.com/films/28777-something-wild

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Awesome

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So, SO excited. This is one of my favorite films, and has been so ridiculously neglected by history. Carroll Baker blew me away in this.

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One misgiving: The webpage gives the picture aspect ratio as 1.66, which is the same as old-fashioned TV. I saw Something Wild at the Film Forum in NYC, and it was projected with a somewhat wider image, maybe 1.75, which made a noticeable difference in terms of composition. Here's hoping Criterion gets it right.

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I've never actually seen this film so have no personal knowledge of its aspect ratio. And for some reason this site doesn't list the film's a.r., which is unusual.

However, Criterion is very meticulous about the proper presentation of their films, so my assumption is that their 1.66 a.r. would be the correct one. Maybe the print you saw at Film Forum was an altered one; there's no reason it couldn't have been, and on occasion FF has had to resort to alternate prints of films. Just a suggestion, since as I say I have no personal knowledge of the movie's true a.r. and there doesn't seem to be any independent information about it available. But I would bet on Criterion's getting it right.

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Got my copy - love this film. Baker and Meeker should have been nominated.

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