Tuesday, May 4, 2010

…and the Gods continue to smile upon us…

Just saw this blurb on Facebook:

We all know how secretive Criterion is when it comes to their new releases, with Apple like control of what they announce, and when it is unveiled. Whether they’re teasing at upcoming releases in their e-mail newsletter or sending out Twitpic’s with obscured images of what they’re watching, Criterion won’t usually let the cat out of the bag until they’re good and ready, and the release is well on it’s way to production.

Today, the New York Times dropped a small Criterion bomb of Gizomodo-like proportions, towards the end of their “Summer DVD” selections. We aren’t expecting the August 2010 new releases to be announced for a couple more weeks, but we now know what a couple of the titles are likely to be:

Criterion continues its season of releases on Aug. 10 with a collection of Josef von Sternberg silents, including “The Last Command” and “Underworld.”

From the brief description, it reads as if this will most likely be an Eclipse box set of Josef von Sternberg’s silent films. While they could be receiving standalone releases, the word “collection” leads me to think of Eclipse.

Man, if The Docks of New York (1928) is also included on this set…I’ll buy that for a dollar.

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1 comment:

J.C. Loophole said...

To have The Last Command with Emil Jannings and William Powell on DVD, from Criterion no less, would be spectacular.