It has been a real treat, hanging out with you all here on Film School Rejects this week, but today I head back home to CriterionCast.com. I won’t be leaving you empty handed, as there have been some excellent links, images and clips going around today that you all should certainly check out.
Earlier today, Drafthouse Films announced Trailer War:
“Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, has partnered with the American Genre Film Archive to release Trailer War, a meticulously curated feature-length program of vintage, rare 35mm coming attraction trailers. Each of the selections are presented for the first time in high-definition and most have been previously unavailable on any home video format. A theatrical tour presented in 35mm is planned for December 2012 and pre-order is available now for DVD/Blu-ray fan packs which will be available December 18th exclusively on www.DrafthouseFilms.com. “
They included an NSFW trailer (below), as well as a poster for the release (above and below).
If you’re planning on heading out to see Rian Johnson’s Looper this weekend, you’ll want to add Moises Chiullan’s latest episode of Screen Time to your podcast.
A couple days ago we saw a first look at the Blu-ray release for the Dark Knight Trilogy in the UK, and today, Warner Bros confirmed the December 4th release date for the US. Below you’ll see the artwork for the US release of The Dark Knight Rises, as well as the three film collection.
Next Tuesday, Disney is releasing Cinderella on Blu-ray, and when you open up your copy, you’ll find a couple of teases for their 2013 slate. Next spring, Disney will release Peter Pan as a Diamond Edition Blu-ray, and earlier this morning they unveiled a trailer for the high definition re-release. Next year is going to be big, since they also tease at a Fall 2013 Blu-ray release of The Little Mermaid. They’ve also hinted at a 2013 release of Aladdin as well. Can’t wait.
Jack Garfein, stopped by the Criterion Collection offices, and made off like a bandit. I’m going to assume he was there because Criterion is working on a release of his film, The Strange One.
Today marks the beginning of the New York Film Festival, and if you’re looking for a way to help commemorate, head over to Criterion’s Hulu Plus channel, where you can watch Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel. This opened the NYFF back in 1963. (You will need a Hulu Plus account to watch the film, but there are free trials)
Over on Mubi‘s Movie Poster Of The Week post, Adrian Curry collects a number of posters for films screening at the New York Film Festival, including this one for Holy Motors:
20th Century Fox finally sent out their official press release for the US release of Prometheus on Blu-ray. While there has been placeholder artwork up on Amazon for months, here are the final covers:
One of the videos that I meant to post a couple of days ago is the latest in the Super Best Friends Forever series, where our heroes face down Solomon Grundy.
There have been lots of “Simpsons in real life” posts over the years, with terrifyingly realistic interpretations of Groening’s creations. Earlier, io9 re blogged this attempt at a slightly realistic, comic illustration of some of the characters.
Thanks again for everyone who read this series of posts over the past week. Hopefully I managed to find a few things that you weren’t aware of, and maybe you found a new site to subscribe to. A big thanks to Neil and everyone here at the site for being so helpful and supportive. It’s my first attempt at writing for a site that I don’t manage, and provided some real insight into the world of a freelance web author.