Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cannon Films... Meet the Criterion Collection

It occurred to me as I read this month's Criterion announcements, that the inclusion of Godfrey Reggio's POWAQQATSI in a new QATSI trilogy box set marks (and correct me if I'm wrong) the first time there's been a Cannon Films/Criterion Collection crossover.

 I kinda figured a special edition of BARFLY or Cassavetes' LOVE STREAMS would be the first, and I've long given up hope on a Criterion DEATH WISH 3, so... I'll take it!   Now, I've written about the QATSI films before, and they're really something you should all see, but it really warms my heart to see the names "Golan" and "Globus" entering the Criterion canon.

If for whatever reason you don't believe me, may I refer you to this detail from an original POWWAQATSI poster:

"a Golan-Globus production [of] a Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas presentation..."  Nice.

4 comments:

Jack Thursby said...

Criterion really need to get a sense of humour. I'm not asking for loads of inappropriate special editions but one every year on April Fools Day would be nice and make me consider buying more of their expensive products.

They could start with American Ninja and then go on from there.

Sean Gill said...

Heh, well they did release EQUINOX, and EATING RAOUL just came out this week. That being said, I could do with an AMERICAN NINJA box set, or perhaps a "Golan & Globus' 'Sho Kosugi Ninja Trilogy'" (ENTER THE NINJA, REVENGE OF THE NINJA, NINJA III).

J.D. said...

Yeah, a NINJA trilogy would be awesome. Maybe something from Cynthia Rothrock's oeuvre.

Sean Gill said...

CHINA O'BRIEN box set?