Barfly - One for the Criterion Collection?

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Funny, my Danish copy of Barfly is from Criterionfilm.dk, but I don't know if that's the same Criterion company as the American Criterion company. Maybe it's a subsidiary or daughter company of the American one.
I´ve also got a copy of the one they sell on Amazon (all regions), which is fine too. No commentator tracks though.

The link to the one on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CTJW0G/?tag=charlebukowsa-20
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Good question, Roni, since there's no explicit sex or violence in the movie.
 

zobraks

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there's no explicit sex or violence in the movie.
Call me oversensitive, but Barfly starts with a violent scene (the brawl in the alley behind the bar).
And there's some knife-stabbing, purse-hitting, car-pushing (by a car fender), and a violent female fight afterwards...
 
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Hosh

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what do they mean by the label "Mature Audiences" on the cover?

"Mature" meaning "able to handle the fact that most of the things we do as people are utterly pointless, and that love -- however imperfect -- is the only salvation."
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
Call me oversensitive, but Barfly starts with a violent scene (the brawl in the alley behind the bar).
And there's some knife-stabbing, purse-hitting, car-pushing (by a car fender), and a violent female fight afterwards...

I guess it must be those scenes that made them put that label on the DVD, but I don't think they're out of the ordinary when you think of the action movies teenagers watch nowadays with killings, explosions and what not.
 
I'm surprised no one has brought up the existing blu-rays, which look great. The Australian release has a commentary track by Schroeder and there is also a German one but it's locked to region B and doesn't have any extras. Both can be had for under $40. I went from a shit bootleg to the aussie one and it's an incredible thing
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
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That was probably a bone to Wes Anderson. "We're going to put out all his movies anyway,so we might as well do this one."

Anderson is a polarizing director. I love me some Anderson, but I can see why some people don't.

But I likes what I likes and don't care when people don't likes it, said Popeye.

Popeye said that, I'm sure . no need to look it up.
 
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