Criterion Now – Episode 69 – December 2018 Announcements, Tree of Life, LD Upgrades

Daisuke Beppu and Keith Enright join as what Aaron calls the “Dream Team.” We talk about some big topics, including the December 2018 Announcements and how they round out the year from Criterion, and we look through the titles that came out on Criterion LaserDisc that have not been released yet. We also explore the extended version of Tree of Life, with Daisuke having done a deep dive and comparing the original version with the extended cut. We debate whether it is an entire new movie or extended version, and which version we prefer.

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Music for the show is from Fatboy Roberts’ Geek Remixed project.

Aaron West

I am a somewhat educated Criterion dork, with a History and Film Studies bachelor's degree and plenty of self-education over the years. My tastes are all over the map. Probably my favorite is 1930s French Poetic Realism, but I like everything from noir, to animation, to horror, westerns, and modern film. Usually I prefer film that challenges and requires something of the viewer.

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