"Ace In The Hole"

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"Ace In The Hole"

Postby Theta on Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:16 pm

Wow! Somehow Criterion got their hands on the "lost" Billy Wilder film!

If you don't subscribe to their newsletter (and you should, lest you be construed as an uncultured clod), they drop hints about upcoming releases and the latest newsletter all but gives us an extras list for this one.

Personally, I think this is a case where a lack of circulation has inflated a film's reputation a little bit. It's a fine film, and classic Wilder, but it's not "Double Indemnity" or "Some Like It Hot."

Me, I'll mainly be interested to see if the extras explore why this was a "lost" film in the first place. I would assume it has something to do with rights, but it screens on cable occasionally and Universal allowed a paid screening at the Harvard Film Archive, and that generally doesn't happen to a film with disputed rights. It can't just be Universal tossed it into a hole and forgot about it...can it?
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Postby Leckomaniac on Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:23 pm

Sigh. I was hoping this was more porn.
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Postby Andre Dellamorte on Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:58 pm

This is bonerriffic, though.
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Postby Tom Fuchs on Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:36 pm

This coupled with the May release of Ball of Fire on DVD = a content man.
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Postby Fievel on Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:50 am

I was thinking that it was Ace from last year's American Idol venturing in to ghey porn.

Sigh.
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Postby Theta on Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:50 am

Andre Dellamorte wrote:This is bonerriffic, though.


It is. Now to see if anybody, even Criterion, has the balls to release "The Major and the Minor!"
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