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Re: Criterion Collection

Postby Ben » May 18th, 2016, 5:20 am

As a Welles nut, I have pretty much all of his stuff on DVD and have been slowly going through the upgrades to BD. The UK has some nice editions of his rarer films, but I'll check out the Criterions.

Still waiting for their Mr Arkadin update, though...

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Re: Criterion Collection

Postby Dan » July 15th, 2016, 8:03 pm

Pan's Labyrinth added on October 11. So stoked!

In addition, they're releasing a collector's set of the three films they have so far in the collection (Cronos, Devil's Backbone, and now Pan's Labyrinth) that includes an exclusive to the blu-ray set a 100-page hardcover collection of essays, illustrations, and more. Though I already have the other two films, so not sure if it'd be worth the double dip.

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Re: Criterion Collection

Postby Randall » July 15th, 2016, 11:52 pm

I might go for the set if I can sell off my copies of the others. The book sounds nice. An easy pick-up in the November B&N sale.

Nothing else for me in today's announcements. Good. Too many great classic monster titles likely coming up this fall that I will ned to buy. (Wolf Man and Frankenstein Legacy sets already up for preorder.)

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Re: Criterion Collection

Postby EricJ » July 16th, 2016, 1:27 pm

Randall wrote:Nothing else for me in today's announcements. Good. Too many great classic monster titles likely coming up this fall that I will ned to buy. (Wolf Man and Frankenstein Legacy sets already up for preorder.)


Yep, that's the one good thing about Universal getting ready for one of their periodic crazy-@$$ studio-pimped "Monster Reboots" in the theaters, we at least get big, big disk boxsets of the originals to remind us of their name.
I'm almost hoping they get as far as the Creature From the Black Lagoon, and might 3D-restore the two sequels.

September had the Val Lewton "Cat People" on Criterion's slate--and they're reportedly working on "Akira Kurosawa's Dreams"--but c'mon, if Warner is allowing Criterion to salvage titles out of the Archive, would it have killed Criterion to include "Curse of the Cat People" on the Torneur disk?

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Re: Criterion Collection

Postby Dan » February 14th, 2018, 10:44 am

Somewhat reviving the thread to post a recent video Criterion posted of Lee Unkrich picking out films from their closet and explaining why some of them are great to him.


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Re: Criterion Collection

Postby Ben » February 15th, 2018, 2:52 pm

So...one wonders why Lee is working with Criterion.......

Great choices (another reason to remember that, as much as we love comic book characters and animation, they’re all made because of the wider influences of the larger medium and it’s many films and history), and I definitely second Seconds!

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Re: Criterion Collection

Postby LotsoA113 » February 15th, 2018, 6:06 pm

Great choices Lee, especially on Bicycle Thieves!

Oh what I wouldn't give to go into that Criterion closet one day....
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Re: Criterion Collection

Postby Ben » February 15th, 2018, 7:15 pm

I’ve often thought that (who hasn’t!?), but my big problem would be "what to get", not really in being able to choose whatever I wanted, but more because I’m pretty up to date on all the Criterion Blu-rays I’m after! ;)

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Re: Criterion Collection

Postby Dan » February 16th, 2018, 12:59 am

While my priority would be out of print titles, I get the feeling that I would essentially be like Alfonso Cuaron and Pawel Pawlikowski. I'd straight up raid the closet like them. :mrgreen:

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Re: Criterion Collection

Postby LotsoA113 » February 24th, 2018, 7:55 pm

I somehow don't have any Criterion Collection Blu-Rays (I just rent 'em from my college library!) so I'd be like a pig in slop getting to choose whatever I want from here!
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