Criterion Collections


#61

[quote=“cinemanut”]
HELL YES



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Just got FEAR AND LOATHING on Criterion dvd and i gotta say that im hella glad that i held of on the barebones dvd. i really like how criterion puts together special features that actually add some background to the film instead of just adding weak EPK style documentaries like other special edition dvds do nowdays. thanks for the explaination about the prices Seb. I am now eyeing on buying the ROYAL TENENBAUMS criterion. love that movie! and its only 14 bucks where i live!


#62

[quote=“ray nicolette”]
and its only 14 bucks where i live!
[/quote]

If you’re a fan of Chasing Amy, you can find the same price for that one.


#63

[quote=“Laydback”]
If you’re a fan of Chasing Amy, you can find the same price for that one.
[/quote] ya i like Kevin Smith movies so i might get that one too. I think Clerks should have had a criterion release. I mean, IMO it was more important of a film than Chasing Amy. But its too late now cuz Miramax came out with a 10th anniversary dvd. o well…



other criterion releases that I hope would happen:

-Kill Bill uncut

-Once Upon a Time in America (no disc changing version and with more special features)

-Taxi Driver (I just want to hear the Schrader/Scorsese commetary on the LD)

-The Passion of the Christ (important film IMO)

-The Game (Hooray for Fincher)

-Night of the Living Dead

-The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original version, not remake)





Hey if The Rock and Armaggedon can become criterions, these should too.


#64

like do movie studios sell the rights to a film to criterion or like how does that work? ???


#65

[quote=“ray nicolette”]
Hey if The Rock and Armaggedon can become criterions, these should too.
[/quote]
By the way, how is the Rock as a movie. I just saw the criterion for it at Blockbusters for $30 and I heard it was pretty rare. If its a decent movie, I will buy it for sure.


#66

Ive now officially become a criterion nut! Right now, I have:



30) M

75) Chasing Amy

91) The Blob

105) Spartacus

108) The Rock

151) Traffic

157) The Royal Tenembaums

175) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (the one that started it all for me)

265) Short Cuts



Up next…

-Videodrome

-The Last Temptation of Christ

-Life of Brian



By the way, do any of you guys know where is a good place to get criterions? I usually go to Barnes and Nobles or Best Buy but they don’t have the really unknown films that criterion is famous for. Any help will be great.


#67

I found a list of the entire collection: http://www.criterionco.com/asp/browse.asp


#68

[quote=“Dillontino”]
I found a list of the entire collection: http://www.criterionco.com/asp/browse.asp
[/quote] Cool. Ya it will be impossible for me to ever collect all of them. But I will try getting all the must sees of the collection.


#69

Just got:

61) Life of Brian

248) Videodrome


#70

It’s almost impossible to get criterion’s overhere…I only know one online store that sells them and they all cost 40 euro’s…

no matter if its FALILV, chasing amy or 8 1/2… :frowning:


#71

I definitley recommend Ikiru. Perhaps the most moving film I’ve ever seen.


#72

They’re releasing more SAMURAI CINEMA titles this fall:






#73



November 22, 2005


#74

Criterion is definitly the heroin of dvd buying :stuck_out_tongue:



Once you shoot up with criterion you dont really want anything else :stuck_out_tongue:


#75

[quote=“Seth_Gecko (TAFKATIG)”]
Once you shoot up with criterion you dont really want anything else :stuck_out_tongue:
[/quote]

Except better releases of their shitty old dvds…



…and some new, too (like Ran)


#76

[quote=“Hung Fist”]
Except better releases of their shitty old dvds…



…and some new, too (like Ran)
[/quote]

yeah, I know what you mean! But still…its like CRITERION!! Its like magic…:smiley: Its more like a feeling of having a special edition of a movie on dvd than the actual content on the dvd :stuck_out_tongue:



Addiction :stuck_out_tongue:


#77

I understand, sometimes I get that feeling with HK Video dvds… like today when my copy of The Blade arrived (remastered 2 Discs Special Edition box set with an 80 page booklet and post cards).



Most new Criterions are great, though. But I was rather disappointed how they managed to screw up their Ran transfer. Not a bad release but many European releases and apparently the Australian disc too have better picture quality.


#78

They are going through a few changes lately. First off, you probably wouldn’t expect this to be part of the collection:





Which looks to be the start of a new “Cult” line of films talked about here:

<LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/ … 40405.html”>http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/barriemaxwell/maxwell040405.html</LINK_TEXT>

"There are rumours that Criterion may introduce a new cult label later this year that will present titles such as The Atomic Submarine (1959, with Arthur Franz), Corridors of Blood (1963, with Boris Karloff), and The Haunted Strangler (1959, with Boris Karloff)."



And now they’ve got a new logo-coverart look. Which isn’t being well recieved:







Notice the fat,awkward “C” getting in the way.


#79

Where can you buy a Criterion movie at? Im thinking about buying virgin springs or man bites dog. could I find them at best buy?


#80

try amazon.com for example? :wink: it is true they are often not available in stores as most of them are too expensive for the average buy-in-store folk