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The Leopard is amazing! Burt Lancaster's is one of the classic performance.s It is, however, very long and even more difficult to follow than The Big Sleep.

Chuck Tatum (Chuck Tatum), Tuesday, 6 April 2004 18:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

watch "last year at marienbad" and nothing will be hard to follow afterwards... except for subsequent viewings of "last year at marienbad"

todd swiss (eliti), Wednesday, 7 April 2004 05:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

your em tags are just fine and would have worked up until a month or so ago when in the face of html abuse they also disabled any number of legitimate standards-compliant tags too.

andrew s (andrew s), Wednesday, 7 April 2004 16:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Au Hasard Balthazar will be out in Criterion before the year is out.

Weekend is owned by New Yorker films but no plans for a DVD have been made. It may come on Region 2 at some point.

Rashomon, Friday, 16 April 2004 23:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I got the Floating Weeds DVDs today, yay.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Friday, 16 April 2004 23:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, I bought that as well -- also grabbed 3 Women -- I can't wait to watch it!

BabyBuddha (BabyBuddha), Saturday, 17 April 2004 05:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

could someone explain to me why criterion collection dvds cost so much?! even the single discs can be 40 bucks. im missing something, i know it.

tom cleveland (tom cleveland), Saturday, 17 April 2004 20:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Not many sold per title, lots of extras, costs of transfer and cleaning.

And because they can - they've got the name and the identity to hook in film geeks, where else are you going to turn, New Yorker?

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Sunday, 18 April 2004 01:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

They're really not $40, that's just the MSRP. Most of them go for just a bit more than you'd probably want to pay for an average, if you know where to look. I highly recommend DVD Price Search - but if you want to take the short route, usually Deep Discount DVD tends to the have the best prices on Criterions (and free shipping to boot!).

Girolamo Savonarola, Sunday, 18 April 2004 02:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Rumor at those Criterion forums, though, seems to indicate Criterion is gently phasing out their $29/$39 pricing patterns and easing into an appalling $39/$49 structure (which explains their rather excessive double-disc sets lately). If this turns out to be true, I'm afraid I'll have to put my foot down and refuse to buy more than one a month from these people.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Sunday, 18 April 2004 06:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

alright alright. this ones a little harder:
why does Armageddon have its own criterion version?

tom cleveland (tom cleveland), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 02:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

why does Armageddon have its own criterion version?

I haven't seen it, but supposedly it was aimed at the special effects mavens out there. Also I recall reading an interview with one of the Criterion folks who said that the revenues from the Armageddon allowed them to fund a lot of other less-popular titles.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 03:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

balthazar getty needs some $$$$$$$ give it to him now luv me.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 06:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

There's a salon interview with Criterion's Peter Becker that directly addresses the Armageddon question. (Which 2 dvd set, by the way, I have and it's great. I love the movie though.)

Here's just the start of the relevant section:

Specifically, with "Armageddon": You'd be silly to overlook blockbusters as a genre and leave them out of a film library. They drive so much. They drive tastes and shooting styles and visual references that appear all over the world in commercials and on TV as well as on movie screens. They're part of a huge cultural cross-pollination. And special effects are one of the most important aspects of a certain kind of contemporary filmmaking.

andrew s (andrew s), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 18:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

How true is that today? I can't think of the last Armageddon-esque blockbuster that visually influential on film/tv/commercials (incl. Armageddon).

Is The Rock Criterion still in print? I'd much rather have that than Armageddon.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 19:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Rock criterion is still available. When I think of visually influential blockbusters (for good or ill), I have trouble getting past The Matrix. The interview is like 4 years old now, but he has more to say following that though. Part of me wishes the answer had simply been "just to piss you off" though.

Those were the days when you actually got your $140 million dollars worth out of your production budget.

andrew s (andrew s), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 19:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I forgot about the Matrix (and don't think of it as a blockbuster in the Independence Day mold, didn't it kind of come out of nowhere?), that would be one.

I miss the days when a budget topping $80mln was big news and a reason to go see the film. Now that barely buys you a romantic comedy.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 21:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

thats because the romantic sunsent that juxtaposes meg ryan's silhouette at the end has to be done in CGI by ILM.

tom cleveland (tom cleveland), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 00:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

In regards to blockbuster films influencing TV commercial/music video styles (re: "Armaggedon"), I think in the majority of instances that it's the other way around. Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham being a good example, and Mark Romanek's early NIN videos were a huge influence on David Fincher when he made "Seven". In my experience, true innovation usually comes from the avant-garde/indie/short format arenas, simply because it's easier to take risks on a short or cheap project than a studio produced narrative feature.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 22:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

but does that innovation ever really catch on to be something bigger? it doesnt quite seem possible these days (in any sort of creative endeavor).

tom cleveland (tom cleveland), Thursday, 22 April 2004 02:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

personally i prefer dvds with a good transfer of the film and few if any bonus, presuming that this way they would be priced a bit lower. but criterion has a big network of fans who like exactly what they do, and purchase accordingly. there are a number of criterion titles i'd like to buy if i had the money, and should i ever have the money i will buy them. but for now i'll stick to the more inexpensive titles. sometimes the bfi in the uk or studiocanal in france will release the same titles for a cheaper sticker price, with fewer extras.

amateur!st (amateurist), Thursday, 22 April 2004 16:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think I've watched the extras on 95% of the DVDs I own. A funny commentary here and there, but that's about it.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Thursday, 22 April 2004 19:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

absolutely. the idea of extras is a lot more interesting than actually sitting through a thousand production photos. commentaries and perhaps documentaries are about the extent of my interest.

ryan (ryan), Thursday, 22 April 2004 21:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"but does that innovation ever really catch on to be something bigger? it doesnt quite seem possible these days (in any sort of creative endeavor). "

it depends on how you look at it. it my mind, there's no need for it to necessarily become somethi@5{te the suggestion that short films/music videos/avant-garde & experimental work are just a "warm-up" for a feature length narrative. it's kind of absurd to but a limitation of film that it has to be 90-180 minutes long with actors, dialogue & a plot. at least 50% of my favorite cinematic works don't fit into the categorization, and whenever i hear about people complaining about a lack of innovation in film, it's usually because all they watch are feature length narratives.

but as for the idea of the innovation in these works not "catching on" in the mainstream, you simply have to look around you to see their influence: magazines, billboards, popular films and music, even architecture. it's everywhere, and most of the good, innovative feature filmmakers will be the first to admit that they've been influenced by someone like michel gondry, spike jonze, jem cohen, etc.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Thursday, 22 April 2004 21:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Battle of Algiers confirmed on the main page. Yay!

Girolamo Savonarola, Thursday, 22 April 2004 21:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

And holy shit, three discs?!?!?

Girolamo Savonarola, Thursday, 22 April 2004 21:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha, was just going to make a post about that on a separate thread but whatev.

two words: HOLY SHIT.

joseph (joseph), Friday, 23 April 2004 20:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Like I said... I'd expect these three-disc sets to become something of a norm. This is the third in the space of a half year, whereas the first roughly five years of Criterion DVDs brought only one (Brazil).

Eric H. (Eric H.), Friday, 23 April 2004 23:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Slacker!

ryan (ryan), Tuesday, 8 June 2004 04:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

and Videdrome! It's good to see that Criterion has been adding more focus on contemporary works lately.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Tuesday, 8 June 2004 10:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
can i just say that The Leopard is fucking awesome. thanks.

ryan (ryan), Friday, 6 August 2004 19:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

newest ones include "eyes without a face"!

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Friday, 6 August 2004 21:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(i'm happy to see more $29.95s in this latest batch, because they've been getting too rich for my blood. i'll definitely pick up "eyes" for that price, however, and probably "tanner '88".)

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Friday, 6 August 2004 21:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Is I, Vitelloni worth buying sight unseen? (For someone who luvs neo-realism and Dazed & Confused)

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Saturday, 7 August 2004 14:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
short cuts two-disc set (with reprint of the carver book!) and the fanny and alexander two- AND five-disc sets coming out in november (like with scenes from a marriage, the television and theatrical versions are both getting a release).

so rejoice, damn you.

joseph (joseph), Friday, 27 August 2004 21:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
burden of dreams, hoop dreams, the phantom of liberty set to come out in may.

joseph (joseph), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 06:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Didn't I see Casque d'Or on the Criterion rack the other day>

Ken L (Ken L), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 15:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I wonder what will be spine #300.

Doobie Keebler (Charles McCain), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 22:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Life Aquatic

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Tuesday, 1 March 2005 22:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, and an Andrez Wadja box set too! About goddamn time someone got around to putting Ashes & Diamonds out.

James.Cobo (jamescobo), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 03:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Especially considering Criterion released Ashes & Diamonds on laserdisc...well, it's was on LASERDISC, if that gives you any idea how long ago it was. God, I feel old now...

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 15:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it's been out on DVD through facets for awhile, too.

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 18:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I thought I saw it something called Polarts, but maybe that was just the Facets version.

Ken L (Ken L), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 18:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Criterion's list of Laserdisc releases--

12 Angry Men Lumet, Sidney 1957 27
2001: A Space Odyssey (CAV) Kubrick, Stanley 1968 60
2001: A Space Odyssey (CLV) Kubrick, Stanley 1968 60A
The 3 Penny Opera Pabst, G.W. 1931 39
The 39 Steps Hitchcock, Alfred 1935 3
400 Blows Truffaut, François 1959 173
49th Parallel Powell, Michael Pressburger 1941 130
8 1/2 Fellini, Federico 1963 71
Adam's Rib Cukor, George 1949 47
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Gilliam, Terry 1989 144
The Adventures of Robin Hood (CAV) Curtiz, Michael 1989 66
The Adventures of Robin Hood (CLV) Curtiz, Michael 1938 66A
Akira (CAV) Otomo, Katsuhiro 1988 151
Akira (CLV) Otomo, Katsuhiro 1988 283
Alphaville Godard, Jean-Luc 1965 274
Amarcord Fellini, Federico 1974 270
Andrei Rublev Tarkovsky, Andrei 1969 222
Annie Hall Allen, Woody 1977 93
Armageddon Bay, Michael 1998 384
Arsenic and Old Lace Capra, Frank 1944 136
Ashes & Diamonds Wajda, Andrzej 1958 242
The Asphalt Jungle Huston, John 1950 26
Atomic Cafe Rafferty, Kevin 1982 285
Autumn Sonata Bergman, Ingmar 1978 255
L' Avventura (CAV) Antonioni, Michelangelo 1960 62
L' Avventura (CLV) Antonioni, Michelangelo 1960 228
Bad Day at Black Rock Sturges, John 1955 133
Bad Sleep Well Kurosawa, Akira 1960 371
Beauty and the Beast (CAV) Cocteau, Jean 1946 128
Belle de Jour Bunuel, Luis 1967 290
The Big Chill Kasdan, Lawrence 1983 123
Big Deal on Madonna Street Monicelli, Mario 1958 321
Black Narcissus Powell, Michael Pressburger 1947 38
Black Orpheus (CAV) Camus, Marcel 1959 13
Black Orpheus (CLV) Camus, Marcel 1959 13A
Blackmail Hitchcock, Alfred 1929 154
Blade Runner (CAV) Scott, Ridley 1982 19
Blade Runner (CLV) Scott, Ridley 1982 69
The Blob Yeaworth, Irvin 1958 65
Blood for Dracula Morrissey, Paul 1974 287
Blood of a Poet Cocteau, Jean 1930 289
Blow Up Antonioni, Michelangelo 1966 48
Rest, and Motion Bodies Steinberg, Michael 1993 216
Boogie Nights Anderson, Paul Thomas 1997 366
Boyz N the Hood Singleton, John 1991 150
Branded to Kill Suzuki, Seijun 1967 361
Brazil (CAV) Gilliam, Terry 1985 196
Brazil (CLV) Gilliam, Terry 1985 373
Breaker Morant Beresford, Bruce 1980 355
Breaking the Waves von Trier, Lars 1996 343
Breathless Godard, Jean-Luc 1960 153
Brief Encounter Lean, David 1946 248
Burmese Harp Ichikawa, Kon 1956 171
Burn! Pontecorvo, Gillo 1969 99
La Cage Aux Folles Molinaro, Edouard 1978 96
Carnal Knowledge Nichols, Mike 1971 140
Carrie (CAV) De Palma, Brian 1976 141
Carrie (CLV) De Palma, Brian 1976 141A
Casablanca (CAV) Curtiz, Michael 1942 73
Casablanca (CLV) Curtiz, Michael 1942 73A
Cat People Lewton, Val 1942 233
Chasing Amy Smith, Kevin 1997 360
Children of Paradise Carne, Marcel 1945 84
Chungking Express Kar-Wai, Wong 1994 N/A
Citizen Kane (CAV) Welles, Orson 1941 1
Citizen Kane (CLV) Welles, Orson 1941 1A
Citizen Kane: 50th Anniversay Edition (CAV) Welles, Orson 1941 142
Citizen Kane: 50th Anniversay Edition (CLV) Welles, Orson 1941 142A
Cleo from 5 to 7 Varda, Agnes 1962 364
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (CAV) Spielberg, Steven 1977 125
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (CLV) Spielberg, Steven 1977 125A
Confidentally Yours Truffaut, François 1983 187
Confidential Report A.K.A Mr. Arkadin Welles, Orson 1955 121
Coup de Torchon Tavernier, Bertrand 1981 275
Crash Cronenberg, David 1996 349
Cries & Whispers Bergman, Ingmar 1972 207
Crimes and Misdemeanors Allen, Woody 1989 323
Damage Malle, Louis 1992 182
Darling Schlesinger, John 1965 55
David Holtzman’s Diary McBride, Jim 1968 244
Dead Presidents Hughes, Albert and Allen 1995 301
Dead Ringers (CAV) Cronenberg, David 1988 305
Dead Ringers (CLV) Cronenberg, David 1988 372
Dersu Uzala Kurosawa, Akira 1974 256
The Devil and Daniel Webster Dieterle, William 1941 126
Diabolique Clouzot, Henri 1955 138
Diva Beineix, Jean-Jacques 1981 309
Do the Right Thing Lee, Spike 1989 266
Dodes’ ka-den Kurosawa, Akira 1970 291
Double Suicide Shinoda, Masahiro 1969 367
Dr. No (CAV) Young, Terence 1962 124
Dr. No (CLV) Young, Terence 1962 124A
Dr. Strangelove Kubrick, Stanley 1964 143
Bram Stoker’s Dracula Coppola, Francis Ford 1992 183
Early Summer Ozu, Yasujiro 1951 332
Earrings of Madame de... Ophuls, Max 1953 302
Edward II Jarman, Derek 1991 189
El Cid Mann, Anthony 1961 304
Emperor Jones Murphy, Dudley 1933 202
The English Patient Minghella, Anthony 1996 336
The Entertainer Richardson, Tony 1960 312
Evergreen Saville, Victor 1934 204
Evita Parker, Alan 1996 337
F for Fake Welles, Orson 1975 260
Fallen Idol Reed, Carol 1948 164
Fellini Satryricon (CAV) Fellini, Federico 1969 35
Fellini Satyricon (CLV) Fellini, Federico 1969 230
Fires on the Plain Ichikawa, Kon 1959 276
Fisher King Gilliam, Terry 1991 149
Five Corners Bill, Tony 1987 346
Five Easy Pieces Rafelson, Bob 1970 81
Flesh for Frankenstein Morrissey, Paul 1974 288
Floating Weeds Ozu, Yasujiro 1959 76
Forbidden Games Clement, Rene 1952 30
Forbidden Planet Wilcox, Fred 1956 53
French Can Can Renoir, Jean 1955 163
From Russia with Love (CAV) Young, Terence 1963 131
From Russia with Love (CLV) Young, Terence 1963 131A
The Game Fincher, David 1997 365
Get out your Handkerchiefs Blier, Bertrand 1978 203
Ghostbusters (CAV) Reitman, Ivan 1984 75
Ghostbusters (CLV) Reitman, Ivan 1984 75A
The Golden Coach Renoir, Jean 1952 162
Goldfinger (CAV) Hamilton, Guy 1964 132
Goldfinger (CLV) Hamilton, Guy 1964 132A
Good Morning Ozu, Yasujiro 1959 368
The Graduate (CAV) Nichols, Mike 1967 17
The Graduate (CLV) Nichols, Mike 1967 68
Grand Illusion (CAV) Renoir, Jean 1937 25
Grand Illusion (CLV) Renoir, Jean 1937 25A
The Great Escape Sturges, John 1963 95
Great Expectations Lean, David 1946 262
Green for Danger Gilliat, Sidney 1946 170
Halloween (CAV) Carpenter, John 1978 247
Halloween (CLV) Carpenter, John 1978 310
Hamlet Olivier, Laurence 1948 296
Hard Boiled (CAV) Woo, John 1992 245
Hard Boiled (CLV) Woo, John 1992 308
A Hard Day's Night (CAV) Lester, Richard 1964 20
A Hard Day's Night (CLV) Lester, Richard 1964 20A
The Harder They Come Henzell, Perry 1973 147
Help! (CAV) Lester, Richard 1965 16
Help! (CLV) Lester, Richard 1965 16A
Henry V Olivier, Laurence 1944 258
Here Comes Mr. Jordan Hall, Alexander 1941 135
Hidden Fortress (CAV) Kurosawa, Akira 1958 11
Hidden Fortress (CLV) Kurosawa, Akira 1958 232
High and Low Kurosawa, Akira 1963 382
High Noon (CAV) Zinnemann, Fred 1952 7
High Noon (CLV) Zinnemann, Fred 1952 7A
Hobson’s Choice Lean, David 1954 259
The Horse's Mouth (CAV) Neame, Ronald 1958 42
The Horse's Mouth (CLV) Neame, Ronald 1958 292
How to Get Ahead in Advertising Robinson, Bruce 1989 340
I am Cuba Kalatozov, Mikhail 1964 295
I Know Where I’m Going Powell, Michael Pressburger 1945 237
Ikiru Kurosawa, Akira 1952 114
Importance of Being Earnest Asquith, Anthony 1952 265
In Which We Serve Coward, Noel 1942 263
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (CAV) Siegel, Don 1956 8
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (CLV) Siegel, Don 1956 8A
It's a Wonderful Life Capra, Frank 1946 18
Jason and the Argonauts Chaffey, Don 1963 160
Jour de Fete Tati, Jacques 1948 94
Jules and Jim Truffaut, François 1961 165
The Killer (CAV) Woo, John 1989 211
The Killer (CLV) Woo, John 1989 284
The Killing Kubrick, Stanley 1956 64
King Kong (CAV) Cooper, Merian 1933 2
King Kong (CLV) Cooper, Merian 1933 2A
King of Hearts de Broca, Philippe 1966 115
King of Kings De Mille, Cecil B. 1927 152
Knife in the Water Polanski, Roman 1962 134
Kwaidan Kobayashi, Masaki 1964 119
The Lacemaker Goretta, Claude 1977 112
Lady for a Day Capra, Frank 1933 137
The Lady Vanishes Hitchcock, Alfred 1938 4
The Last Laugh Murnau, F.W. 1924 226
The Last Metro Truffaut, François 1980 158
Last Picture Show Bogdanovich, Peter 1971 139
Last Tango in Paris Bertolucci, Bernardo 1972 122
Last Temptation of Christ Scorsese, Martin 1988 352
Lawrence of Arabia (CAV) Lean, David 1962 78
Lawrence of Arabia (CLV) Lean, David 1962 78A
League of Gentlemen Dearden, Basil 1959 318
Letter from an Unknown Woman Ophuls, Max 1948 151
Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Powell, Michael Pressburger 1943 37
Life of Brian Jones, Terry 1979 353
Life of Oharu Mizoguchi, Kenji 1979 329
Lola Montes (CAV) Ophuls, Max 1955 12
Lola Montes (CLV) Ophuls, Max 1955 12A
Lolita (CLV) Kubrick, Stanley 1962 103
Long Good Friday Mackenzie, John 1980 331
Lord of the Flies Brook, Peter 1963 185
M Lang, Fritz 1931 356
The Magic Flute Bergman, Ingmar 1975 273
The Magician Bergman, Ingmar 1958 303
The Magnificent Ambersons (CAV) Welles, Orson 1942 9
The Magnificent Ambersons (CLV) Welles, Orson 1942 9A
Makioka Sisters Ichikawa, Kon 1983 195
Man Bites Dog Belvaux, Remy Bonzel 1992 215
The Man Who Fell to Earth Roeg, Nicolas 1976 169
Menace II Society Hughes, Albert and Allen 1993 219
Midnight Cowboy Schlesinger, John 1969 146
Miracle in Milan De Sica, Vittorio 1951 83
Mon Oncle Tati, Jacques 1958 101
Mona Lisa Jordan, Neil 1986 347
Montenegro Makavejev, Dusan 1981 317
Monterey Pop (CLV) Pennebaker, D.A. 1969 43
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Gilliam, Terry Jones 1975 168
Mr. Hulot's Holiday Tati, Jacques 1953 21
Naked Leigh, Mike 1993 234
The Naked Kiss Fuller, Sam 1964 77
A Night at the Opera (CAV) Wood, Sam 1935 31
A Night at the Opera (CLV) Wood, Sam 1935 31A
The Night of the Hunter Laughton, Charles 1955 28
Night Porter Cavani, Liliana 1974 359
A Night To Remember Baker, Roy 1958 250
North by Northwest (CAV) Hitchcock, Alfred 1959 45
North by Northwest (CLV) Hitchcock, Alfred 1959 45A
Nostalghia Tarkovsky, Andrei 1983 344
Notorious (CAV) Hitchcock, Alfred 1946 100
Notorious (CLV) Hitchcock, Alfred 1946 100A
Odd Man Out Reed, Carol 1947 280
Oliver Twist Lean, David 1948 267
Olympia I &II Riefenstahl, Leni 1938 338
Once Were Warriors Tamahori, Lee 1994 282
Onibaba Shindo, Kaneto 1964 369
Osaka Elegy Mizoguchi, Kenji 1936 221
Othello Welles, Orson 1952 220
Parade Tati, Jacques 1974 129
Paths of Glory Kubrick, Stanley 1957 57
Peeping Tom Powell, Michael 1960 156
Personal Journey w/ Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Scorsese, Martin 1995 326
Picnic at Hanging Rock Weir, Peter 1975 383
Pink Flamingos Waters, John 1972 341
The Player Altman, Robert 1992 175
Polyester Waters, John 1981 210
Prince Of Tides Streisand, Barbara 1991 227
Princess Bride (CAV) Reiner, Rob 1987 320
The Princess Bride (CAV) Reiner, Rob 1987 40
The Princess Bride (CLV) Reiner, Rob 1987 40A
The Producers Brooks, Mel 1968 36
Pulp Fiction Tarantino, Quentin 1994 271
Purple Noon Clement, Rene 1960 324
Pygmalion Howard, Leslie Asquith 1938 33
Raging Bull (CAV) Scorsese, Martin 1980 120
Raging Bull (CLV) Scorsese, Martin 1980 120A
Rashomon Kurosawa, Akira 1950 49
Rebecca (CAV) Hitchcock, Alfred 1940 98
Rebecca (CLV) Hitchcock, Alfred 1940 98A
Red Balloon and White Mane Lamorisse, Albert 1952 N/A
Red Beard Kurosawa, Akira 1965 82
The Red Shoes Powell, Michael Pressburger 1948 249
Replusion Polanski, Roman 1965 212
Return of Martin Guerre Vigne, Daniel 1982 315
Richard III Olivier, Laurence 1954 190
The River Renoir, Jean 1951 70
Robinson Crusoe on Mars Haskin, Byron 1964 184
Robocop (CAV) Verhoeven, Paul 1987 198
Robocop (CLV) Verhoeven, Paul 1987 311
The Rock Bay, Michael 1996 334
Rome: Open City Rossellini, Roberto 1946 257
La Ronde Ophuls, Max 1950 264
The Rules of the Game (CAV) Renoir, Jean 1939 50
The Rules of the Game (CLV) Renoir, Jean 1939 50A
Sabotage Hitchcock, Alfred 1936 22
Saló Pasolini, Pier Paolo 1975 209
Salt of the Earth Biberman, Herbert 1954 213
Samurai Trilogy part 1 Inasaki, Hiroshi 1954 176
Samurai Trilogy part 2 Inasaki, Hiroshi 1955 177
Samurai Trilogy part 3 Inasaki, Hiroshi 1956 178
Sanjuro Kurosawa, Akira 1962 218
Sansho the Bailiff Mizoguchi, Kenji 1954 223
Scaramouche (CAV) Sidney, George 1952 32
Scaramouche (CLV) Sidney, George 1952 32A
Scenes from a Marriage Bergman, Ingmar 1973 293
Secret Agent Hitchcock, Alfred 1936 23
Secret Honor Altman, Robert 1984 161
Seven Fincher, David 1995 298
Seven Samurai (CAV) Kurosawa, Akira 1954 67
Seven Samurai (CLV) Kurosawa, Akira 1954 67A
The Seventh Seal (CAV) Bergman, Ingmar 1957 10
The Seventh Seal (CLV) Bergman, Ingmar 1957 10A
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (CAV) Soderbergh, Steven 1989 108
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (CLV) Soderbergh, Steven 1989 108A
Shampoo Ashby, Hal 1975 79
She’s Gotta Have It Lee, Spike 1986 229
Shine Hicks, Scott 1996 335
Shock Corridor Fuller, Sam 1963 15
Shoot the Piano Player Truffaut, François 1960 43
Short Cuts Altman, Robert 1993 231
Show Boat (CAV) Sidney, George 1936 44
Show Boat (CLV) Sidney, George 1936 44A
Sid & Nancy Cox, Alex 1986 241
Silence of the Lambs (CAV) Demme, Jonathan 1991 192
Silence of the Lambs (CLV) Demme, Jonathan 1991 314
The Silence Bergman, Ingmar 1963 166
Silverado (CAV) Kasdan, Lawrence 1985 118
Silverado (CLV) Kasdan, Lawrence 1985 118A
Singin' in the Rain (CAV) Kelly, Gene Donen 1952 52
Singin' in the Rain (CLV) Kelly, Gene Donen 1952 52A
Slingblade Thornton, Billy Bob 1996 350
Smiles of a Summer Night Bergman, Ingmar 1955 86
Soft Skin Truffaut, François 1964 243
Some Like It Hot (CAV) Wilder, Billy 1959 74
Some Like It Hot (CLV) Wilder, Billy 1959 74A
Sonatine Kitano, Takeshi 1993 N/A
Spartacus Kubrick, Stanley 1960 155
La Strada Fellini, Federico 1954 29
Stranger than Paradise Jarmusch, Jim 1984 307
Stray Dog Kurosawa, Akira 1949 370
Summertime Lean, David 1955 116
Bloody Sunday Sunday Schlesinger, John 1971 148
Supercop Tong, Stanley 1992 327
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassssss Song Van Peebles, Melvin 1971 316
Swept Away Wertmuller, Lina 1975 313
Swing Time (CAV) Stevens, George 1936 6
Swing Time (CLV) Stevens, George 1936 6A
Switchblade Sisters Hill, Jack 1975 N/A
Sword of Doom Okamoto, Kihashi 1966 294
Tales of Hoffman Powell, Michael Pressburger 1951 157
Taxi Driver (CAV) Scorsese, Martin 1976 109
Taxi Driver (CLV) Scorsese, Martin 1976 109A
That Obscure Object of Desire Bunuel, Luis 1977 113
The Third Man Reed, Carol 1949 5
This is Spinal Tap (CAV) Reiner, Rob 1984 238
This is Spinal Tap (CLV) Reiner, Rob 1984 319
This Sporting Life Anderson, Lindsay 1963 306
Three Cases of Murder Eady, David 1955 261
Throne of Blood (CAV) Kurosawa, Akira 1957 106
Throne of Blood (CLV) Kurosawa, Akira 1957 239
Through A Glass Darkly Bergman, Ingmar 1961 246
Time Bandits Gilliam, Terry 1981 354
Tokyo Drifter Suzuki, Seijun 1966 362
Tokyo Olympiad Ichikawa, Kon 1965 117
Tootsie (CAV) Pollack, Sydney 1982 145
Tootsie (CLV) Pollack, Sydney 1982 145A
Trainspotting Boyle, Danny 1996 325
Tristana Buneul, Luis 1970 299
Tunes of Glory (CLV) Neame, Ronald 1960 41
Two English Girls Truffaut, François 1971 225
Ugetsu Mitzoguchi, Kenji 1953 174
Umberto D. De Sica, Vittorio 1952 107
Umbrellas of Cherbourg Demy, Jacques 1964 328
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Kaufman, Philip 1988 357
Vagabond Varda, Agnes 1985 363
Variety Lights Fellini, Federico 1950 279
Vengeance Is Mine Imamura, Shohei 1979 34
Victim Dearden, Basil 1961 358
Virgin Spring Bergman, Ingmar 1960 277
Vivre Sa Vie Godard, Jean-Luc 1962 345
Wages of Fear Clouzot, Henri 1953 127
Walkabout Roeg, Nicolas 1971 351
Waltz of the Torreadors Guillermin, John 1962 300
West Side Story (CAV) Wise, Robert 1961 72
West Side Story (CLV) Wise, Robert 1961 72A
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left For the East? Yong-kyun, Bae 1989 286
Wild Strawberries Bergman, Ingmar 1957 85
Winter Light Bergman, Ingmar 1963 254
Withnail & I Robinson, Bruce 1987 339
The Wizard of Oz LeRoy, Mervyn 1939 59
Woman Next Door Truffaut, François 1981 236
Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown Almodovar, Pedro 1988 348
Yojimbo Kurosawa, Akira 1961 105
Young and Innocent Hitchcock, Alfred 1937 24
Zulu Endfield, Cy 1964 54

Still so many that haven't been released on DVD....

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 19:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

>I thought I saw it something called Polarts, but maybe that was just >the Facets version.

yeah, i'm pretty sure those are the same (as facets distributes a number of polart titles)

there's a whole, whole lot of stuff on that list that would be great on a criterion dvd, but by the looks of it they've gotten to more than i realized (discounting those titles that are already out through warner, etc.)

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 19:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Considering a good number of their newest DVD releases have been titles off of this list, I would not be surprised to see more of these titles released in the near future.

I would love to see "David Holtzman's Diary" given proper treatment, as well as some of the John Waters' films.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 21:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Criterion DVDs of "Shoot The Piano Player" "The Last Metro" and I think "The 49th Parallel" are in the pipeline

Doobie Keebler (Charles McCain), Wednesday, 2 March 2005 21:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I want The Conformist.

Girolamo Savonarola, Thursday, 3 March 2005 11:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, good call. Films like that are perfect for a Criterion treatment.

A Chris Marker set (as mentioned above) would be fantastic, and I wish Criterion would take over the Kenneth Anger project that Fantoma failed to get off the ground. And it's still at least a year away, but I can't wait for Brakhage vol. 2.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Thursday, 3 March 2005 13:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Just saw the Private Idaho 2-disc in the store...

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 March 2005 15:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

slightly embarrassed how intoxicated these flash sales make me

I literally whipped up a giant martini last night immediately after ordering the Bergman set, I felt so giddy.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:40 (three months ago) Permalink

I've never seen Wrong Move, and have seen Alice only once, but Kings is a favorite.

Also, this is my first time buying in one of their sales.

nickn, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:41 (three months ago) Permalink

My bandwidth is ~80 Mbps, and still no streaming is as good as a Blu. When I upgraded to a 1080p projector on a 110" screen I really started to notice resolution. I know that streaming will become competitive soon, but we're living in a short window where we can have the best, at a lower cost (if happy to buy used discs); and still scratch the itch to become curators.

Maybe future generations (in loin cloths?) will discover my collection, maybe yours, maybe they'll patch fragmentary damaged physical media from multiple sources, to discover what late-industrial humanity valued.

Also, there's no high-bandwidth streaming in rural areas, where I expect to spend my final decades.

contains pieces the size of a child's esophagus (Sanpaku), Thursday, 7 March 2019 01:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Everyone assumes the blu-ray format is doomed but these boutique labels keep popping up and not going bankrupt tbh.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 7 March 2019 10:25 (three months ago) Permalink

A few minutes into Smiles of a Summer Night and I knew I'd made a good purchase, this is solid gold! Wasn't expecting the set to be so physically enormous.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:22 (three months ago) Permalink

JUNE: War and Peace; Hedwig & The Angry Inch; La vie de Jesus; L'humanite; Swing Time; and an upgrade of A Film Trilogy By Ingmar Bergman.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 March 2019 20:27 (three months ago) Permalink

How often do the Barnes and Noble's sales happen? Their shipping is a little less extortive in Canada compared to the official store.

Simon H., Friday, 15 March 2019 20:39 (three months ago) Permalink

November, usually the whole month; and I think July, but I can't remember if that one is shorter.

Top Gut Doctor: I Beg ILXors To FP This Vegetable (WmC), Friday, 15 March 2019 20:42 (three months ago) Permalink

July one is shorter.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Getting tired of waiting for the Written on the Wind and Taste of Cherry upgrades tbh.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 15 March 2019 21:52 (three months ago) Permalink

maybe all the Kiarostami stuff is coming out in August or later to coincide with touring retros

flappy bird, Friday, 15 March 2019 22:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Cohen puts out Wind Will Carry Us, and if its like the other Cohen Media Group/Film Collection releases, its a bit better on transfer and a bit worse on extras than Criterion. If I had a choice whether I'd prefer Cohen or Criterion to put out the balance of, say, Claire Denis's backcatalogue on Blu-ray, I'd lean Cohen.

Dunning-Kruger Overdrive (Sanpaku), Friday, 15 March 2019 23:59 (three months ago) Permalink

have you seen the Cohen edition of Intolerance? I've had that sitting around for a couple years now, 'never enough time' etc. but I've been thinking about it lately

flappy bird, Saturday, 16 March 2019 01:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Not sure which thread to put this on but just noticed the reveal of the photo of Maurice Chevalier when the old guy picks up the guitar at the beginning of Quai des Orfèvres.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 16 March 2019 18:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Cluny Brown confirmed in latest newsletter.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:55 (two months ago) Permalink

AT LAST

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:56 (two months ago) Permalink

always read additions as addictions

i finally ebayed the oop third man blu, lol

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:06 (two months ago) Permalink

cluny brown an all-timer for sure; jennifer jones meowing on a couch is as sexy as sexy gets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1VtzDqP7-4

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Charles Boyer and Peter Lawford's exchanges = A+

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 19:40 (two months ago) Permalink

it's nice, but second-tier Lubitsch

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah that’s what I’ve always thought

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:33 (two months ago) Permalink

curious about the next Eclipse set

flappy bird, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:41 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

JULY: 1984 (Radford); The Baker's Wife; Klute; Europa Europa, an upgrade of Do The Right Thing; and a reissue of The BRD Trilogy.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 15 April 2019 22:07 (two months ago) Permalink

So does this stuff all go straight to streaming or...?

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 April 2019 22:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Not automatically. Some will, some won't. For some they'll get a short-term streaming deal but not a permanent addition to the streaming collection (cf In a Lonely Place, The In-Laws, and numerous others).

The Carjackers Quickly Dumped ILX Once They Saw What Was Inside (WmC), Monday, 15 April 2019 23:17 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

AUGUST: The Koker Trilogy; The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice; The Inland Sea; and upgrades of Magnificent Obsession and An Angel At My Table.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Also: The Ozu features a bonus film, What Did The Lady Forget?, that he made in the 30s.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:55 (one month ago) Permalink

The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice is playing here in a couple weeks, I thought this part of the description was hilarious: "This is considered one of Ozu's more active films - for example, there are car rides."

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 23:31 (one month ago) Permalink

not mad at a Magnificent Obsession upgrade, but I'm really loosing my patience waiting on a Written on the Wind blu ray.

methanietanner, Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Same. But glad to know that eventually all three of them will be getting an upgrade now.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 16 May 2019 01:14 (one month ago) Permalink

has anyone seen The Inland Sea?

flappy bird, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Seen by literally eleven Letterboxd users: https://letterboxd.com/film/the-inland-sea/

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:31 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Check out the latest wacky drawing from @Criterion’s email newsletter. Prince of Tides? pic.twitter.com/YrbZay64j9

— CriterionCast (@CriterionCast) May 30, 2019

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe it's [Prince] Sign of the Tides?

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

god I hope so

flappy bird, Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Signs are pointing to Babs, sadly.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 30 May 2019 21:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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