Which of the newly released/upcoming Criterion movies are you going to purchase?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Jspmike, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Every so often Criterion does a 50% off flash sale and Barnes & Noble usually has a 50% off sale in November. With that in mind I'm wondering what everybody is going to get in the next big sale? Need some inspiration for my next purchases! I have a 4K player but I'm undecided as to whether I should continue getting Blu-Rays to maintain consistency in my collection or whether I should start getting the 4K's? I could only list 25 options so please feel free to write any other Criterion movies that you are going to be hunting down.
     
  2. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Del Rio Dan

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    Alpine, TX
    If you already have the 4k player, then Red Shoes is a must. The blu ray looks fantastic but I almost would buy a 4k player just for that one. And grab the 4k of kane while I’m at it!


    That said I think I’m done buying physical criterions and moving to the channel. I just don’t dust off my blu rays much anymore. Easier to just stream everything and I like having so much available at the drop of a hat. For the price of 5 blu ray I get a years access to a ton of titles.


    For recent titles, I’d I was still buying blu’s, im a noir guy so I’d get Pickup on South Street and Nightmare Alley
     
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  3. jkauff

    jkauff Senior Member

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    Akron, OH
    I saw no reason to buy a 4K disc player despite having a 4K tv with Dolby Vision. There were only 2-3 titles I wanted to watch. When Criterion announced that they were getting into 4K discs, I bought a nice Panasonic player. My first discs were Rear Window, Vertigo, and Bridge on the River Kwai. The Panasonic does a nice job with HDR, and double the resolution vs. Blu-ray looks great!

    Bring on the Criterion discs!
     
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  4. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    The Incredible Shrinking Man (Blu-Ray)
     
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  5. Myke

    Myke Rock Geezer

    High Sierra w/Humphrey Bogart.

    Last few B&N sales, Amazon matches their half-price deals, which is a better deal for me.
     
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  6. aussievinyl

    aussievinyl Appreciator Of Creative Expression

    Citizen Kane 4K for me. I’ve never owned it on Blu-Ray and I’m a Welles collector.
     
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  7. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    I wonder how having the dual platform of offering a streaming service, influences their choices of titles to pursue. Does it have any affect at all on what they want to offer.
     
  8. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Del Rio Dan

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    If you haven’t heard ebert’s commentary, that’s almost worth the price of admission.
     
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  9. jupiter8

    jupiter8 Forum Resident

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    The Melvin Van Peebles collection is a must-have for me
     
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  10. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

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    Daddyland, CA
    Same here. I never owned it on DVD, either. May be showing my age, but I OD'ed on it with VHS and never felt like watching it again until now. Good timing with Criterion giving it the royal treatment. Third Man Criterion was one of the few blu-rays I bought in 2008.
     
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  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    After Life (Blu-Ray)
     
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  12. jwoverho

    jwoverho Licensed Drug Dealer

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    Mobile, AL USA
    Just picked up Visconti's THE DAMNED and a year of The Criterion Channel. I'm starting to see the economic sense for me to go the streaming route for many Criterion titles.
     
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  13. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Portland, Oregon
    Thanks for everybody's responses so far! I think you may have sold me on the 4K versions of "The Red Shoes" and "Citizen Kane" rather than just the Blu-Ray.
     
  14. Jspmike

    Jspmike Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Portland, Oregon
    I believe that the next Criterion sale at Barnes & Noble is going to start on October 29th. They're also going to have a 50% off Arrow movie sale starting October 25th.
     
  15. NickySee

    NickySee Forum Resident

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    New York, NY
  16. Kristofa

    Kristofa Car Scratch Melt Repeat

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    Pacific Northwest
    I am most excited for The Piano. It being in 4K is even better! I will pick up the 4K of A Hard Days Night since I still haven’t upgraded my DVD of that title. Ratcatcher is another title I still haven’t picked up.
     
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  17. NickySee

    NickySee Forum Resident

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    New York, NY
    24 Hour 50% Off Flash Sale!

     
  18. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

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    California
    Love those flash sales. I think it's in stock only though.
     
  19. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    High Sierra
    Incredible Shrinking Man
    House
    Ministry of Fear

    2 new releases and 2 catalog. Thought about the Red Shoes 4k but as much as I love Powell Pressburger, that one just isn't my cup of tea.

    Is anyone going for the Citizen Kane 4K? I have the most recent Blu and it's very good. I'd have to really be convinced that it's worth the upgrade I think.
     
  20. Myke

    Myke Rock Geezer

    That Flash sale would cost me an additional $9.00 for ONE title ? Oh Hell no. That's how Amazon comes out on top sometimes. I'll wait for their matched price.
     
  21. NickySee

    NickySee Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York, NY
    Why? Shipping? Think you have to spend over $50 to get free shipping.
     
  22. Myke

    Myke Rock Geezer

    Shipping is $6.95 for one title, sales tax would be the same at both retailers of course, plus I get another 5% off my Amazon purchases.
     
  23. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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    Oklahoma
    Citizen Kane 4K
    Mulholland Dr 4K
     
  24. Radio

    Radio Forum Resident

    Location:
    Michigan
    Watched the 4K of Citizen Kane last night and it is fantastic. Almost like seeing it for the first time. Highly recommended if still on sale.
     
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  25. ATR

    ATR Senior Member

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    Baystate
    I presume by now that everyone is aware that BluRay 1 of the Citizen Kane package has a defect and Criterion has instituted a return/replace protocol. If you haven't, and you have the set or are expecting it, here are the instructions. How to Get Your Citizen Kane Blu⁠-⁠ray Disc 1 Replaced
     
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