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Your Criterion Collection

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RK2249, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Myke

    Myke Listening

    And it's a BIG total package. Had to keep mine away from my other Criterions as it doesn't fit !
  2. DaveySR

    DaveySR Forum Resident

    Black Narcissus
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Friends of Eddie Coyle
    The Game
    Howards End
    The Innocents
    Last Year at Marienbad
    The Leopard
    The Man Who Fell to Earth
    The Night of the Hunter
    On the Waterfront
    One Eyed Jacks
    Rosemary's Baby
    The Silence of the Lambs
    The Seventh Seal
    Straw Dogs
    Sweet Smell of Success
    The Third Man
    The Uninvited

    Bicycle Thieves
    Mr. Arkadin
    Grey Gardens
    Umberto D.

    There's probably a few more, mostly DVDs.
  3. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek I’m a ray of sunshine & bastion of positivity

    Last night I picked up:
    The Night Of The Hunter
    Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders
    The Breakfast Club
    Rumble Fish
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  4. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    All good choices.

    Have you seen Valerie before? Love that film.
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  5. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek I’m a ray of sunshine & bastion of positivity

    Yes, and I'm also about to cue up the soundtrack after the current song I'm listening to ends. I really need to pick up Black Moon before the sale ends. That's another weird, dreamlike film I love but don't own.

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  6. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    Yeah, the Valerie soundtrack is terrific.

    Do you know Morgiana? Another mad film of the Czech New Wave that I really enjoy. Not sure it’s available in Region 1/A; certainly not on Criterion.

  7. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek I’m a ray of sunshine & bastion of positivity

    Looks right up my alley, thanks.
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  8. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    I'm often in awe, amusement and, well, bewilderment about these sagging shelves in your collections. I have a very heavy list of shows to watch, via downloading, DVR or that big stack of movies I once wanted, over there.
    And am I gonna ever get to 'em all, in time that I have life left to spend digging into the Criterion library?

    Lemme get back to you on that...sometime before I'm unable to lift the remote, hopefully...

    But I see these great releases I know are great, and I see those not available anywhere else, that I've heard are great, and I see all the others that supposedly are right up my alley, so I really, really, really, really, really-
    (well, actually, when push comes to shove, I don't want - but I've got a shelf here waiting, so when the bomb drops I'll have the properly-colored, funniest-commentary, most-complete-edit versions of these classics, ooh, right there in a stack, just waiting for me to make time to dig in down in my bomb shelter, while the rest of the world goes to Handbasket Heaven).

    Criterion sure brings out the "collector"-rather-than-"consumer" impulse in us. I can just go through the catalog (or website, or whatever) and count the ones I want...but for some reason I can't plan out exactly when I'll be ready to watch them, either alone, or with my friends in the bunker, or with a grandkid who desperately wants me to stop talking about it and put in Transformers Meet Pacific Rim Fast & Furiously...I just don't see a hole in my schedule.

    But, BOY, would these all look COOL, sitting next to all my Pixars....!

    ...gathering dust....
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  9. stepeanut

    stepeanut Holmes Boy

    Kevyip, baby.

    Urban Dictionary: kevyip
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  10. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Kept my spending down this time because fireworks killed me earlier in the week. Got Night Of The Living Dead and Carnival Of Souls.
  11. bamaaudio

    bamaaudio Forum Resident

    Plenty of people have addressed this and I can't argue against it. They often release stellar products but do seem to cater to impulsive collectors. The overwhelming majority of their catalog I could probably do without ever seeing or at the very least catch a few on stream. But the ones they do release that you really enjoy, it's nice to have in reference quality with supplemental material.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2018
  12. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    Wow, there's a Criterion Black Moon? One of my favorite weird films! I probably need Valerie more though... never felt like I was really 'getting' half of what was in that one. :cool:
  13. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
    I'm still mainly DVD

    3 Penny Opera, The
    3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg
    39 Steps, The

    Ace in the Hole
    Alexander Korda's Private Lives - Eclipse Series 16
    Amarcord (Digipack)
    Anatomy of a Murder
    Autumn Afternoon, An
    Bad Sleep Well, The
    Ballad of Narayama
    Basil Dearden’s London Underground - Eclipse Series 25
    Beauty and the Beast (Expanded Remastered Reissue)
    Being There
    Belle de Jour
    Big Deal on Madonna Street
    Black Narcissus
    Branded to Kill
    Breaking Point, The
    Brute Force
    Canterbury Tale, A
    Chimes at Midnight
    Complete Lady Snowblood, The
    Complete Monterey Pop Festival, The
    Complete Mr. Arkadin, The
    Coup de torchon
    Crazed Fruit
    Cría cuervos...
    Design for Living
    Devil & Daniel Webster, The (106 Minute Restored Version)
    Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The
    Don't Look Now
    Down by Law
    Early Summer
    Elevator to the Gallows
    Empire of Passion
    Ernest Hemingway's The Killers
    Exterminating Angel, The
    Eyes Without a Face
    F for Fake!
    Fallen Idol, The
    Fighting Elegy
    First Films of Samuel Fuller, The - Eclipse Series 5
    Fisher King, The
    Friends of Eddie Coyle, The
    Gate of Flesh
    George Bernard Shaw on Film - Eclipse Series 20
    Golden Age of Television, The
    Good Morning
    Great Adaptations
    Green for Danger
    Heaven Can Wait
    Hidden Fortress, The
    High and Low
    His Girl Friday
    Hobson's Choice
    Horse's Mouth, The
    I Know Where I'm Going!
    I Married a Witch
    Immortal Story, The
    In-Laws, The
    Island of Lost Souls
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Digipack) - Dual Format Edition - DTS-HD Master Audio -- Blu-ray
    Kagemusha (180 Minute Director's Cut)
    Kind Hearts and Coronets
    King of Jazz
    Kwaidan (183 Minute Japanese Version)
    Lady Eve, The
    Lady Vanishes, The
    Last Holiday - Essential Art House
    Last Wave, The
    Late Ozu - Eclipse Series 3
    Late Spring
    Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The
    Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The
    Lone Wolf and Cub
    Louie Bluie
    Lower Depths: Two Films, The
    Lubitsch Musicals - Eclipse Series 8
    M. Hulot's Holiday (Reissue)
    Make Way for Tomorrow
    Milky Way, The
    Mon oncle
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    Mulholland Dr.
    My Man Godfrey
    Night and the City
    Night of the Hunter, The
    Night of the Living Dead (Restored)
    Night on Earth
    Night Train to Munich
    Nights of Cabiria
    Nikkatsu Noir - Eclipse Series 17
    Odd Man Out
    Pale Flower
    Pandora's Box
    Peeping Tom
    Phantom Carriage, The
    Phantom of Liberty, The
    Pigs, Pimps, & Prostitutes: 3 Films by Shohei Imamura
    Pornographers, The
    Red Beard
    Red Shoes, The
    Ride the Pink Horse
    Rosemary's Baby
    Sabu! - Eclipse Series 30
    Samouraï, Le
    Seven Samurai
    Shoot the Piano Player
    Short Cuts
    Silent Ozu: Three Crime Dramas - Eclipse Series 42
    Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies - Eclipse Series 10
    Simon of the Desert
    Spirit of the Beehive, The
    Story of a Prostitute
    Story of Floating Weeds, A ( 浮草物語 ) ( Ukigusa monogatari ) (1934) / Floating Weeds ( 浮草 ) ( Ukigusa ) (1959)
    Strada, La
    Stray Dog
    Sullivan's Travels
    Sword of Doom, The
    Tales of Hoffmann, The
    Testament of Dr. Mabuse, The
    Thief of Bagdad, The
    Third Man, The
    Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara
    Three Outlaw Samurai
    Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin - Eclipse Series 31
    Throne of Blood
    Time Bandits
    Tokyo Drifter
    Tokyo Story
    Touch of Zen, A
    Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu - Eclipse Series 15
    Trouble in Paradise
    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
    Two Films by Monte Hellman
    Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu
    Unfaithfully Yours
    Uninvited, The
    Vengeance Is Mine
    Vitelloni, I
    W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism
    Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara, The - Eclipse Series 28
    When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
    When Horror Came to Shochiku - Eclipse Series 37
    White Sheik, The
    Wise Blood
    Yi Yi
    Yojimbo / Sanjuro: Two Samurai Films by Akira Kurosawa
    Young Mr. Lincoln
    Youth of the Beast

    Thief of Bagdad, The
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  14. The Hud

    The Hud Will I ever get to 10,000 posts?

    Thinking of picking up Election and Midnight Cowboy during the sale.
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    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    I went back to my Barnes & Noble
    store with a friend of mine & saw
    they stocked another movie I wanted.
    I was proud of myself because I put
    it back in the rack & left it there. I
    stood there for about 30 seconds &
    thought how I was able to do that.
    When I was done thinking, I took the
    movie up to the counter & bought it.
  16. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    Heh - Criterion Collection DVD's are going to be the National Geographic of the 21st Century! :D
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  17. Dream On

    Dream On Forum Resident

    Small collection so far. Wish I didn't drop by the B&N site...once I start looking at these things it's hard to resist.

    Blu Ray

    Rosemary's Baby
    Dressed to Kill
    Blow Out
    The Game
    12 Angry Men
    Dazed and Confused
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Bottle Rocket
    The Ice Storm
    Gimme Shelter
    Being John Malkovich


    Just ordered (all on BR):

    Blood Simple
    Mulholland Dr.
    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  18. Dave Garrett

    Dave Garrett Forum Resident

    Houston, TX
    I have had a similar conversation regarding books many times with a friend who has a similarly large collection to my own. We have both, on various occasions, had that conversation with people who visit our respective houses and just have to ask "Have you read all of these books?", at which point the concept of a reference library is explained. My friend is fond of saying "I may not read [Book X] for many years, but some day when I wake up in the middle of the night and need [Book X], it will be right there on the shelf waiting for me."

    Criterion releases are a reference library for cinema.
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  19. Dave Garrett

    Dave Garrett Forum Resident

    Houston, TX
    I hadn't noticed until it was pointed out to me earlier today, but this one appears to be OOP now and the asking prices at the usual online vendors are insane. Anyone know what the deal is? Did Criterion's license from Paramount just lapse after a set period of time? Or could they be considering a Blu-ray upgrade - AFAIK, the only one of the titles in that set that has been released on Blu is THE LAST COMMAND, by Eureka/Masters of Cinema in Region B.

    I remember how eagerly anticipated this set was when it was announced, as those films had been much-desired on home video by silent aficionados for a very long time. DOCKS OF NEW YORK had only been released in the US on VHS, and UNDERWORLD on a Japanese laserdisc (as a double feature with DOCKS OF NEW YORK) from source material that was pretty subpar.
  20. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    And, that makes us all wannabe librarians? Hey, what if we were instead to pool our money together, and finance one great big "reference library", where everybody access them all - and more! - for the benefit of all of us who may suddenly come to a question in the middle of the night, and "need" to look up what John Frankenheimer stated about Gregory Peck in that offhand comment during the 3rd documentary bonus in the Run Silent, Run Deep Anniversary Edition, and all you'd have to do is log in, access that particular file, listen to the entire interview, realise that he wasn't saying it about Gregory Peck, it was Peter Sellers...and then, satisfied you have taken advantage of this great, ever-so-useful resource...go back to sleep, conundrum answered.

    I guess what I'm still saying is, Californians just don't like public transportation, despite the traffic and pollution issues, because the bus doesn't go through the Starbucks drive-thru.
  21. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    It truly is and it seems to have inspired other companies such as Arrow and Vinegar Syndrome to give similar treatment to classic exploitation and genre films. I don't know if the world needs a definitive edition of Lady Terminator but I certainly do.
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  22. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    Added these Criterion titles from B&N over the weekend;
    Blood Simple
    The Palm Beach Story
    Something Wild (1961)
    Five Easy Pieces
  23. hubertfarnsworth

    hubertfarnsworth Forum Resident

    Raleigh, NC, USA
    On my way tonight to B&N, hoping to get Dead Man, Night of the Living Dead, Female Trouble, Silence of the Lambs, and Virgin Spring.
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  24. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Saw a B&N after work project tonight before the 4th holiday.

    Picked up Election Blu-Ray...didn't expect it to become a Beatles post, but they still had 1 of the Yesterday & Today "Butcher Cover" sticker CD in the bin!

  25. hubertfarnsworth

    hubertfarnsworth Forum Resident

    Raleigh, NC, USA
    My B&N was seriously picked over, they only had Female Trouble on Blu-Ray. They had no signage or displays for the sale though. I'll probably hit up another one today.

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