Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RK2249, Aug 9, 2017.
And it's a BIG total package. Had to keep mine away from my other Criterions as it doesn't fit !
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Last Year at Marienbad
The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Night of the Hunter
On the Waterfront
One Eyed Jacks
The Silence of the Lambs
The Seventh Seal
Sweet Smell of Success
The Third Man
There's probably a few more, mostly DVDs.
Last night I picked up:
The Night Of The Hunter
Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders
The Breakfast Club
All good choices.
Have you seen Valerie before? Love that film.
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.
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.
Looks right up my alley, thanks.
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....!
Urban Dictionary: kevyip
Kept my spending down this time because fireworks killed me earlier in the week. Got Night Of The Living Dead and Carnival Of Souls.
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.
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.
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
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)
Belle de Jour
Big Deal on Madonna Street
Branded to Kill
Breaking Point, The
Canterbury Tale, A
Chimes at Midnight
Complete Lady Snowblood, The
Complete Monterey Pop Festival, The
Complete Mr. Arkadin, The
Coup de torchon
Design for Living
Devil & Daniel Webster, The (106 Minute Restored Version)
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The
Don't Look Now
Down by Law
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
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
Green for Danger
Heaven Can Wait
Hidden Fortress, The
High and Low
His Girl Friday
Horse's Mouth, The
I Know Where I'm Going!
I Married a Witch
Immortal Story, 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
Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The
Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The
Lone Wolf and Cub
Lower Depths: Two Films, The
Lubitsch Musicals - Eclipse Series 8
M. Hulot's Holiday (Reissue)
Make Way for Tomorrow
Milky Way, The
Monty Python's Life of Brian
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
Phantom Carriage, The
Phantom of Liberty, The
Pigs, Pimps, & Prostitutes: 3 Films by Shohei Imamura
Red Shoes, The
Ride the Pink Horse
Sabu! - Eclipse Series 30
Shoot the Piano Player
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)
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
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
Vengeance Is Mine
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
Yojimbo / Sanjuro: Two Samurai Films by Akira Kurosawa
Young Mr. Lincoln
Youth of the Beast
Thief of Bagdad, The
Thinking of picking up Election and Midnight Cowboy during the sale.
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.
Heh - Criterion Collection DVD's are going to be the National Geographic of the 21st Century!
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.
Dressed to Kill
12 Angry Men
Dazed and Confused
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Ice Storm
Being John Malkovich
Just ordered (all on BR):
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
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.
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.
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.
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.
Added these Criterion titles from B&N over the weekend;
The Palm Beach Story
Something Wild (1961)
Five Easy Pieces
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.
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!
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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