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The Criterion Collection.


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For those of you who aren't familiar. From their site:

 

 

Since 1984, the Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. Over the years, as we moved from laserdisc to DVD, Blu-ray disc, and online streaming, we’ve seen a lot of things change, but one thing has remained constant: our commitment to publishing the defining moments of cinema for a wider and wider audience. The foundation of the collection is the work of such masters of cinema as Renoir, Godard, Kurosawa, Cocteau, Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, Fuller, Lean, Kubrick, Lang, Sturges, Dreyer, Eisenstein, Ozu, Sirk, Buñuel, Powell and Pressburger. Each film is presented uncut, in its original aspect ratio, as its maker intended it to be seen. Every time we start work on a film, we track down the best available film elements in the world, use state-of-the-art telecine equipment and a select few colorists capable of meeting our rigorous standards, then take time during the film-to-video digital transfer to create the most pristine possible image and sound. Whenever possible, we work with directors and cinematographers to ensure that the look of our releases does justice to their intentions. Our supplements enable viewers to appreciate Criterion films in context, through audio commentaries by filmmakers and scholars, restored director’s cuts, deleted scenes, documentaries, shooting scripts, early shorts, and storyboards. To date, more than 150 filmmakers have made our library of Director Approved DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and laserdiscs the most significant archive of contemporary filmmaking available to the home viewer.

 

 

Film buffs will most likely be familiar with the Criterion Collection. They're having a flash sale today and it got me thinking about wanting to talk about the Criterion Collection and some of the great movies they have in there (and some of the questionable ones like Armageddon and Chasing Amy). To those of you who are familiar with Criterion and may own quite a few of their DVDs/blu-rays, which are your favorites, what are some of your favorite cover arts and what movies do you hope to see get a Criterion release in the future?

 

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I know they're all good movies, but there's something pompous to me, about the Criterion collection.

 

Anyway, much of the collection is on Hulu plus, if anyone has the means.

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I know they're all good movies, but there's something pompous to me, about the Criterion collection.

 

Anyway, much of the collection is on Hulu plus, if anyone has the means.

 

 

Yeah, I've managed to just ignore the snob factor that comes with some of the movies. As for movies I am still hoping to get a Criterion release, since Thief got one a year or two ago I'm hoping for Manhunter to get a release on their since the old DVD release is weak.

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