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Thursday, December 30th, 2010
9:59 am
America Lost and Found: The BBS Story
B&N has America Lost and Found: The BBS Story boxset at 50% off right now.

Not sure if these codes are still active D4M4X9Y and C3N8F7W, but I used the first one for an extra 15% off the sale price.

My favorite Criterion release of the year.
Monday, November 8th, 2010
1:27 pm
Has this community been dead or what?

Anyways, B&N is doing another 50% off sale on all Criterion titles until Nov. 21st. In-store and online.

Good time to get some new release or pick up a few old ones.

I pre-ordered Antichrist, Night of The Hunter, and Modern Times. Then picked up House, Paths of Glory, Breathless, and The Magician (awesome Bergman film) on bluray for $17.99 each using the Library check out for Barns & Noble.
Monday, July 12th, 2010
5:39 pm
Get to your local Barns & Noble or go to BN.com asap!!!

the yearly Criterion 50% off sale in going on right now!
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
10:50 am
lars von trier's 'antichrist' coming to the collection this fall.
personally, i'm pretty excited about it since i think it was one of the better films from last year and an incredibly important film in his career.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
3:11 pm
A surprisingly large amount of Criterion releases are about to go OOP at the end of March.

Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (Eclipse Series 6)
Le corbeau
Coup de torchon
Diary of a Country Priest
The Fallen Idol
Forbidden Games (Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Gervaise (Essential Art House edition)
Grand Illusion (Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Le jour se lève (Essential Art House edition)
Last Holiday (Essential Art House edition)
Mayerling (Essential Art House edition)
The Orphic Trilogy
Peeping Tom
Pierrot le fou (DVD and Blu-ray editions)
Port of Shadows
Quai des Orfèvres
The Small Back Room
The Tales of Hoffmann (Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Le trou
Variety Lights (Essential Art House edition)
The White Sheik

confirmed via Criterion's latest newsletter.

all titles are marked down in price by $5.00 on their official site, until all titles are sold out.

I already own Pierrot le fou on blu-ray, but are any other titles worth picking up before the market price is driven waaay up?
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
7:16 pm
Just to keep the community rolling.
How many Criterions have you watched? I'm at 47 and counting. Edit: make that 45. Whoops.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
4:00 pm
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
5:09 pm

If you happen to live in the Twin Cities area, the first film in the Russian Film Series at the Heights Theatre in Columbia Heights is TONIGHT!  It's Alexander Nevsky. Showtimes are at 7 & 9:15 PM.  You should come and/or tell others to check it out.  It's a fun event held in a beautiful old restored theater.

More info here...Collapse )

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
12:36 pm
Criterion DVDs for Sale
The auctions I put up for the following Criterion DVDs didn't sell. So I'm posting them up here if anyone's interested in any of them. I'm asking $25 for each title (unless specified; which is cheaper than DVD Planet) and I'm offering free US Shipping. Take a bonus $2 off for each additional title chosen. Free delivery confirmation and I'm accepting payments through Paypal.

As mentioned before: All are brand new/factory sealed from a smoke-free home, purchased directly from Criterion (no bootlegs/imports or any of the sort).

$25 each

The Tales of Hoffman
The 49th Parallel
Canterbury Tale
The Thief of Bagdad
I Know Where I'm Going!
The Red Shoes
Ali: Fear Eats The Soul
La Jette/Sans Soleil

$20 each
Le Samourai
Band of Outsiders
Milky Way

I also have an opened, like-new Milk Way I'm selling for $15. If interested in any of the above DVDs email me at panicinzero@gmail.com and I will send you an invoice if they're still available. Thanks.
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
6:49 pm
Borders sale
Sorry for the late notice, but Borders is again having their 40% off single and double disc DVDs (including Blu Ray). The sale ends today, so that leaves a lot of people with around five hours... but if you read this in time, I hope you can get a deal on some Criterion or Kino discs! It's good on Borders.com as well.

coupon link

Oh, in order to receive the discount on up to three films, you need to be a Rewards member. Here's the link to sign up. If you're going to a store, you can do it there also.
Saturday, July 19th, 2008
11:58 am
Deep Discount Sale
For my fellow film nerds, Deep Discount is having a Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale on Criterion Collection DVDs.  A sale like that on Criterion discs is pretty rare so I'd jump on this one.
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
8:42 pm
Alex Cox's Walker
Hello, I just blindly purchased Walker (since Borders had a 40% off DVD sale for the past two days). However, after reading several reviews, I've determined that perhaps this was one of the worst Criterions to do that with... but I'm still hopeful. If similar to Jodorowsky's El Topo or Jarmusch's Dead Man, I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

Has anyone in this community seen it? Please share your thoughts. Thank you!
Thursday, May 15th, 2008
9:51 pm
August Releases
Coming this August, for those unaware:

440, 441, 442Collapse )

Funny, just three releases for this August, and...what? Oh yeah...

One more...Collapse )
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
9:26 pm
on a related noted, what titles do folks think will *not* be upgraded to blu ray?
(besides the obvious out of print films.)
7:55 pm
Criterion go Blu-ray!

Newsletter says that they are going to star releasing Blu-ray versions of some previous films and at least a few new editions to the roster:

The Third Man
Bottle Rocket
Chungking Express

The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Last Emperor
El Norte
The 400 Blows
Gimme Shelter
The Complete Monterey Pop
For All Mankind
The Wages of Fear

I don't even have a blu-ray player.

Raise your hand if you're going to buy the Wages of Fear or The Third Man for a third time! Goodbye pennies!
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
1:12 pm
12:13 pm
two questions; one direct, one tangential
Takes on Criterion's releasing practices lately? Would you rather see more good-but-already-available movies get the treatment, like Two-Lane Blacktop or The Last Emperor, or is the part of the cycle we're in now with the small, fascinating obscurities like Mafioso or Walker more to your taste? If you couldn't tell from the loaded language I prefer the latter; no question some of the films they've redone have been deserving, but I just don't get the sense of progression from that as I do with unavailable films.

Which leads in to my next based-on-wild-rumors question: Last Year at Marienbad. On the way, potential future release, totally impossible, or what? Anybody?

And while we're at it:

Thoughts? I got nothin'.
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
9:42 am
Selling some Criterion DVD's on eBay
I'm selling the Criterion Collection By Brakhage DVD on eBay, so if you're interested take a look. Also, I'm selling two Luis Bunuel films released by Kino DVD and Transflux DVD. Here's the link to the auctions:

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
8:47 am
eclipse recommendations?
I'd like to Netflix some titles from the Eclipse series, but I don't know where to start. Can anyone provide some recommendations? I've heard great things about the Samuel Fuller box, and I love Bergman, so I'm thinking that I would like the Bergman edition.

Speaking of Bergman, Max Von Sydow came into the Borders where I work last night (in Boston). I helped him find a Leonard Bernstein DVD box set. Seemed like a very nice guy. He's in the upcoming Scorsese film that's being shot here ("Ashcliffe").
2:38 am
Jules Dassin has died, and it is a shame.
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