A huge THANK-YOU! to Criterion

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  1. Dick

    Dick Producer

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    Criterion is certainly making up for their loss of the Studio Canal titles, and then some! It seems they have made licensing agreements with about 80% of all the studios, and are churning out an almost incredible number of magnificent Blu-rays these past few months and in the next few. More than ever, I eagerly await their new monthly announcements, as there are almost invariably one, two, or even three Blu's that seem indispensible to my collection. Their output is just about on par with that of major studios, and in all but a few cases (the Warner Bros. classic titles, to name one), their choices for release are infinitely more intelligent and, for a true collector, compelling.

     

    I'm all in, and endlessly grateful.
     
  2. John Hodson

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    Seconded. Obviously.
     
  3. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith Extremely Talented Member
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    Seriously. And when's the next 50%-off sale? I NEED MY FIX.

     
     
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    Yeah, I think November may be their best month ever.
     
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    I think I have every title in November on pre-order. Going to be expensive, but worth it. I've been wanting an upgrade of "Night Of The Hunter" for ages, and that Lost in America set is too good to pass up since I never did buy any of them on SD.
     
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    I'll second that! They are the ONLY studio right now whose titles I feel safe pre-ordering. (And at prices above my normal per-title limit.) Not only are their releases an example of Blu-ray done right, but they have put a lot of great movies on my radar I would have never seen otherwise.
     
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    In addition to the consistently impressive product they continue to churn out (I still marvel at the fact that this is an indie label releasing the kinds of films, in the kinds of editions, that would bankrupt just about anybody else) Criterion should also be applauded for not bombarding us with forced trailers and pointless disclaimers before the film.
     
  8. Steve Christou

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    Guillermo del Toro was like a kid in a candy store when he visited the Criterion offices, picking up Charade, Thin Red Line and a few other discs, check out the video -

     

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=992251652678

     

     

     

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5196
     
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    Thanks for posting that link! Always good to see Directors geeking out to films and showing enthusiasm.

     

    Great stuff
     
  10. Jamie E

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    Criterion is definitely making up for their foot-dragging before getting into HD. Now I just want to see an official announcement and date for The Game on Blu, and I'm all set!
     

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