Criterion Blu-ray titles!

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  1. JoHud

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    The only one I wanted that I didn't already own was On the Waterfront, so I threw in Ministry of Fear. I don't think I saved any money, but it'll whittle down what I'll end up buying during the B&N summer sale.
     
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    Wow, On the Waterfront and Sansho backordered already, and I had to hold on until now to order. Lame. Looks like I missed out on this one. Just gonna wait for B&N summer sale I guess.
     
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    I was able to complete my Criterion collection today. I ordered just before noon CST and the order was accepted. I only missed out on the blu upgrade of Ivan's Childhood (I already have the SD), so I'll pick it up on the next B&N sale. Thanks, fellow posters!
     
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    Thanks for the tip (well, I thank you--my wallet, not so much). Picked up 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Ride with the Devil, Anatomy of a Murder and Stagecoach. It's been quite the Criterion kick for me lately. Recently grabbed two Chaplins, Man Who Knew Too Much, Thin Red Line and Playtime on BD, plus found Spellbound, Notorious and Rebecca on DVD for reasonable price (have the BDs of the last three but I wanted the extras from the Criterion sets--I don't normally hunt down extras unless they are useful for a class but Hitchcock is my favourite director and I'm always on the lookout for good material on his films).
     
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    Got ON THE WATERFRONT, TWO-LANE BLACKTOP and ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS.
     
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    I'm kinda surprised that On the Waterfront is so popular, but then I shouldn't be I guess ha ha. The massive March wave of Criterion was the only wave to show up on Amazon.ca at a decent price before going up to $41 cdn per title so I got all those on pre-order. This all adds up to March being a pretty big Criterion month for me. I think I'm caught up on the titles I really wanted.
    Now I need another sale to cover the Repo Man month! Collecting Criterion NEVER ENDS!
     
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    No, it doesn't, but sometimes you get to take a breather. Not lately, though.
     
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    Not if you collect every spine lol. I just did another order for 3 more - was going to get Sansho but it's gone so I got Summer Interlude, Summer with Monika and Bottle Rocket. Will be a nice day when I only have to keep up with new ones lol
     
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    Oh bummer, I missed out on ON THE WATERFRONT and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. I will wait until the B and N summer sale to place an order, any savings would be taken by the shipping costs since my order would otherwise not exceed $50.
     
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    I get by that by ordering one more movie lol
     
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    Confirmation that Janus Films/Criterion has THE BROOD (and even though it isn't mentioned, SCANNERS)
    That article also mentions that Janus is working on a Jacques Demy retrospective
     
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    And since they mention it by name they more than likely picked up The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which would be amazing.
     
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    In reading that they seemed careful to word it so as not to say that Umbrellas was one of the titles, just using it to identify the director...
     
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    I'm curious. Does Janus, which distributes to multiple avenues (theatrical, broadcast, and home-video) acquiring a title, mean that Criterion has the rights to sell the DVD/Blu-Ray? I thought Janus was the parent company, and Criterion was one arm of the company. Are there cases where Janus has certain rights but not all rights? David
     
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    Typically Janis has complete control of what they have in their catalog. It's just that back in the VHS and laser days they used to sublicense to other companies like Embassy, Kino, and even Sony to get their stuff out.
     
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    Gents, As our site will be moving for the next few days, we will not be posting the Criterion Press Releases that usually arrive today. Most likely those press releases will go up Sunday or Monday. In the meantime, you can find out what Criterion will be announcing today directly from their website.
     
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    I'm at a loss on this one.
     
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    Frances Ha apparantly.
     
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    I don't know what that means. :(
     

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