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Barnes & Noble Semi-Annual 50% off Criterion Sale

Discussion in 'Bargains and Deals' started by Ronald Epstein, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    I'm a big fan of The Breakfast Club and that's an excellent disc. Criterion has done some nice work this year (The Silence Of The Lambs, Night Of The Living Dead, the Dietrich/von Sternberg set) but I'd say that The Breakfast Club is their best release that I've seen.
     
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    In had Silence of the Lambs in my hand, but put it down. For some reason, Anthony Hopkins freaks me the F out in this movie and I doubt I'd ever watch it knowing what I was getting into. I'm hoping to watch something either tonight or tomorrow night.

    The Before Trilogy was also on my "maybe" list but luckily there weren't any at the B/N I went into.
     
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    I picked up The Breakfast Club when I went to pick up titles during the sale. I had no idea they released this! I’d only seen it once. Ages ago. I like it and it felt like a special and unusual film.
     
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    King of Jazz and The Philadelphia Story came home today. Sampled the first title: transfer and presentation is as stunning as when I saw one of the repertory screenings last October. And I confess the first thing I went to was one of the Oswald Rabbit cartoons, "My Pal Paul." That, too, was as beautifully restored as the main feature.

    Look forward to watching it all, plus Hepburn / Grant / Stewart, as soon as possible!
     
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    Both of those transfers are indeed stunning. I'm sitting on Women in Love, Tom Jones, and The Age of Innocence knowing they're going to look spectacular, but I have to set-up my new receiver which is going to take some time. It'll get done over the next day or two.
     
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    Ok, so... Long long time reader but rare posting anything and I'm gonna finally get into putting in my $0.02 worth on posts every so often, and where better to start than my beloved Criterion Sale thread... To make up for lost time, since I've now kept track on my new phone, hehe....

    July 2017
    Gimme Shelter blu
    Tokyo Story blu
    Dekalog set blu
    His Girl Friday blu
    The Lodger blu
    Ace in the Hole blu
    400 Blows blu

    November 2017
    Philadelphia Story blu
    Barry Lyndon blu
    *renewed B&N membership for continued discount ;) *

    July 2018
    Moonrise Kingdom blu
    Woman of the Year blu
    Being There blu
    Passion of Joan of Arc blu

    About half of these were upgrades from dvd versions... Normally budget around $80-100 each July & Nov for the sale, so my wallet doesn't go into shock & I end up eating only Ramen noodles for the last week of the month... Might have to jump back in again later too to grab that Bull Durham, plus finish up my Kubricks with Paths of Glory... Who says you can't love inanimate objects? ;)
     
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    Nobody with any real character, but it's time to start getting the phone numbers ready when you start believing they love you in return
     
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    During this sale I picked up Jabberwocky, Midnight Cowboy, Bull Durham and Election.
     
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    I haven't seen any love here for Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man. I picked it up last week and have been slowly going through the extras.

    The film itself has always had a hypnotizing effect on me. I don't have the old blu to compare, but this criterion edition is gorgeous. Lools great uprezzed on my 4k tv.

    And the extras are quite good. But then I'm also a big Neil Young fan.

    Its not to everyones taste, (most criterion titles aren't, which is why they're such a great label) as it shifts from absurdity to dark absurdity to calm philosophical rambling. But it works for me.

    Bring on a criterion Ghost Dog please.

    P.S. I listened to an episode of Gilbert Gottfrieds podcast recently with Phil Rosenthal who talked a lot about Robert Mitchum and his work ethic. He showed up, did what was asked, and got paid. I can't imagine what was going through Mitchums mind as he was talking to the giant stuffed bear, but he pulled it off magnificently.
     
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    Great movie, Dead Man. Robbie Mueller, the DP, died recently. Gorgeous B&W images.
     

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