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CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting OCTOBER 19, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS
Just got an email announcing the sale plus a $10 Reward Code so if you're on the mailing list, might want to check

In the last couple sales no PROMO CODE was needed and prices have automatically been changed to 50% after the sale starts.

50% off MSRP (not current/Usual price) all in-stock movies -- DVD, BD, Includes Eclipse set, but not general merchandise. Backorders and pre-orders usually haven't been allowed. Items will go OOS so don't wait too long though the last few sales, many things did come back into stock at least once if not several times during the sale.
The website usually gets hammered in the first couple hrs so be patient.


Free Shipping at $50 in the Lower 48 US otherwise $6.95 flat rate shipping USPS or $10.95 UPS Ground
Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, PO Box, APO/FPO USPS PRIORITY MAIL
FREE SHIPPING has always been calculated before applying any promo rewards or Gift Certificates are deducted. I think it's also pre-tax so 49.97 + tax isn't free.

No International orders other than Canada
. The last few sales, a CA site www.unobstructedview.com has run a parallel sale of 40-50% off items with lower shipping costs and shipped from within
the borders so faster and no worries about extra customs fees.
DHL Express $23USD Flat Rate
Customs and Brokerage fees added by Delivery Service/Collected at Delivery and are the responsibility of the customer

Sales Tax has been expanded and now required for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Criterion Loyalty program -- $50 Gift Cert for every cumulative purchase of $500 even if it takes 5 years. In the past those loyal rewards certs are sent via email almost immediately and are eligible for immediate use.
If you are close to $500 and have enough total items, I'd suggest making an order just big enough to qualify for the Loyalty Cert plus FS, then make another $50+ order with the extra money rather than make one large order and then have to wait 6 months for the next flash sale though the GC/Rewards don;t expire. You can load them into your account and the $$$ will be available next sale.


RELEASED SINCE LAST FLASH SALE IN FEBRUARY
Touki Bouki Blu-ray7155152564149-Mar-2021
Céline and Julie Go Boating Blu-ray71551525661216-Mar-2021
World of Wong Kar Wai Blu-ray71551525631523-Mar-2021$200
Defending Your Life Blu-ray71551525701530-Mar-2021
Persona (Criterion Collection)71551525731230-Mar-2021Re-Release BD Only
Secrets & Lies Blu-ray71551525681030-Mar-2021
History Is Made at Night (Criterion Collection)71551525741113-Apr-2021
Memories of Murder (Criterion Collection)71551525771820-Apr-2021
The Furies (Criterion Collection)71551525761920-Apr-2021
Irma Vep (Criterion Collection)71551525811127-Apr-2021
Masculin Feminin (Criterion Collection)71551525851727-Apr-2021
Trances Blu-ray7155152583194-May-2021
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Blu-ray71551525791611-May-2021
Merrily We Go to Hell Blu-ray71551525861611-May-2021
Flowers of Shanghai Blu-ray71551525881418-May-2021
Nightmare Alley Blu-ray71551525901925-May-2021
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion7155152521198-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
The Human Condition Blu-ray7155152598118-Jun-2021$60
Y Tu Mamá También (Criterion Collection)7155152596138-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
By Brakhage: An Anthology: Volumes 171551526081715-Jun-2021Re-Release - Std Case $60
Streetwise / Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell Blu-ray71551525921715-Jun-2021
The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs71551526011422-Jun-2021$50
Visions of Eight Blu-ray71551525991022-Jun-2021
Breaking the Waves (Criterion Collection)71551526131929-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
Frances Ha (Criterion Collection)71551526091629-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
George Washington (Criterion Collection)71551526101229-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
King of the Hill (Criterion Collection)71551526121029-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
Love Streams (Criterion Collection)71551526111129-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
Pariah Blu-ray71551526031229-Jun-2021
Pickup on South Street Blu-ray71551526051029-Jun-2021
Bringing Up Baby Blu-ray7155152614186-Jul-2021
Mirror Blu-ray7155152606196-Jul-2021
Deep Cover Blu-ray71551526161613-Jul-2021
Working Girls Blu-ray71551526181413-Jul-2021
La piscine Blu-ray71551526201920-Jul-2021


RELEASED SINCE END OF LAST B&N SALE
After Life Blu-ray71551526291010-Aug-2021
Original Cast Album: "Company" Blu-ray71551526311517-Aug-2021
Ashes and Diamonds Blu-ray71551526371924-Aug-2021
Beasts of No Nation Blu-ray71551526351131-Aug-2021
Mona Lisa71551526391714-Sep-2021
Throw Down71551526401321-Sep-2021
Love and Basketball71551526331321-Sep-2021
Damned71551526441928-Sep-2021
Melvin Van Peebles: Essential Films71551526461728-Sep-2021$125
Onibaba7155152649145-Oct-2021
High Sierra71551526421112-Oct-2021
Ratcatcher71551526501019-Oct-2021
The Incredible Shrinking Man71551526511919-Oct-2021
 
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THE CRITERION COLLECTION
OCTOBER 18, 2021​


Dear Criterion Collectors,

It’s that time again!

Because you’re a loyal criterion.com shopper, we wanted you to be the first to know that our 24-hour flash sale starts tomorrow, Tuesday, October 19 at noon ET! All in-stock Blu-rays and DVDs will be marked down to 50% off the SRP.

As a small gesture of our appreciation, here’s a $10 gift certificate to enter at checkout when you place your next order.

XXXXXX

Start building your Wish List now, and set your alarm for noon ET tomorrow!

Happy shopping!
The Criterion Team​


Note for those that like to preload your cart anticipating the start. It is possible and prices will automatically adjust at the start of the sale, BUT Criterion regularly empties stagnant carts seemingly every few hours or less. If you load it tonight it will likely be gone tomorrow. I usually load it sometime after 10-11am ET and recheck a bit before the sale starts.

If you're not sure, definitely use the Wishlist to save the items you're pretty sure you want -- esp the high value and new releases like High Sierra is likely to be.
 

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Hmmm... anyone else not receive their anticipated $10 GC email yet?

I also still haven't received the flash sale email yet either... even though they would've sent 2 by this point for prior sales -- 1st around noon-ish and another "reminder" around now ahead of the sale (and then another reminder midday tomorrow)...

Instead, I did receive an email today to check out what's leaving the Criterion Channel end of this month...

_Man_
 

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I'm about 80 points away from my next $50 as well, so it looks like a good time to look at 2 orders.
get the big wants 1st then go back for some more with the Free Dollars though my mind just takes 9% off everything instead of considering 3 items free.

First advanced unconfirmed rumor that the BN sale MAY BE slated to start Friday Oct 29 so an extra weekend up front this year. If they held off until the next Friday then the sale would probably only be 3.5 weeks though 4 weekends.
 

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Hmmm... anyone else not receive their anticipated $10 GC email yet?

I also still haven't received the flash sale email yet either... even though they would've sent 2 by this point for prior sales -- 1st around noon-ish and another "reminder" around now ahead of the sale (and then another reminder midday tomorrow)...

Instead, I did receive an email today to check out what's leaving the Criterion Channel end of this month...

_Man_
I haven't gotten either too.
 

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Nothing here, either.

Must be a selective group. Others need not bother to shop.
 

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CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting OCTOBER 19, 2021 Noon ET for 24 HRS
Just got an email announcing the sale plus a $10 Reward Code so if you're on the mailing list, might want to check

In the last couple sales no PROMO CODE was needed and prices have automatically been changed to 50% after the sale starts.

50% off MSRP (not current/Usual price) all in-stock movies -- DVD, BD, Includes Eclipse set, but not general merchandise. Backorders and pre-orders usually haven't been allowed. Items will go OOS so don't wait too long though the last few sales, many things did come back into stock at least once if not several times during the sale.
The website usually gets hammered in the first couple hrs so be patient.


Free Shipping at $50 in the Lower 48 US otherwise $6.95 flat rate shipping USPS or $10.95 UPS Ground
Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, PO Box, APO/FPO USPS PRIORITY MAIL
FREE SHIPPING has always been calculated before applying any promo rewards or Gift Certificates are deducted. I think it's also pre-tax so 49.97 + tax isn't free.

No International orders other than Canada
. The last few sales, a CA site www.unobstructedview.com has run a parallel sale of 40-50% off items with lower shipping costs and shipped from within
the borders so faster and no worries about extra customs fees.
DHL Express $23USD Flat Rate
Customs and Brokerage fees added by Delivery Service/Collected at Delivery and are the responsibility of the customer

Sales Tax has been expanded and now required for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Criterion Loyalty program -- $50 Gift Cert for every cumulative purchase of $500 even if it takes 5 years. In the past those loyal rewards certs are sent via email almost immediately and are eligible for immediate use.
If you are close to $500 and have enough total items, I'd suggest making an order just big enough to qualify for the Loyalty Cert plus FS, then make another $50+ order with the extra money rather than make one large order and then have to wait 6 months for the next flash sale though the GC/Rewards don;t expire. You can load them into your account and the $$$ will be available next sale.


RELEASED SINCE LAST FLASH SALE IN FEBRUARY
Touki Bouki Blu-ray7155152564149-Mar-2021
Céline and Julie Go Boating Blu-ray71551525661216-Mar-2021
World of Wong Kar Wai Blu-ray71551525631523-Mar-2021$200
Defending Your Life Blu-ray71551525701530-Mar-2021
Persona (Criterion Collection)71551525731230-Mar-2021Re-Release BD Only
Secrets & Lies Blu-ray71551525681030-Mar-2021
History Is Made at Night (Criterion Collection)71551525741113-Apr-2021
Memories of Murder (Criterion Collection)71551525771820-Apr-2021
The Furies (Criterion Collection)71551525761920-Apr-2021
Irma Vep (Criterion Collection)71551525811127-Apr-2021
Masculin Feminin (Criterion Collection)71551525851727-Apr-2021
Trances Blu-ray7155152583194-May-2021
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Blu-ray71551525791611-May-2021
Merrily We Go to Hell Blu-ray71551525861611-May-2021
Flowers of Shanghai Blu-ray71551525881418-May-2021
Nightmare Alley Blu-ray71551525901925-May-2021
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion7155152521198-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
The Human Condition Blu-ray7155152598118-Jun-2021$60
Y Tu Mamá También (Criterion Collection)7155152596138-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
By Brakhage: An Anthology: Volumes 171551526081715-Jun-2021Re-Release - Std Case $60
Streetwise / Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell Blu-ray71551525921715-Jun-2021
The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs71551526011422-Jun-2021$50
Visions of Eight Blu-ray71551525991022-Jun-2021
Breaking the Waves (Criterion Collection)71551526131929-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
Frances Ha (Criterion Collection)71551526091629-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
George Washington (Criterion Collection)71551526101229-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
King of the Hill (Criterion Collection)71551526121029-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
Love Streams (Criterion Collection)71551526111129-Jun-2021Re-Release BD Only
Pariah Blu-ray71551526031229-Jun-2021
Pickup on South Street Blu-ray71551526051029-Jun-2021
Bringing Up Baby Blu-ray7155152614186-Jul-2021
Mirror Blu-ray7155152606196-Jul-2021
Deep Cover Blu-ray71551526161613-Jul-2021
Working Girls Blu-ray71551526181413-Jul-2021
La piscine Blu-ray71551526201920-Jul-2021


RELEASED SINCE END OF LAST B&N SALE
After Life Blu-ray71551526291010-Aug-2021
Original Cast Album: "Company" Blu-ray71551526311517-Aug-2021
Ashes and Diamonds Blu-ray71551526371924-Aug-2021
Beasts of No Nation Blu-ray71551526351131-Aug-2021
Mona Lisa71551526391714-Sep-2021
Throw Down71551526401321-Sep-2021
Love and Basketball71551526331321-Sep-2021
Damned71551526441928-Sep-2021
Melvin Van Peebles: Essential Films71551526461728-Sep-2021$125
Onibaba7155152649145-Oct-2021
High Sierra71551526421112-Oct-2021
Ratcatcher71551526501019-Oct-2021
The Incredible Shrinking Man71551526511919-Oct-2021
Waiting for the prices to be adjusted for the sale. My titles: High Sierra, Company, and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Too bad the new 4Ks are not available yet. Will look forward to B&N sale next month!
 

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Just put in my order for High Sierra, OBC Company and The Incredible Shrinking Man. Looking forward to watching all 3.
 

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Not quite the deal I was expecting.

Added HIGH SIERRA to my cart. By the time tax and shipping were added it was the same price (if not slightly more) than what Amazon is selling it for and I can get it two-day shipping with that vendor.

No sale.
 

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Hmmm... anyone else not receive their anticipated $10 GC email yet?

I also still haven't received the flash sale email yet either... even though they would've sent 2 by this point for prior sales -- 1st around noon-ish and another "reminder" around now ahead of the sale (and then another reminder midday tomorrow)...

Instead, I did receive an email today to check out what's leaving the Criterion Channel end of this month...

_Man_
I never got mine. However I found I never used a $10 gift certificate sent in March 2020 as an incentive to buy a movie at the start of pandemic. There was no sale at that time. The gift certificate still worked and I used it for this sale. I wonder if I didn't get a gift certificate this time because I had one outstanding.
 

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Not quite the deal I was expecting.

Added HIGH SIERRA to my cart. By the time tax and shipping were added it was the same price (if not slightly more) than what Amazon is selling it for and I can get it two-day shipping with that vendor.

No sale.

Exactly. The only way to make out on Criterion's 50% off sales is to buy three or more titles so that free shipping kicks in. Otherwise? Not worth the trouble. Perhaps Amazon will drop their prices before the sale is over, maybe not.

No $10 gift certificate here either BTW, although I did get the flash sale email.
 

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Exactly. The only way to make out on Criterion's 50% off sales is to buy three or more titles so that free shipping kicks in. Otherwise? Not worth the trouble. Perhaps Amazon will drop their prices before the sale is over, maybe not.

No $10 gift card here either BTW, although I did get the flash sale email.

Had the same thoughts about Amazon. They usually price match the Criterion sale price.

I just put HIGH SIERRA into CAMELCAMELCAMEL so it will track the drop...if it happens.

Thanks, Doug!
 

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Sale is LIVE -I received an email announcing the sale but no discount ...

Ordered
High Sierra
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Company ...
 

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Not quite the deal I was expecting.

Added HIGH SIERRA to my cart. By the time tax and shipping were added it was the same price (if not slightly more) than what Amazon is selling it for and I can get it two-day shipping with that vendor.

No sale.

Like most sales, they all have advantage and disadvantages. Criterion Flash Sales have always had the Free Shipping at $50 so until you hit that level, it's probably not worth it.

If you are going to order a single, I'd suggest waiting until the B&N sale starts, let Amazon piggyback and then order it then since you've already paid the Prime Fee
 

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