Criterions at Netflix

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  1. Tommy Ceez

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    Since Netflix lists CC nowhere in thier descriptions could we start a list of CC titles that they offer based upon your experience and knowledge of cover art. Also please list if theres additional value on a second disk that should not be missed.
     
  2. Doug Schiller

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    Here are the ones I know they have...

    Red Beard, Sanjuro, Yojimbo, Throne of Blood.

    They don't seem to have...

    Fear and Loathing, Straw Dogs...

    In my experience, if it is only available on Criterion, Netflix will have it.
    If they have an older, studio version (Straw Dogs) they will not stock the Criterion one.

    Doug
     
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    The ones I've rented from them that were definitely Criterion:
    • The Unbearable Lightness of Being — although they may now have it mixed in with the MGM version.
    • The Seventh Seal

    I'll post if I remember more.
     
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    My experience has been the same as Doug's - they have basically all the Criterions that don't have a non-Criterion counterpart. They have really improved their acquisitions of Criterion over the last year or so and always have the new releases on the street date. The wide availability of Criterions is one of my favorite things about Netflix.
     
  5. Dmitry

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    OK, in addition to "Criterion only" DVDs I've run into Criterion edition of Charade (doesn't mean the Criterion is the only version they stock, not counting The Truth About Charlie).
     
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    Rashomon
    Hidden Fortress


    Do the Right Thing was NOT criterion.

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    Holadem
     
  8. danak

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    I'd really like to know if Robocop, Silence of the Lambs, The 39 Steps, and Rebecca are the Criterion versions or not. One just can't tell from the Netflix website.

    The ones I'm pretty sure aren't the Criterion versions based on rental or the web description and screen shot:
    Alexander Nevsky
    Armageddon
    Beauty and the Beast (1946 restored version; they do have the older Criterion version)
    Billy Liar (doesn't have the title at all)
    Blood of a Poet (doesn't have the title at all)
    Bob Le Flambeaur (doesn't have the title at all)
    Brazil
    By Brakhage - An Anthology (doesn't have the title at all)
    Charade
    Day of Wrath (doesn't have the title at all)
    Dead Ringers (doesn't have the title at all)
    Double Suicide
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Fiend Without a Face
    Gertrud (doesn't have the title at all)
    Grey Gardens (doesn't have the title at all)
    Hard Boiled
    Ivan the Terrible Part 1
    Ivan the Terrible Part 2
    Juliet of the Spirits
    The Killer
    Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (doesn't have the title at all)
    Love on the Run
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    My Life as a Dog
    My Man Godfrey
    Notorious
    Ordet (doesn't have the title at all)
    Orpheus (doesn't have the title at all)
    The Rock
    Rushmore
    Salesman (doesn't have the title at all)
    The Scarlet Empress (doesn't have the title at all)
    Sid & Nancy (doesn't have the title at all)
    Spartacus
    Spellbound
    Stolen Kisses
    Straw Dogs
    Testament of Orpheus (doesn't have the title at all)
    This Is Spinal Tap
    W.C. Fields: Six Short Films

    If anyone knows differently on the above list, I would appreciate the correction

    Dana
     
  9. Josh Steinberg

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    They do have The Seventh Seal and The Seven Samurai from Criterion.

    (Speaking of CC discs, why the hell didn't I buy Dead Ringers when I had the chance?)
     
  10. Dmitry

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    Dana, as I posted before, the Charade that I rented from Netflix was in fact the Criterion. We can add Diabolique (1955) to the list of the ones they have, but I believe that's a CC-only release. Also, the Robocop that I rented was CC as well. However that was a while ago:
    1. Robocop — rented January, 2000.
    2. Charade — rented June, 2000.
    3. The Unbearable Lightness of Being — rented August, 2002.[/list=1]

      It's possible that by now all the CC discs of the above three movies have been replaced with other editions.
     
  11. Dan Rudolph

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    Sathyan, Chasing Amy has only been released as a Criterion.
     
  12. Chris Lockwood

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    > I'd really like to know if Robocop, Silence of the Lambs, The 39 Steps, and Rebecca are the Criterion versions or not. One just can't tell from the Netflix website.

    If you poke around more, you can figure most of them out. Look at the reviews for hints like "this Criterion version" (39 Steps- 2nd review):
    http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?...&nfso=60174178

    The Rebecca page mentions a bonus disc at the bottom. Sounds like a possible Criterion- how many 2-disc editions of this movie are there?
    http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?...72&trkid=11816

    The first 2 you mention look like Criterions from the cover shots. (Unless the other versions have the same covers.)

    Sometimes you can also tell from looking at the features list.

    Why do I suddenly feel like a CSI team member?

    If you happen to get a non-Criterion version, you can always replace it with a Criterion disc before returning it, to enhance the experience for other members. [​IMG]
     
  13. danak

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    I did forget to mention that there is one title listed as a Criterion - The Killers double disc set

    Robocop's non-Criterion Director's Cut and Criterion edition have nearly identical covers. Netflix cuts off the very top in its image so it's impossible to tell which edition they have

    Dana
     
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    The Sweedish INSOMNIA is the Criterion
     
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    > The part that pisses me off royally is the big studios almost ALWAYS discard the great Crit extras & give us denuded versions.

    I thought that was because Criterion won't license them to use those extras.
     
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    Actually, you're probably right. Still, it irks me when they have to recall their DVDs.
     
  18. danak

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    TommyT,
    Thanks for the mention that Netflix had "Sid & Nancy". They must have just recently added that because it wasn't there other times I had looked.

    It really annoys me that Netflix won't label many of their special edition titles (whether Criterions or other studios' special editions) as such because it makes it harder to determine which version of the title they have.

    Dana
     
  19. TonyD

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    criterion doesnt recall their dvd's. when they lose the rights they just don't make them anymore. not a recall. copies on shelves and in warehaouse will still get sold.
     
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