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#4545910 - 11/24/20 03:26 PM Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale  
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Any fans of the Criterion Collection Blu-rays and DVDs? Barnes and nobles is having a 50% sale at the moment.

Criterion is renowned for their high-quality transfers and loads of extra supplements.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/criterion/_/N-1p0i


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#4545914 - 11/24/20 03:34 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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Thanks for the heads up Patrocles. I absolutely love the quality from Criterion. My current Criterion collection consists of several Akira Kurosawa films and a few from Sergei Eisenstein.

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#4545952 - 11/24/20 08:25 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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Some good deals, unfortunately, most of it says out of stock. Luckily for me, Barry Lyndon isn't.

#4545999 - 11/25/20 06:02 AM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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Dang; I do not have enough money for all the good movies there . . .

#4546003 - 11/25/20 11:34 AM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: wormfood]  
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Originally Posted by wormfood
Some good deals, unfortunately, most of it says out of stock. Luckily for me, Barry Lyndon isn't.



I totally forgot that I have the Criterion "Barry Lyndon" and that one is my most recent Criterion purchase. It's the only Kubrick film I have from Criterion.

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#4546154 - 11/26/20 04:11 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: wormfood]  
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Originally Posted by wormfood
Some good deals, unfortunately, most of it says out of stock. Luckily for me, Barry Lyndon isn't.


Well done, you.

I ended up grabbing the Lone Wolf and Cub series and The Grand Budapest Hotel to fill out my Wes Anderson collection. I wanted La Dolce Vita but it is out of stock but says it is available at the local shop (not so local so I will not go there for one item)


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#4546207 - 11/26/20 10:49 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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I absolutely love “Grand Budapest Hotel”. By far it’s my favorite Wes Anderson film.


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#4546267 - 11/27/20 01:43 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I absolutely love “Grand Budapest Hotel”. By far it’s my favorite Wes Anderson film.


Yes, he is quite the unique director. I forgot that I also grabbed The Fantastic Mr. Fox on this purchase.

Anyone running with a 4K TV? I wonder how well BR scales up if I ever get a 4K TV.


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#4546888 - 12/02/20 08:57 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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I have a handful of Criterion. Wish I can buy most of them.This one I got in September when it was release is one of my favorite. One of the most influential police procedure crime drama and one of the best film noir.

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It won 2 Oscars for best Cinematography Black and White and best Film Editing. It also earn a nomination for best Motion Picture Story writing.

Only $19.99 at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Naked-City-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B08B8LS46D

The Barnes Noble sale must be over cos it's $36 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-naked-city-barry-fitzgerald/3621363?ean=0715515250917

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#4548212 - 12/12/20 07:15 AM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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#4548288 - 12/12/20 11:49 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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Not from B&N but found this for a good price at amazon.

https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/3205-bruce-lee-his-greatest-hits

#4548343 - 12/13/20 01:55 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I have a handful of Criterion. Wish I can buy most of them.This one I got in September when it was release is one of my favorite. One of the most influential police procedure crime drama and one of the best film noir.

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In 2007, The Naked City was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
It won 2 Oscars for best Cinematography Black and White and best Film Editing. It also earn a nomination for best Motion Picture Story writing.

Only $19.99 at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Naked-City-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B08B8LS46D

The Barnes Noble sale must be over cos it's $36 https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-naked-city-barry-fitzgerald/3621363?ean=0715515250917

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I have heard of this classic film so I will have to see if the DVD is available at my public library (what I call the poor man's netflix! wink )


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#4548683 - 12/16/20 03:05 AM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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#4548717 - 12/16/20 11:41 AM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy



I don't know. Maybe this question would be better asked on some foreign film/arthouse film message board where such obscure movies might actually have been watched.


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#4548737 - 12/16/20 02:34 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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I've watched them many years ago but don't remember details, except for the beautiful Juliette Binoche. If you're a fan of French cinema it's worth watching. If you don't know, French films tend to be very realistic and emotional, but also bleak and ugly and rarely end well. In fact, some end with no resolution whatsoever. I find this very unsatisfying.

However, Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring are must-watch companion films and together make a masterpiece.

#4548777 - 12/16/20 07:26 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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Thank you BlueHeron.


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I havent watch many French movies. I watch this one years and it was weirdest movie ever: Delicatessen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicatessen_(1991_film)


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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I havent watch many French movies.



I have lots of German, Russian and Japanese films on bluray/dvd but nothing French. I'm actually hard-pressed trying to remember what was the last French-language film I saw. I remember back in the 90's I rented a French film from Blockbuster because ostensibly it was about the Franco-Prussian War but it was not. It was essentially a love story that just happened to be set during the war. I got bored quickly once the single (exactly ONE) combat scene was over.

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#4548838 - 12/17/20 01:33 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: Patrocles]  
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"The Crimson Rivers" with Jean Reno would be a solid French candidate for a movie collection, but it's also already 20 years old wink

#4548853 - 12/17/20 03:42 PM Re: Criterion Collection BR/DVD sale [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I havent watch many French movies. I watch this one years and it was weirdest movie ever: Delicatessen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicatessen_(1991_film)


LOL! I completely forgot about that gem! Probably worth another watch.

I'd also recommend this one. Bizarre and totally entertaining. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZeWp1D8MlU

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