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Criterion Collection Releases For March and April 2012!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 2nd, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

 

Criterion has announced some great titles to be released in the months of March and April of 2012.  Some great classics on Blu-Ray.  Below you can see all the extras and synopsis of each film.  Also a link to pre order the titles listed.  Enjoy.  Especially looking forward to ‘Harold and Maude’.  Click on the images to pre-order.

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Criterion knocks it out of the park yet again with the release of Roman Polanski’s 1966 absurdly funny ‘Cul-De-Sac’.  Before Polanski’s larger hits such as ‘Chinatown’ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, he made more of the experimental type film.  This is where ‘Cul-De-Sac’ comes in.  Throughout the film, you will see the film go from a seductive and sadistic thriller and slowly change into a twisted dark comedy.  Truly a great little film from a fantastic director.  And of course anything with Donald Pleasence is gold right?

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Criterion rolls out the red carpet yet again with Todd Solondz’s film, ‘Life During Wartime’.  This is a loosely based sequel to his hit 1998 film ‘Happiness’ where new actors play the same characters.  ‘Life During Wartime’ is a disturbed yet darkly funny film with an all-star cast that weaves a family’s trials and tribulations during a momentary time shortly after 9/11.  You will dislike and feel bad for most of the characters in this film, yet you will laugh throughout the film from their insane thoughts and lives.  I love watching ‘Life During Wartime’.  So many interesting characters to try and wrap your mind around and a gorgeous backdrop of sunny Florida make this Criterion release a must see and purchase.

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Criterion has announced eight titles to be released for the month of November with a couple of additions for late October.  It will be a great month for Criterion.  Below you can see all the extras and synopsis of each film.  Enjoy.

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The Rules of the Game DVD Sale

We will soon be announcing revised Blu-ray and DVD editions of Jean Renoir’s masterpiece The Rules of the Game as part of our November lineup—we are replacing one supplement and creating new packaging.

Our original DVD edition will then be officially out of print. However, at this time we are offering it at a 65% discount from the suggested retail price at Criterion.com. (Use the promotion code REGLE at checkout.)  This makes the movie $13.98.   We have a limited supply. We will fulfill orders as soon as we can.

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Criterion Collection Announcements For October 2011!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2011

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Criterion has announced six titles to be released for the month of October.  It will be a great month for Criterion.  Below you can see all the extras and synopsis of each film.  Enjoy.

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Criterion rolls out the red carpet yet again with their release of Satyajit Ray’s ‘The Music Room’.  The film looks stunning in all of its hi-def glory and 1080p transfer.  ‘The Music Room’ is required viewing for any fan of cinema and music.  The film takes a you on a journey of change, depression, growing old, and the class system and weaves them all together with music.  It really is outstanding.

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‘The Princess Bride’ is coming to Criterion!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 16th, 2018

The magnificent Criterion Collection has just announced their October 2018 titles, which include Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s long-unavailable television series Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, a working-class soap opera suffused with affection and solidarity, Warren Beatty in Shampoo– a sly sendup of sex and politics in the 1960s directed by Hal AshbyBrian De Palma’s Sisters, the virtuoso director’s twisted and terrifying first foray into Hitchcock territory, and Cornel Wilde’s stripped-down action film The Naked PreyBut more importantly, the iconic film ‘The Princess Bride‘ is finally getting the high-end home video treatment from Criterion.

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The incredible Criterion Collection is celebrating Ingmar Bergman’s 100th birthday by releasing an all new gigantic Blu-ray box set of Begman’s movies, which will come with 39 of his films and a big 248 book about the filmmaker. Ingmar Bergman is one of those legendary filmmakers whose motion pictures are studied in schools and watched in every generation. This is great news to have this kind of set released, celebrating the amazing filmmaker. Below is all the information you will need. The set will be released in time for the holidays on November 20, 2018 and will be around $300 or less. That’s a heck of a deal, considering there are so many movies.

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Written By: Bryan Kluger

It will be the year 2018 in a couple short months, which bring in the New Year with tons of optimism, new slates, blossoming relationships, low-carb diets, and tons of new, exciting movies. Speaking of movies, Criterion has unveiled the first films they will release for 2018, starting in January, which looks like it’s gonna be BADASS! I mean, are we really getting ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Criterion? YES, yes we are. Does that mean we will get more John Hughes’ films in the future? Let’s hope so. Below you can read about each release.

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Criterion Blu-ray Review: ‘Dekalog’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 2nd, 2016

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THE FILM

It’s very rare that a film has such a profound effect on you that you can’t get it out of your head for days. I love discussing all movies, from the latest indie art-house film to the latest blood and guts horror fest to the animated comedies of Pixar, and even old classics from the 1930s and forward. Rarely though, does a film leave me thinking about it for days on end and make me contemplate life and myself and the decisions I have made that had me end up right here. One of those films was Claude Lanzmann’s ‘Shoah’, which put me on an emotional downward spiral for a while. It made me look at myself, us as a people, history, and what makes us tick. It’s a film that deserves its own category and awards, because there is nothing else like it and there never will be.

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After a two week vacation, The Multi-Media Men are back with the 35th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We had a full house this time around with myself Bryan Kluger, Adam Conway from the Angelika Film Center, Gadi Elkon from Selig Film News, Andrew Conway, Gwen Reyes from Fresh Fiction, and Susan Kamyab from This Chix Flix. It was a lot of fun to say the least. As usual, we start off each episode with some sort of Top 3 list, and this 35th episode is no different. We decided to come up with some movies that Criterion should consider adding to their ever impressive collection. There are some excellent suggestions here along with some ideas for great bonus features. If you are unfamiliar with Criterion, check them out HERE. Basically, they are like the Neiman Marcus of home video. Criterion has the best video and audio transfers in the business and generally has the best bonus features in town. Not to mention that almost all of their films are five-star movies. So here is what we think Criterion should release in the coming year or so. Let us know  if you agree or missed anything. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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What an excellent geek deal sale going on right now. For the time being, Most of the Criterion Blu-rays are on sale over at Amazon.  I’ve seen them as low as under $6.00.  That’s not an exaggeration, just look below.  If you are a fan of the Criterion Blu-ray collection, then this is the time to get them, for I don’t know how long this sale will last.

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Happy holidays everyone.  I sure hope you all have been receiving some AWESOME gifts this holiday season.  If you got some extra money from your gifts and you are a fan of AWESOME movies, then this is one hell of a Geek Deal for you.  Right now you can get five different recent Criterion Blu-rays for 46% off.  The films include: ’12 Angry Men’, Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Killing’, ‘The Rules of the Game’, ‘Carlos’, and ‘Kuroneko’.  These are all awesome and very much worth of being in your collection.  4 out of 5 of the films are $21.49 each.  That’s one kick ass deal for criterion.  Take advantage.

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‘The Phantom Carriage’ has arrived on blu-ray through the spectacular Criterion Collection company.  And once again, Criterion knocks this release out of the park with its stunning hi-def transfer and the amazing extras that is packed on this release.  I’m a huge fan of silent films and this creepy 1921 film by Victor Sjostrom was way ahead of its time and the effects that were done for the time were incredible.  If you are a fan of silent films and horror movies, then this film is for you.  A must buy.

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