I’m finished…

with this blog.

Any/all of my Criterion related posts will now (or rather, once again) be posted on my main film blog, My Life in Cinema. Thanks for following/reading/looking.

-Timothy Patrick Boyer.

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So… looks as though René Clair’s I Married a Witch is finally making the move from Hulu+ to the mainline.
Veronica Lake… Blu-ray… yes, please.

So… looks as though René Clair’s I Married a Witch is finally making the move from Hulu+ to the mainline.

Veronica Lake… Blu-ray… yes, please.

criterioncast:

Check out Kent Williams’ painting for The Lord Of The Flies, sans title treatment.

Available July 16th, pre-order on Amazon.

Gorgeous… Just gorgeous.

criterioncast:

Check out Kent Williams’ painting for The Lord Of The Flies, sans title treatment.

Available July 16th, pre-order on Amazon.

Gorgeous… Just gorgeous.

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criterioncast:

The July 2013 Criterion Collection Line-Up

YES!! Del Toro with #666!!! Also, the Lord of the Flies is a must buy just for the artwork, never mind the terrific film attached to it.

Only really excited about those two… though I’ll likely pick up The Ice Storm on Blu during the B&N sale, also. Why not? It’s still Ang Lee’s best.

Enjoy!

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From Sam Smith’s process post for the poster he designed for IFC’s theatrical release of Shoah.

Available June 25th on DVD and Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection

So happy they went with the tracks for the Criterion release… it’s by far the the most effective of the bunch (to me).

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The June 2013 Criterion Collection Line-up

Things To Come (June 18th)

Safety Last (June 18th)

Shoah (June 25th)

Marketa Lazarova (June 18th)

Wild Strawberries (June 11th)

Only must-buys for me are Shoah and Safety Last (though I’ll be waiting on both until the B&N sale, especially Shoah)… though I’ll definitely be checking out Marketa Lazarova and Things to Come. Haven’t seen Wild Strawberries, so that might be a sale for me, too.

Love the Shoah art, very beautiful/haunting/simple… kinda perfect. Also love the Safety Last art, quite iconic and very well executed. Something’s off about the Things to Come art to me (maybe after I see the film I’ll feel differently?) and I think I need a higher quality image of the Marketa Lazarova art before I judge it.

Also, I’m wild about the supplements for Shoah and Safety Last. I’m very excited for those two releases (and I’ve never seen either of them, only parts of Safety Last), if you couldn’t already tell. The others, though… they’re okay. Decent month overall.

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mylifeincinema:

The Criterion Collection is running a Films in Context Photo Contest on their Facebook page for Labor Day Weekend. These are my submissions so far… I’m especially proud of the pictures of Kicking and Screaming, Chasing Amy and The Killing.

If you’re a fan of Criterion you should head over to Facebook, like their page and join in on the fun.

Enjoy!

This was so much fun… I wish they’d do it again.

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The May 2013 Criterion Collection line-up

Life Is Sweet

Medium Cool

3:10 To Yuma

Band Of Outsiders

Jubal

I love seeing more westerns being added to the Collection! Especially when one of them is the original 3:10 to Yuma!! Haven’t seen Jubal, but Borgnine’s in it and it’s at the lower price-point, so it’s an instant blind-buy if I’ve ever seen it.

Also very excited for Medium Cool… I haven’t seen it yet, but watched the trailer back when it was hinted at in the wacky drawing and was completely blown away.

Not the biggest Leigh fan, even if I love Jim Broadbent… may have to check out Life is Sweet… no hurry, though.

Oh, I guess I have to see about selling my DVD of Band of Outsiders now. There’s that, too.

Solid, solid month overall. Not a bad cover in the bunch. Would’ve liked to see another upgrade in the mix… maybe another Kurosawa (Stray Dog)… but what we did get will do just fine.

-Timothy Patrick Boyer.

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The Best of 2012: The Criterion Collection

Best Release (1-5, ranked in order of preference)
1. Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby


2. Charles Chaplin’s The Gold Rush


3. Otto Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder


4. Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla


5. Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude


Best Eclipse Set
N/A

Best Non-Eclipse Box Set
David Lean Directs Noel Coward



Best Reissue
Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon



Best Blu-ray Upgrade
Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums


Best (Re)Discovery
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s World on a Wire



Most Disappointing Release (for Criterion’s treatment, not the film itself)
Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich (for the awful cover art and lack of a Jonze/Kaufman interview, or at least commentary)

Best R1 Rescue (for title already available in R1 and re-released by Criterion)
Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby

Best Commentary
Jeffrey Vance - The Gold Rush (1925)

Best Bonus Film
The Gold Rush (1925)

Best Non-Bonus Film Supplement
"Remembering Rosemary’s Baby

Best Cover
Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon


Best Packaging
Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla

Thanks for a great year, Criterion! Here’s to an even better 2013…

Enjoy!

-Timothy Patrick Boyer.

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