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Postby Irishman12 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:49 am

Does anyone know when Criterion will have their next 50% off sale? I would imagine not before Black Friday? Also, for those who participated in the last sale, does anyone know/remember if Zatoichi The Blind Swordsman was part of the sale? I'm thinking about getting the set but it usually runs over $150 and if I can get that for half off, I'll wait until the next sale. Thanks!
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Postby omgkitty on Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:42 pm

Irishman12 wrote:Does anyone know when Criterion will have their next 50% off sale? I would imagine not before Black Friday? Also, for those who participated in the last sale, does anyone know/remember if Zatoichi The Blind Swordsman was part of the sale? I'm thinking about getting the set but it usually runs over $150 and if I can get that for half off, I'll wait until the next sale. Thanks!


Criterion sales happen twice a year through Criterion's site and are 24 hours only and are 50% off. They happen late February / early March and late September / early October on a Tuesday. These are flash sales, and Criterion sends an email out about them when they start. Barnes and Noble does half off sales twice a year as well and last a month. Those are in July and November. All titles are half off in both of these sales, so Zatoichi sells for $100 during those times.
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Postby Irishman12 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:48 pm

omgkitty wrote:
Irishman12 wrote:Does anyone know when Criterion will have their next 50% off sale? I would imagine not before Black Friday? Also, for those who participated in the last sale, does anyone know/remember if Zatoichi The Blind Swordsman was part of the sale? I'm thinking about getting the set but it usually runs over $150 and if I can get that for half off, I'll wait until the next sale. Thanks!


Criterion sales happen twice a year through Criterion's site and are 24 hours only and are 50% off. They happen late February / early March and late September / early October on a Tuesday. These are flash sales, and Criterion sends an email out about them when they start. Barnes and Noble does half off sales twice a year as well and last a month. Those are in July and November. All titles are half off in both of these sales, so Zatoichi sells for $100 during those times.


Awesome, great info. Thanks! I'll wait for the next Criterion sale then if that'll be the next one and scoop up a Zatoichi boxset then. Thanks again omgkitty! :pint:
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Postby mtarail on Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:09 pm

For anyone sitting on the fence on the Bergman collection, amazon just dropped the pre-order price to $195. After tax, mine came to $212. A bit cheaper than buying direct from Criterion.
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Postby RottenAtom on Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:20 pm

omgkitty wrote:
Irishman12 wrote:Does anyone know when Criterion will have their next 50% off sale? I would imagine not before Black Friday? Also, for those who participated in the last sale, does anyone know/remember if Zatoichi The Blind Swordsman was part of the sale? I'm thinking about getting the set but it usually runs over $150 and if I can get that for half off, I'll wait until the next sale. Thanks!


Criterion sales happen twice a year through Criterion's site and are 24 hours only and are 50% off. They happen late February / early March and late September / early October on a Tuesday. These are flash sales, and Criterion sends an email out about them when they start. Barnes and Noble does half off sales twice a year as well and last a month. Those are in July and November. All titles are half off in both of these sales, so Zatoichi sells for $100 during those times.


Hey dude. Been awhile :pint:
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Postby duckyhoward on Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:40 am

The Criterion Collection has announced that it will add four new titles to its Blu-ray catalog this December: Forty Guns (1957), A Dry White Season (1989), Panic (1946), and Sawdust and Tinsel (1953).
https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=23939
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Postby FrankBooth on Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:33 am

I love that Panic cover.
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Postby mtarail on Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:55 pm

50% off flash sale today at Criterion.
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Postby Irishman12 on Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:33 pm

For some reason I'm unable to find the Filmstruck thread but the service is now being terminated on November 29. They're not taking new subscribers. This really sucks! As a member for the last 2 months this has easily become one of my favorite streaming services due to their rich library of offerings.

https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/filmstruck-shutdown-warnermedia-turner-1202998364/#article-comments
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Postby duckyhoward on Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 pm

https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=24224

The Criterion Collection has announced that it will add five new titles to its Blu-ray catalog in February:

Ingmar Bergman's Shame (1968),
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980),
Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice (1971),
Henri-Georges Clouzot's La verite (1960), and
Charles Burnett's To Sleep with Anger (1990).
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Postby Irishman12 on Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:37 pm

FilmStruck may not be dead yet! After an outpouring of support from Hollywood's elite (including Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg) begging for the streaming service not to be turned off, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey may be coming up with a compromise. A new iteration is in the cards for FilmStruck, though it might not be called that. The not good news is that it will be part of a package of streaming services from WarnerMedia that at present is scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2019.

https://deadline.com/2018/11/filmstruck-future-warnermedia-criterion-collection-1202502833/
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Postby jlabbate on Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:11 pm

Irishman12 wrote:FilmStruck may not be dead yet! After an outpouring of support from Hollywood's elite (including Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg) begging for the streaming service not to be turned off, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey may be coming up with a compromise. A new iteration is in the cards for FilmStruck, though it might not be called that. The not good news is that it will be part of a package of streaming services from WarnerMedia that at present is scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2019.

https://deadline.com/2018/11/filmstruck-future-warnermedia-criterion-collection-1202502833/


https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6044-new-independent-criterion-channel-to-launch-spring-2019
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Postby Irishman12 on Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:30 pm

jlabbate wrote:
Irishman12 wrote:FilmStruck may not be dead yet! After an outpouring of support from Hollywood's elite (including Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg) begging for the streaming service not to be turned off, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey may be coming up with a compromise. A new iteration is in the cards for FilmStruck, though it might not be called that. The not good news is that it will be part of a package of streaming services from WarnerMedia that at present is scheduled to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2019.

https://deadline.com/2018/11/filmstruck-future-warnermedia-criterion-collection-1202502833/


https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6044-new-independent-criterion-channel-to-launch-spring-2019


Thanks. I just got the e-mail and signed up. At least this is coming sooner rather than later so there's still hope!
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