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Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:16 pm

Only picked up a few.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Throne of Blood
Jules and Jim
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Might go back and grab the World Cinema box set tomorrow if I can.
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Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:33 pm

Anybody see that they are giving out 25 golden tickets to people who bought today. The Grand prize winner gets a trip to the criterion closet via web cam, how awesome is that!

Don't have much money but I picked up
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phriendlyone wrote:if anyone regrets going overboard and wants to sell their Fantastic Mr. Fox, let me know.
It's not a poster...they keep making them :lol:
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Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:42 pm

SkinIsIn wrote:Anybody see that they are giving out 25 golden tickets to people who bought today. The Grand prize winner gets a trip to the criterion closet via web cam, how awesome is that!
I wonder if we can go in person if we're in NY, but regardless, incredibly awesome.

My wish-list would go from 65 to 0 in a heartbeat, and I'd die happy.
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Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:55 pm

Picked up

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Foreign Correspondent
The 39 Steps
The Earrings of Madame de . . .
City Lights

And I keep eyeing the 'selling fast' and other sections so I might not make it out of this sale lightly.

Posters, I've got posters for sale!
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Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:15 am

I didn't buy anything because they don't send to Australia. :cry:
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Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:36 am

jlabbate wrote:went a little overboard and got

The Game
Harold & maude
La cage aux Folles
Dazed & Confused
Eating Raoul
Broadcast News
Heavens gate
Rosemary's Baby
Quadrophenia
Being John Malkovich
The Game
Thief

Criterion already shipped my movies with none on backorder! :clap:
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Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:37 am

Yeah, I got my shipping confirmation as well!
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Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:51 am

I stayed up too late last night and went back in and got some more.

Vanya on 42nd Street
The Lady Vanishes
The Uninvited
Modern Times
My Own Private Idaho
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I have a stupid question, is there a certain criteria for a Criterion release?

For example, while I was perusing the available titles yesterday, I couldn't help but think that almost every single David Lynch movie should be made available through them. Is it just a studio thing, or how does it work?
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Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:56 am

Darkknight37 wrote:I have a stupid question, is there a certain criteria for a Criterion release?

For example, while I was perusing the available titles yesterday, I couldn't help but think that almost every single David Lynch movie should be made available through them. Is it just a studio thing, or how does it work?
Criterion goes out and gets the distribution rights for a film to put it out on blu-ray. Same as how Mondo has to get permission to do a poster.
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Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:10 pm

Gotcha. Now in terms of type of movie though? I mean they're pretty much exclusively underground/classic type movies, but is there a specific reason whey they go out and get say a Harold and Maude over like The Breakfast Club? Is there like a panel that votes on titles?

Not arguing with their taste in film or anything, just never thought about it until yesterday. Plus I watched a video on how they restore films as well, so it just got me thinking. Here's the link:

http://gizmodo.com/how-criterion-collec ... 1501343511
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Darkknight37 wrote:Gotcha. Now in terms of type of movie though? I mean they're pretty much exclusively underground/classic type movies, but is there a specific reason whey they go out and get say a Harold and Maude over like The Breakfast Club? Is there like a panel that votes on titles?

Not arguing with their taste in film or anything, just never thought about it until yesterday. Plus I watched a video on how they restore films as well, so it just got me thinking. Here's the link:

http://gizmodo.com/how-criterion-collec ... 1501343511
I don't think there's a specific process. I know they have special ties with IFC and Janus, and a lot of those films are released through Criterion, at least the one's Criterion wants. As far as other things go, I think it just comes down to what they want and if it's plausible and the rights aren't currently held by another company. I'm sure there's a better explanation of this out there somewhere.
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Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:30 pm

Just curious how you guys knew this sale was going to happen. Is this something Criterion announce in their newsletter?
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RestlessEye wrote:Just curious how you guys knew this sale was going to happen. Is this something Criterion announce in their newsletter?
I saw it on my facebook wall. I'm not sure about the newsletter.
Darkknight37 wrote:Gotcha. Now in terms of type of movie though? I mean they're pretty much exclusively underground/classic type movies]
Let's remember that they also released this complete with Michael Bay's gag reel. So sometimes they're not all THAT particular. http://www.criterion.com/films/578-arma ... tocomplete
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