I have always felt that Criterion Collection DVDs were a film lover’s wet dream. I pride myself on my collection and whenever Barnes & Noble or Borders has a great deal on DVDs that is when I splurge and get at least three or four Criterions. How can you not buy them when it’s a sale where Criterions are 50% off – you are seriously losing money not buying a few. So to my fellow bloggers and film freaks I want to know some things from you…
1. How many Criterion Collection DVDs do you own (or did own) and what are they?
- 11. The Seventh Seal
- 13. The Silence of the Lambs
- 26. The Long Good Friday
- 42. Fishing with John
- 52. Yojimbo
- 55. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
- 61. Monty Python’s Life of Brian
- 65. Rushmore
- 70. The Last Temptation of Christ
- 75. Chasing Amy
- 97. Do the Right Thing
- 107. Mona Lisa
- 133. The Vanishing
- 140. 8 ½
- 147. In the Mood for Love
- 157. The Royal Tenenbaums
- 176. The Killers
- 182. Straw Dogs
- 258. Tanner ’88
- 265. Shortcuts
- 289. Hoop Dreams (See Castor’s excellent review)
- 300. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
- 399. House of Games
- 409. Days of Heaven
- 469. The Hit
475. The Friends of Eddie Coyle
And I own the Dr. Strangelove Criterion Laserdisc…oh yeahh
2. Have you bought any Criterions without seeing them first?
Oh yeah. I’ve bought films I’ve never heard of just due to the cover art.
3. Name one film, just one that deserves to be a Criterion.
“The Door in the Floor”
4. Have you ever called a film that would eventually get a Criterion release?
Yes. “Antichrist” coming Fall of 2010 – I’ll be standing in line for it.
5. Have you ever wondered why a film was a part of the Criterion Collection?
Yes – “The Rock” and “Armageddon”
6. Do you visit their website a lot?
Yes, everyday at least once.
7. Do you look forward to seeing the cover art for future releases?
Alright that’s it for the Your Criterion Collection?
- Castor – I know you don’t own a lot of DVDs but suck it up.
- Carrie at Carrie’s Calling
- Caz at Lets Go to the Movies!
- Dan the Man!
- M. Carter
- Marshall and the Movies
- Heather at Movie Mobsters
Kevin at The Pork Chop Express