I am fucking jacked! Yeah, we know Criterion is going to release Lars von Trier’s masterpiece “Antichrist” and “The Thin Red Line” and “Night of the Hunter” are going to come out too. This is the latest “teaser” image from their newsletter that was sent out around noon today.

It’s been long rumored that Criterion was going to release a New Hollywood box set in the fall – word on the street is November. The titles of the New Hollywood box set are as followed:

  • “Easy Rider”
  • “The Last Picture Show”
  • “Five Easy Pieces”
  • “Head”
  • “Drive, He Said”
  • “A Safer Place”
  • “King of Marvin Gardens”

What all these films have in common is that they were the start of the era that paved the way for the culture shock of the films of the 1970’s. Bob Raffelson who was the best filmmaker of that era not only directed some of these films, but he produced them all. The image itself shows monkees (the name of the actual image file is wackymonkees) riding a motorcycle. The image references not only “Easy Rider” but the film “Head” which was a film that started the musical group The Monkees.

The New Hollywood Box set will only be released as a set, and the films won’t get their own Criterion releases. I’m buying that fucking shit on Blu-Ray.

To me, this is more exciting than sex. Seriously.


Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

5 thoughts on “CRITERION NEWS!!!”

  1. I’m surprised they didn’t include Brando’s “The Wild One,” I realize that it is an earlier film than the rest of them, but from what I’ve heard it kind of set the path for the whole biker/rebel genre. America Graffiti would have fit right in with this as well.

    I didn’t realize Night of the Hunter was getting a Criterion release either… great movie. I’m pretty excited for that one.

  2. What I don’t get is why Antichrist gets a Criterion release after a year, but they wait this long for Five Easy Pieces (and co.). Unless they already got ones, and this is just a re-rerelease.

  3. I am hoping that “Head” is going to have extra features as it has so far been mostly a vanilla release. That will convince me to buy it, hands down.

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