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'Harold & Maude' Leads Criterion's April Slate Of New Releases

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 6:03 PM
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April come she will, and for Criterion, that means finally getting Hal Ashby's sophomore film into the collection.

Criterion Teases 'Being John Malkovich,' 'Y Tu Mama Tambien,' 'Harold & Maude,' 'Quadrophenia' & More In New Year's Clue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2012 10:37 AM
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In what has become an annual tradition, The Criterion Collection has rung in the New Year with a mega-clue posted on Facebook to tease fans of what it has on deck for the coming year. Some of them are titles that have been heavily rumored or already announced, while others are some pleasant surprises. And while Criterion is leaving the guessing to fans until they officially announce the films sometime in the next twelve months, their followers (particularly those at the Criterion Forum) have had a pretty good track record of deciphering the clues.

D.A Pennebaker's 'The War Room,' David Lean's Noel Coward Films & More Head To Criterion In March; 'Last Temptation Of Christ' Goes Blu

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 15, 2011 4:43 PM
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It's the middle of the month, which means Criterion has unveiled their latest batch of titles and once again, it will test the strength of your wallet. But this March, the boutique label is also showing some savvier then usual marketing muscle as well.

February Criterion Announced: 'Three Outlaw Samurai,' 'Tiny Furniture' & 'World On A Wire' Lead A Stacked Month

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 15, 2011 4:20 PM
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It's the fifteenth of the month! You know what that means: your student loan payment is due! It also means that The Criterion Collection, our favorite purveyors of indie, art house, and foreign films, have unleashed a new line-up for the months ahead. Today they let us know what we'll be needlessly spending our money on in February; it's a huge month.

'Godzilla' Stomps & 'Belle De Jour' Swoons Into The Criterion Collection In January

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2011 10:06 AM
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Steve Soderbergh's 'Traffic' Goes BluIs your Grandma, or maybe a distant Aunt or perhaps a creepy Uncle sending you some money for Christmas? Well, before blowing it on New Year's Eve booze, you might want to sock it away because in January, The Criterion Collection will be offering up some nice post-holiday treats.

Criterion Offers Up Ernst Lubitsch's 'Design For Living' & 3 BluRay Upgrades For December

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 15, 2011 7:18 AM
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December is traditionally a lean month for Criterion. With the holidays in full swing and dozens of other high profile holiday releases all battling on store shelves to be the stocking stuffer for the cinephile in your family, the boutique label has traditionally scaled back their releases. However, we've never seen a month as thin as this. Today, Criterion announced their December slate of movies and there is only one new title and three BluRay upgrades.

The Criterion Collection Will Unleash A Newly Restored 'Godzilla'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 3:03 AM
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For the most part, the highly respected, top-tier home video house The Criterion Collection has steered clear of cult and genre movies. Oh sure, they've occasionally dipped their toes in the water ("Naked Lunch," "Hausu," The Nikkatsu Noir box, Monsters & Madmen box, among some others) but their staple releases have been auteur-driven, arthouse or foreign film releases. But monster movie buffs take note -- the granddaddy of them all is getting stamped with the wacky C.

Stanley Kubrick & Jim Thompson Almost Fell Out Over Screenwriting Credits To 'The Killing'

  • By The Playlist
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  • August 23, 2011 5:46 AM
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And 10 Things Learned From The Criterion Collection's Release Of The Classic Film NoirLast week, the Criterion Collection released, "The Killing," Stanley Kubrick's ambitious 1956 classic film noir. While it was technically his third feature-length effort ("Fear and Desire" he disavowed as an amateur work and "Killer's Kiss" was so low-budget it was shot without sound and the actors dubbed in their lines later), "The Killing" was arguably Kubrick's first real picture with a budget and real cast. Produced by James B. Harris (he would also produce "Paths of Glory" and "Lolita"), "The Killing" was written by Kubrick and pulp crime author Jim Thompson ("The Killer Inside Me") and based on the novel "Clean Break" by American crime novelist Lionel White ("Obsession" was also adapted by Jean-Luc Godard as the basis for 1965's, "Pierrot le fou").

Kieslowski's 'Blue White Red' Trilogy, '12 Angry Men' & More On Criterion's November Slate

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2011 8:54 AM
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'Fanny And Alexander' & 'Rushmore' Go BluLooking for some Christmas ideas for the cinephile in your family? Then you might want to take a look at Criterion's November slate, which is poised to help end the year on a bang for the boutique label.

Michelangelo Antonioni's 'Identification Of A Woman' Leads Criterion's October Slate

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 8:41 AM
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It's the middle of the month, which means the good folks over at the Criterion Collection have lifted the veil on a new batch of releases that are set to hit in October. For those purists of the label who have been decrying some of their more contemporary and/or "populist" choices of late, they will have nothing to complain about as this month is all about the oldies.

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