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Criterion Adds 'Carlos,' (Finally) Some Claude Chabrol & More To Their September Release Slate

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2011 8:04 AM
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It's the middle of the month, so you know what that means: an announcement from The Criterion Collection about what they've got coming next, and September looks like yet another strong month from the boutique label.

Kubrick's 'The Killing,' Cocteau's 'Orpheus,' Polanski's 'Cul-De-Sac' Head Up August Criterion Slate

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2011 1:26 AM
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Plus The Complete Jean Vigo, Lee Chang-Dong's 'Secret Sunshine,' And 'The Battle of Algiers,' 'If...' & 'Orpheus' On Blu-RayPut the kids to bed. Turn off your cellphones. Feed the cat whiskey until it goes to sleep. Yep, it's our favorite time of the month again: Criterion announcement time! Our favorite home entertainment label has unveiled their August line-up, and once again, it's something of a doozy.

Satyajit Ray's 'The Music Room, Todd Solondz's 'Life During Wartime' & More Go Criterion In July

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2011 10:04 AM
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'Tiny Furniture' Gets A 3 Disc Boxset Featuring A 6 Hour Director's Cut...Just KiddingIt's mid-month so you know what that means...a new announcement from The Criterion Collection about what they've got around the corner. Start saving yer pennies, kiddies.

Lena Dunham's 'Tiny Furniture' Headed To The Criterion Collection In 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2011 4:18 AM
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'Certified Copy' Considered "Minor Kiarostami," Errol Morris Docs & Wim Wenders' 3D Dance Pic 'Pina' RumoredLena Dunham arrived in a huge way when her debut feature film -- which she wrote, directed and starred in -- premiered at SXSW last year to strong buzz and reviews. While not everyone was head over heels for the film -- our man on the ground at IFFBoston sort of hated it -- Dunham quickly got the attention of Hollywood. She's teaming with comedy producer extraordinaire Judd Apatow on a comedy series for HBO, while Scott Rudin has tasked her with adapting "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares." So huge things are on the horizon for Dunham, who now appears to be a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood, and The Criterion Collection seem to agree.

Criterion's June Slate Includes: 'Kiss Me Deadly,' 'Zazie Dans Le Metro,' 'Insignificance' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 2:11 AM
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Nicolas Roeg, Louis Malle, Robert Aldrich, Kon Ichikawa -- Criterion has announced their slate of films to street in June and as usual, it's crack cocaine for classic film lovers.

The Criterion Collection Now On Hulu Plus, Will Be Pulled From Netflix Instant By End Of '11

  • By Cory Everett
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  • February 15, 2011 5:07 AM
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Over 150 Titles Including 'The 400 Blows,' 'Breathless,' 'Seven Samurai,' 'La Strada' And MoreUpdate: Some very bad news for Netflix subscribers, apparently this Hulu Plus deal comes at a price. All Criterion titles will be removed from streaming through Netflix Instant by the end of 2011. Criterion says that Hulu seems a better fit for them because of the visibility they are being offered by the service (their own highlighted section, "Criterion" being searchable, etc.) but this writer thinks Netflix really dropped the ball in letting them go. If you can't imagine yourself paying $8 a month and still having to sit through commercials, you're about to have no choice in order to view these classics.

Criterion's May Slate Includes Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator,' Demme's 'Something Wild' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 6:04 AM
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'Diabolique' Gets Re-Release; 'Smiles Of A Summer Night,' 'Fat Girl' & 'Solaris' Go BluCriterion is looking to catch those still caught up in the warmth of Valentine's Day as they have unveiled their May lineup and as usual, it's set to hurt your wallet.

Criterion April Titles Announced: 'White Material,' 'Blow Out' & 'Kes' (Oh My!)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 15, 2011 5:26 AM
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'Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas,' 'Le Cercle Rouge' & 'Sweetie' Go BluYesterday, Criterion announced their stellar April line-up of DVDs and high-definition Blu-rays. We can't say there were too many surprises in the announcement, but they are all really, really great.

The Criterion Collection Mega-Clue Hints At Polanski, Roeg, Cuaron & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 3, 2011 6:11 AM
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Continuing a trend they started last year, The Criterion Collection has released a big-ass mega-clue for 2011, tantalizingly teasing us about what's in store from the studio in the months to come. Two interesting things to note about the giant clue, in regards to how things were presented last year. One: most of the releases that Criterion teased with the last New Year's post made their way to stores in the first half of the year (giant releases like Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line," Guillermo del Toro's "Cronos" or the BBS box set). In other words: expect these titles sooner rather than later. Secondly, there's an interesting distinction in terms of color choices. Last year, things that were going to be newly reissued in high-definition Blu-ray format were indicated by being scribbled in blue ink. This year, everything (besides the red circle on the calender) is black and white. This seems to indicate what we've suspected -- that all future Criterion collections additions will be issued in both Blu-ray and DVD. (This has been the case in the last few batches of releases.) Exciting stuff.

Exclusive: Olivier Assayas' 'Carlos' Headed To The Criterion Collection In 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2010 5:41 AM
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Release Will Contain Both The Extended Television & Theatrical CutsYesterday, we spoke with Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment, where he shared with us plans for the new Sundance Selects distribution arm and SundanceNow online rental service. We took the opportunity of our conversation with Sehring to ask about the company's current relationship with with The Criterion Collection which has seen them license a number of titles to the boutique label including "Hunger," "Che," "Gomorrah," and "Fish Tank." Sehring said IFC will continue to work with Criterion Collection saying, "Our relationship with Criterion has been a very good one. It is something that I know they're pleased with as are we. We work very closely with them." Sehring, then revealed some very exciting news about a future Criterion title that also happens to be one of IFC's most highly regarded and acclaimed films of the year.

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