Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

New Criterion Collection Releases for May Still on Sale!

The entire Criterion Collection is still on sale until the end of May and there are some Blu-ray and 4K releases worth snapping up for 30% off.

Criterion Collection May 2021 Movie Sale

The Criterion Collection keep pumping out award-winning films on Blu-ray and it’s having a negative impact on our bank accounts. Fast Times at Ridgemont High was one of our favorite films from the 1980s as it perfectly captured our high school experience (some more than others) and it always needed some form of restoration.

Merrily We Go to Hell is a rather harsh and unpleasant look at marriage that might not be the best film to watch with your spouse if the past 14 months of COVID-19 lockdowns were not kind to your marriage. It’s a hard hitting film that was way ahead of its time.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High


Buy at Amazon

The wild world of adolescence has rarely been captured with as sharp an observational eye as in this refreshingly smart, frank spin on the teen comedy by director Amy Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe.

Special Features: Audio commentary by Heckerling and Crowe, a television version of the film, a new conversation with Heckerling and Crowe moderated by Olivia Wilde, and more.

Merrily We Go to Hell


Buy at Amazon

Dorothy Arzner, the only woman to work as a director in 1930s Hollywood, explores addiction, nonmonogamy, and female sexual liberation in this scathing early-feminist commentary on modern marriage.

Special Features: A new video essay by film historian Cari Beauchamp and Dorothy Arzner: Longing for Women, a 1983 documentary by Katja Raganelli and Konrad Wickler.

Flowers of Shanghai


Buy at Amazon

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s gorgeous period reverie recreates late-nineteenth-century Shanghai’s “flower houses,” where courtesans live confined to a gilded cage, in an intoxicating vision of decadence and cruelty.

Special Features: A new introduction by critic Tony Rayns, a new documentary by Daniel Raim and Eugene Suen on the making of the film, and excerpts from a 2015 interview with Hou.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Nightmare Alley


Buy at Amazon

Darkness lurks behind the bright lights of a traveling carnival in one of the most haunting and perverse film noirs of the 1940s, starring Tyrone Power as a charlatan spiritualist on a downward slide into existential oblivion.

Special Features: Audio commentary by film historians James Ursini and Alain Silver, new interviews with critic Imogen Sara Smith and performer and historian Todd Robbins, and more.

Trances


Buy at Amazon

The groundbreaking Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane is the dynamic subject of this captivating, one-of-a-kind documentary by Ahmed El Maanouni, both a concert movie and a free-form audiovisual experiment.

Special Features: An introduction by Martin Scorsese and an interview program featuring director Ahmed El Maanouni, producer Izza Génini, musician Omar Sayed, and Scorsese.

Don’t forget: for the month of May, all Blu-rays and DVDs are 30% off SRP, including preorders.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

New Products

Creek Audio 4040 A Integrated Amplifier Front

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

The Creek Audio 4004 A Integrated Amplifier celebrates 40 years of audio engineering success while looking forward into the future.

Devialet Dione Opéra de Paris Soundbar Vertical Devialet Dione Opéra de Paris Soundbar Vertical

New Products

Another example of a high-end audio/luxury brand collaboration that makes sense. The Devialet Dione Opéra de Paris Soundbar marches down the Champs-Élysées to its...

Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren Edition Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren Edition Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

New Products

While nothing has changed sonically, the Bowers & Wilkins Px8 McLaren Edition Wireless Headphones pay homage to its racing history.

iFi Go Link Dongle DAC connected iFi Go Link Dongle DAC connected

DACs

This $60 USB-C dongle DAC features analogue volume control with support for hi-res audio including MQA, DSD and PCM.

Rotel S14 Integrated Streaming Amplifier Lifestyle Rotel S14 Integrated Streaming Amplifier Lifestyle

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Rotel's first Integrated Streaming Amplifier delivers up to 150-watts (at 4 ohms) of Class AB power with a whole lot of wired and wireless...

Mission 778x Integrated Amplifier Mission 778x Integrated Amplifier

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

The Mission 778x Integrated Amp and DAC offers a mix of nostalgia and modern connectivity options for only $549.

You May Also Like

Articles

I'm excluding soundtrack themes or musicals—we're on the lookout for songs that are actually part of the story.

Reviews

Can you recreate commercial movie theater sound in your home for under $20,000? The Theory Audio Design 5.2.2 soundbar system makes that a reality.

Home Theater

The film noir classic that hits like a freight train. Double Indemnity has been restored by Criterion Collection and it is a must own.

Articles

The greatest movie soundtracks? Here are some of our picks from 1980-2020 that you need to own if you're starting a collection.

Articles

There are 0000s of great movie scenes, but these are some of the most important that shaped us.

Daily Deals

There is a Criterion Collection Flash sale underway for the next 24 hours. Don't miss out on the opportunity to save 50% on your...

Music

'The Last Waltz' in UHD 4K is coming from Criterion Collection in March 2022 and we suggest pre-ordering now before its gone.

Home Theater

The 2022 Golden Globes Nominees have been announced but does anyone actually care until the HFPA cleans up its act?

Advertisement

ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2022 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.



Bluesound PSB Speakers DALI NAD Crutchfield ProjectorScreen SVS Pro-Ject ROTEL McIntosh