Criterion are having a 24-hour flash sale and the prices are too good to pass on if you’re looking for a great film restoration to add to your movie collection.
There’s no question that Criterion releases are expensive but the level of work that goes into each release makes many of them must-own films. I started buying Criterion Collection laserdiscs in 1989 and my collection has grown to over 320 titles and every month is like a trip to the candy store for movie aficionados.
Criterion usually has a huge 30% sale in December so this 50% flash sale is just in time for my birthday this week.
2021 and 2022 have been busy years for the Criterion Collection; movies fans have still not returned to theaters in massive numbers and their titles keep selling out as people are staying home.
Criterion’s first 4K Ultra HD releases were released in 2021; a seven-film slate that included Citizen Kane, Menace II Society, Uncut Gems, The Piano, MulhollandDr., The Red Shoes, and A Hard Day’s Night.
The most dazzling debut in cinema history, Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane was Criterion’s first laserdisc release 37 years ago. Buy it now or you will be waiting awhile for the refresh.
Criterion has had some interesting titles last year including Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Merrily We Go to Hell which were released in May. If your marriage is on shaky ground — you may want to skip the Dorothy Arzner classic and focus more on Mr. Hand, Jeff Spicoli, and Phoebe Cates.
There are so many Criterion Collection titles to consider but it’s hard to say no when the price savings on most films is almost $19 each.
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