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    Brian T

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    Criterion Sale at Amazon

    Post  Brian T on Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:50 am

    Hopefully this will be of use to other folks here. This sale started yesterday (April 26) and only includes select titles, but it represents a good mix of old and new, DVD and Blu. Most of the prices are easily on par with those offered by Barnes & Noble during their twice-a-year Criterion sales. That BBS Story collection is the cheapest it's ever been. So tempted . . . Wink

    Blu-rays

    $17.49
    Breathless
    8 1/2
    Wings of Desire

    $17.99
    Amarcord
    Senso
    Paths of Glory
    Army of Shadows
    Shock Corridor
    Still Walking
    The Naked Kiss

    $18.49
    Sweet Smell of Success
    Broadcast News
    The Red Shoes
    Modern Times
    Fish Tank
    The Seventh Seal
    M

    $18.99
    Topsy-Turvy
    Blow Out
    Le Cercle Rouge
    Kes
    White Material
    The Mikado
    The Double Life of Veronique

    $19.99
    Au revoir les enfants
    Yi Yi

    $21.49

    The Leopard

    $28.99
    Yojimbo & Sanjuro

    $52.99
    America Lost and Found: The BBS Story (Head / Easy Rider / Five Easy Pieces / Drive, He Said / The Last Picture Show / The King of Marvin Gardens / A Safe Place)

    DVDs

    $13.99
    Night Porter
    The Makioka Sisters (preorder)
    Le Samourai
    Senso
    The Magician
    The Naked Kiss

    $14.99
    Still Walking
    Topsy-Turvy
    The Mikado
    Broadcast News
    Fish Tank
    Seventh Seal
    White Material
    Sword of Doom

    $17.99
    Sweet Smell of Success
    8 1/2
    M
    Robinson Crusoe on Mars
    Solaris [Old Edition]
    Breathless
    The Red Shoes
    Army of Shadows
    Two-Lane Blacktop

    $18.99
    Blow Out
    Pandora's Box

    $19.99
    Kiss Me Deadly (preorder)
    Beauty and the Beast

    $24
    The Battle of Algiers

    $27
    Fanny and Alexander

    Eclipse Series


    #8 - Lubitsch Musicals - $25.49
    #25 - Basil Dearden's London Undergound - $22.49
    #26 - Silent Naruse $19.99

    Stole most of this info from other forums (which is why some are links and some are not), so there may be other titles I've missed here.


    Masterofoneinchpunch

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    Re: Criterion Sale at Amazon

    Post  Masterofoneinchpunch on Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:43 am

    I already bought Silent Naruse yesterday, but thanks for the mention (the Criterion sites are quite happy about this deal). I want to buy more, but I might have to wait until next paycheck and hopefully the sale is still open then. Luckily I own most of the DVDs but would like some of the BDs. I am considering getting BBS set too (before paycheck), but not sure if I want to get the BD or DVD.

    Brian T

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    Re: Criterion Sale at Amazon

    Post  Brian T on Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:08 pm

    I've got about seven Blus in my cart (including the BBS box), but I'll probably have to make some sacrifices, at least until the B&N sale. While the public library here, as mentioned elsewhere, has enabled me to at least watch most of the Criterion collection (while secretly wishing my private stock was more in keeping with Shawn's!), I've largely been spending the savings on Hong Kong stuff, and then this happens! Mad Razz

    I've decided to stick to only purchasing Blu-rays of Criterion films I want to own. If nothing else, their comparatively low numbers so far -- and these sales -- gives me hope that I can "keep up" with building a small library much better than I ever did with DVDs!

    Of course, in an ideal world, a "foreigner" like myself would have access to this little goldmine you Americans have at your fingertips . . .
    http://www.hulu.com/criterion
    . . . and public libraries (and maybe even disc collections) would be largely unnecessary. Sigh. One can dream . . .

    Brian T

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    Re: Criterion Sale at Amazon

    Post  Brian T on Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:32 pm

    Ended up getting:

    MODERN TIMES
    BLOWOUT
    SHOCK CORRIDOR
    THE NAKED KISS
    SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
    SENSO


    All of these are previously seen films I thought were worth having around. Only BLOW OUT is an upgrade, though, from the old MGM bare-bones disc. Still tempted by that BBS STORY Blu-ray set -- even a Barnes & Noble sale won't reduce it that low -- but this order will necessitate some belt tightening as it is . . . Smile

    Cash

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    Re: Criterion Sale at Amazon

    Post  Cash on Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:54 pm

    That's right Criterion go on sale AFTER I spent the Amazon gift card the Easter Bunny brought me! (All the same I can't wait to get the three books and out-of-print CD I purchased).

    Brian T

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    Re: Criterion Sale at Amazon

    Post  Brian T on Sun May 01, 2011 3:17 pm

    So it turns out that making a purchase from this sale results in several other titles you didn't buy ending up in your "Gold Box" quick picks at Amazon, further reduced 5% from the sale prices. This all but forced me a couple of days ago to pickup Blu-rays of FISH TANK, YI YI and the YOJIMBO/SANJURO combo set, as well as BASIL DEARDEN'S LONGON UNDERGROUND set on DVD. This purchase in turn led to even more Criterions in my Quick Picks, which I was able to ignore out of disinterest or previous ownership. Then today, more Criterions in the list, including the BBS STORY set at just over $50, and LE CERCLE ROUGE. I really shouldn't, and hopefully won't, but, but . . . Neutral

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