My Criterion Collection


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Hi to film buffs and collectors out there.  Many of you might be familiar with the Criterion Collection, which is a series of films produced and published by a niche company in the United States called the Janus Films/The Criterion Company.

Many who collect DVDs and Blu Ray discs (and in the past, Laser Discs) were familiar with the value and quality of Criterion releases.  If you consider the scant nature of early DVDs in terms of special features, audio and video quality (to name but a few), Criterions were like a true oasis in a desert.

Criterion consistently have offered the absolute best collaboration between film publishers and directors, or studios themselves.  As a result many of their releases have been of the highest standard, usually with fully restored picture and audio, as well as quality extras such as film essays, interviews and so forth.

For a list of Criterion Titles (including out of print) have a look at Wikipedia.

Over the years, many Criterion titles have fallen out of print, and command some of the highest prices on the second hand market.  I have been proudly collecting Criterion Collection DVDs since 1998, and now present to you my collection.

Criterion Collection

You can also check out my collection on the official Criterion site (with pictures!).

Criterions

  • 12 Angry Men
  • 39 Steps, The *
  • 49th Parallel
  • Andrei Rublev
  • Armageddon
  • Beastie Boys Video Anthology
  • Belle de jour ~
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • Brazil
  • Charade
  • Chasing Amy
  • Cronos ~
  • Dazed and Confused ~
  • Diabolique
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Grand Illusion ^
  • Hamlet
  • Harold and Maude ~
  • Hidden Fortress, the
  • High and Low
  • Insomnia
  • Kagemusha
  • Killers, the
  • Lady Vanishes, The *
  • Last Emperor, The
  • Le Million
  • Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, the
  • Life of Brian
  • M
  • Man Bites Dog
  • Monterey Pop
  • Naked City, the
  • Night to Remember, a
  • Notorious *^
  • Passion of Joan of Arc, The
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Ran ^
  • Rashomon
  • Rebecca *^
  • Red Beard
  • Red Shoes, the
  • Robocop ^
  • Rock, The
  • Rolling Stones, The: Gimme Shelter ~
  • Royal Tenenbaums, The
  • Samurai Rebellion
  • Samurai Trilogy I: Masashi Miyamoto ***
  • Samurai Trilogy II:  Duel at Ichijoji  Temple ***
  • Samurai Trilogy III:  Duel at Ganryu Island ***
  • Sanjuro **
  • Seven Samurai
  • Seventh Seal, The
  • Silence of the Lambs, The ^
  • Solaris
  • Spartacus
  • Spellbound *^
  • Spy Who Came in From the Cold, The
  • Sword of Doom, the
  • Thin Red Line, The ~
  • Third Man, The ^
  • Throne of Blood
  • Three Colors ****
  • Videodrome
  • Walkabout
  • Written on the Wind
  • Yojimbo **

Key

^ Out of print
~ BluRay

* Boxed Set: Wrong Men & Notorious Women: Five Hitchcock Thrillers, 1935-1946 (The 39 Steps / The Lady Vanishes / Rebecca / Spellbound / Notorious) (The Criterion Collection) (1946)

** Boxed Set: Yojimbo & Sanjuro: Two Films By Akira Kurosawa (The Criterion Collection) (1963)

*** Boxed Set: Samurai Trilogy Box Set (The Criterion Collection) (1967)

**** Boxed Set: Three Colours (Blue, White and Red)

Learn more about The Criterion Collection