Ugh – I don’t know if I should make some blind buys or not. In my cart right now I have:
The BBS Set
The Red Shoes
Beauty and the Beast
But I need to pick out only a couple… if any. >:/
Secret Sunshine is really good.
Black Narcissus is ravishing
Yi Yi is too!
love both these
Tommy: Yeah, I saw that you had rated it five stars. I’m new to recent Asian cinema, though, but maybe it’d be better to go out on a limb and get Secret Sunshine and Yi Yi instead of safer choices like The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus, which I’m pretty sure I’d like, but just haven’t gotten around to yet…
Meg: I think I’ve all but decided on Yi Yi – I’ve read almost nothing but ravishing reviews of it! :)
I love everything Lee Chang Dong has made. Haven’t seen Oasis yet, but all the others have been outstanding.
good choice DFOO I feel very confident about it:)
@DRUNKEN FATHER FIGURE OF OLD
I really can’t recommend The BBS Story enough to people at this price, I feel it’s a bargain at full price let alone this price.
I bought it in one of the B&N sales and although I knew of the films I’d somehow only watched one of them. What an absolute treat, pretty much from start to finish, there are some absolutely wonderful films and it’s also a really good set from Criterion.
The King of Marvin Gardens has become one of those “special” films for me now.
Even if you were to buy it, watch the films once and then sell the set because the films just didn’t work for you it’s likely that the experience will have cost you very little if anything at all.
^I agree. The King of Marvin Gardens was a wonderful surprise.
The BBS set is a must have for any Criterion aficionado.
I blind bought Secret Sunshine a couple months ago. It was worth it. A beautiful little movie.
hey all, still no definitive word on the 50% CC sale, but it usually comes after the buy 2 get 1 free sale. that starts real soon. i think the Criterion sale is usually in July-ish.
RE: BBS, love that box set almost as much as i like the cassavetes box.
I ended up just getting the BBS set and Diabolique. I really wanted to get Yi Yi, too, but I realized that it’ll be the same price at B&N in a couple months and I have a gift card for there, and an apparently good rip is on SMZ so I really have no reason to just watch it first. It was really hard not to buy it though.
But now the prices have gone back up so I’m safe to post here again. :)
MORE DEALS! (Amazon)
Again, not sure how long they’ll be going on. But take a gander.
It’s not criterion, but I couldn’t find the general dvd deals thread:
The Alien Quadrilogy blu ray set is $29.99 on Amazon for today only. It’s only $10 off their regular price, but whatever. It’s still 63% off the list price.
Yeah, I’ll probably pick that up and sell my Alien/Aliens blu-rays… That deal is just too good to pass up, especially if you enjoy special features.
And for the record, I absolutely loved Yi Yi, so suck it Santino!
Also, I purchased High and Low. I should probably take it easy. But the deals keep on rollin’ in…
Now Yi Yi is a movie with Mubi style!
Is it? I gotta check out that topic.
haha – you probably shouldn’t
What’s Ellen Burstyn’s role in Marvin Gardens?
Just saw Harry and Tonto the other day and was blown away by Art Carney. I did like Ellen Burstyn in it though she could have had a bigger screen time.
when is the B+N sale? Any idea?
They usually have it sometime in the middle of July I believe.
I just talked to a guy at B&N the other day about when the Criterion sale was gonna be and he said he hadn’t heard anything yet….but his guess was August….which would be perfect timing since they are releasing both La Promese and Rosetta that month…and I can almost be a Dardenne completist at that point.
Yeah I guess they should probably be announcing it sometime soon… Keep us updated, Loofrin!!
Sorry, friends, I’m not your guy on the inside any more. i don’t work for BN any longer.
:( Oh no!! Who’s gonna nag managers for us now???
The last thing I heard was July 10th (via an unknown source on the Criterion Facebook page). Either way, my first big paycheck comes in on the 3rd, so I’m hitting up either Amazon (for 50+% off used and new random titles) or B&N (my jimmies are ready to be rustled by all these potential new purchases) for my CC fix.
July 10th? Does that mean that Down By Law will not be included in the sale then?
If it goes to around the end of the month, as I believe it typically does, then Down by Law should be included as they have, in the past, included preorders for units which ship during the sale.
Think we’ll get a half off special when Criterion Twitter hits 75,000 followers like when Facebook did?
Don’t mean to unnecessarily raise the alarm, but is it suspicious that it’s 5 days til July and Barnes and Noble still hasn’t officially announced a sale? I can’t remember when they announced it last year…