Ahh Jay, this is a good problem. Addiction has negative connotations that it shouldn’t have.
Hello, my name is Drew Gregory, and I am a Criterion-junkie. AND DAMN PROUD OF IT!!!!!
Drew, the first step is admitting. And I might as well do it too: I AM ADDICTED TO THE CRITERION COLLECTION!
I love this sale. I hope it’s still on when I get my next check because I want to pick up Yojimbo/Sanjuro, Rashomon, Vampyr, Dr. Mabuse, and Naked Lunch. Today I already bought Videodrome, M, and Ikiru.
Ugh… this sale will run me into shanty!
I picked up essential art house vol 2 for $40.50! (used my member discount and a 15% off coupon)
i couldn’t decide on the others and rationalized myself into buying one or two every few days to keep the excitement coming.
next: Cassavetes and Bergman Trilogy. Then I need to focus on the blu rays. any recommendations?
pushes play on the vincent price laugh tape
buy my droogies! buy!
The Criterion section at The Grove is a mess. Good Job Everyone.
The Seventh Seal – Blu Ray
$48 – I’m bright and as gay as a daisy in may a cliche coming true!
“pushes play on the vincent price laugh tape”
that made my day.
Is it tomorrow yet?!?!?!?!?
Wonderful! Ended up getting Man Bites Dog, Simon of the Desert, and the new edition of For All Mankind. Awesome.
RawDealBuffy – What is the selection like at the Grove? That’s really the only BN around here that carries DVDs but I fuckin hate that place. Do they have a large Criterion selection? I already ordered a bunch online but would like to check out the store if they a lot of titles. My recollection of that BN is that there DVD section is about as big as my thumb.
Fredo, Hmmm I remember it being bigger than a thumb. Quite bigger actually, unless of course you have an abnormally large thumb.
Dude, my thumb is huge!
But for a bookstore that has three floors, their DVD section is weak sauce.
I remember I found El Mariachi and Blowout there like 4 years ago and claimed it the best book store ever. Maybe things have changed in four years.
A Barnes & Noble with three floors?! That must be what heaven is like.
It’s an awful store but it’s the only Barnes & Noble that carry any DVDS. And the Grove is just terrrible in general (there are rich white people everywhere!). The BN over by the Landmark has nothing and the one in Burbank has nothing. So if the last time you’ve been to the Grove is four years ago, I’m sure things have changed. Now that I think about it, there is a new one over in Glendale. Hmmm.
It’s so difficult finding a decent mainstream store that has a large selection of DVDs. I remember when Best Buy started opening up around California (maybe six or seven years ago) and they had everything! I remember thinking how great this new store was because prior to that it was mainly Circuit City and they mostly just carried new releases. Of course now Circuit City is gone and Best Buy basically only carries newer films. But back in the day, Best Buy not only had all the Criterions but tons of box sets, etc.
It’s very frustrating when you can’t find stuff in stores and have to order online.
Lona – If you love bookstores, heaven is Powell’s Bookstore in Portland, Oregon or The Strand in NYC.
If Barnes & Noble is 7-Eleven than these two bookstores are Costco. I’ve literally gotten lost it Powell’s, like if there was a fire I would die because I wouldn’t know where the exit was.
No Barnes & Noble stores in Vancouver, but I just bought a few online. Got the 50% off “Divorce Italian Style”, “Down by Law”, and the “Late Ozu” box set. Heck yesssssssssssssss.
Last Year at MarienbadMy Dinner With Andre (you know me and Louis …)Mala NocheGeneral Della Rovere
how much is the shipping online?
For orders over $25, shipping is free (3 business days)
how about under 25?
Just got Contempt and Band of Outsiders for 35 bucks.
i get paid tomorrow, so i’ll be dipping in then
Kelvin, for orders under 25 you have to pay shipping.
Oh how wonderful it is to live where no one knows what Criterion is…I get the whole sale at B&N all to myself!
Fredo, It has the largest selection of Criterions out of all the bn’s i’ve been to out here. It’s a hike, but the one in Manhattan Beach always has a good selection.
When I lived in Salt Lake the bn had an enormous selection. I miss college :-(
Ugh. I guess I’ll just stick to ordering online.
By the way, if anyone is interested in the Dreyer box set:
“Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Criterion 50% off sale.
The Carl Theodor Dreyer Collection is not included in the online
Criterion 50% off sale.
This offer is also valid on Criterion Collection DVD and Blu-ray titles
at Barnes & Noble retail bookstores with a Music/DVD Department. Please
visit your local Barnes & Noble retail store for details of that offer.
Visit www.bn.com and click on the options that appear in the upper
right-hand corner to view information about your order.
We look forward to your next visit."
I’m pretty sad. Anyone want to ship it to me? :(
I have my list narrowed down to 6:
Jules and Jim
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
The Lady Vanishes
I’ve seen all of them but M and The Lady Vanishes and I have no idea what to get. I think I’ll get two or three but I don’t know what! Why did there have to be so many great DVD’s???
If I had to choose, I’d go with Lady Vanishes. Its a little “lighter” than M (for obvious reasons). I have JJ, just haven’t watched it, yet. I tried to watch Discreet, but I just couldn’t get into it. :)