I was wondering today while I was at work talking to someone about Criterion Collection how you describe them to someone who doesn’t know anything about them? What is it about them that ’turns you on," if you will.
I tell people that they make DVD’s with sexy cover art.
“Criterion has a higher concentration of quality films.” Any more specific than that could possibly be erroneous.
The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of a film.
Naah, I just say CC has a line up of most of my favorite films or as somebody said it’s crack-terion for world cinema junkies
The film buffs version of collecting Pokemon cards. Gotta catch ’em all!
That every other DVD looks like crap compared.
Good films with lots of extras.
I usually say they restore obscure and foreign films and then release them in beautiful DVDs that have a lot of special features. Whenever I add the price I get a “for a movie????”.
The only way to watch Classics/Quality movies today now that we missed watching them on Theaters pre 90’s.
“They distribute movies that are essentially pornography for movie nerds, although few of them contain actual pornography.”
and i’m okay with that
A DVD film school worth every penny for the aspiring cineaste
As a publishing house that releases some pretty good European, and American films. I mean it’s just a publishing house. It’s only somewhat better than most, and they have huge gaps in their collection. No reason to get all obsessive over it.
The Holy Grail of DVD collections, except they, you know . . . actually exist. ;)