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The Creative Process Behind The Beautiful Criterion's Movie Covers

Criterion Collection just released an amazing 306-page book showing all the cover art work they commissioned to different artists during last 30 years. This neat video, full of cinematic references, is a sneak peek into that book. More »      

Les Blank: Always for Pleasure (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

6 days agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "This is an amazing set from Criterion, and perhaps my only complaint about it is that it's so good I want more."

The Shooting / Ride the Whirlwind (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

6 days agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "I still contend that anyone can release a top-notch version of a classic European art house film. But it takes a company like Criterion to have the dedication to take a couple of cheap Western from the mid '60s and give them the presentation and context they need to shine as significant moments in the history of film."

L'avventura (1960) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

last weekFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "It's famously a film in which almost nothing happens; a mood piece which attempts to bring some of the long-held techniques of literature to cinema."

Blu-ray Today: Guardians of the Galaxy, Time Bandits and Multiple Nerd-a-versaries

Time Bandits: The Criterion Collection - If you don't own Time Bandits in some form, I'm just going to say it: you are a terrible person. Terrible to yourself, mostly, for depriving yourself of on...

Watch: 30 Years Of Great Design From The Criterion Collection In Under 2 Minutes

Because Great Films Also Need Great Cover Art When it comes to home video, no one pays more attention to minute details than The Criterion Collection, an American video-distribution company that specializes in preserving and distributing...Show More Summary

DVD Review: Criterion collects the joyful, humane documentaries of Les Blank

Documentaries tend to be serious business, and that’s especially true to when it comes to the legends of nonfiction filmmaking—Frederick Wiseman, Albert and David Maysles, Errol Morris, etc. Les Blank, however, was a glorious anomaly. Show More Summary

Take a Look at the Criterion Collection’s New Cover Art Coffee Table Book

"When people come to visit the Criterion Collection, their first stop is often the art department," writes Criterion Collection president Peter Becker in the introduction to the film company's new coffee table book, Criterion Designs. "We have a white wall covered with metallic paint and magnets where we put up the... More »

30 Years of Iconic Criterion Covers Collected in One Beautiful Book

Criterion Designs is a beautifully designed book that captures 30 years of iconic movie covers. The post 30 Years of Iconic Criterion Covers Collected in One Beautiful Book appeared first on WIRED.

30 Years of Amazing Criterion Collection Art Packed Into a Single Book

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today the Criterion Collection released a 306-page book full of the designs it has commissioned since 1984, including covers, supplemental art, concept art, and more. Criterion Designs is a coffee table book we can all believe in. Read more...

The 8 People You Meet in a Screwball Comedy

This week, the Criterion Collection released a … Read More

Kino Classics Resurrects and Restores Two Horror Icons from the Past

Kino Lorber has been in the specialty DVD/Blu-ray business for years now, but while some labels make their home in niches based on genre (Scream Factory, Synapse Films) or ” important” films (Criterion Collection) Kino’s focus has been on quality world cinema both contemporary and classic. Show More Summary

The Complete Jacques Tati (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "Simply one of the great releases on home video, period."

Sundays and Cybele (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Bill Gibron Quote: "Sundays and Cybele is great art. It's not always fair and plays dangerously with ideas a 2014 audience would never forgive, but as a straight forward assessment of individual need, it's stunning."

50% Off Criterion Collection, Your New Garbage Disposal, More Deals

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Barnes and Noble is taking 50% off their Criterion wares, so you should stock up. While you're at it, tell us what you're picking up. [Criterion] Read more...

Playtime: Anatomy of a Gag

Some of the best comedy movies have funny scenes that become the root of further hilarity. The Criterion Collection points out one such perfectly executed string of gags in Jacques Tati’s masterpiece Playtime.

F for Fake (1973) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Daryl Loomis Quote: "The movie is as boisterous and full of life as the man who made it."

39 Things We Learned from the Banned ‘Dr. No’ Commentary

Back in 1991, the Criterion Collection released the three earliest James Bond movies on laserdisc: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, and Goldfinger. Like any Criterion release, these laserdiscs were flush with special features, including an assembled commentary track for each film hosted by Bruce Eder. Show More Summary

The Vanishing (1988) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Daryl Loomis Quote: "What a great lesson in simplicity, the way that it builds tension with very little happening."

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