Does anybody on Cred Forums collect these? Are they really worth the price?

Chase Thomas
Chase Thomas

Does anybody on Cred Forums collect these? Are they really worth the price?

Brody Rogers
Brody Rogers

They have big 50% sales every now and then, most people buy them then.

Michael Richardson
Michael Richardson

Plus anything that hasn't moved in a while is 10$ off at any given moment.

Jordan Roberts
Jordan Roberts

Probably not objectively worth it but I like them enough to waste some money. I've always been more into special features than most ppl I know, so if you're going to watch all the extra shit you'll get a lot out of it.

Parker Howard
Parker Howard

collect
Are you suffering from some sort of mental illness?

Cooper Lopez
Cooper Lopez

Rude
Collectors probably know a lot about Criterion and can explain the appeal

Eli Barnes
Eli Barnes

Why would you buy it when like half of the yify rips are criterion? Just download them dude.

Hudson Reyes
Hudson Reyes

A sure way to spot a pseud

Lucas Butler
Lucas Butler

I don't really get people who collect them on brand status only. I guess it's an okay way to discover new stuff, but I only pick them up if it's a film I like and I'm interested in their special features/essays which they usually excel at.

Aiden Jones
Aiden Jones

If it’s a movie I love, I’ll buy it. I just got th Criterion “Silence of the Lambs” and it’s the best the film has ever looked.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

people who like criterion are the worst. they are so full of themselves for thinking they know film even though they are all certified shit

Jonathan Price
Jonathan Price

But I thought those really are kino?
Thanks. I was interested in using it to buy films I’ve never seen before.

Jason Gomez
Jason Gomez

They used to stand for something 20 years ago. It all changed when they released Armageddon. It only went downhill after that. Nowadays their releases of absolute fucking tryhard Plebbit shit and literal who trash, also Lena Dunham outweights their what seems to be by pure chance good picks by 100:1. I mean I understand why they chose the path they did, but mehhh...
Just buy the ones you personally know that are great. Don't buy anything blindly, thinking it will be a good movie just because Criterion is slapped on it. That means fuckall these days.

Wyatt Price
Wyatt Price

what do you want

Luke Stewart
Luke Stewart

Are they really worth the price?
Most of them, no

Jeremiah Martinez
Jeremiah Martinez

It's literally called the Criterion Collection, you massive faggot. Not everyone is in irredeemable streaming pleb like you.

Jace Wilson
Jace Wilson

Judge Dredd

Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross

Does anybody on Cred Forums collect these?

Yes because they are the highest quality of transfers/restorations for various types of films and have great supplements

Are they really worth the price?

Depends. You can find good 50% off deals through the website and Barnes and Noble twice a year. Also you can find some deals on Amazon.

Its best to just buy the movies you really love and want to see it at home in the highest quality.

Grayson Barnes
Grayson Barnes

most pretensious collection of films.

Owen Jackson
Owen Jackson

they are the highest quality of transfers/restorations
stop spouting this meme

Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart

only for the films of Bresson and Tarkovsky

Christian White
Christian White

I buy them when they have a film I want, but I don't just buy anything they slap their logo in.
I've only got 4

Ryder Green
Ryder Green

Don't bother. Only pseudointellectuals watch criterion

Justin Long
Justin Long

and you watch marvel movies then?

Jayden Perry
Jayden Perry

if you don't lap up shit you must only enjoy popular things
lol?

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

I plan to start buying more. Right now I only have Stalker and La Dolce Vita. The next ones I plan to get is some Wes Anderson before his new one comes out.

Ayden James
Ayden James

I collect Criterion. Like others have said, I usually just buy during the 50% off sales. I recently picked up Wild Strawberries, The Gold Rush, Blood Simple, Rashomon and Elevator to the Gallows.

James Martin
James Martin

nice strawman
no one actually owns or likes tiny furniture

Carson Martinez
Carson Martinez

Why are these threads always filled by faggots who just blow hot air

Ian Torres
Ian Torres

Rashomon
now you've done it, you're gonna get annihilated by contrarians

Gabriel Ortiz
Gabriel Ortiz

Im really excited for the virgin suicides release :3

Gabriel Cooper
Gabriel Cooper

I like them. They're neat. Though I wouldn't go full blown autism and collect for the sake of collecting. Including shit I don't watch.
I have Punch Drunk Love, David Lynch's crap, Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence, Malick's kinos, Hunger, and some others. I want to get Thief.

Hunter Clark
Hunter Clark

the most mainstream hollywood shit in the collection

Charles Roberts
Charles Roberts

muh kurosawa

Thomas Diaz
Thomas Diaz

Sofia is kino and best Coppola

Matthew Adams
Matthew Adams

Aden maybe they just appreciate the extras, audio and visual quality Criterion brings to the table

Christian Morales
Christian Morales

muh need to start a fight on every thread because I'm deeply insecure
HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Matthew James
Matthew James

Pleb retard

Samuel Green
Samuel Green

Can you explain what’s so bad about Criterion films and what the better alternatives are?
I’m new to movies, so I don’t know if these posts are typical contrarianism or legit.

Ryder Martin
Ryder Martin

I kind of want Filmstruck because it's hard to find a lot of those movies on pirate streaming sites.

Noah Richardson
Noah Richardson

hard to argue with such powerful buzzwords

Juan Scott
Juan Scott

Anyone know when the next one is?

Cooper Myers
Cooper Myers

Haha no. Kurosawa is baby's first step into non-mainstream hollywood film. Idiots like you get stuck on Kurosawa and convince themselves that he represents peak cinema. There's much better stuff out there that isn't accessible to every child and pseud that wants to convince themselves they know film.

Carson Ross
Carson Ross

Sofia makes thought provoking films from a female perspective, which will you never understand because you either place women on a pedestal or are a bitter virgin

Brandon Miller
Brandon Miller

I collect them on my hd since they're for americans only.

Nolan Miller
Nolan Miller

I'd say it's mostly the buyers. Like with those who watch Rick & Morty. Or Pink Floyd fans. Or black metal fans.
Not all, but a lot are pseuds. Elitism.
Criterions aren't bad though. They can be pretty cool when they come with neat interviews, extras and packaging. For example the packaging for Dr. Strangelove.
Restorations are also good but not always the best out there. Arrow has cool releases as well.

Joshua Gomez
Joshua Gomez

it's physically impossible to still be region locked in this day and age

Jonathan Hernandez
Jonathan Hernandez

It's a shame that brainlets like you tricked the world into thinking Kurosawa represents Japanese cinema.

Jace Turner
Jace Turner

I've never even seen a kurosawa apart from dreams m8

Asher Anderson
Asher Anderson

Is that supposed to help your case?

Blake Cooper
Blake Cooper

nothing will help my case when the version of me you're arguing with is imaginary

Benjamin Brown
Benjamin Brown

stick to anime

Zachary Smith
Zachary Smith

I've bought a number over the years during the 50% off sales and deals through Amazon. They do a good job in their restorations and usually have a good amount of special features. Far more than most current releases anyways.

I'd recommend trying Filmstruck. You have access to their catalog and can determine what you like rather than blind buying cause there's definitely a lot of shit in their collection.

Eli Sanchez
Eli Sanchez

The progression is as follows:
Consumerist numale (Capeshit, Star Wars, Pixar, Netflix originals)
Pseudoconsumerist numale (80s Hollywood, Ghibli, Wes Anderson, Citizen Kane)
Babby's firsts "movies" (Scorsese, Chaplin/Keaton, non-Godfather Coppola, Hitchcock)
Pre-arthouse (Norman Lear sitcoms, Peter Bogdanovich, Billy Wilder, non-Citizen Kane Welles)
Entry arthouse (Bergman, Lang, Kurosawa, more well-known Fellini)
Arthouse (Antonioni, Rossellini, Bunuel, Stroheim, lesser-known Fellini)

Carson Hall
Carson Hall

I collect them insofar as I buy ones that I've watched before and liked or ones that I'm 90+% sure I'll like. Only buy during 50% off sales, though. People who think they're geniuses because they collect/watch criterion or just buy anything with the brand name on it are idiots.

Jace Richardson
Jace Richardson

if you have to ask, don't buy

Wyatt Phillips
Wyatt Phillips

My post wasn't about anons like you

Joshua Rivera
Joshua Rivera

OP, get a region free blu-ray player and purchase Arrow academy, studio canal, masters of cinema etc. releases. Almost always they literally the exact same transfer used in Criterion releases and a 1/3rd of the price.

Logan Rogers
Logan Rogers

you are retarded

Xavier Murphy
Xavier Murphy

Where's my boy Malick on this list?

Daniel Rogers
Daniel Rogers

Barnes & Noble has them every July and November. The Criterion site just had one a few days ago.

Nathan Jackson
Nathan Jackson

delete this, turn off your phone

Camden Wood
Camden Wood

This is my watchlist, what should I watch tonight?

Jose Martinez
Jose Martinez

Enlightened

Hudson Anderson
Hudson Anderson

Kurosawa is not real arthouse. The only reason people view it as such is because it's foreign and non in color. The stories themselves fail to surpass almost all of those directors.

Logan Martin
Logan Martin

The Red Shoes

Wyatt Johnson
Wyatt Johnson

Autumn Sonata

Owen Myers
Owen Myers

That's a good one. I felt like Bergman was essentially criticizing himself with this movie.

Eli Torres
Eli Torres

Dreams is pretty abstract.

Bicycle Thieves
Joan of Arc
Autumn Sonata

Jacob Harris
Jacob Harris

Intolerance

Lincoln Rodriguez
Lincoln Rodriguez

The only honest movie list is good old fashioned imdb and if you don't like it you can get the fuck off my Cred Forums

Leo Reed
Leo Reed

that list
wtf i hate normies now?!

Aaron Mitchell
Aaron Mitchell

Being abstract doesn't mean anything in determining artistic value. Bresson's movies are less complex than half of hollywood's movies yet he's one of the greatest directors of all time.

Jace Bell
Jace Bell

This list is Reddit af

Eli Young
Eli Young

Mon Oncle for a good laugh.

Liam Adams
Liam Adams

I have downloaded every single one from the main collection, the laserdiscs that didnt make it, and the arrow/eclipse collections
Generally no, unless you really like a movie
I bought the Kurosawa box set and the Fanny and Alexander one, money I never once regret spending

Noah Rodriguez
Noah Rodriguez

I own Eraserhead but that's it

Jaxon Russell
Jaxon Russell

thank god my friend told me filmstruck is a thing.

Aiden Howard
Aiden Howard

I own and like Tiny Furniture...

Josiah Walker
Josiah Walker

Dodes'ka den

Ayden Allen
Ayden Allen

actually collection physical media in current year
Autism.

Charles Reyes
Charles Reyes

just fucking download them you pleb retard

Nathan Brooks
Nathan Brooks

they release a lot of good stuff but if i can get a semi decent transfer of a film from an 'inferior' distributor, i will, they are just too damn expensive

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