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Offline Ian Villaceran

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Criterion Collections
« on: Nov 28, 2012 at 03:50 AM »
Let us talk about Criterion Collections here. Share your favorites, your collection..

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1. The Battle of Algiers - this film here is one of my all-time greats and my favorite Criterion Collection. This gave me a picture and an understanding about the brutality of politics and western hypocrisy. Made me a very open-minded person, too liberal and changed my views on anything forever..

2. Chungking Express - very original, exotic, fun and very sexy. Wong Kar-wai's masterpiece! :) Smelled the streets of Hong Kong while watching this film!!

3. Seven Samurai - this is a treat!! Funny, funny, funny.. I was so entertained by this film!!

4. Cul-de-sac - Roman Polanki's best IMHO!! Chinatown is great too but this for me is signature polanki. As with all of his films, keeps me on the edge on whats going to happen next. :)

5. The Game - David Fincher's finest!! You are talking about real thriller here.. suspense from start to finish with Fincher's dark, gritty and too visual his cinema signature..
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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #1 on: Nov 28, 2012 at 07:26 AM »
are they locally available?

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #2 on: Nov 28, 2012 at 07:28 AM »
no they're not

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #3 on: Nov 28, 2012 at 07:29 AM »
are they locally available?

possibly not sure but you can buy from Amazon.com and they can ship directly to your address.

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #4 on: Nov 28, 2012 at 08:40 AM »
are they locally available?

nope. and if they were, malang Php 2,500 pinakamababang presyo per movie. LOL

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #5 on: Nov 28, 2012 at 08:56 AM »
Like I said if you guys can group buy, you can save a lot on shipping buy it directly from Amazon. Most best sellers are on sale right now for $17.99

Get these some favorites as well:

8 1/2
12 Angry Man
The 400 Blows
The Last Temptation of Christ
Rushmore
The Great Dictator
..and many more!!

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #6 on: Jan 01, 2013 at 03:26 AM »
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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #7 on: Jan 01, 2013 at 08:14 AM »
Akira kurosawa's other masterpiece RAN also belongs here.
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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #8 on: Jan 01, 2013 at 12:58 PM »
Thinking of buying my first batch of Criterion movies this week. Any ideas which films will be best to first populate my Criterion Collection?

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #9 on: Jan 01, 2013 at 01:28 PM »
depends mostly on your personal preference in films

CC selections are widely varied, one collector might favor a particular genre or director which another aficionado might not be inclined to view in his lifetime

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #10 on: Jan 01, 2013 at 06:25 PM »
Yeah. I really admire the diversity in their films. I was thinking of buying them chronologically, but realized not all of their titles have been released on Blu-ray yet.

Here's my partial list:
1. Hunger
2. Fish Tank
3. Seven Samurai
4. Purple Noon
5. Fanny and Alexander
6. Salo
7. The Royal Tenenbaums
8. The Last Temptation of Christ
9. Charade
10. Antichrist

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #11 on: Jan 01, 2013 at 08:27 PM »
If you wanna buy Criterions, I strongly suggest you guys wait for the bi-annual Barnes & Nobel Criterion sale. Whenever I have some money, I always buy a bunch from it. However, to save on international shipping fees and customs tax, I have my Criterions shipped to my aunt's house in the States and she usually ships it to me via a Balikbayan box that she sends periodically with stuff. It takes longer but the costs are cheaper.

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #12 on: Jan 01, 2013 at 09:43 PM »
Yeah. I really admire the diversity in their films. I was thinking of buying them chronologically, but realized not all of their titles have been released on Blu-ray yet.

Here's my partial list:
1. Hunger
2. Fish Tank
3. Seven Samurai
4. Purple Noon
5. Fanny and Alexander
6. Salo
7. The Royal Tenenbaums
8. The Last Temptation of Christ
9. Charade
10. Antichrist

You can start with this list..

1. The Battle of Algiers
2. 8 1/2
3. Seven Samurai
4. The Last Emperor
5. The Game
6. Chungking Express
7. The 400 Blows
8. Cul-de-sac
9. On the Waterfront (upcoming)
10. My Life As A Dog

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #13 on: Jan 02, 2013 at 04:22 AM »
The Last Emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci. One of the few Academy Best Picture film on Criterion. Really beautiful cinema! I hope to see "Little Buddha" on Blu-ray soon or Criterion honors!! :)








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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #14 on: Jan 02, 2013 at 05:58 AM »
Ooh, Criterions! I have a handful of blus and around 300 on DVDs (mostly the initial releases--and those that haven't been released in high-definition).

I get Criterion blurays only during the Barnes and Noble sale. Otherwise, I go the eBay route.

But with Criterions, I never discriminate--nor choosy with the format. I get them both on blu or DVD--whichever I find that is/are cheaper. Personally, it's about the aesthetic quality of the film and not in its technical detail.


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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #15 on: Jan 02, 2013 at 06:32 AM »
Ooh, Criterions! I have a handful of blus and around 300 on DVDs (mostly the initial releases--and those that haven't been released in high-definition).

I get Criterion blurays only during the Barnes and Noble sale. Otherwise, I go the eBay route.

But with Criterions, I never discriminate--nor choosy with the format. I get them both on blu or DVD--whichever I find that is/are cheaper. Personally, it's about the aesthetic quality of the film and not in its technical detail.



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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #16 on: Jan 02, 2013 at 01:22 PM »
2013 Criterion releases. How many can you identify?


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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #17 on: Jan 03, 2013 at 12:10 AM »
rashomon would be a good addition as well. that and 12 angry men :)
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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #18 on: Jan 03, 2013 at 12:39 AM »
You can start with this list..

1. The Battle of Algiers
2. 8 1/2
3. Seven Samurai
4. The Last Emperor
5. The Game
6. Chungking Express
7. The 400 Blows
8. Cul-de-sac
9. On the Waterfront (upcoming)
10. My Life As A Dog

Thanks. Nice list. I'll post back when I've received my first ten Criterions. =)

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #19 on: Jan 03, 2013 at 12:40 AM »
2013 Criterion releases. How many can you identify?


Lol 3:10 to Yuma, Scanners and Eraserhead are so obvious.

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #20 on: Jan 05, 2013 at 09:51 PM »
My 2013 Criterion wishlist:

1. My Sassy Girl (Korean)

2. Little Buddha

3. A Separation (Iran)

4. Muro Ami

5. Malena - uncut (Italy)

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #21 on: Feb 27, 2013 at 07:09 AM »
The Criterion Collection website is currently having a 24 hours flash sale. All Blu-rays & DVDs are at 50% off up to noon EST of February 27, 2013:

http://www.criterion.com/sale

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« Reply #22 on: Feb 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM »
their flash sales are not really attractive here as they charge $6 shipping. better wait for amazon or bn but thanks for the heads up.

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« Reply #23 on: Feb 28, 2013 at 01:50 PM »
their flash sales are not really attractive here as they charge $6 shipping. better wait for amazon or bn but thanks for the heads up.

If you spend $50 or more, it's free shipping.

I bought two Blu-rays and sent them to my aunt's house in California and she ships it to me, to avoid the predatory customs agents at the Philippine post office. :-P
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 28, 2013 at 10:21 PM »
I didn't know but thank you. :)

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« Reply #25 on: Mar 02, 2013 at 10:52 AM »
Didn't get anything from the flash sale. It's still a bit pricey to me. Unless I spend $50 or more, but I won't. I'd wait for the BN sale so I can use my member discount for an additional 10% off.

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #26 on: Mar 03, 2013 at 09:41 AM »
I've been collecting Criterions for quite some time now. I usually buy on sale at Amazon and BN.

 My fave titles so far:

1. Paris, Texas
2. The Music Room
3. Le Samourai
4. Army of Shadows
5. Three Colors Trilogy
6. High and Low
7. Fanny and Alexander
8. The Night of the Hunter
9. House
10. Spirit of the beehive

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« Reply #27 on: Mar 03, 2013 at 09:45 AM »
How true that Oro Plata Mata is getting the Criterion treatment?

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Re: Criterion Collections
« Reply #28 on: Mar 03, 2013 at 09:48 AM »
The buliding itself is said to be Roman Polanski's The Tenant, The Kid (boy wearing cap), Le Samourai (man holding birdcage),  Scanners (man with migraine), La Strada ( clown crossing wire), Repo Man (girl with box of candy) and Autumn Sonata (musical notes).

2013 Criterion releases. How many can you identify?


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« Reply #29 on: Mar 03, 2013 at 01:26 PM »
Chungking Express is now out of print.