My top five Criterion Collection wants!

Barnes and Noble is having their annual 50% off Criterion Collection sale this month. So if you are buying some great movies from the Criterion Collection during the sale or anytime. Then here are my top five recommendations. Especially if you want to buy something that is different from your regular buying pattern or are on the fence about what to buy during the sale:

Devil in the Blue Dress (1995) (Spine #1135) directed by Carl Franklin. Starring Denzel Washington, and Jennifer Beals. I remember watching this movie for the first time when I was 15 and I consider this to be my first film noir movie that I watched. I tend to re-watch this movie every couple of years because I tend to pick up on things I didn’t notice before.

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Shaft (1971) (Spine # 1130) directed by Gordon Parks and starring Richard Roudtree, Moses Gunn, and Gwen Mitchell. This would be a blind buy for me. It has been on my to watch list forever and as slow as I am to actively look at my list. With this sale it will give me momentum to finally get around to watching this movie.

Link to buy is here:

Pink Flamingoes directed by John Waters (1972) (spine #1131) Starring Divine, Mink Stole and the rest of the Dreamlanders 🙂 I do not think I have to go into much detail about this recommendation. One of my all time favorite movies. This particular version comes complete with it’s own barf bag.

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World of Wong Kar Wai: the movies of Wong Kar Wai. Director Wong Kar Wai movies takes into a super dreamy and ultra rich color world. His characters in his movies are filled with heavy emotions, and are lost and longing in their emotions which draws you into his world. Here is a video that explains some of Wong Kar Wai themes in his movies:

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High directed by Amy Heckerling. (1982) (Spine # 1075) Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phobe Cates, Judge Reinhold. Amy Heckerling is one of my favorite directors and this movie has a stellar cast. If you just want to escape and watch something funny then I totally recommend this movie.

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What is on your to buy list during the sale? Comment below!!!

Until Next time!!

Source: YouTube, The criterion collection, and Barnes and Noble

3 thoughts on “My top five Criterion Collection wants!

  1. I picked up House, the Girl Can’t Help It and Double Indemnity. That new edition of Shaft has cover artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz! I collect as much of his work as possible, but I’ve drawn the line at Criterion Blu-rays/DVDs. I always appreciate the 50% off sales.

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  2. Ooh, good choices! Mine are

    Make Way for Tomorrow
    Night of the Hunter
    The Golden Age of Television box set
    America Lost and Found box set
    The Double Life of Veronique

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  3. I’m so broke but just looking through the website, these are the titles that stood out to me…

    Thief – A James Caan showpiece directed by Michael Mann in the style that would go on to inspire Heat, my favorite movie
    Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits – I need to own this collection
    Fantastic Mr. Fox – Our family watches this movie every Thanksgiving
    Watership Down – It’d be nice to know more about this childhood trauma-inducing film
    12 Angry Men – Of all the movies they show you in school, this one probably stuck with me the most

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