Wes Picks His Favorite Criterion Titles


For their periodic Top Ten series, The Criterion Collection asked Wes to name his top Criterion titles. He came up with twelve, including films by Luis Buñuel, Robert Bresson and Max Ophuls. A few surprises in the list and a few we haven’t seen. You can read the full list here, and pre-order The Criterion Collection edition of The Darjeeling Limited on DVD and Blu-Ray, which will be out next Tuesday.

The Darjeeling Limited Criterion Collection DVD/Blu-Ray Coming This Fall

Today The Playlist (via Blu-Ray.com) informs us of three new titles the Criterion Collection will release this fall, one of which is Wes Anderson’s fifth feature film The Darjeeling Limited.

If you’re a reader of the site you know we’ve been campaigning for such a release since it was announced that the film would initially not be Criterion-ized, so as you can imagine we’re thrilled.

Not much information yet, but Criterion has confirmed the title, and will release DVD and Blu-Ray editions sometime before the end of the year. We will of course keep you informed as more information comes in.

For now, let’s go get a drink and smoke a cigarette.

Bottle Rocket Criterion out this Tuesday!

The long-awaited Bottle Rocket Criterion Collection edition is out this Tuesday! The Blu-Ray edition has been delayed, to be released December 16 according to Amazon.com.

Be sure to buy Bottle Rocket and all of your holiday gifts through our links. It helps support the site!

DVD Beaver has a great feature on the new Criterion DVD set compared to the original DVD. Be sure click through, but here is a preview of the new Criterion Collection edition:

Update: Looks like DVD Beaver has cut off our image stealing, so head over there to see the screencaps.

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