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Old 11-03-11, 11:30 PM
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Out-of-print Criterion Collection titles Sale @ Amazon

Rare & Out-of-Print Criterion Collection Titles for as Low as $12.99

The ones i bought I didn't see on Barnes & Noble.
I like the Essential Art House volumes for $30.an the price

Seems most of these have gone up in price at this old link.
so I removed it.Amazon is having quite a fe LD on some these sets.

credit to phogoodness on blu-ray.com via
Credit to jcez28 on SD.

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Old 11-04-11, 02:13 AM
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The Essential Art House V1 at $30 is tempting.
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I had no idea that The Small Back Room was OOP.
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Thanks, needed most of vol 4
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Thanks! Picked up two that I missed.
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I live in a dream world that thought Sid and Nancy would be listed.
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I had no idea that The Small Back Room was OOP.
Neither did I... so I picked it up through B&N with a coupon. I'm on the fence about getting Alphaville. I don't remember enjoying it. But being told its OOP makes me want to own it.
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The reason many of these are OOP on DVD is because they are being prepped for BD. Of course, some might be due to timed out licensing issues with the studios. But expect many of these to be on BD in the future.
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Most, if not all of these are OOP because StudioCanal owned the rights and, as soon as Criterion's license expired, they made an arrangement with Lionsgate for exclusive distribution of their titles.

Lionsgate has since released Contempt on Blu-ray, but hasn't shown much interest in getting any of the others out - so if you're looking to have any of these in the near future, you might want to pick them up now. They may get upgraded to Blu-ray eventually, but considering Lionsgate's current pace of getting their catalog titles out I wouldn't count on it happening any time soon - especially for some of the smaller titles like The Small Back Room and Port of Shadows (both of which are quite wonderful, and well worth buying, in my opinion.)

For those who aren't aware, Alphaville is one of their earliest discs, and it leaves quite a bit to be desired in the A/V department. It's also a rare barebones Criterion release - so if you're not a big fan of the film and don't have to own it right away, that'll probably be one of the best to hold off on since any re-release from any studio is probably going to be an improvement.

Edit: This link shows that these are all StudioCanal titles.

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Originally Posted by Ropes Pierre View Post
I live in a dream world that thought Sid and Nancy would be listed.
Sid and Nancy has been OOP longer.I see it going used from around $30 to $200 .The latter price being over priced.

It's coming to blu-ray on
This title will be released on December 27, 2011.
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Sid and Nancy has been OOP longer.I see it going used from around $30 to $200 .The latter price being over priced.

It's coming to blu-ray on
This title will be released on December 27, 2011.
It's already available as a non-Criterion Blu as a Best Buy exclusive. I bought it last month.
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Old 11-05-11, 11:54 PM
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Bought The Small Back Room to add to my P&P collection. Usually don't pay that much, but don't want to get stuck with a collection hole.
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Bought the Art House V1. 3 & 4 are also at $29.99
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Best not dawdle. Several titles that were sold direct from Amazon at 50% have disappeared--Le Trou, The Fallen Idol, to name two--and others like Pierrot Le Fou have gone up in price.
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Originally Posted by laidbacklarkin View Post
The reason many of these are OOP on DVD is because they are being prepped for BD. Of course, some might be due to timed out licensing issues with the studios. But expect many of these to be on BD in the future.
not from Criterion. they are all gone for good due to rights issue, almost all are Studio Canal titles. Not sure where you got your info, but it's wrong.
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not from Criterion. they are all gone for good due to rights issue, almost all are Studio Canal titles. Not sure where you got your info, but it's wrong.
I know it is true but it is sad. Who really wants to license their films to Lionsgate for a subpar release? They release movies like The Expendables and Saw. I guess they think by putting them out by this more "mainstream" studio that people that had no interest before will suddenly be interested.
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Pierrot Le Fou has gone up.

$34.99 for the DVD
$29.79 for the blu-ray.

Give me a break.Crazy Pete.;-)
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Here are the titles that will soon be out of print:

Alphaville
Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (Eclipse Series 6)
Le corbeau
Coup de torchon
Diary of a Country Priest
The Fallen Idol
Forbidden Games (Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Gervaise (Essential Art House edition)
Grand Illusion (Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Le jour se lève (Essential Art House edition)
Last Holiday (Essential Art House edition)
Mayerling (Essential Art House edition)
The Orphic Trilogy
Peeping Tom
Pierrot le fou (DVD and Blu-ray editions)
Port of Shadows
Quai des Orfèvres
The Small Back Room
The Tales of Hoffmann (Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Trafic
Le trou
Variety Lights (Essential Art House edition)
The White Sheik
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It seems like Pierrot le Fou has been OOP forever, yet there are always plenty of relatively low-priced copies floating around.
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damn - to pick up peeping tom or wait for the blu ray
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Thanks I got Pierrot Le Fou for 19.99 and port of shadows.
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damn - to pick up peeping tom or wait for the blu ray

If there's a Blu-ray it won't come from Criterion so if you want the Criterion extras buy the DVD.
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The EAH boxes have all disappeared, except for #1, which has gone up to $84.99. Some of the individual EAH titles are still available at discount. I just ordered EAH Le Jour Se Leve for $12.49. If you have any of the OOP EAH titles on your wishlist, this may be your last opportunity to get them.
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A bunch of the EAH are lightning deals today at 7:30 PST

Essential Art: Last Holiday
Essential Art House: Gervaise
Essential Art House: Le Jour se LΦve
Essential Art House: Mayerling
Essential Art House, Vol. 3
Essential Art House, Vol. 1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/all-deals/ref=sv_gb_2
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A bunch of the EAH are lightning deals today at 7:30 PST

Essential Art: Last Holiday
Essential Art House: Gervaise
Essential Art House: Le Jour se LΦve
Essential Art House: Mayerling
Essential Art House, Vol. 3
Essential Art House, Vol. 1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/all-deals/ref=sv_gb_2
That's odd because I just looked at the site and the EAH boxes were gone, but going through your link, I see they are there. #3 is a definite purchase.
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