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Old 09-09-04, 12:58 AM
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I am buying EVERY single Criterion from here on out

Ok, I'll probably get flamed for this but its ok I'm ready for it. I plan on buying every Criterion that's released after Videodrome. I do hope someday that I will own the entire collection and this is really the best way to start. I know what you're saying 'just buy what you like' Yes, yes I think I've reached that point already. I already own 500 other non-Criterion movies aside from a few releases here and there I pretty much own everything I've already seen that I want to own. I want to own the complete criterion collection. I know pretty much no one else has this ridiculous goal or is willing to admit it but I am. What's your opinion? Nuts?
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I believe there are a few people here that own the entire set. Good to have a goal i suppose...start with the cheap ones and get a bulk then buy the expensive one's when you find a deal.
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You can't think of anything else to spend your money on? Donate it to charity instead?
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Re: I am buying EVERY single Criterion from here on out

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Ok, I'll probably get flamed for this but its ok I'm ready for it. I plan on buying every Criterion that's released after Videodrome. I do hope someday that I will own the entire collection and this is really the best way to start. I know what you're saying 'just buy what you like' Yes, yes I think I've reached that point already. I already own 500 other non-Criterion movies aside from a few releases here and there I pretty much own everything I've already seen that I want to own. I want to own the complete criterion collection. I know pretty much no one else has this ridiculous goal or is willing to admit it but I am. What's your opinion? Nuts?
it would be nice to own the whole collection, but good luck finding Salo
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Re: I am buying EVERY single Criterion from here on out

Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
Ok, I'll probably get flamed for this but its ok I'm ready for it. I plan on buying every Criterion that's released after Videodrome.
After VIDEODROME? You should pick up that one too, because they did a great job on it.
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Fat Girl is coming up soon. lol
Awesome movie...can't wait.
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Old 09-09-04, 02:52 AM
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Wait for the Deep Discount DVD sale in November and buy 'em all at 20% off.
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Many people have already beat you to this.
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better yet get a holiday job at a video store and get 30- 40 percent off
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Way back in the summer of 2000 I had this great idea to buy then entire Criterion Collection. That was back when there was only about 100 or so. I ended up getting about 75 and realizing it was a goal not worth completing. I ended up spending $225 on a sealed copy of Salo.
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better yet get a holiday job at a video store and get 30- 40 percent off
Tell me where this magical video store is! I would like to work there. Every other video store I've ever worked at has been a max discount of 20%. Except for a week during the holidays at Blockbuster, where it's 30%, but they typically charge full retail for Criterions, so there's no real deal there.
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I have a friend who had this goal and got about halfway there before ebaying the whole thing in one big lump for a CHEAP price a few months ago. He needed the money.
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you know, there are always new things coming out... new things announced... so why criterion - its the last refuge of the pretentious film fan... terrrible in a way... just be patient and buy what you want when it comes out : dont plan so rigidly!
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Before considering collecting the entire Criterion collection, will Criterion DVD goes the way of Criterion LD, after Blu-Ray or HD-DVD becomes mainstream?
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Old 09-09-04, 07:58 AM
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Old 09-09-04, 08:29 AM
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I collect InfiniFilm Its much easier...some crap movies though

I would also like to own every CC disc, but just as a collector...many of the movies, I have no particular interest in
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so why criterion - its the last refuge of the pretentious film fan... terrrible in a way...
Umm... yeah. Right.
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Old 09-09-04, 09:47 AM
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I currently own 70 Criterions, and they are all movies that I care about. There are probably another 70 or so that I want.

Then there are those I don't like. So guess what? I won't buy 'em.

Makes sense to me.
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Fat Girl is coming up soon. lol
I bet GiantRobo can't wait...
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Old 09-09-04, 09:51 AM
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I think it's a waste of money, you probably won't even like half of them. I will never understand people that "collect" dvds.
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Old 09-09-04, 10:17 AM
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DVDPlanet is selling CC at 35% off. Eevn with the special sales at DDD, they can still be the cheapest.
The problem with CC is that many of the titles are so offbeat that they appeal only to a few movie watchers. Even I don't want all of them.
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