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How many Criterion do you own?

Old 01-08-22, 05:34 PM
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How many Criterion do you own?

Apologies if there's already a thread, I did a search.

Chasing Amy (DVD)
Dazed and Confused (DVD)
Being John Malkovich (BD)
Silence of the Lambs (BD)
Amores Perros (BD)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (BD)
The Breakfast Club (BD)
Dead Man (BD)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (BD)
The Game (BD)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (BD)
Moonrise Kingdom (BD)
Traffic (BD)
Mulholland Drive (BD)
Once Upon A Time in China Series (BD)
Pan's Labyrinth (BD)
Parasite (BD)
Police Story I/II (BD)
Watership Down (BD)
The Virgin Suicides (BD)

Total=20

I imagine this is one of the smaller Criterion collections on here lol
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

Over 500.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

I got every BD they released for their first year or so, so there are those minus a few that I sold. All of Kurosawa's stuff except for Ran, including Eclipse releases, and then a number of assorted ones over the years. Maybe 50 or 60 total.

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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

Not a ton compared to a lot of people. More than I thought though. Pretty sure what I have listed are all I have. All are on Blu-ray.

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Being John Malkovich
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Darjeeling Limited

Dazed and Confused
The Elephant Man
Godzilla
The Hidden Fortress
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Mullholland Dr.
Night of the Living Dead
Paris, Texas
Punch Drunk Love
The Royal Tenenbaums
Rushmore
The Seventh Seal
The Silence of the Lambs
Videodrome











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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

A lot, including laserdisc, DVD, Blu, and 4K. Estimated north of 500 last I checked, including dupes on DVD and Blu.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

Just 9

Armageddon
Charade
Chasing Amy
The Rock
The Asphalt Jungle
Beastie Boys Video Anthology
Do the Right Thing
Hamlet
Seven Samurai
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

200
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

Only my Blus now, but still a lot. Over 200 I would say…
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

157 blu and 45 dvd

It's far less than I would have guessed. Over the last 5 years other boutiques like Warner Archive, Twilight Time, Kino, 88 Films, Indicator and Eureka have taken a huge bite out of my Criterion purchasing.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

About 150, somewhere around there.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

Zero.

Had about 40 or 50 on DVD and about 10 on Blu-Ray. Sold them all.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

61 (Not included the individual movies in the Lone Wolf/Cub-Bruce Lee boxsets)
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Brazil (1st Release)
Walkabout (1st Release)
This is Spinal Tap! (Found for $2 at Goodwill last year!)
The Silence of the Lambs (1st Release)
Blood For Dracula
Black Orpheus (1st Release)
Gimme Shelter
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Do The Right Thing
Häxan (1st Release)
Branded To Kill (1st Release)
Shock Corridor (1st Release)
The Last Temptation of Christ
Umberto D.
The 400 Blows (Reissue)
The Wages of Fear (Reissue)
The Harder They Come
Kapo (From the "Essential Classics" line)

Akira Kurosawa Samurai Box:
-Seven Samurai (2nd release)
-The Hidden Fortress
-Yojimbo (1st Release)
-Sanjuro (1st Release)
Yojimbo (Reissue)
Le Samourai
The Blob
Harakiri
Straw Dogs
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Videodrome
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Slacker
Dazed & Confused
Amarcord (Reissue)
Fantastic Planet
Sid & Nancy (Reissue)
Beyond The Valley of the Dolls
Trafic (Yes, it's spelled correctly. The one by Jacques Tati)
Dillinger is Dead
White Dog
Vampyr
Salo (Reissue)
Sweet Movie
W.R. Mysteries of the Organism
Island of Lost Souls
Mystery Train
Crumb
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Blue Velvet
The Thin Red Line
By Brakhage Vol 2
The Killing
Paths Of Glory
(BDs)
Night of the Living Dead
In The Realm of the Senses
Tragedy of Macbeth
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fellini Satyricon
Harold & Maude
Blue is the Warmest Color ($1 find at Salvation Army last year)
Lone Wolf & Cub set
Bruce Lee set


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Old 01-08-22, 09:34 PM
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

399 Criterions, mostly blu-rays. That includes sets like Bergman, Fellini, Olympic Films, Godzilla Showa-Era, etc... each of which have numerous films within them not counted in that overall total.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

I have about 5 DVDs and maybe about 40-50 BDs that are Criterion. Not 100% sure.

The most recent ones I got were Love and Basketball and the Once Upon a Time in China set. It's not a label that I actively shop for. I'm pretty selective on what I want and what I think has replay value for me.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

Originally Posted by Coral View Post
Zero.

Had about 40 or 50 on DVD and about 10 on Blu-Ray. Sold them all.
You've chimed in a lot in the Criterion thread for a label that you no longer have any interest in. I mean what information about Criterion interests you if you don't support it anymore?

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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

This would make a good poll. Not sure what increments one would make the options be, but still, that could be fun.

I went to my shelves and was surprised I have exactly 20 DVD titles and 20 Blu-ray titles. The last DVDs I picked up were Cronos and Broadcast News when they were relatively new releases in 2011, which is when we also only had a Blu-ray player for maybe a year, if that, so I was still onboarding myself with transitioning to the new technology. I can see by the spine numbers below that I essentially went to getting new releases on Blu-ray only while not ever going back into the catalog (except when they finally brought Salesman to Blu-ray). The only title I remember buying as a preorder is Deep Cover in 2021.

There are a few DVD titles I wouldn't mind owning on Blu-ray instead, but I'm honestly not sure how much difference the upgrade will make for something like, say, La Strada, nor how often enough I'd watch it to justify the extra purchase considering I don't even think I've watched it since we had kids. The only one I've bought twice is Seven Samurai. I had the original DVD, then the 3-disc collection. My only Criterion without a spine number is The Red Balloon, and I wish I'd gotten the Red Balloon / White Mane 2-pack that was only a dollar more at the time, oh well.

Here they are my titles by spine number:

DVD (20 titles):
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1 Grand Illusion
2 Seven Samurai: 3-disc collection
5 The 400 Blows
11 The Seventh Seal
61 Monty Python's Life of Brian
65 Rushmore
70 The Last Temptation of Christ
75 Chasing Amy
151 Traffic
157 The Royal Tenenbaums
175 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
219 La Strada
300 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
374 Bicycle Thieves
422 The Last Emperor: 4-disc collection
426 The Ice Storm
538 Paths of Glory
551 Cronos
552 Broadcast News
N/A The Red Balloon



BLU-RAY (20 titles):
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122 Salesman
408 Breathless
476 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
544 Head (America Lost and Found: The BBS Story)
545 Easy Rider (America Lost and Found: The BBS Story)
546 Five Easy Pieces (America Lost and Found: The BBS Story)
547 Drive, He Said (America Lost and Found: The BBS Story)
548 A Safe Place (America Lost and Found: The BBS Story)
549 The Last Picture Show (America Lost and Found: The BBS Story)
550 The King of Marvin Gardens (America Lost and Found: The BBS Story)
562 Blow Out
591 12 Angry Men
627 The Game
838 Pan's Labyrinth
839 Boyhood
845 The Squid and the Whale
849 His Girl Friday
909 Night of the Living Dead
1071 Defending Your Life
1086 Deep Cover



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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

Chasing Amy (DVD)
Videodrome (DVD)
Godzilla: The Showa Era set (Blu-ray)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Blu-ray)

Not much.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

I'm not a Criterion completist. I have, I'm guessing, three or four dozen at most. Only films I like. I don't understand the concept of buying a film sight-unseen simply because it was released by a certain company, but to each his own.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

At least a hundred, maybe two hundred. I rarely buy discs these days but Original Cast Company, Before Trilogy, and Swing Time are semi-recent purchases.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
You've chimed in a lot in the Criterion thread for a label that you no longer have any interest in. I mean what information about Criterion interests you if you don't support it anymore?
I'm interested in their restorations and I watch some of their titles streaming.

I dumped off my collection because I wasn't as interested in physical media (ie. movies only viewed once, etc) and Criterions had more value and I wanted to get as much as I could at the time.
I was looking to jump back in on very select titles when they jumped into 4K and the prices aren't ridiculous. Prices don't seem to be coming down even for BD discs, so I may never jump in.

So in the meantime, I'm following/posting from a general interest - without actually buying anything for now.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

For the first 6 years or so of Criterion putting out BDs, I had 100% of their Blu-ray releases. I backed off that when I got married since I no longer had the time to watch them as voraciously as I had, and I had a backlog for the first time ever. I still pick up a fair number of their BDs, but I'm a long way from being a completist these days. I don't have a straight-up number to share, but I think it's a little north of 300 titles.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

Samurai Trilogy
Yojimbo
Sanjuro
Throne of Blood
High and Low
Seven Samurai
Rashomon
Red Beard
Hidden Fortress
Lone Wolf & Cub series
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The Third Man
Before Trilogy
Dazed & Confused
Night of the Living Dead
Bottle Rocket
Rushmore
The Royal Tennenbaums
The Life Aquatic
The Darjeeling Limited
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Moonrise Kingdom
Grand Budapest Hotel
Chasing Amy
Trilogia de Guillermo del Toro
Hitchcock Wrong Men & Notorious Women
Bruce Lee His Greatest Hits
Silence of the Lamps
Fear & Loathing in Last Vegas
Straw Dogs
Brazil
Monterrey Pop single disc release.

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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

I got into collecting them right the years just before and after they went blu-ray, back in those sweet days of triple Barnes&Noble stacking coupons. Goal was to get them all, and at one point I had something like 500/550. Only buy a few a year since those days.
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Re: How many Criterion do you own?

010 Walkabout (BLU)
012 This is Spinal Tap (DVD)
013 The Silence of the Lambs (DVD/BLU)
020 Sid & Nancy (DVD)
023 Robocop (DVD)
051 Brazil (BLU)
061 The Life of Brian (DVD)
070 The Last Temptation of Christ (DVD)
075 Chasing Amy (DVD)
091 The Blob (BLU)
097 Do the Right Thing (DVD)
099 Gimme Shelter (DVD)
134 Haxan Witchcraft Through the Ages (DVD)
175 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (DVD)
220 Naked Lunch (DVD)
247 Slacker (DVD)
265 Short Cuts (DVD/BLU)
304 The Man Who Fell to Earth (BLU)
336 Dazed and Confused (DVD)
540 Darjeeling Limited (BLU)
562 Blow Out (BLU)
594 Godzilla (BLU)
630 Rosemary's Baby (BLU)
654 Repo Man (BLU)
712 Scanners (BLU)
770 Dressed to Kill (BLU)
779 Mulholland Dr (BLU)
856 The Before Trilogy (BLU)
899 Personal Shopper (BLU)
909 Night of the Living Dead (BLU)
977 Blue Velvet (BLU)
1007 Until the End of the World (BLU)
BOX Whit Stillman Trilogy - Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco (BLU)
BOX Trilogia de Guillermo del Toro - Cronos, Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth (BLU)


So that's 34, but comes up to 40 when I include duplicate releases and individual films in trilogies.

Figured it was more than that, but I used the list on Wikipedia instead of counting them on my shelves, so I might have forgotten a few.






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