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THE CRITERION COLLECTION & ECLIPSE SERIES (a J!-ENT Listing of all Criterion-related Blu-ray and DVD Reviews)

December 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Since 1984, the Criterion Collection, a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films, has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements.

The following is a list of all the CRITERION COLLECTION Blu-ray and DVD’s we have reviewed on J!-ENT thus far.

THE CRITERION COLLECTION BLU-RAY AND DVD REVIEWS (Listing are in the Criterion Collection & Eclipse Series  numeric order):

Note: Reviews are from 1999-Present

Seven Samurai – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #2 (Blu-ray release)

Amarcord – The Criterion Collection #4

the 400 blows – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #5

Beauty and the Beast – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #6

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #7 (1998 DVD Release)

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER – The Criterion Collection #7 (2012 Blu-ray release)

Walkabout – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #10

The Samurai Trilogy – The Criterion Collection #14,15,16

The Naked Kiss – The Criterion Collection #18

Shock Corridor – The Criterion Collection #19

High and Low – The Criterion Collection #24

alphaville – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #25

Branded to Kill – The Criterion Collection #38

Tokyo Drifter – The Criterion Collection #39

ARMAGEDDON – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #40

Lord of the Flies – The Criterion Collection #43

For All Mankind – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #54

Autumn Sonata – The Criterion Collection #60 (Blu-ray)

Autumn Sonata – The Criterion Collection #60 (DVD)

The Passion of Joan of Arc -THE CRITERION COLLECTION #62

The Third Man – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #64

The Blood of a Poet – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #67 (part of “Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy”)

Orpheus – The Criterion Collection #68

Cléo from 5 to 7 – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #73 (part of the “4 By Agnès Varda” Box Set)

Chasing Amy – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #75

Brief Encounter – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #76 (2000 Release)

Brief Encounter – The Criterion Collection #76 (as part of the “David Lean Directs Noel Coward” DVD Box Set) (2012 Release)

Good Morning – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #84

L’Avventura – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #98

GIMME SHELTER – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #99

BEASTIE BOYS VIDEO ANTHOLOGY – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #100

THE ROCK – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #108

M. Hulot’s Holiday – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #110

Mon Oncle – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #111

Playtime – THE CRITERON COLLECTION #112

Rififi – The Criterion Collection #115

Sullivan’s Travels – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #118

Grey Gardens – The Criterion Collection #123

Rashomon – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #138

Hearts and Minds – The Criterion Collection #156

Contempt – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #171

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp – The Criterion Collection #173

Band of Outsiders – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #174 (DVD)

Band of Outsiders – The Criterion Collection #174 (Blu-ray)

My Life as a Dog – The Criterion Collection #178

Throne of Blood – The Criterion Collection #190

Night and Fog – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #197

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul – The Criterion Collection #198

Umberto D. – The Criterion Collection #201 (DVD) (2003 Release)

Umberto D. – The Criterion Collection #201 (Blu-ray) (2012 Release)

The Rules of the Game – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #216 (2004 Release)

The Rules of the Game – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #216 (2011 Release)

The Tin Drum – The Criterion Collection #234

Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) – The Criterion Collection #237

A Woman is a Woman – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #238

The Battle of Algiers – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #249

SHADOWS – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #251 (as part of the “John Cassavetes Five Films” DVD Box Set)

Fighting Elegy – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #269

Tout va Bien – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #275

L’Eclisse – The Criterion Collection #278 (Blu-ray)

L’Eclisse – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #278 (DVD)

Jules and Jim – The Criterion Collection #281 (Blu-Ray)

Jules and Jim – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #281 (DVD)

Le Samourai – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #306

Masculin Féminin – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #308

Pickpocket – The Criterion Collection #314

Metropolitan – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #326

Late Spring – The Criterion Collection #331

Yi Yi – The CRITERION COLLECTION #339

The Bakery Girl of Monceau – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #343 (part of “Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales” DVD Box Set)

Suzanne’s Career – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #344 (part of Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales” DVD Box Set)

My Night at Maud’s – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #345 (part of “Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales” DVD Box Set)

Pandora’s Box – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #358

The Double Life of Veronique – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #359

symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #360

The Emperor Jones/Paul Robeson: The Tribute to An Artist – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #370

Overlord – The Criterion Collection #382 (Blu-ray)

Overlord – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #382

Sansho the Bailiff – The Criterion Collection #386

La Jetée/Sans Soleil – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #387

Ivan’s Childhood – The Criterion Collection #397

Robinson Crusoe on Mars – The Criterion Collection #404

Breathless – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #408 (DVD)

Breathless – The Criterion Collection #408 (Blu-ray)

La Pointe Courte – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #419 (part of the “4 by Agnès Varda” Box Set)

Pierrot Le Fou – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #421

Antonio Gaudi – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #425

The Ice Storm – The Criterion Collection #426

Trafic – The Criterion Collection #439

The Earrings of Madame de… – The Criterion Collection #445

BOTTLE ROCKET – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #450

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold – The Criterion Collection #452

CHUNGKING EXPRESS – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #453

El Norte – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #458

Simon of the Desert – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #460

THE LAST METRO – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #462

In the Realm of the Senses – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #466

The Curious Case of BENJAMIN BUTTON – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #476

Made in U.S.A. – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #481

Marty (as part of “The Golden Age of Television – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #495)

Germany, Year Zero – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #499 (as part of Roberto Rosselini’s War Trilogy)

REVANCHE – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #502

Make Way for Tomorrow – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #505

Dillinger is Dead – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #506

Vivre sa vie – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #512

Summer Hours – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #513

Red Desert – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #522

The Secret of the Grain – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #527

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #535

Paths of Glory – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #538

MODERN TIMES – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #543

CRONOS – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #551

The Times of Harvey Milk – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #557

Topsy-Turvy – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #558

The Mikado – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #559

Something Wild – The Criterion Collection #563

Pale Flower – The Criterion Collection #564

The Great Dictator – The Criterion Collection #565

The Makioka Sisters – The Criterion Collection #567

People on Sunday – The Criterion Collection #569

Zazie dans le métro – The Criterion Collection #570

Léon Morin, Priest – The Criterion Collection #572

The Music Room – The Criterion Collection #573

Secret Sunshine – The Criterion Collection #576

The Complete Jean Vigo – The Criterion Collection #578

The Phantom Carriage – The Criterion Collection #579

Le Beau Serge – The Criterion Collection #580

12 Angry Men – The Criterion Collection #591

Design for a Living – The Criterion Collection #592

Belle de Jour – The Criterion Collection #593

The Moment of Truth – The Criterion Collection #595

Three Outlaw Samurai – The Criterion Collection #596

Tiny Furniture – The Criterion Collection #597

World on a Wire – The Criterion Collection #598

Letter Never Sent – The Criterion Collection #601

The War Room – The Criterion Collection #602

David Lean Directs Noel Coward – The Criterion Collection #603-606

In Which We Serve  (as part of the “David Lean Diects Noel Coward” box set) – THE CRITERION COLLECTION #604

This Happy Breed (as part of the “David Lean Diects Noel Coward” box set) – The Criterion Collection #605

Blithe Spirit (as part of the “David Lean Diects Noel Coward” box set) – The Criterion Collection #606

A Hollis Frampton Odyssey – The Criterion Collection #607

Harold and Maude – The Criterion Collection #608

¡Alambrista! – The Criterion Collection #609

The Organizer – The Criterion Collection #610

Being John Malkovich – The Criterion Collection #611

Certified Copy – The Criterion Collection #612

Summer Interlude – The Criterion Collection #613

The Gold Rush – The Criterion Collection #615

And Everything is Going Fine – The Criterion Collection #617

Gray’s Anatomy – The Criterion Collection #618

Le Havre – The Criterion Collection #619

La Promesse – The Criterion Collection #620

Rosetta – The Criterion Collection #621

Lonesome – The Criterion Collection #623

Eating Raoul – The Criterion Collection #625

The Forgiveness of Blood – The Criterion Collection #628

Sunday Bloody Sunday – The Criterion Collection #629

Weekend – The Criterion Collection #635

Purple Noon – The Criterion Collection #637

Following – The Criterion Collection #638

The Qatsi Trilogy – The Criterion Collection #639-642

pina – The Criterion Collection #644

The Ballad of Narayama – The Criterion Collection #645

Chronicle of a Summer – The Criterion Collection #648

A Man Escaped – The Criterion Collection #650

Monsieur Verdoux – The Criterion Collection #652

Gate of Hell – The Criterion Collection #653

Pierre Etaix – The Criterion Collection #655

Life is Sweet – The Criterion Collection #659

Safety Last! – The Criterion Collection #662

Shoah – The Criterion Collection #663

The Life of Oharu – The Criterion Collection #664

To Be or Not to Be – The Criterion Collection #670

La Cage aux Folles – The Criterion Collection #671

I Married a Witch – The Criterion Collection #676

La Notte – The Criterion Collection #678

City Lights – The Criterion Collection #680

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project – The Criterion Collection #685-690

Touki Bouki (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #685

Redes (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #686

A River Called Titas (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #687

Dry Summer (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #688

Trances (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”) – The Criterion Collection #689

The Housemaid (as part of “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project”)  – The Criterion Collection #690

The Fantastic Mr. Fox – The Criterion Collection #700

The Great Beauty – The Criterion Collection #702

The Freshman – The Criterion Collection #703

Master of the House – The Criterion Collection #706

Il Sorpasso – The Criterion Collection #707

Like Someone in Love – The Criterion Collection #708

The Essential Jacques Demy Blu-ray and DVD Box Set – The Criterion Collection #714-719

Lola – The Criterion Collection #714 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Bay of Angels – The Criterion Collection #715 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – The Criterion Collection #716 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

The Young Girls of Rochefort – The Criterion Collection #717 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Donkey Skin – The Criterion Collection #718 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Une Chambre en Ville – The Criterion Collection #719 (as part of “The Essential Jacques Demy” Blu-ray + DVD Box Set)

Tie me up! Tie me down! – The Criterion Collection #722

All That Jazz – The Criterion Collection #724

Sundays and Cybèle – The Criterion Collection #728

The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind – The Criterion Collection #734-735

It Happened One Night – The Criterion Collection #736

Les Blank: Always For Pleasure – The Criterion Collection #737

Safe – The Criterion Collection #739

ECLIPSE SERIES DVD REVIEWS

One Hour With You (part of Lubitsch Musicals – Eclipse Series #8)

Tokyo Chorus (part of Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies – Eclipse Series #10)

I Was Born, But… (part of Silent Ozu: Three Family Comedies – Eclipse Series #10)

The Ascent (part of Larisa Shepitko – Eclipse Series #11)

Wings (part of Larisa Shepitko – Eclipse Series #11)

Eclipse Series #21: Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – General Review

Pleasures of the Flesh (part of Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series #21)

Violence at Noon (part of Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series #21)

Sing a Song of Sex (part of Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series #21)

Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (part of Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series #21)

Three Resurrected Drunkards (part of Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties – Eclipse Series #21)

Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa – General Review

Sanshiro Sugata (as part of The First Films of Akira Kurosawa – Eclipse Series #23)

The Most Beautiful (as part of The First Films of Akira Kurosawa – Eclipse Series #23)

Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (as part of The First Films of Akira Kurosawa – Eclipse Series #23)

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail (as part of The First Films of Akira Kurosawa – Eclipse Series #23)

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (as part of The Actuality Dramas of Allan King – Eclipse Series #24)

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground (General Review)

Sapphire (as part of the Basil Dearden’s London Underground – Eclipse Series #25)

The League of Gentlemen (as part of the Basil Dearden’s London Underground – Eclipse Series #25)

Victim (as part of the Basil Dearden’s London Underground – Eclipse Series #25)

All Night Long (as part of the Basil Dearden’s London Underground – Eclipse Series #25)

Eclipse Series 36: Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures (General Review)

The Man in Grey (as part of the Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures – Eclipse Series #36)

Madonna of the Seven Moons (as part of the Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures – Eclipse Series #36)

The Wicked Lady (as part of the Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures – Eclipse Series #36)

Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System (General Review)

The Thick-Walled Room (as part of Masaki Kobayashi Against the System – Eclipse Series #38)

I Will Buy You (as part of Masaki Kobayashi Against the System – Eclipse Series 38)

Black River (as part of Masaki Kobayashi Against the System – Eclipse Series 38)

The Inheritance (as part of Masaki Kobayashi Against the System – Eclipse Series 38)

MISC. RELEASES

Band of Outsiders (part of the “10 Years of Rialto Pictures” DVD Box Set)

Red Balloon/White Mane

The One about THE CRITERION COLLECTION

November 1, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

As a cinema fan, if there is one thing that wished that I have done earlier was to focus my DVD purchases on releases from THE CRITERION COLLECTION.  I look back now and just realized how many terrific films I have missed out on. I’ve found myself becoming quite enamored with every release I have purchased.  Watching the film and enjoying it tremendously.  The remastering of these classic films by the company are fantastic and each special feature and audio commentary are just informative and enjoyable.

I have purchased THE CRITERION COLLECTION releases in the past.  My first was SUPER COP on LaserDisc and I believe that I then bought the following via DVD: Seven Samurai (first version on DVD), Armageddon, Rock, The Royal Tennebaums and other titles.  But really, I have missed out on a large number of titles that many have told me are fantastic.

Well, not this time.

Especially now that they are coming out on Blu-ray which are so impressive, I have not been disappointed by any of the Blu-ray releases so far.  There are titles that I feel will not come out on Blu-ray and titles that will but it will take some time.  With over 500 titles in the collection and 4 to 6 titles released per month, I figure that perhaps now is a good time to catch up on titles that I missed.

My Criterion Collection

I know that the titles are not exactly budget priced but the fact is that we near the holidays, there will be awesome sales.  With certain online stores such as Amazon.com to B&M stores such as Barnes and Noble having the occasional 40-50% off on Blu-ray and DVD releases, I figure now is the great time to act upon building my collection.  But with over 500 titles, it will take me a long time to read each review.  So, I did the following, I created a list on excel and PDF based on the listing provided on THE CRITERION COLLECTION website.

The spreadsheet is listed in Spine #, Title, Director, DVD or Blu-ray release and rating.  The rating system is based on Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide.

The purpose of this is that when I go to a store and see a title, I can go on my cell phone.  View the PDF or Excel file and quickly look over to see if I own the title already and what rating Mr. Maltin gave it.  This was created for own personal use whenever I go to the store (once upon a time I used to carry his book in my car before I go film hunting).

But I figured, others out there may benefit from it as well, so I would like to share these files with you.

THE CRITERION COLLECTION 1.1 LIST (Excel File)

THE CRITERION COLLECTION 1.1 LIST (PDF File)

Enjoy!

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