• Last month, we asked you to give us a hand in creating brief ad taglines for our October titles. The response, in comments on the Criterion Current, was so overwhelming that we had trouble narrowing it down. Congratulations to the winners, Andy J., Will B., Jim, and Aaron (whose entries are below), recipients of a single- or double-disc DVD or Blu-ray of their choice. We also had a handful of runners-up, whose cleverness shouldn’t go unrewarded; they will receive ten-dollar gift certificates to the Criterion Store. The runners-up: for The Magician (“Abra Cadaver,” Aaron; “Disillusioned,” Woods); Paths of Glory (“Unquiet on the Western Front,” Dan; “A Mountain out of an Anthill,” Kevin W.); House (“Domicidal Maniac,” Derek Estes; “Extreme Home Makeover,” DWM); and The Darjeeling Limited (“East Meets Wes,” Richard D.; “Oh Brothers, Where Are We?” Jonah S.).

     

    MAGICIAN ad

    PATHS OF GLORY ad

    HOUSE ad

    DARJEELING ad

12 comments

  • By Garrett Solomon
    October 06, 2010
    04:47 PM

    Can I kill the winners and steal their prizes?
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  • By Phil
    October 06, 2010
    04:49 PM

    Dang. I sent in entries for Darjeeling and Paths of Glory. I didn't win. The winning entries are really good. I wish I came up with them. Good job, folks.
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  • By Roy
    October 06, 2010
    04:57 PM

    I was the first to come up with Abracadabra in the first minutes of the contest but I didn't have the same A's as the winner.
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  • By David
    October 06, 2010
    06:42 PM

    The winners are pretty good, but not a fan of any of the runner-ups.
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  • By Izodrik
    October 06, 2010
    07:20 PM

    Congratulations, Winners. Well done. Now I have to BUY Crumb.
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  • By Chris
    October 06, 2010
    08:46 PM

    Meh. I think there were better submissions than these. I like the choices for Paths and House the best, but think Abracadabra is uninspired and obvious. But I'm not marketing these titles, so it doesn't matter what I think.
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  • By briclegg
    October 06, 2010
    11:52 PM

    Where are the winners' submissions? All I see listed are those of the runners-up.
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  • By Uday Bhatia
    October 07, 2010
    06:06 AM

    The ABRACADABRA entry is sublime
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  • By Michael Koresky
    October 07, 2010
    10:44 AM

    It's Abracadabra with um-lauts and Swedish characters, Chris. Not just Abracadabra. It's cheeky.
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  • By Derek Estes
    October 07, 2010
    06:59 PM

    I'm so excited I was a runner up!
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  • By briclegg
    October 09, 2010
    01:11 AM

    Whoops. If anyone else isn't seeing the ads displaying the winners' submissions.... ...disable your ad blocker. :-D
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  • By Steve Mowka
    October 09, 2010
    06:54 PM

    Nice going to the Winners! It was fun, even if I did not win or finish as a runner-up but, there is always next time. :-)
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