36 comments

  • By Sarah
    April 01, 2012
    11:43 PM

    I think part of why the gag is so good is that you sit there and think, "Wait, this might actually be true..."
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  • By Eddie J Romero
    April 02, 2012
    01:54 AM

    Too bad this isn't real. The Universal DVD is in full-screen and doesn't look half as good as it does here. I also like the idea of Criterion having a "B" subdivision of titles. That would be oh so cool.
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  • By Yen Nguyen
    April 02, 2012
    03:15 AM

    Of course, Michael Bay's Armageddon is still technically part of the Criterion Collection...
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  • By Heegner
    April 02, 2012
    07:42 AM

    Finally!
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  • By Heegner
    April 02, 2012
    07:55 AM

    I have mixed feelings about this release. On the one hand, I'm ecstatic that Criterion finally acquired the rights to this seminal film. On the other hand, I'm afraid it's going to be about a year before I have the resources to switch to blu-ray; and since it just doesn't seem green to buy both the blu-ray and the DVD, I fear that it will be at least a year before I'm able to enjoy this film as it's continuity assistant intended. Is there any chance that Criterion will release an Essential Art House version of Kindergarten Cop?
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  • By John Matrix
    April 02, 2012
    03:35 PM

    This is real however, lol. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/mummygun/IMG_2810.jpg
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  • By Franky L.
    April 02, 2012
    07:21 PM

    Not funny at all. I thought it was going to be released. There is no room to joke around when it comes to Criterions.
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  • By Batzomon
    April 02, 2012
    08:53 PM

    Criterion is smart, handsome, and wickedly funny. Too bad it's married to Janus, or I'd snatch it up.
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  • By Eddie J.
    April 03, 2012
    03:09 AM

    I'm always excited to see what titles Criterion will be releasing in the future. The one thing that I've noticed is that there are no animated films in the Criterion library. I would like to see an animated title in their vast collection sometime in the near future. So, if you're reading these replies, here are a couple of suggestions that are not children's films: Any title from director Ralph Bakshi, preferably 'Heavy Traffic' or 'American Pop'. The French film 'Fantastic Planet' or 'Allegro Non Tropo'. There is one children's film that I will recommend 'Alakazam the Great' in it's original Japanese version and the U.S. dubbed version.
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  • By Craig J. Clark
    April 03, 2012
    11:23 AM

    I'm disappointed that the Kindergarten Cop listing has been deleted. That was funny enough that it should at least be archived somewhere on the site.
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  • By halfnhalf
    April 03, 2012
    11:36 AM

    I had to admire the sheer genius of this one. Criterion really had me going with CHUD, given they have a pretty big cult following in their collection anyway but this is brilliant.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      April 03, 2012
      02:00 PM

      There was a C.H.U.D. fake-out? I'm sorry I missed that. Still, the Anchor Bay DVD is pretty great and is worth tracking down for commentary alone (which Image's "Midnight Madness" release is sadly lacking).
  • By dasboot4211
    April 03, 2012
    11:40 AM

    1. Arnold 2. Arnold and the kids 3. April Fools!!!! Love the joke.
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  • By Jack G.
    April 03, 2012
    01:07 PM

    I'd love a criterion for kindergarden cop... as well as robocop
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    • By daniel
      August 18, 2013
      04:14 PM

      lol robocop was real!
  • By Andrew
    April 03, 2012
    01:35 PM

    I was absolutely dismayed, confused, and disappointed when I learned about this Criterion Collection release, but after that, I learned it was just an April Fools joke! Cool how the guys behind this company know how to make people laugh...
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    • By Vince C.
      July 27, 2014
      12:46 PM

      What a relief! I thought Criterion was losing I.Q. points for a minute there.
  • By John
    April 04, 2012
    12:58 PM

    It is still cached: http://tinyurl.com/CriterionKGC
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  • By mike
    April 05, 2012
    11:16 AM

    i'd buy it in a heartbeat
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  • By TravisG
    April 14, 2012
    04:36 PM

    Seriously this is to much effort for a joke when's this hitting the shelves??? I will pay $50 dollars for this.
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  • By Brock Pace
    May 22, 2013
    12:11 AM

    I don't see why this shouldn't get made. Back in the early days Criterion released another Ivan Reitman film. Laserdisc edition of Ghostbusters. Both combine humor and action to make a different collaborative genre.
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  • By PlaidRocker
    August 02, 2013
    01:41 PM

    Ugh. 2013 and I got April Fooled from 2012. I got really excited when I saw this was Criterion, and was quickly disappointed to find out it was a joke.
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  • By HellsAngel
    November 15, 2014
    08:12 PM

    Hey why not! Wouldn't be a bad idea to release under Criterion, after all it is an exemplary movie.
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