A free way to build your virtual collection, make lists, and share them. It’s your new home on Criterion.com.
Learn More »
Some of these films are quite good, so this list is a testament to the strength of Criterion's supplements
The film, I feel, is Fincher's weakest by a country mile. However, Fincher's commentary and the exhaustive making-of documentary are worth the purchase.
The film is a terrible, overlong, jingoistic mess, but the audio commentary is absolutely hilarious.
Personally, I don't get all the hatred on various forum for this film. It's a quietly amusing indie film. However, the supplements best it, because they give a nice picture of a potential talent.
This film is a mess, and Jaglom's attempts to explain it need to be seen.
The film is probably Anderson's weakest film to date (I still like it, though). However, the supplements are both informative (the commentary, the visual essay) and entertaining (Anderson's American Express commercial, "the Trophy Case").
The one reason I keep my Criterion DVD is because of the exclusive commentary. It's not included on the Blu-Ray, and it's one of the funniest tracks I've ever heard.
This could be one of my favorite packages in the Collection. The film itself is b-movie trash, but the supplements are a fascinating look at the very talented people behind it.
Albert Finney's performance in the film itself is one of his best ever, but it's Disc 2 that makes this release special, with an hour-long documentary on the film and the Oscar-nominated doc Volcano, about the source material's author.
The film is not one of Lumet's best, but I love the interview with him on Disc 2, as well as the compilation of Tennessee Williams plays adapted for television.
Of course, the film is an undiscovered classic, but the supplements are of another world. The commentary with Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick, and Steven Spielberg was something I thought I'd never see, and the appreciation by Armond White was surprisingly well-articulated.