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Criterion vs. Masters of Cinema

by David

Created 07/16/12

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Here I compare titles in common to MoC and Criterion. Will try to keep this updated but please leave comments if it is out of date/inaccurate.

Many Criterion releases have better (different at least) supplements so often it may be a good idea to hang on to the Criterion.

Some notable titles not in Criterion:

Touch of Evil
Gospel According to St. Matthew
Le Silence de la Mer (Melville)
Double Idemnity
Une femme mariee (Godard)
Lifeboat (Hitchcock)


MoC features Lang, Murnau, Pialat, Pasolini, Imamura, Mizoguchi, Lubitsch, Ichikawa

Some different Antonioni, Sirk, Visconti, Franju, Ford

2 comments

  • By Richard D.
    June 14, 2013
    03:06 PM

    Any differences in the quality of the film presentation?
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  • By Phillip Winter
    April 14, 2014
    03:43 PM

    No difference at all. Both MoC and Criterion use same restorations and footage. However Masters of Cinema excel in bringing lost classics to blu ray, (Passion of Joan of Arc, Mizoguchi). Phillip (Specialist in film restoration and preservation at Freidrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Germany)
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