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Out of Print, but not Out of Mind

by Craig J. Clark

Created 08/14/12

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Periodically, a title slips through Criterion's fingers, but these will always be a part of my personal Collection.

29 comments

  • By Narrator
    August 14, 2012
    10:11 AM

    I am seriously jealous of your Buñuel collection.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      August 14, 2012
      02:49 PM

      Once I got started on it, I made a point of picking up each one as it came out. I'm still holding out hope for Los Olvidados -- or an Eclipse set covering his Mexican period.
  • By seezee
    August 16, 2012
    04:54 PM

    Chasing Amy is still in print.
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    • By Narrator
      August 16, 2012
      10:02 PM

      Actually, it was out-of-print for a short time. I, and presumably Craig, didn't know that it came back in print until after the lists were written.
    • By Craig J. Clark
      August 17, 2012
      12:49 PM

      Good to know. Thank ye, seezee.
  • By oz-rob
    August 24, 2012
    07:26 PM

    I have found one of these and other out of print, new & sealed Criterions through Amazon,,,
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  • By David MacDonald
    August 25, 2012
    04:11 PM

    You need to get your hands on The Harder They Come and The Killer. Both are essential, in my opinion. The Fallen Idol and The Small Back Room are also worth your time, and probably still pretty easy to get.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      August 25, 2012
      05:49 PM

      Even if I don't own them, I've still managed to see all of the ones you named. The Fallen Idol would be an excellent companion piece to The Third Man. I fear The Killer and The Harder They Come would be pretty difficult to come by, though.
  • By endo
    August 28, 2012
    02:29 AM

    I dream of finding a sealed This is Spinal Tap in a used record store somewhere. Great list. I'll have to check out the Bunuel. Hopefully they won't be too hard to find.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      August 28, 2012
      02:32 PM

      Best of luck with the Buñuel. His work is never less than stunning.
  • By ggfanjase
    August 29, 2012
    11:30 PM

    I drool at the prospect of having some of these (esp. the Buñuels) come back into print and getting an hd upgrade. Particularly something like Silence of the Lambs which could stand for a cover upgrade as well. With all these talented artists and graphic designers now working for the CC, how awesome would the potential new artwork be? I'll tell you: very.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      August 29, 2012
      11:44 PM

      I'd like to know what present-day Criterion would do with The Long Good Friday.
  • By Jeremy
    September 05, 2012
    09:59 PM

    Every time I see somebody else has the Third Man CC Blu-Ray, a tear rolls down my eye
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  • By HUSKY
    September 05, 2012
    10:48 PM

    I am also hoping for Los Olvidados above all! The Mexican period is my fav.
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  • By Mylomook
    September 13, 2012
    11:11 AM

    RAN is my favorite out of print, then probably The BRD Trilogy. Wish I had to Paul Morrissey films though.
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  • By Craig J. Clark
    September 14, 2012
    10:31 AM

    It would be great if the BRD Trilogy could come back into print. Not sure why Criterion lost the rights.
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    • By Narrator
      September 14, 2012
      05:14 PM

      I heard that it's because they're working on a Blu-Ray release of it. Any time, guys...
  • By KV
    September 16, 2012
    05:19 AM

    What? No LaserDisc editions :? Let's face it, without Criterion's pioneering LD editions the majors would've been even more clueless when DVD arrived. I hope all these titles make their way to Criterion BD, as I've had to sell some of these treasures recently.
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    • By Narrator
      September 16, 2012
      08:07 PM

      It's not possible to add LaserDisc editions to this list, because they're not listed on the site.
  • By tholly
    September 17, 2012
    04:15 PM

    You definitely need to drop a chunk of change and pick up the Wrong Men and Notorious Women box set. Well worth the $.
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  • By D.j. W.
    December 26, 2012
    03:43 AM

    sid & nancy? the killer?
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      December 27, 2012
      06:36 PM

      I don't own either of them. If I did, they would definitely be included.
  • By Narrator
    March 29, 2013
    02:33 PM

    Well, it looks like Bob le flambeur has some company now...
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      March 30, 2013
      12:13 AM

      So I noticed. I've updated the list to reflect today's sad announcement.
  • By Terry
    July 18, 2013
    08:23 PM

    I got lucky and found "Silence of the Lambs" and "Robocop" at a second-hand store in mint condition and only paid 8 bucks for each. I also managed to find "Hard Boiled" on a second-hand website for $20. A few scratches, but nothing that my Skip Doctor couldn't fix.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      July 19, 2013
      03:25 PM

      Those were very lucky finds.
  • By Scooter
    January 05, 2014
    02:04 AM

    That's a great collection of OOPs. Managed to grab a few of them myself. Though continue to pray that Criterion will put these back into print somehow, especially the Melville and Bunuel and The Third Man. Want to add these films to my collection but don't want to spend every cent I have on collecting them. Tip: Amazon and Goodwill are the best places to find Criterion gems. Found my near mint Robocop at Goodwill for $1, nearly cried.
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    • By Craig J. Clark
      January 06, 2014
      02:14 PM

      With the Melville and Buñuel, I made a point of picking those up as they came out. The only ones that were out of print when I bought them were Hard Boiled, Silence of the Lambs and RoboCop.
  • By Emma
    January 22, 2014
    02:35 AM

    Three Hitchcock Criterions are also, sadly, out of print: Rebecca, Spellbound and Notorious. Luckily, they are available through Amazon.
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