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Welcome to Our New Site
Welcome to Our New Site

Check out our first redesign in ten years, with richer publishing, smoother e-commerce, and direct links to FilmStruck—and it even looks great on your phone!

By Peter Becker

Inside Criterion / FYI
May 3, 2018
Big Changes to My Criterion
Big Changes to My Criterion

Heads-up: My Criterion is going offline temporarily at the end of the month. We’ll let you know when it comes back, new and improved, later this year.

Inside Criterion / FYI
Apr 24, 2018
New UK Releases for April 2018
New UK Releases for April 2018

This month, two sparkling comedies head to the United Kingdom in their Criterion editions: The Awful Truth, Leo McCarey’s 1937 Oscar-winning screwball classic, and Edouard Molinaro’s subversive 1978 farce La Cage aux Folles. Head over to Amazon t…

Inside Criterion / FYI
Apr 20, 2018
A Special Announcement from Jim Jarmusch
A Special Announcement from Jim Jarmusch

Stranger Than Paradise is coming back to theaters stranger than ever! Get a taste of what this indie landmark looks like in the form its director originally intended.

Inside Criterion / FYI
Apr 1, 2018
New UK Releases for March 2018
New UK Releases for March 2018

Our editions of Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence and Edward Yang’s Yi Yi reach the UK this week.

Inside Criterion / FYI
Mar 30, 2018
TCM Brings Hollywood Classics to FilmStruck
TCM Brings Hollywood Classics to FilmStruck

Classic Hollywood lovers have a lot to celebrate: FilmStruck has added hundreds of titles from the Warner Bros. library, including Casablanca, Citizen Kane, and Singin’ in the Rain.

Inside Criterion / FYI
Feb 28, 2018
New UK Releases for February 2018
New UK Releases for February 2018

This month, two cult favorites make their way to the United Kingdom in their Criterion editions: Jonathan Demme’s 1986 kinky romantic thriller Something Wild and George A. Romero’s groundbreaking 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead.

Inside Criterion / FYI
Feb 21, 2018
New UK Releases for January 2018
New UK Releases for January 2018

This month, we’re bringing two essential Criterion editions to the United Kingdom: Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1962 debut feature, Ivan’s Childhood, a haunting depiction of World War II through the eyes of a young boy; and Delmer Daves’s 1957 western …

Inside Criterion / FYI
Jan 31, 2018
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

A sneak peek at what we’re working on for 2018.

Inside Criterion / FYI
Dec 31, 2017
New UK Releases for October 2017
New UK Releases for October 2017

This month, just in time for Halloween, two chilling tales are headed to the United Kingdom in their Criterion editions: Carnival of Souls, Herk Harvey’s macabre 1962 B-movie masterpiece, and The Lure, a boldly feminist mermaid musical from Polish …

Inside Criterion / FYI
Dec 21, 2017
A Sneak Peek at 100 Years of Olympic Films
A Sneak Peek at 100 Years of Olympic Films

In anticipation of the December release of our biggest box set ever, we’ve made a trailer to give you a taste of what’s inside.

Inside Criterion / FYI
Oct 25, 2017
New UK Releases for August 2017
New UK Releases for August 2017

This month, two captivating masterworks make their way to the United Kingdom in their Criterion editions: Lord of the Flies, Peter Brook’s provocative 1963 tale of savage youth, and The Music Room, Satyajit Ray’s radiant 1958 portrait of a fallen…

Inside Criterion / FYI
Aug 28, 2017
Announcing 100 Years of Olympic Films
Announcing 100 Years of Olympic Films

We are thrilled to announce the December 5 release of 100 Years of Olympic Films, a landmark box set that documents the history of the Olympic Games through the lenses of an international array of filmmakers.

Inside Criterion / FYI
Aug 10, 2017
New UK Releases for July 2017
New UK Releases for July 2017

This month, the United Kingdom welcomes Criterion editions of two immersive masterworks of world cinema: Edward Yang’s 1991 coming-of-age epic A Brighter Summer Day and Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 metaphysical odyssey Stalker. Head over to Amazon t…

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Jul 24, 2017
Back to #1: Grand Illusion
Back to #1: Grand Illusion

Our very first DVD edition, Jean Renoir’s masterpiece Grand Illusion, streams on the Criterion Channel in celebration of the film’s eightieth anniversary.

New UK Releases for June 2017
New UK Releases for June 2017

This month, we’ve brought two new Criterion editions to the United Kingdom: Henri-Georges Clouzot’s heart-stopping revenge tale Diabolique and Terry Gilliam’s whimsical, Manhattan-set Robin Williams vehicle The Fisher King. Head over to Amazon …

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Jun 19, 2017
New UK Releases for May 2017
New UK Releases for May 2017

This month, two new Criterion editions are available in the United Kingdom: Juzo Itami’s sensuous ode to gastronomic pleasure Tampopo, and Sidney Lumet’s riveting courtroom drama 12 Angry Men. Head over to Amazon to check out our full list of UK…

Inside Criterion / FYI
May 16, 2017
Criterion Live! Salutes Split Screen
Criterion Live! Salutes Split Screen

Twenty years after it first premiered on the IFC Channel, the pioneering program Split Screen stands as a priceless portrait of America’s wide-ranging, often quirky filmmaking community coming into its own. This irreverent show mixed footage of cre…

Inside Criterion / FYI
Apr 21, 2017
New UK Releases for March 2017
New UK Releases for March 2017

This month, we’re introducing two new Criterion editions to the United Kingdom: Multiple Maniacs, John Waters’ audaciously foul second feature, and Lone Wolf and Cub, a six-part film adaptation of Kazuo Koike’s best-selling 1970 manga epic. He…

Inside Criterion / FYI
Mar 28, 2017
New UK Releases for January 2017
New UK Releases for January 2017

This month, we’re introducing two new Criterion Blu-ray editions to the United Kingdom: Black Orpheus, Marcel Camus’s Oscar-winning adaptation of the ancient Greek myth; and Howard Hawks’s rapid-fire newspaper comedy His Girl Friday, accompanie…

Inside Criterion / FYI
Jan 12, 2017
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

Take a guess at what’s coming in 2017!

Inside Criterion / FYI
Dec 31, 2016
New UK Releases for December 2016
New UK Releases for December 2016

This holiday season, we’re bringing our United Kingdom audience two sharply written portraits of New York family dysfunction with our editions of Wes Anderson’s brilliantly stylized ensemble comedy The Royal Tenenbaums and Noah Baumbach’s hilar…

Inside Criterion / FYI
Dec 7, 2016
Criterion Channel Update: FilmStruck Now on Apple TV
Criterion Channel Update: FilmStruck Now on Apple TV

Apple TV viewers, you’re in luck! FilmStruck, the new streaming service we launched with Turner Classic Movies last month, is now available on Apple TV fourth-generation devices, in addition to Amazon Fire TV, web, iOS, and Android devices. Those u…

Inside Criterion / FYI
Dec 2, 2016
New UK Releases for November 2016
New UK Releases for November 2016

This month, we’ve brought two new Criterion editions to the United Kingdom: Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, a visually sumptuous showcase of the Japanese master at the height of his imaginative powers, and Punch-Drunk Love, Paul Thomas Anderson’s deli…

Inside Criterion / FYI
Nov 22, 2016