51 comments

  • By MDB777
    March 29, 2013
    02:41 PM

    Man, four Melville films on the way out. That's sad. Luckily, I already own them.
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  • By Reynold McPherson
    March 29, 2013
    02:59 PM

    I just picked up the 4 that are bluray....have no space for DVDs anymore...Amazon already has Army of Shadows out of stock
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  • By prtkahn
    March 29, 2013
    03:02 PM

    I would have loved to pick up both the Melville titles I needed here, but Le Doulos was already gone from Criterion's stock, so I ordered them on Amazon. Now I wish I'd grabbed them during the flash sale last month or the Barnes & Noble sale in November.
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  • By stephen
    March 29, 2013
    03:21 PM

    Well, I guess it's a good thing I only have 3 to pick up? No discounts :(
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  • By seezee
    March 29, 2013
    03:26 PM

    Already own them all. Ha!
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  • By Julian G.
    March 29, 2013
    05:21 PM

    Melville is one of my favorite directors and these are my favorite films by him (excluding Leon Morin and not including my actual favorite film by him, Le Samourai). I was hoping that the New Years poster with the guy holding a samurai sword and a birdcage would be a Le Samourai blu-ray...I guess I should let my hopes go back down for a release now.
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  • By Batzomon
    March 29, 2013
    08:21 PM

    Shame, some of those I haven't even seen yet. Hoping to get Mafioso soon. And I just noticed that all the Tati films are out of print now. The artist deserves to have all of his six classic films together again on Criterion, please.
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    • By The Narrator Returns
      March 29, 2013
      09:12 PM

      Don't worry, the Tati films will most likely be going back in-print in new restorations (okay, not Trafic), as confirmed by Jon Mulvaney.
  • By Yaanu
    March 29, 2013
    08:57 PM

    Remember, folks: StudioCanal is owned in part by NBCUniversal (or however you spell that), so it's perfectly okay to hate them for being corporate.
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    • By The Narrator Returns
      March 29, 2013
      09:36 PM

      Oh, so I can also blame them for doing wrong by Community!
  • By MrCannon
    March 29, 2013
    10:39 PM

    Whew..got them!
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  • By Dylon
    March 29, 2013
    10:53 PM

    Shame about the Melville films. Good thing I only have one to buy. Le Circle Rouge is fantastic. Shame about Marienbad and Mafioso as well.
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  • By Billy
    March 30, 2013
    01:53 AM

    Glad both Last Year at Marienbad and Army of Shadows have found a spot in my collection!
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  • By John J.
    March 30, 2013
    01:58 AM

    How about giving a discount on these films? Most people are buying them on Amazon for cheaper (sure they are going to go out of print but I rather buy them here but it's hard since I can get them cheaper elsewhere.)
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  • By nativewizard
    April 01, 2013
    08:52 PM

    is it that damn studiocanal again? they make they're criterions OOP just so they can make there own crappy special editions on blu-ray!
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  • By Gord
    April 02, 2013
    06:04 PM

    Could someone in love with Army of Shadows, as I am, tell me if the Blu-ray provides a large enough reason to double-dip. I own the great DVD Criterion released a year or two before the Blu- Before you say "if I love it I should already own the Blu-" let me just say the DVD looks good to me. Thanks.
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    • By Ted Wilkinson
      April 03, 2013
      02:21 PM

      perhaps if you love the film, you might wait for the Lionsgate reissue, if it has new bonus features then you will own all the possible features and get your blu upgrade that way. As an owner of the Criterion AoS BD, however it looks stunning, and you won't ever find it cheaper than you can get it for right now...
    • By Gord
      April 03, 2013
      07:22 PM

      Ted I am very happy with the DVD; in fact I've never watched a well done DVD and said to myself "I wish this were Blu-ray" while watching the movie. I would consider getting the StudioCanal/Lionsgate, but the only source of info about it's extras showed that there were almost none. Hopefully that's incorrect. I've pretty much moved on anyway - have more "wants" than I can afford as it is : )
  • By Yaanu
    April 04, 2013
    03:33 PM

    The worst part is that StudioCanal has little to no presence in America. They buy the worldwide rights and then put their focus entirely overseas. The worst worst part is that their logo splash animations are stupid as hell. All of them.
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    • By Mark R. Young
      April 04, 2013
      03:58 PM

      Agreed. I press "mute" during those tacky SC logos.
  • By Adam Piercy
    April 10, 2013
    09:37 PM

    Phew. Picked up AoS Blu today.
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  • By vog
    April 30, 2013
    04:21 PM

    Missed this announcement...Army of Shadows and Cercle Rouge had been at the top of my wish list. I bought them online last week at a steep mark-up and then found them in a bookstore today still at retail...whups. I only like Melville more as time goes by, and I really hope more Melville will be available from Criterion in the future!
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  • By Scott1311
    May 04, 2013
    09:11 AM

    Stroke of incredible luck yesterday. Found Le Cercle Rouge at a 'used' shop in perfect condition for $15.00. For the Win....!
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  • By Wesley Ball
    July 12, 2013
    08:44 AM

    Just picked up Marienbad on blu-ray yesterday at Barnes & Noble for 20 bucks. Hah!
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  • By KennlinBarlooo
    December 21, 2014
    07:57 AM

    How long would it take for them to re-stock? (or re-license) i ordered Howards End and i'm not sure if it went out of print before i ordered it, or during, it's been 3 months and i ordered it through HMV
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