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Seeing as I've only started getting into the Criterion Collection and film collecting in general since blu-ray, it makes sense to list my favourite films that have received blu-ray releases. I can stick to 10 films okay, and they're all ones I actually own.
I've listed them in order of preference based on the strength of the films themselves (though my comments refer mostly to Criterion's presentation).
A fantastic release - I had no idea this was such a visually striking film until I saw Criterion's marvellous high-definition treatment of it.
What an exquisite packaging of one of my favourite films. The black-and white images on the inside of the cardboard casing really look fantastic, and the booklet included is by far the largest, most expansive and beautiful I've seen. Plus, a second disc full of wonderful extras. It's sublime!
This is a film I can watch again and again. A tour-de-force in every aspect, I'm so glad Criterion released this on blu-ray! It looks amazing!
This film is a masterpiece. And the extra-large booklet and extra-fancy packaging on this blu-ray are classy as fuck.
It cost me an arm and a leg, but I'm thankful I have this box set. This is another case of me not being able to appreciate the film's staggering beauty until I saw the blu-ray. I think from now on I will only watch the television version of the film but it was nice to be able to see the theatrical version as well, and the third disc devoted to the extras had some great stuff too.
This movie is absurdly entertaining and infinitely rewatchable. It's not the most overwhelming Criterion release in terms of packaging or extras (though what's there is fantastic), but God I'm happy to own it.
This is a film of much beautiful imagery and the blu-ray does not disappoint.
One of the most stunning presentations of a black-and-white film I've seen (or maybe that's just because my TV is calibrated properly now). Lynch's masterful audio-visual design does not disappoint on blu-ray. A packed edition.
Although not quite as good as its sister film (Ran is one of my top 5 favourite movies), Kagemusha is a beautiful film I've found myself returning to again and again, and Criterion's blu-ray treatment blows away Studio Canal's treatment of Ran, with superior PQ and a wonderful booklet containing a lot of Kurosawa's storyboard art.