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 Will try to keep this updated but please leave comments if it is out of date/inaccurate.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


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

    Any differences in the quality of the film presentation?
  • By Eric Levy
    October 06, 2014
    07:01 PM

    David, I favorited this list some time ago and check it often, but have never commented on it until now. Thank you so much. It is very helpful. I have a multi-region DVD player, but not a multi-region Blu-ray player yet. I've got to upgrade. I've just created a list of Criterion titles that are available on other US labels. I provide a link to this list on mine. Please check it out:
  • By Eric Levy
    January 21, 2015
    06:19 AM

    You can add LE SILENCE DE LA MER now!
  • By Arick V.
    July 20, 2017
    04:16 PM

    I'll add that both also released "Harold and Maude". I prefer MoC's packaging artwork for that title.
  • By Arick V.
    July 20, 2017
    04:54 PM

    Also, "For All Mankind" was released by both.