CRITERION COLLECTION SALE AT BARNES & NOBLE
It’s that time of year again for the fall Criterion Collection sale at Barnes & Noble. It happens twice a year when their entire catalog is 50% off. Plus, you can save another 10% with your member card. Sorry to say that no other coupons can be added on. Apparently Criterion has caught on to the sneaky tricks we’ve all been pulling over the last few years.
The sale has been going strong all month and will conclude on November 28th. I’ve only picked up two titles so far, Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. You all know how obsessed I’ve been with the latter so I had to add another version to my library. I have also been indulging in Altman’s films for the past two years and McCabe hasn’t seen a proper Blu-Ray or DVD release until now. Leonard Cohen fans will want to pick this up as his score is a vital piece of the movie.
Recent releases to Criterion include:
Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro (3 film set includes: Pan’s Labyrinth, Cronos, and The Devil’s Backbone)
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer, Roger Ebert)
Blood Simple (The Coen Brothers)
Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles)
The New World (Terrence Malick)
I can probably afford only one or two more movies throughout the rest of the sale. I’m thinking Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and The Manchurian Candidate. I’ll have to consult my wish list on the Criterion website before making my final decisions. You can view that list HERE. I highly recommend creating an account there to start your own wishlist. The sale is available in store and through their website if you don’t have one nearby. Have you indulged in the sale yet? I’d love to hear what you’ve picked up or have your eye on.