The creative process behind the beautiful Criterion's movie covers

How Criterion Collection Brings Movies Back From the Dead

There are few names that represent a commitment to the distribution of classic films like the Criterion Collection. Since the 1980s, they have remastered and released hundreds of movies on Laserdisc, DVD and Blu-Ray. We recently visited the Criterion headquarters in New York to get a first-hand look at the meticulous… » 2/14/14 1:00pm 2/14/14 1:00pm

The Criterion Collection Is Giving You All Their Movies Free on Hulu…

Criterion Collection, a company that collects and restores classic and otherwise culturally relevant films, is bestowing us with a wonderful little post-Valentines or mid-February or extremely-post-Groundhog's Day gift: their entire catalogue of movies on Hulu will be 100 percent free this weekend. » 2/14/13 4:20pm 2/14/13 4:20pm

All Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Titles Are Half Off for the Next…

To celebrate the acquisition of their 50,000th Facebook fan, Criterion Collection is offering a 50% discount on all their Blu-ray (and DVD) titlesfor the next 13.8 hours. Just enter the discount code "THANKS" when you're checking out. [Facebook] » 2/24/11 8:26pm 2/24/11 8:26pm

The Criterion Collection Is Leaving Netflix

After ceremoniously becoming bedfellows in 2009, Criterion and Netflix are breaking up and they're cutting Netflix off completely.. On the day after Valentines, no less. This comes after the shocking revelation that Criterion was involved with Hulu, with plans to let it have its entire 800 film fortune. Does this… » 2/15/11 8:40pm 2/15/11 8:40pm

The Entire Criterion Collection Is Coming to Hulu Plus

Good news for the handful of you that subscribe to Hulu Plus (and live in the U.S.): there are now over 150 pristinely-restored, culturally-important Criterion films now available on the subscription service, with over 800 titles—everything in Criterion's library—slated to appear exclusively on Hulu in the next few… » 2/15/11 10:55am 2/15/11 10:55am

Criterion Covers For Movies That Really Don't Deserve Them

The Criterion Collection! Nothing quite distinguishes a film like induction into its elite ranks. It's typically an occasion marked by meticulous remastering and gorgeously designed packaging. Here's what the Criterion cover art might look like for some decidedly unworthy movies. » 12/15/10 7:00pm 12/15/10 7:00pm

An Indie Explosion for Netflix Streaming

Netflix has just secured deals with a bunch of indie distributors—The Criterion Collection (expect even more goodness), Gravitas Ventures, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Regent Releasing—to stream over 300 new flicks. » 2/01/10 9:14am 2/01/10 9:14am

Criterion Adds 35 Films to Netflix Watch Instantly

It's a bit of a dichotomy—Criterion sharing their painstakingly restored classics with Netflix—but we aren't complaining. 35 new Criterion titles are now streamable from Netflix, which are enough to offset at last a semester of film school. [SlashFilm via IMDB] » 12/22/09 11:00am 12/22/09 11:00am

New Criterion Website Offers Streaming Movies, Online Film Festivals

The wonderful Criterion Collection » 11/25/08 11:00am 11/25/08 11:00am launched its today, and it does in fact . There are a small number of movies available as high-quality streams at the moment, with more to come. To view them, you need to pay $5, which is pretty steep for a stream, but that $5 counts towards your purchase of the film on DVD or…

How Criterion Hones Its Restoration Magic for HD

Lee Kline, the Technical Director at The Criterion Collection, was in Italy. He had tracked down an original print of Il Posto » 9/25/08 12:00pm 9/25/08 12:00pm, the classic 1961 Ermanno Olmi film, and he needed a digital master of it. The problem? It was far too valuable and delicate to ship to the States, so he had find a local studio to handle…

Criterion Collection Going Blu-Ray!

When it comes to the fine art of presenting movies on discs, Criterion's treatment of films, in quality and extras, finds itself unparalleled. And that's why it is amazingly good news that they're finally going Blu-ray. » 5/08/08 2:19am 5/08/08 2:19am