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 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

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…

Dealzmodo: 40% Off All Criterion Collection DVDs

Chalk it up to our slumping economy, the upcoming holiday season or both—but Criterion » 11/13/08 9:30pm 11/13/08 9:30pm, curators of all movie things , have quietly knocked another 20% off DVD prices in their online store. Since they already offer 20% off all purchases with free shipping when you spend $50 or more, this means you now get a 40%…

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…

The Criterion Collection's Reference Blu-ray Player: The PlayStation 3

The folks at the Criterion Collection know a thing or two about movies. They restore classic films for release on DVD and, starting later this year, Blu-ray. So when they set up their screening rooms, you'd expect them to have some crazy $1,000 Blu-ray player, right? Nope. The Criterion Collection people rock a … » 8/13/08 4:20pm 8/13/08 4:20pm