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 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 sound … » 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

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%…

Criterion Considering Movie Downloads

Last week, while visiting Criterion Collection headquarters to observe their transition to Blu-ray » 9/29/08 1:15pm 9/29/08 1:15pm, I brought up the subject of digital downloads. To my surprise, they let slip a little detail that sheds light on how a master disc maker like Criterion will manage in an all-download future.As we've seen, , so…

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