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Obi SpenobiRosemary's Baby is only $18 on Amazon right now.

You can also get a used copy of it for $13.
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Obi SpenobiRosemary's Baby is only $18 on Amazon right now.

You can also get a used copy of it for $13.

In pristine condition with free, two day shipping? Criterion collectors don't seem like the "secondhand" type. Bend over and I'll show you what to do with your peasant's copy of Rosemary's Baby.
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Obi SpenobiRosemary's Baby is only $18 on Amazon right now.

You can also get a used copy of it for $13.

In pristine condition with free, two day shipping? Criterion collectors don't seem like the "secondhand" type. Bend over and I'll show you what to do with your peasant's copy of Rosemary's Baby.

I've gotten a few used copies of DVD's from Amazon, and they were in pretty good shape.

I usually buy Criterion films from Amazon instead of Criterion's website, because Amazon usually has cheaper prices.
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Obi SpenobiRosemary's Baby is only $18 on Amazon right now.

You can also get a used copy of it for $13.

In pristine condition with free, two day shipping? Criterion collectors don't seem like the "secondhand" type. Bend over and I'll show you what to do with your peasant's copy of Rosemary's Baby.

I've gotten a few used copies of DVD's from Amazon, and they were in pretty good shape.

I usually buy Criterion films from Amazon instead of Criterion's website, because Amazon usually has cheaper prices.

I've never bought anything through Amazon's other sellers. I do go through spells of looking for movie deals on eBay and have generally had a good experience, although I did get a bootleg Sega Genesis game a few months ago.
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new releases for June

June 06 - Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi (upgrade)
June 13 - They Live by Night by Nicholas Ray
June 20 - The Marseille Trilogy*
June 27 - Straw Dogs by Sam Peckinpah (upgrade), The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog by Alfred Hitchcock


*includes Marius by Alexander Korda, Fanny by Marc Allegret, and Cesar by Marcel Pagnol
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Oxnard MontalvoJune 06 - Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi (upgrade)

I'm going to get this one. I've only ever had a dub copy for years, and watching Scorsese pinch the night boating scenes for Silence has convinced me that it deserves a pristine place in my catalog.
Mar 15, 2017 11:12 PM
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I'll take Ugetsu and Straw Dogs, thank you.
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new releases for July

July 11 - Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy (upgrade)*, L'argent by Robert Bresson
July 18 - Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky
July 25 - Lost in America by Albert Brooks

*includes Rome Open City, Paisan, and Germany Year Zero
Apr 17, 2017 9:34 PM
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Oxnard MontalvoJuly 18 - Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky

It's about fucking time.
Apr 17, 2017 9:59 PM
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I'll take that Bresson as well.
Apr 18, 2017 5:53 PM
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Sure, I'd like all of them, but Stalker is the hands-down must.
Apr 19, 2017 11:35 PM
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Am I the only one who wants to see Criterion release a box set featuring David Lynch's short films? I would include The Alphabet, Absurd Encounter with Fear, The Grandmother (my favorite Lynch short film), Rabbits, and several other ones.
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Popcorn ReviewsAm I the only one who wants to see Criterion release a box set featuring David Lynch's short films? I would include The Alphabet, Absurd Encounter with Fear, The Grandmother (my favorite Lynch short film), Rabbits, and several other ones.

Most of his short films, including several of those, are on the Eraserhead set.
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Popcorn ReviewsAm I the only one who wants to see Criterion release a box set featuring David Lynch's short films? I would include The Alphabet, Absurd Encounter with Fear, The Grandmother (my favorite Lynch short film), Rabbits, and several other ones.

Most of his short films, including several of those, are on the Eraserhead set.

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By the way, does anyone know why Kurosawa's Kagemusha is listed on the "Coming Soon" section of the Criterion website? The reason I ask this is because it doesn't have a scheduled release date.
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Popcorn ReviewsBy the way, does anyone know why Kurosawa's Kagemusha is listed on the "Coming Soon" section of the Criterion website? The reason I ask this is because it doesn't have a scheduled release date.

It looks like it's getting a re-release on April 25th, but I only see a listing for the DVD. I don't see anything about upgrades from the 2010 release.
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The restoration trailer for Stalker is some serious Brighter Summer Day night-and-day kind of comparison.?
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Oxnard Montalvonew releases for August

August 08 - The Breaking Point by Michael Curtiz
August 15 - Hopscotch by Ronald Neame (upgrade), Meantime by Mike Leigh
August 22 - Sid & Nancy by Alex Cox (upgrade), La poison by Sacha Guitry

I actually haven't seen any of those.
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Oxnard Montalvonew releases for August

August 08 - The Breaking Point by Michael Curtiz
August 15 - Hopscotch by Ronald Neame (upgrade), Meantime by Mike Leigh
August 22 - Sid & Nancy by Alex Cox (upgrade), La poison by Sacha Guitry

I actually haven't seen any of those.

I haven't seen La poison or Meantime. Of the rest, I'd say Sid & Nancy is the most essential. After all these years, it's still arguably Gary Oldman's greatest role (though maybe I can't speak to that without seeing Meantime).

Hopscotch is also amusing and would make a good double feature with the Coen Brothers' Burn After Reading.

I'm not fond of The Breaking Point, but that probably has a good deal to do with my indifference to the source material. I'm not a big Hemingway fan. Bogart and Bacall's chemistry carries the earlier adaptation. This one doesn't quite have that spark.
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