Criterion Collection [UK]

Noodles

Super Moderator
Premium Supporter
- Amazon
- Zavvi

-
HMV
- BFI

Logo Small.jpg

July 2021:
Pariah (2011)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Mirror (1975)

June 2021:
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

May 2021:
World of Wong Kar Wai (1988-2004)
Fast Time at Ridgemont High (1982)
Masculin Feminin (1966)

April 2021:
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Charulata (1964)

March 2021:
Lost In America (1985)
Kagemusha (1980)
Defending Your Life (1991)

February 2021:
Charade (1963)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
The Ascent (1977)

January 2021:
Rolling Thunder Revue (2019)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
The Tin Drum (1979)

Classic movie label the Criterion Collection is to launch on Blu-ray in the U.K. on April 18 following a multi-year home entertainment distribution pact with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Until now Criterion has only been available in the U.S. and Canada.

SPHE will bring selected titles from Criterion’s extensive catalog and future new release slate to the U.K. for the first time. The first wave of films, featuring all the supplements from the U.S. editions along with their exclusive artwork and packaging, are “Grey Gardens,” “It Happened One Night,” Roman Polanski’s “Macbeth,” “Only Angels Have Wings,” “Speedy” and “Tootsie.”

Criterion Collection chief executive officer Jonathan Turell said: “We are excited to launch the Criterion Collection in the U.K. Starting with these six great titles, we are happy to be able to bring selections from Criterion to our very devoted audience in the U.K. We are thrilled to build upon our strong relationship with Sony and look forward to expanding the Criterion audience.”

“Criterion represents the very best of classic and contemporary filmmaking and we are delighted to bring this prestigious collection to the U.K. for the first time,” added Aodan Coburn, executive VP, international, SPHE. “This partnership demonstrates SPHE’s continued commitment to growing our distribution business.”

Source
 
Last edited:
Jul 3, 2012
357
Just Fantastic Mr Fox and Isle of Dogs to go now. Although I'll be surprised if we ever get them, since they're both Disney property. (n)
All his films are now (bar Bottle Rocket).

£150 for 7 films , compare that to other boxsets (Godzilla, Zatoichi) it feels like hefty licensing fees .

Sadly Zoom has now changed hands and no longer has a Criterion store . They always used to be good for the occasional deal.
 

Space Cadet

| Vampyr |
Contributor
Premium Supporter
Nov 26, 2017
3,270
Finland
BTW, sorry about OT, is anyone still collecting C.C. dvd's ? I'm selling my whole collection. Have few rarities like John Woo's Hard Boiled factory wrapped. John Woo's The Killer ...

:coffee:
 
Feb 29, 2020
622
England
Dunno... the titles are on their system if you ask in store, so obviously they have the info and therefore must just be a case of them not being in any rush to update the site or something.
They only added Junes catalogue about a week ago. Strange it would take them so long. I'd much rather use them than Amazon or Zavvi. It's getting hard to avoid them now.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Noodles

Noodles

Super Moderator
Premium Supporter
They only added Junes catalogue about a week ago. Strange it would take them so long. I'd much rather use them than Amazon or Zavvi. It's getting hard to avoid them now.
Dang, that's ridiculous! As a company that's gone into administration twice, you'd think they'd want to be on the ball when it came to getting new releases on their site as quick as possible to attract customers... their loss I guess.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MrSquifler
Feb 29, 2020
622
England
Dang, that's ridiculous! As a company that's gone into administration twice, you'd think they'd want to be on the ball when it came to getting new releases on their site as quick as possible to attract customers... their loss I guess.
They've been much quicker this time around, the latest is already up for pre-order.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Noodles

Lollard2002

Premium Supporter
Sep 19, 2012
5,051
Belfast
Dang, that's ridiculous! As a company that's gone into administration twice, you'd think they'd want to be on the ball when it came to getting new releases on their site as quick as possible to attract customers... their loss I guess.
Seriously no idea they'd been having problems.....
 

Noodles

Super Moderator
Premium Supporter
  • Like
Reactions: MrSquifler