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October 2020:
Eraserhead (1977)
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Topsy-Turvy (1999)

September 2020:
Beau Travail (1999)
Show Boat (1936)
Safety Last! (1923)

August 2020:
Marriage Story (2019)
The Lady Eve (1941)
Taste of Cherry (1997)

July 2020:
Female Trouble (1974)
The Cameraman (1928)
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)

June 2020:
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Scorsese Shorts (1963-1978)
Husbands (1970)

May 2020:
The Apu Trilogy (1955/1956/1959)
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Lola Montes (1955)

April 2020:
They Live by Night (1948)
The Prince of Tides (1991)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

March 2020:
Antonio Gaudi (1984)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

February 2020:
Roma (2018)
Fail Safe (1964)
The Essential Jacques Demy (1961-1982)

January 2020:
Being There (1979)
Holiday (1938)
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

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.”

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Glad to see 12 Angry Men being released on Criterion over here, although I only just picked up the existing UK blu a few weeks ago. :facepalm:
 

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I got already the US Criterion. Very favorite movie of mine. Worth to upgrade mate!
A favourite of mine now too, and to think I only just checked it out for the first time last year. I'll definitely be getting the upcoming Criterion release, as I hear it has better extras... plus the packaging is much better! :D
 
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A favourite of mine now too, and to think I only just checked it out for the first time last year. I'll definitely be getting the upcoming Criterion release, as I hear it has better extras... plus the packaging is much better! :D
It's never too late to discover some new classic and good movies. I don't want to think about what all I still need to see. But that's also what Criterion is made for :thumbs:
 
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It's never too late to discover some new classic and good movies. I don't want to think about what all I still need to see. But that's also what Criterion is made for :thumbs:
Too right buddy! Can't believe how many great films I've been missing out on all of these years... if it weren't for labels like Criterion, Eureka, Arrow, Indicator etc., then I'd never have known half of the films they release even existed, which is a pretty sad thought.
 
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Too right buddy! Can't believe how many great films I've been missing out on all of these years... if it weren't for labels like Criterion, Eureka, Arrow, Indicator etc., then I'd never have known half of the films they release even existed, which is a pretty sad thought.
It's a great achievement for cinema that companies like you mentioned release those masterpieces in high definition. Which director would've thought about this, 50-60-70 years ago, that their work gets recognized and praised like this. It's a blessing and a continuous process of learning and discovering. That's what makes this hobby still interesting.
 
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It's a great achievement for cinema that companies like you mentioned release those masterpieces in high definition. Which director would've thought about this, 50-60-70 years ago, that their work gets recognized and praised like this. It's a blessing and a continuous process of learning and discovering. That's what makes this hobby still interesting.
Amen brother! :thumbs:
 
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