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Criterion OOP Sale

Postby Dan Mancini » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:05 am

Heads up: The Criterion Collection continues to bleed StudioCanal titles to Lions Gate. Courtesy of my inbox:

Criterion wrote:Dear Criterion collectors,

Our three least favorite initials: OOP. Since we launched the Criterion Collection more than twenty-five years ago, we’ve endeavored to keep everything we’ve published in print. But despite our efforts to renew rights, we are losing a large group of titles from StudioCanal at the end of March, and we wanted to give you advance notice that our editions will be going out of print. Until we’re out of stock, we will be offering these titles at an additional $5 off on our website. The titles are going to Lionsgate, and we don’t know when they may be rereleased. As ever, we will continue to try to relicense the films so that they can rejoin the collection sometime in the future.

Here are the titles that will soon be out of print:

Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (Eclipse Series 6)
Le corbeau
Coup de torchon
Diary of a Country Priest
The Fallen Idol
Forbidden Games (Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Gervaise (Essential Art House edition)
Grand Illusion (Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Le jour se lève (Essential Art House edition)
Last Holiday (Essential Art House edition)
Mayerling (Essential Art House edition)
The Orphic Trilogy
Peeping Tom
Pierrot le fou (DVD and Blu-ray editions)
Port of Shadows
Quai des Orfèvres
The Small Back Room
The Tales of Hoffmann (Criterion and Essential Art House editions)
Le trou
Variety Lights (Essential Art House edition)
The White Sheik

Take note: this may be your last chance to pick up spine number 1 from the collection.
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Re: Criterion OOP Sale

Postby J.M. Vargas » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:45 am

That's it, getting "Pierrot le fou" on Blu-ray ASAP.
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Re: Criterion OOP Sale

Postby Andrew Forbes » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:45 pm

Nice to have a heads-up. I'm glad I picked up Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy, The Fallen Idol, Grand Illusion, Le Jour se Lève and The Tales of Hoffmann when I did. Of the rest of the list, the only ones I'm really eager to pick up are Le Corbeau and Port of Shadows, although I wonder if Lions Gate will be putting out more affordable versions in the near future, as I am mostly interested in the films rather than the supplements.
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Re: Criterion OOP Sale

Postby Patrick Bromley » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:48 pm

Yes, thanks to Dan for posting that. I finally pulled the trigger on a few titles I've wanted for a while now that I could justify their purchase. Thanks again.
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