This thread is for those who appreciate the fine work going on at Criterion, who love to see hidden gems from all over the world, who love to see the restoration of long lost and/or forgotten films of the past, who devour film history.
I've added quite a few to my Netflix queue from the list. You can also stream all the Criterion Collection on Hulu Plus.
I don't often purchase DVD's, but I do own a copy of a Criterion version one of my all time faves, Down By Law. I really enjoy all of Jim Jarmusch's films in the collection. Mystery Train, Ghost Dog, Night On Earth are a few that come to mind.
I just keep hoping that The Ruling Class finally gets an upgrade to Blu on Criterion... the DVD they made a while back is fantastic, but it deserves the restoration.
I only own two of their Blu Rays, Rosemary's Baby and 12 Angry Men... I'll have to go searching to refresh myself on what DVDs of theirs I have. It's funny, but at least three of my closest friends all have Royal Tenenbaums on DVD from them (not my favorite W. Anderson movie, at all), but that has to be one of the most highly printed editions that they've ever made.
A couple of years ago, I started considering getting a Laser Disc player and maybe starting up a Criterion Laserdisc mini collection... yeah, that never happened. But, there's some great stuff out there.
I got a leg injury from cycling this past weekend so stayed in all day. With this talk of Criterion, I decided to watch Seven Samurai for the first time in like 5 years. Even with its excessive running time, talk about a damn near flawless film.