Ah yes, it’s that time of year when cinephiles everywhere (or at least in the United States) are overcome with nearly equal measures of joy and dread. Joy because every DVD and Blu-ray in the Criterion Collection (i.e., the greatest collection of DVD and Blu-ray editions known to mankind) is now half-price at Barnes & Noble, both online and in stores. Dread because that means we have to scramble to find every spare bit of coin to stock up on as many half-price Criterions as possible, and because that usually means having to figure out which few we want the MOST out of the delectable riches the label offers.
I personally try to limit myself to five Blu-rays per sale – going just Blu-ray helps some since Criterion hasn’t upgraded their entire line yet (still pushing for an Elevator to the Gallows Blu-ray every chance I get), but I still ended up with a short list of 21 this time around before finally narrowing it down to these five:
I’m already a bit put out that I couldn’t manage to fit either of these two, but no matter how I did the math, I couldn’t make seven equal five:
Ah well, there’s always another sale. What did you get at this month’s B&N Criterion sale, or what are you planning to get?