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Save 50% On The Criterion Collection For A Limited Time

Add some classy new movies to your Blu-ray collection with this sale on Criterion's hand-curated movie masterpieces.


If you've been looking to expand your movie collection with a selection of classic and contemporary masterpieces, then this sale on films from the Criterion Collection will add some top-notch class to your Blu-ray shelf. At Amazon and Barnes & Noble, films from this collection have been discounted by 50% until July 28. The sale includes a number of award-winning movies from across decades of cinema.

What makes the Criterion Collection so special? This particular brand of film preservation highlights not only classics and avant-garde movies, but it also extends to Hollywood blockbusters, B-movie horror, and some of the weirder content from bygone eras. Each entry in this library is an exemplary film of its kind according to Criterion, and these editions often include restored film transfers along with commentary tracks and other kinds of supplemental features.

Criterion has been pioneering this approach since the days of LaserDisc, and Criterion has been working closely with filmmakers and scholars to ensure that each film is presented as its maker would want it seen. Not only do you get a great movie to enjoy, but you also gain insight into how these iconic films were developed.

For this sale, some of the highlights include Wes Anderson's quaint Grand Budapest Hotel, which will definitely appeal to anyone who likes central framing in their movies, the classic Godzilla that paved the way for kaiju movies, and Pixar's groundbreaking Wall-E.

For something more contemporary, there's Sound of Metal, a tale of sound, fury, and self-discovery. Pan's Labyrinth is famed director Guillermo del Toro firing on all cylinders with a dark fantasy tale, and the evergreen Dazed and Confused is still considered to be alright alright alright. Most of these films are available in 4K ultra-high-definition, although some of the older movies stick to a sharp 1080p Blu-ray presentation.

It's worth mentioning that a bunch of these deals are "temporarily out of stock," but you can still order them from Amazon and wait for inventory to be replenished.

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