Love em all–the transfers on Eraserhead (which, along with Slacker, had an insanely dense supplements package)and In a Lonely Place were particularly great. And yeah, In a Lonely Place is pretty devastatingly perfect.
Kinda wish the Lady Snowblood box had more bonus features, but what can you do.
Also, despite my wallet screaming at me, I went back to B&N’s site like two days later and pulled the trigger on The New World, Touch of Zen, Band of Outsiders, and Seven Samurai because, well, why not?
Whenever there’s a Criterion sale at Barnes & Noble, I always feel like I should program the assault theme from “The Entity” to play when I open my wallet. But I always tell myself it’s to expand my horizons and learn about directors they never really had the time, patience or cojones to teach us about in school.
I keep a list of the films I own from Criterion on their site, the most recent addition being “Buena Vista Social Club”.