Entire Criterion Collection offered for half price?!

We don’t often run sale notices on Coilhouse, least of all for the big franchises, but I’ll feel supremely guilty if I don’t share this bit of news with our readers: right now through August 1st, go to any Barnes & Noble (or shop online) and save 50% on every single Criterion film they have in stock. DVDs and Blu-rays. Grey Gardens, Throne of Blood, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Branded to Kill. A massive 25-disc Kurosawa boxed set for 200 bucks. Fellini, Bergman, Cassavetes, Gilliam, Herzog, Hitchcock, Welles, Brakhage, Tarkovsky, Wenders, Tati, and that’s just the very tiniest sampling of names and titles. Everything Criterion still has in print is selling for half off. Holy shitballs.

Offhand, it’s difficult to come up with a more beloved or awe-inspiring catalog than the Criterion Collection. While I can rarely afford these discs at full price, they’re never anything less than a revelation, and I cherish every one I own. It’s film curating of the highest caliber. If you already know, you friggin’ know, and you’re probably on your way out the door. If you don’t know, may I suggest checking out the selection at B&N immediately? You won’t regret it. GO, GO, GO. YEEEEE…

PS: Oh, and while you’re there, feel free to swing by the magazine racks and snap a phone picture of Coilhouse #05, should you happen to find one! (We’ve all been getting a huge kick out of seeing them in the wild.)

4 Responses to “Entire Criterion Collection offered for half price?!”

  1. R. Says:

    Now I can get RAN without destroying my bank account (it wouldn’t have at first but I’m a cheapskate).

  2. mkhall Says:

    I placed an order before I read this post, then saw you mention “Hausu.” I rushed over to the site to add to my order, but it isn’t there, blast it all.

  3. Mer Says:

    Wait, it’s not? Maybe Hausu’s not out yet… hang on….

    SHIT! You’re right! It’s not out until October! ARGH.

    Amending my post. Thanks for the heads up, and sorry to dash your hopes so cruelly!

  4. Tequila Says:

    I already spent about $100 on this sale and will spend even more this weekend :D

    The new edition of The Red Shoes is worth every little cent. The Blu-Ray version of Bigger Than Life & Playtime are MUSTS if you are an HD junkie.

    I would STRONGLY urge one to not hesitate on a particular film you enjoy. Some annoying realities of commerce have caused Criterion to lose the rights to some pretty amazing films recently. So BUY BUY BUY!!!! – :D