Criterion began with a mission to pull the treasures of world cinema out of the film vaults and put them in the hands of collectors.Their selections are not always what is expected. For instance, they released The Unbearable Lightness of Being, but they also released The Rock. The released Brazil, but they also released RoboCop. An interesting and eclectic selection for sure. A full list of their collection is here. So far, from working from their list of releases, I haven't been disappointed. According to my brother, who works at a video store, each new Criterion release is only available for a short time fir purchase so they don't pay licensing fees indefinitely. Keep watch on the coming soon section and then keep your 1-click-purchase trigger finger ready.
In our seventeen years, we've seen a lot of things change, but one thing has remained constant: our commitment to publishing the defining moments of cinema in the world's best digital editions.
If you are on the lookout for a good movie to watch, check out movies released through the Criterion Collection. In their own words: