Criterion has been one busy little label over the past six months. Since the last Barnes & Noble sale ended in late November, nearly 50 new Criterion Blu-ray discs have been released. How many will you buy at 50% off?
At each of these semi-annual Barnes & Noble sales, I try to compile a list of recent Criterion titles that are now eligible for the discount pricing. The following is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every Criterion Blu-ray. This is merely a reference to those discs issued since B&N’s previous sale ended on November 30th, 2015. If you plan to buy older Criterion releases during this sale, vote “Other” and tell us which ones in the Comments section.
Starting yesterday through August 1st, all in-print Criterion Collection titles are 50% off MSRP, both in stores and at barnesandnoble.com. The discounted price applies to upcoming titles that will be released through the end of the sale period, but not to any preorders scheduled for after the sale ends.
I managed to pick up a few of these titles at Costco for the same 50% price, but Costco’s selection is limited. Of those I still need, ‘Dr. Strangelove’ and ‘The Graduate’ will get priority for this sale. If I can scrounge up some money, other discs I’d love to own include ‘The American Friend’, ‘Bitter Rice’, ‘Gilda’, ‘The In-Laws’, ‘The Kid’, and the Wim Wenders ‘Road Trilogy’ box. Of course, I also still have tons of titles released previously that I’ve never gotten around to buying.
How much money will Barnes & Noble take from you this go-round?