Even though these things run every July and November, this month’s Criterion Collection sale at Barnes & Noble somehow snuck on me and I neglected to write about it last week. Because some of our readers have told me that these posts are helpful, consider this a reminder to break open your wallet.
At each of these B&N 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 August 7th, 2017. If you plan to buy older Criterion releases during this sale, vote “Other” and tell us which ones in the Comments section.
Starting last Wednesday the 1st through November 30th, 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.
Factoring out the discs I already either purchased or received for review, I still have a pretty healthy selection of these titles on my wish list. Namely: ‘Barry Lyndon’, ‘The Breaking Point’, ‘Hopscotch’, ‘Jabberwocky’, ‘The Lure’, ‘Othello’, ‘The Philadelphia Story’, ‘Rebecca’, and ‘Le samourai’, plus a whole lot of older discs I never caught up with. Realistically, with the holiday shopping season coming up, I will have to limit myself to just a couple purchases. To that end, my priorities will be ‘The Philadelphia Story’ and ‘Othello’.
What’s on your shopping list for this sale?