November is here, which means that the new Barnes & Noble Criterion Collection sale has begun! These things are often wallet-busters. How much will you expand your collection this month?
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 July 28th, 2016. 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 November 28th, 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.
Criterion typically slows down its output in the second half of the year. Since August, the label has only released 24 Blu-rays, two of which were reissues to remove DVD copies from the package.
I was fortunate enough to grab some of these options at Costco recently. (Costco has the same 50% price, but its selection is usually poor.) Of those left, I will prioritize ‘Short Cuts’ and ‘Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams’. Other discs of interest to me include ‘Cat People’, ‘Night Train to Munich’, ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ and ‘Woman in the Dunes’.
Which Criterion titles have you been waiting for this sale to purchase?