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Criterion is going BluRay!!!

YESSSSSSSSSSSS! Hey folks, Harry here. As a high def junkie - I've been dying waiting for Criterion to commit and start offering us there ubercoolness in 1080p glory! As for the line up... It's just about as outstanding as you could hope for from Criterion. THIRD MAN! MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH! CHUNGKING EXPRESS! WALKABOUT! WAGES OF FEAR! I can not friggin wait! Great news for all of us that love Criterion and HD!

Dear Criterion Collection Newsletter subscriber, We’ve got some exciting news for this fall, and we wanted you to hear it first. Our first Blu-ray discs are coming! We’ve picked a little over a dozen titles from the collection for Blu-ray treatment, and we’ll begin rolling them out in October. These new editions will feature glorious high-definition picture and sound, all the supplemental content of the DVD releases, and they will be priced to match our standard-def editions. Here’s what’s in the pipeline: The Third Man Bottle Rocket Chungking Express The Man Who Fell to Earth The Last Emperor El Norte The 400 Blows Gimme Shelter The Complete Monterey Pop Contempt Walkabout For All Mankind The Wages of Fear Alongside our DVD and Blu-ray box sets of The Last Emperor, we’ll also be putting out the theatrical version as a stand-alone release in both formats, priced at $39.95. Our Blu-ray release of Walkabout will be an all-new edition, featuring new supplements as well as a new transfer; we will also release an updated anamorphic DVD of Nicolas Roeg’s outback masterpiece at the same time.
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