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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#901 Post by DRW.mov » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 pm

britcom68 wrote:
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posting this out of curiosity, in case anyone knows: when did the Criterion Designs book disappear from the Criterion store? I saw a copy at a local independent book store yesterday for $48 and I quickly tried to look this up on my smart phone and could not find it on Criterion.com and the Amazon listings I could find this morning when logging into my Prime account are only from third-party vendors for outrageous prices. (I really don't need this book naturally, but if it has gone officially OOP, $48 sounds like a fantastic find.)

It has been completely out of print for over a year. Imve been looking for it everywhere. I’m a graphic designer and illustrator and would love to have it in my library for reference. Would you be willing to tell me where the book store is, or possibly have the book shipped to me?

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#902 Post by britcom68 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:49 am

DRW.mov wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 pm
britcom68 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:29 am
posting this out of curiosity, in case anyone knows: when did the Criterion Designs book disappear from the Criterion store? I saw a copy at a local independent book store yesterday for $48 and I quickly tried to look this up on my smart phone and could not find it on Criterion.com and the Amazon listings I could find this morning when logging into my Prime account are only from third-party vendors for outrageous prices. (I really don't need this book naturally, but if it has gone officially OOP, $48 sounds like a fantastic find.)

It has been completely out of print for over a year. Imve been looking for it everywhere. I’m a graphic designer and illustrator and would love to have it in my library for reference. Would you be willing to tell me where the book store is, or possibly have the book shipped to me?
I did not think to put that copy on hold- Half Price books allows you to put things on hold for up to three days- when I called back to the store this copy had already sold. I asked them to check around at the other stores in our state that ships for free and none of them had any copies available for any price (nor any online). Neither of the people behind the counter I asked had any idea about this book being hard to find or any idea what it was about. sigh. :roll: If I ever see a copy come thru any of our local stores again I will send you a PM.
I guess my thought it to keep checking back to resale and used-independent stores around late April or early May when college semesters end and students and profs sell off their books for much-needed cash.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#903 Post by criterionsnob » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:56 am

Just noticed there's a third volume of Criterion postcards, now in their online store.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#904 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:00 am

Imagine wanting a post card of any of last year's covers though

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#905 Post by tenia » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:06 am

There are a few I wouldnt mind at all (Tampopo, the Marseille trilogy, Good Morning, etc) but I dont think I'd like paying $15+shipping for the 5 postcards I like.

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#906 Post by 371229 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:35 pm

I wish they still included postcards in their releases. Opening a new release and wondering which postcard you received was kind of like opening up a pack of baseball cards as a kid and wondering who you got.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#907 Post by swo17 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:40 pm

I hated the postcards and glad Criterion stopped. I din't need and extra... just to throw in the garbage. I tried giving them away and no one wanted them.

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#908 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:50 pm

swo17 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:40 pm
I hated the postcards and glad Criterion stopped. I din't need and extra... just to throw in the garbage. I tried giving them away and no one wanted them.
I see what you did there :lol:

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#909 Post by Morbii » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:07 am

Well done.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#910 Post by Omensetter » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:15 pm

Based on precedent, the February flash sale should begin on Tuesday the 12th.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#911 Post by goblinfootballs » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:29 pm

Omensetter wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Based on precedent, the February flash sale should begin on Tuesday the 12th.
I'm not sure there's enough precedent to support that:

2/13/18
2/28/17
2/23/16
3/10/15
2/25/14
2/26/13
2/14/12

Furthermore, I'm not yet convinced that they'd have a flash sale before the Bergman box is back in stock, which is now listed as March 3rd.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#912 Post by Omensetter » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:50 pm

I was just going off last year, but I'd love for it to be in late February.

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#913 Post by domino harvey » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:52 pm

It will be tied to a big release, and there's no big releases for a few weeks unless the Bergman box comes back in print early

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#914 Post by What A Disgrace » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:07 pm

Berlin Alexanderplatz is a pretty big release.

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#915 Post by britcom68 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:37 am

In terms of "big" releases being defined by links, Current articles, social media reviews, etc, the March 19th releases have been the most hyped now for months. I don't mean to suggest that either Wanda or Detour are going to be profiled in mainstream press avenues (with or without a sale tie-in) but combined those two titles have been more talked about and for longer than any other upcoming announced 2019 titles.

What is interesting is that there are no releases scheduled for March 5th, outside of Bergman box coming back. However, I cannot myself recall any past sale taking place specifically to be a tie-in to a set becoming available from back-order status solely, rather than an out-of-print status or re-lease with new special features. Somehow just coming back from back-order status doesn't seem like the sole exclusive reason for a flash sale.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#916 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:49 pm

What A Disgrace wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Berlin Alexanderplatz is a pretty big release.
Judges? *buzzer sound*

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#917 Post by Morbii » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:57 am

My take on it is that it had an original planned date, whatever that may have been (today or otherwise), and it’s been rescheduled due to the Bergman set.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#918 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:29 am

Is it just me or did the Bergman set get moved back another couple of days? I would still expect the flash sale to be set for whenever the second printing is ready. It was one of their most mammoth releases ever and by their own omission sold way more (or just faster) than expected. Seems like a no-brainer, but I also haven't bought it yet so it's also wishful thinking on my part.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#919 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:31 am

Yes, it's now March 7th.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#920 Post by domino harvey » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:43 pm

The Bergman Box is now in stock, so I imagine the sale will be Tuesday

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#921 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:02 pm

It occurs to me that Black History Month is...this month, and Tuesday is when To Sleep With Anger is released. And with the Bergman box back in stock, I'm about 99% certain the sale is Tuesday.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#922 Post by Black Hat » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:43 am

Has anybody else had the site crash whenever trying to access their wish list?

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#923 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:33 am

Black Hat wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:43 am
Has anybody else had the site crash whenever trying to access their wish list?
I was able to get into the Wish List without it crashing.
What A Disgrace wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:02 pm
It occurs to me that Black History Month is...this month, and Tuesday is when To Sleep With Anger is released. And with the Bergman box back in stock, I'm about 99% certain the sale is Tuesday.
I have a feeling that they will have flash sale after they get the My Criterion back on line.

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#924 Post by Black Hat » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:03 pm

That's really strange. I wonder what the problem could be?

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Re: Criterion Collection Store

#925 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:09 pm

Try a different browser

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