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The Criterion Collection

Index The Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection, Inc. (or simply Criterion) is an American home video distribution company which focuses on licensing "important classic and contemporary films" and selling them to film aficionados. [1]

76 relations: Amarcord, Anamorphic widescreen, Armageddon (1998 film), Aspect ratio (image), Audio commentary, Beauty and the Beast (1946 film), Blu-ray, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Brazil (1985 film), Casablanca (film), CD-ROM, Charade (1963 film), Charles Benton, Children of Paradise, Cinephilia, Citizen Kane, Copyright, Counterfeit, D&B Hoovers, DVD, DVD region code, Eclipse (company), Edge Foundation, Inc., FilmStruck, Ghostbusters, Gizmodo, Halloween (1978 film), Hard Boiled, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Home video, Hulu, Image Entertainment, Insomnia (1997 film), Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Janus Films, Joe Medjuck, King Kong (1933 film), LaserDisc, Letterboxing (filming), Library of Congress, List of Criterion Collection LaserDisc releases, List of Eclipse releases, M (1931 film), Merchant Ivory Productions, Michael Bay, Mubi (streaming service), Multimedia, NPR, NTSC, ..., Public domain, Ran (film), Robert Stein (computer pioneer), RoboCop, Roger Smith (actor), Ronald Haver, Seven Samurai, Sight & Sound, Singin' in the Rain, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Harder They Come, The Killer (1989 film), The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Rock (film), The Third Man, The Wages of Fear, The Wizard of Oz (1939 film), Trailer (promotion), Turner Classic Movies, Universal Pictures, Video on demand, Voyager Company, Wired (magazine), World cinema, YouTube, 16:9. Expand index (26 more) »

Amarcord

Amarcord is a 1973 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini, a semi-autobiographical tale about Titta, an adolescent boy growing up among an eccentric cast of characters in the village of Borgo San Giuliano (situated near the ancient walls of Rimini) in 1930s Fascist Italy.

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Anamorphic widescreen

Anamorphic widescreen (also called Full height anamorphic) is a process by which a comparatively wide widescreen image is horizontally compressed to fit into a storage medium (photographic film or MPEG-2 Standard Definition frame, for example) with a narrower aspect ratio, reducing the horizontal resolution of the image while keeping its full original vertical resolution.

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Armageddon (1998 film)

Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures.

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Aspect ratio (image)

The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height.

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Audio commentary

An audio commentary is an additional audio track, usually digital, consisting of a lecture or comments by one or more speakers, that plays in real time with a video.

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Beauty and the Beast (1946 film)

Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) is a 1946 French romantic fantasy film directed by French poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau.

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Blu-ray

Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.

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Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American gothic horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.

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Brazil (1985 film)

Brazil is a 1985 dystopian science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard.

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Casablanca (film)

Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's.

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CD-ROM

A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data.

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Charade (1963 film)

Charade is a 1963 American romantic comedy mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

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Charles Benton

Charles Benton (February 13, 1931 – April 29, 2015) was an American executive who was CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Benton Foundation and former CEO of Public Media Incorporated, a film and video publisher and distributor.

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Children of Paradise

Les Enfants du Paradis, released as Children of Paradise in North America, is a 1945 French film directed by Marcel Carné.

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Cinephilia

Cinephilia (also cinemaphilia or filmophilia) is the term used to refer to a passionate interest in films, film theory, and film criticism.

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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane is a 1941 American mystery drama film by Orson Welles, its producer, co-screenwriter, director and star.

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Copyright

Copyright is a legal right, existing globally in many countries, that basically grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine and decide whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others.

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Counterfeit

The counterfeit means to imitate something.

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D&B Hoovers

D&B Hoovers was founded by Gary Hoover and Patrick Spain in 1990Solomon, Steve.

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DVD

DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.

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DVD region code

DVD (digital versatile disc) region codes are a digital rights management technique designed to allow rights holders to control the international distribution of a DVD release, including its content, release date, and price, all according to the appropriate region.

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Eclipse (company)

Eclipse from the Criterion Collection is a brand for a line of DVD film series released by The Criterion Collection.

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Edge Foundation, Inc.

The Edge Foundation, Inc. is an association of science and technology intellectuals created in 1988 as an outgrowth of The Reality Club.

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FilmStruck

FilmStruck is a film streaming service from Turner Classic Movies which caters to cinephiles and focuses on rare, classic, foreign, arthouse, and independent cinema.

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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

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Gizmodo

Gizmodo is a design, technology, science and science fiction website that also features articles on politics.

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Halloween (1978 film)

Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.

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Hard Boiled

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan

Here Comes Mr.

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Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is a privately-held Stuttgart-based company which owns publishing companies worldwide.

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Home video

Home video is pre-recorded video media that is either sold, rented or streamed for home entertainment.

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Hulu

Hulu (stylized as hulu) is an American entertainment company that provides over-the-top media services owned by Hulu LLC, a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company (through Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International) (30%), 21st Century Fox (30%), Comcast (through NBCUniversal) (30%),Although NBC Universal is also a major shareholder (30%) of Hulu, by the Federal Communications Commission, NBC Universal and Comcast are required not to exercise any right to influence the conduct or operation of Hulu.

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Image Entertainment

Image Entertainment, Inc.

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Insomnia (1997 film)

Insomnia is a 1997 Norwegian thriller film about a police detective investigating a murder in a town located above the Arctic Circle.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 American science fiction horror film produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel, that stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter.

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Janus Films

Janus Films is an American film distribution company.

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Joe Medjuck

Joseph Medjuck (born February 17, 1943) is a Canadian film producer in Hollywood.

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King Kong (1933 film)

King Kong is a 1933 American NR pre-Code monster adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.

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LaserDisc

LaserDisc (abbreviated as LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium, initially licensed, sold and marketed as MCA DiscoVision in the United States in 1978.

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Letterboxing (filming)

Letterboxing is the practice of transferring film shot in a widescreen aspect ratio to standard-width video formats while preserving the film's original aspect ratio.

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Library of Congress

The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.

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List of Criterion Collection LaserDisc releases

The following is a list of LaserDiscs released by The Criterion Collection from 1984 to 1998.

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List of Eclipse releases

The following is a list of DVD box sets that have been released by The Criterion Collection through its Eclipse line.

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M (1931 film)

M (M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder — M – A City Searches for a Murderer) is a 1931 German horror drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre.

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Merchant Ivory Productions

Merchant Ivory Productions is a film company founded in 1961 by producer Ismail Merchant (d. 2005) and director James Ivory.

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Michael Bay

Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget, high-concept action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depictions of explosions.

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Mubi (streaming service)

MUBI (formerly The Auteurs) is a film website that integrates a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, a database, and an online magazine known as The Notebook.

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Multimedia

Multimedia is content that uses a combination of different content forms such as text, audio, images, animations, video and interactive content.

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NPR

National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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NTSC

NTSC, named after the National Television System Committee,National Television System Committee (1951–1953),, 17 v. illus., diagrs., tables.

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Public domain

The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply.

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Ran (film)

is a 1985 period tragedy film directed, edited and co-written by Akira Kurosawa.

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Robert Stein (computer pioneer)

Robert Stein (born April 20, 1946) founded The Voyager Company in 1985, the first commercial multimedia CD-ROM publisher, and The Criterion Collection, a collection of definitive films on digital media with in-depth background information (including the first films with recorded audio commentary).

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RoboCop

RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.

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Roger Smith (actor)

Roger LaVerne Smith (December 18, 1932 – June 4, 2017) was an American television and film actor, producer and screenwriter.

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Ronald Haver

Ronald Haver (January 14, 1939 – May 18, 1993 at Internet Movie Database) was a film historian, preservationist and author.

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Seven Samurai

is a 1954 Japanese epic samurai drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound is a British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI).

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Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical-romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds.

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (abbreviated as SPHE) is the home video distribution division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation.

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The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican crime film directed by Perry Henzell and co-written by Trevor D. Rhone, and starring Jimmy Cliff.

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The Killer (1989 film)

The Killer is a 1989 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sally Yeh.

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The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) is a 1928 silent French film based on the actual record of the trial of Joan of Arc.

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The Rock (film)

The Rock is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and written by David Weisberg and Douglas S. Cook.

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The Third Man

The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene.

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The Wages of Fear

The Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur) is a 1953 French-Italian thriller film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Yves Montand, and based on the 1950 French novel Le salaire de la peur (lit. "The Salary of Fear") by Georges Arnaud.

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The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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Trailer (promotion)

A trailer (also known as a preview or coming attraction) is a commercial advertisement for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema, the result of creative and technical work.

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Turner Classic Movies

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is an American movie-oriented pay-TV network operated by Turner Broadcasting System. Launched in 1994, TCM is headquartered at Turner's Techwood broadcasting campus in the Midtown business district of Atlanta, Georgia. Historically, the channel's programming consisted mainly of classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. Pictures (covering films released before 1950) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (covering films released before May 1986). However, TCM now has licensing deals with other Hollywood film studios as well as its WarnerMedia sister company, Warner Bros. (which now controls the Turner Entertainment library and its own later films), and occasionally shows more recent films. The channel is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Latin America, France, Spain, the Nordic countries, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

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Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures (also known as Universal Studios) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.

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Video on demand

Video on demand is a programming system which allows users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content such as movies and TV shows whenever they choose, rather than at a scheduled broadcast time, the method that prevailed with over-the-air programming during the 20th century.

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Voyager Company

The Voyager Company was a pioneer in CD-ROM production in the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Wired (magazine)

Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.

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World cinema

World cinema is not the sum-total of all films made around the world.

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YouTube

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.

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16:9

16:9 (1.7:1) (16:9.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Criterion_Collection

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