Amazon.com is having a huge sale on the Criterion Collection for a limited time, with great deals on recent titles like Sweet Smell of Success and classics like High and Low, The Seven Samurai, or The Red Balloon. For those not in the know, Criterion is one of the oldest independent labels out there, and they practically invented the concept of the Special Edition with their legendary lineup of laserdiscs. Many of the features you see as standard today were amazing and brand new in the ’80s, when Criterion debuted the world’s first commentary track on King Kong. While Criterion no longer has the access to Hollywood’s top tier the way they used to, they continue to play an important role in the preservation of films by some of the world’s greatest directors.
So snatch up these wonderful discs on the cheap while you can!