Best Criterion Titles to Buy During Barnes & Noble’s 50% Off Sale


Barnes & Noble's 50% Off Criterion Collection Sale

Barnes & Noble has just kicked off their 50% off Criterion sale and while it’s impossible to suggest titles that will suit everyone looking to beef up their collection at this perfect time of year, I will do my best to offer some suggestions.

Let’s get to it…

My Absolute First Pick

I am almost done going through this collection and it was a collection I got for Christmas under these exact circumstances. Typically priced at $224.99, you can now get this amazing set of 25 Zatoichi films for only $112. Box sets, in my opinion, are what sales like this were made for.

Next Ten Recommendations

It isn’t easy so this is a collection of just some of my favorite films (of all-time and within the collection) and a little variety, though pretty much my standard, go to Criterion first picks, especially if you are just starting out.

More Favorites

You have all those above? Well how about these including films from Michael Mann, Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski and Alfred Hitchcock.

Even More

Oh, you need more? How about some movies by Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg and Guillermo del Toro?

And now here are some titles from some of my favorite individuals in the collection that haven’t yet been mentioned specifically.

Charlie Chaplin

Wes Anderson

Akira Kurosawa

I’ll do my best to sort out a few more, but in the meantime this should be a good start.