Criterion Collection Goes Blu-Ray

If you're a real film geek than you have a section of your DVD shelf dedicated to Criterion Collection DVD releases. Good news for the High Definition fans, Criterion Collection has announced that they are going Blu! Check out the e-mail that was sent to Crietrion newsletter subscribers:

Dear Criterion Collection Newsletter subscriber,The Last Emperor Blu-Ray Fan RenderingWe'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.