Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New DVD box set release...


The Criterion Collection is releasing the box set, 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa today. As is says on the Criterion site, "The creator of such timeless masterpieces as Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and High and Low, Akira Kurosawa is one of the most influential and beloved filmmakers who ever lived—and for many the greatest artist the medium has known. Now, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the Criterion Collection is proud to present this deluxe box set celebrating his astonishing career. Featuring twenty-five of the films he made over the course of his fifty years in movies—from samurai epics to postwar noirs to Shakespeare adaptations—AK 100 is the most complete set of his works ever released in this country, and includes four rare films that have never been available on DVD." If you are thinking of what to get for a film buff this xmas, this DVD collection is a must have for any film geek. I know that I want it.

While I am enjoying checking out the Criterion Collection site, I am not digging that they are charging you 5 bucks to watch Michelangelo Antonioni's film L'AVVENTURA, while you can watch it here for free...

1 comment:

Ian said...

I WAAAAAAANT THIIIIIIS!!!!!!