CCU20: Criterion March Releases & the Best Blu-Rays of 2015

Bicycle Thieves

Aaron, Mark and Martin Kessler discuss the March 2016 Criterion Collection releases, and then go further by talking about our favorite Blu-Ray releases of the year. These include Criterions, but we also discuss many other boutique labels including Twilight Time, Kino Lorber, Flicker Alley, Masters of Cinema, Shout Factory, and many others.

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Show notes:

Special Guest: Martin Kessler from Flixwise. You can find him on IMDB, Twitter and Letterboxd.


0:00 – Intro, Post-Surgery, Podcasts
18:15 – News
30:15 – March 2016 Criterion Releases
45:45 – The Best Blu-Rays of 2015


Criterion Cast – Best of 2015 Podcast

InSession – Settling the Score

Vice Piece on Mexican Narco Cinema


Boyhood hint on Instagram

Mike Leigh and Roger Pratt on Criterion Instagram

Marcel Pagnol Phantom Page

Godard’s Une Femme Mariee coming from Cohen Media

March 2016 Criterion Collection Releases

Paris Belongs to Us

The Manchurian Candidate

A Brighter Summer Day

Bicycle Thieves

A Poem is a Naked Person

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Twitter | Email

Posted on December 20, 2015, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thank you for that trailer for A Poem is a Naked Person. I loved Leon Russell growing up, have many of his albulms, and I never heard of the documentary.

  2. I’m sure if people pay attention to what has been added to the National Film Registry but I wanted to pass on this news: SECONDS & SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM were the two Criterion titles added to the NFR this year.

  3. Sirk’s IMITATION OF LIFE which Martin discussed on this episode was also named to the NFR this year. The 1934 version was named to the NFR in 2005.

    One more note on the NFR to pass on, the Library of Congress does not get a large collection of film nominations from the American public each year so please try to nominate films.

    Information on how to nominate films can be found here:

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