Wednesday, December 9, 2009
For Your Art-house Movie Lover
Now here is a cool little site... CLICK HERE for Oscillascope. They also have a subscription service you could give (found HERE) that gets you the next 10 releases a week before they are released on the street. Now it's $150 for that but considering that most of the DVD's are about $23 per, that brings them down to $15 without any shipping fees AND the ability to buy all their previous titles at half price.
They also offer posters and Tee shirts...
I have so many favorites -- Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau and The Man Who Fell to Earth are in my top 5. If you are reading this when it's getting too close to Christmas to get things delivered on time, you may want to try your local Barnes and Noble. A company named Criterion apparently bought up all those old, amazing, beautiful, thought provoking art films of the past several decades and have released them on DVD's, though they ain't cheap. Many are about $30-35 a pop. Still, not a bad price for a gift. But right now they are having a 50% off sale! RUN DON'T WALK for Bergman, Renior, Kurosawa and Fassbinder!!!
If you have a Barnes and Noble card, they will be an additional 10% off, and they send extra discounts they e-mail to you weekly this time of year. Combining them will help bring that price down even further.
You may also want to check out ECLIPES and ESSENTIAL ARTHOUSE on Google or at Barnes and Noble or at the Criterion website.
"The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality, with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of film. Eclipse is a selection of lost, forgotten, or overshadowed classics in simple, affordable editions. Each Eclipse series is a brief cinematheque retrospective for the adventurous home viewer. Essential Art House is exactly that: movie-only editions of the films you need to know, presented in beautiful digital transfers and accompanied by helpful liner notes. For the devoted cinephile, these are must-own fundamentals; for the novice film lover, this is precisely where to begin."` from the Criterion website