Episode 180 – Criterion Collection Favorites of 2016

To celebrate The Criterion Collection’s 2016 releases — and there’s a lot to celebrate — Arik Devens, David Blakeslee, Keith Enright, Scott Nye, and Trevor Berrett gather to talk about the past year in Criterion, including their favorite three Criterion releases of 2016.

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Episode Notes

Arik’s List

– Favorite Cover: A Brighter Summer Day
– Favorite Packaging: Trilogia de Guillermo del Toro
– Favorite Releases:
3) Fantastic Planet
2) Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy
1) Night and Fog

David’s List

– Favorite Cover: Lady Snowblood
– Favorite Packaging: Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
– Favorite Releases:
3) The Executioner/Death by Hanging
2) Chimes at Midnight
1) The Emigrants/The New Land

Keith’s List

– Favorite Cover: Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
– Favorite Packaging: Valley and Beyond the Valley
– Favorite Releases:
3) Valley of the Dolls and Beyond the Valley
2) One-Eyed Jacks
1) The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates

Scott’s List

– Favorite Cover: The Emigrants/The New Land
– Favorite Packaging: Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy
– Favorite Releases:
3) Paris Belongs to Us
2) Chimes at Midnight
1) A Brighter Summer Day

Trevor’s List

– Favorite Cover: La chienne
– Favorite Packaging: Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
– Favorite Releases:
3) I Knew Her Well
2) Dekalog
1) Gilda

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