Episode 84.5 – Disc 2 – Off The Shelf And On The Screen

Disc 2 episodes are bonus / supplement episodes of The Criterion Cast. Ryan Gallagher, James McCormick & Travis George chat about the weeks new releases on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as what they’ve been watching.  ‘Off the Shelf’ runs through the week’s new releases on DVD and Blu-ray, while ‘On The Screen’ is where they discuss what they’ve been watching over the past week. This is what they recommend to you, the listeners.

What do you think of the show? Send your feedback to [email protected] or call their voicemail line @ 209-877-7335 or follow them on twitter @CriterionCast or comment on their blog,

Thank you for listening. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave your reviews in iTunes.

Our next episode they will highlight and discuss Criterion # 523 Carol Reed’s 1940 film, Night Train To Munich.

Add It To Your Netflix Queue.

Show Notes:

Off The Shelf Films Discussed:

6/7/2011 New Releases (00:30 – 28:45): True Grit, Breaking Bad Season 3, Superman Motion Picture Anthology, Green Lantern Emerald Knights, Company Men, Stuntman, Transformers: Beast Wars

On The Screen Films Discussed:

Travis George (28:50 – 45:00): Mortal Kombat

James McCormick (45:00 – 57:20): The cineAWESOME Podcast, LA Noire

Ryan Gallagher (57:20-1:20:30): The Tree Of Life, Gnomeo and Juliet, I Am Number 4

Ryan Gallagher

Ryan is the Editor-In-Chief / Founder of, and the host / co-founder / producer of the various podcasts here on the site. You can find his website at, follow him on Twitter (@RyanGallagher), or send him an email: [email protected].

1 comment

  • The Krypton return is in the deleted scenes of “Superman Returns”.  All the other extras were in that tin set from 2006/07.

    I get the nostalgia argument.  “Superman: The Movie” is dated to its time in many ways.  But it is also a timeless portrayal, thanks to Christopher Reeve.  Remember that generations before only had the comics, the 40s Fleischer cartoons, the 40s movie serial, the 1950s tv series, and the Super Friends.  And the 1960s Batman series really defined for people how a comic book character should be on the big screen.  This movie was a serious take; I think it works.

    Watch the progression of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies from 1 to 4.  The wheels go off the track partly in II, are completely off in III, and IV is just plain sad.  Richard Donner is the one who kept the “verisimilitude” as he puts it.

    I don’t know; we need a new Superman movie that steps it up, like Nolan outdoing Burton.  Don’t know about Zach Snyder though…