Episode 60.3 – America Lost And Found: The BBS Story Bonus

A couple weeks back, the Criterion Collection released their largest, and arguably most important release of 2010. The “America Lost and Found: The BBS Story” Blu-ray set hit stores on November 23rd, and the 9 disc DVD set will be available this Tuesday, December 14th.

After the Blu-ray set was released, I invited a couple of friends to join me in a brief discussion of the set, to get their impressions.

Moisés Chiullan from Badass Digest, a somewhat regular guest on our show, and constant proponent of the Criterion Collection, joined us by phone. I also asked a fellow podcaster, West Anthony (of the Radio Conelrad podcast), and longtime friend of the show, to join us, as he had been tweeting up a storm in the weeks leading up to the box set.

We go around, discussing the history of the box set and why it’s so important as a part of the Criterion Collection. We briefly run through the films, and highlight some of the more surprising aspects of the Blu-rays.

2010 has been an incredible year for Criterion Collection releases, and it is appropriate that we close out the year with a 9 disc DVD bang, in the form of the BBS set this Tuesday.

Are you planning on picking up the DVD box set? Did you already jump into the Blu-ray collection? Leave your thoughts on the America Lost and Found: The BBS Story box set in the comments below.

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  • Really enjoyed the discussion about this set. The BBS Story Box has been my most anticipated DVD of the fall, and I’m really hoping I get it for Christmas. I really like that the set takes the time to put these films in a context of both the time and culture. I’d have to break from the popular belief and throw some love towards FIVE EASY PIECES. Though it’s been years since I saw some of the other films in the set, I saw FEP in a restored print earlier this year and it blew me away. While I’m excited to see the other films in the set, I also can’t wait to look at that one again.

    Also, West is a great addition to the Criterion Cast team and you should have him on more.

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