Announcing the Criterion Blogathon

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We are pleased to announce the first annual Criterion Blogathon!

The blogathon will take place November November 16th to 21st, and I have the pleasure of co-hosting with two of my favorite bloggers and favorite people: Kristina from Speakeasy and Ruth from Silver Screenings. This is not their first rodeo, as they’ve hosted numerous fantastic Blogathons. Earlier this year they hosted the Great Villain Blogathon and the Beach Party Bash Blogathon. What’s great about these two is that they turn these Blogathons into events, which is what we are planning for November.

Just last year, The Criterion Collection celebrated their 30th anniversary. That’s an amazing accomplishment for a physical media label. They began with laserdiscs, transitioned to DVDs, and now are the top boutique label for Blu-Ray/DVD. They have established credibility with their film choices, ranging from mainstream classics to some of the best art films the world…

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16 thoughts on “Announcing the Criterion Blogathon”

  1. Lovely; I recently wrote about my first experience with the predecessor of Criterion, the Janus Film Collection, which was the source of what New Hampshire Public Television (at least, perhaps only them) were broadcasting as PBS THEATER in the late 1970s (Janus was based in nearby Boston). Janus also sold packages to the likes of The Monitor Channel (a short-lived cable channel run by the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR–Boston once again) over the years before launching Criterion. http://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2015/06/us-television-in-1978-good-bad-and.html

    1. That’s interesting, thanks, the nice thing about this kind of event is the vast variety of titles to write about, and you know they’re all great!

      1. Well, maybe not the Michael Bays (and I don’t love All the others), but I do respect Bay for lending his blockbusters (in every sense) to the label to help them fund themselves. And there is so ridiculous much that is good to utterly brilliant to choose from.

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