Criterion Close-Up 20: Criterion March Releases & The Best Blu-Rays of 2015

Aaron, Mark and Martin Kessler discuss the March 2016 Criterion Collection releases, and then go further by talking about our favorite Blu-Ray releases of the year. These include Criterions, but we also discuss many other boutique labels including Twilight Time, Kino Lorber, Flicker Alley, Masters of Cinema, Shout Factory, and many others.

Show notes:

Special Guest: Martin Kessler from Flixwise.

You can find him on IMDB, Twitter and Letterboxd.

Outline: 0:00 – Intro, Post-Surgery, Podcasts 18:15 – News 30:15 – March 2016 Criterion Releases 45:45 – The Best Blu-Rays of 2015


Criterion Cast – Best of 2015 Podcast

InSession – Settling the Score

Vice Piece on Mexican Narco Cinema


Boyhood hint on Instagram

Mike Leigh and Roger Pratt on Criterion Instagram

Marcel Pagnol Phantom Page

Godard’s Une Femme Mariee coming from Cohen Media

March 2016 Criterion Collection Releases

Paris Belongs to Us

The Manchurian Candidate

A Brighter Summer Day

Bicycle Thieves

A Poem is a Naked Person

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