Criterion Hauling with My Dad

Today begins the glorious three weeks also known as the Barnes and Noble 50% Off Criterion Sale. My parents and I (along with my son) made our morning trip to Barnes and Noble and here is what I picked up!

  
I had to pick up JUDEX having watched the silent serial to see how it compares. And I know TIME BANDITS doesn’t count as a “classic” film but I had to buy it.  Here is what my Dad hauled:

  
Then my Dad and I settled in to watch THE RULES OF THE GAME, which is one of my ten films to watch in 2015. There will be a post about that film coming soon but for now here is a preview.

  
Yes, those are our feet.

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DVD Haul! A Morning At The Princeton Record Exchange

Today I finally got to go to one of my favorite places to find classic films on DVDs (and Blu Rays), a little place called The Princeton Record Exchange.  Located in Princeton, NJ (funnily enough) this is a shop that sells various CDs, DVDs, and vinyl providing customers with tons of different movies, music, and TV shows.  They are also staffed by some truly friendly, knowledgable, and helpful staff (Hi to Mike who was nice enough to cut open our emergency stroller)!  And where else can you get an $8 Criterion or a $6 Blu Ray?!

So, without further ado…here is my haul!

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What I Got

THE GOOD FAIRY – Margaret Sullavan and Herbert Marshall in a film directed by William Wyler and written by Preston Sturges?!  How have I not seen this one yet??

Literary Classics Double Feature – Both versions of THE PRISONER OF ZENDA!

A STAR IS BORN – Janet Gaynor and Frederic March in the original film about a wife whose star is rising even as her husband’s is falling.

DR. MABUSE; THAN GAMBLER – This is not one that I had heard of but it looks to be something like a serial directed by Fritz Lang with “shoot-outs, car chases, bomb explosions, (and) gruesome deaths…” Color me intrigued.

THE WILDCAT – Being a fan of Fritzi’s over at Movies Silently, I am always alert for the name Pola Negri.  When I saw that it was directed by Ernst Lubitsch I knew that I had to get this one!

THE BELOVED ROUGE – This is another one thanks to Fritzi and her video review of this John Barrymore silent flick.

THE VIVIEN LEIGH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION – This collection has FIRE OVER ENGLAND, STORM IN A TEACUP, DARK JOURNEY, and ST. MARTIN’S LANE.

THE AFRICAN QUEEN – Commemorative Box Set on Blue Ray!

FRANK CAPRA THE EARLY COLLECTION – I have wanted this collection for a long time because I loved THE MIRACLE WOMAN.  It also has LADIES OF LEISURE, RAIN OR SHINE, FORBIDDEN, and THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN.

LADY OF BURLESQUE – I will watch Babara Stanwyck in anything…and this is one that I haven’t seen yet…and it is directed by William Wellman!

I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG – Paul Muni pre-code for only $8!

Criterion Collection – I grabbed a bunch of Criterions for less than $15 each!  THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, BLACK NARCISSUS, and GREEN FOR DANGER were all over half off!  I splurged on a Criterion edition of REBECCA because it is out of print and I love that movie!


If you are ever in the Princeton area I highly recommend heading over to The Princeton Record Exchange.  They are continuing to build up their classics collection and there were TONS that I didn’t get!  They also give you a 6% discount if you pay with cash, just FYI.

Let me know if you ever head over that way and I might just see you there…because I am sure that I will be back!