News // CRITERION COLLECTION 50% OFF AT B&N

Updated: Jul 23, 2018

Stock up on film favorites during the bi-annual sale.



Few sales resonate more to cinephiles and film lovers like the Criterion Collection at Barnes & Noble. Available in-store or online, the sale offers every Criterion title at an incredible 50% off price.


The Criterion Collection celebrates film preservation and artistry by releasing titles that are often remarked for changing the course of cinema throughout its history, including legendary international titles, box office successes, awards season victors, and hard-to-find new titles of yesteryear.


Here are our current favorites you can gather during the season's sale, happening through August 6, 2018.


The current sale doesn't include preorder titles, so you'll have to wait to grab The Tree of Life, Heaven Can Wait, and others, once they're available later this year.


What are you adding to your collection? Let us know in the comments below.



SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE (1989)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Starring James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Academy Award nomination: Best Original Screenplay


"A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything."







THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

Directed by Jonathan Demme

Starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney

Academy Awards won: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Adapted Screenplay


"A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims."






NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)


Directed by George A. Romero

Starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman


"There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters."





THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (1999)

Directed by Sofia Coppola

Starring Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods


"A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s."








THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985)

Directed by John Hughes

Starring Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson


"Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought."









SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima

Academy Award nominations: Best Art Direction, Costume Design


"A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves."











MULHOLLAND DR. (2001)

Directed by David Lynch

Starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux

Academy Award nomination: Best Director


"After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality."






IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000)

Directed by Kar-Wai Wong

Starring Tony Chiu-Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu


"Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses."










THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)

Directed by Charles Laughton

Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish


"A religious fanatic marries a gullible window whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery."











REBECCA (1940)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Academy Awards won: Best Picture, Cinematography


"A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife."

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL