Criterion Collection

Top 6 Can’t Miss Blu-rays – May 2019

The seasons may be changing but its Blu-ray season 24/7/365 here at That Shelf – and we’ve got the Top 6 Can’t Miss Blu-Ray’s that need to be on your shelf in the month of May!

The Immortal Story Criterion Blu-ray Review

The Criterion Collection rescues this Orson Welles curiosity from obscurity with their release of The Immortal Story, a film made late in the career of the auteur for French television.

The Player Criterion Blu-ray Review

After many years relegated to just being a Basic Blu, Criterion has re-released Robert Altman's 1992 Hollywood skewering comedy The Player with a bevy of new extras joining some great archival ones.

The Graduate Criterion Blu-ray Review

The Graduate is on Criterion for the first time since the days of laserdisc. The new Blu-ray ports over some old extras while adding some stellar new ones, you're going to want to make room on your shelf for this one.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Interview

We sat down with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl's director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon to talk about adapting this novel to the screen, the delicate balance the film strikes between tragedy and comedy, and how to avoid cliches while telling a high school coming-of-age story.

Home Entertainment Review: Sword of Doom

Sword of Doom (Kihachi Okamoto, 1966) – It says a great deal about the stark brutality of director Kihachi Okamoto’s Sword of Doom that even all these years and so many vicious samurai epics later, the film retains its ability to shock, disturb, and enthrall. Made during 60s heyday of samurai flicks launched into new […]