I'm back from a few days' vacation, just in time for the annual half-price Criterion Collection summer sale at Barnes & Noble.
The sale began online today and will start in stores on Tuesday, July 1st.
According to the B&N website, the sale will run through July 28th.
It's worth noting that last year the sale ended up being extended into early August, so that's always a possibility.
One of the sets eagerly anticipated by many for this year's sale is The Essential Jacques Demy collection, which includes THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT (1967). It will be released on July 22nd but can be preordered now at the sale price.
My order is also going to include RED RIVER (1948) -- the set includes two versions of the movie!
Other releases of recent months include THE HIDDEN FORTRESS (1958), a Kurosawa film which is said to have been a strong influence on STAR WARS (1977), and Harold Lloyd in THE FRESHMAN (1925).