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The Criterion Collection is a video distribution company which specializes in licensing and selling "important classic and contemporary films" in "editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements." Janus Films and the Voyager Company established The Criterion Collection in 1984 as a privately held company concentrating exclusively upon the North American home video market. Aside from three early rare VHS cassettes and at least one title on Betamax, between 1984 and 1998 Criterion published home video releases exclusively on the LaserDisc format, pioneering now standard features such as letterboxing, audio commentary tracks, and other supplemental content. In 1998, Criterion shifted from LaserDiscs into the then fledgling DVD market, and has since is

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  • The Criterion Collection is a video distribution company which specializes in licensing and selling "important classic and contemporary films" in "editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements." Janus Films and the Voyager Company established The Criterion Collection in 1984 as a privately held company concentrating exclusively upon the North American home video market. Aside from three early rare VHS cassettes and at least one title on Betamax, between 1984 and 1998 Criterion published home video releases exclusively on the LaserDisc format, pioneering now standard features such as letterboxing, audio commentary tracks, and other supplemental content. In 1998, Criterion shifted from LaserDiscs into the then fledgling DVD market, and has since issued over 1,000 DVD and Blu-ray releases. 4K releases are planned to launch starting with Citizen Kane in November 2021. All of Criterion's LaserDisc releases have since gone out of print. (en)
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  • The Criterion Collection is a video distribution company which specializes in licensing and selling "important classic and contemporary films" in "editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements." Janus Films and the Voyager Company established The Criterion Collection in 1984 as a privately held company concentrating exclusively upon the North American home video market. Aside from three early rare VHS cassettes and at least one title on Betamax, between 1984 and 1998 Criterion published home video releases exclusively on the LaserDisc format, pioneering now standard features such as letterboxing, audio commentary tracks, and other supplemental content. In 1998, Criterion shifted from LaserDiscs into the then fledgling DVD market, and has since is (en)
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  • List of Criterion Collection releases (en)
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