Originally posted by HilfigerB2
I am with you on this one.. Criterion releases some beautiful discs, beautiful packaging - very sophisticated, beautiful transfers, and very fucking weird movies.. I am in love with independent cinema and I am sorry but a lot of these people are far too weird for their own good.. they go overboard and it doesn't feel profound nor interesting because they are trying far TOO hard to be artsy when it should just come naturally from the material.. a lot of these movies feel very forced to me.
The thign that bothers me is when they call movies that no one's ever heard of "classics". Even if they deserve to be classics, which is often true, I think it's important that a classic (unless it's a cult classic) is well known, which these Samurai films, to my knowledge, are not. More of a pet peeve than something that seriously annoys me, but whatever.