5 Classy DVD's From the Criterion Collection

Treasures old and new from the leading producer of gorgeous digital packages

It's not just about owning the latest Pixar movie or Star Wars reissue. The DVD format has created a connoisseur class that values taste in title selection, pristine print quality, peerless extras and lavish production. For those collectors, the Chanel of DVD outfits is Criterion, spawned by the pre-eminent '50s art-house distributor Janus Films. From the 350 titles issued thus far in the Criterion Collection, here's a sampling of its classy wares.

The Royal Tenenbaums Wes Anderson The emphasis at Criterion is on classic foreign films, but the folks there do select U.S. movies, and they do love Anderson--they offer three of his...

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