Criterion offers streaming movies for $5

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The Criterion Collection looks to scale that back a bit. The elite DVD distributor, which has long sought to unearth lost titles and further immortalize classics with ultra-deluxe sets, has put a selection of its films online for $5 each. Canonized titles like Fat Girl (pictured) and Solaris are paired with signature Criterion picks like General Idi Amin Dada and Clean, Shaven, and each streaming purchase can be applied to a future DVD purchase from the site.

Criterion also just launched a handsome new site, branded its “online cinematheque,” which streamlines many of its features into a smooth and attractive new format.

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