The Blu-ray leap

For cinephiles who have yet to plunge into the  new format, this is as good a time  as any, given the recent crop of  releases and the falling price of players. Criterion, a relatively late entrant to the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="FORM00003" title="Blu-ray Discs" href="/topic/services-shopping/blu-ray-discs-FORM00003.topic">Blu-ray</a> market, continues to polish the building blocks of the art-film canon, with high-definition editions of Bergman's "The Seventh Seal," Resnais' "Last Year at Marienbad" and Wenders' "Wings of Desire" (all $39.95). Warner also unveiled decked-out anniversary editions, featuring pristine remastered versions, of two 1939  war horses, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV000003342" title="The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/the-wizard-of-oz-%28movie-1939%29-ENMV000003342.topic">"The Wizard of Oz"</a>  and "Gone With the Wind" (both $84.99).
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For cinephiles who have yet to plunge into the new format, this is as good a time as any, given the recent crop of releases and the falling price of players. Criterion, a relatively late entrant to the Blu-ray market, continues to polish the building blocks of the art-film canon, with high-definition editions of Bergman's "The Seventh Seal," Resnais' "Last Year at Marienbad" and Wenders' "Wings of Desire" (all $39.95). Warner also unveiled decked-out anniversary editions, featuring pristine remastered versions, of two 1939 war horses, "The Wizard of Oz" and "Gone With the Wind" (both $84.99).

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