Owning DVDs from the Criterion Collection is a matter of pride for film lovers. Most Criterion DVDs come packed with many special features and beautiful cover art that makes Criterion a favorite among film lovers.
Over the years, Criterion has become even more respected for the amount of work they put into creating top-notch digital transfers of classic and potential classic movies. Criterion has uploaded several interesting videos on their YouTube channel to explain the process of restoring previously damaged (and in some cases, missing) prints.
Take a look below at how Criterion restored Hitchcock’s 1934 film “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”
In another interesting video, GIZMODO travelled to the New York offices of the Criterion Collection to film this demonstration of Criterion restoring another Hitchcock film – “Foreign Correspondent.”
You can find many more demonstrations of old and classical movie restorations on Criterion’s YouTube Channel, they’re all worth watching, in order to understand and appreciate the valuable work that Criterion is doing for preserving the history and tradition of films.