Check These Out: Terrible Films as Criterion Collection Releases

December 3, 2010
Source: Tumblr

Point Break Fake Criterion

Many film connoisseurs are well aware of the prestigious Criterion Collection, an assortment of cinema's finest and most influential films from prominent filmmakers around the world. While there's always some dissension amongst fans regarding what films deserve the honor being included in the collection (especially Michael Bay's Armageddon, a film that is actually in the collection), there are plenty that will almost never, ever be considered for the prestigious series. Well, a Tumblr called Fake Criterions takes "classic" films like Ghost Dad and Ernest Goes to Jail and imagines what the Criterion DVD cover art might look like.

Point Break / Ghost Dad

Air Bud / Ernest Goes to Jail

These are just a few of our favorites, and there's more great work featuring The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift and It's Pat: The Movie over at Fake Criterions Tumblr page as well. This venture looks to be a fairly recent creation that only goes back as far as November 19th earlier this year, so I would expect many more to likely crop up as time goes on. Personally, if Ernest Goes to Jail actually did hit the Criterion Collection, I would buy it in a heartbeat. The same can be said for this brilliant imagining of Point Break going Criterion. Although this is obviously just a joke, these are still impressive and amusing creations. Pretty funny, eh?

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  • Jimmy
  • Squiggly_P
    You know "The Rock" has a criterion release as well... But yeah, I have a number of them on DVD, but I've been waiting for them to release more noteworthy shit on bluray before I start buying again. Kurosawa's stuff especially.
  • Akirakorn
    I LOVE YOU HARRRAYYY!!! Blub Blub Blub Oh well at least Transfomers 2 isn't in there... yet :(
  • Cracky
    Lol. This is fantastic stuff.
  • Xerxex
    Hey I liked Air Bud....the sequels ruined the film.
  • Traveler
    I love Armageddon. Terrible movie. But I heart it. Its my guilty pleasure. That and Deep Blue Sea. Classic stuff.
  • Astroboy3000
    you can gargle balls! Point Break is rad !
  • J
    There will be no speaking badly point Point Break. Period.
  • Marcus
    I agree with #5.. The first Air Bud was a really good family film.
  • Alexandre
    WTF Point Break is criterion worthy
  • Xerxex
    indeed Marcus...when he leaves buddy at the island to avoid him being taken by his abusive owner I get teary eyed.
  • Jesse
    Are they printable? Be a fun joke to replace the sleeves.
  • ………..
    I'm sad because I bought Robocop before the collection version came out.....:(
  • I agree with the earlier comments; how dare you refer to the action classic Point Break as a 'terrible film'?!




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