Wacky 2009

A yearly overview of the clues of upcoming titles provided by Criterion and Jason Polan in the monthly newsletter. Proudly pun-ful, characteristically corny, and always awaited with bated breath.

2009 sees plenty of clues with iconic imagery related to the movie at hand. We’re still working with pithy comments that all but give away the answer toot de suite. The clues that announce the arrival of blu upgrades are definitely a theme and we get a major indication for a non-canon box set. Oddly enough the clues only number 11 this year with a xmas themed header for December that seems to be saying “Help us move some copies of ‘Fishing with John’ and ‘Koko.’ “

Jan 2009 Wings of Desire490 Wings of Desire

Feb 2009 My Dinner with Andre479 My Dinner with Andre

Mar 2009 Cronos551 Cronos

Apr 2009 Monsoon Wedding489 Monsoon Wedding

May 2009 War Trilogy500 War Trilogy

Jun 2009 Che496 Che

Jul 2009 Stagecoach516 Stagecoach

Aug 2009 AK100AK100

Sep 2009 Lola Montes503 Lola Montes

Oct 2009 8 and a half140 8half

Nov 2009 Brakhage blu518 Brakhage 1 2

Dec 2009 xmas gifts

Images ©Jason Polan/Criterion