Netflix has released more than a hundred Netflix original movies since 2015, and some of them have been hand-picked to be included in the prestigious collection collection. Check out all the Netflix originals published year after year here.
Netflix first entered the “movie business” in 2015 with its first Netflix original movie, Animals of any nation. Although it still has a DVD rental business, its Netflix core movies remain largely exclusive to streaming. The biggest exception to this is when Netflix Originals is included in the Criteria collection.
For those who are ignorant, Criteria Collection is a distribution company that seeks to license, recover, and distribute classic movies or films that it considers to be historical. Since its inception in 1984, the company has been distributing more than 1000 special editions of various films.
So let’s take a look at what Netflix movies have released in the collection.
Complete list of Netflix Originals published in the Criteria Collection
Note: Listed in release order on Netflix.
Animals of any nation (Spine 1091)
Published on Netflix: October 16, 2015
Published in Criteria: August 2021
From Carrie Joji Fukunaga, this is Netflix’s first full Netflix original movie that was honored a few years after the initial Netflix release.
The movie gives you insight into the battle from the perspective of a child soldier with Idris Elbar in the role of the boy’s ruthless commander.
Special editions include:
- 2K Digital Master, authorized by director Carrie Joji Fukunaga, with DTS-HD master audio soundtrack around Blu-ray 5.1
- New audio commentary featuring Fukunaga and first assistant director John Mallard
- A new documentary on the development and making of the film, including an interview with Fukunagara; Author Ujodinma Aiwala; Actors Idris Elba and Abraham Atah; And producers Amy Kaufman, Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Riva Marker
- New conversation between Fukunaga and film and television producer and cultural commentator Franklin Leonard
- New interview with costume designer Jenny Egan
Roma (Spine 1014)
Published on Netflix: December 14, 2018
Published in Criteria: February 2020
Roma is one of Netflix’s most acclaimed films, sweeping across the board, including three Oscars.
Alfonso Cuarানেরn’s film takes us back to the early 1970s and what life was like for a middle-class family maid.
Criteria release features include:
- 4K digital master with Dolby Atoms soundtrack on Blu-ray, supervised by director Alfonso Cuarn
- Roman to Roma, a new documentary on filmmaking, behind-the-scenes footage, and an interview with Kuran
- Snapshots from the set, featuring actors Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira, producers Gabriela Rodriguez and Nicolas Cellis, production designer Eugenio Caballero, casting director Luis Rosales, executive producer David Linde and others.
- Cuarón featured the soundtrack of the film and the new documentary about the subsequent production process; Sergio Diaz, from Skip Leaves and Craig Henigan from the postproduction sound team; Editor Adam Gough; Post Production Supervisor Carlos Morales; And finished artist Steven J. Scott
- New documentary about the film’s ambitious drama campaign and social impact in Mexico, with Celis and Rodriguez
Rolling Thunder Review: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Spine 1062)
Published on Netflix: June 12, 2019
Published in Criteria: January 2021
The first of the two Martin Scorsese Netflix projects has been released on Criteria and will actually be released on Netflix in 2019. It also features Scorsese’s second documentary on Bob Dylan since its entry in 2005.
Criteria releases include:
- The new 4K Digital Master, approved by director Martin Scorsese, includes a DTS-HD master audio soundtrack around Blu-ray 5.1
- New interviews with Scorsese, editor David Tedeschi, and author Larry “Ratso” Sloman
- Rolling Thunder review performances of “I’ll be with you tonight” and “Romance in Durango” and a new, extended cut restored footage of “Tangled Up in Blue”
Irishman (Spine 1058)
Published on Netflix: November 27, 2019
Published in Criteria: November 2020
Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominees for Netflix were the favorites of Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, and while its length was the subject of many, it was probably one of Scorsese’s best films.
Special Edition Features:
- New 4K digital master, approved by director Martin Scorsese, with Dolby Atoms soundtrack on Blu-ray
- The newly edited roundtable conversation between Scorsese and actor Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pacey, originally recorded in 2019-2019
- Creating “The Irishman”, a new program of Scorsese; Main actors; Producers Emma Tillinger Coscoff, Jane Rosenthal and Irwin Winkler; Director of Photography Rodrigo Prieto; And others from the cast and crew
- Gangsters Require, a new video essay by film critic Farran Smith Nehem, about the Irishman’s synthesis of Scorsese’s single formal style
- Anatomy of a Scene: “The Irishman,” a 2020 program that analyzes scenes from Frank Sheeran’s Praise Night in the Scorsese film
- The evolution of digital de-aging, a 2019 program on visual effects created for movies
- Interview with Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran and Jimmy Hoffer, the leader of the Timsters trade union, from 1999 and 1963.
The story of marriage (Spine 1038)
Published on Netflix: December 6, 2019
Published in Criteria: July 2020
Noah Boombach’s sensational character drama, titled Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, won the Streamer Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, which was awarded to Laura Darn.
The movie follows a divorce process and takes a toll on everyone involved.
Criteria movie additions include:
- New 4K Digital Transfer, Supervised by Director Noah Bumbach, DTS-HD Master Audio Soundtrack around Blu-ray 5.1
- New interview with Baumbach
- A new program featuring interviews with The Players, Actor Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Darn, Alan Alda, Julie Hagarty and Ray Leuter.
- The Filmmakers, a new program on film production, features interviews with Boombach, editor Jennifer Lam, production designer Jade Healy, costume designer Mark Bridges and producer David Heyman.
- The Making of “Wedding Story”, a new program featuring behind-the-scenes footage
- New interview with composer Randy Newman and Baumbach about the score of the film
- A new program with the audience walking through the important parts of the film
Dick Johnson is dead (Spine 1111)
Published on Netflix: October 2, 2020
Published in Criteria: January 2022
Winner of the Primetime Emmy, this documentary follows the filmmaker’s father and his preparation to end his life who is suffering from dementia. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year before being released on Netflix later that year.
Criterion version includes:
- The new 2K digital master, approved by director Kirsten Johnson, includes Blu-ray 5.1 DTS-HD master audio soundtrack around
- New Audio Commentary by Johnson, Fellow and Editor Nels Bangarter and Documentary Sound Recordist Judy Carp
- New conversation between Johnson and her co-producers Katie Chevigney and Marilyn Ness and co-producer Maureen A. Ryan
- New interview with sound designer Pete Horner
- New program with Johnson in a conversation with co-filmmakers about redefining what a documentary might be
Note: Uncut gems Netflix was released internationally as Netflix Original but under A24 in the United States. The movie was made in November 2021 as part of the collection of standards.
American factory It was said that at one stage a standard was released but it never worked. Similarly, Mati Diop’s Atlantic was supposed to be released but it didn’t.
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