So pretty much the BEST when it comes to everything movies. Oh, BTW, this is a recommendation, not a commercial. However, if Criterion approached me and asked me to do one... I would be like HELLS^YEAH!!!!
Anyway... Criterion is probably the best when it comes to films. They only put out the greatest anything. Just recently they put out "Paths of Glory", and yes, yes, I know, its been out for like 53 years or something, but Criterion DVD packs come with all those cool little special features and booklets that tell you all you ever wanted to know about the movie, the director or maybe even some cool tid bits about the actors in it. And yes the Criterion "Paths of Glory" is on my Christmas wish list, fingers crossed.
Janus films is--I think-- owned or operated by Criterion, and they help put out a lot of the older movies that Criterion puts out like the Ingmar Bergman movies, most of the Kurosawa films I watch, and much much more.
So all in all check out Criterion, even if you haven't seen any of the movies I've mentioned in my blog, you can at least watch the trailers on their website, oogle at the low prices and dream and hope that one day you own the Akira Kurosawa box set.