It's interesting how this thread has died so severely and unceremoniously. The death itself was predictable, but the brutality is really remarkable.
I know that after getting Kubrick and other essentials on blu-ray I just completely stopped buying discs of any sort. It's a no brainer. I think people the world over are relieved to have more shelf space. The transition to blu was the equivalent of the most drastic culling ever undertaken in my movie-loving life. I only upgrade what I truly need in the BEST possible quality, and the rest I can download. My collection is basically like 20 movies.
I mean, when you think about it, this whole thing was really just a huge waste of money.
This is a great post, because I've been wondering about the whole situation as i'm starting to get a few blu ray criterion and hating every cent they cost. I realize this is like asking someone, "hey what's the name of the drug dealer you got this blow from, i'd like to call him and get some," But when you say you d/l them, where does this take place? Meaning, is it something like 'what.cd,' where you need to be invited or is it as easy as typing it in google? I feel as though google could lead to quality issues, but there has to be a community out there devoted to getting people great prints of films that are tough to find or over priced.
EDIT: I just realized I can get DVD's from the library and rip them to my comp. The issue then becomes what format is/will be most compatible etc. Since no one was going to reply to what I just said, this edit may spare me looking even more pathetic.
I bought this on blu ray and got a great deal on amazon. But, i'd never seen any rafelson. He's quite interesting. I'm still letting it sink in