Recently, the CBC did a profile on the Criterion Collection and its innovative business model, which began with Laserdiscs in the 1980s. Personally, I haven’t come across a company that produces better quality DVDs, which includes superior sound, image and bonus features. Maybe because they are one of the first to pioneer the commentary track; a standard bonus feature on most titles. The industry term for bonus material is VAM or value added material and Criterion’s VAM usually fits the bill. The article also explains how a boutique-like operation focusing on older titles can continue to exist in our rapidly digitizing world: READ THE ARTICLE HERE ON THE CBC WEBSITE.