Awesome! Criterion Collection going HD with Blu-ray!

newcriterion013Movie junkies, rejoice! Criterion, the people who bring the very best versions of movies with lots of extras to DVDs, has officially announced its going Blu-ray. That means many of the best films ever made totally remastered for 1080p, specifically tailored for the format. It makes those $40 boxed sets actually worth the price.

Hit the jump to see a list of the films available soon!

The Third Man
Bottle Rocket
Chungking Express
The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Last Emperor
El Norte
The 400 Blows
Gimme Shelter
The Complete Monterey Pop
For All Mankind
The Wages of Fear

The Last Emporer? In 1080p? Yes, please.