Kinda old news, but I just found out:
I was at the computer store this weekend and they had a booth of the Criterion Collection, Very special editions of great classic and groundbreaking movies like Ammarcord, Solaris (the original Russian film), The 400 Blows. Brazil, Lord of the Flies, Yojimbo, For All Mankind, The 39 Steps, Charade, Armageddon…
The brain dead Armageddon???
Yes, that asteroid movie!!!
I was standing meditating and reading again the cover several times to see it was not placed on the booth by mistake, no, the cover clearly was marked “Criterion Collection”
It looks like the Criterion edition was released around 1998, and coupled with another very odd choice: The Rock! (1996) has made wonder:
Did producer Jerry Bruckheimer put a horse head in the bed of the Criterion Collection group?
Seriously: how did the otherwise fine Criterion Collection members excuse that choice?