My good friend Wes over at Plutonium Shores has written a sister post to this one, to see his Art of Japanese Laserdisc click the link, in which he highlights his Japanese lds of the same titles.
A couple of recent Criterion additions to the laserdisc library, one a film I've never seen and the other a hugely important film both for myself and no doubt many others. The first is David Cronenberg's Crash, this being the only legitimate route to listening to his commentary track for the film.
The second disc is the CAV edition of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira, as I mentioned it's a film that made a huge impression on me and opened my eyes to the wide world of cinema beyond the latest action and horror releases that were my staple diet at the time. The three disc set comes in a fantastic triple gatefold sleeve, I'd been searching for a reasonably priced copy of this for a while and I was ecstatic to finally get it.
For fans of Akira look out for something special coming soon to A Hero Never Dies!