I know! I saw it on the shelf and had to double take. It was the only Criterion I was aware of that was Oop. Then it turns out that the others (Howard's End, Le cercle rouge, Army of Shadows, Pierrot le fou) were Oop. So, I had to go back and buy them too. lol For collection purposes. They also had Léon Morin, Priest - which is oop but I didn't pick it up. Maybe in a couple week when I go back and if it's still there. They also had Fear & Loathing, Che, Mulholland Dr, A Room with a View, Modern Times, and the blob that I wanted to pick up. They had quite a few titles there.
Managed to pick up Dazed and Confused, Nashville, and The Thin Red Line this week. In addition to digibook versions of The Hustler and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. To top it off, I also grabbed the Ultimate 70th Anniversary edition of Citizen Kane. Got a good price for all of them to boot, so all in all a good week.
I thought I managed to score the Friday the 13th boxset off of Bestbuy.com, but I was shortly placed on backorder soon after. They seem to be getting in some stock every now and then so maybe I'll get lucky.
I'm so jealous and at the same time happy that you found The Third Man at a pawn shop, especially shortly after you started collecting. I'd feel like I'd hit the lottery if I stumbled upon that.
In case you didn't know, it's one of the most highly coveted 'out of print' Criterion's.
Man, I assume someone was in some financial need to get rid of all their discs or maybe they just completely gave up on the game and sold their collection.