How many Criterion releases have you seen exactly? Have you seen their Hitchcock releases? Or the Ingmar Bergman films...they look phenomenal and any previous versions pale in comparison. I guess the most important thing I'm trying to get across is most companies wouldn't even touch some of the titles in the Criterion collection. Maybe not for horror (BU and AB do good work in this genre), but for classic foreign films, there is no equal. I don't think they're overrated at all just for that reason alone.