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Rendering is low-res because of the shortcomings of DVD specifications, but maybe someone can still recognize the font.
I believe that it is Andale Sans http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mti/andale-sans/ with the l trimmed.
I recall discussions elsewhere that favored it as a DVD subtitle font.
I don't know if Steve Matteson http://typophile.com/user/30401 of ascendercorp.com still follows typophile discussions but IIRC he spoke of licensing the font for dvd subtitling.
Hmm, it looks close but the Q is distinctly different.
Well, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I sent an email to Criterion asking about the font and here’s the response:
Thanks for your email and interest! Criterion uses Arial Bold for subtitles, and also a proprietary font used by one of the subtitle houses we work with that closely resembles Arial. I hope this helps! Please feel free to write again if you have any other questions.