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    Editing Breaking the Waves

    Learn about the fascinating approach to cutting taken by director Lars von Trier and editor Anders Refn.

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    July Titles!

    The Essential Jacques Demy box set, featuring The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (right), headlines a month also featuring new releases of The Big Chill, Insomnia, Pickpocket, and Scanners.

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    Intense Love

    Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård star in Lars von Trier’s provocative, unforgettable tale of martyrdom, Breaking the Waves, available this week in a dual-format special edition.

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    Hulu: Scorsese Favorites

    In this week’s festival of free Criterion films on Hulu, we’ve selected a handful of titles that get the thumbs-up from director and übercinephile Martin Scorsese, including Roberto Rossellini’s Paisan (right).

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Coming Soon

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  • Master of the House (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Master of the House

    Carl Th. Dreyer

     
  • Red River (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Red River

    Howard Hawks

     
  • All That Heaven Allows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    All That Heaven Allows

    Douglas Sirk

     
  • Insomnia (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Insomnia

    Erik Skjoldbjærg

     
  • Scanners (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Scanners

    David Cronenberg

     
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Peter Weir

     
  • Judex (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Judex

    Georges Franju

     
  • Overlord (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Overlord

    Stuart Cooper

     
  • A Hard Day’s Night (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    A Hard Day’s Night

    Richard Lester

     
  • Ace in the Hole (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder

     
  • Pickpocket (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Pickpocket

    Robert Bresson

     
  • The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    The Essential Jacques Demy

    Jacques Demy

     
  • The Big Chill (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    The Big Chill

    Lawrence Kasdan

     
  • Il sorpasso (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Il sorpasso

    Dino Risi

     
  • Riot in Cell Block 11 (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Riot in Cell Block 11

    Don Siegel

     
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Wes Anderson

     
  • Like Someone in Love (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Like Someone in Love

    Abbas Kiarostami

     
  • L’eclisse (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    L’eclisse

    Michelangelo Antonioni

     
  • Hearts and Minds (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Hearts and Minds

    Peter Davis

     
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New Releases

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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Wes Anderson

     
  • The Long Day Closes (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    The Long Day Closes

    Terence Davies

     
  • A Brief History of Time (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    A Brief History of Time

    Errol Morris

     
  • Persona (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Persona

    Ingmar Bergman

     
  • Tess (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Tess

    Roman Polanski

     
  • The Great Beauty (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    The Great Beauty

    Paolo Sorrentino

     
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Abdellatif Kechiche

     
  • Foreign Correspondent (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Foreign Correspondent

    Alfred Hitchcock

     
  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    Stanley Kramer

     
  • The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    The 400 Blows

    François Truffaut

     
  • Jules and Jim (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Jules and Jim

    François Truffaut

     
  • The Freshman (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    The Freshman

    Sam Taylor…

     
  • Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Breathless

    Jean-Luc Godard

     
  • King of the Hill (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    King of the Hill

    Steven Soderbergh

     
  • George Washington (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    George Washington

    David Gordon Green

     
  • The Hidden Fortress (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    The Hidden Fortress

    Akira Kurosawa

     
  • Breaking the Waves (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Breaking the Waves

    Lars von Trier

     
  • La vie de bohème (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    La vie de bohème

    Aki Kaurismäki