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

    The Big Chill

    Lawrence Kasdan

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

    Ace in the Hole

    Billy Wilder

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

    Il sorpasso

    Dino Risi

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

    A Hard Day’s Night

    Richard Lester

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

    Red River

    Howard Hawks

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

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Wes Anderson

  • Pickpocket (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Robert Bresson

  • Judex (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Georges Franju

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


    Michelangelo Antonioni

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

    Master of the House

    Carl Th. Dreyer

  • Scanners (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    David Cronenberg

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

    Like Someone in Love

    Abbas Kiarostami

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

    Hearts and Minds

    Peter Davis

  • Insomnia (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Erik Skjoldbjærg

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

    All That Heaven Allows

    Douglas Sirk

  • Overlord (Criterion Blu-Ray)


    Stuart Cooper

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

    The Essential Jacques Demy

    Jacques Demy

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

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Peter Weir

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

    Riot in Cell Block 11

    Don Siegel


New Releases

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

    The Great Beauty

    Paolo Sorrentino

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

    A Brief History of Time

    Errol Morris

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

    The Hidden Fortress

    Akira Kurosawa

  • Persona (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Ingmar Bergman

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

    Foreign Correspondent

    Alfred Hitchcock

  • Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Jean-Luc Godard

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

    Breaking the Waves

    Lars von Trier

  • Tess (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Roman Polanski

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

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Abdellatif Kechiche

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

    La vie de bohème

    Aki Kaurismäki

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

    Jules and Jim

    François Truffaut

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

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Wes Anderson

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

    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    Stanley Kramer

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

    The Freshman

    Sam Taylor…

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

    The 400 Blows

    François Truffaut

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

    George Washington

    David Gordon Green

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

    King of the Hill

    Steven Soderbergh

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

    The Long Day Closes

    Terence Davies