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    Alexander Payne on Il sorpasso

    The Oscar-winning filmmaker credits Dino Risi’s classic Italian comedy as a source of inspiration. In this excerpt from a new interview on our release of Il sorpasso, he explains his love of the film.

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    Master Class

    Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent Master of the House is a canny and heartfelt domestic comedy about a housewife and a wise nanny who team up to teach a bullying patriarch a lesson. This beautifully constructed gem is now available for the first time on disc in the U.S.

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    Riot in Cell Block 11!

    Don Siegel’s ripped-from-the-headlines prison drama is both a reform-minded exposé of the violation of prisoners’ rights and a gritty action film with real punch. It’s available this week for the first time on DVD or Blu-ray.

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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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Coming Soon

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  • Scanners (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    David Cronenberg

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

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Peter Weir

  • Overlord (Criterion Blu-Ray)


    Stuart Cooper

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


    Michelangelo Antonioni

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

    Il sorpasso

    Dino Risi

  • Pickpocket (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Robert Bresson

  • Judex (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Georges Franju

  • 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

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

    Like Someone in Love

    Abbas Kiarostami

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

    The Essential Jacques Demy

    Jacques Demy

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

    Hearts and Minds

    Peter Davis

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

    All That Heaven Allows

    Douglas Sirk

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

    Red River

    Howard Hawks

  • Insomnia (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Erik Skjoldbjærg

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

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Wes Anderson

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

    The Big Chill

    Lawrence Kasdan


New Releases

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

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Wes Anderson

  • Tess (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Roman Polanski

  • Persona (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Ingmar Bergman

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

    Foreign Correspondent

    Alfred Hitchcock

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

    King of the Hill

    Steven Soderbergh

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

    Breaking the Waves

    Lars von Trier

  • 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

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

    Riot in Cell Block 11

    Don Siegel

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

    Master of the House

    Carl Th. Dreyer

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

    George Washington

    David Gordon Green

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

    A Brief History of Time

    Errol Morris

  • Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)


    Jean-Luc Godard

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

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Abdellatif Kechiche

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

    The Great Beauty

    Paolo Sorrentino

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

    The Long Day Closes

    Terence Davies

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

    The Freshman

    Sam Taylor…

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

    The Hidden Fortress

    Akira Kurosawa