Essential Art House, Volume IV Essential Art House, Volume IV

Essential Art House, Volume IV

 
Essential Art House, Volume IV (Essential Art House DVD)

Essential Art House DVD

6 Discs

SRP: $99.95

Out of Print

Box Set Info

The fourth volume of indispensable cinema classics from Janus Films and the Criterion Collection. For the devoted cinephile, these are the must-own fundamentals; for the novice film lover, this is precisely where to begin. In this installment, we present six films from directors René Clément, Marcel Carné, Anatole Litvak, Powell and Pressburger, Alfred Hitchcock, and Akira Kurosawa.

Collector’s Set Includes

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Gervaise

René Clément 1956

Based on Émile Zola’s L’assommoir, Gervaise is an uncompromising depiction of a laundress’s struggles with an alcoholic husband while running her own business. The film was nominated for an Oscar and earned Maria Schell best actress honors at the Venice Film Festival.


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Le jour se lève

Marcel Carné 1939

In this compelling story of obsessive sexuality and murder, the working-class François (Jean Gabin) resorts to killing in order to free the woman he loves from the controlling influence of another man.


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Mayerling

Anatole Litvak 1936

In this sumptuous tragic romance from Anatole Litvak, Charles Boyer and Danielle Darrieux star as the doomed adulterous lovers Archduke Rudolf, heir to the Austrian throne, and the young and innocent baron’s daughter Marie Vetsera.


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The Tales of Hoffmann

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 1951

A poet dreams of three women—a mechanical performing doll, a bejeweled siren, and the consumptive daughter of a famous composer—all of whom break his heart in different ways. Powell and Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one-of-a-kind classic.


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The 39 Steps

Alfred Hitchcock 1935

A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors.


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Throne of Blood

Akira Kurosawa 1957

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan.

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