1959 • 99 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Spine: #5 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Told through the eyes of François Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel, The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime.
1958 • 139 minutes • 2.35:1 • Japan
Spine: #116 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus, iTunes
The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.
David Gordon Green
2000 • 90 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #152 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green features remarkable performances from an award-winning ensemble cast.
2004 • 118 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #300 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew—Team Zissou—set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure.
1975 • 84 minutes • 1.66:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #382 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, this immersive account by Stuart Cooper of one twenty-year-old’s journey from basic training to the front lines of D-day brings to life all the terrors and isolation of war with jolting authenticity.
1951 • 111 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #396 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines.
1991 • 84 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #699 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, iTunes
Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs.
1966 • 83 minutes • 1.37:1 • Sweden
Spine: #701 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry.
2013 • 142 minutes • 2.35:1 • Italy
Spine: #702 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, iTunes
Featuring sensuous cinematography, a lush score, and an award-winning central performance by the great Toni Servillo, this transporting experience by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is a breathtaking Felliniesque tale of decadence and lost love.
1954 • 80 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #704 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD
Early in his career, Don Siegel made his mark with this sensational and high-octane but economically constructed drama set in a maximum-security penitentiary.
Lars von Trier
1996 • 159 minutes • 2.35:1 • Denmark
Spine: #705 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence.
Carl Th. Dreyer
1925 • 107 minutes • 1.33:1 • Denmark
Spine: #706 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Hulu Plus
Before he turned to the story of Joan of Arc, the Danish cinema genius Carl Theodor Dreyer fashioned this ahead-of-its-time examination of domestic life.
1962 • 105 minutes • 1.85:1 • Italy
Spine: #707 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD
The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany.
2012 • 109 minutes • 1.66:1
Spine: #708 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD
Kiarostami has constructed an enigmatic but crystalline investigation of affection and desire as complex as his masterful Close-up and Certified Copy in its engagement with the workings of the mercurial human heart.
1948 • 127 minutes • 1.33:1
Spine: #709 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first western, the rowdy and whip-smart Red River.