1966 • 28 minutes • 1.33:1 • Canada
Editions: DVD, Collector’s Sets
Based on Holling C. Holling’s beloved, Caldecott-awarded children’s book, William Mason’s stunning film follows the adventures of a tiny, wood-carved canoe as it forges its own path from Lake Superior through the Great Lakes and down to the Atlantic Ocean.
1956 • 34 minutes • 1.33:1 • France
Editions: DVD, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite The Red Balloon remains one of the most beloved children’s films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris.
1952 • 39 minutes • 1.33:1 • France
Editions: DVD, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus
In the south of France, in a vast plain region called the Camargue, lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, manages to tame him.
2000 • 93 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Edition: Collector’s Sets
More than seventy years on, the case of the Papin sisters, the servants who murdered and mutilated their mistress and her daughter in pre-World War II Le Mans, remains an enigma. Jean-Pierre Denis’s film is the definitive screen version.
1965 • 120 minutes • 1.78:1 • India
Elegiac and atmospheric, Shakespeare Wallah put Merchant Ivory Productions on the international movie map. The film was inspired by in the real-life adventures of a traveling family theater group in India during the final days of English colonial rule.
1983 • 73 minutes • 1.33:1 • India
1988 • 93 minutes • 1.77:1 • India
Inspector Ghote of the Bombay police has just been assigned his most perplexing case: a savage attack on a rich industrialist’s private secretary. Based on the award-winning novel by H.R.F. Keating, Merchant Ivory Productions’ The Perfect Murder is an entertaining, exotic detective thriller.
On the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the Criterion Collection is proud to present this deluxe box set celebrating Akira Kurosawa’s astonishing career.