2013 • 179 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Spine: #695 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman’s experiences of first love and sexual awakening.
1960 • 90 minutes • 1.33:1 • France
Spine: #408 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.
The films directed by the great Satyajit Ray in the last ten years of his life have a unique dignity and drama. They are complex, political, and humane depictions of worlds both corrupt and indescribably beautiful, constructed with Ray’s characteristic elegance and imbued with autumnal profundity.
2009 • 87 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #700 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
A compulsive chicken thief turned newspaper reporter, Mr. Fox settles down with his family at a new foxhole in a beautiful tree directly adjacent to three enormous poultry farms—owned by three ferociously vicious farmers: Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox simply cannot resist.
1940 • 120 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #696 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Hulu Plus, iTunes
A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it’s wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces.
Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York, mansion.
1963 • 163 minutes • 2.76:1 • United States
Spine: #692 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, about a group of strangers fighting tooth and nail over buried treasure, is the most grandly harebrained movie ever made, a pileup of slapstick and borscht-belt-y one-liners performed by a nonpareil cast.
1962 • 106 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Spine: #281 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession.
1993 • 103 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #698 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
This evocative period piece, faithfully adapted from the memoir by the novelist A. E. Hotchner, is among the ever versatile Steven Soderbergh’s most touching and surprising films.
1992 • 85 minutes • 1.85:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #694 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
Suffused with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet, lonely boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s.
The mission of the WCP is to preserve and present marginalized and infrequently screened films from regions generally ill equipped to preserve their own cinema history.
1955 • 118 minutes • 1.33:1 • France
Spine: #115 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, Collector’s Sets
After making such American noir classics as Brute Force and The Naked City, the blacklisted director Jules Dassin went to Paris and embarked on his masterpiece: a twisting, turning tale of four ex-cons who hatch one last glorious robbery in the City of Light.
1979 • 172 minutes • 2.35:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #697 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles.
1981 • 124 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #691 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
The revered American auteur Michael Mann burst out of the gate with his bold artistic sensibility fully formed with Thief, his first theatrical feature.
1957 • 109 minutes • 1.37:1 • Japan
Spine: #190 Editions: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD, DVD, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus
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.
1992 • 103 minutes • 1.85:1 • France
Spine: #693 Edition: Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD
This deadpan tragicomedy about a group of impoverished, outcast artists living the bohemian life in Paris is among the most beguiling films by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki.