dudlyarse’s Wish List (23)

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  • As nervy as it is hilarious, this screwball masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch stars Jack Benny and, in her final screen appearance, Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife thespians in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who become caught up in a dangerous spy plot.

    Added 05/22/2013
    To Be or Not to Be (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • In Sam Fuller’s hardboiled classic, a petty crook and an unsuspecting woman find themselves on the run from Communists in a precarious gambit.

    Added 07/13/2012
    Pickup on South Street (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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  • Two unemployed actors drown their frustrations in booze, pills, and lighter fluid. When an uncle offers his cottage, they escape the squalor of their flat for a week in the country. Bruce Robinson’s semi-autobiographical cult favorite is intelligent, superbly acted, and hilarious.

    Added 07/13/2012
    Withnail and I (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Out of Print
  • Named one of the ten best British films of the century by the British Film Institute, Ken Loach’s Kes, concerns Billy, a fifteen-year-old miner’s son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life.

    Added 07/13/2012
    Kes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    dudlyarse: “Sam. Fuller. A year earlier.”

    Added 07/13/2012
    Shock Corridor (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    dudlyarse: “Sam. Fuller.”

    Added 07/13/2012
    The Naked Kiss (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Utilizing a new cameraman—the incomparable Sven Nykvist—Bergman unleashed Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence in rapid succession, exposing moviegoers worldwide to a new level of intellectual and emotional intensity.

    Added 12/10/2011
    A Film Trilogy  by Ingmar Bergman (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

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    dudlyarse: “Probably the single movie in the Criterion Collection I most anticipate watching.”

    Added 12/10/2011
    The Fire Within (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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  • Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies.

    Added 12/10/2011
    F for Fake (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique, a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.

    Added 12/10/2011
    Diabolique (Criterion DVD)

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  • Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and the fiction-documentary hybrid Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work.

    Added 12/10/2011
    Close-up (Criterion DVD)

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • Daring in its refusal to make the socialist leader into an easy martyr or hero, Che paints a vivid, naturalistic portrait of the man himself (Benicio del Toro), from his overthrow of the Batista dictatorship to his 1964 United Nations trip to the end of his short life.

    Added 12/10/2011
    Che (Criterion DVD)

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    3 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

    Criterion Store price:$39.96

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  • Jacques Becker lovingly evokes the belle epoque Parisian demimonde in this classic tale of doomed romance. When gangster’s moll Marie (Simone Signoret) falls for reformed criminal Manda (Serge Reggiani), their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy.

    Added 12/10/2011
    Casque d’or (Criterion DVD)

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  • Criterion is proud to present these Dreyer masterpieces on DVD for the first time, with brand new digital transfers. Each is an intense exploration of the clash between individual desire and social expectations, with Dreyer’s famously perfectionist attention to detail shining throughout.

    Added 12/10/2011
    Carl Theodor Dreyer  Box Set (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

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  • An aging gambler navigates the treacherous world of pimps, moneymen, and naive associates while plotting one last score in Jean-Pierre Melville’s Bob le flambeur, which melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication, laying the road map for the French New Wave.

    Added 12/10/2011
    Bob le flambeur (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Out of Print
  • Milcho Manchevski’s Before the Rain crosscuts the stories of an orthodox Christian monk, a British photo agent, and a native Macedonian war photographer to paint a portrait of simmering ethnic and religious hatred about to reach its boiling point.

    Added 12/10/2011
    Before the Rain (Criterion DVD)

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  • Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion.

    Added 12/08/2011
    Hands over the City (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • The Moment of Truth, from director Francesco Rosi, is a visceral plunge into the life of a famous torero—played by real-life bullfighting legend Miguel Mateo, known as Miguelín.

    Added 12/08/2011
    The Moment of Truth (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $19.95

    Criterion Store price:$15.96

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  • In Liliana Cavani’s scintillating drama, a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) discovers her ex-torturer/lover (Dirk Bogarde) working as a night porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna.

    Added 12/08/2011
    The Night Porter (Criterion DVD)

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  • A young provincial in search of adventure stumbles into the subterranean world of sadomasochism when he is implicated in a burglary of a Paris apartment in Barbet Schroeder’s Maîtresse.

    Added 12/08/2011
    Maîtresse (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    dudlyarse: “Had a chance to get this online for about $25 a few years ago, and I didn't do it for some reason. Ah well.”

    Added 12/08/2011
    Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

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    dudlyarse: “I should already own this. My most-wanted Eclipse set so far.”

    Added 12/08/2011
    Eclipse Series 13:  Kenji Mizoguchi’s Fallen Women (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

    Criterion Store price:$47.96

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    dudlyarse: “This would be a lot of fun to check out back-to-back-to-back.”

    Added 12/08/2011
    Eclipse Series 29: Aki Kaurismäki’s Leningrad Cowboys (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

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