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  • In this adaptation of William S. Burroughs’s hallucinatory, once-thought-unfilmable novel Naked Lunch, directed by David Cronenberg, a part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict named Bill Lee (Peter Weller) plunges into the nightmarish Interzone.

    Added 06/29/2015
    Naked Lunch (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Merchant Ivory Productions, led by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, became a household name with A Room with a View, the first of their extraordinary adaptations of E. M. Forster novels.

    Added 06/16/2015
    A Room with a View (Criterion DVD)

    29 Sep 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A decade after he broke through with Breaker Morant, Australian director Bruce Beresford made another acclaimed film about the effects of colonialism on the individual.

    Added 06/16/2015
    Mister Johnson (Criterion DVD)

    22 Sep 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Director Bruce Beresford garnered international acclaim for this riveting drama set during a dark period in his country’s colonial history, and featuring passionate performances by Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, and Jack Thompson.

    Added 06/16/2015
    Breaker Morant (Criterion DVD)

    22 Sep 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic The Decalogue and the Three Colors trilogy, the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski made his first work of metaphysical genius, Blind Chance.

    Added 06/16/2015
    Blind Chance (Criterion DVD)

    15 Sep 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Oscar winner Marion Cotillard received another nomination for her searing, deeply felt performance as a working-class woman desperate to hold on to her factory job, in this gripping film from master Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Two Days, One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    25 Aug 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Oscar winner Marion Cotillard received another nomination for her searing, deeply felt performance as a working-class woman desperate to hold on to her factory job, in this gripping film from master Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Two Days, One Night (Criterion DVD)

    25 Aug 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Dressed to Kill (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    18 Aug 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Dressed to Kill (Criterion DVD)

    18 Aug 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This affectionate farce from François Truffaut about the joys and strife of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Day for Night (Criterion DVD)

    18 Aug 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • An astounding array of talent came together for the big-screen adaptation of John Fowles’s novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, a postmodern masterpiece that had been considered unfilmable.

    Added 05/18/2015
    The French Lieutenant's Woman (Criterion DVD)

    11 Aug 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man in a desolate Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Repo Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A fairy tale grounded in poignant reality, the magnificent, Manhattan-set The Fisher King, by Terry Gilliam, features Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in two of their most brilliant roles.

    Added 05/11/2015
    The Fisher King (Criterion DVD)

    23 Jun 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream.

    Added 05/03/2015
    Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Criterion DVD)

    30 Jun 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Collection: “Has anyone else noticed that this slated release was moved from a late-July to a late-September date, losing its spine number (768) in the process?”

    Added 04/15/2015
    Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 Sep 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An island off the New England coast, summer of 1965. Two twelve-year-olds, Sam and Suzy, fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.

    Added 04/15/2015
    Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion DVD)

    22 Sep 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Stephen Frears was at the forefront of the British cinematic revival of the mid-1980s, and the delightfully transgressive My Beautiful Laundrette is his greatest triumph of the period.

    Added 04/15/2015
    My Beautiful Laundrette (Criterion DVD)

    21 Jul 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This mesmerizing debut by the great Swedish director Jan Troell is an epic bildungsroman and a multilayered representation of early twentieth-century Sweden.

    Added 04/15/2015
    Here is Your Life (Criterion DVD)

    14 Jul 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A wild horse saves a young boy’s life after a terrifying shipwreck and the two become unlikely friends in Carroll Ballard’s cinematic tour de force, adapted from Walter Farley’s classic children’s novel.

    Added 04/15/2015
    The Black Stallion (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Jul 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A wild horse saves a young boy’s life after a terrifying shipwreck and the two become unlikely friends in Carroll Ballard’s cinematic tour de force, adapted from Walter Farley’s classic children’s novel.

    Added 04/15/2015
    The Black Stallion (Criterion DVD)

    14 Jul 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A fairy tale grounded in poignant reality, the magnificent, Manhattan-set The Fisher King, by Terry Gilliam, features Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in two of their most brilliant roles.

    Added 03/16/2015
    The Fisher King (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Jun 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Bernhard Wicki’s astonishing The Bridge was the first major antiwar film to come out of Germany after World War II, as well as the nation’s first postwar film to be widely shown internationally, even securing an Oscar nomination.

    Added 03/16/2015
    The  Bridge (Criterion DVD)

    23 Jun 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Gregory and Shawn’s unique contributions to the cinematic landscape are shape-shifting, challenging, and entertaining works about the process of creation.

    Added 03/16/2015
    André Gregory & Wallace Shawn: 3 Films (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Jun 2015

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • Brought pristinely to the screen by Jonathan Demme, this compellingly abstract reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s Bygmester Solness features Shawn (who also wrote the adaptation) as a visionary but tyrannical middle-aged architect haunted by figures from his past,

    Added 03/16/2015
    A Master Builder (Criterion DVD)

    16 Jun 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Costa-Gavras puts the United States’ involvement in Latin American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller.

    Added 02/17/2015
    State of Siege (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 May 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Costa-Gavras puts the United States’ involvement in Latin American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller.

    Added 02/17/2015
    State of Siege (Criterion DVD)

    26 May 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The master of the political thriller, Costa-Gavras became an instant phenomenon after the mammoth success of Z, and he quickly followed it with the equally riveting The Confession.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Confession (Criterion DVD)

    26 May 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In this anguished yet mordantly funny film, Fassbinder charts the decline of a self-destructive former policeman and war veteran struggling to make ends meet for his family by working as a fruit vendor.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Merchant of Four Seasons (Criterion DVD)

    26 May 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Bette Midler exploded onto the screen with her take-no-prisoners performance in this quintessential film about fame and addiction from director Mark Rydell.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Rose (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 May 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Bette Midler exploded onto the screen with her take-no-prisoners performance in this quintessential film about fame and addiction from director Mark Rydell.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Rose (Criterion DVD)

    19 May 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat.

    Added 02/17/2015
    Limelight (Criterion DVD)

    19 May 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Jean-Pierre Melville began his superb feature filmmaking career with this powerful adaptation of an influential underground novel written during the Nazi occupation of France.

    Added 01/16/2015
    Le silence de la mer (Criterion DVD)

    28 Apr 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed’s psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong.

    Added 01/16/2015
    Odd Man Out (Criterion DVD)

    14 Apr 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A work of meticulous journalism and gripping drama, it recounts the disturbing tale of Randall Dale Adams, a drifter who was charged with the murder of a Dallas police officer and sent to death row, despite evidence that he did not commit the crime.

    Added 12/15/2014
    The Thin Blue Line (Criterion DVD)

    24 Mar 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • With his trademark mixture of empathy and scrutiny, Errol Morris has changed the face of documentary filmmaking in the United States, and his career began with two remarkable tales of American eccentricity.

    Added 12/15/2014
    Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida (Criterion DVD)

    24 Mar 2015

    DVD Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • With its relentless pace, expressive cinematography by the great Russell Metty, and punchy, clever script by Charles Lederer and Ben Hecht, this is an overlooked treasure from the heyday of 1940s film noir.

    Added 12/15/2014
    Ride the Pink Horse (Criterion DVD)

    17 Mar 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This is a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits under terrible threat from modern forces.

    Added 11/17/2014
    Watership Down (Criterion DVD)

    24 Feb 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Federico Fellini’s career achieved new levels of eccentricity and brilliance with this remarkable, controversial, extremely loose adaptation of Petronius’s classical Roman satire, written during the reign of Nero.

    Added 11/17/2014
    Fellini Satyricon (Criterion DVD)

    24 Feb 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now, adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, is a brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural.

    Added 11/17/2014
    Don't Look Now (Criterion DVD)

    10 Feb 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • With a radical take on narrative, disturbing yet beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of on- and offscreen sound, Martel turns her tale of a decaying bourgeois family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer, into a cinematic marvel.

    Added 10/15/2014
    La Ciénaga (Criterion DVD)

    27 Jan 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A work of memory and imagination, the film burrows into what the filmmaker calls “the heart of the heart” of the continent, conjuring a city as delightful as it is fearsome, populated by sleepwalkers and hockey aficionados.

    Added 10/15/2014
    My Winnipeg (Criterion DVD)

    20 Jan 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This multilayered comedy from Sydney Pollack follows the elaborate deception of a down-on-his-luck New York actor who poses as a woman to get a soap opera gig.

    Added 08/15/2014
    Tootsie (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In the midsixties, the maverick American director Monte Hellman conceived of two westerns at the same time. Dreamlike and gritty by turns, these films would prove their maker’s adeptness at brilliantly deconstructing genre.

    Added 08/15/2014
    The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom.

    Added 07/15/2014
    La dolce vita (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • With a background in music hall and mime performance, Tati steadily built an ever-more-ambitious movie career that ultimately raised sight-gag comedy to the level of high art.

    Added 07/15/2014
    The Complete Jacques Tati (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    12 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

  • Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity.

    Added 06/16/2014
    Macbeth (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty.

    Added 06/16/2014
    Eraserhead (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, The Devil’s Backbone tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets.

    Added 04/15/2013
    The Devil’s Backbone (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The boundless imagination and physical marvels of the work of the German modern-dance pioneer Pina Bausch leap off the screen in this exuberant tribute by Wim Wenders.

    Added 03/04/2013
    Pina (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In this beautifully shot, psychologically complex western, Van Heflin is a mild-mannered cattle rancher who takes on the task of shepherding a captured outlaw (played with cucumber-cool charisma by Glenn Ford) to the train that will deliver him to prison.

    Added 02/17/2013
    3:10 to Yuma (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Collection: “Picking-up the Blu-Ray thanks to a recommendation from ggfanjase!”

    Added 01/07/2013
    Fish Tank (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this masterpiece of urban poetry.

    Added 11/15/2012
    On the Waterfront (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Before he became a sensation with the twisty revenge story Memento, Christopher Nolan fashioned this low-budget, 16 mm black-and-white neonoir with comparable precision and cunning.

    Added 09/18/2012
    Following (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Astonishingly photographed, and featuring unforgettable, cascading scores by Philip Glass, these are immersive sensory experiences that meditate on the havoc humankind’s obsession with technological advancement has wreaked on our world.

    Added 09/18/2012
    The Qatsi Trilogy (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • A breathtaking depiction of the promise and perils of America’s western expansion, Heaven’s Gate, directed by Michael Cimino, is among Hollywood’s most ambitious and unorthodox epics.

    Added 08/24/2012
    Heaven’s Gate (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of medieval literature.

    Added 08/24/2012
    Trilogy of Life (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • With an innovative color-coded cinematic treatment to distinguish his interwoven stories, Steven Soderbergh embroils viewers in the lives of a newly appointed drug czar and his family, a West Coast kingpin’s wife, a key informant, and police officers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Added 07/24/2012
    Traffic (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In the decades of occult cinema that Polanski’s ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it has never been outdone for sheer psychological terror.

    Added 07/17/2012
    Rosemary’s Baby (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In The Forgiveness of Blood, American director Joshua Marston turns his camera on another corner of the world: contemporary northern Albania, a place still troubled by the ancient custom of interfamilial blood feuds.

    Added 07/17/2012
    The Forgiveness of Blood (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In Shallow Grave, three self-involved Edinburgh roommates take in a brooding boarder, and when he dies of an overdose, leaving a suitcase full of money, the trio embark on a series of very bad decisions, with extraordinarily grim consequences for all.

    Added 07/13/2012
    Shallow Grave (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96