Dan U.’s Wish List (21)

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  • The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to vivid life in director Mike Leigh’s extraordinary dramatization of the staging of the duo’s legendary 1885 comic opera The Mikado. Topsy-Turvy is an unexpected period delight from one of contemporary cinema’s great artists.

    Added 11/07/2012
    Topsy-Turvy (Criterion DVD)

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  • In this acclaimed adaptation of the novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston brings to life a world of vivid, poetic American eccentricity. Brad Dourif, in an impassioned performance, is Hazel Motes, who, fresh out of the army, attempts to open the Church Without Christ.

    Added 11/07/2012
    Wise Blood (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people—played by Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and opera singer William Shimell—getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier.

    Added 11/04/2012
    Certified Copy (Criterion DVD)

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  • Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Or, more specifically, have you ever wanted to crawl through a portal hidden in an anonymous office building and thereby enter the cerebral cortex of John Malkovich for fifteen minutes, before being spat out on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike?

    Added 11/04/2012
    Being John Malkovich (Criterion DVD)

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  • Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard).

    Added 11/04/2012
    Modern Times (Criterion DVD)

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  • One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Alain Resnais’ documentary Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps’ quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage.

    Added 11/04/2012
    Night and Fog (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $14.95

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  • With its aching musical soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

    Added 11/04/2012
    In the Mood for Love (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • This boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss from Krzysztof Kieślowski was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 1990s.

    Added 11/04/2012
    Three Colors (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

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  • Leigh’s depiction of England’s underbelly is an amalgam of black comedy and doomsday prophecy that took the best director and best actor prizes at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

    Added 12/15/2011
    Naked (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Two unique versions of Maxim Gorky’s classic proletariat play, adapted by two of cinema’s greatest directors: Jean Renoir and Akira Kurosawa.

    Added 12/15/2011
    The Lower Depths (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors.

    Added 12/15/2011
    The 39 Steps (Criterion DVD)

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  • British director Andrea Arnold won the Cannes Jury Prize for the intense and invigorating Fish Tank, about a fifteen-year-old girl, Mia (electrifying newcomer Katie Jarvis), who lives with her mother and sister in the housing projects of Essex.

    Added 12/15/2011
    Fish Tank (Criterion DVD)

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    Dan U.: “Lynne Ramsay is one of the finest film directors (both in the short and long form) in the world and Ratcatcher is mind-blowingly great.”

    Added 12/15/2011
    Ratcatcher (Criterion DVD)

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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 12/15/2011
    A Film Trilogy  by Ingmar Bergman (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $79.95

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    Dan U.: “Billy Wilder's most under-appreciated and most instantly relevant film. And Kirk Douglas is great, too.”

    Added 12/15/2011
    Ace in the Hole (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • This is where it all started. John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list.

    Added 12/15/2011
    Stagecoach (Criterion DVD)

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    Dan U.: “Cleo from 5 to 7 is hands down my favorite film of the French New Wave. Godard should spread rose petals at Agnes Varda's feet.”

    Added 12/15/2011
    4 by Agnès Varda (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

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    Dan U.: “I saw Kanal in a film history class and was amazed. The bleakness of it is not just shocking but totally earned.”

    Added 12/15/2011
    Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

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  • Krzysztof Kieślowski’s international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.

    Added 12/15/2011
    The Double Life of Véronique (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

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  • Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners.

    Added 12/15/2011
    Scenes from a Marriage (Criterion DVD)

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    3 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

    Criterion Store price:$39.96

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  • Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander as his swan song, and it is the legendary director’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a four-time Academy Award–winning triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality.

    Added 12/15/2011
    Fanny and Alexander Box Set (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

    Criterion Store price:$47.96

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