Gord’s Collection (160)

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  • All That Heaven Allows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)
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    All That Heaven Allows

    Douglas Sirk

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #95 Learn more »
  • Eraserhead (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    Eraserhead

    David Lynch

    Blu-Ray Spine #725 Learn more »
  • The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The Essential Jacques Demy

    Jacques Demy

    Gord: “Waited years for this; ever since watching a bad transfer but loved Rochefort. Thank you, C, you're the bee's knees. Update: Lola/Umbrellas both great”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #713 Learn more »
  • Autumn Sonata (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Autumn Sonata

    Ingmar Bergman

    Gord: “My 2nd Criterion & 2nd Bergman was Fanny 10 years later I'm slowly drawing out seeing the rest dreading when I see the final film for 1st time 6 to go”

    Blu-Ray Spine #60 Learn more »
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Wes Anderson

    Gord: “Although WA has allowed death into his films I find his insular worlds comforting & escapist; yet they often provide insight into our lives in passing”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #700 Learn more »
  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Elio Petri

    Gord: “Unpredictable, contradictory, and funny. I like it.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #682 Learn more »
  • Red River (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Red River

    Howard Hawks

    Gord: “B&N Sale mid-July 2014 & finally used Beaver's link :: not my favorite Hawks - he couldn't focus on character with those big vistas - still very good”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #709 Learn more »
  • Jules and Jim (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Jules and Jim

    François Truffaut

    Gord: “Is it just me or does this beautiful, sad, wise film rush quicker and quicker towards the abyss with each viewing?”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #281 Learn more »
  • Persona (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Persona

    Ingmar Bergman

    Gord: “The documentary Liv & Ingmar is a nice addition and made me love the two all over again. Beautifully remastered picture too. I still miss the old man”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #701 Learn more »
  • City Lights (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    City Lights

    Charles Chaplin

    Gord: “The ending has changed for me: these days I see it as heartbreaking; the real world won't allow "Happy Endings" - they have that one moment...and cut.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #680 Learn more »
  • Tokyo Story (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Tokyo Story

    Yasujiro Ozu

    Gord: “As good as the rumors suggest & alongside Make Way for Tomorrow provides a study in different styles, concerns, cultural touchstones & aesthetics”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #217 Learn more »
  • Made in U.S.A (Criterion DVD)

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    Made in U.S.A

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Gord: “Tho constructed almost entirely of genre tropes (in unique manner) it's so tender & lovely; tho made together it's surprisingly different from 2 or 3 ”

    DVD Spine #481 Learn more »
  • The Big City (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Big City

    Satyajit Ray

    Gord: “OK, so we have the film made in the midst of the trilogy and three just after - the Apu Trio must be next, right? ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #668 Learn more »
  • Charulata (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Charulata

    Satyajit Ray

    Gord: “I'm coming to love Ray & this is visually beautiful. My 2nd after the great Music Room (the ideal 1st Ray) This & Big City are lesser films; most are.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #669 Learn more »
  • Being John Malkovich (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Being John Malkovich

    Spike Jonze

    Gord: “MalkovichMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovichMaMalkovich”

    Blu-Ray Spine #611 Learn more »
  • Godzilla (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Godzilla

    Ishiro Honda

    Gord: “Not the grand adventure of King Kong, but it's a surprisingly wise film & fun - the disc offers nice extras & a pop-up straight out of my childhood.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #594 Learn more »
  • The Life of Oharu (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Life of Oharu

    Kenji Mizoguchi

    Gord: “A great movie. A brutal critique of greed & hypocrisy. Oharu precipitates her downfall thru pride a movement from gilded cage to impoverished freedom”

    Blu-Ray Spine #664 Learn more »
  • Marketa Lazarová (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Marketa Lazarová

    František Vlácil

    Gord: “I respond to films on an emotional level & this left me cold at least on the 1st viewing, but visually it is among the most beautiful I've ever seen. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #661 Learn more »
  • Band of Outsiders (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Band of Outsiders

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Gord: “Admire Godard's seriousness, but it's when he lets his guard down & gets sentimental that his movies become great or I'm dumb. Musicdance Anna'sglance”

    Blu-Ray Spine #174 Learn more »
  • Repo Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Repo Man

    Alex Cox

    Gord: “l also hate "Ordinary fucking People" Raging Bull should've won Oscar; actually it's not bad, but HDStanton joke wouldn't work that way. Great Bluray!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #654 Learn more »
  • A Man Escaped (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Man Escaped

    Robert Bresson

    Gord: “A great film. Bresson got the mix just right - this is stringent & yet emotion is mysteriously transferred to us thru his "cinematography". A+ extras!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #650 Learn more »
  • 3:10 to Yuma (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    3:10 to Yuma

    Delmer Daves

    Gord: “At first I thought Ford was miscast as a baddie because he seems innately decent; after watching I see that's precisely why he's perfect for the role”

    Blu-Ray Spine #657 Learn more »
  • Pigs, Pimps & Prostitutes:  3 Films by Shohei Imamura (Criterion DVD)

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    Pigs, Pimps & Prostitutes: 3 Films by Shohei Imamura

    Shohei Imamura

    Gord: “Have Pigs & Battleships on Blu & as with other Imamuras I've seen it's funny, irreverent, smart, surreal & beautiful. These should be sold separately!”

    DVD Spine #471 Learn more »
  • Medium Cool (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Medium Cool

    Haskell Wexler

    Gord: “Nice extras; why are they not making movies like Medium Cool anymore? - we need them. Very disappointing that Wild Man Fischer music isn't back on!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #658 Learn more »
  • Léon Morin, Priest (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Léon Morin, Priest

    Jean-Pierre Melville

    Gord: “Forced blind buy due to OOP, but it's Melville! Elegant & achingly right in it's choices; camera, music, mise en scène, acting. Belmondo: rebel priest”

    Blu-Ray Spine #572 Learn more »
  • Ivan’s Childhood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Ivan’s Childhood

    Andrei Tarkovsky

    Gord: “The 'Apple Cart' manages to capture a sense of antebellum abundance & vitality wonderfully (among other things); beauty early effort & distinctly A.T.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #397 Learn more »
  • On the Waterfront (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    On the Waterfront

    Elia Kazan

    Gord: “Seen this a dozen times & still Brando's poetry in the cab is as fresh as a new idea. Is this Ƈriterion release good? [in mob thug voice] Defin'ly!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #647 Learn more »
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Gord: “In My Criterion blurb for 39 Steps I requested this. You're welcome! Love the youthful vibe of Brit. Hitch. OK lets try again: Apu Trilogy next please”

    Blu-Ray Spine #643 Learn more »
  • In the Mood for Love (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    In the Mood for Love

    Wong Kar-wai

    Gord: “Not as giving nor as vigorous as Chungking. It's restraint has toggled me with ambiguity over the years; the theme music so perfectly captures longing”

    Blu-Ray Spine #147 Learn more »
  • The Thin Red Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Thin Red Line

    Terrence Malick

    Gord: “"What's this war in the heart of Nature?" & so the poetry begins. An oneiric quality & poetic voice-over as with all Mallick & 2ndary only to Heaven.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #536 Learn more »
  • La promesse (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    La promesse

    Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

    Gord: “My love for Criterion has been reignited by these Dardenne discs; maybe it's not extras but their tendency to curate director's work that wins me over”

    Blu-Ray Spine #620 Learn more »
  • Rashomon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rashomon

    Akira Kurosawa

    Gord: “Impression is of fleeting lives & the blur of the things we do. Remorse. Rain. Light & shadowleaves. Meshes of the afternoon. Fallen man & redemption.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #138 Learn more »
  • The Battle of Algiers  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Battle of Algiers

    Gillo Pontecorvo

    Gord: “2ᴺᴰ best political film after Rogosin's Come Back Africa - Morricone's music is great too - not sure if lack of internal character revelation hurt it”

    Blu-Ray Spine #249 Learn more »
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion DVD)

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    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    Carl Th. Dreyer

    Gord: “If love, desire, innocence or numerous other intangibles comprising the human endeavor could be condensed to a strip of gelatin & shone thru w/ light”

    DVD Spine #62 Learn more »
  • Lonesome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Lonesome

    Paul Fejos

    Gord: “I wish a girl that cute would tell me to shut up that cutely. Not on par w/ Sunrise or Lucky Star, but a lovely gem w/ verve & love for its characters”

    Blu-Ray Spine #623 Learn more »
  • Rosetta (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rosetta

    Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

    Gord: “Saw L'enfant in '05 & fell in love w/ the Dardennes; been hoping for Criterion to put this out I think it's perfect & now one of Criterion's very best”

    Blu-Ray Spine #621 Learn more »
  • Orpheus (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Orpheus

    Jean Cocteau

    Gord: “The only film maker better at making the magical seem possible was Buñuel”

    Blu-Ray Spine #68 Learn more »
  • Make Way for Tomorrow  (Criterion DVD)

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    Make Way for Tomorrow

    Leo McCarey

    Gord: “The film creates a momentary interval of peace for the old couple in the last 30 min. of the film; to honor them b4 they meet their fate. It's perfect”

    DVD Spine #505 Learn more »
  • Blow Out (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Blow Out

    Brian De Palma

    Gord: “Tacky, à la 80s mainstream; yet the cinematography, inventiveness, grace and Allen's subtleness are a wonder. Allen's work here isn't praised enough.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #562 Learn more »
  • Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé (Criterion DVD)

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    Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé

    Jean Painlevé

    Gord: “A 95 min. Yo La Tengo video w/ those silvery or subtly tinted images of under water mystery & struggle & life & death - thinking bout stuff in th'dark”

    DVD Spine #468 Learn more »
  • The 39 Steps (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The 39 Steps

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Gord: “Love these Brit. Hitchcocks. This one's well nigh perfect w/ its combo of humor, adventure, & romance. The ManWhoKnewTooM. w/ Peter Lorre next please.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #56 Learn more »
  • The Gold Rush (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Gold Rush

    Charles Chaplin

    Gord: “Keaton may have dazzled with his acrobatics & delivered more laughs per minute, but the little Tramp taught us how to be human.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #615 Learn more »
  • The Red Shoes (Criterion DVD)

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    The Red Shoes

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Gord: “I have the Blu too ♡. A shout out to Scorsese is in order if I hadn't heard he loved this film there's no way I'd have given this "girly" pic a chance”

    DVD Spine #44 Learn more »
  • Seven Samurai (Criterion DVD)

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    Seven Samurai

    Akira Kurosawa

    Gord: “This early issue is the first Criterion disc I ever bought (or was it Fellini's 81/2?); deep feelings for this movie, it's characters, & this object ♡”

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums (Criterion DVD)

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    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Wes Anderson

    Gord: “An elegant film by one of our best film makers of the last 20 yrs I first encountered Wes & Murray's talent through Rushmore & still hold that dearest”

    DVD Spine #157 Learn more »
  • Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom (Criterion DVD)

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    Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom

    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Gord: “As usu. love Criterion's DVD packaging. This forever changed how I view consumerism, porn, and power. Very surprised to see the MGM logo”

    DVD Spine #17 Learn more »
  • Paths of Glory (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Paths of Glory

    Stanley Kubrick

    Gord: “Buñuel loved this film. The ending is amazing & an all too rare moment of tenderness in Kubrick's work. #8 on my Kubrick list; it is an excellent film”

    Blu-Ray Spine #538 Learn more »
  • Videodrome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Videodrome

    David Cronenberg

    Gord: “Has a cheap-o 80s look, but it's the ideas & SFX that matter. Unique intellectual film w/ gore! At the start when Woods twitches with TV static -whoa!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #248 Learn more »
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Terry Gilliam

    Gord: “OK I admit to owning the Universal Blu-ray; great picture quality on that one. Criterion extras are A+ I hear. Once in hotel room the film flourishes.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #175 Learn more »
  • Sawdust and Tinsel (Criterion DVD)

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    Sawdust and Tinsel

    Ingmar Bergman

    Gord: “I've slowd w/Bergman after getting the famous ones. I'm amazd to love each "obscure" film I pick up. He made 1 so-so film in '77 than he makes Fanny! ”

    DVD Spine #412 Learn more »
  • The Lady Eve (Criterion DVD)

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    The Lady Eve

    Preston Sturges

    Gord: “Perfect like only the Golden Age of Hollywood could do it. Light yet profound, sexy, witty, breezily subtextual, and entertaining. Her toes ARE swoony”

    DVD Spine #103 Learn more »
  • Island of Lost Souls (Criterion DVD)

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    Island of Lost Souls

    Erle C. Kenton

    Gord: “"There's no twilight in the tropics night falls like a curtain" Criterion offers early 30s golden age horror film that can stand with Universal's best”

    DVD Spine #586 Learn more »
  • The Killing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Killing

    Stanley Kubrick

    Gord: “A fine, quick & witty noir with only a touch of Stanley's stylized dialogue. A fine heist film with experimental corners. Wish he'd done more like it”

    Blu-Ray Spine #575 Learn more »
  • The Milky Way (Criterion DVD)
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    Sweet Smell of Success

    Alexander Mackendrick

    Gord: “Always the writing's praised rightly so, but cinematography is so lovely & vibrant. When cop says "Sidney come back I want to chastise you" I shudder.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #555 Learn more »
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    House

    Nobuhiko Obayashi

    Gord: “Watching this it seems weird, goofy, dumb and spun. Why then, in my memory, does this become unsettling, profoundly sad, other-worldly, and spooky? ♥♡”

    Blu-Ray Spine #539 Learn more »
  • Withnail and I (Criterion DVD)

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    Withnail and I

    Bruce Robinson

    Gord: “Should I be worried that I feel completely at home with these two guys? The ending is devastating, but required I suppose. Funny, wise, dirty, and sad”

    DVD Spine #119 Learn more »
  • 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg (Criterion DVD)

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    3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg

    Josef von Sternberg

    Gord: “These are beautiful works of art - Docks of New York is yet another new love. And Sternberg is a path I'll happily wend for the next 5 to 50 years.”

    DVD Spine #528 Learn more »
  • The Leopard (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    The Leopard

    Luchino Visconti

    Blu-Ray Spine #235 Learn more »
  • Trafic (Criterion DVD)
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    Trafic

    Jacques Tati

    DVD Spine #439 Learn more »