Cornelis J.’s Wish List (14)

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  • When a pickpocket steals a rookie detective’s gun on a hot, crowded bus, the cop goes undercover in a desperate attempt to right the wrong. Kurosawa’s thrilling noir probes the squalid world of postwar Japan and the nature of the criminal mind.

    Added 12/13/2014
    Stray Dog (Criterion DVD)

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  • Ernest Hemingway’s gripping short story “The Killers” has fascinated readers and filmmakers for generations. The Criterion Collection presents all three film versions of this classic tale of amorality.

    Added 12/13/2014
    The Killers (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • In the 1940s, the wit of playwright Noël Coward and the craft of filmmaker David Lean melded harmoniously in one of cinema’s greatest writer-director collaborations.

    Added 12/13/2014
    David Lean Directs Noël Coward (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

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  • Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth century, That Hamilton Woman is a gripping account of the scandalous adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer Lord Horatio Nelson (Laurence Olivier) and the renowned beauty Emma, Lady Hamilton (Vivien Leigh).

    Added 12/13/2014
    That Hamilton Woman (Criterion DVD)

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  • No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first western, the rowdy and whip-smart Red River.

    Added 10/23/2014
    Red River (Criterion DVD)

    8 Jul 2014

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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  • A mix of the witty and the utterly absurd, The Palm Beach Story is a high watermark of Sturges’s brand of physical comedy and verbal repartee, featuring sparkling performances.

    Added 10/23/2014
    The Palm Beach Story (Criterion DVD)

    20 Jan 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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  • With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the result is nearly unclassifiable. Vampyr is one of cinema’s great nightmares.

    Added 10/23/2014
    Vampyr (Criterion DVD)
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  • People on Sunday, an effervescent, sunlit silent, about a handful of city dwellers (a charming cast of nonprofessionals) enjoying a weekend outing, offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin, would influence generations of film artists around the world.

    Added 10/23/2014
    People on Sunday (Criterion DVD)

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  • Before he turned to the story of Joan of Arc, the Danish cinema genius Carl Theodor Dreyer fashioned this ahead-of-its-time examination of domestic life.

    Added 07/29/2014
    Master of the House (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $24.95

    Criterion Store price:$19.96

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  • A cornerstone of the career of this most economical and profoundly spiritual of filmmakers, Pickpocket is an elegantly crafted, tautly choreographed study of humanity in all its mischief and grace, the work of a director at the height of his powers.

    Added 05/24/2013
    Pickpocket (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • A curious, compassionate storyteller who was fascinated by characters on the outskirts of society, Hiroshi Shimizu used his trademark graceful traveling shot to peek around the corners of contemporary Japan.

    Added 06/02/2012
    Eclipse Series 15:  Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

    Criterion Store price:$47.96

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  • Of all the cinematic New Waves that broke over the world in the 1960s, the one in Czechoslovakia was among the most fruitful, fascinating, and radical.

    Added 02/18/2012
    Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

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  • Often called the Godard of the East, Japanese director Nagisa Oshima was one of the most provocative film artists of the twentieth century, and his works challenged and shocked the cinematic world for decades.

    Added 02/18/2012
    Eclipse Series 21:  Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

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  • These three independent films showed off Samuel Fuller’s genre diversity, gutter wit, and subversive force, and pointed the way to a controversial career in studio moviemaking.

    Added 12/09/2011
    Eclipse Series 5:  The First Films of Samuel Fuller (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

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