Cornelis J.’s Wish List (11)

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  • Vittorio De Sica examines the cataclysmic consequences of adult folly on an innocent child in The Children Are Watching Us, a vivid, deeply humane portrait of a family’s disintegration.

    Added 07/29/2014
    The Children Are Watching Us (Criterion DVD)

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  • Based on the classic Emile Zola novel, Jean Renoir’s La bête humaine, a suspenseful journey into the tormented psyche of a workingman, was one of the director’s greatest popular successes—and earned star Jean Gabin a permanent place in the hearts of his countrymen.

    Added 07/29/2014
    La bête humaine (Criterion DVD)

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  • In René Clair’s irrepressibly romantic portrait of the crowded tenements of Paris, a street singer and a gangster vie for the love of a beautiful young woman. An international sensation upon its release, Under the Roofs of Paris is an exhilarating celebration of filmmaking.

    Added 07/29/2014
    Under the Roofs of Paris (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)

    22 Apr 2014

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    SRP: $24.95

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  • The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin is the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd—the modern guy striving for success—is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to him.

    Added 07/29/2014
    Safety Last! (Criterion DVD)

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  • From the very beginning of his incandescent career, the New German Cinema enfant terrible Rainer Werner Fassbinder refused to play by the rules.

    Added 06/08/2014
    Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

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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)

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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)

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    SRP: $69.95

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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)

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    SRP: $69.95

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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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