Cornelis J.’s Wish List (9)

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  • Thanks to perhaps the most indelible character in Akira Kurosawa’s oeuvre, Yojimbo surpassed even Seven Samurai in popularity when it was released. Made one year later, Sanjuro matches _Yojimbo_’s storytelling dexterity, and brings the duo to a thrilling and unforgettable conclusion.

    Added 02/04/2015
    Yojimbo/Sanjuro  Box Set (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

  • Ernest Hemingway’s simple but gripping short tale “The Killers” is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features.

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

    DVD Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $24.95

    Criterion Store price:$19.96

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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