Batzomon’s Collection (222)

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  • Six Moral Tales (Criterion DVD)

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    Six Moral Tales

    Eric Rohmer

    Batzomon: “Rohmer is like watching paint dry, if paint was a deliciously droll and insightful novel with winning characters. Plus, it doesn't dry. It is great.”

    DVD Spine #342 Learn more »
  • Y tu mamá también  (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Y tu mamá también

    Alfonso Cuarón

    Batzomon: “Cuaron made the sexiest movie ever. The steam that comes off the screen can't cover up the beautiful photography. I'm sure my mom also likes it.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #723 Learn more »
  • Cries and Whispers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Cries and Whispers

    Ingmar Bergman

    Batzomon: “The red is so red, the cries are so sorrowful, and the whispers are so quiet that it's no wonder that this Blu-ray brings the best of Bergman to us.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #101 Learn more »
  • The River (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The River

    Jean Renoir

    Batzomon: “Renoir uses colors much like his father did: spectacularly. Criterion uses digital restoration much like its father did: effectively and subtly.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #276 Learn more »
  • The Thin Blue Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Thin Blue Line

    Errol Morris

    Batzomon: “Errol Morris freed an innocent man with the simple truth, eloquently constructed out of subjective viewpoints to show just how slippery a fact can be.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #753 Learn more »
  • The Third Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Third Man

    Carol Reed

    Batzomon: “A vaunted classic on which I spent a fortune, Vienna has never looked or sounded better. Do they still have that ferris wheel there?”

    Blu-Ray Spine #64 Learn more »
  • Army of Shadows (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Army of Shadows

    Jean-Pierre Melville

    Batzomon: “The famous French Resistance, everyone likes to claim a part of it yet fewer actually lived it. Melville was one, and he brings the pain to life.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #385 Learn more »
  • Hiroshima mon amour (Criterion DVD)

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    Hiroshima mon amour

    Alain Resnais

    Batzomon: “Resnais manages to make any romantic encounter a profound and devastating experience. The same could be said for my ex-wife! No, but this is great.”

    DVD Spine #196 Learn more »
  • Red River (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Red River

    Howard Hawks

    Batzomon: “I sure would like to hold Montgomery Clift's gun, and he can hold mine. We could ride hard out on the rough and come back for hot beef with taters.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #709 Learn more »
  • A Day in the Country (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Day in the Country

    Jean Renoir

    Batzomon: “Renoir didn't even need a whole hour to make a masterpiece. I wish I had a portable player to watch this in the countryside, but inside is also good.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #746 Learn more »
  • An Autumn Afternoon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    An Autumn Afternoon

    Yasujiro Ozu

    Batzomon: “An autumn afternoon with the taste of mackerel in your mouth and a big bottle of sake is made better when it's so sharply defined in Blu-ray, NEEEEE?!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #446 Learn more »
  • Do the Right Thing (Criterion DVD)

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    Do the Right Thing

    Spike Lee

    Batzomon: “I've been to Bed-Stuy in the summer, but no riot broke out. Good for me, because my name's Raheem. Spike Lee lit the fire; let it never go out.”

    DVD Spine #97 Learn more »
  • 4 by Agnès Varda (Criterion DVD)

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    4 by Agnès Varda

    Agnès Varda

    Batzomon: “One of the great living directors, Varda can't be barged-a from the canon for these four alone. She even makes infidelity and cancer scares romantic.”

    DVD Spine #418 Learn more »
  • Trouble in Paradise (Criterion DVD)

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    Trouble in Paradise

    Ernst Lubitsch

    Batzomon: “Will there ever be another filmmaker as witty as Lubitsch? He made every romance seem like the classiest affair and every actor a legend...for you.”

    DVD Spine #170 Learn more »
  • Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Batzomon: “Who knows how many films are out there in the world waiting to be saved? These are but a few, but if this is only the beginning, let's keep going.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #684 Learn more »
  • The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The Essential Jacques Demy

    Jacques Demy

    Batzomon: “Demy is a delight deserving of dedication to his dynamite...films. They pop off the screen and melt your heart while sending your ears to heaven.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #713 Learn more »
  • Eisenstein: The Sound Years (Criterion DVD)

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    Eisenstein: The Sound Years

    Sergei Eisenstein

    Batzomon: “Russia was already pretty insane before the Soviet Union, and Eisenstein lets it glow and roil under his impressive camera and new microphone.”

    DVD Spine #86 Learn more »
  • Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II

    Keisuke Kinoshita

    Batzomon: “Let us never forget the glorious Japanese Empire which thought a Japanese sword was a good weapon against machine guns in an open field.”

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  • Eclipse Series 10:  Silent Ozu—Three Family Comedies (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 10: Silent Ozu—Three Family Comedies

    Yasujiro Ozu

    Batzomon: “Ozu was always funny, and he didn't even need all those delightful voices. Families are his passion, and these three show great compassion.”

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  • A Canterbury Tale (Criterion DVD)

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    A Canterbury Tale

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Batzomon: “Remember: you have to glue friendly, or the Nazis will take your glue, and then no one will have any glue to glue with! This is easier than Chaucer.”

    DVD Spine #341 Learn more »
  • The Leopard (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Leopard

    Luchino Visconti

    Batzomon: “Visconti, you lavish bastard! You knew that I wanted to see Burt Lancaster in an Italian epic drama, but how? That's in my private dream journal...”

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

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    Ikiru

    Akira Kurosawa

    Batzomon: “Truly an inspirational film, Kurosawa's masterpiece makes me want to do something with my life. That something was buying Ikiru, so that helps me.”

    DVD Spine #221 Learn more »
  • David Lean Directs Noël Coward (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    David Lean Directs Noël Coward

    Batzomon: “The best British duo since tea and crumpets, Lean and Coward provide sumptuous tales of war, family, love, and ghosts. I know there's a pun here.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #603 Learn more »
  • Mouchette (Criterion DVD)

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    Mouchette

    Robert Bresson

    Batzomon: “It's not so much a tearjerker as a soulcrusher. Mouchette never had a chance, and try as you might, you can never save her. Never ever ever. Ever.”

    DVD Spine #363 Learn more »
  • Don't Look Now (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Don't Look Now

    Nicolas Roeg

    Batzomon: “I didn't ask to see Donald Sutherland nude, but I'm not complaining when it's embedded in a tragedy rendered in red dreams like this very one.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #745 Learn more »
  • The Lady Eve (Criterion DVD)

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    The Lady Eve

    Preston Sturges

    Batzomon: “Sturges could make a wake a whopper of a laugh, so when it comes to father-daughter con teams and snake-obsessed heirs, you know that's a good time.”

    DVD Spine #103 Learn more »
  • I Know Where I’m Going! (Criterion DVD)

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    I Know Where I’m Going!

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Batzomon: “Have the Scottish Hebrides ever looked so lovely? Does anyone know where they are? I'll tell you where: under Wendy Hiller's talented feet.”

    DVD Spine #94 Learn more »
  • Diary of a Country Priest (Criterion DVD)

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    Diary of a Country Priest

    Robert Bresson

    Batzomon: “Only Bresson could bring God this close to the screen with such pure image and sound. Hands, feet, silence: they create a portrait of faith wavered.”

    DVD Spine #222 Learn more »
  • Heaven’s Gate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Heaven’s Gate

    Michael Cimino

    Batzomon: “A film infamous for ruining a studio and a director's reputation, it is now a classic of American cinema. The West has rarely been so brutal-ful.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #636 Learn more »
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Criterion DVD)

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    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    Fritz Lang

    Batzomon: “Can a fiend as insidious as Dr. Mabuse be stopped merely by Death's cold grip? Foolhardy mortals! His reign of crime is eternal! ALL SHALL SUFFER!”

    DVD Spine #231 Learn more »
  • Last Year at Marienbad (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Last Year at Marienbad

    Alain Resnais

    Batzomon: “Remember when we watched this last year, and you said, "I don't understand what's going on"? Really, you don't recall? I don't believe you.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #478 Learn more »
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Criterion DVD)

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    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    Luis Buñuel

    Batzomon: “Is there anything more absurd than people dressing up to eat a meal together? Thank goodness Bunuel has made the activity normal again.”

    DVD Spine #102 Learn more »
  • Notorious (Criterion DVD)

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    Notorious

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Batzomon: “When you watch this film, keep an eye on your drink. I won't say more, but suffice to say, you can blame your sense of unease on Rio.”

    DVD Spine #137 Learn more »
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (Criterion DVD)

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    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    Robert Hamer

    Batzomon: “Having this many Guinnesses should make one ill, but rather the opposite happens. You find that all you need is keen wit and a dark sense of humor.”

    DVD Spine #325 Learn more »
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Peter Weir

    Batzomon: “Australia's never been more like a dream as when Peter Weir lets some unlucky girls disappear into a seam. Where they go? That's not for us to know.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #29 Learn more »
  • Salesman (Criterion DVD)

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    Salesman

    Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin

    Batzomon: “There's a reason the Bible sells well, and it ain't 'cause of no religion. It's the hard work of salesmen spreading the Good Word for a good price.”

    DVD Spine #122 Learn more »
  • L’avventura (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    L’avventura

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Batzomon: “I like this film a lot more now that I can read its revolutionary visual language. Maybe I can be rich and alienated some day, wishing for purpose.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #98 Learn more »
  • Chronicle of a Summer (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Chronicle of a Summer

    Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin

    Batzomon: “1960 was the beginning of a decade that would rock the world, but the people herein have stories to tell about themselves, ones that will rock you.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #648 Learn more »
  • Grey Gardens (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Grey Gardens

    Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde

    Batzomon: “Big Edie and Little Edie rocked the fashion world from their crumbling estate, and their days of woe and weeds stands as a testament to unique lives.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #123 Learn more »
  • Nanook of the North (Criterion DVD)

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    Nanook of the North

    Robert Flaherty

    Batzomon: “The original documentary by the man who brought the form to cinematic life, Nanook conquers the tundra while he also conquers your heart. Awwww...”

    DVD Spine #33 Learn more »
  • La notte (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    La notte

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Batzomon: “Now that I have achieved the Alienation Quadrilogy, I can spend time watching them detached from the world, perhaps even seek purpose in wealth.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #678 Learn more »
  • My Darling Clementine (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    My Darling Clementine

    John Ford

    Batzomon: “John Ford elevated the Western to an art form. This Clementine is oh so sweet, packed with the Henry Fonda nutrients you need in your cinematic diet.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #732 Learn more »
  • Eraserhead (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Eraserhead

    David Lynch

    Batzomon: “On the Criterion Bluray of Eraserhead, everything is fine. More than fine, a disturbing masterpiece by a fantastic director. Essential.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #725 Learn more »
  • The Red Shoes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Red Shoes

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Batzomon: “Red Shoes on Blu makes other movies green with envy, and who doesn't love the colors in this movie? Seeing them burst to the music is so balletic.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #44 Learn more »
  • The Complete Jacques Tati (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Complete Jacques Tati

    Jacques Tati

    Batzomon: “Six films equal to ten hours plus a lifetime of laughs: that is what Jacques Tati gave the world. Even from a slanted stance, he made us look anew.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #729 Learn more »
  • La dolce vita (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    La dolce vita

    Federico Fellini

    Batzomon: “I splurged on the Blu-ray to fully indulge my hedonism in the sharpest way possible as I drape my body across my couch and suckle the teat of luxury.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #733 Learn more »
  • Wild Strawberries (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Wild Strawberries

    Ingmar Bergman

    Batzomon: “The sweetest strawberries are the blu ones, so succulent that they drip down your chin into the wrinkles etched on your face like seeds of time.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #139 Learn more »
  • Vampyr (Criterion DVD)

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    Vampyr

    Carl Th. Dreyer

    Batzomon: “Dreyer created pure cinema, and in the purity of darkness lurks man's terror at the unknown and unknowable. Your nightmare begins right now.”

    DVD Spine #437 Learn more »
  • Fanny and Alexander Box Set (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Fanny and Alexander Box Set

    Ingmar Bergman

    Batzomon: “Childhood can be a real pain, but just remember: a kindly Jew may take you in and use his magic to help you out. Take that, evil priest!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #261 Learn more »
  • Sundays and Cybèle (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Sundays and Cybèle

    Serge Bourguignon

    Batzomon: “The greatest love of all is happening to them. The greatest love of all is between a traumatized soldier and a little girl, no reason to haw or hem.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #728 Learn more »
  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Batzomon: “You may say "kif-kif" to upgrading the colors in Fassbinder's masterpiece, but even the flat light shines like the soul in those tiny tears.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #198 Learn more »
  • L’eclisse (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    L’eclisse

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Batzomon: “Antonioni, now there's a director to chase the blues away! I love being reminded of the cold, detached malaise of modern life.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #278 Learn more »
  • La strada (Criterion DVD)

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    La strada

    Federico Fellini

    Batzomon: “Here comes Zampano and Gelsomina, walking down the road! Though they may look jolly, their love is a heavy load! Toot toot toot toot!”

    DVD Spine #219 Learn more »
  • The River (Criterion DVD)

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    The River

    Jean Renoir

    Batzomon: “Renoir does color like Renoir did colors. You see, because they were related! It all flows like a river, this talent we call immense.”

    DVD Spine #276 Learn more »
  • The Night of the Hunter (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Night of the Hunter

    Charles Laughton

    Batzomon: “If you don't LOVE this film, you must HATE great cinema. As creepy as preachers come, as dark as fairy tales get.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #541 Learn more »
  • 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (Criterion DVD)

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    2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Batzomon: “I bought 2 or 3 copies of this DVD by mistake, so enamored am I by capitalism's wealth of choices and chance.”

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  • Grand Illusion (Criterion DVD)

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    Grand Illusion

    Jean Renoir

    Batzomon: “Every collection starts somewhere, and what better place for this era of Criterion than with one of the best films ever? I got this baby new, too!”

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  • Jules and Jim (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Jules and Jim

    François Truffaut

    Batzomon: “When two men love a woman, it's heartbreak in that hotel, because she's a sketchy kind of girl. I haven't seen this one in years, but Truffaut is go!”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #281 Learn more »
  • Vivre sa vie (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Vivre sa vie

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Batzomon: “Godard hasn't been comprehensible in a while, but for a while, you could actually figure him out. Tableaux in the tune of tragedy, timeless tale.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #512 Learn more »
  • The Thin Red Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Thin Red Line

    Terrence Malick

    Batzomon: “Now here's where Malick gets into his introspection for three hours, pondering the entirety of man's place in nature as bombs blast and kids laugh.”

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