Batzomon’s Collection (185)

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  • 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.”

    DVD Spine #482 Learn more »
  • 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!”

    DVD Spine #1 Learn more »
  • 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.”

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

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    Badlands

    Terrence Malick

    Batzomon: “Malick doesn't get too introspective here; he'd rather just follow two kids as they idle along and murder people. Dang they aren't charming, though.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #651 Learn more »
  • Children of Paradise (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Children of Paradise

    Marcel Carné

    Batzomon: “These children are adults, and this paradise ain't so nice, but we all make do with how we can in the eternal struggle of the woman and the man.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #141 Learn more »
  • Love Streams (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Love Streams

    John Cassavetes

    Batzomon: “Love, it's like a river, and it drowns the slanted reeds. We are those weeds, gulping in that endless stream, desperate to think it will save us.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #721 Learn more »
  • The Life of Oharu (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Life of Oharu

    Kenji Mizoguchi

    Batzomon: “A Mizoguchi film about a woman who is abused and mistreated by society? No way! And yet, this is the best of that select breed of masterpieces.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #664 Learn more »
  • Nashville (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Nashville

    Robert Altman

    Batzomon: “Altman loves his large casts of colorful characters, each individual as colorful and varied as any other American in the great land we call Nashville.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #683 Learn more »
  • The Exterminating Angel (Criterion DVD)

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    The Exterminating Angel

    Luis Buñuel

    Batzomon: “Have you ever been in a room and just...can't seem to leave it? I know, we've all been there, but thankfully, sheep are always plentiful in mansions.”

    DVD Spine #459 Learn more »
  • Two-Lane Blacktop (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Two-Lane Blacktop

    Monte Hellman

    Batzomon: “I saw this movie so long ago that from this distance, it only appears as a dot on the horizon. It speeds ever farther away on the road of memory.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #414 Learn more »
  • The Seventh Seal (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Seventh Seal

    Ingmar Bergman

    Batzomon: “It's funnier than you might think and as classic as the countless parodies and references attest. The Seventh Seal is first in art-house cinema.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #11 Learn more »
  • Black Narcissus (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Black Narcissus

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Batzomon: “I've never been a nun before, but I suspect that I wouldn't much care for the isolation, the chastity, or the mountain madness. The hoods are nice.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #93 Learn more »
  • Pickpocket (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Pickpocket

    Robert Bresson

    Batzomon: “Bresson uses his trademark details to paint a haunted portrait of intricate thievery and dejected aimlessness. Skillful fingers are dangerous, huh?”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #314 Learn more »
  • The Music Room (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Music Room

    Satyajit Ray

    Batzomon: “When a man gives up a life and a family to pursue a pure passion, some may look askance at him and think him a fool. And maybe he is, bless his soul.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #573 Learn more »
  • Sweet Smell of Success (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Sweet Smell of Success

    Alexander Mackendrick

    Batzomon: “You smell that? The stewing stench of ruthless journalism and underhanded tactics befitting a weasel better than a man? That was me, my bad.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #555 Learn more »
  • The Earrings of Madame de . . .  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Earrings of Madame de . . .

    Max Ophuls

    Batzomon: “Those earrings are pretty sneaky, sis, moving around to different people and leaving tragedy in their wake. Heck, I prefer a gold necklace myself.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #445 Learn more »
  • Kes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Kes

    Ken Loach

    Batzomon: “A boy and his bird are united, two stray souls in a British pit buried under a grey sky. Your heart will break to see some small happiness crushed.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #561 Learn more »
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Batzomon: “HARRUMPH! I dare say, this Colonel Blimp must be a right fine chap if he had a picture made after 'im. Tally-ho on the jim-jam, pip pip cheerio!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #173 Learn more »
  • Amarcord (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Amarcord

    Federico Fellini

    Batzomon: “Never has the rise of fascism been so delightful when it comes with big breasts. Fellini paints a small Italian town with the joy of a master artist.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #4 Learn more »
  • Red Desert (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Red Desert

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Batzomon: “All human connection is gone. There is nothing left on the desert plain. We just wander the industrial wasteland, listening to the fog creep.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #522 Learn more »
  • The Great Dictator (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Great Dictator

    Charles Chaplin

    Batzomon: “You ever hear of this Hitler guy? Turns out he was both a foolish clown and a dangerous madman. Chaplin, he knew and said so with class and humor.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #565 Learn more »
  • La Cage aux Folles (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    La Cage aux Folles

    Edouard Molinaro

    Batzomon: “This flirty French flick is feathered with FAAAAABULOUS fashion and funny fellas who don't fiddle with the females. This cage is a gay old time!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #671 Learn more »
  • All That Heaven Allows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    All That Heaven Allows

    Douglas Sirk

    Batzomon: “The world wanted us to be apart, but I wouldn't let true love keep me from this Blu-ray upgrade. It's all that money allows, and it's just enough.”

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

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    Berlin Alexanderplatz

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Batzomon: “Have you ever spent fifteen hours with an unexceptional, naive man of sturdy stock? Because you will know and feel him like no other film can allow.”

    DVD Spine #411 Learn more »
  • Viridiana (Criterion DVD)

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    Viridiana

    Luis Buñuel

    Batzomon: “Bunuel is known for being a skeptic, and nuns are not so much known for that. Religion's a peach, but the pit is hard and nasty. I prefer the cards.”

    DVD Spine #332 Learn more »
  • Wings of Desire (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Wings of Desire

    Wim Wenders

    Batzomon: “Wenders' wings soar above a city divided, not only between East and West but angels and humans. Isn't it beautiful when we cross that line for love?”

    Blu-Ray Spine #490 Learn more »
  • Breaking the Waves (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Breaking the Waves

    Lars von Trier

    Batzomon: “Love is never having to say, "Maybe it's not such a good idea that I have sex with strangers for my husband's sake." Von Trier is keeping the faith.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #705 Learn more »
  • Trilogy of Life (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Trilogy of Life

    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Batzomon: “Only Pasolini could make the past look so dirty (in both senses) and so appealing, a sensual odyssey of human love, lust, and lunacy. That's life.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #631 Learn more »
  • The Qatsi Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Qatsi Trilogy

    Godfrey Reggio

    Batzomon: “When we look through the glass, what life shall we see? As the world spins in a trillion lights across a void, Reggio finds the facets of humanity.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #639 Learn more »
  • Solaris (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Solaris

    Andrei Tarkovsky

    Batzomon: “Tarkovsky doesn't make films of this world, and Solaris is literally off the planet. Meditative and patient, he asks the viewer, "What doth life?"”

    Blu-Ray Spine #164 Learn more »
  • Yi Yi (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Yi Yi

    Edward Yang

    Batzomon: “Yang left the world too soon, but in his stead, he gave us an epic of familial intimacy, a one to love, so let's use a two eyes to watch it.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #339 Learn more »
  • The Spirit of the Beehive (Criterion DVD)

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    The Spirit of the Beehive

    Víctor Erice

    Batzomon: “A delicate, haunting rendition of childhood during wartime, this spirit lingers in the eyes of the little girl lost in a world far worse than fantasy.”

    DVD Spine #351 Learn more »
  • World on a Wire (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    World on a Wire

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Batzomon: “Fassbinder created a retro future where mirrors are our masters, and only one man can be paranoid about it. Starring Lou Diamond Phillips.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #598 Learn more »
  • Beastie Boys Video Anthology (Criterion DVD)

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    Beastie Boys Video Anthology

    Various

    Batzomon: “My name is Batzomon, and I'm here to say that Beastie Boys music is a-okay. WIKKITA-WIKKITA! DROP DA MIC AND HOLLA TO YA BOYS!”

    DVD Spine #100 Learn more »
  • Frances Ha (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Frances Ha

    Noah Baumbach

    Batzomon: “This is exactly how it is to live in New York in your 20's: black and white, jazz music, a light-hearted and charming take on youth and ennui.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #681 Learn more »
  • Cries and Whispers (Criterion DVD)

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    Cries and Whispers

    Ingmar Bergman

    Batzomon: “The red walls are like the inside of a heart, blood pumping in the tightened veins of women in mourning, in misery, in a mindfulness of themselves.”

    DVD Spine #101 Learn more »
  • Sansho the Bailiff (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Sansho the Bailiff

    Kenji Mizoguchi

    Batzomon: “Don't even try to not be devastated by this film, because you will just fall that much harder at Mizoguchi's empathy for the pain of the exploited.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #386 Learn more »
  • Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

    Batzomon: “Daisies may be the most famous film on here, but all these pearls should be observed for the crystalline mastery in a new time for a very old people.”

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  • John Cassavetes: Five Films (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    John Cassavetes: Five Films

    Batzomon: “These films are messy, reckless, patience-testing, and sometimes hard to understand. Yeah, that sounds like real people to me.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #250 Learn more »
  • Marketa Lazarová (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Marketa Lazarová

    František Vlácil

    Batzomon: “A mad, monstrous, muddy chaos through a more feudal time when life was futile and death was fertile, we are merely viewers into the heart of darkness.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #661 Learn more »