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  • The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom.

    Added 10/15/2014
    La dolce vita (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    21 Oct 2014

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    JustinDW: “My introduction to Terry Gilliam and Monty Python was this PG-rated, shockingly violent mind-fuck. The ending still haunts me. What happened?”

    Added 10/15/2014
    Time Bandits (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    9 Dec 2014

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    1 Disc

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  • This multilayered comedy from Sydney Pollack follows the elaborate deception of a down-on-his-luck New York actor who poses as a woman to get a soap opera gig.

    Added 10/15/2014
    Tootsie (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Dec 2014

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    JustinDW: “Essential viewing for anyone interested in the art of filmmaking.”

    Added 10/15/2014
    L’avventura (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    25 Nov 2014

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    1 Disc

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    JustinDW: “One of Capra's best, and two early examples of "natural" acting. No theatricality here, just two people bantering the way people really do.”

    Added 09/05/2014
    It Happened One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    18 Nov 2014

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    1 Disc

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    JustinDW: “A unique semi-documentary which showed the world that The Beatles were as brilliant at comedy as they were at music.”

    Added 04/05/2014
    A Hard Day’s Night (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    24 Jun 2014

    Dual Format Blu-ray/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 01/17/2014
    Master of the House (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Based on a novel by Vladislav Vančura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence.

    Added 01/13/2014
    Marketa Lazarová (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “Bergman and Bergman. 'nuff said. ”

    Added 09/29/2013
    Autumn Sonata (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “I've enjoyed all Malle's films, it will be interesting to see his documentations of Americana.”

    Added 08/07/2013
    Eclipse Series 2:  The Documentaries of Louis Malle (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

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    JustinDW: “I've never seen this one. I'm a Rock Hudson fan, and Frankenheimer could make a solid thiller when he tried. Sounds riveting.”

    Added 08/07/2013
    Seconds (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • John Cassavetes was a genius, a visionary, and the progenitor of American independent film, but that doesn’t begin to get at the generosity of his art.

    Added 07/21/2013
    John Cassavetes: Five Films (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Box Set

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    JustinDW: “Essential viewing for anyone learning how to write and direct movies. More twists than a pretzel factory, yet it never seems forced or unbelievable.”

    Added 07/20/2013
    L’avventura (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

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  • At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price.

    Added 07/15/2013
    Eyes Without a Face (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc, in which Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, convinced the world that movies could be art.

    Added 05/20/2013
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

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  • Criterion is proud to present these Dreyer masterpieces on DVD for the first time, with brand new digital transfers. Each is an intense exploration of the clash between individual desire and social expectations, with Dreyer’s famously perfectionist attention to detail shining throughout.

    Added 05/20/2013
    Carl Theodor Dreyer  Box Set (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

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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 04/22/2013
    Safety Last! (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, The Devil’s Backbone tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets.

    Added 04/22/2013
    The Devil’s Backbone (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • With clarity, subtlety, and a dose of wicked humor, Academy Award–winning director Ang Lee renders Rick Moody’s acclaimed novel of upper-middle-class American malaise as a trenchant, tragic cinematic portrait of lost souls.

    Added 04/22/2013
    The Ice Storm (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A scientist’s thoughts materialize as an army of invisible brain-shaped monsters (complete with spinal-cord tails!) who terrorize an American military base in this nightmarish chiller, directed by Arthur Crabtree.

    Added 04/22/2013
    Fiend Without a Face (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece, Mary Henry survives a drag race in a rural Kansas town, then takes a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she becomes haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her to an abandoned lakeside pavilion.

    Added 04/22/2013
    Carnival of Souls (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

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  • One of the great cult classics, The Blob melds ’50s schlock sci-fi and teen delinquency pics even as it transcends these genres with strong performances and ingenious special effects. The Blob helped launch the careers of superstud Steve McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach.

    Added 04/22/2013
    The Blob (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “Hey, any Cronenberg worth owning is worth owning on Blu Ray.”

    Added 04/06/2013
    Videodrome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “Matthau was underused as a dramatic actor. Though Hopscotch is a comedy, it's edgy and dark and Matthau's razor sharp performance shows he knew it.”

    Added 02/16/2013
    Hopscotch (Criterion DVD)

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    JustinDW: “I'd watch this cast under the direction of Sidney Lumet do pretty much anything. I think this one is essential viewing.”

    Added 02/16/2013
    The Fugitive Kind (Criterion DVD)

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    JustinDW: “Alfred Hitchcock and Peter Lorre working together is instant cinematic gold. Weird and creepy gold, but gold nonetheless. ”

    Added 01/20/2013
    The Man Who Knew Too Much (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors.

    Added 01/20/2013
    The 39 Steps (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Badlands announced the arrival of a major talent: Terrence Malick. His impressionistic take on the notorious Charles Starkweather killing spree of the late 1950s uses a serial-killer narrative as a springboard for an oblique teenage romance.

    Added 01/12/2013
    Badlands (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “Never seen this movie, but I've wanted to see it for years. I have not yet been disappointed by any Criterion I've blind bought, so...”

    Added 12/29/2012
    Andrei Rublev (Criterion DVD)

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    JustinDW: “Brando. That's all that needs to be said.”

    Added 11/15/2012
    On the Waterfront (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $49.95

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  • In 1967 and 1968, the company created four certifiably batty, low-budget fantasies, tales haunted by watery ghosts, plagued by angry insects, and stalked by aliens—including one in the form of a giant chicken-lizard.

    Added 10/21/2012
    Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

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    JustinDW: “A wondrous, beautiful and often hilarious satire which, in its uncut form, is one of the most disturbing movies ever made.”

    Added 09/22/2012
    Brazil (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “This beautiful, haunting and macabre tale is both a tragic love story and creepy ghost story with more than a small dash of Edgar Allan Poe.”

    Added 09/15/2012
    Kuroneko (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “Just reading about the opening scene makes me want to own this movie. It sounds fascinating.”

    Added 08/29/2012
    Rosetta (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A mix of hilarious, anything-goes slapstick and biting satire of me-generation self-indulgence, Eating Raoul marked the end of the sexual revolution with a thwack.

    Added 08/24/2012
    Eating Raoul (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “I call them "disasterpieces." Exorcist II, Dune, Ishtar, Explorers, 1941 and this. The 70s and 80s were a breeding ground for visionary excess. ”

    Added 08/16/2012
    Heaven’s Gate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “A twisted, surreal, Kafkaesque nightmare that turns the genre of the paranoid thriller inside out.”

    Added 07/09/2012
    The Game (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “This movie introduced me to the warped world of Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman. ”

    Added 02/19/2012
    Being John Malkovich (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “I find Robert Downey Sr to be a fascinating talker. I imagine his writing is equally fascinating. ”

    Added 02/19/2012
    Eclipse Series 33: Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

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    SRP: $39.95

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    JustinDW: “Jiri Menzel's Closely Watched Trains is one of my favorite movies, so this set is definitely peaking my interest. ”

    Added 01/23/2012
    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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  • What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dušan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions) in his surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: Mysteries of the Organism.

    Added 01/07/2012
    WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Criterion DVD)

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  • Epic in scale yet meticulously observed, maverick director Robert Altman’s Short Cuts interweaves the lives of twenty-two characters struggling to find solace and meaning in contemporary Los Angeles.

    Added 01/02/2012
    Short Cuts (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

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  • Starring Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek, Missing is political filmmaker extraordinaire Costa-Gavras’s compelling, controversial dramatization of the search for American filmmaker and journalist Charles Horman, who mysteriously disappeared during the 1973 coup in Chile.

    Added 01/02/2012
    Missing (Criterion DVD)

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    JustinDW: “An emotionally shattering, beautiful and moving piece of cinematic art, and it's all so simple.”

    Added 01/01/2012
    Bicycle Thieves (Criterion DVD)

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  • Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines.

    Added 12/27/2011
    Ace in the Hole (Criterion DVD)

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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 12/27/2011
    Yojimbo/Sanjuro  Box Set (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

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  • Originally made for German television, this recently rediscovered, three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the world of tomorrow from one of cinema’s kinkiest geniuses.

    Added 12/27/2011
    World on a Wire (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Terrence Malick’s visionary adaptation of James Jones’s 1962 novel about the World War II battle for Guadalcanal is one of the most deeply philosophical films ever released by a major Hollywood studio, a thought-provoking meditation on man, nature, and violence.

    Added 12/27/2011
    The Thin Red Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “I've always wanted to see this movie, but I'd blind-buy the Criterion edition just for super cool cover art.”

    Added 12/27/2011
    Sweet Smell of Success (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This is where it all started. John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list.

    Added 12/27/2011
    Stagecoach (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Seeking a Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett (Peter Breck) has himself committed to a mental hospital to investigate a murder. As he closes in on the killer, insanity closes in on him. Sam Fuller’s Shock Corridor masterfully charts the uneasy terrain between sanity and madness.

    Added 12/27/2011
    Shock Corridor (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    JustinDW: “I love this movie, which is odd, as it is the only Wes Anderson movie I've seen that I didn't hate.”

    Added 12/27/2011
    Rushmore (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Robinson Crusoe on Mars tells the story of U.S. astronaut Commander “Kit” Draper (Paul Mantee), who must fight for survival when his spaceship crash-lands on the barren waste of Mars, a pet monkey his only companion.

    Added 12/27/2011
    Robinson Crusoe on Mars (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, this extraordinarily rich and innovative silent classic (which inspired Ingmar Bergman to make movies) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving morality tale, as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects.

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    The Phantom Carriage (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. This is a haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization.

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    Paths of Glory (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • On April 14, 1912, just before midnight, the “unsinkable” Titanic struck an iceberg. In less than three hours, it had plunged to the bottom of the sea. This is cinema’s subtlest and best dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe.

    Added 12/27/2011
    A Night to Remember (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (a crackerjack Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society.

    Added 12/27/2011
    The Naked Kiss (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard).

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    Modern Times (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Peter Lorre stars as serial killer Hans Beckert in Fritz Lang’s harrowing masterwork M, a suspenseful panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.

    Added 12/27/2011
    M (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In Alfred Hitchcock’s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, a young woman finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure while traveling across Europe by train. The Lady Vanishes remains one of the master filmmaker’s purest delights.

    Added 12/27/2011
    The Lady Vanishes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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