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  • Oscar winner Marion Cotillard received another nomination for her searing, deeply felt performance as a working-class woman desperate to hold on to her factory job, in this gripping film from master Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Two Days, One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    25 Aug 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This loving farce from François Truffaut about the joys and turbulence of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Day for Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    18 Aug 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Dressed to Kill (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    18 Aug 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An astounding array of talent came together for the big-screen adaptation of John Fowles’s novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, a postmodern masterpiece that had been considered unfilmable.

    Added 05/18/2015
    The French Lieutenant's Woman (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    11 Aug 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • The legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda, whose remarkable career began in the 1950s and has continued into the twenty-first century, produced some of her most provocative works while living on the West Coast of the United States.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Eclipse Series 43: Agnès Varda in California (Eclipse DVD)

    11 Aug 2015

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • 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 04/15/2015
    The Killers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    7 Jul 2015

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A cornerstone of the French New Wave, the first feature from Alain Resnais is one of the most influential films of all time.

    Added 04/15/2015
    Hiroshima mon amour (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Jul 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This mesmerizing debut by the great Swedish director Jan Troell is an epic bildungsroman and a multilayered representation of early twentieth-century Sweden.

    Added 04/15/2015
    Here is Your Life (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Jul 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An island off the New England coast, summer of 1965. Two twelve-year-olds, Sam and Suzy, fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness

    Added 04/15/2015
    Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 Sep 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Actor and playwright Wallace Shawn sits down with his friend the theater director André Gregory at a restaurant on New York’s Upper West Side, and the pair proceed through an alternately whimsical and despairing confessional about love, death, money, and all the superstition in between.

    Added 03/16/2015
    My Dinner with André (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Jun 2015

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Brought pristinely to the screen by Jonathan Demme, this compellingly abstract reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s Bygmester Solness features Shawn (who also wrote the adaptation) as a visionary but tyrannical middle-aged architect haunted by figures from his past,

    Added 03/16/2015
    A Master Builder (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Jun 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A fairy tale grounded in poignant reality, the magnificent, Manhattan-set The Fisher King, by Terry Gilliam, features Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in two of their most brilliant roles.

    Added 03/16/2015
    The Fisher King (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Jun 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Bernhard Wicki’s astonishing The Bridge was the first major antiwar film to come out of Germany after World War II, as well as the nation’s first postwar film to be widely shown internationally, even securing an Oscar nomination.

    Added 03/16/2015
    The  Bridge (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Jun 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Costa-Gavras puts the United States’ involvement in Latin American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller.

    Added 02/17/2015
    State of Siege (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 May 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The master of the political thriller, Costa-Gavras became an instant phenomenon after the mammoth success of Z, and he quickly followed it with the equally riveting The Confession.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Confession (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 May 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In this anguished yet mordantly funny film, Fassbinder charts the decline of a self-destructive former policeman and war veteran struggling to make ends meet for his family by working as a fruit vendor.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Merchant of Four Seasons (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 May 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Bette Midler exploded onto the screen with her take-no-prisoners performance in this quintessential film about fame and addiction from director Mark Rydell.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Rose (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 May 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat.

    Added 02/17/2015
    Limelight (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 May 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Make Way for Tomorrow, by Leo McCarey, is one of the great unsung Hollywood masterpieces, an enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap.

    Added 02/17/2015
    Make Way for Tomorrow  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    12 May 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This comic masterpiece by Preston Sturges is among the finest Hollywood satires and a high-water mark in the career of one of the industry’s most revered funnymen.

    Added 01/16/2015
    Sullivan’s Travels (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Apr 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed’s psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong.

    Added 01/16/2015
    Odd Man Out (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Apr 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold.

    Added 01/16/2015
    The River (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    21 Apr 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • During his first decade at Shochiku studios, where he dabbled in many genres, Ozu put out a trio of precisely rendered, magnificently shot and edited silent crime films

    Added 01/16/2015
    Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu—Three Crime Dramas (Eclipse DVD)

    21 Apr 2015

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • Jean-Pierre Melville began his superb feature filmmaking career with this powerful adaptation of an influential underground novel written during the Nazi occupation of France.

    Added 01/16/2015
    Le silence de la mer (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    28 Apr 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In one of the best performances of his legendary career, Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie “Fingers” Coyle in an adaptation by Peter Yates of George V. Higgins’s acclaimed novel The Friends of Eddie Coyle.

    Added 01/16/2015
    The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    28 Apr 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An intensely felt film that is one of Bergman’s most striking formal experiments, Cries and Whispers (which won an Oscar for the extraordinary color photography of Sven Nykvist) is a powerful depiction of human behavior in the face of death.

    Added 12/15/2014
    Cries and Whispers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    31 Mar 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A work of meticulous journalism and gripping drama, it recounts the disturbing tale of Randall Dale Adams, a drifter who was charged with the murder of a Dallas police officer and sent to death row, despite evidence that he did not commit the crime.

    Added 12/15/2014
    The Thin Blue Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Mar 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With his trademark mixture of empathy and scrutiny, Errol Morris has changed the face of documentary filmmaking in the United States, and his career began with two remarkable tales of American eccentricity.

    Added 12/15/2014
    Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Mar 2015

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With its relentless pace, expressive cinematography by the great Russell Metty, and punchy, clever script by Charles Lederer and Ben Hecht, this is an overlooked treasure from the heyday of 1940s film noir.

    Added 12/15/2014
    Ride the Pink Horse (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 Mar 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Truffaut made The Soft Skin at a time when he was immersing himself in the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and that master’s influence can be felt throughout this complex, insightful, and underseen French New Wave treasure.

    Added 12/15/2014
    The Soft Skin (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 Mar 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This bittersweet film from Jean Renoir, based on a story by Guy de Maupassant, is a tenderly comic idyll about a city family’s picnic in the French countryside and the romancing of the mother and grown daughter by two local men.

    Added 11/17/2014
    A Day in the Country (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    10 Feb 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This is a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits under terrible threat from modern forces.

    Added 11/17/2014
    Watership Down (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Feb 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignifed resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization.

    Added 11/17/2014
    An Autumn Afternoon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 Feb 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now, adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, is a brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural.

    Added 11/17/2014
    Don't Look Now (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    10 Feb 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation, Jean-Luc Godard returned to commercial cinema with this star-driven work of social commentary, while remaining defiantly intellectual and formally cutting-edge.

    Added 11/17/2014
    Every Man for Himself (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    3 Feb 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With a radical take on narrative, disturbing yet beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of on- and offscreen sound, Martel turns her tale of a decaying bourgeois family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer, into a cinematic marvel.

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

    27 Jan 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A mix of the witty and the utterly absurd, The Palm Beach Story is a high watermark of Sturges’s brand of physical comedy and verbal repartee, featuring sparkling performances.

    Added 10/15/2014
    The Palm Beach Story (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    20 Jan 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman plying his craft during the turbulent final days of shogunate rule in Japan, Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse or mercy.

    Added 10/15/2014
    The Sword of Doom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    6 Jan 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This collection of Kinoshita’s first films—four made while the war was going on and one shortly after Japan’s surrender—demonstrates the way the filmmaker’s humanity and exquisite cinematic technique shone through even in the darkest of times.

    Added 09/17/2014
    Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II (Eclipse DVD)

    16 Dec 2014

    DVD Box Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

  • In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs.

    Added 09/17/2014
    Time Bandits (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    9 Dec 2014

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This revelatory drama was named the best film of the 1990s in a Village Voice poll of more than fifty critics.

    Added 09/17/2014
    Safe (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    9 Dec 2014

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Seemingly off-the-cuff yet poetically constructed, these films are humane, sometimes wry, always engaging tributes to music, food, and all sorts of regionally specific delights.

    Added 08/15/2014
    Les Blank: Always for Pleasure (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    3 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

  • Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork.

    Added 08/15/2014
    L’avventura (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • It Happened One Night is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era, packed with clever situations and gags that have entered the Hollywood comedy pantheon.

    Added 08/15/2014
    It Happened One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In the midsixties, the maverick American director Monte Hellman conceived of two westerns at the same time. Dreamlike and gritty by turns, these films would prove their maker’s adeptness at brilliantly deconstructing genre.

    Added 08/15/2014
    The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 07/16/2014
    La dolce vita (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • A young man embarks on an obsessive search for the girlfriend who mysteriously disappeared while the couple were taking a sunny vacation trip, and his three-year investigation draws the attention of her abductor, a mild-mannered professor with a clinically diabolical mind.

    Added 07/16/2014
    The Vanishing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • John Ford takes on the legend of the O.K. Corral shoot-out in this multilayered, exceptionally well-constructed western, one of the director’s very best films.

    Added 07/16/2014
    My Darling Clementine (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A psychologically damaged war veteran and a neglected child begin a startlingly intimate friendship—one that ultimately ignites the suspicion and anger of his friends and neighbors in suburban Paris.

    Added 06/16/2014
    Sundays and Cybèle (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The wildly prolific German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder paid homage to his cinematic hero Douglas Sirk with this update of that filmmaker’s 1955 All That Heaven Allows.

    Added 06/16/2014
    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This genuinely frightening, exquisitely made supernatural gothic stars Deborah Kerr as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges.

    Added 06/16/2014
    The Innocents (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity.

    Added 06/16/2014
    Macbeth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Assembled with visionary editing that makes dance come alive on-screen as never before, and overflowing with sublime footwork, All That Jazz pushes the musical genre to personal depths and virtuosic aesthetic heights.

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    All That Jazz (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic family—into a cold, perverse, and at times diabolically funny examination of the primitive coexisting with the modern.

    Added 05/15/2014
    Vengeance Is Mine (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodóvar’s international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world’s most beloved and provocative auteurs.
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    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

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  • The electric filmmaking genius John Cassavetes and his brilliant wife and collaborator Gena Rowlands give luminous, fragile performances as two closely bound, emotionally wounded souls who reunite after years apart.

    Added 05/15/2014
    Love Streams (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

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    SRP: $39.95

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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 04/15/2014
    Pickpocket (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    David MacDonald: “One of the best new covers they've done in a while.”

    Added 04/15/2014
    Scanners (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • The success of Erik Skjoldbjærg’s chilling procedural anticipated the international hunger for Scandinavian noirs and serial- killer fictions, and the film features one of Skarsgård’s greatest performances.

    Added 04/15/2014
    Insomnia (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirtysomethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending the weekend together, reminiscing about their shared past as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.

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    The Big Chill (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

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