Thomas Dempsey’s Wish List (43)

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

    Added 12/10/2014
    Safe (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    9 Dec 2014

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  • 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 11/19/2014
    Watership Down (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Feb 2015

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  • 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 11/18/2014
    A Day in the Country (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    10 Feb 2015

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  • Federico Fellini’s career achieved new levels of eccentricity and brilliance with this remarkable, controversial, extremely loose adaptation of Petronius’s classical Roman satire, written during the reign of Nero.

    Added 11/18/2014
    Fellini Satyricon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Feb 2015

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  • 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 11/18/2014
    Don't Look Now (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    10 Feb 2015

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  • In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) discovers her former torturer and lover (Dirk Bogarde) working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna.

    Added 10/09/2014
    The Night Porter (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    9 Dec 2014

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  • This trio of rousing action epics reveals a deeply unsettling portrait of the Soviet Union under Stalin, and provided battle-scene blueprints for filmmaking giants from Laurence Olivier in Henry V to Akira Kurosawa in Seven Samurai.

    Added 09/26/2014
    Eisenstein: The Sound Years (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

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  • This Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a postapocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals is one of Malle’s most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other.

    Added 09/19/2014
    Black Moon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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 09/16/2014
    Time Bandits (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    9 Dec 2014

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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 08/17/2014
    Tootsie (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Dec 2014

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  • Combining stylish sixties modernism with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents, Judex is a delightful bit of pulp fiction and a testament to the art of illusion.

    Added 07/16/2014
    Judex (Criterion DVD)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $24.95

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  • With the simplest of concepts and sparest of techniques, Robert Bresson made one of the most suspenseful jailbreak films of all time in A Man Escaped.

    Added 07/16/2014
    A Man Escaped (Criterion DVD)

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

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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 07/16/2014
    Stagecoach (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • With a background in music hall and mime performance, Tati steadily built an ever-more-ambitious movie career that ultimately raised sight-gag comedy to the level of high art.

    Added 07/16/2014
    The Complete Jacques Tati (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    28 Oct 2014

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    7 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

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  • This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema.

    Added 07/13/2014
    Picnic at Hanging Rock (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • A breathtaking depiction of the promise and perils of America’s western expansion, Heaven’s Gate, directed by Michael Cimino, is among Hollywood’s most ambitious and unorthodox epics.

    Added 07/13/2014
    Heaven’s Gate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $49.95

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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 07/13/2014
    Pickpocket (Criterion DVD)

    15 Jul 2014

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  • With the three films in this set, Shoehi Imamura, one of the leading figures of the Japanese new wave, truly emerged as an auteur, bringing to his national cinema an anthropological eye and a heretofore unseen taste for the irreverent.

    Added 06/07/2014
    Pigs, Pimps & Prostitutes:  3 Films by Shohei Imamura (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

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  • The extraordinary, internationally embraced Yi Yi (A One and a Two . . .), directed by the late Taiwanese master Edward Yang, follows a middle-class family in Taipei over the course of one year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral.

    Added 03/08/2014
    Yi Yi (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • These elegant, bawdy films, made before strict enforcement of the Hays morality code, feature some of the greatest stars of early Hollywood, as well as that elusive style of comedy that would thereafter be known as “the Lubitsch touch.”

    Added 03/07/2014
    Eclipse Series 8:  Lubitsch Musicals (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

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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 03/04/2014
    The 39 Steps (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This fleet and gripping film is the first of the early thrillers the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, made during the fertile phase of his career spent at the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation.

    Added 03/04/2014
    The Man Who Knew Too Much (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student.

    Added 03/04/2014
    The Freshman (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Featuring sensuous cinematography, a lush score, and an award-winning central performance by the great Toni Servillo, this transporting experience by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is a breathtaking Felliniesque tale of decadence and lost love.

    Added 03/04/2014
    The Great Beauty (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Told through the eyes of François Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel, The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime.

    Added 03/04/2014
    The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Suffused with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet, lonely boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s.

    Added 02/02/2014
    The Long Day Closes (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu.

    Added 02/02/2014
    Tokyo Story (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Greta Gerwig is radiant as Frances, a woman in her late twenties in contemporary New York trying to sort out her ambitions, her finances, and, above all, her intimate but shifting bond with her best friend, Sophie (Mickey Sumner).

    Added 02/02/2014
    Frances Ha (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Laced with autobiographical details, Murmur of the Heart; Lacombe, Lucien; and Au revoir les enfants tell stories of youth, set against the tumult of World War II and postwar France.

    Added 11/11/2013
    3 Films by Louis Malle (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

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  • Director Jean-Luc Godard’s sly, playful “neorealist musical—that is, a contradiction in terms” finds his signature wit and intellectual acumen applied to the story of an exotic dancer attempting to have a child with her unwilling lover.

    Added 11/11/2013
    A Woman Is a Woman (Criterion DVD)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Out of Print
  • It’s 1968, and the whole world is watching. With the U.S. in social upheaval, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler decided to make a film about what the hell was going on. Medium Cool, his debut feature, plunges us into the moment.

    Added 08/18/2013
    Medium Cool (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Canadian director Allan King is one of cinema’s best-kept secrets. It was with his cinema-verité-style documentaries that King left his greatest mark on film history. These startlingly intimate studies of people whose lives are in flux are riveting and at times emotionally overwhelming.

    Added 08/18/2013
    Eclipse Series 24:  The Actuality Dramas of Allan King (Eclipse DVD)

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    5 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

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  • The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire.

    Added 08/18/2013
    City Lights (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India’s most popular musicians of the day, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker.

    Added 08/11/2013
    The Music Room (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Charlie Chaplin plays shockingly against type in his most controversial film, a brilliant and bleak black comedy about money, marriage, and murder.

    Added 08/11/2013
    Monsieur Verdoux (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona.

    Added 08/11/2013
    The Great Dictator (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork—which charts a prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale)—forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character.

    Added 08/11/2013
    The Gold Rush (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).

    Added 08/11/2013
    Modern Times (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The mesmerizing, utterly unclassifiable science films of Jean Painlevé (1902-89) have to be seen to be believed: delightful, surrealist-influenced dream works that are also serious science. This anthology features twenty-three of Painlevé’s shorts.

    Added 08/11/2013
    Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé (Criterion DVD)

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  • In this comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by Audrey Hepburn in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them.

    Added 08/11/2013
    Charade (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Pier Paolo Pasolini’s notorious transposition of the Marquis de Sade’s eighteenth-century opus of torture and degradation to Fascist Italy in 1944 remains one of the most passionately debated films of all time,

    Added 08/11/2013
    Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 08/11/2013
    Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku (Eclipse DVD)

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  • With the discerning eye of a true artist and the investigatory skills of a great journalist, Malle takes us from a street corner in Paris to America’s heartland to the expanses of India in his astonishing epic Phantom India.

    Added 08/11/2013
    Eclipse Series 2:  The Documentaries of Louis Malle (Eclipse DVD)

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    5 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

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