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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)

    17 Jun 2014

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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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  • 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)

    21 Oct 2014

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    1 Disc

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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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  • 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)

    14 Oct 2014

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  • With a background in music hall and mime performance, Jacques 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

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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)

    17 Jun 2014

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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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  • No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first western, the rowdy and whip-smart Red River.

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    Red River (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    27 May 2014

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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 07/13/2014
    Insomnia (Criterion DVD)

    22 Jul 2014

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  • A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man in a desolate Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing.

    Added 07/13/2014
    Repo Man (Criterion DVD)

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  • A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human mind was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States.

    Added 07/13/2014
    Scanners (Criterion DVD)

    15 Jul 2014

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

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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.

    Added 07/13/2014
    All That Jazz (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    26 Aug 2014

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  • David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty.

    Added 07/13/2014
    Eraserhead (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Sep 2014

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  • 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 07/13/2014
    The Innocents (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Sep 2014

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  • America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Among the best teen films ever made, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen.

    Added 07/13/2014
    Dazed and Confused (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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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    1 Disc

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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)

    25 Mar 2014

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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)

    25 Mar 2014

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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)

    8 Apr 2014

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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)

    28 Jan 2014

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  • The revered American auteur Michael Mann burst out of the gate with his bold artistic sensibility fully formed with Thief, his first theatrical feature.

    Added 02/02/2014
    Thief (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

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    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

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  • 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)

    DVD Box Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

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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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  • 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.

    Added 08/11/2013
    The Phantom Carriage (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    Modern Times (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor, Terrence Malick’s glorious period tragedy Days of Heaven features Oscar-winning cinematography by Nestor Almendros.

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    Days of Heaven (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.

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    Badlands (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 08/11/2013
    The Thin Red Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of medieval literature.

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    Trilogy of Life (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.

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    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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  • These are unforgettable depictions of a postwar Japan troubled by identity crises and moral corruption on scales both intimate and institutional.

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    Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System (Eclipse DVD)

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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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  • Koreyoshi Kurahara’s free-form approach to moviemaking was perfectly suited to the radical spirit of the 1960s, when he was one of the biggest hit makers working at the razzle-dazzle, youth-oriented Nikkatsu studios.

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    Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (Eclipse DVD)

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  • This bruised and bloody collection represents a standout cross section of the nimble nasties Nikkatsu had to offer, action potboilers modeled on the western, comedy, gangster, and teen-rebel genres.

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    Eclipse Series 17:  Nikkatsu Noir (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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