Movie_Buff’s Wish List (41)

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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 12/27/2012
    Yi Yi (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • A cornerstone in 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 12/27/2012
    Pickpocket (Criterion DVD)

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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.

    Added 12/27/2012
    Days of Heaven (Criterion DVD)

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  • This gripping envelope-pusher, the most popular film by Hollywood provocateur Otto Preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex—but more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words.

    Added 12/27/2012
    Anatomy of a Murder (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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  • In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city Le Havre.

    Added 12/27/2012
    Le Havre (Criterion 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 12/27/2012
    Eyes Without a Face (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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  • Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this masterpiece of urban poetry.

    Added 11/16/2012
    On the Waterfront (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • A young American mathematician, David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman), and his English wife, Amy (Susan George), move to a Cornish village, seeking the quiet life. But beneath the seemingly peaceful isolation of the pastoral village lies a savagery and violence that threatens to destroy the couple.

    Added 11/16/2012
    Straw Dogs (Criterion DVD)

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Out of Print
  • Roman Polanski followed up Knife in the Water with this controversial tale of psychosis. Catherine Deneuve is Carol, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up in her London flat when left alone by her vacationing sister. Repulsion is one of cinema’s most shocking psychological thrillers.

    Added 11/16/2012
    Repulsion (Criterion DVD)

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  • In this adaptation of William S. Burroughs’s hallucinatory, once-thought-unfilmable novel Naked Lunch, directed by David Cronenberg, a part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict named Bill Lee (Peter Weller) plunges into the nightmarish Interzone.

    Added 11/16/2012
    Naked Lunch (Criterion DVD)

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  • A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan.

    Added 11/16/2012
    Throne of Blood (Criterion DVD)

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  • Near the end of his long and celebrated career, master filmmaker Jean Renoir indulged his lifelong obsession with life-as-theater and directed three majestic films infatuated with the past, love, and artifice.

    Added 09/17/2012
    Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

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  • With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.

    Added 09/17/2012
    Breathless (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Ingmar Bergman’s testament to the strength of the soul, Karin and Maria come to the aid of their dying sister, Agnes, but jealousy, manipulation, and selfishness come before empathy. Cries and Whispers is full of images of staggering beauty and unfathomable horror.

    Added 09/17/2012
    Cries and Whispers (Criterion DVD)

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    Movie_Buff: “The story of Orpheus and Eurydice doesn't stop getting depressing, but Cocteau's visuals are magnificent. ”

    Added 07/14/2012
    Orpheus (Criterion DVD)

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Movie_Buff: “A great look at the beginning of American independent cinema. ”

    Added 07/14/2012
    Shadows (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Movie_Buff: “Great paranoia and great performances. ”

    Added 07/07/2012
    Kiss Me Deadly (Criterion DVD)

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    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Movie_Buff: “Wonderful cinematography and great music. ”

    Added 07/03/2012
    Black Orpheus (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Movie_Buff: “The only movie about Jesus that I actually like, partly because Scorsese directs it without prejudices of any kind. ”

    Added 07/03/2012
    The Last Temptation of Christ (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Movie_Buff: “A wonderful film about failed marriage and product-over-art philosophy. ”

    Added 07/03/2012
    Contempt (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Out of Print
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    Movie_Buff: “True art. Watching it again and again, you'll notice little nuances. ”

    Added 07/03/2012
    8½ (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Movie_Buff: “One of the best child actor performances of all time. ”

    Added 07/03/2012
    The 400 Blows (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Movie_Buff: “Ben Gazzara was amazing. ”

    Added 04/15/2012
    The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Movie_Buff: “Chaplin brilliantly mixes comedy with peril in this masterpiece. ”

    Added 04/15/2012
    The Gold Rush (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Movie_Buff: “It goes up to 11. I liked this movie quite a bit. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    This Is Spinal Tap (Criterion DVD)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Out of Print
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    Movie_Buff: “I would watch this movie again. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    The Seventh Seal (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Movie_Buff: “Okay, not my favorite film by Kurosawa, and a little hard to get into, but it's still a good one. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    Ran (Criterion DVD)

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Out of Print
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    Movie_Buff: “A very faithful adaptation of William Golding's novel. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    Lord of the Flies (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Movie_Buff: “A very fine David Fincher film. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $34.98

    Criterion Store price:$34.98

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    Movie_Buff: “Not a great film, but a hell of a lot of fun to watch. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    The Blob (Criterion DVD)

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    Movie_Buff: “One of my all-time favorite films. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    12 Angry Men (Criterion DVD)

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    Movie_Buff: “Look, I already do own this film on DVD, but it's the Criterion Collection, so I cannot resist. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion DVD)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Out of Print
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    Movie_Buff: “I must say, I quite enjoyed this movie. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Criterion DVD)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Out of Print
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    Movie_Buff: “It's so out there that it works. A completely original film. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    Being John Malkovich (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Movie_Buff: “You forget its length instantly. You're hooked into the story. It will blow your mind. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    Hoop Dreams (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

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    Movie_Buff: “I haven't seen SANJURO yet, but I'm willing to, because I really enjoyed YOJIMBO. Kurosawa is the man! ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    Yojimbo/Sanjuro  Box Set (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

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    Movie_Buff: “I'm a huge fan of Kubrick. So, I must have this film. He hasn't disappointed me yet. And I doubt he ever will. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    Paths of Glory (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

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    Movie_Buff: “I will admit, I didn't think much of this movie when I first saw it, but I'm willing to watch it again. It is a good one. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    Brazil (Criterion DVD)

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    3 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

    Criterion Store price:$47.96

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    Movie_Buff: “Watching Chaplin bash industry has never been this funny or enlightening. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    Modern Times (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Movie_Buff: “Painful and intense. Gena Rowlands gives an amazing performance. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    A Woman Under the Influence (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Movie_Buff: “Another favorite film of mine. Very funny. Anyone who likes seeing the Third Reich skewered will enjoy this. ”

    Added 03/15/2012
    The Great Dictator (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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