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  • Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious, audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

    Added 07/29/2014
    Cronos (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 07/16/2014
    Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Originally made for German television, this recently rediscovered, three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the world of tomorrow from one of cinema’s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 07/16/2014
    World on a Wire (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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.

    Added 05/19/2014
    Red River (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    27 May 2014

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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 04/19/2014
    Charade (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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.

    Added 04/17/2014
    The Big Chill (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    29 Jul 2014

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  • A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.

    Added 03/17/2014
    A Hard Day’s Night (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    24 Jun 2014

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  • A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it’s wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces.

    Added 02/16/2014
    Foreign Correspondent (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • As nervy as it is hilarious, this screwball masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch stars Jack Benny and, in her final screen appearance, Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife thespians in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who become caught up in a dangerous spy plot.

    Added 08/27/2013
    To Be or Not to Be (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 08/23/2013
    Eyes Without a Face (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In the swift, cynical Sweet Smell of Success, Burt Lancaster stars as the vicious Broadway gossip columnist J. J. Hunsecker, and Tony Curtis as Sidney Falco, the unprincipled press agent Hunsecker ropes into smearing the up-and-coming jazz musician romancing his beloved sister.

    Added 08/20/2013
    Sweet Smell of Success (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 08/16/2013
    The Thin Red Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, concerns a middle-aged banker who, dissatisfied with his suburban existence, elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life.

    Added 08/13/2013
    Seconds (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Adapting Ed McBain’s detective novel King’s Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on contemporary Japanese society.

    Added 07/24/2013
    High and Low (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • With the idiosyncratic American fable Harold and Maude, countercultural director Hal Ashby fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era.

    Added 07/24/2013
    Harold and Maude (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In this beautifully shot, psychologically complex western, Van Heflin is a mild-mannered cattle rancher who takes on the task of shepherding a captured outlaw (played with cucumber-cool charisma by Glenn Ford) to the train that will deliver him to prison.

    Added 07/24/2013
    3:10 to Yuma (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 07/24/2013
    A Night to Remember (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 07/24/2013
    Yojimbo/Sanjuro  Box Set (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 07/15/2013
    The Ice Storm (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The Who’s classic rock opera Quadrophenia was the basis for this invigorating coming-of-age movie and depiction of the defiant, drug-fueled mod subculture of early 1960s London.

    Added 06/02/2013
    Quadrophenia (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Neal Mercier: “A phenomenal example of film noir crafted by a budding young Kubrick. ”

    Added 05/23/2013
    The Killing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 05/23/2013
    On the Waterfront (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique, a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.

    Added 05/22/2013
    Diabolique (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 05/22/2013
    Anatomy of a Murder (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding’s legendary novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center.

    Added 05/22/2013
    Lord of the Flies (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 05/22/2013
    Safety Last! (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 05/22/2013
    The Blob (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 05/22/2013
    Monsieur Verdoux (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll.

    Added 09/25/2012
    The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (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 09/25/2012
    M (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour.

    Added 09/25/2012
    Gimme Shelter (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A buried treasure from Hollywood’s golden age, Lonesome is the creation of a little-known but audacious and one-of-a-kind filmmaker, Paul Fejos (also an explorer, anthropologist, and doctor!).

    Added 09/25/2012
    Lonesome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Before he became a sensation with the twisty revenge story Memento, Christopher Nolan fashioned this low-budget, 16 mm black-and-white neonoir with comparable precision and cunning.

    Added 09/17/2012
    Following (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In the dystopian masterpiece Brazil, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy.

    Added 09/17/2012
    Brazil (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In the decades of occult cinema that Polanski’s ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it has never been outdone for sheer psychological terror.

    Added 09/17/2012
    Rosemary’s Baby (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Al Reinert’s visually dazzling documentary For All Mankind is the story of the twenty-four men who traveled to the moon—told in their words, in their voices, using the images of their experiences.

    Added 08/27/2012
    For All Mankind (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Neal Mercier: “A suspenseful, Hitchcock-like thriller that unravels the mystery through the art of filmmaking. ”

    Added 07/20/2012
    Blow Out (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Neal Mercier: “While it doesn't build up to the dizzying suspense achieved in his later films, The 39 Steps is a pivotal movie in the Hitchcock's phenomenal career. ”

    Added 07/15/2012
    The 39 Steps (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss from Krzysztof Kieślowski was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 1990s.

    Added 07/14/2012
    Three Colors (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Neal Mercier: “A raw tale of adolescence. A shining example of the French New Wave. ”

    Added 07/14/2012
    The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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  • One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema.

    Added 07/14/2012
    8½ (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 07/14/2012
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    Neal Mercier: “Possibly the greatest portrayal of World War I ever brought to the screen. ”

    Added 07/14/2012
    Paths of Glory (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Neal Mercier: “12 Angry Men is defined by its phenomenal writing and direction, and indeed it rolls along more like a play than a traditional movie. ”

    Added 06/30/2012
    12 Angry Men (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Neal Mercier: “Another great Anderson work, The Darjeeling Limited plays in full circle, ending (almost) exactly as it began. ”

    Added 06/30/2012
    The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Neal Mercier: “A landmark movie about life, death, and a game of chess. ”

    Added 06/30/2012
    The Seventh Seal (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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