Jake’s Collection (39)

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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Wes Anderson

    Jake: “Roald Dahl and Wes Anderson make for an odd, quirky, but also charming animated romp.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #700 Learn more »
  • The Ice Storm (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Ice Storm

    Ang Lee

    Jake: “Arguably Lee's most angst-ridden film is as cold blooded as the weather depicted. Urges, disappointment, frustrations, and only some forgiveness. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #426 Learn more »
  • The Last Days of Disco (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Last Days of Disco

    Whit Stillman

    Jake: “Stillman at his best, and two future starlets to be discovered. Add a dash of sarcastic wit and a great soundtrack, and you can't not love this movie!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #485 Learn more »
  • Heaven’s Gate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Heaven’s Gate

    Michael Cimino

    Jake: “Heavily flawed and too concerned with style to be appreciated, but wow what style! All those extras, battle scenes, Montana landscapes, check it out.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #636 Learn more »
  • Rosemary’s Baby (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rosemary’s Baby

    Roman Polanski

    Jake: “Polanski's biggest cinematic achievement gets the royal treatment with pristine image clarity and the special features it deserves. Scary as hell!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #630 Learn more »
  • The Game (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Game

    David Fincher

    Jake: “Manipulative to the audience, but has a strong moral message especially at the controversial end. I almost wanted to play the Game too.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #627 Learn more »
  • The Gold Rush (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Gold Rush

    Charles Chaplin

    Jake: “"Far into the icy North, deep into the silent nowhere, came an undaunted lone prospector."”

    Blu-Ray Spine #615 Learn more »
  • Harold and Maude (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Harold and Maude

    Hal Ashby

    Jake: “An old girlfriend introduced this movie to me and thought it should be on this collection. It is and I'm proud to own it. Love and Light.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #608 Learn more »
  • Godzilla (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Godzilla

    Ishiro Honda

    Jake: “Just sit down for 96 minutes, let yourself sink into the television screen, and witness the power of a 500 ft tall lizard breathing radioactive fire.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #594 Learn more »
  • 12 Angry Men (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    12 Angry Men

    Sidney Lumet

    Jake: “So simple, yet very powerful. Also a rousing commentary on social class. Who knew you could make a great movie out of an all-male cast just talking? ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #591 Learn more »
  • Wings of Desire (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Wings of Desire

    Wim Wenders

    Jake: “Tender and haunting, emotional and beautiful. The gorgeous Library sequence alone will send your soul soaring,”

    Blu-Ray Spine #490 Learn more »
  • The Killing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Killing

    Stanley Kubrick

    Jake: “I frequently show this to my friends and they are constantly surprised on how entertaining and thrilling it is. Also dig that smooth B&W photography.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #575 Learn more »
  • The Great Dictator (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Great Dictator

    Charles Chaplin

    Jake: “Aiden uften acken furen! Iden strapt! Spractehn zomft! With the Strudel! Da banana! That's quite a feat for Chaplin's first talkie. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #565 Learn more »
  • Antichrist (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Antichrist

    Lars von Trier

    Jake: “Scary because it's supernatural or scary because it's so raw? Either way it's grown on me, now is part of my Halloween movie collection.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #542 Learn more »
  • The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Darjeeling Limited

    Wes Anderson

    Jake: “Anderson's most emotional movie for sure. Even with just one brother I could relate completely, a very realistic depiction.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #540 Learn more »
  • House (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    House

    Nobuhiko Obayashi

    Jake: “Even if it doesn't make sense, that's part of the movie's charm. Oh how I love the Japanese for films like this.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #539 Learn more »
  • Paths of Glory (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Paths of Glory

    Stanley Kubrick

    Jake: “My choice for best war film of all time; it's not just fighting but also the bureaucracy and de-humanization of war. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #538 Learn more »
  • Ride with the Devil (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Ride with the Devil

    Ang Lee

    Jake: “A diamond in the rough if there ever was one, it's not a masterpiece but certainly entertaining and very deep.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #514 Learn more »
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    David Fincher

    Jake: “Wonderful, tragic, uplifting, melancholy, and all the things that make great drama in a singular fantasy character. Worth watching several times.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #476 Learn more »
  • Bottle Rocket (Criterion DVD)

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    Bottle Rocket

    Wes Anderson

    Jake: “Great premiere movie from Anderson about three men going through their quarter-life crises. It's not hard to see how Owen went to bigger movies.”

    DVD Spine #450 Learn more »
  • Days of Heaven (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Days of Heaven

    Terrence Malick

    Jake: “One of the most surreal and beautiful movies I've ever seen, a masterpiece of quiet moments and my god do Gere's eyes speak volumes.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #409 Learn more »
  • If.... (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    If....

    Lindsay Anderson

    Jake: “Malcom McDowell stealing motorcycles and wrestling naked with a coffee shop girl, plus the ending, are reasons why I love this gem of rebellion.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #391 Learn more »
  • Dazed and Confused (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Dazed and Confused

    Richard Linklater

    Jake: “If you can remember the 1970's you weren't really there. If you can remember your adolescence in any decade it might have been like this. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #336 Learn more »
  • Harakiri (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Harakiri

    Masaki Kobayashi

    Jake: “A devastating look at Japanese culture, an allegory on tradition, and an unforgettable movie experience. Nakadai-san has never been better.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #302 Learn more »
  • Fanny and Alexander Box Set (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Fanny and Alexander Box Set

    Ingmar Bergman

    Jake: “My favorite Bergman film and a glorious movie in every conceivable way. The 5 1/2 hour version is more than worth it.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #261 Learn more »
  • Stray Dog (Criterion DVD)

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    Stray Dog

    Akira Kurosawa

    Jake: “A hidden gem, Kurosawa's cop movie is an allegory of crime and social status. You might find some inspirations to 1980's action movies too.”

    DVD Spine #233 Learn more »
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Terry Gilliam

    Jake: “It was the package artwork that first attracted me, then the cast, then this weird little movie of writers and addicts has been one of my favorites. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #175 Learn more »
  • The Rock (Criterion DVD)

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    The Rock

    Michael Bay

    Jake: “Big, loud, and dumb, a breakout film for Cage and Bay while Connery's return to kicking ass. Great 2-disc presentation, supplements are excellent.”

    DVD Spine #108 Learn more »
  • Spartacus (Criterion DVD)

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    Spartacus

    Stanley Kubrick

    Jake: “Kubrick/Douglas may have hated each other but managed one of the most macho movies of all time. Repeat viewings are always welcome.”

    DVD Spine #105 Learn more »
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Last Temptation of Christ

    Martin Scorsese

    Jake: “This was my first Criterion discovery; it was the first film to make me question the Faith but not entirely shoot it down. Smart and entertaining.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #70 Learn more »
  • Rushmore (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rushmore

    Wes Anderson

    Jake: “I was the only one in my family who liked this movie, I've enjoyed it ever since.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #65 Learn more »
  • The Red Shoes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Red Shoes

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Jake: “A brilliant, genius masterpiece in every respect. Acting, directing, story, choreography, cinematography, and a whopper of an ending.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #44 Learn more »
  • Armageddon (Criterion DVD)

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    Armageddon

    Michael Bay

    Jake: “Love it or hate it, this is a prime example of Bay's style. It's also a great 2-disc presentation. If only the feature were anamorphic.”

    DVD Spine #40 Learn more »
  • Diabolique (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Diabolique

    Henri-Georges Clouzot

    Jake: “One of the best horror/thrillers of all time. Never gets old, the climax always sends me screaming up the wall, the final moments are equally chilling”

    Blu-Ray Spine #35 Learn more »
  • RoboCop (Criterion DVD)

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    RoboCop

    Paul Verhoeven

    Jake: “Still have the original 1998 DVD, still looks good. Love the commentary track, this was actually filmed in Dallas?!?”

    DVD Spine #23 Learn more »
  • The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion DVD)

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    The Silence of the Lambs

    Jonathan Demme

    Jake: “Such a portrayal of pure evil and the forces of good determined to stop it. I can watch this 100 times and it's still fresh.”

    DVD Spine #13 Learn more »
  • The Seventh Seal (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Seventh Seal

    Ingmar Bergman

    Jake: “Dark, heavy, a powerful allegory on Death itself, this remains one of the best films ever made.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #11 Learn more »
  • A Night to Remember (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Night to Remember

    Roy Ward Baker

    Jake: “While the James Cameron version was good, this feels less like a film and more a documentary.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #7 Learn more »
  • Seven Samurai (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Seven Samurai

    Akira Kurosawa

    Jake: “Unbeatable action and adventure with colorful characters and a larger-than-life reputation.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #2 Learn more »