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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.
15 Jan 2013
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In this poetic and atmospheric horror fable, set in a village in war-torn medieval Japan, a malevolent spirit has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. Onibaba, Kuroneko (Black Cat) is a spectacularly eerie twilight tale.
By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s Dodes’ka-den follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Kurosawa’s gloriously shot first color film displays all of his hopes, fears, and artistic passion.
Vivre sa vie was a turning point for Jean-Luc Godard and remains one of his most dynamic films, combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study. Anna Karina plays Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress but instead ends up a prostitute.
When the mysterious Dr. Anthony Edwardes (Gregory Peck) becomes the new chief of staff at her institution, the bookish and detached Dr. Constance Petersen (Ingrid Bergman) plummets into a whirlwind of tangled identities and feverish psychoanalysis. Spellbound is classic Hitchcock.
kylebobby: “Very upset I no longer have this any more. Not sure where it went. ”
At an Austrian boys’ boarding school in the early 1900s, shy, intelligent Törless observes the sadistic behavior of his fellow students, doing nothing to help a victimized classmate—until the torture goes too far. Young Törless is adapted from Robert Musil’s acclaimed novel.
kylebobby: “I love this film. Such a heartbreaking masterwerk.”
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.
Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this sensual and ultimately ravaging tale of young love.
kylebobby: “Would love the Criterion edition of this. Very haunting masterpiece. ”
kylebobby: “Was not aware of this Roeg work. Must have.”
kylebobby: “Looks like a very different Bresson venture. Would love to see this. ”
kylebobby: “Looks spectacular. So many goods are out of print. ”
kylebobby: “Would love this. The man is on to something for sure. His 'Separation' was one of the best films of the year.”
kylebobby: “Greatest Fench film ever made? You guys are on a roll. ”
kylebobby: “I've seen and own Day of Wrath and it is horrifically grand. Want this whole set. ”
kylebobby: “I owned this and it went missing. I actually quite liked it. Can I have another one?”
kylebobby: “I saw this a few years ago, a charming Melville film, he hardly knows charm. Wish it was back in print.”
kylebobby: “I know I love Deneuve, love Buñuel... this looks incredible. ”
kylebobby: “Love Chabrol. Please do more of his films Criterion.”
A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, Island of Lost Souls is
a cautionary tale of science run amok, adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau.
kylebobby: “I remember first seeing this on VHS in 1997 and thinking it was pretty damn good. To think this guy has directed such trash since... still good.”
kylebobby: “Have always wanted to see this/own this. Please Criterion bring me one?”
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kylebobby: “I own the VHS of this and love it. Jeanne Moreau is lovely.”
kylebobby: “Hauntingly gorgeous. I owned for a time and it wound up at a friends house after a party. Such a haunting classic. ”
kylebobby: “I love this film. Has the quiet power I often want in all films.”
kylebobby: “Most definite favorite of all time. Still have no idea why I don't own this... <3”
kylebobby: “Really so happy Criterion is picking this classic up. A pitch perfect example of the horror genre. ”
kylebobby: “Need to see these. Now.”
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