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    The Player

    Robert Altman’s clever 1992 comedy, now available on Blu-ray and DVD, layers a gripping film noir plotline with a sharply funny take on Hollywood.

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    The Naked Island

    Kaneto Shindo’s visually poetic, nearly wordless portrait of daily life for an isolated, island-dwelling family is available today on Blu-ray and DVD.

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    August Titles!

    This month brings a bounty of new additions: Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Welles’s Chimes at Midnight and The Immortal Story, Tony Richardson’s A Taste of Honey, and Stig Björkman’s Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words. Plus, a new release of Woman in the Dunes.

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    In a Lonely Place

    Nicholas Ray’s masterful 1950 classic blends noir and melodrama to render the troubled love story of two people making their way in the shadowy side of Hollywood. The film is available today on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Coming Soon

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  • The Immortal Story (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    The Immortal Story

    Orson Welles

     
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    Robert Altman

     
  • A Touch of Zen (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    A Touch of Zen

    King Hu

     
  • Chimes at Midnight (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Chimes at Midnight

    Orson Welles

     
  • Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Here Comes Mr. Jordan

    Alexander Hall

     
  • The New World (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    The New World

    Terrence Malick

     
  • Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Stanley Kubrick

     
  • La chienne (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    La chienne

    Jean Renoir

     
  • Clouds of Sils Maria (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Clouds of Sils Maria

    Olivier Assayas

     
  • Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

    Stig Björkman

     
  • Night and Fog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Night and Fog

    Alain Resnais

     
  • Le amiche (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Le amiche

    Michelangelo Antonioni

     
  • A Taste of Honey (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    A Taste of Honey

    Tony Richardson

     
  • Muriel, or The Time of Return (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Muriel, or The Time of Return

    Alain Resnais

     
  • Woman in the Dunes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Woman in the Dunes

    Hiroshi Teshigahara

     
  • The In-Laws (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    The In-Laws

    Arthur Hiller

     
  • Fantastic Planet (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Fantastic Planet

    René Laloux

     
  • Carnival of Souls (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Carnival of Souls

    Herk Harvey

     

New Releases

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  • The Naked Island (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    The Naked Island

    Kaneto Shindo

     
  • A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco

    Whit Stillman

     
  • The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    The Manchurian Candidate

    John Frankenheimer

     
  • In a Lonely Place (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    In a Lonely Place

    Nicholas Ray

     
  • Only Angels Have Wings (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Only Angels Have Wings

    Howard Hawks

     
  • Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy

    Wim Wenders

     
  • Brief Encounter (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Brief Encounter

    David Lean

     
  • Easy Rider (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Easy Rider

    Dennis Hopper

     
  • A Brighter Summer Day (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    A Brighter Summer Day

    Edward Yang

     
  • The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates

    Robert Drew

     
  • Paris Belongs to Us (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Paris Belongs to Us

    Jacques Rivette

     
  • The Player (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    The Player

    Robert Altman

     
  • Phoenix (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Phoenix

    Christian Petzold

     
  • A Poem Is a Naked Person (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    A Poem Is a Naked Person

    Les Blank

     
  • Bicycle Thieves (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Bicycle Thieves

    Vittorio De Sica

     
  • Barcelona (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Barcelona

    Whit Stillman

     
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    The Screenplayer

    By Sam Wasson • 24 May 2016 • 0 comments
    In The Player, Robert Altman’s early nineties comeback film, the director brilliantly skewers Hollywood—getting all the details right, as only he could—while constructing his own kind of . . . Read more »

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    The Naked Island: The Silence of the Sea

    By Haden Guest • 17 May 2016 • 1 comment
    Juxtaposing a vision of a stark, primitive existence on a remote Japanese island with that country’s vast twentieth-century modernization, Kaneto Shindo reveals Japan’s postwar paradoxes and . . . Read more »

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    In a Lonely Place: An Epitaph for Love

    By Imogen Sara Smith • 10 May 2016 • 2 comments
    Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place imbues the conventions of film noir with a subtle, tense vulnerability that lends a naturalistic weight to the film’s powerful emotional impact.
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