Essential Art House, Volume V Essential Art House, Volume V

Essential Art House, Volume V

Essential Art House, Volume V (Essential Art House DVD)

Essential Art House DVD

6 Discs

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Collector's Set Info

These elegant, movie-only DVD editions of the true classics of art house feature lower cost and sturdy packaging and are a practical alternative to the more elaborate Criterion Collection special editions. Available individually or in box sets of six, Essential Art House editions of the touchstones of world cinema feature beautiful digital transfers, accompanied by informative liner notes. For the devoted cinephile, these are the must-own fundamentals; for the novice film lover, this is precisely where to begin. Volume V includes films by Federico Fellini, David Lean, Gillo Pontecorvo, Yasujiro Ozu, François Truffaut, and Milos Forman.

Collector’s Set Includes

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Brief Encounter

David Lean 1945

After a chance meeting on a train platform, a married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) begin a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair.

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Federico Fellini 1963

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.

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Floating Weeds

Yasujiro Ozu 1959

An aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all, in Yasujiro Ozu’s color collaboration with the celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa.

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Jules and Jim

François Truffaut 1962

Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession.

Kapò box cover


Gillo Pontecorvo 1959

Before he left his mark on cinema forever with the revolutionary The Battle of Algiers, Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo directed this uncompromising World War II drama about a young Jewish woman (Susan Strasberg) in a Nazi concentration camp.

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Loves of a Blonde

Miloš Forman 1965

A tender and humorous look at a young woman’s journey from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, Loves of a Blonde immediately became a classic of the Czech New Wave and earned Milos Forman the first of his Academy Award nominations.



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