• Writes Dennis Lim in the Los Angeles Times, “One of the great attractions of America Lost and Found: The BBS Story, a new seven-film boxed set from the Criterion Collection, is that several of the period’s most iconic artifacts are accounted for, along with a few of its weirdest oddities.” So even if you’re well acquainted with such Hollywood counterculture renaissance classics as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, and The Last Picture Show, you may not have seen some of the other films included in America Lost and Found, including Bob Rafelson’s manic Monkees movie Head, Jack Nicholson’s radical directorial debut Drive, He Said; Henry Jaglom’s impressionistic character study A Safe Place; and Rafelson’s gripping Atlantic City drama The King of Marvin Gardens, with Nicholson and Ellen Burstyn.

    “These films have never looked or sounded better,” says Mike Restaino of DVD File. “And the bonus slate here is enough to keep even the most encyclopedic cinema nerd occupied for weeks on end . . . An absolute must: a forerunner for BD box set of the year.” DVD Beaver’s Gary Tooze couldn’t agree more: “Seven films linked by a commonality—part of an important renaissance of cinema . . . In my opinion, America Lost and Found: The BBS Story Blu-ray box set is the most impressive cinephile package of 2010.”

    More from Manohla Dargis in the New York Times and Steve Dollar in GreenCine Daily.

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