• We hope you’re keeping up with our 101 Days of Summer series, for which we are highlighting a different Criterion title on Hulu every day through Labor Day, many of them new to Hulu. The series is both a great way for subscribers to explore the online film collection and for nonsubscribers to get a taste of what Hulu has to offer for Criterion lovers: each film will be free (with ads) for forty-eight hours.

    Today’s selection, not available on DVD or Blu-ray, is Czech director Juraj Herz’s pitch-black The Cremator. Among the most acclaimed films of the boundlessly rich Czechoslovak New Wave, it is a disturbing, ultrastylized period piece set in Prague during the German occupation of World War II, and it follows a mentally unhinged crematorium operator who collaborates with the Nazis despite having a half-Jewish wife. Watch The Cremator either here or on Hulu. And remember that if you sign up for Hulu Plus for just $7.99 a month, you can see this and the hundreds of other Criterion films streaming there commercial-free anytime.

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  • By FelicityKing
    June 07, 2013
    03:11 PM

    Upcoming (caught these when they accidentally got uploaded under the 101 Days link): All These Women and Peppermint Frappe. So far the only title I havent watched is 'Silence.' But I watched or already seen all the others. I'm really enjoying this fest! (While I concur with others that the free weekly fests are easier to schedule around, this is nice too. Gives one something new to look forward to each day. Besides, the criterion people are always nice enough to repeat titles throughout the year when it comes to the weekly fests. It's not a "one time only" deal.)
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  • By LJ
    June 07, 2013
    05:28 PM

    The Cremator would make a welcomed addition to the Criterion label on blu-ray. Thanks for posting this great film.
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  • By Greg
    June 07, 2013
    08:38 PM

    Would love to see a blu-ray release of The Cremator soon. Great film.
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  • By Brock Pace
    June 10, 2013
    05:34 PM

    I would buy The Cremator if it was on Blu-ray. I was pleasantly surprised by the quaint little Czech film.
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