1965 • 183 minutes • 2.35:1 • Japan
Spine: #90 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories.
1952 • 143 minutes • 1.37:1 • Japan
Spine: #221 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus
One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death.
1969 • 102 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #494 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
In a beautifully understated performance, Redford is David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing for Olympic gold with an underdog American team in Europe, and Gene Hackman provides tough support as the coach who tries to temper the upstart’s narcissistic drive for glory.
1979 • 92 minutes • 1.78:1 • Canada
Spine: #777 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus
With its combination of psychological and body horror, The Brood laid the groundwork for many of the director’s films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision.
1977 • 107 minutes • 1.85:1 • Italy
Spine: #778 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Italian cinema dream team Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni are cast against glamorous type and deliver two of the finest performances of their careers in this moving, quietly subversive drama from Ettore Scola.
2001 • 146 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #779 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the true masterpieces of the new millennium, a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.
2000 • 117 minutes • 1.85:1 • France
Spine: #780 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
One of the world’s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Oscar–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and artistry.
1967 • 134 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #781 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Truman Capote’s best seller, a breakthrough narrative account of real-life crime and punishment, became an equally chilling film in the hands of writer-director Richard Brooks.
Spine: #782 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration.
D. A. Pennebaker
1967 • 96 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #786 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker.
2013 • 101 minutes • 1.78:1 • Japan
Spine: #787 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
The world-famous artist Takashi Murakami made his directorial debut with Jellyfish Eyes, taking his boundless imagination to the screen in a tale of friendship and loyalty that also addresses humanity’s propensity for destruction.
1928 • 86 minutes • United States
Spine: #788 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus
Speedy is an out-of-control love letter to New York that will have you grinning from ear to ear.
1983 • 90 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #789 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend.