1959 • 93 minutes • 1.33:1 • Japan
Spine: #84 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of intergenerational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set.
1971 • 117 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #182 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
In this thriller, arguably Sam Peckinpah’s most controversial film, a young American mathematician and his English wife are initiated into the iron laws of violent masculinity that govern the director’s world.
1953 • 97 minutes • 1.37:1 • Japan
Spine: #309 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets, iTunes
Moving between the terrestrial and the otherworldly, Ugetsu reveals essential truths about the ravages of war, the plight of women, and the pride of men.
1975 • 201 minutes • 1.66:1 • Belgium
Spine: #484 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Whether seen as an exacting character study or as one of cinema’s most hypnotic and complete depictions of space and time, Jeanne Dielman is an astonishing, compelling movie experiment, one that has been analyzed and argued over for decades.
1964 • 92 minutes • 1.85:1 • France
Spine: #716 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets, iTunes
Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through lilting songs by the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.
1967 • 126 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Spine: #717 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets
With its jazzy Michel Legrand score, pastel paradise of costumes, and divine supporting cast (George Chakiris, Grover Dale, Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, and Gene Kelly), The Young Girls of Rochefort is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from sixties French cinema’s preeminent dreamer.
1966 • 111 minutes • 1.85:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #865 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park.
1999 • 105 minutes • United States
Spine: #866 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This revelatory documentary is one of the most beloved music documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.
1942 • 112 minutes • 1.33:1 • United States
Spine: #867 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
George Stevens’s Woman of the Year, conceived to build on the smashing comeback Katharine Hepburn had made in The Philadelphia Story, is a dazzling, funny, and rueful observation of what it takes for men and women to get along—both in the workplace and outside of it.
1985 • 114 minutes • 1.85:1 • Japan
Spine: #868 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
The sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made.
Francis Ford Coppola
1983 • 94 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #869 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
In this deeply personal tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers, set in a dreamlike and timeless Tulsa, Francis Ford Coppola gives mythic dimensions to intimate, painful emotions.
1952 • 93 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #870 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Gloriously cinematic despite its tiny budget, Orson Welles’s Othello is a testament to the filmmaker’s stubborn willingness to pursue his vision to the ends of the earth.
2015 • 114 minutes • 2.35:1 • France
Spine: #871 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Searing and sensitive, this Palme d’Or–winning drama is a unique depiction of the refugee experience as a continuous crisis of identity.
2001 • 111 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #872 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
With its parade of oddball characters, quotable, Oscar-nominated script, and eclectic soundtrack of vintage obscurities, Ghost World is one of the twenty-first century’s most fiercely beloved comedies.
This collector’s set gathers six important restorations from The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, which was established by Martin Scorsese in 2007 to preserve and present masterpieces from around the globe.
1948 • 95 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #880 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America’s outcasts and underdogs.
In the 1930s, Marcel Pagnol, a leading light of the Paris theater, set out for new horizons as a filmmaker in his native Provence. His early masterpieces mix theatrical stagecraft with realistic location photography to create an epic love story from the fabric of everyday life.
1927 • 91 minutes • 1.33:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #885 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
With his third feature film, Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he would come to consider his true directorial debut.