The third volume of indispensable cinema classics from Janus Films and the Criterion Collection. For the devoted cinephile, these are the must-own fundamentals; for the novice film lover, this is precisely where to begin. Featuring Wajda, Clément, Kurosawa, Cass, Olivier, and Fellini.
The fourth volume of indispensable cinema classics from Janus and Criterion. For the devoted cinephile, these are the must-own fundamentals; for the novice film lover, this is precisely where to begin. Featuring Clément, Carné, Litvak, Powell and Pressburger, Hitchcock, and Kurosawa.
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this world-renowned distribution company with Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films, an expansive collectors’ box set featuring fifty classic films on DVD and a lavishly illustrated hardcover book.
1952 • 86 minutes • 1.33:1 • France
Spine: #318 Editions: DVD, Collector’s Sets
A timeless evocation of childhood innocence corrupted, René Clément’s mythical and heartbreakingly real Forbidden Games tells the story of a young girl orphaned by war and the farm boy she joins in a fantastical world of macabre play.
1956 • 117 minutes • 1.33:1 • France
Editions: DVD, Collector’s Sets
Based on Émile Zola’s L’assommoir, Gervaise is an uncompromising depiction of a laundress’s struggles with an alcoholic husband while running her own business. The film was nominated for an Oscar and earned Maria Schell best actress honors at the Venice Film Festival.
1960 • 117 minutes • 1.66:1 • France
Spine: #637 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the versatile René Clément, stars Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome.