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.
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.
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.
1980 • 180 minutes • 1.85:1 • Japan
Spine: #267 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets
In his late color masterpiece Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career—the play between illusion and reality.
1983 • 84 minutes • 1.66:1 • France
Spine: #886 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus
In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency.
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.
1985 • 91 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #887 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
In this hysterical satire of Reagan-era values, written and directed by Albert Brooks, a successful Los Angeles advertising executive and his wife decide to quit their jobs, buy a Winnebago, and follow their Easy Rider fantasies of freedom and the open road.
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.
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.
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.
Spine: #500 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Roberto Rossellini is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. And it was with his trilogy of films made during and after World War II—Rome Open City, Paisan, and Germany Year Zero—that he left his first transformative mark on cinema.
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.
1979 • 161 minutes • 1.37:1 • Russia
Spine: #888 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic postapocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other.
1971 • 117 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #182 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
In this thriller, perhaps 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.
1985 • 114 minutes • 1.85:1 • Japan
Spine: #868 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
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.
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.
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.