1970 • 109 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #836 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Transgressive and outrageous, this big-studio version of a debaucherous midnight movie is an addictively entertaining romp from one of cinema’s great outsider artists.
1967 • 123 minutes • 2.40:1 • United States
Spine: #835 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Cutthroat careerism, wild sex, and fierce female protagonists are all on offer in this adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s sensational and wildly popular novel.
1988 • 583 minutes • 1.33:1 • Poland
Spine: #837 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This masterwork by Krzysztof Kieślowski is one of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in visual storytelling.
1984 • 95 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #834 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Blending elements from pulp fiction and low-budget horror flicks, Blood Simple reinvented the film noir for a new generation, marking the arrival of a filmmaking ensemble that would transform the American independent cinema scene.
1942 • 73 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #833 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
One of RKO Pictures’s most successful movies of the 1940s, Cat People raised the creature feature to new heights of sophistication and mystery.
1939 • 143 minutes • 1.37:1 • Japan
Spine: #832 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
This heartrending masterpiece by Kenji Mizoguchi about the give-and-take between life and art marked the first full realization of the hypnotic long takes and eloquent camera movements that would come to define the director’s films.
1940 • 95 minutes • 1.33:1 • United Kingdom
Spine: #523 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This captivating, long-overlooked adventure—which features Paul Henreid and a clever screenplay by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, best known for writing Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes—is a deftly concocted spy game that could give the Master of Suspense a run for his money.
1966 • 116 minutes • 1.66:1 • Spain
Spine: #830 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
The crowning achievement of Orson Welles’s extraordinary cinematic career, Chimes at Midnight was the culmination of the filmmaker’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff.
1968 • 58 minutes • 1.66:1 • France
Spine: #831 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Orson Welles’s first color film and final completed fictional feature, The Immortal Story is a moving and wistful adaptation of a tale by Isak Dinesen.
1964 • 147 minutes • 1.33:1 • Japan
Spine: #394 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Collector’s Sets, Hulu Plus, iTunes
In this art-house sensation, an amateur entomologist has left Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert; when he misses his bus back to civilization, he spends the night with a young widow who lives at the bottom of a sand dune.
1961 • 100 minutes • 1.66:1
Spine: #829 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
With its unapologetic identification with social outcasts and its sensitive, modern approach to matters of sexuality and race, Richardson’s classic is a still startling benchmark work of realism.
2015 • 114 minutes • 1.78:1
Spine: #828 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Intimate and artful, this lovingly assembled portrait, narrated by actor Alicia Vikander, provides luminous insight into the life and career of an undiminished legend.
2005 • 172 minutes • 2.35:1 • United States
Spine: #826 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
This singular vision of early seventeenth-century America from Terrence Malick is a work of astounding elemental beauty, a poetic meditation on nature, violence, love, and civilization.
1955 • 32 minutes • 1.37:1 • France
Spine: #197 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek in Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard), one of the first cinematic reflections on the Holocaust.
1963 • 116 minutes • 1.66:1 • France
Spine: #824 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
Alain Resnais’s Muriel, or The Time of Return, the director’s follow-up to Last Year at Marienbad, is as radical a reflection on the nature of time and memory as its predecessor.
1971 • 180 minutes • 2.35:1 • Taiwan
Spine: #825 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, iTunes
At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, A Touch of Zen is an unparalleled work in Hu’s formidable career and an epic of the highest order.
1962 • 78 minutes • 1.37:1 • United States
Spine: #63 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray, Hulu Plus, iTunes
A young woman in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion.
1979 • 103 minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Spine: #823 Editions: DVD, Blu-Ray
Fueled by elaborate stunt work and the laconic, naturalistic charms of its two stars, The In-Laws deserves its status as a madcap classic—and has continued to draw ardent fans in the years since its release.