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  • By turns tragic and transcendent, Akira Kurosawa’s Dodes’ka-den follows the daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Kurosawa’s gloriously shot first color film displays all of his hopes, fears, and artistic passion.

    Added 12/28/2016
    Dodes’ka-den (Criterion DVD)

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    Smk: “My favorite Fellini film. He makes everything dazzle, even feces and dirt and you can't look away, he vacuums your soul in this film.”

    Added 09/19/2016
    Roma (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This major early achievement by Michelangelo Antonioni bears the first signs of the cinema-changing style for which he would soon be world-famous.

    Added 09/06/2016
    Le amiche (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners.

    Added 09/04/2016
    Scenes from a Marriage (Criterion DVD)

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  • My Life as a Dog is the story of Ingemar, a working-class twelve-year-old sent to live with his uncle in a country village when his mother falls ill. There, with the help of the warmhearted eccentrics who populate the town, the boy finds both refuge from his misfortunes and unexpected adventure.

    Added 08/24/2016
    My Life as a Dog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Claude Jutra’s evocative portrait of a boy’s coming of age in wintry 1940s rural Quebec has been consistently cited by critics and scholars as the greatest Canadian film of all time.

    Added 08/24/2016
    Mon oncle Antoine (Criterion DVD)

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  • A young provincial in search of adventure stumbles into the subterranean world of sadomasochism when he is implicated in a burglary of a Paris apartment in Barbet Schroeder’s Maîtresse.

    Added 12/23/2014
    Maîtresse (Criterion DVD)

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  • Suffused with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet, lonely boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s.

    Added 12/23/2014
    The Long Day Closes (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Smk: “this looks incredible”

    Added 12/02/2014
    El Norte (Criterion DVD)

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  • Vivid and spare where other films about illegal immigration might sentimentalize, Young’s take is equal parts intimate character study and gripping road movie, a political work that never loses sight of the complex man at its center.

    Added 12/02/2014
    ¡Alambrista! (Criterion DVD)

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  • A pair of siblings from London (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price—and soon they’re caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave.

    Added 12/02/2014
    The Uninvited (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $19.95

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    Smk: “Katrin Cartlidge among other things...”

    Added 11/30/2014
    Before the Rain (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Luchino Visconti’s exquisite Dostoyevsky adaptation, Marcello Mastroianni is a lonely city transplant and Maria Schell is a sheltered girl haunted by a lover’s promise who meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion.

    Added 11/29/2014
    Le notti bianche (Criterion DVD)

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  • An inept Czech peasant is torn between greed and guilt when the Nazi-backed bosses of his town appoint him “Aryan controller” of an old Jewish widow’s button shop. Humor and tragedy fuse in this scathing exploration of one cowardly man’s complicity in the horrors of a totalitarian regime.

    Added 11/29/2014
    The Shop on Main Street (Criterion DVD)

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  • The remarkable and stark Le beau Serge heralded the arrival of a cinematic titan who would go on to craft provocative, entertaining films for five more decades.

    Added 11/28/2014
    Le beau Serge (Criterion DVD)

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  • In these four lacerating works of social consciousness—two prewar, two postwar—Mizoguchi introduces an array of compelling female protagonists, crushed or resilient, who are forced by their conditions and culture into compromising positions.

    Added 11/27/2014
    Eclipse Series 13:  Kenji Mizoguchi’s Fallen Women (Eclipse DVD)

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  • A true artist who had deftly used the Soviet film industry to make statements both personal and universal, Shepitko remains one of the greatest unsung filmmakers of all time.

    Added 11/27/2014
    Eclipse Series 11:   Larisa Shepitko (Eclipse DVD)

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  • This deadpan tragicomedy about a group of impoverished, outcast artists living the bohemian life in Paris is among the most beguiling films by Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki.

    Added 11/18/2014
    La vie de bohème (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Utilizing glorious widescreen cinematography, Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo. A spectacle of magnificent proportions, Tokyo Olympiad ranks among the greatest documents of sport ever committed to film.

    Added 11/07/2014
    Tokyo Olympiad (Criterion DVD)

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  • This eerie excursion into the Gothic recesses of Guy Maddin’s mad, imaginary childhood is a silent, black-and-white comic science-fiction nightmare set in a lighthouse on grim Black Notch Island, where fictional protagonist Guy Maddin was raised by an ironfisted, puritanical mother.

    Added 10/21/2014
    Brand upon the Brain! (Criterion DVD)

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  • Criterion is proud to present these Dreyer masterpieces on DVD for the first time, with brand new digital transfers. Each is an intense exploration of the clash between individual desire and social expectations, with Dreyer’s famously perfectionist attention to detail shining throughout.

    Added 08/22/2014
    Carl Theodor Dreyer  Box Set (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $79.95

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  • In 1967 and 1968, the company created four certifiably batty, low-budget fantasies, tales haunted by watery ghosts, plagued by angry insects, and stalked by aliens—including one in the form of a giant chicken-lizard.

    Added 08/14/2014
    Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku (Eclipse DVD)

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  • Koreyoshi Kurahara’s free-form approach to moviemaking was perfectly suited to the radical spirit of the 1960s, when he was one of the biggest hit makers working at the razzle-dazzle, youth-oriented Nikkatsu studios.

    Added 08/14/2014
    Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (Eclipse DVD)

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  • I Am Curious—Yellow, one of the most controversial films of all time, is presented here for the first time with its companion piece, I Am Curious—Blue. This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both obscene and revolutionary.

    Added 07/30/2014
    I Am Curious . . . Box set  (Criterion DVD)

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  • Over the past four decades, Belgian director Chantal Akerman has created one of cinema’s most distinctive bodies of work—formally daring, often autobiographical films about people and places, time and space.

    Added 06/29/2014
    Eclipse Series 19:  Chantal Akerman  in the Seventies (Eclipse DVD)

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  • Ingmar Bergman puts his indelible stamp on Mozart’s exquisite opera in this sublime rendering of one of the composer’s best-loved works: a celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man.

    Added 06/28/2014
    The Magic Flute (Criterion DVD)

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  • The King of Kings is the Greatest Story Ever Told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into a silent-era blockbuster.

    Added 06/28/2014
    The King of Kings (Criterion DVD)

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  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, about a group of strangers fighting tooth and nail over buried treasure, is the most grandly harebrained movie ever made, a pileup of slapstick and borscht-belt-y one-liners performed by a nonpareil cast.

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    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis, who, along with his school chums, trumps authority at every turn, finally emerging as a violent savior.

    Added 06/28/2014
    If.... (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • David Mamet’s witty tale of a therapist and best-selling author who must confront her own obsessions when she meets an attractive cardsharp is as psychologically acute as it is full of twists and turns, a rich character study told with the cold calculation of a career criminal.

    Added 06/28/2014
    House of Games (Criterion DVD)

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  • How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet.

    Added 06/28/2014
    House (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona.

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    The Great Dictator (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive “teleplays” constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America. These award-winning programs feature such stars as Paul Newman and Mickey Rooney.

    Added 06/28/2014
    The Golden Age of Television (Criterion DVD)
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  • This multilayered, noirish descent into one man’s personal hell is also a surreal, metacinematic journey that, two years after the phenomenon Se7en, further demonstrated that director David Fincher was one of Hollywood’s true contemporary visionaries.

    Added 06/28/2014
    The Game (Criterion DVD)

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  • Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis’s time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery, Rossellini’s The Flowers of St. Francis is a timeless and moving portrait of the search for spiritual enlightenment.

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    The Flowers of St. Francis (Criterion DVD)

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  • Utilizing a new cameraman—the incomparable Sven Nykvist—Bergman unleashed Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence in rapid succession, exposing moviegoers worldwide to a new level of intellectual and emotional intensity.

    Added 06/28/2014
    A Film Trilogy  by Ingmar Bergman (Criterion DVD)

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  • High schooler Kiroku Nanbu yearns for the prim, Catholic Michiko, but her only desire is to reform Kiroku’s sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, Kiroku channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.

    Added 06/28/2014
    Fighting Elegy (Criterion DVD)

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  • One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema.

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    8½ (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines.

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    Ace in the Hole (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • A startling and courageous film, Peter Davis’s landmark 1974 documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronted the United States’ involvement in Vietnam at the height of the controversy that surrounded it.

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    Hearts and Minds (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc, in which Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, convinced the world that movies could be art.

    Added 06/28/2014
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion DVD)

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