Sam Hamer’s Wish List (27)

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  • Peter Lorre stars as serial killer Hans Beckert in Fritz Lang’s harrowing masterwork M, a suspenseful panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.

    Added 10/10/2017
    M (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An Academy Award–winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro.

    Added 08/15/2016
    Pan’s Labyrinth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Sam Hamer: “Should come with a copy of GZA's Liquid Swords to go with Shogun Assassins, since the album samples soundbites from the film. Also, it's a dope album.”

    Added 08/15/2016
    Lone Wolf and Cub (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

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    Sam Hamer: “How could I not get a Kurosawa film?”

    Added 08/15/2016
    Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 04/18/2016
    A Touch of Zen (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Sam Hamer: “Awesome movie ”

    Added 02/16/2016
    The Player (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In the enthralling Blow Out, brilliantly crafted by Brian De Palma, John Travolta gives one of his greatest performances, as a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination.

    Added 12/19/2015
    Blow Out (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The rare film that takes aim at the frenzy of the McCarthy era while also being suffused with its Cold War paranoia, The Manchurian Candidate remains potent, shocking American moviemaking.

    Added 12/18/2015
    The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Sam Hamer: “Now that it's available, I can finally see it.”

    Added 12/18/2015
    A Brighter Summer Day (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Sam Hamer: “Only want it for Kurosawa ”

    Added 12/10/2015
    The Lower Depths (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Sam Hamer: “It's Hitchcock... what else is there to say?”

    Added 12/08/2015
    Classic Hitchcock (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $94.95

    Criterion Store price:$75.96

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    Sam Hamer: “What hasn't been said about these movies? I need to check them out.”

    Added 12/06/2015
    Three Colors (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

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    Sam Hamer: “Need to check it out”

    Added 12/06/2015
    Death by Hanging (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an explora­tion of death.

    Added 12/06/2015
    Ikiru (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire.

    Added 12/06/2015
    City Lights (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)
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  • Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard).

    Added 12/06/2015
    Modern Times (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Sam Hamer: “Hopefully one day this will come back in print”

    Added 11/30/2015
    AK 100:  25 Films by Akira Kurosawa ( DVD)

    DVD

    25 Discs

    SRP: $399.00

    Out of Print
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    Sam Hamer: “What hasn't been said about this movie? ”

    Added 11/30/2015
    The Graduate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 06/16/2015
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Sam Hamer: “I've become a Kurosawa fanboy, what can I say?”

    Added 03/30/2015
    Dodes’ka-den (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Sam Hamer: “I've become a Kurosawa fanboy, what can I say?”

    Added 03/15/2015
    Red Beard (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Following the collapse of his clan, unemployed samurai Hanshiro Tsugumo (Tatsuya Nakadai) arrives at the manor of Lord Iyi, begging to commit ritual suicide on his property in Masaki Kobayashi’s fierce evocation of individual agency in the face of a corrupt and hypocritical system.

    Added 03/14/2015
    Harakiri (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Sam Hamer: ““I've become a Kurosawa fanboy, what can I say?””

    Added 02/01/2015
    The Bad Sleep Well (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

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    Sam Hamer: “"I could've been a contender..."”

    Added 01/24/2015
    On the Waterfront (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    2 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

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    Sam Hamer: “I've become a Kurosawa fanboy, what can I say?”

    Added 01/18/2015
    Stray Dog (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system that is as riveting as it is spare, this iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose’s teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the dissenting member on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father.

    Added 01/18/2015
    12 Angry Men (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Sam Hamer: “As my intro to Bergman, I enjoyed it but I feel that this film needs to be seen multiple times.”

    Added 01/12/2015
    The Seventh Seal (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96