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  • This richly humanistic masterpiece by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger traverses time and space to make a case for the transcendent value of love.

    Added 04/16/2018
    A Matter of Life and Death (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Jul 2018

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    1 Disc

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  • A piercingly intelligent and flawlessly performed chamber piece, the Palme d’Or–winning sex, lies, and videotape changed the landscape of American film, helping pave the way for the thriving independent scene of the 1990s.

    Added 04/16/2018
    sex, lies, and videotape (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 Jul 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The art of martial-arts filmmaking took a leap into bold new territory with this action-packed tale of Ming-dynasty intrigue.

    Added 04/16/2018
    Dragon Inn (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    10 Jul 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • Visionary Hollywood director Josef von Sternberg and rising German actor Marlene Dietrich became one of the most legendary partnerships in cinema history. Suffused with frank sexuality and worldly irony, their deliriously entertaining masterpieces are landmarks of cinematic artifice.

    Added 04/16/2018
    Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    3 Jul 2018

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    6 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

  • Glamour has never been more grotesque than in Female Trouble, an endlessly quotable fan favorite that injects the Hollywood melodrama with anarchic decadence.

    Added 03/15/2018
    Female Trouble (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 Jun 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An unprecedented popular success that helped usher in a new era in documentary filmmaking, the Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine is a raucous, impassioned, and still tragically relevant journey through the American psyche.

    Added 03/15/2018
    Bowling for Columbine (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jun 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Ten years after making his mark on Spanish cinema with The Spirit of the Beehive, Víctor Erice returned to filmmaking with this adaptation of a novella by Adelaida García Morales, which deepens the director’s fascination with childhood, fantasy, and the legacy of his country’s civil war.

    Added 03/15/2018
    El Sur (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jun 2018

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    1 Disc

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    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Mixing visceral, documentary-like realism with the narrative focus of Hollywood noir and melodrama, Manila in the Claws of Light is a howl of anguish from one of the most celebrated figures in Philippine cinema.

    Added 03/15/2018
    Manila in the Claws of Light (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    12 Jun 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel, but all with motivations beyond his understanding—a profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema.

    Added 02/15/2018
    Au hasard Balthazar (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 May 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A critical and commercial success despite controversy over what the MPAA termed its “homosexual frame of reference,” Midnight Cowboy became the first X-rated film to receive the best picture Oscar, and decades on, its influence still reverberates through cinema.

    Added 02/15/2018
    Midnight Cowboy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 May 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With this arresting drama based on notorious real-life events, Cristian Mungiu mounts a complex inquiry into faith, fanaticism, and indifference.

    Added 02/15/2018
    Beyond the Hills (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 May 2018

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Blending rigorous naturalism with the precise construction of a thriller, this Cannes award–winning drama from Cristian Mungiu sheds light on the high stakes and ethical complexities of life in contemporary Romania.

    Added 02/15/2018
    Graduation (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 May 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a response to the ongoing global refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home.

    Added 02/15/2018
    The Other Side of Hope (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    15 May 2018

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • In this visually stunning, collagelike portrait of Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima, Paul Schrader investigates the inner turmoil of a man who attempted the impossible task of finding harmony among self, art, and society.

    Added 02/15/2018
    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 May 2018

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Featuring austerely beautiful black-and-white photography by Robby Müller and a live-wire score by Neil Young, Dead Man is a profound and unique revision of the western genre.

    Added 01/16/2018
    Dead Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Apr 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, which explores the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women.

    Added 01/16/2018
    The Virgin Suicides (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Apr 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema, Sergei Parajanov’s masterwork overflows with unforgettable images and sounds.

    Added 01/16/2018
    The Color of Pomegranates (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 Apr 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Volker Schlöndorff transported Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 debut play to contemporary West Germany for this vicious experiment in adaptation, seldom seen for nearly half a century.

    Added 12/15/2017
    Baal (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    20 Mar 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With this film, the audacious Ken Russell vaulted onto the international stage, drawing on the psychosexual radicalism of D. H. Lawrence’s classic novel to shatter taboos in his own time.

    Added 12/15/2017
    Women in Love (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    27 Mar 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route—a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot.

    Added 12/15/2017
    The Wages of Fear (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 12/15/2017
    Tampopo (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The Belgian filmmaking team of brothers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne turned heads with Rosetta, an intense vérité drama that closely follows a poor young woman struggling to hold on to a job to support herself and her alcoholic mother.

    Added 12/03/2017
    Rosetta (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • British director Andrea Arnold won the Cannes Jury Prize for the intense and invigorating Fish Tank, about a fifteen-year-old girl, Mia (electrifying newcomer Katie Jarvis), who lives with her mother and sister in the housing projects of Essex.

    Added 11/18/2017
    Fish Tank (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder.

    Added 11/15/2017
    The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    13 Feb 2018

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis.

    Added 11/15/2017
    Elevator to the Gallows (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    6 Feb 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany.

    Added 11/13/2017
    Il sorpasso (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through lilting songs by the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.

    Added 11/05/2017
    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 10/23/2017
    Night and Fog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An urgent response to the political realities of contemporary Britain, this bracing drama from celebrated filmmaker Ken Loach takes a hard look at bureaucratic injustice and ineptitude through the eyes of an unassuming working-class hero.

    Added 10/16/2017
    I, Daniel Blake (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Jan 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 10/16/2017
    Kagemusha (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 10/16/2017
    If.... (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The provocative Italian filmmaker Elio Petri’s most internationally acclaimed work is this Kafkaesque tale of a Roman police inspector (a commanding Gian Maria Volonté) investigating a heinous crime—which he himself committed.

    Added 10/16/2017
    Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation, Jean-Luc Godard returned to commercial cinema with this star-driven work of social commentary, while remaining defiantly intellectual and formally cutting-edge.

    Added 09/27/2017
    Every Man for Himself (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • In this tale of a perky, overachieving student running for high-school president, Alexander Payne distills his closely observed take on deeply flawed humanity to its bitter but stealthily sympathetic essence.

    Added 09/16/2017
    Election (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    12 Dec 2017

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A giddy romp through blood and excrement, Terry Gilliam’s first outing as a solo director remains one of his most uproarious visions of society gone berserk.

    Added 08/16/2017
    Jabberwocky (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    21 Nov 2017

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Donna Deitch’s swooning and sensual first narrative feature, Desert Hearts, was groundbreaking upon its release in 1985: a love story about two women, made entirely independently, on a shoestring budget, by a woman.

    Added 08/16/2017
    Desert Hearts (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Nov 2017

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling vision of a pitiless aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.

    Added 07/27/2017
    Barry Lyndon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This genre-defying horror-musical mash-up—the bold debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska—follows a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland.

    Added 07/27/2017
    The Lure (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York, mansion.

    Added 07/17/2017
    Grey Gardens (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.

    Added 07/17/2017
    Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Max Ophuls’s final film, Lola Montès is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a one-of-a-kind movie spectacle.

    Added 07/15/2017
    Lola Montès (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This landmark film, which documents the journeys of two remarkable families, continues to educate and inspire viewers, and it is widely considered one of the great works of American nonfiction cinema.

    Added 06/23/2017
    Hoop Dreams (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In this riveting study of the dynamics of control, Academy Award–winning director Michael Haneke takes on Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s controversial 1983 novel about perverse female sexuality and the world of classical music.

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    The Piano Teacher (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • From 1963 through 1966, Murray Lerner visited the annual Newport Folk Festival to document a thriving, idealistic musical movement as it reached its peak as a popular phenomenon.

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    Festival (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Even among cinema’s legends, Jean Vigo stands apart. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine.

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    The Complete Jean Vigo (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This is where it all started. John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list.

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    Stagecoach (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

    Added 04/17/2017
    Roberto Rossellini’s  War Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • 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.

    Added 03/15/2017
    Straw Dogs (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape

    Added 03/10/2017
    Down by Law (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Searing and sensitive, this Palme d’Or–winning drama is a unique depiction of the refugee experience as a continuous crisis of identity.

    Added 02/19/2017
    Dheepan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This affectionate farce from François Truffaut about the joys and strife of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films.

    Added 02/13/2017
    Day for Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity.

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    Macbeth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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    yorgos: “9. Although it has dated at parts, this film has a lot going for it, particularly Farrow's performance. Polanski knows his stuff.”

    Added 02/13/2017
    Rosemary’s Baby (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Roman Polanski followed up Knife in the Water with this controversial tale of psychosis. Catherine Deneuve is Carol, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up in her London flat when left alone by her vacationing sister. Repulsion is one of cinema’s most shocking psychological thrillers.

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    Repulsion (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Based on a popular novel by Raymond Queneau that had been considered unadaptable, Malle’s audacious Zazie dans le métro, made with flair on the cusp of the French New Wave, is a bit of stream-of-consciousness slapstick, wall-to-wall with visual gags, editing tricks, and effects.

    Added 02/13/2017
    Zazie dans le métro (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Oscar winner Marion Cotillard received another nomination for her searing, deeply felt performance as a working-class woman desperate to hold on to her factory job, in this gripping film from master Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

    Added 02/13/2017
    Two Days, One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Spare and unsentimental but deeply imbued with a heart-rending tenderness, The Kid with a Bike is an arresting work from the great Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, masters of the empathetic action film.

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    The Kid with a Bike (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The cornerstone of director Richard Linklater’s career‑long exploration of cinematic time, this celebrated three-part romance captures a relationship as it begins, begins again, deepens, and strains over the course of almost two decades.

    Added 02/13/2017
    The Before Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • Shooting on 16 mm for a mere $3,000, writer-producer-director Linklater and his crew of friends threw out any idea of a traditional plot, choosing instead to create a tapestry of over a hundred characters, each as compelling as the last.

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    Slacker (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • This boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss from Krzysztof Kieślowski was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 1990s.

    Added 02/13/2017
    Three Colors (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96