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  • After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret singer (Nina Hoss, in a dazzling, multilayered performance), her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis.

    Added 01/15/2016
    Phoenix (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 Apr 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret singer (Nina Hoss, in a dazzling, multilayered performance), her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis.

    Added 01/15/2016
    Phoenix (Criterion DVD)

    26 Apr 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, which he felt was rote and uninspired, Robert Drew brought the style and vibrancy he had fostered as a Life magazine correspondent to filmmaking in the late fifties.

    Added 01/15/2016
    The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates (Criterion DVD)

    26 Apr 2016

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Over the course of the 1990s, writer-director Whit Stillman made a trilogy of films about the acid tongues and broken hearts of some haplessly erudite young Americans in New York and abroad.

    Added 01/15/2016
    A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Apr 2016

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • Set during the eighties, Barcelona explores topics both heady and hilarious while remaining a constantly witty delight, featuring a sharp young cast that includes Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, and Mira Sorvino.

    Added 01/15/2016
    Barcelona (Criterion DVD)

    19 Apr 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Electrified by crackling dialogue and visual craftsmanship of the great Howard Hawks, Only Angels Have Wings stars Jean Arthur as a traveling entertainer who gets more than she bargained for during a stopover in a South American port town.

    Added 01/15/2016
    Only Angels Have Wings (Criterion DVD)

    12 Apr 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A Poem Is a Naked Person is a work of rough beauty that serves as testament to Les Blank’s cinematic daring and Leon Russell’s immense musical talents.

    Added 12/17/2015
    A Poem Is a Naked Person (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 Mar 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A Poem Is a Naked Person is a work of rough beauty that serves as testament to Les Blank’s cinematic daring and Leon Russell’s immense musical talents.

    Added 12/17/2015
    A Poem Is a Naked Person (Criterion DVD)

    29 Mar 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang, finally comes to home video in the United States.

    Added 12/17/2015
    A Brighter Summer Day (Criterion DVD)

    22 Mar 2016

    DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • 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 12/17/2015
    The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    15 Mar 2016

    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 12/17/2015
    The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion DVD)

    15 Mar 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Suffused with a lingering post–World War II disillusionment while also evincing the playfulness and fascination with theatrical performance and conspiracy that would become hallmarks for the director, Paris Belongs to Us marked the provocative start to a brilliant directorial career.

    Added 12/17/2015
    Paris Belongs to Us (Criterion DVD)

    8 Mar 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Suffused with a lingering post–World War II disillusionment while also evincing the playfulness and fascination with theatrical performance and conspiracy that would become hallmarks for the director, Paris Belongs to Us marked the provocative start to a brilliant directorial career.

    Added 12/17/2015
    Paris Belongs to Us (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    8 Mar 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A character study that never strays from its complicated central figure, while keeping us at an emotional remove, I Knew Her Well is one of the most overlooked films of the sixties, by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping.

    Added 11/16/2015
    I Knew Her Well (Criterion DVD)

    23 Feb 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • One of the most beloved American films of all time, The Graduate earned Mike Nichols a best director Oscar, brought the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience, and introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman.

    Added 11/16/2015
    The Graduate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Feb 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • One of the most beloved American films of all time, The Graduate earned Mike Nichols a best director Oscar, brought the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience, and introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman.

    Added 11/16/2015
    The Graduate (Criterion DVD)

    23 Feb 2016

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”

    Added 11/16/2015
    The Kid (Criterion DVD)

    16 Feb 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Genius provocateur Nagisa Oshima, an influential figure in the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, made one of his most startling political statements with the compelling pitch-black satire Death by Hanging.

    Added 11/16/2015
    Death by Hanging (Criterion DVD)

    16 Feb 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This monumental mid-nineteenth-century epic from Jan Troell charts, over the course of two films, a Swedish farming family’s voyage to America and their efforts to put down roots in this beautiful but forbidding new world.

    Added 11/16/2015
    The Emigrants/The New Land (Criterion DVD)

    9 Feb 2016

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An ever-shifting battle of the sexes set on a Buenos Aires casino’s glittering floor and in its shadowy back rooms, Gilda is among the most sensual of all Hollywood noirs.

    Added 10/16/2015
    Gilda (Criterion DVD)

    19 Jan 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The visionary chroniclers of eccentric Americana Joel and Ethan Coen present one of their greatest creations in Llewyn Davis, a singer barely eking out a living on the peripheries of the flourishing Greenwich Village folk scene of the early sixties.

    Added 10/16/2015
    Inside Llewyn Davis (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jan 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The visionary chroniclers of eccentric Americana Joel and Ethan Coen present one of their greatest creations in Llewyn Davis, a singer barely eking out a living on the peripheries of the flourishing Greenwich Village folk scene of the early sixties.

    Added 10/16/2015
    Inside Llewyn Davis (Criterion DVD)

    19 Jan 2016

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with The American Friend, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game.

    Added 10/16/2015
    The American Friend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    12 Jan 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with The American Friend, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game.

    Added 10/16/2015
    The American Friend (Criterion DVD)

    12 Jan 2016

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This early smash for producer extraordinaire Dino De Laurentiis and director Giuseppe De Santis is neorealism with a heaping dose of pulp.

    Added 10/16/2015
    Bitter Rice (Criterion DVD)

    12 Jan 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $19.95

    Criterion Store price:$15.96

  • A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction.

    Added 10/16/2015
    The Complete Lady Snowblood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    5 Jan 2016

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction.

    Added 10/16/2015
    The Complete Lady Snowblood (Criterion DVD)

    5 Jan 2016

    DVD Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend.

    Added 09/16/2015
    Burroughs: The Movie  (Criterion DVD)

    15 Dec 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Speedy is an out-of-control love letter to New York that will have you grinning from ear to ear.

    Added 09/16/2015
    Speedy (Criterion DVD)

    8 Dec 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The world-famous artist Takashi Murakami made his directorial debut with Jellyfish Eyes, taking his boundless imagination to the screen in a tale of friendship and loyalty that also addresses humanity’s propensity for destruction.

    Added 09/16/2015
    Jellyfish Eyes (Criterion DVD)

    8 Dec 2015

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $19.95

    Criterion Store price:$15.96

  • Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker.

    Added 08/17/2015
    Dont Look Back (Criterion DVD)

    24 Nov 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Truman Capote’s best seller, a breakthrough narrative account of real-life crime and punishment, became an equally chilling film in the hands of writer-director Richard Brooks.

    Added 08/17/2015
    In Cold Blood (Criterion DVD)

    17 Nov 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • One of the world’s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Oscar–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and artistry.

    Added 08/17/2015
    Code Unknown (Criterion DVD)

    10 Nov 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the true masterpieces of the new millennium, a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.

    Added 07/15/2015
    Mulholland Dr. (Criterion DVD)

    27 Oct 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • With its combination of psychological and body horror, The Brood laid the groundwork for many of the director’s films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision.

    Added 07/15/2015
    The Brood (Criterion DVD)

    13 Oct 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories.

    Added 07/15/2015
    Kwaidan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    20 Oct 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In this adaptation of William S. Burroughs’s hallucinatory, once-thought-unfilmable novel Naked Lunch, directed by David Cronenberg, a part-time exterminator and full-time drug addict named Bill Lee (Peter Weller) plunges into the nightmarish Interzone.

    Added 06/29/2015
    Naked Lunch (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 05/18/2015
    Two Days, One Night (Criterion DVD)

    25 Aug 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Dressed to Kill (Criterion DVD)

    8 Sep 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man in a desolate Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Repo Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A fairy tale grounded in poignant reality, the magnificent, Manhattan-set The Fisher King, by Terry Gilliam, features Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in two of their most brilliant roles.

    Added 05/11/2015
    The Fisher King (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • An island off the New England coast, summer of 1965. Two twelve-year-olds, Sam and Suzy, fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.

    Added 04/15/2015
    Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion DVD)

    22 Sep 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A wild horse saves a young boy’s life after a terrifying shipwreck and the two become unlikely friends in Carroll Ballard’s cinematic tour de force, adapted from Walter Farley’s classic children’s novel.

    Added 04/15/2015
    The Black Stallion (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Brought pristinely to the screen by Jonathan Demme, this compellingly abstract reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s Bygmester Solness features Shawn (who also wrote the adaptation) as a visionary but tyrannical middle-aged architect haunted by figures from his past,

    Added 03/16/2015
    A Master Builder (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Costa-Gavras puts the United States’ involvement in Latin American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller.

    Added 02/17/2015
    State of Siege (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The master of the political thriller, Costa-Gavras became an instant phenomenon after the mammoth success of Z, and he quickly followed it with the equally riveting The Confession.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Confession (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Bette Midler exploded onto the screen with her take-no-prisoners performance in this quintessential film about fame and addiction from director Mark Rydell.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Rose (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This is a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits under terrible threat from modern forces.

    Added 11/17/2014
    Watership Down (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Federico Fellini’s career achieved new levels of eccentricity and brilliance with this remarkable, controversial, extremely loose adaptation of Petronius’s classical Roman satire, written during the reign of Nero.

    Added 11/17/2014
    Fellini Satyricon (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now, adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, is a brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural.

    Added 11/17/2014
    Don't Look Now (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • With a radical take on narrative, disturbing yet beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of on- and offscreen sound, Martel turns her tale of a decaying bourgeois family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer, into a cinematic marvel.

    Added 10/15/2014
    La Ciénaga (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A work of memory and imagination, the film burrows into what the filmmaker calls “the heart of the heart” of the continent, conjuring a city as delightful as it is fearsome, populated by sleepwalkers and hockey aficionados.

    Added 10/15/2014
    My Winnipeg (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This multilayered comedy from Sydney Pollack follows the elaborate deception of a down-on-his-luck New York actor who poses as a woman to get a soap opera gig.

    Added 08/15/2014
    Tootsie (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In the midsixties, the maverick American director Monte Hellman conceived of two westerns at the same time. Dreamlike and gritty by turns, these films would prove their maker’s adeptness at brilliantly deconstructing genre.

    Added 08/15/2014
    The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom.

    Added 07/15/2014
    La dolce vita (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • With a background in music hall and mime performance, Tati steadily built an ever-more-ambitious movie career that ultimately raised sight-gag comedy to the level of high art.

    Added 07/15/2014
    The Complete Jacques Tati (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    12 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

  • 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.

    Added 06/16/2014
    Macbeth (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty.

    Added 06/16/2014
    Eraserhead (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, The Devil’s Backbone tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets.

    Added 04/15/2013
    The Devil’s Backbone (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The boundless imagination and physical marvels of the work of the German modern-dance pioneer Pina Bausch leap off the screen in this exuberant tribute by Wim Wenders.

    Added 03/04/2013
    Pina (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96