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  • Barcelona (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Barcelona

    Whit Stillman

    futurestar: “2 stalwarts from Metropolitan Club travel to westernn Europe hoping to discover some authentic Spanish peanuts. Nuts/hilarious/Whitman yes in spades.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #807 Learn more »
  • The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Manchurian Candidate

    John Frankenheimer

    futurestar: “The Queen of spades trumps the Jack of hearts in a communist mind caper gone all acid head in early 1960's outing of secret government experiments. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #803 Learn more »
  • A Brighter Summer Day (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Brighter Summer Day

    Edward Yang

    futurestar: “wow. what a hidden behemouth jewel. thanks Criterion for dusting off this very select celluloid of one gifted director Edward Yang. this is a keeper. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #804 Learn more »
  • Paris Belongs to Us (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Paris Belongs to Us

    Jacques Rivette

    futurestar: “grower that needs repeated views. feel/think I know what Rivette is doing here. remember this coming out a few years back by another. glad I waited.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #802 Learn more »
  • That Hamilton Woman (Criterion DVD)

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    That Hamilton Woman

    Alexander Korda

    futurestar: “Hamilton woman was a goer for sure. what choice did she have? classic romance in off the moral British proper tracks. refreshing. Churchill you cad. ”

    DVD Spine #487 Learn more »
  • Death by Hanging (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Death by Hanging

    Nagisa Oshima

    futurestar: “Like a Japanese 'Waiting For Godeau' Oshima deals with the essence of death, life. living, and one's transgressions in a weird sake induced stupor. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #798 Learn more »
  • The Kid (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Kid

    Charlie Chaplin

    futurestar: “Not his best but absolutely essential Chaplin with all extras one would think this would have. Coming at all should satiate all thirst for this gem. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #799 Learn more »
  • The Emigrants/The New Land (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Emigrants/The New Land

    Jan Troell

    futurestar: “superb bookend films - using 2 Bergman stalwarts - over 6 hour story of migration - rocky farm hills in Sweden to journeying to USA. epic & visionary”

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

    futurestar: “in burgeoning folk scene in pre-Dylan NYC hero finds himself largely misunderstood everyday of life. like clinging shadow shade it sticks like glue.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #794 Learn more »
  • Gilda (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Gilda

    Charles Vidor

    futurestar: “storm of innuendo/scuttlebutt/irony disguised as film noir. singular breed, 1 alone, 2 together, 3 apart, 4 each other. no purple berries/happy ends”

    Blu-Ray Spine #795 Learn more »
  • Bitter Rice (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Bitter Rice

    Giuseppe De Santis

    futurestar: “feral young & hungry Italian girls dress down & bend over to plant rice in early 1950's Po Valley. imagine hot heat/frustration. jesus where were men?”

    Blu-Ray Spine #792 Learn more »
  • The American Friend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The American Friend

    Wim Wenders

    futurestar: “Bit under radar but 1st essential Winders film explores the seedy underbelly of the fine arts world - original vs. copy. Great cast/intrigue/concept. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #793 Learn more »
  • The Complete Lady Snowblood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Complete Lady Snowblood

    Toshiya Fujita

    futurestar: “Lady Snowbird is like Zatoichi with eyes/cunning of a fierce woman. Slice, dice, turn your limbs to mice. Grand addition to the Criterion canon. Love.”

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  • Code Unknown (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Code Unknown

    Michael Haneke

    futurestar: “Amour, White Ribbon, and Cache are all superior films to Code Unknown. Wish they would do those instead. Whatever I remain unexcited about it. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #780 Learn more »
  • A Poem Is a Naked Person (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Poem Is a Naked Person

    Les Blank

    futurestar: “1976 Willie Nelson 4th July picnic Gonzales. 200 year concert. Dawn day 3 Leon plays A Song For You solo in fog I walk thru 10,000 sleeping soldiers.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #805 Learn more »
  • Two Days, One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Two Days, One Night

    Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

    futurestar: “in extras 2 brothers always claim to have no $ but get most out of actors script/production. amazing sing song on every film. good 4 them at best. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #771 Learn more »
  • Burroughs: The Movie  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Burroughs: The Movie

    Howard Brookner

    futurestar: “for man who shot his wife dead in the head in Mexico a signature testament to moving on w/life however bitter. proponent of obscure/obscene/extreme. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #789 Learn more »
  • Speedy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Speedy

    Ted Wilde

    futurestar: “Great addition. Lloyd king of genre. Hope more titles come as he never made transition to talkies, becoming film school supporter for USC & UCLA.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #788 Learn more »
  • Dont Look Back (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Dont Look Back

    D. A. Pennebaker

    futurestar: “1960's away cooler vs. today/tomorrow. we had true originals. half people alive then dead now. younger folk can't conceive squat. selfie your ass ok ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #786 Learn more »
  • In Cold Blood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    In Cold Blood

    Richard Brooks

    futurestar: “I worked on Infamous - story of Capote story on his writing In Cold Blood. Criterion assembled powerful/complete whole riveting like nail guns. Brutal”

    Blu-Ray Spine #781 Learn more »
  • The Apu Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Apu Trilogy

    Satyajit Ray

    futurestar: “perfect storm of triad cinematic perfection from simplistic 1950's India. each looks great & has perfect support agenda. must for these holidays.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #782 Learn more »
  • Mulholland Dr. (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Mulholland Dr.

    David Lynch

    futurestar: “Tremendous execution of his more recent material. Coming out party for several NOW big time stars. Like a modern day Hitchcock w/Hollywood subtitles. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #779 Learn more »
  • Kwaidan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Kwaidan

    Masaki Kobayashi

    futurestar: “This is a tremendous blu ray upgrade from the original DVD. Worthy the coin and masterful in composition pus bonus material. Why we love our Criterion”

    Blu-Ray Spine #90 Learn more »
  • Black Orpheus (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Black Orpheus

    Marcel Camus

    futurestar: “Brazil we will never see. All love, dance, singing, hocus - focus, disappear. Relish kaleidoscopic make believe. Never this grand. Wish a star appear.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #48 Learn more »
  • The Double Life of Véronique (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Double Life of Véronique

    Krzysztof Kieślowski

    futurestar: “Luxury of 50% discount already having superb DVD edition - state of art. Wonderful collaboration between director/muse. Beautiful twin film execution ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #359 Learn more »
  • Mister Johnson (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Mister Johnson

    Bruce Beresford

    futurestar: “Rather thin film after behemoth Breaker Morant. Suspect Criterion tries to join films from same directors. Africa as the bond here is rather weak link”

    Blu-Ray Spine #774 Learn more »
  • A Special Day (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Special Day

    Ettore Scola

    futurestar: “great one day snapshot of 2 lonely souls meet accidentally in 1938 Rome housing high rise while 2,000 tenants empty out to pre-war parade. honest/sad.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #778 Learn more »
  • The Brood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Brood

    David Cronenberg

    futurestar: “Bottom feeder film from Cronenberg this was not necessary but working backwards what the hell. Back then it looked awesome. More so now w/bonus extras”

    Blu-Ray Spine #777 Learn more »
  • A Room with a View (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Room with a View

    James Ivory

    futurestar: “most totally romantic comedy of proper British stuck in an improper Italy. terrific characters, idolatry, pomp, circumspect. delightful in every way.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #775 Learn more »
  • Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Moonrise Kingdom

    Wes Anderson

    futurestar: “typical terrific/wonderful, beguiling Wes Anderson whom can only do delightful like no other director whom ever took up an eye behind a camera. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #776 Learn more »
  • Blind Chance (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Blind Chance

    Krzysztof Kieślowski

    futurestar: “tremendous script by director where protagonist gets to defy time and restart his life 3 times from same repetition of catching a train or not. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #772 Learn more »
  • Breaker Morant (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Breaker Morant

    Bruce Beresford

    futurestar: “very powerful film about a time when men were left to create their own myth and legends; thus consequences paid however misplaced by Rule Britannia.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #773 Learn more »
  • The French Lieutenant’s Woman (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The French Lieutenant’s Woman

    Karel Reisz

    futurestar: “stunning Victorian art imitating contemporary art as cinema. having her once, twice is not enough he doubles down to be skirted thrice. lovely tales.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #768 Learn more »
  • Day for Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)
  • My Beautiful Laundrette (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    My Beautiful Laundrette

    Stephen Frears

    futurestar: “prolific director had delivered The Hit shot in Spain. amongst political squalor in UK he delivers one of his most insightful romances ever. spot on. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #767 Learn more »
  • Here Is Your Life (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Here Is Your Life

    Jan Troell

    futurestar: “in simplistic story, captured still moments as was back in 1914. hero is 15 at start of film. his travel into adult is marvelous stuff/very gorgeous. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #766 Learn more »
  • The Black Stallion (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Black Stallion

    Carroll Ballard

    futurestar: “A true vision of what was extraordinary visual artistry on initial release. With 5 original shorts from director, numerous interviews, a must have.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #765 Learn more »
  • Ivan’s Childhood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Ivan’s Childhood

    Andrei Tarkovsky

    futurestar: “Tarkovsky's great 2nd film that showed his tremendous potential as young boy meters out his own heroic measure as Russian partisan in war torn WW II.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #397 Learn more »
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Criterion Blu-Ray)
  • The Times of Harvey Milk (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Times of Harvey Milk

    Robert Epstein

    futurestar: “this is not about about being gay. it's about a man who took on the system & battled his way to the top. his lifestyle preferences were always second.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #557 Learn more »
  • The  Bridge (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Bridge

    Bernhard Wicki

    futurestar: “1959 German anti - war film against great odds. 7 - 16 year old school mates get drafted in evening, tasked to die on bridge the next day. great stuff”

    Blu-Ray Spine #763 Learn more »
  • Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku

    futurestar: “more schlock than shock. weird, twisted, quirky, & oblik as only post war Japanese some 20 years later can twist your late night eve into all bizarre.”

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  • World on a Wire (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    World on a Wire

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    futurestar: “appears to be shot in a massive beauty parlor, all chrome & mirrors. must remember this was made for TV. requires attention as an early Matrix formula”

    Blu-Ray Spine #598 Learn more »
  • Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    futurestar: “very beginnings here will become the most prolific film maker ever from German New Wave. a wiz kid whom couldn't stop making films fast to die young.”

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  • Eclipse Series 30: Sabu! (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 30: Sabu!

    futurestar: “elephant man, tiger boy, king of jungle - he speaks hoots, hollers, barks, growls. take kid out jungle but not jungle from this boy. wild animal too.”

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  • The Merchant of Four Seasons (Criterion Blu-Ray)
  • Limelight (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Limelight

    Charles Chaplin

    futurestar: “1st I thought no I can't do this but a 2nd try made me value essence of his character,sacrifices he made for the benefit of another. valued film lives”

    Blu-Ray Spine #756 Learn more »
  • Hiroshima mon amour (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Hiroshima mon amour

    Alain Resnais

    futurestar: “better version of great composition - 1959/1960 cinematic, literary heavy hitters w/global, intimate, international implications gets dues done right.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #196 Learn more »
  • State of Siege (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    State of Siege

    Costa-Gavras

    futurestar: “magnificent telling so real surpasses Z. could 2 S's mean more than a Z, just take a walk in S. America w/me. u swine, u dine, u r gone, u done wrong.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #760 Learn more »
  • The Confession (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Confession

    Costa-Gavras

    futurestar: “once u hit the floor we will pick u up/give u more. bet u hoped we done w/u we're here to prove much more. life as u knew will become a bomb anew. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #759 Learn more »
  • Autumn Sonata (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    Autumn Sonata

    Ingmar Bergman

    Blu-Ray Spine #60 Learn more »
  • Cries and Whispers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Cries and Whispers

    Ingmar Bergman

    futurestar: “Criterion gets it spot on w/blu ray redo of Bergman at his normal best. upgrade worthy investment/beyond. bewitching, personal, provocative, dubious.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #101 Learn more »
  • The Great Beauty (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The Great Beauty

    Paolo Sorrentino

    futurestar: “great search for Fellini's La Dolce Vita fills 50 year gap. Jep updates Roma, in turning 65, layers are peeled away as his marvelous journey abounds. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #702 Learn more »
  • It Happened One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    It Happened One Night

    Frank Capra

    futurestar: “great film w/better story on Capra touch which he ruled & composed our restless, broke nation w/block buster hits, hitting home in hearts of all. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #736 Learn more »
  • Summertime (Criterion DVD)
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    Summertime

    David Lean

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  • To Be or Not to Be (Criterion Blu-Ray)
  • The Vanishing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Vanishing

    George Sluizer

    futurestar: “the film now looks great in blu ray and what two minor bonus features added are most welcome. more substance than original release. thank you.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #133 Learn more »
  • Shoah (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Shoah

    Claude Lanzmann

    futurestar: “not Shoah, true our own government is gathering up immigrants, stocked in prefab housing, shipping them off in mass to who knows where. who are we? ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #663 Learn more »
  • High and Low (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    High and Low

    Akira Kurosawa

    futurestar: “Kurosawa fires a shell over Imamura's bow with taunt, tense, modern kidnap caper. This modern wonder of it's time would go on to influence the many. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #24 Learn more »
  • Tiny Furniture (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Tiny Furniture

    Lena Dunham

    futurestar: “Lena/myself share 1 factor - Nora Ephron encouraged us to keep on, Lena as film maker, me - picture car coordinator - film Michael start 2 finish, 1st”

    Blu-Ray Spine #597 Learn more »