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  • The Piano Teacher (Criterion Blu-Ray)
  • David Lynch: The Art Life (Criterion Blu-Ray)
  • Rebel Samurai:  Sixties Swordplay Classics (Criterion DVD)

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    Rebel Samurai: Sixties Swordplay Classics

    futurestar: “Cool as it gets 4 different views of Samurai life in the 17th century on....any fan worth their salt owes the pepper of allegiance to this collection.”

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  • A Special Day (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    A Special Day

    Ettore Scola

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  • La poison  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    La poison

    Sacha Guitry

    futurestar: “More humorous than comedy. Guitry's introductions remind me of Welles' 'Magnificent Amberson's'. Quaint/charming on smaller scale Simon steals show. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #891 Learn more »
  • The Breaking Point (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Breaking Point

    Michael Curtiz

    futurestar: “Win at all cost film for John Garfield expands scope of actor he was. Great sea action, intrigue add fuel to rogue mis-adventures into/out of Mexico.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #889 Learn more »
  • Stalker (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Stalker

    Andrei Tarkovsky

    futurestar: “Brink of wish fulfillment, heaven/hell, one of Tarkovsky's best film's as road side picnic in future intellectual dilemma/decision. yes/no - do/die. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #888 Learn more »
  • L’argent (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    L’argent

    Robert Bresson

    futurestar: “Last/most colorful angst Bresson's detached, existential visual fugue, finally let's us in on kaleidoscope massacre trade off $ for blood. Redrum ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #886 Learn more »
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    Alfred Hitchcock

    futurestar: “Mistaken for another, almost becomes other. Hitchcock comes of age, matures as most silent, slippery of potential young lady killers.Great collection.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #885 Learn more »
  • They Live by Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    They Live by Night

    Nicholas Ray

    futurestar: “excellent release but it's companion film w/same young couple staring in Side Street directed by Anthony Mann could be better. for real young lookers.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #880 Learn more »
  • Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2 (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2

    futurestar: “Scorsese's round 2 is as diverse/fluid w/history/cinematic jewels uncovered for our filmic/educational pleasure. Like becoming an expert by purchase.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #873 Learn more »
  • Rumble Fish (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rumble Fish

    Francis Ford Coppola

    futurestar: “Coppala as Jarmusch/Nicholas Ray - all his "rebel fish swim upstream" even at risk dying young/knowing soon in life burn brighter/litter night skies”

    Blu-Ray Spine #869 Learn more »
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    Robert Altman

    futurestar: “Best non-western Western like Heaven's Gate both rub against being reality of their moment. Loaded w/charm/whit/stumble bumble. Love - yes/no/yes. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #827 Learn more »
  • Good Morning (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Good Morning

    Yasujiro Ozu

    futurestar: “What can you say? The master has spoken in color/words what once was silent/black/white. Close as he will ever get to crude, cute story explodes fun.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #84 Learn more »
  • Eclipse Series 13:  Kenji Mizoguchi’s Fallen Women (Eclipse DVD)
  • Cameraperson (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Cameraperson

    Kirsten Johnson

    futurestar: “heavy hitter comprehensive documentary wields mighty hand. too much weight to cry, not light enough to laugh. caught in-between Montana & Mogadishu. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #853 Learn more »
  • Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

    Stig Björkman

    futurestar: “Filmic courtesy paid one world's finest actresses. Nice personal touches adorn. If she's your kind of babe, jump on this/cherish all given in life.”

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  • Something Wild (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Something Wild

    Jack Garfein

    futurestar: “Baby Doll arrives NYC, adrift among legions of hellions. What place is this, me alone among millions? Does she have savior yet? Perhaps. 1 Wild ride.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #850 Learn more »
  • Paul Robeson:  Portraits of the Artist (Criterion DVD)

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    Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist

    futurestar: “Before the before, Robeson gave black race films legitimacy for 1925 - 1944. Dynamic, whom presence excited women/made men shallow, he was absolute. ”

    DVD Spine #369 Learn more »
  • Blood Simple (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Blood Simple

    Joel Coen

    futurestar: “Great freshman film by Cohen's shot in Austin in early 1980's. Nary a clue as they bumbled their way into iconic film history only to become famous. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #834 Learn more »
  • In a Lonely Place (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    In a Lonely Place

    Nicholas Ray

    futurestar: “Thinking, no matter what edition, Bogart character is unlikeable in any form. Noir as nasty. I will learn to like it. I paid as much as market bares ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #810 Learn more »
  • His Girl Friday (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    His Girl Friday

    Howard Hawks

    futurestar: “Engaging humor/banter 1940's style comedy. Not necessarily my cup of tea. Bonus film production of original stage version is way less funny. some deal”

    Blu-Ray Spine #849 Learn more »
  • Blow-Up (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Blow-Up

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    futurestar: “working in an art house cinema at 16 of course I saw this when it came out. finally a worthy edition as cool now as it was then some 50 years later. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #865 Learn more »
  • Mildred Pierce (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Mildred Pierce

    Michael Curtiz

    futurestar: “Molly Haskell/Robert Polito critical acclaim 1st up bonus is awesome. Get more Molly before she is gone. Shines as true original film critic/author. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #860 Learn more »
  • Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Stanley Kubrick

    futurestar: “Package has everything but nylons, lipstick, and condoms. The best film support package on iconic Commie comedy ever; most spot on edition forever. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #821 Learn more »
  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    Ermanno Olmi

    futurestar: “Kudos around - resurrection of charming tale/disappearing way of life. Olmi is almost forgotten for his simplistic portrayals/normal lives lived. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #854 Learn more »
  • Heart of a Dog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Heart of a Dog

    Laurie Anderson

    futurestar: “This film is about grief/how unsettled, unprepared/one can never be ready for loss of life/love. I admire Laurie/her brave multimedia mask/pain of all”

    Blu-Ray Spine #846 Learn more »
  • The Player (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Player

    Robert Altman

    futurestar: “Not only a member of "the player w/myself club, I am owner/president" as Tim Robbins fakes out everyone, mostly himself. Great Hollywood film parody. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #812 Learn more »
  • The New World (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The New World

    Terrence Malick

    futurestar: “Malick's views of early colony looks like nothing before/after. True cinematic, poetic vision of what could be. Criterion has masterfully delivered. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #826 Learn more »
  • Chimes at Midnight (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Chimes at Midnight

    Orson Welles

    futurestar: “In all his glory/genius, Welles has never been more beguiling/masterful. Humor/history strike chords of awe as we are wrapped in riddle of Falstaff. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #830 Learn more »
  • Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams

    Akira Kurosawa

    futurestar: “at this late hour in his life could we expect more? still one of the great stalwarts of Japanese film that stands the test of time/history/experience.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #842 Learn more »
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Pan’s Labyrinth

    Guillermo del Toro

    futurestar: “Definitive director's edition/best story of myth/legend/art played out in last days of Spanish civil war. Child's tale for very adult audience. Great”

    Blu-Ray Spine #838 Learn more »
  • Roma (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Roma

    Federico Fellini

    futurestar: “Fellini's visual love letter to world on how cool Rome was in circa 1972. He spent 20 years in the making of this singular memento, lovely statement.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #848 Learn more »
  • The Asphalt Jungle (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Asphalt Jungle

    John Huston

    futurestar: “Huston could make film on gravel pit great. Here, conniving/nasty rush post haste. Get down/den of thieves plan their own downfall unabated in 1950. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #847 Learn more »
  • Lone Wolf and Cub (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Lone Wolf and Cub

    futurestar: “Same production house/principal director as most Zatoichi episodes. Next natural progression is severe blood letting unseen until then. Great package.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #841 Learn more »
  • Cat People (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Cat People

    Jacques Tourneur

    futurestar: “Not quite as feline as I would like, but an early entry into a new genre of it's own making delivers intrigue/mystery/sublime from a time unexpected. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #833 Learn more »
  • Dekalog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Dekalog

    Krzysztof Kieślowski

    futurestar: “Best collection/edition of director's master work. Criterion has released all great works by one of Poland's great director's who died way too young ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #837 Learn more »
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    Kenji Mizoguchi

    futurestar: “Mizoguchi adds a tender/delicate touch to one of his early masterpieces. His obsession with gentle tales of women is unparalleled in Japanese cinema.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #832 Learn more »
  • A Touch of Zen (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Touch of Zen

    King Hu

    futurestar: “King gives new meaning to 'jump cut'. Before the before of masterful Ninja films we bare witness to the true original in awakening sea off followers. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #825 Learn more »
  • Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy

    Wim Wenders

    futurestar: “Alice In The Cities - Phil arrives in Amstersam gets a haircut. Next day in Germany has his NY hair all grown back out. Odd, but trilogy is awesome.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #813 Learn more »
  • The Naked Island (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Naked Island

    Kaneto Shindo

    futurestar: “speechless as the film, dynamic/poignant cinematic statement as singular event in genre of it's own made in 1960 is more amazing. world class movie.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #811 Learn more »
  • The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates

    Robert Drew

    futurestar: “13 when events happened mirror high road policy amongst presidencies. great collection. real tragedy I grew up in Dallas. his death is still vaccum. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #808 Learn more »
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »