Cornelis J.’s Wish List (11)

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  • In the late eighties, Aki Kaurismäki, a master of the deadpan, fashioned a waggish fish-out-of-water tale about a U.S. tour by “the worst rock-and-roll band in the world.”

    Added 02/12/2018
    Eclipse Series 29: Aki Kaurismäki’s Leningrad Cowboys (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • Too often overlooked after his work was spurned by the New Wave iconoclasts as belonging to the “tradition of quality,” Claude Autant-Lara was one of France’s leading directors of the 1940s and ’50s.

    Added 02/02/2018
    Eclipse Series 45: Claude Autant-Lara—Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France (Criterion DVD)

    23 Jan 2018

    DVD Collector's Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

    Criterion Store price:$47.96

  • An arresting disaster film and a stirring plea for international cooperation, Kameradschaft cemented G. W. Pabst’s status as one of the most morally engaged and formally dexterous filmmakers of his time.

    Added 02/02/2018
    Kameradschaft (Criterion DVD)

    30 Jan 2018

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Long unavailable, the restored Westfront 1918 is a visceral, sobering antiwar statement that is as urgent today as when it was made.

    Added 02/02/2018
    Westfront 1918 (Criterion DVD)

    30 Jan 2018

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring.

    Added 12/06/2017
    Written on the Wind (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Oscar Wilde’s enduringly hilarious story of two young women who think themselves engaged to the same nonexistent man is given the grand Technicolor treatment. Seldom has a classic stage comedy been so engagingly transferred to the screen.

    Added 12/06/2017
    The Importance of Being Earnest (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Thanks to perhaps the most indelible character in Akira Kurosawa’s oeuvre, Yojimbo surpassed even Seven Samurai in popularity when it was released. Made one year later, Sanjuro matches _Yojimbo_’s storytelling dexterity, and brings the duo to a thrilling and unforgettable conclusion.

    Added 02/04/2015
    Yojimbo/Sanjuro  Box Set (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

  • Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth century, That Hamilton Woman is a gripping account of the scandalous adulterous affair between the British Royal Navy officer Lord Horatio Nelson (Laurence Olivier) and the renowned beauty Emma, Lady Hamilton (Vivien Leigh).

    Added 12/13/2014
    That Hamilton Woman (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the result is nearly unclassifiable. Vampyr is one of cinema’s great nightmares.

    Added 10/23/2014
    Vampyr (Criterion DVD)
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  • A curious, compassionate storyteller who was fascinated by characters on the outskirts of society, Hiroshi Shimizu used his trademark graceful traveling shot to peek around the corners of contemporary Japan.

    Added 06/02/2012
    Eclipse Series 15:  Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

    Criterion Store price:$47.96

  • Often called the Godard of the East, Japanese director Nagisa Oshima was one of the most provocative film artists of the twentieth century, and his works challenged and shocked the cinematic world for decades.

    Added 02/18/2012
    Eclipse Series 21:  Oshima’s Outlaw Sixties (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96