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  • After making such American noir classics as Brute Force and The Naked City, the blacklisted director Jules Dassin went to Paris and embarked on his masterpiece: a twisting, turning tale of four ex-cons who hatch one last glorious robbery in the City of Light.

    Added 07/31/2014
    Rififi (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • W.C. Fields stars as an unemployed, henpecked drunk who spends most of his time at the Black Pussy Cat café. Things take a turn for the absurd when he unwittingly captures a bank robber and lands a job as a security guard.

    Added 07/31/2014
    The Bank Dick (Criterion DVD)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

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  • A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.

    Added 07/31/2014
    A Hard Day’s Night (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • 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 07/31/2014
    The Complete Jacques Tati (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    7 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

  • With an innovative color-coded cinematic treatment to distinguish his interwoven stories, Steven Soderbergh embroils viewers in the lives of a newly appointed drug czar and his family, a West Coast kingpin’s wife, a key informant, and police officers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Added 02/18/2014
    Traffic (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Suffused with dread and paranoia, this Fritz Lang adaptation of a novel by Graham Greene is a plunge into the eerie shadows of a world turned upside down by war.

    Added 02/18/2014
    Ministry of Fear (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

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  • Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession.

    Added 02/18/2014
    Jules and Jim (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll.

    Added 02/17/2014
    The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

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  • Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. This is a haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization.

    Added 02/17/2014
    Paths of Glory (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs.

    Added 02/17/2014
    The Killing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • A compulsive chicken thief turned newspaper reporter, Mr. Fox settles down with his family in a new foxhole in a beautiful tree—directly adjacent to three enormous poultry farms owned by three ferociously vicious farmers: Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. Mr. Fox simply cannot resist.

    Added 02/17/2014
    Fantastic Mr. Fox (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Peter Lorre stars as serial killer Hans Beckert in Fritz Lang’s harrowing masterwork M, a suspenseful panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.

    Added 01/02/2014
    M (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder.

    Added 01/02/2014
    The Third Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Out of Print
  • A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it’s wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces.

    Added 01/02/2014
    Foreign Correspondent (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)
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    Stephen L.: “When I was growing up and my parents would have New Year's Eve parties at my house, we kids would be huddled around the TV, watching this every year. ”

    Added 01/02/2014
    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    5 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

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  • Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student.

    Added 01/02/2014
    The Freshman (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • The Night of the Hunter is truly a stand-alone masterwork. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic is cinema’s most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil.

    Added 10/01/2013
    The Night of the Hunter (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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  • 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 10/01/2013
    Pina (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

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  • A behind-closed-doors look at the American legal system that is as riveting as it is spare, this iconic adaptation of Reginald Rose’s teleplay stars Henry Fonda as the dissenting member on a jury of white men ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father.

    Added 12/28/2011
    12 Angry Men (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • In Alfred Hitchcock’s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, a young woman finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure while traveling across Europe by train. The Lady Vanishes remains one of the master filmmaker’s purest delights.

    Added 12/28/2011
    The Lady Vanishes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Told through the eyes of François Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel, The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime.

    Added 12/13/2011
    The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

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  • Terrence Malick’s visionary adaptation of James Jones’s 1962 novel about the World War II battle for Guadalcanal is one of the most deeply philosophical films ever released by a major Hollywood studio, a thought-provoking meditation on man, nature, and violence.

    Added 12/13/2011
    The Thin Red Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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