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  • With his third feature film, Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he would come to consider his true directorial debut.

    Added 03/16/2017
    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (Criterion DVD)

    27 Jun 2017

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In the 1930s, Marcel Pagnol, a leading light of the Paris theater, set out for new horizons as a filmmaker in his native Provence. His early masterpieces mix theatrical stagecraft with realistic location photography to create an epic love story from the fabric of everyday life.

    Added 03/16/2017
    The Marseille Trilogy (Criterion DVD)

    20 Jun 2017

    DVD Collector's Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • Legendary director Nicholas Ray began his career with this lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America’s outcasts and underdogs.

    Added 03/16/2017
    They Live by Night (Criterion DVD)

    13 Jun 2017

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Gloriously cinematic despite its tiny budget, Orson Welles’s Othello is a testament to the filmmaker’s stubborn willingness to pursue his vision to the ends of the earth.

    Added 03/07/2017
    Othello (Criterion DVD)

    23 May 2017

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With its parade of oddball characters, quotable, Oscar-nominated script, and eclectic soundtrack of vintage obscurities, Ghost World is one of the twenty-first century’s most fiercely beloved comedies.

    Added 02/16/2017
    Ghost World (Criterion DVD)

    30 May 2017

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This collector’s set gathers six important restorations from The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, which was established by Martin Scorsese in 2007 to preserve and present masterpieces from around the globe.

    Added 02/16/2017
    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2 (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    30 May 2017

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Collector's Set

    9 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

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  • This revelatory documentary is one of the most beloved music documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.

    Added 01/19/2017
    Buena Vista Social Club (Criterion DVD)

    18 Apr 2017

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made.

    Added 01/19/2017
    Tampopo (Criterion DVD)

    25 Apr 2017

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • George Stevens’s Woman of the Year, conceived to build on the smashing comeback Katharine Hepburn had made in The Philadelphia Story, is a dazzling, funny, and rueful observation of what it takes for men and women to get along—both in the workplace and outside of it.

    Added 01/19/2017
    Woman of the Year (Criterion DVD)

    18 Apr 2017

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The success of Erik Skjoldbjærg’s chilling procedural anticipated the international hunger for Scandinavian noirs and serial- killer fictions, and the film features one of Skarsgård’s greatest performances.

    Added 12/15/2016
    Insomnia (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $24.95

    Criterion Store price:$19.96

  • Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca.

    Added 12/15/2016
    Autumn Sonata (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) discovers her former torturer and lover (Dirk Bogarde) working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna.

    Added 12/15/2016
    The Night Porter (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park.

    Added 12/15/2016
    Blow-Up (Criterion DVD)

    28 Mar 2017

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • John Waters’ gloriously grotesque second feature is replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.

    Added 12/15/2016
    Multiple Maniacs (Criterion DVD)

    21 Mar 2017

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This satire, both deeply melancholy and hilarious, is the culmination of Hal Ashby’s remarkable string of films in the 1970s, and a carefully modulated examination of the ideals, anxieties, and media-fueled delusions that shaped American culture during that decade.

    Added 12/15/2016
    Being There (Criterion DVD)

    21 Mar 2017

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Andrew Haigh carries the tradition of British realist cinema to artful new heights in this exquisitely calibrated film, which features Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as an English couple on the eve of an anniversary celebration.

    Added 12/15/2016
    45 Years (Criterion DVD)

    7 Mar 2017

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • When a mysterious stranger muscles into two rival yakuza gangs, Tokyo’s underworld explodes with violence. Youth of the Beast was a breakthrough for director Seijun Suzuki, introducing the flamboyant colors, hallucinatory images, and striking compositions that would become his trademark.

    Added 11/26/2016
    Youth of the Beast (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • High schooler Kiroku Nanbu yearns for the prim, Catholic Michiko, but her only desire is to reform Kiroku’s sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, Kiroku channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.

    Added 11/26/2016
    Fighting Elegy (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In the shady black markets and bombed-out hovels of post–World War II Tokyo, a band of prostitutes eke out an existence, maintaining tenuous friendships and a semblance of order. But when a renegade ex-soldier stumbles into their midst, lusts and loyalties clash, with tragic results.

    Added 11/26/2016
    Gate of Flesh (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Spare and unsentimental but deeply imbued with a heart-rending tenderness, The Kid with a Bike is an arresting work from the great Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, masters of the empathetic action film.

    Added 11/20/2016
    The Kid with a Bike (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    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 11/13/2016
    A Poem Is a Naked Person (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Based on a shocking true story and shot in documentary-style black and white, The Honeymoon Killers is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love.

    Added 11/12/2016
    The Honeymoon Killers (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Fat Girl is not only a portrayal of female adolescent sexuality and the complicated bond between siblings but also a shocking assertion by the always controversial Catherine Breillat that violent oppression exists at the core of male-female relations.

    Added 10/30/2016
    Fat Girl (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The Beastie Boys are among the most influential groups of the last two decades. As their music has opened hip-hop to a wider audience and changed the parameters of its sound, their ambitious music videos have carried the medium to new levels of artistic expression.

    Added 10/30/2016
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder.

    Added 10/30/2016
    Beauty and the Beast (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Cultures and families clash in Mira Nair’s exuberant Monsoon Wedding, a mix of comedy and chaotic melodrama concerning the preparations for the arranged marriage of a modern upper-middle-class Indian family’s only daughter.

    Added 10/23/2016
    Monsoon Wedding  (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, A Touch of Zen is an unparalleled work in Hu’s formidable career and an epic of the highest order.

    Added 10/19/2016
    A Touch of Zen (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Swedish master Jan Troell, director of the beloved classics The Emigrants and The New Land, returns triumphantly with Everlasting Moments, a vivid, heartrending story of a woman liberated through art at the beginning of the twentieth century.

    Added 10/19/2016
    Everlasting Moments (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting with remarriage comedy.

    Added 10/14/2016
    His Girl Friday (Criterion DVD)

    10 Jan 2017

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The feature debut of the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century, Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s.

    Added 10/14/2016
    Black Girl (Criterion DVD)

    24 Jan 2017

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A character study of a career criminal at the end of his rope, this rugged noir from Claude Sautet is a thrilling highlight of sixties French cinema, starring Lino Ventura and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

    Added 08/21/2016
    Classe tous risques (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A young provincial in search of adventure stumbles into the subterranean world of sadomasochism when he is implicated in a burglary of a Paris apartment in Barbet Schroeder’s Maîtresse.

    Added 08/19/2016
    Maîtresse (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In Life During Wartime, independent filmmaker Todd Solondz explores contemporary American existence and the nature of forgiveness with his customary dry humor and queasy precision.

    Added 08/12/2016
    Life During Wartime (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    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 08/03/2016
    The Brood (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A scientist’s thoughts materialize as an army of invisible brain-shaped monsters (complete with spinal-cord tails!) who terrorize an American military base in this nightmarish chiller, directed by Arthur Crabtree.

    Added 07/31/2016
    Fiend Without a Face (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Drawing inspiration from a rich variety of sources, from Alfred Hitchcock to Francisco de Goya, these gothic-infused stories collected here—populated by vampires, ghosts, and a fairy-tale princess—make evident why del Toro is considered the master cinematic fabulist of our time.

    Added 07/15/2016
    Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro (Criterion DVD)

    17 Oct 2016

    DVD Collector's Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • Dazzlingly acted by Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Anthony Higgins, and Isabelle Adjani, Quartet is the story of a girl who, adrift with her feckless husband amidst the literati of glittering Paris in the 1920s, becomes entrapped by a rich and sybaritic English couple.

    Added 07/14/2016
    Quartet (Merchant Ivory DVD)

    Merchant Ivory DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Out of Print
  • With its lewd abandon and sketch-comedy perversity, Makavejev’s cult staple Sweet Movie is a full-throated shriek in the face of bourgeois complacency and movie watching.

    Added 04/04/2016
    Sweet Movie (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human mind was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States.

    Added 09/15/2014
    Scanners (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired.

    Added 07/14/2014
    Branded to Kill (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people—played by Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and opera singer William Shimell—getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier.

    Added 07/05/2014
    Certified Copy (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, concerns a middle-aged banker who, dissatisfied with his suburban existence, elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life.

    Added 05/31/2014
    Seconds (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • After an ivory-hunting safari offends an African tribe, the colonialists are captured and hideously tortured. Only Cornel Wilde’s marksman is released, without clothes or weapons, to be hunted for sport. This stripped-to-the-bone narrative is a meditation on the notion of civilization.

    Added 05/13/2014
    The Naked Prey (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The colorful, electrifying romance that took the Cannes Film Festival by storm courageously dives into a young woman’s experiences of first love and sexual awakening.

    Added 03/08/2014
    Blue Is the Warmest Color (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $19.95

    Criterion Store price:$15.96

  • Two-bit hustler Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) longs for “a life of ease and plenty.” Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he tries to hatch a lucrative plan with a famous wrestler.

    Added 02/28/2014
    Night and the City (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Thieves’ Highway vividly depicts the perilous world of “long-haul boys,” who drive by night to bring their goods to the markets of America’s cities. Richard Conte stars as ex-G.I. Nick Garcos, a tyro trucker bent on satisfaction from the man responsible for crippling his father.

    Added 02/28/2014
    Thieves’ Highway (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 01/18/2014
    Rififi (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • In Arnaud Desplechin’s beguiling A Christmas Tale, Catherine Deneuve brings her legendary poise to the role of Junon, matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas after she learns she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative.

    Added 12/19/2013
    A Christmas Tale (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A landmark collaboration between writer H. G. Wells, producer Alexander Korda, and designer and director William Cameron Menzies, Things to Come is a science fiction film like no other, a prescient political work that predicts a century of turmoil and progress.

    Added 03/18/2013
    Things to Come (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Brigitte Bardot stars as Juliette, an 18-year-old orphan whose unbridled appetite for pleasure shakes up all of St. Tropez; her sweet but naïve husband Michel (Jean-Louis Trintignant) endures beatings, insults, and mambo in his attempts to tame her wild ways.

    Added 11/12/2012
    And God Created Woman (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Meet Big and Little Edie Beale—high-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.—thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion.

    Added 12/09/2011
    Grey Gardens  The Beales of Grey Gardens  Box Set (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

    Criterion Store price:$39.96

  • Federico Fellini’s wife Giulietta Masina plays Gelsomina, a naive girl sold into the employ of a brutal strongman in a traveling circus, in this poetic fable of love and cruelty, winner of the 1956 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

    Added 12/09/2011
    La strada (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In Federico Fellini’s quirky, imaginative fable, a motley crew of European aristocrats (and a lovesick rhinoceros!) board a luxurious ocean liner on the eve of World War I to scatter the ashes of a beloved diva.

    Added 12/09/2011
    And the Ship Sails On (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96