prtkahn’s Wish List (86)

Sort By:
  • Set during the eighties, Barcelona explores topics both heady and hilarious while remaining a constantly witty delight, featuring a sharp young cast that includes Taylor Nichols, Chris Eigeman, and Mira Sorvino.

    Added 01/20/2016
    Barcelona (Criterion DVD)

    19 Apr 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Electrified by crackling dialogue and visual craftsmanship of the great Howard Hawks, Only Angels Have Wings stars Jean Arthur as a traveling entertainer who gets more than she bargained for during a stopover in a South American port town.

    Added 01/20/2016
    Only Angels Have Wings (Criterion DVD)

    12 Apr 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Rival theater companies compete to produce their own unique versions of Jane Austen’s childhood play Sir Charles Grandison in this delightful film from Merchant Ivory, featuring a brilliant ensemble cast, a witty screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and an inventive score by Richard Robbins.

    Added 12/28/2015
    Jane Austen in Manhattan (Merchant Ivory DVD)

    Merchant Ivory DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Out of Print
  • The rare film that takes aim at the frenzy of the McCarthy era while also being suffused with its Cold War paranoia, The Manchurian Candidate remains potent, shocking American moviemaking.

    Added 12/18/2015
    The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion DVD)

    15 Mar 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • With its relentless pace, expressive cinematography by the great Russell Metty, and punchy, clever script by Charles Lederer and Ben Hecht, this is an overlooked treasure from the heyday of 1940s film noir.

    Added 12/18/2015
    Ride the Pink Horse (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Speedy is an out-of-control love letter to New York that will have you grinning from ear to ear.

    Added 12/09/2015
    Speedy (Criterion DVD)

    8 Dec 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Italian cinema dream team Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni are cast against glamorous type and deliver two of the finest performances of their careers in this moving, quietly subversive drama from Ettore Scola.

    Added 11/28/2015
    A Special Day (Criterion DVD)

    13 Oct 2015

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • 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 11/27/2015
    Fantastic Mr. Fox (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

    Close

    What are dual-format editions?

    Dual-format editions include both Blu-ray and DVD versions of a film in a single package. All supplements are available across both formats.

    Close

  • Lars von Trier became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence.

    Added 11/27/2015
    Breaking the Waves (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

    Close

    What are dual-format editions?

    Dual-format editions include both Blu-ray and DVD versions of a film in a single package. All supplements are available across both formats.

    Close

  • Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”

    Added 11/19/2015
    The Kid (Criterion DVD)

    16 Feb 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • One of the most beloved American films of all time, The Graduate earned Mike Nichols a best director Oscar, brought the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience, and introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman.

    Added 11/19/2015
    The Graduate (Criterion DVD)

    23 Feb 2016

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This monumental mid-nineteenth-century epic from Jan Troell charts, over the course of two films, a Swedish farming family’s voyage to America and their efforts to put down roots in this beautiful but forbidding new world.

    Added 11/19/2015
    The Emigrants/The New Land (Criterion DVD)

    9 Feb 2016

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The visionary chroniclers of eccentric Americana Joel and Ethan Coen present one of their greatest creations in Llewyn Davis, a singer barely eking out a living on the peripheries of the flourishing Greenwich Village folk scene of the early sixties.

    Added 11/19/2015
    Inside Llewyn Davis (Criterion DVD)

    19 Jan 2016

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • An ever-shifting battle of the sexes set on a Buenos Aires casino’s glittering floor and in its shadowy back rooms, Gilda is among the most sensual of all Hollywood noirs.

    Added 11/01/2015
    Gilda (Criterion DVD)

    19 Jan 2016

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with The American Friend, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game.

    Added 11/01/2015
    The American Friend (Criterion DVD)

    12 Jan 2016

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Julien Duvivier made the transition from silents to talkies with ease, marrying his expressive camera work to a strikingly inventive use of sound with a singular dexterity.

    Added 09/30/2015
    Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties (Eclipse DVD)

    3 Nov 2015

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

    Criterion Store price:$47.96

  • In this anguished yet mordantly funny film, Fassbinder charts the decline of a self-destructive former policeman and war veteran struggling to make ends meet for his family by working as a fruit vendor.

    Added 08/19/2015
    The Merchant of Four Seasons (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation, Jean-Luc Godard returned to commercial cinema with this star-driven work of social commentary, while remaining defiantly intellectual and formally cutting-edge.

    Added 08/03/2015
    Every Man for Himself (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed’s psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong.

    Added 01/21/2015
    Odd Man Out (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs.

    Added 01/21/2015
    A Brief History of Time (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $24.95

    Criterion Store price:$19.96

  • One of the first and best-loved films of this period in his career is The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, which balances a realistic depiction of tormented romance with staging that remains true to the director’s roots in experimental theater.

    Added 01/21/2015
    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This bittersweet film from Jean Renoir, based on a story by Guy de Maupassant, is a tenderly comic idyll about a city family’s picnic in the French countryside and the romancing of the mother and grown daughter by two local men.

    Added 12/08/2014
    A Day in the Country (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This is a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits under terrible threat from modern forces.

    Added 12/08/2014
    Watership Down (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This collection of Kinoshita’s first films—four made while the war was going on and one shortly after Japan’s surrender—demonstrates the way the filmmaker’s humanity and exquisite cinematic technique shone through even in the darkest of times.

    Added 10/17/2014
    Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

  • 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

  • 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 07/16/2014
    The Complete Jacques Tati (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    12 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

  • 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

  • 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 07/06/2014
    Foreign Correspondent (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

    Close

    What are dual-format editions?

    Dual-format editions include both Blu-ray and DVD versions of a film in a single package. All supplements are available across both formats.

    Close

  • Featuring sensuous cinematography, a lush score, and an award-winning central performance by the great Toni Servillo, this transporting experience by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is a breathtaking Felliniesque tale of decadence and lost love.

    Added 07/05/2014
    The Great Beauty (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $24.95

    Criterion Store price:$19.96

  • 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

  • Terence Stamp is Willie, a gangster’s henchman turned “supergrass” (informer) trying to live in peaceful hiding in a Spanish village. Sun-dappled bliss turns to nerve-racking suspense, however, when two hit men—played by John Hurt and Tim Roth—come a-calling to bring Willie back for execution.

    Added 06/29/2014
    The Hit (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • An icon of the American avant-garde, Hollis Frampton made rigorous, audacious, brainy, and downright thrilling films, leaving behind a body of work that remains unparalleled.

    Added 06/19/2014
    A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity.

    Added 06/16/2014
    Macbeth (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty.

    Added 06/16/2014
    Eraserhead (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

  • This smash road comedy from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón is a funny and moving look at human desire.

    Added 05/19/2014
    Y tu mamá también  (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodóvar’s international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world’s most beloved and provocative auteurs.
    Added 05/19/2014
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (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

  • It’s 1968, and the whole world is watching. With the U.S. in social upheaval, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler decided to make a film about what the hell was going on. Medium Cool, his debut feature, plunges us into the moment.

    Added 03/08/2014
    Medium Cool (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • 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

  • A pulse-pounding political thriller, Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’s Z was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and is a technically audacious and emotionally gripping masterpiece.

    Added 03/01/2014
    Z (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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

  • In a beautifully understated performance, Redford is David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing for Olympic gold with an underdog American team in Europe, and Gene Hackman provides tough support as the coach who tries to temper the upstart’s narcissistic drive for glory.

    Added 01/22/2014
    Downhill Racer (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • 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

    Close

    What are dual-format editions?

    Dual-format editions include both Blu-ray and DVD versions of a film in a single package. All supplements are available across both formats.

    Close

  • Milcho Manchevski’s Before the Rain crosscuts the stories of an orthodox Christian monk, a British photo agent, and a native Macedonian war photographer to paint a portrait of simmering ethnic and religious hatred about to reach its boiling point.

    Added 12/31/2013
    Before the Rain (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In Shallow Grave, three self-involved Edinburgh roommates take in a brooding boarder, and when he dies of an overdose, leaving a suitcase full of money, the trio embark on a series of very bad decisions, with extraordinarily grim consequences for all.

    Added 12/30/2013
    Shallow Grave (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • 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

  • Jacques Becker lovingly evokes the belle epoque Parisian demimonde in this classic tale of doomed romance. When gangster’s moll Marie (Simone Signoret) falls for reformed criminal Manda (Serge Reggiani), their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy.

    Added 11/23/2013
    Casque d’or (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The mission of the WCP is to preserve and present marginalized and infrequently screened films from regions generally ill equipped to preserve their own cinema history.

    Added 09/17/2013
    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Box Set

    9 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

    Close

    What are dual-format editions?

    Dual-format editions include both Blu-ray and DVD versions of a film in a single package. All supplements are available across both formats.

    Close

  • The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen’s great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman.

    Added 08/15/2013
    Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Box Set

    27 Discs

    SRP: $224.95

    Criterion Store price:$179.96

    Close

    What are dual-format editions?

    Dual-format editions include both Blu-ray and DVD versions of a film in a single package. All supplements are available across both formats.

    Close

  • A young Jewish boy living in Nazi-occupied Paris is sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France’s liberation. Forced to hide his identity, the eight-year-old, Claude, bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa (Michel Simon).

    Added 07/18/2013
    The Two of Us (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • From the very beginning of his incandescent career, the New German Cinema enfant terrible Rainer Werner Fassbinder refused to play by the rules.

    Added 05/21/2013
    Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

  • As hard-hitting as its title, Brute Force was the first of Jules Dassin’s forays into the crime genre, a prison melodrama that takes a critical look at American society as well, starring Burt Lancaster.

    Added 03/21/2013
    Brute Force (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    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

  • Before he left his mark on cinema forever with the revolutionary The Battle of Algiers, Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo directed this uncompromising World War II drama about a young Jewish woman (Susan Strasberg) in a Nazi concentration camp.

    Added 03/14/2013
    Kapò (Essential Art House DVD)

    Essential Art House DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $19.95

    Criterion Store price:$15.96

  • At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Wry and tender, Jirí Menzel’s Academy Award-winning Closely Watched Trains is a masterpiece of human observation.

    Added 03/02/2013
    Closely Watched Trains (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • An inept Czech peasant is torn between greed and guilt when the Nazi-backed bosses of his town appoint him “Aryan controller” of an old Jewish widow’s button shop. Humor and tragedy fuse in this scathing exploration of one cowardly man’s complicity in the horrors of a totalitarian regime.

    Added 03/02/2013
    The Shop on Main Street (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • One of Spanish cinema’s great auteurs, Carlos Saura brought international audiences closer to the art of his country’s dance than any other filmmaker, before or since.

    Added 03/01/2013
    Eclipse Series 6:  Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Out of Print
  • Astonishingly photographed, and featuring unforgettable, cascading scores by Philip Glass, these are immersive sensory experiences that meditate on the havoc humankind’s obsession with technological advancement has wreaked on our world.

    Added 02/24/2013
    The Qatsi Trilogy (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96