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  • One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death.

    Added 08/17/2015
    Ikiru (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Nov 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker.

    Added 08/17/2015
    Dont Look Back (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Nov 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 08/17/2015
    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

  • Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration.

    Added 08/17/2015
    The Apu Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 Nov 2015

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the true masterpieces of the new millennium, a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.

    Added 07/24/2015
    Mulholland Dr. (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    27 Oct 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • 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 07/24/2015
    The Brood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    13 Oct 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Following Jack Nicholson’s breakout supporting turn in Easy Rider, director Bob Rafelson devised a powerful leading role for the new star in the searing character study Fve Easy Pieces.

    Added 07/09/2015
    Five Easy Pieces (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    30 Jun 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • These are the three films that put Portuguese director Pedro Costa on the map: spare, painterly portraits of battered, largely immigrant lives in the slums of Fontainhas, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon.

    Added 07/02/2015
    Letters from Fontainhas:  Three Films by Pedro Costa (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • An orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home in David Lean’s rendition of Dickens’s classic tale.

    Added 06/14/2015
    Oliver Twist (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • An island off the New England coast, summer of 1965. Two twelve-year-olds, Sam and Suzy, fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.

    Added 06/13/2015
    Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 Sep 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Dressed to Kill (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    8 Sep 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda, whose remarkable career began in the 1950s and has continued into the twenty-first century, produced some of her most provocative works in the United States.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Eclipse Series 43: Agnès Varda in California (Eclipse DVD)

    11 Aug 2015

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • 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 05/02/2015
    Odd Man Out (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Apr 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With his trademark mixture of empathy and scrutiny, Errol Morris has changed the face of documentary filmmaking in the United States, and his career began with two remarkable tales of American eccentricity.

    Added 05/02/2015
    Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Mar 2015

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A work of memory and imagination, the film burrows into what the filmmaker calls “the heart of the heart” of the continent, conjuring a city as delightful as it is fearsome, populated by sleepwalkers and hockey aficionados.

    Added 05/02/2015
    My Winnipeg (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This revelatory drama was named the best film of the 1990s in a Village Voice poll of more than fifty critics.

    Added 05/02/2015
    Safe (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In the midsixties, the maverick American director Monte Hellman conceived of two westerns at the same time. Dreamlike and gritty by turns, these films would prove their maker’s adeptness at brilliantly deconstructing genre.

    Added 05/02/2015
    The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This genuinely frightening, exquisitely made supernatural gothic stars Deborah Kerr as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges.

    Added 05/02/2015
    The Innocents (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • 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 05/02/2015
    Macbeth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Assembled with visionary editing that makes dance come alive on-screen as never before, and overflowing with sublime footwork, All That Jazz pushes the musical genre to personal depths and virtuosic aesthetic heights.

    Added 05/02/2015
    All That Jazz (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • A startling and courageous film, Peter Davis’s landmark 1974 documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronted the United States’ involvement in Vietnam at the height of the controversy that surrounded it.

    Added 05/02/2015
    Hearts and Minds (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green features remarkable performances from an award-winning ensemble cast.

    Added 05/02/2015
    George Washington (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • This evocative period piece, faithfully adapted from the A. E. Hotchner memoir, is among the versatile Soderbergh’s most touching and surprising films.

    Added 05/02/2015
    King of the Hill (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

    Added 05/02/2015
    Tess (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 05/02/2015
    Foreign Correspondent (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • The revered American auteur Michael Mann burst out of the gate with his bold artistic sensibility fully formed with Thief, his first theatrical feature.

    Added 05/02/2015
    Thief (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of Blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan.

    Added 05/02/2015
    Throne of Blood (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • The provocative Italian filmmaker Elio Petri’s most internationally acclaimed work is this Kafkaesque tale of a Roman police inspector (a commanding Gian Maria Volonté) investigating a heinous crime—which he himself committed.

    Added 05/02/2015
    Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • 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 05/02/2015
    Blue Is the Warmest Color (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $24.95

    Criterion Store price:$19.96

  • The Big City follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee), who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family.

    Added 05/02/2015
    The Big City (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Based on a novella by the great Rabindranath Tagore, Charulata is a work of subtle textures, a delicate tale of a marriage in jeopardy and a woman taking the first steps toward establishing her own voice.

    Added 05/02/2015
    Charulata (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 05/02/2015
    Seconds (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Bernhard Wicki’s astonishing The Bridge was the first major antiwar film to come out of Germany after World War II, as well as the nation’s first postwar film to be widely shown internationally, even securing an Oscar nomination.

    Added 03/19/2015
    The  Bridge (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Jun 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream.

    Added 03/17/2015
    Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    30 Jun 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A mix of the witty and the utterly absurd, The Palm Beach Story is a high watermark of Sturges’s brand of physical comedy and verbal repartee, featuring sparkling performances.

    Added 03/09/2015
    The Palm Beach Story (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The master of the political thriller, Costa-Gavras became an instant phenomenon after the mammoth success of Z, and he quickly followed it with the equally riveting The Confession.

    Added 02/17/2015
    The Confession (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 May 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 02/17/2015
    The Merchant of Four Seasons (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 May 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Truffaut made The Soft Skin at a time when he was immersing himself in the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and that master’s influence can be felt throughout this complex, insightful, and underseen French New Wave treasure.

    Added 12/16/2014
    The Soft Skin (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 Mar 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This landmark film, which documents the journeys of two remarkable families, continues to educate and inspire viewers, and it is widely considered one of the great works of American nonfiction cinema.

    Added 12/16/2014
    Hoop Dreams (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    31 Mar 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Terry Zwigoff’s landmark 1995 film is an intimate documentary portrait of the underground artist Robert Crumb, whose unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative subject matter have made him a household name in popular American art.

    Added 11/20/2014
    Crumb (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour.

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    Gimme Shelter (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award–winning Harlan County USA unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs.

    Added 11/20/2014
    Harlan County USA (Criterion DVD)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Trickery. Deceit. Magic. In F for Fake, a free-form sort-of documentary by Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker (and self-described charlatan) gleefully reengages with the central preoccupation of his career: the tenuous lines between illusion and truth, art and lies.

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    F for Fake (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 11/19/2014
    Watership Down (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • 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.

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    Every Man for Himself (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Orson Welles’s Mr. Arkadin (a.k.a. Confidential Report) tells the story of an elusive billionaire who hires an American smuggler to investigate his past, leading to a dizzying descent into a cold-war European landscape.

    Added 10/30/2014
    The Complete Mr. Arkadin (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

    Criterion Store price:$39.96

  • Al Reinert’s visually dazzling documentary For All Mankind is the story of the twenty-four men who traveled to the moon—told in their words, in their voices, using the images of their experiences.

    Added 10/30/2014
    For All Mankind (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. This was one of Oshima’s greatest successes.

    Added 10/30/2014
    Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Amid the decaying elegance of cold-war Vienna, psychoanalyst Dr. Alex Linden (Art Garfunkel) becomes mired in an erotically charged affair with the elusive Milena Flaherty (Theresa Russell) in Nicolas Roeg’s masterful, deeply disturbing foray into the dark world of sexual obsession.

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    Bad Timing (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • 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 10/15/2014
    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs.

    Added 09/17/2014
    Time Bandits (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • It Happened One Night is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era, packed with clever situations and gags that have entered the Hollywood comedy pantheon.

    Added 08/15/2014
    It Happened One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This multilayered comedy from Sydney Pollack follows the elaborate deception of a down-on-his-luck New York actor who poses as a woman to get a soap opera gig.

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    Tootsie (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Seemingly off-the-cuff yet poetically constructed, these films are humane, sometimes wry, always engaging tributes to music, food, and all sorts of regionally specific delights.

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    Les Blank: Always for Pleasure (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    3 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

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    Batzomon: “You know what is vanishing? My money when I jump the gun and buy a DVD that gets upgraded to Blu-ray months later!”

    Added 07/15/2014
    The Vanishing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 05/15/2014
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    Batzomon: “Vengeance is his, upgrade is mine.”

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    Vengeance Is Mine (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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 04/29/2014
    The Hit (Criterion DVD)

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    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.

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    Scanners (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Batzomon: “Yet another one I bought right before it was upgraded. Maybe I should get some sleep and clear my head...”

    Added 04/15/2014
    Insomnia (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    SRP: $39.95

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