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  • A critical and commercial success despite controversy over what the MPAA termed its “homosexual frame of reference,” Midnight Cowboy became the first X-rated film to receive the best picture Oscar, and decades on, its influence still reverberates through cinema.

    Added 02/16/2018
    Midnight Cowboy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 May 2018

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In this visually stunning, collagelike portrait of Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima, Paul Schrader investigates the inner turmoil of a man who attempted the impossible task of finding harmony among self, art, and society.

    Added 02/16/2018
    Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 May 2018

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel, but all with motivations beyond his understanding—a profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema.

    Added 02/16/2018
    Au hasard Balthazar (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 May 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema, Sergei Parajanov’s masterwork overflows with unforgettable images and sounds.

    Added 01/18/2018
    The Color of Pomegranates (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 Apr 2018

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In this Oscar-winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other’s infidelities, resolve to file for divorce.

    Added 01/18/2018
    The Awful Truth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 Apr 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Featuring austerely beautiful black-and-white photography by Robby Müller and a live-wire score by Neil Young, Dead Man is a profound and unique revision of the western genre.

    Added 01/18/2018
    Dead Man (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Apr 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, which explores the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women.

    Added 01/18/2018
    The Virgin Suicides (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 Apr 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, Night of the Living Dead is one of the great stories of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time.

    Added 01/14/2018
    Night of the Living Dead (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    13 Feb 2018

    Blu-Ray

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In John Ford’s Young Mr. Lincoln, Henry Fonda gives one of the finest performances of his career, as the young president-to-be, a novice lawyer struggling with an incendiary murder case.

    Added 01/14/2018
    Young Mr. Lincoln (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    9 Jan 2018

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder.

    Added 01/02/2018
    The Silence of the Lambs (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    13 Feb 2018

    Blu-Ray

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In this psychologically rich character study, written and directed by Satyajit Ray, Bengali film star Uttam Kumar draws on his real-world celebrity to play Arindam Mukherjee, a matinee idol on the brink of his first flop.

    Added 01/02/2018
    The Hero (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    20 Feb 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With this sumptuous romance, Martin Scorsese meticulously adapted the work of another great New York artist, Edith Wharton, bringing to life her tragic novel of the cloistered world of Gilded Age Manhattan.

    Added 01/02/2018
    The Age of Innocence (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    13 Mar 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Spiritual rapture and institutional hypocrisy come to stark, vivid life in one of the most transcendent masterpieces of the silent era.

    Added 01/02/2018
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    20 Mar 2018

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding’s legendary novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center.

    Added 09/14/2017
    Lord of the Flies (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Featuring a killer soundtrack and electric performances from Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, and Ray Liotta, Something Wild, directed by oddball American auteur Jonathan Demme, is both a kinky comic thriller and a radiantly off-kilter love story.

    Added 08/06/2017
    Something Wild (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • James L. Brooks’s witty, gently prophetic film is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on relationships and the media were rapidly changing.

    Added 08/05/2017
    Broadcast News (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 07/17/2017
    Autumn Sonata (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    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 07/17/2017
    Vampyr (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    3 Oct 2017

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 03/15/2017
    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 03/15/2017
    They Live by Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 02/15/2017
    Woman of the Year (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Over the course of the 1990s, writer-director Whit Stillman made a trilogy of films about the acid tongues and broken hearts of some haplessly erudite young Americans in New York and abroad.

    Added 07/07/2016
    A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • 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 07/07/2016
    All That Jazz (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and the fiction-documentary hybrid Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work.

    Added 07/05/2016
    Close-up (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 01/10/2016
    The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    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 01/10/2016
    Safe (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The Moment of Truth, from director Francesco Rosi, is a visceral plunge into the life of a famous torero—played by real-life bullfighting legend Miguel Mateo, known as Miguelín.

    Added 01/08/2016
    The Moment of Truth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • 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 09/29/2015
    Downhill Racer (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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

    Added 12/03/2013
    Tess (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • Max Ophuls’s final film, Lola Montès is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a one-of-a-kind movie spectacle.

    Added 10/16/2013
    Lola Montès (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A pair of siblings from London (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price—and soon they’re caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave.

    Added 09/17/2013
    The Uninvited (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston are at their fierce finest in master Hollywood craftsman Anthony Mann’s crackling western melodrama The Furies, sophisticated in its view of frontier settlement and ablaze with searing domestic drama.

    Added 03/05/2013
    The Furies (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • With the simplest of concepts and sparest of techniques, Robert Bresson made one of the most suspenseful jailbreak films of all time in A Man Escaped.

    Added 12/17/2012
    A Man Escaped (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Badlands announced the arrival of a major talent: Terrence Malick. His impressionistic take on the notorious Charles Starkweather killing spree of the late 1950s uses a serial-killer narrative as a springboard for an oblique teenage romance.

    Added 12/17/2012
    Badlands (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The debut feature by the great Andrei Tarkovsky, Ivan’s Childhood is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.

    Added 11/23/2012
    Ivan’s Childhood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The Tin Drum, is Volker Schlöndorff’s visionary adaptation of Nobel laureate Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, characterized by surreal imagery, arresting eroticism, and clear-eyed satire.

    Added 11/23/2012
    The Tin Drum (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas, a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard.

    Added 03/29/2012
    Paris, Texas (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This historical drama by Mario Monicelli, brimming with humor and honesty, is a beautiful and moving ode to the power of the people.

    Added 03/29/2012
    The Organizer (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Ermanno Olmi’s masterful feature is the tender story of two Milanese fiancés whose strained relationship is tested when the man accepts a new job in Sicily. With the separation come loneliness, nostalgia, and, perhaps, some new perspectives that might rejuvenate their love.

    Added 12/08/2011
    I fidanzati (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96