David MacDonald’s Wish List (184)

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  • Suffused with a lingering post–World War II disillusionment while also evincing the playfulness and fascination with theatrical performance and conspiracy that would become hallmarks for the director, Paris Belongs to Us marked the provocative start to a brilliant directorial career.

    Added 01/19/2016
    Paris Belongs to Us (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    8 Mar 2016

    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 01/19/2016
    The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    15 Mar 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang, finally comes to home video in the United States.

    Added 01/19/2016
    A Brighter Summer Day (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 Mar 2016

    Blu-Ray

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 01/19/2016
    A Poem Is a Naked Person (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 Mar 2016

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema.

    Added 01/19/2016
    Bicycle Thieves (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 Mar 2016

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 01/19/2016
    Only Angels Have Wings (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    12 Apr 2016

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 01/19/2016
    Barcelona (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Apr 2016

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret singer (Nina Hoss, in a dazzling, multilayered performance), her face disfigured and reconstructed, returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out the gentile husband who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis.

    Added 01/19/2016
    Phoenix (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 Apr 2016

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, which he felt was rote and uninspired, Robert Drew brought the style and vibrancy he had fostered as a Life magazine correspondent to filmmaking in the late fifties.

    Added 01/19/2016
    The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 Apr 2016

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 11/16/2015
    The Emigrants/The New Land (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    9 Feb 2016

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

    Criterion Store price:$39.96

  • 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 11/16/2015
    The Kid (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Feb 2016

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Genius provocateur Nagisa Oshima, an influential figure in the Japanese New Wave of the 1960s, made one of his most startling political statements with the compelling pitch-black satire Death by Hanging.

    Added 11/16/2015
    Death by Hanging (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Feb 2016

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A character study that never strays from its complicated central figure, while keeping us at an emotional remove, I Knew Her Well is one of the most overlooked films of the sixties, by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping.

    Added 11/16/2015
    I Knew Her Well (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Feb 2016

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 11/16/2015
    The Graduate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Feb 2016

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    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 10/16/2015
    Inside Llewyn Davis (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jan 2016

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 10/16/2015
    Gilda (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jan 2016

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 10/16/2015
    The American Friend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    12 Jan 2016

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This early smash for producer extraordinaire Dino De Laurentiis and director Giuseppe De Santis is neorealism with a heaping dose of pulp.

    Added 10/16/2015
    Bitter Rice (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    12 Jan 2016

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction.

    Added 10/16/2015
    The Complete Lady Snowblood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    5 Jan 2016

    Blu-Ray Box Set

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The world-famous artist Takashi Murakami made his directorial debut with Jellyfish Eyes, taking his boundless imagination to the screen in a tale of friendship and loyalty that also addresses humanity’s propensity for destruction.

    Added 09/16/2015
    Jellyfish Eyes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    8 Dec 2015

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    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 09/16/2015
    Speedy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    8 Dec 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend.

    Added 09/16/2015
    Burroughs: The Movie  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    15 Dec 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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

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

    24 Nov 2015

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    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

  • Truman Capote’s best seller, a breakthrough narrative account of real-life crime and punishment, became an equally chilling film in the hands of writer-director Richard Brooks.

    Added 08/17/2015
    In Cold Blood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    17 Nov 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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

  • One of the world’s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Oscar–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and artistry.

    Added 08/17/2015
    Code Unknown (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    10 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

  • 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 07/15/2015
    Mulholland Dr. (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    27 Oct 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • After more than a decade of sober political dramas and socially minded period pieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories.

    Added 07/15/2015
    Kwaidan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    20 Oct 2015

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 07/15/2015
    A Special Day (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    13 Oct 2015

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 07/15/2015
    The Brood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    13 Oct 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A decade after he broke through with Breaker Morant, Australian director Bruce Beresford made another acclaimed film about the effects of colonialism on the individual.

    Added 06/16/2015
    Mister Johnson (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 Sep 2015

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Director Bruce Beresford garnered international acclaim for this riveting drama set during a dark period in his country’s colonial history, and featuring passionate performances by Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, and Jack Thompson.

    Added 06/16/2015
    Breaker Morant (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 Sep 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Merchant Ivory Productions, led by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, became a household name with A Room with a View, the first of their extraordinary adaptations of E. M. Forster novels.

    Added 06/16/2015
    A Room with a View (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 Sep 2015

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 06/16/2015
    The Honeymoon Killers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 Sep 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Oscar winner Marion Cotillard received another nomination for her searing, deeply felt performance as a working-class woman desperate to hold on to her factory job, in this gripping film from master Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Two Days, One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    25 Aug 2015

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This affectionate farce from François Truffaut about the joys and strife of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films.

    Added 05/18/2015
    Day for Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    18 Aug 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

  • An astounding array of talent came together for the big-screen adaptation of John Fowles’s novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, a postmodern masterpiece that had been considered unfilmable.

    Added 05/18/2015
    The French Lieutenant’s Woman (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • A cornerstone of the French New Wave, the first feature from Alain Resnais is one of the most influential films of all time.

    Added 04/15/2015
    Hiroshima mon amour (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This mesmerizing debut by the great Swedish director Jan Troell is an epic bildungsroman and a multilayered representation of early twentieth-century Sweden.

    Added 04/15/2015
    Here Is Your Life (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 04/15/2015
    Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 Sep 2015

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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 03/16/2015
    The  Bridge (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Costa-Gavras puts the United States’ involvement in Latin American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller.

    Added 02/17/2015
    State of Siege (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)

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    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)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Bette Midler exploded onto the screen with her take-no-prisoners performance in this quintessential film about fame and addiction from director Mark Rydell.

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

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Charlie Chaplin’s masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer-director’s most touching films. Chaplin plays Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat.

    Added 02/17/2015
    Limelight (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Make Way for Tomorrow, by Leo McCarey, is one of the great unsung Hollywood masterpieces, an enormously moving Depression-era depiction of the frustrations of family, aging, and the generation gap.

    Added 02/17/2015
    Make Way for Tomorrow  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This comic masterpiece by Preston Sturges is among the finest Hollywood satires and a high-water mark in the career of one of the industry’s most revered funnymen.

    Added 01/16/2015
    Sullivan’s Travels (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold.

    Added 01/16/2015
    The River (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • During his first decade at Shochiku studios, where he dabbled in many genres, Ozu put out a trio of precisely rendered, magnificently shot and edited silent crime films

    Added 01/16/2015
    Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu—Three Crime Dramas (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Box Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • Jean-Pierre Melville began his superb feature filmmaking career with this powerful adaptation of an influential underground novel written during the Nazi occupation of France.

    Added 01/16/2015
    Le silence de la mer (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In one of the best performances of his legendary career, Robert Mitchum plays small-time gunrunner Eddie “Fingers” Coyle in an adaptation by Peter Yates of George V. Higgins’s acclaimed novel The Friends of Eddie Coyle.

    Added 01/16/2015
    The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • An intensely felt film that is one of Bergman’s most striking formal experiments, Cries and Whispers (which won an Oscar for the extraordinary color photography of Sven Nykvist) is a powerful depiction of human behavior in the face of death.

    Added 12/15/2014
    Cries and Whispers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    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 12/15/2014
    The Soft Skin (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 11/17/2014
    A Day in the Country (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignifed resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization.

    Added 11/17/2014
    An Autumn Afternoon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96