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  • 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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    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

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    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

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

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

    10 Nov 2015

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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

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  • 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 08/01/2015
    Mulholland Dr. (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    27 Oct 2015

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  • River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in this haunting tale from Gus Van Sant about two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike’s desire.

    Added 08/01/2015
    My Own Private Idaho (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    6 Oct 2015

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  • 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.

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    A Special Day (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    13 Oct 2015

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  • 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.

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    Kwaidan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    20 Oct 2015

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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    A Room with a View (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    29 Sep 2015

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

    Added 06/16/2015
    Day for Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    18 Aug 2015

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  • 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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  • 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 06/16/2015
    Night and the City (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    4 Aug 2015

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  • 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 06/16/2015
    Two Days, One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    25 Aug 2015

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

    Added 06/16/2015
    Dressed to Kill (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    8 Sep 2015

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  • 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 06/16/2015
    The French Lieutenant’s Woman (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    11 Aug 2015

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  • 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.

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    Breaker Morant (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 Sep 2015

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  • Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic series The Decalogue and the Three Colors trilogy, the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski made his first work of metaphysical genius, Blind Chance.

    Added 06/16/2015
    Blind Chance (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    15 Sep 2015

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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 04/18/2015
    Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    22 Sep 2015

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  • 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.

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    The Night Porter (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Makavejev’s films about political and sexual liberation were revolutionary, raucous, and ribald. Across these first three films, he investigates love, death, and work; the legacy of war and the absurdity of daily life in a Communist state; criminology and hypnosis; strudels and strongmen.

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    Eclipse Series 18:  Dušan Makavejev—Free Radical (Eclipse DVD)

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  • These elegant, bawdy films, made before strict enforcement of the Hays morality code, feature some of the greatest stars of early Hollywood, as well as that elusive style of comedy that would thereafter be known as “the Lubitsch touch.”

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    Eclipse Series 8:  Lubitsch Musicals (Eclipse DVD)

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    Criterion Store price:$47.96

  • These three independent films showed off Samuel Fuller’s genre diversity, gutter wit, and subversive force, and pointed the way to a controversial career in studio moviemaking.

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    Eclipse Series 5:  The First Films of Samuel Fuller (Eclipse DVD)

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    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • Over the past four decades, Belgian director Chantal Akerman has created one of cinema’s most distinctive bodies of work—formally daring, often autobiographical films about people and places, time and space.

    Added 05/04/2014
    Eclipse Series 19:  Chantal Akerman  in the Seventies (Eclipse DVD)

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

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    Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder (Eclipse DVD)

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  • Fassbinder’s The Marriage of Maria Braun, Lola, and Veronika Voss—the BRD (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) Trilogy—would garner him the international acclaim he had always yearned for and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema.

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    The BRD Trilogy (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $79.95

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  • Years before Akira Kurosawa changed the face of cinema with such iconic works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, and Yojimbo, he made his start in the Japanese film industry with four popular and exceptional works, created as World War II raged.

    Added 03/24/2013
    Eclipse Series 23:  The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (Eclipse DVD)

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    SRP: $59.95

    Criterion Store price:$47.96

  • Amid Japan’s economic collapse and U.S. occupation, Kurosawa managed to find humor and redemption existing alongside despair and anxiety in this series of pensive, topical dramas.

    Added 03/24/2013
    Eclipse Series 7:  Postwar Kurosawa (Eclipse DVD)

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  • Immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky’s epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia’s greatest icon painter.

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    Andrei Rublev (Criterion DVD)

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  • One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German occupation, Louis Malle’s brave and controversial Lacombe, Lucien traces a young peasant’s journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit.

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    Lacombe, Lucien (Criterion DVD)

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  • A timeless evocation of childhood innocence corrupted, René Clément’s mythical and heartbreakingly real Forbidden Games tells the story of a young girl orphaned by war and the farm boy she joins in a fantastical world of macabre play.

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    Forbidden Games (Criterion DVD)

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  • 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.

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    Sweet Movie (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Seijun Suzuki’s tragic love story, Harumi, volunteering as a “comfort woman” on the Manchurian front, where she is expected to service hundreds of soldiers, is commandeered by the brutal Lieutenant Narita but falls for the sensitive Mikami, Narita’s direct subordinate.

    Added 09/01/2012
    Story of a Prostitute (Criterion DVD)

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  • Richard E. Grant is the endlessly suave Dennis Bagley, a high-strung advertising executive whose shoulder sprouts an evil, talking boil. This caustic satire reunites the talented team behind the cult classic Withnail and I to create a tour de force of verbal jousting and physical comedy.

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    How to Get Ahead in Advertising (Criterion DVD)

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  • Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff is Ivan, a rural Jamaican musician who journeys to the city of Kingston in search of fame and fortune in The Harder They Come, which brought the catchy and subversive rhythms of the Rastas to the U.S. in the early 1970s.

    Added 04/14/2012
    The Harder They Come (Criterion DVD)

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    The Narrator Returns: “A masterpiece of modern cinema. The scene in which the child asks if Schwarzenegger has a tumor will stay with me forever.”

    Added 04/01/2012
    Kindergarten Cop (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Shotgun weddings, kidnapping, attempted murder, emergency dental work—the things Don Vincenzo will do to restore his family’s honor! Pietro Germi’s Seduced and Abandoned was the follow-up to his sensation Divorce Italian Style, and in many ways it’s even more audacious.

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    Seduced and Abandoned (Criterion DVD)

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  • Maverick filmmaker Paul Morrissey’s Flesh for Frankenstein reevaluates the horror film, infusing it with satiric wit and sexuality. Morrissey’s tale of the mad Baron Frankenstein and his perverse creative urges was heavily edited upon initial release; this is the restored director’s cut.

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    Flesh for Frankenstein (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Paul Morrissey’s brash mixture of humor, horror, and sex, Blood for Dracula, the infamous count searches Italy for virgin blood.

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    Blood for Dracula (Criterion DVD)

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  • Benjamin Christensen’s legendary silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. Häxan is a witches’ brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous.

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    Häxan (Criterion DVD)

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  • In his three fiction features—Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?, Mr. Freedom, and The Model Couple—William Klein skewers the fashion industry, American empire, and governmental mind control with hilarious, cutting aplomb.

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    Eclipse Series 9:  The Delirious Fictions of William Klein (Eclipse DVD)

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    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth is a daring exploration of science fiction as an art form. The story of an alien on an elaborate rescue mission provides the launching pad for Nicolas Roeg’s visual tour de force, a formally adventurous examination of alienation in contemporary life.

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    The Man Who Fell to Earth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • These three groundbreaking films helped usher in the Polish School movement and have often been regarded as a trilogy. But each boldly stands on its own—a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the struggle for personal and national freedom.

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    Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Box Set

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    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • One of the all-time comedy classics, René Clair’s À nous la liberté tells the story of Louis, an escaped convict who becomes a wealthy industrialist. Unfortunately, his past returns (in the form of old jail pal Emile) to upset his carefully laid plans.

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    À nous la liberté (Criterion DVD)

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  • Director Jean-Luc Godard’s sly, playful “neorealist musical—that is, a contradiction in terms” finds his signature wit and intellectual acumen applied to the story of an exotic dancer attempting to have a child with her unwilling lover.

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    A Woman Is a Woman (Criterion DVD)

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  • Louis Malle’s critically acclaimed Murmur of the Heart gracefully combines elements of comedy, drama, and autobiography in a candid portrait of a precocious adolescent boy’s sexual maturation. Both shocking and deeply poignant, this is one of the finest coming-of-age films ever made.

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    Murmur of the Heart (Criterion DVD)

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  • Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Nights of Cabiria is the tragic story of a naive prostitute searching for true love in the seediest sections of Rome.

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    Nights of Cabiria (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Pietro Germi’s hilarious and cutting satire of Sicilian male-chauvinist culture, Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile young cousin Angela (Stefania Sandrelli), but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia (Daniela Rocca).

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    Divorce Italian Style (Criterion DVD)

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    The Narrator Returns: “StudioCanal had to take the best titles, didn't they?”

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    The Phantom of Liberty (Criterion DVD)

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  • An inspired rendering of Jim Thompson’s pulp novel Pop. 1280, Bertrand Tavernier’s Coup de torchon (Clean Slate) deftly transplants the story of an inept police chief turned heartless killer and his scrappy mistress from the American South to French West Africa.

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    Coup de torchon (Criterion DVD)

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  • In Luis Buñuel’s deliciously satiric Oscar winner, an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined.

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    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Criterion DVD)

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  • A frank exploration of voyeurism and violence, Michael Powell’s extraordinary film is the story of a psychopathic cameraman—his childhood traumas, sexual crises, and murderous revenge as an adult.

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    Peeping Tom (Criterion DVD)

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  • Chow Yun-fat stars as a killer with a conscience in John Woo’s exquisite dissection of morals in a corrupt society. Replete with balletic, slow-motion gun battles on the streets of Hong Kong, The Killer mixes genres from both the East and the West.

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    The Killer (Criterion DVD)

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  • With Jubilee, legendary British filmmaker Derek Jarman channeled political dissent and artistic daring into a revolutionary blend of history and fantasy, musical and cinematic experimentation, satire and anger, fashion and philosophy.

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    Jubilee (Criterion DVD)

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  • Utilizing glorious widescreen cinematography, Kon Ichikawa examines the beauty and rich drama on display at the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo. A spectacle of magnificent proportions, Tokyo Olympiad ranks among the greatest documents of sport ever committed to film.

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    Tokyo Olympiad (Criterion DVD)

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    The Narrator Returns: “Just to snag one of the last remaining StudioCanal titles.”

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    Big Deal on Madonna Street (Criterion DVD)

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  • Middle-aged Mr. Badii drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran, searching for someone to rescue or bury him, in Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami’s emotionally complex meditation on life and death.

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    Taste of Cherry (Criterion DVD)

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