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  • This elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.

    Added 08/16/2017
    Le samouraï (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Nov 2017

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  • A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park.

    Added 08/16/2017
    Blow-Up (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    28 Mar 2017

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • Andrei Tarkovsky’s final Soviet feature is a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic postapocalyptic landscape, and a rarefied cinematic experience like no other.

    Added 07/10/2017
    Stalker (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    18 Jul 2017

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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

    Added 06/18/2017
    Safe (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • When thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall) meets his true love in pickpocket Lily (Miriam Hopkins), they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet (Kay Francis). Legendary director Ernst Lubitsch’s masterful touch is in full flower in Trouble in Paradise.

    Added 06/15/2017
    Trouble in Paradise (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Jean-Paul Belmondo delivers a subtly sensual performance in the hot-under-the-collar Léon Morin, Priest, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. The French superstar plays a devoted man of the cloth who is desired by all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France.

    Added 05/31/2017
    Léon Morin, Priest (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • An aging gambler navigates the treacherous world of pimps, moneymen, and naive associates while plotting one last score in Jean-Pierre Melville’s Bob le flambeur, which melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication, laying the road map for the French New Wave.

    Added 05/31/2017
    Bob le flambeur (Criterion DVD)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

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  • Alain Delon plays a master thief, fresh out of prison, who crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic ex-cop (Yves Montand). The unlikely trio plot a heist, against impossible odds, until a relentless inspector and their own pasts seal their fates.

    Added 05/31/2017
    Le cercle rouge (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Atmospheric and gripping, Army of Shadows is Melville’s most personal film, featuring Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and the incomparable Simone Signoret as intrepid underground fighters who must grapple with their conception of honor in their battle against Hitler’s regime.

    Added 05/31/2017
    Army of Shadows (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 05/06/2017
    Throne of Blood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency.

    Added 04/18/2017
    L’argent (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    11 Jul 2017

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  • In this thriller, perhaps Sam Peckinpah’s most controversial film, a young American mathematician and his English wife are initiated into the iron laws of violent masculinity that govern the director’s world.

    Added 03/15/2017
    Straw Dogs (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    27 Jun 2017

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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 01/12/2017
    The Honeymoon Killers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This satire, both deeply melancholy and hilarious, is the culmination of Hal Ashby’s remarkable string of films in the 1970s, and a carefully modulated examination of the ideals, anxieties, and media-fueled delusions that shaped American culture during that decade.

    Added 12/15/2016
    Being There (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    21 Mar 2017

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • Andrew Haigh carries the tradition of British realist cinema to artful new heights in this exquisitely calibrated film, which features Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as an English couple on the eve of an anniversary celebration.

    Added 12/15/2016
    45 Years (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    7 Mar 2017

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • 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 10/17/2016
    A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • A group of high-society friends are invited to a mansion for dinner and find themselves inexplicably unable to leave, in Luis Buñuel’s daring masterpiece.

    Added 10/17/2016
    The Exterminating Angel (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting with remarriage comedy.

    Added 10/16/2016
    His Girl Friday (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

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  • Shot in Super 16 mm and featuring a quartet of nuanced, understated performances, this comic and poignant drama, peppered with autobiographical elements, deftly captures the heartache and confusion of a fracturing family.

    Added 08/15/2016
    The Squid and the Whale (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • With its fascinating flawed characters, evocative cinematography by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, innovative overlapping dialogue, and haunting use of Leonard Cohen songs, McCabe & Mrs. Miller brilliantly deglamorized and revitalized the most American of genres. 

    Added 05/17/2016
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    TheHammerer: “The most chilling half hour in cinema, bar none... we are all responsible”

    Added 04/19/2016
    Night and Fog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood.

    Added 03/17/2016
    Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • 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 03/17/2016
    Bicycle Thieves (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • After a chance meeting on a train platform, a married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) begin a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair.

    Added 03/17/2016
    Brief Encounter (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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 12/31/2015
    The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 12/31/2015
    The Kid (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • 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 10/17/2015
    Gilda (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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 10/17/2015
    Inside Llewyn Davis (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

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    The American Friend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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)

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    SRP: $39.95

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

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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 06/23/2015
    Two Days, One Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Featuring an intense performance by Michael Fassbender, Hunger, about IRA member Bobby Sands’s 1981 prison hunger strike, is an unflinching, transcendent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure to be heard.

    Added 04/18/2015
    Hunger (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • 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 04/18/2015
    Sullivan’s Travels (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    TheHammerer: “I watched this for the first time not long after living with my sister and her baby son... More of this is accurate than you'd think”

    Added 04/18/2015
    Eraserhead (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Vivre sa vie was a turning point for Jean-Luc Godard and remains one of his most dynamic films, combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study. Anna Karina plays Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress but instead ends up a prostitute.

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    Vivre sa vie (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. This is a haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization.

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    Paths of Glory (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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    TheHammerer: “Don't watch this movie at 10am after pulling an all-nighter. Just... don't. Trust me on this.”

    Added 04/18/2015
    Repulsion (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

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  • America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Among the best teen films ever made, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen.

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    Dazed and Confused (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew, Team Zissou, set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure.

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    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Agnès Varda used the skills she honed early in her career as a photographer to create some of the most nuanced, thought-provoking films of the past fifty years.

    Added 04/18/2015
    4 by Agnès Varda (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • 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 04/18/2015
    The Great Beauty (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Eddie Constantine stars as intergalactic hero Lemmy Caution, on a mission to kill the inventor of fascist computer Alpha 60, in Jean-Luc Godard’s irreverent, cockeyed fusion of science fiction, pulp characters, and surrealist poetry.

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    Alphaville (Criterion DVD)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

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  • 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.

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    Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A work of meticulous journalism and gripping drama, it recounts the disturbing tale of Randall Dale Adams, a drifter who was charged with the murder of a Dallas police officer and sent to death row, despite evidence that he did not commit the crime.

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    The Thin Blue Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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.

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    Time Bandits (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student.

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    The Freshman (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • French director Jacques Demy didn’t just make movies—he created an entire cinematic world. Demy launched his glorious feature filmmaking career in the sixties, a decade of astonishing invention in his national cinema.

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    The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    13 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

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  • Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision (with cowriter Owen Wilson) in this visually witty and warm portrait of three young misfits.

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    Bottle Rocket (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

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    Cries and Whispers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • 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.

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    A Day in the Country (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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.

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    The Complete Jacques Tati (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    7 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

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  • 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.

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    The Palm Beach Story (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Wes Anderson’s hilarious, touching, and brilliantly stylized study of melancholy and redemption centers around a dysfunctional family of geniuses.

    Added 10/11/2014
    The Royal Tenenbaums (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    SRP: $39.95

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  • In Jean-Luc Godard’s subversive Contempt, Michel Piccoli is a screenwriter torn between the demands of a proud European director, a crude, arrogant American producer, and his disillusioned wife, Camille (Brigitte Bardot), as he attempts to doctor the script for a new film version of The Odyssey.

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    Contempt (Criterion DVD)

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    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

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  • Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring.

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    Written on the Wind (Criterion DVD)

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    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc, in which Renée Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, convinced the world that movies could be art.

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    The Passion of Joan of Arc (Criterion DVD)

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  • Veronica and Boris are blissfully in love, until the eruption of World War II tears them apart. The Soviet cinema classic The Cranes Are Flying won the Palme d’Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival.

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    The Cranes Are Flying (Criterion DVD)

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  • A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, Island of Lost Souls is
    a cautionary tale of science run amok, adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau.

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    Island of Lost Souls (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork.

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    L’avventura (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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