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  • Visionary Hollywood director Josef von Sternberg and rising German actor Marlene Dietrich became one of the most legendary partnerships in cinema history. Suffused with frank sexuality and worldly irony, their deliriously entertaining masterpieces are landmarks of cinematic artifice.

    Added 04/16/2018
    Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    3 Jul 2018

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    6 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

  • Melding melodrama with screwball farce, this Academy Award–nominated black comedy was Pedro Almodóvar’s international breakthrough and secured his place at the vanguard of modern Spanish cinema.

    Added 03/26/2018
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Two heartsick Hong Kong cops cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye works. Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai an instant icon.

    Added 03/26/2018
    Chungking Express (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Out of Print
  • With its aching musical soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.

    Added 03/26/2018
    In the Mood for Love (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The contemporary American auteur Michael Mann’s bold artistic sensibility was already fully formed when he burst out of the gate with Thief, his debut feature.

    Added 03/26/2018
    Thief (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.96

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Greta Gerwig is radiant as Frances, a woman in her late twenties in contemporary New York trying to sort out her ambitions, her finances, and, above all, her intimate but shifting bond with her best friend, Sophie (Mickey Sumner).

    Added 03/25/2018
    Frances Ha (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • Before he turned to the story of Joan of Arc, the Danish cinema genius Carl Theodor Dreyer fashioned this ahead-of-its-time examination of domestic life.

    Added 03/20/2018
    Master of the House (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • Criterion is proud to present these Dreyer masterpieces on DVD for the first time, with brand new digital transfers. Each is an intense exploration of the clash between individual desire and social expectations, with Dreyer’s famously perfectionist attention to detail shining throughout.

    Added 03/20/2018
    Carl Theodor Dreyer  Box Set (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    4 Discs

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  • In this hysterical satire of Reagan-era values, written and directed by Albert Brooks, a successful Los Angeles advertising executive and his wife decide to quit their jobs, buy a Winnebago, and follow their Easy Rider fantasies of freedom and the open road.

    Added 03/20/2018
    Lost in America (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirtysomethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending the weekend together, reminiscing about their shared past as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties.

    Added 03/20/2018
    The Big Chill (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    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 03/20/2018
    Broadcast News (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Glamour has never been more grotesque than in Female Trouble, an endlessly quotable fan favorite that injects the Hollywood melodrama with anarchic decadence.

    Added 03/15/2018
    Female Trouble (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    26 Jun 2018

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity.

    Added 03/14/2018
    The Hidden Fortress (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Adapting Ed McBain’s detective novel King’s Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on contemporary Japanese society.

    Added 03/14/2018
    High and Low (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In his late color masterpiece Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career—the play between illusion and reality.

    Added 03/14/2018
    Kagemusha (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 03/14/2018
    Throne of Blood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    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 03/14/2018
    Ikiru (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise, L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon).

    Added 03/12/2018
    L’eclisse (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In a dusty California resort rown, a naïve Southern waif finds her role model in a fellow nurse, but her hero-worship evolves into something stranger and more sinister than either could have anticipated. Robert Altman’s dreamlike masterpiece careens from the humorous to the chilling to the surreal.

    Added 01/07/2018
    3 Women (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    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 01/07/2018
    They Live by Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    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 01/07/2018
    Gilda (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Speedy is an out-of-control love letter to New York that will have you grinning from ear to ear.

    Added 01/07/2018
    Speedy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin is the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd—the modern guy striving for success—is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to him.

    Added 01/07/2018
    Safety Last! (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • A buried treasure from Hollywood’s golden age, Lonesome is the creation of a little-known but audacious and one-of-a-kind filmmaker, Paul Fejos (also an explorer, anthropologist, and doctor!).

    Added 01/07/2018
    Lonesome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 01/07/2018
    The Freshman (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom.

    Added 12/28/2017
    La dolce vita (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 12/28/2017
    Blow-Up (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Michelangelo Antonioni’s Identification of a Woman is a body- and soul-baring voyage into one man’s artistic and erotic consciousness.

    Added 12/28/2017
    Identification of a Woman (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • This major early achievement by Michelangelo Antonioni bears the first signs of the cinema-changing style for which he would soon be world-famous.

    Added 12/28/2017
    Le amiche (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • One of RKO Pictures’s most successful movies of the 1940s, Cat People raised the creature feature to new heights of sophistication and mystery.

    Added 10/05/2017
    Cat People (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 10/05/2017
    Island of Lost Souls (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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.

    Added 10/05/2017
    Häxan (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

    Added 09/08/2017
    Black Narcissus (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The Red Shoes, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever concocted for the screen.

    Added 09/08/2017
    The Red Shoes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The Mamiya family is seeking a husband for their daughter, Noriko, but when she impulsively chooses her childhood friend, she fulfills her family’s desires while tearing them apart. Early Summer is a nuanced examination of life’s changes across three generations.

    Added 07/30/2017
    Early Summer (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    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 07/30/2017
    Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu—Three Crime Dramas (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • An aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunities with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all, in Yasujiro Ozu’s 1934 silent classic and his 1959 color remake.

    Added 07/30/2017
    A Story of Floating Weeds/Floating Weeds: Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In the middle of the 1970s, Wim Wenders embarked on a three-film journey that took him from the wide roads of Germany to the endless highways of the United States and back again.

    Added 07/11/2017
    Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • Unfolding in a series of eight mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa was inspired by the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, along with stories from Japanese folklore.

    Added 04/03/2017
    Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96