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  • An Academy Award–winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro.

    Added 07/18/2016
    Pan’s Labyrinth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    11 Oct 2016

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  • This masterwork by Krzysztof Kieślowski is one of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in visual storytelling.

    Added 07/18/2016
    Dekalog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    27 Sep 2016

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    SRP: $99.95

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  • Blending elements from pulp fiction and low-budget horror flicks, Blood Simple reinvented the film noir for a new generation, marking the arrival of a filmmaking ensemble that would transform the American independent cinema scene.

    Added 07/18/2016
    Blood Simple (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    20 Sep 2016

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

    Added 07/18/2016
    Cat People (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    20 Sep 2016

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  • This captivating, long-overlooked adventure—which features Paul Henreid and a clever screenplay by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, best known for writing Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes—is a deftly concocted spy game that could give the Master of Suspense a run for his money.

    Added 07/18/2016
    Night Train to Munich (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    6 Sep 2016

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  • The crowning achievement of Orson Welles’s extraordinary cinematic career, Chimes at Midnight was the culmination of the filmmaker’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff.

    Added 07/18/2016
    Chimes at Midnight (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    30 Aug 2016

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  • Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek in Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard), one of the first cinematic reflections on the Holocaust.

    Added 07/18/2016
    Night and Fog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jul 2016

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  • At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, A Touch of Zen is an unparalleled work in Hu’s formidable career and an epic of the highest order.

    Added 07/18/2016
    A Touch of Zen (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Jul 2016

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  • A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman.

    Added 07/05/2016
    The Player (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    24 May 2016

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  • Jean Renoir’s ruthless love triangle tale, his second sound film, is a true precursor to his brilliantly bitter The Rules of the Game, displaying all of the filmmaker’s visual genius and fully imbued with his profound sense of humanity.

    Added 07/05/2016
    La chienne (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    14 Jun 2016

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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 01/19/2016
    A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    19 Apr 2016

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

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  • Controversial winner of the International Critics’ Prize at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, Man Bites Dog stunned audiences worldwide with its unflinching imagery and biting satire of media violence.

    Added 11/29/2015
    Man Bites Dog (Criterion DVD)

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  • One of the CIA’s top international operatives, Miles Kendig (Walter Matthau) suddenly finds himself relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, Kendig writes a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world.

    Added 11/29/2015
    Hopscotch (Criterion DVD)

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  • The Last Temptation of Christ, by Martin Scorsese, is a towering achievement. Though it initially engendered enormous controversy, the film can now be viewed as the remarkable, profoundly personal work of faith that it is.

    Added 11/29/2015
    The Last Temptation of Christ (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In the 1940s, the wit of playwright Noël Coward and the craft of filmmaker David Lean melded harmoniously in one of cinema’s greatest writer-director collaborations.

    Added 11/29/2015
    David Lean Directs Noël Coward (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour.

    Added 11/29/2015
    Gimme Shelter (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau star as a novelist and his frustrated wife, who, over the course of one night, confront their alienation from each other and the achingly empty bourgeois Milan circles in which they travel.

    Added 11/29/2015
    La notte (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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 11/29/2015
    L’eclisse (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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

    Added 11/29/2015
    L’avventura (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In this beautifully shot, psychologically complex western, Van Heflin is a mild-mannered cattle rancher who takes on the task of shepherding a captured outlaw (played with cucumber-cool charisma by Glenn Ford) to the train that will deliver him to prison.

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    3:10 to Yuma (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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 11/29/2015
    Code Unknown (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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 11/29/2015
    The Brood (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.

    Added 11/29/2015
    The American Friend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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 11/29/2015
    Gilda (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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 11/29/2015
    The Kid (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    16 Feb 2016

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  • 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 11/29/2015
    The Graduate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    23 Feb 2016

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  • 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 07/16/2015
    3 Women (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.

    Added 07/12/2015
    Cries and Whispers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • 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 07/12/2015
    Autumn Sonata (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Filmed almost entirely on cunningly designed studio sets, in brilliant color and widescreen, The Ballad of Narayama is a stylish and vividly formal work from Japan’s cinematic golden age, directed by the dynamic Keisuke Kinoshita.

    Added 07/11/2015
    The Ballad of Narayama (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Taking place largely over the course of one tense night, Carol Reed’s psychological noir, set in an unnamed Belfast, stars James Mason as a revolutionary ex-con leading a robbery that goes horribly wrong.

    Added 01/15/2015
    Odd Man Out (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • With an innovative color-coded cinematic treatment to distinguish his interwoven stories, Steven Soderbergh embroils viewers in the lives of a newly appointed drug czar and his family, a West Coast kingpin’s wife, a key informant, and police officers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Added 01/13/2015
    Traffic (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Federico Fellini’s career achieved new levels of eccentricity and brilliance with this remarkable, controversial, extremely loose adaptation of Petronius’s classical Roman satire, written during the reign of Nero.

    Added 11/18/2014
    Fellini Satyricon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • This trio of rousing action epics reveals a deeply unsettling portrait of the Soviet Union under Stalin, and provided battle-scene blueprints for filmmaking giants from Laurence Olivier in Henry V to Akira Kurosawa in Seven Samurai.

    Added 09/26/2014
    Eisenstein: The Sound Years (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

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  • This Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a postapocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals is one of Malle’s most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other.

    Added 09/19/2014
    Black Moon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Combining stylish sixties modernism with silent-cinema touches and even a few unexpected sci-fi accents, Judex is a delightful bit of pulp fiction and a testament to the art of illusion.

    Added 07/16/2014
    Judex (Criterion DVD)

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    SRP: $24.95

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  • 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 07/16/2014
    A Man Escaped (Criterion DVD)

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  • This is where it all started. John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list.

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    Stagecoach (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A cornerstone of the career of this most economical and profoundly spiritual of filmmakers, Pickpocket is an elegantly crafted, tautly choreographed study of humanity in all its mischief and grace, the work of a director at the height of his powers.

    Added 07/13/2014
    Pickpocket (Criterion DVD)

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  • With the three films in this set, Shoehi Imamura, one of the leading figures of the Japanese new wave, truly emerged as an auteur, bringing to his national cinema an anthropological eye and a heretofore unseen taste for the irreverent.

    Added 06/07/2014
    Pigs, Pimps & Prostitutes:  3 Films by Shohei Imamura (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

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  • This fleet and gripping film is the first of the early thrillers the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, made during the fertile phase of his career spent at the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation.

    Added 03/04/2014
    The Man Who Knew Too Much (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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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.

    Added 03/04/2014
    The Freshman (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • 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.

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    The Great Beauty (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Suffused with both enchantment and melancholy, this autobiographical film takes on the perspective of a quiet, lonely boy growing up in Liverpool in the 1950s.

    Added 02/02/2014
    The Long Day Closes (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • A profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak, Tokyo Story is the crowning achievement of the unparalleled Yasujiro Ozu.

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    Tokyo Story (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)
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  • 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).

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    Frances Ha (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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  • Laced with autobiographical details, Murmur of the Heart; Lacombe, Lucien; and Au revoir les enfants tell stories of youth, set against the tumult of World War II and postwar France.

    Added 11/11/2013
    3 Films by Louis Malle (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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  • It’s 1968, and the whole world is watching. With the U.S. in social upheaval, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler decided to make a film about what the hell was going on. Medium Cool, his debut feature, plunges us into the moment.

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    Medium Cool (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Canadian director Allan King is one of cinema’s best-kept secrets. It was with his cinema-verité-style documentaries that King left his greatest mark on film history. These startlingly intimate studies of people whose lives are in flux are riveting and at times emotionally overwhelming.

    Added 08/18/2013
    Eclipse Series 24:  The Actuality Dramas of Allan King (Eclipse DVD)

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  • Charlie Chaplin plays shockingly against type in his most controversial film, a brilliant and bleak black comedy about money, marriage, and murder.

    Added 08/11/2013
    Monsieur Verdoux (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona.

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    The Great Dictator (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The mesmerizing, utterly unclassifiable science films of Jean Painlevé (1902-89) have to be seen to be believed: delightful, surrealist-influenced dream works that are also serious science. This anthology features twenty-three of Painlevé’s shorts.

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    Science Is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painlevé (Criterion DVD)

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  • In this comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by Audrey Hepburn in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them.

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    Charade (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Pier Paolo Pasolini’s notorious transposition of the Marquis de Sade’s eighteenth-century opus of torture and degradation to Fascist Italy in 1944 remains one of the most passionately debated films of all time,

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    Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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