b_b’s Collection (22)

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  • Dekalog (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Dekalog

    Krzysztof Kieślowski

    b_b: “I agree with everyone else. This series was simply MADE for a Criterion release. A long wait but worth it! What a month of September 2016 releases! ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #837 Learn more »
  • Late Spring (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Late Spring

    Yasujiro Ozu

    b_b: “For someone coming to Criterion for the first time I'd say start here- as great as Tokyo Story but not weighed down by the 'greatest film ever' tag.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #331 Learn more »
  • Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse

    Mikio Naruse

    b_b: “There are still so many Naruse films yet to be released on disc. Another Eclipse set? More stand alone discs on Blu Ray? Start with his 1950's renewal”

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  • Eclipse Series 15:  Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu (Eclipse DVD)

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    Eclipse Series 15: Travels with Hiroshi Shimizu

    Hiroshi Shimizu

    b_b: “Such an unexpected pleasure. Bittersweet stories expertly filmed, similar in tone to Ozu. Criterion-get behind more restorations of this director.”

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  • Les Blank: Always for Pleasure (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Les Blank: Always for Pleasure

    Les Blank

    b_b: “Criterion has saved us the trouble of hunting these films down one by one and we can expect them to be presented at their best. Thanks!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #737 Learn more »
  • Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

    b_b: “You can name all the greatest films ever made but here is a stupendous box set to prove that genre films can be just as great and sophisticated”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #679 Learn more »
  • The Complete Jacques Tati (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Complete Jacques Tati

    Jacques Tati

    b_b: “Oh bliss! I have all films in various editions but still bought this as Criterion can be expected to have the films and extras looking their best.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #729 Learn more »
  • Le Havre (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Le Havre

    Aki Kaurismäki

    b_b: “In interviews Kaurismaki adopts a gruff exterior. In his film however all is of the utmost tenderness ordinary human beings have for one another.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #619 Learn more »
  • Something Wild (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Something Wild

    Jonathan Demme

    b_b: “A film that deceptively gives you the feeling it was shot off the cuff- but of course it was not. A film the repays repeat viewing. Soundtrack heaven!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #563 Learn more »
  • Pickpocket (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Pickpocket

    Robert Bresson

    b_b: “The movie itself is a masterpiece, no question. "Models of Pickpocket' is a lengthy and worthy supplement many would have paid to see on its own.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #314 Learn more »
  • Wise Blood (Criterion DVD)

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    Wise Blood

    John Huston

    b_b: “Weird and unique. Huston who in late career, picked this and Fat City and Prizzi's Honour and The Dead as choices- well isn't that genius?”

    DVD Spine #470 Learn more »
  • The Rules of the Game (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Rules of the Game

    Jean Renoir

    b_b: “As good a print we are going to get for home viewing. More Renoir in HD please! ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #216 Learn more »
  • The Music Room (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Music Room

    Satyajit Ray

    b_b: “Like Renoir and Ozu, one feels nothing but admiration and love and gratitude for Ray after watching his films.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #573 Learn more »
  • Pale Flower (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Pale Flower

    Masahiro Shinoda

    b_b: “The treasure that is Japanese cinema! Here is one of its B&W diamonds, shot and cut to sparkle! Classy film noir! A must own!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #564 Learn more »
  • The Complete Jean Vigo (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Complete Jean Vigo

    b_b: “Vigo's collected works + Criterion= heaven!!! Once a dream, now a reality. How privileged one feels to own this!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #578 Learn more »
  • A Man Escaped (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    A Man Escaped

    Robert Bresson

    b_b: “We watch a Bresson film and wonder why we bother with anything else. No big budgets, no stars, no flab. Precise, meticulous, lean- a catechism.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #650 Learn more »
  • Eating Raoul (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Eating Raoul

    Paul Bartel

    b_b: “Seriously Criterion, please also release SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLEY HILLS. Please! We need more Paul Bartel!!!”

    Blu-Ray Spine #625 Learn more »
  • Mala Noche (Criterion DVD)

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    Mala Noche

    Gus Van Sant

    b_b: “First saw this on its release in London. 20 years later, on DVD. Fresh, & poetic still- on repeat viewing. Want it on Blu ray! Thank you Gus and Walt”

    DVD Spine #407 Learn more »
  • Au hasard Balthazar (Criterion DVD)

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    Au hasard Balthazar

    Robert Bresson

    b_b: “The greatest film ever made? Possibly. It's mysteries are profound. As Godard said: it is the world. A marvel!”

    DVD Spine #297 Learn more »
  • Mouchette (Criterion DVD)

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    Mouchette

    Robert Bresson

    b_b: “ Bresson's recipe- take a life, even ( or especially) a wretched one, concentrate on its particulars day in, day out- and watch a miracle unfold!”

    DVD Spine #363 Learn more »
  • Fires on the Plain (Criterion DVD)

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    Fires on the Plain

    Kon Ichikawa

    b_b: “Severe, harrowing, beautiful. Ichikawa's masterpiece! .Belongs with Shepitko's The Ascent, Klimov's Come & See and Jansco's The Round Up. A must see,”

    DVD Spine #378 Learn more »
  • The Battle of Algiers  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Battle of Algiers

    Gillo Pontecorvo

    b_b: “These battles are still being fought all over the world today, some reported on, others ignored. As long as injustices remain B of A remains 'news'.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #249 Learn more »