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  • Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games, this one-of-a-kind collection assembles, for the first time, a century’s worth of Olympic films.

    Added 08/11/2017
    100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012 (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    5 Dec 2017

    Blu-Ray

    32 Discs

    SRP: $399.95

    Criterion Store price:$319.96

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    nicc: “A solid argument for the case that unique modern films still exist, a brutal yet funny love story, and a great debut for the polish director.”

    Added 07/19/2017
    The Lure (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    10 Oct 2017

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Roberto Rossellini is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. And it was with his trilogy of films made during and after World War II—Rome Open City, Paisan, and Germany Year Zero—that he left his first transformative mark on cinema.

    Added 04/17/2017
    Roberto Rossellini’s  War Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    11 Jul 2017

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

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    nicc: “I think we can all agree it's about damn time! Now the question is, when are we getting an Andrei Rublev blu?”

    Added 04/17/2017
    Stalker (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    18 Jul 2017

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • John Waters’ gloriously grotesque second feature is replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.

    Added 12/15/2016
    Multiple Maniacs (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1978, The Tree of Wooden Clogs is intimate in scale but epic in scope—a towering, heart-stirring work of humanist filmmaking.

    Added 11/24/2016
    The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    nicc: “Reminder Sunset is best. I would have been way more hyped a couple years ago, but this is still pretty neat. Maybe a pick up.”

    Added 11/16/2016
    The Before Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • The feature debut of the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century, Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s.

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

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Four unnamed people who look and sound a lot like Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, and Joseph McCarthy converge in one New York City hotel room for this compelling, visually inventive adaptation of Terry Johnson’s play, from director Nicolas Roeg.

    Added 09/23/2016
    Insignificance (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • This heartrending masterpiece by Kenji Mizoguchi about the give-and-take between life and art marked the first full realization of the hypnotic long takes and eloquent camera movements that would come to define the director’s films.

    Added 06/17/2016
    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 04/19/2016
    A Touch of Zen (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    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 02/23/2016
    Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $99.95

    Criterion Store price:$79.96

  • Director Kaneto Shindo’s documentary-like, dialogue-free portrayal of daily struggle is a work of stunning visual beauty and invention.

    Added 02/17/2016
    The Naked Island (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    nicc: “Not one, nor two, but three Ozu films that I have not seen before. This box set has me incredibly excited, and I cannot wait to see more Ozu.”

    Added 01/15/2015
    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 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 12/16/2014
    Cries and Whispers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dušan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions) in his surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: Mysteries of the Organism.

    Added 12/02/2014
    WR: Mysteries of the Organism (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    nicc: “Incredibly funny, dark, and intelligent; would you expect anything less from Godard? A great, but not without flaws satire. ”

    Added 11/09/2014
    Weekend (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Working outside the mainstream, the wildly prolific, visionary Stan Brakhage made more than 350 films over a half century. Challenging all taboos in his exploration of “birth, sex, death, and the search for God,” he turned his camera on explicit lovemaking, childbirth, even autopsy.

    Added 10/19/2014
    By Brakhage: An Anthology,  Volumes One and Two (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • 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 10/10/2014
    Kagemusha (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In the late fifties and early sixties, Basil Dearden created a series of gripping, groundbreaking, even controversial films that dealt with racism, homophobia, and the lingering effects of World War II, noir-tinged dramas that burrowed into corners of London rarely seen on-screen.

    Added 10/09/2014
    Eclipse Series 25:  Basil Dearden’s London Underground (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    4 Discs

    SRP: $59.95

    Criterion Store price:$47.96

  • The great Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov, known for his virtuosic, emotionally gripping films, perhaps never made a more visually astonishing one than Letter Never Sent.

    Added 10/09/2014
    Letter Never Sent (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • One of Japan’s most popular and enduring classics, Keisuke Kinoshita’s Twenty-Four Eyes is an elegant, emotional chronicle of a teacher’s unwavering commitment to her students, her profession, and her sense of morality.

    Added 07/19/2014
    Twenty-Four Eyes (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of medieval literature.

    Added 07/18/2014
    Trilogy of Life (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners.

    Added 07/15/2014
    Scenes from a Marriage (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $49.95

    Criterion Store price:$39.96

  • 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.

    Added 07/15/2014
    Tokyo Olympiad (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Out of Print
  • Mikio Naruse is one of the most popular directors in the history of Japanese cinema, a crafter of heartrending melodramas often compared with the work of Yasujiro Ozu and Kenji Mizoguchi.

    Added 06/22/2014
    Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • 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.

    Added 06/16/2014
    Eclipse Series 9:  The Delirious Fictions of William Klein (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Criterion Store price:$35.96

  • In Carlos Saura’s exquisite Cría cuervos . . ., Ana Torrent (the dark-eyed beauty from The Spirit of the Beehive) portrays the disturbed eight-year-old Ana, living in Madrid with her two sisters and mourning the death of her mother, whom she conjures as a ghost (an ethereal Geraldine Chaplin).

    Added 06/15/2014
    Cría cuervos . . .  (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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

    Added 06/15/2014
    Andrei Rublev (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Koreyoshi Kurahara’s free-form approach to moviemaking was perfectly suited to the radical spirit of the 1960s, when he was one of the biggest hit makers working at the razzle-dazzle, youth-oriented Nikkatsu studios.

    Added 06/08/2014
    Eclipse Series 28: The Warped World of Koreyoshi Kurahara (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

  • Assembled with visionary editing that makes dance come alive on-screen as never before, and overflowing with sublime footwork, All That Jazz pushes the musical genre to personal depths and virtuosic aesthetic heights.

    Added 06/05/2014
    All That Jazz (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    3 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • Set in a Japanese village at the end of the nineteenth century, Empire of Passion details the downfall of a married woman and her lover after they murder her husband and dump his body in a well. With eroticism and horror, Oshima plunges the viewer into a nightmarish tale of guilt and retribution.

    Added 06/05/2014
    Empire of Passion (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $29.95

    Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, In the Realm of the Senses, set in 1936 and based on a true incident, depicts a man and a woman consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control.

    Added 06/05/2014
    In the Realm of the Senses (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 06/02/2014
    Pigs, Pimps & Prostitutes:  3 Films by Shohei Imamura (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • Hiroshi Teshigahara found his spiritual partner in novelist and screenwriter Kobo Abe, with whom he collaborated on these Kafkaesque portraits of identities in peril, films that captivated mainstream audiences while also touching the edges of the Japanese avant-garde.

    Added 06/02/2014
    Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara (Criterion DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    4 Discs

    Out of Print
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  • In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. This was one of Oshima’s greatest successes.

    Added 06/02/2014
    Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • 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 06/02/2014
    Army of Shadows (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    Out of Print
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  • 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 06/02/2014
    Early Summer (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    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 06/02/2014
    Chungking Express (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Out of Print
  • Kiarostami has constructed an enigmatic but crystalline investigation of affection and desire as complex as his masterful Close-up and Certified Copy in its engagement with the workings of the mercurial human heart.

    Added 05/16/2014
    Like Someone in Love (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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    nicc: “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is a strange film, nonetheless a very entertaining one. A film that I can guarantee will be apart of my collection.”

    Added 05/16/2014
    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

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  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s controversial, fifteen-hour-plus epic follows the hulking, childlike ex-convict Franz Biberkopf (Günter Lamprecht) as he attempts to “become an honest soul” amid the corrosive urban landscape of Weimar-era Germany.

    Added 05/09/2014
    Berlin Alexanderplatz (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    7 Discs

    SRP: $124.95

    Criterion Store price:$99.96

  • The Samurai Trilogy, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki and starring the inimitable Toshiro Mifune, was one of Japan’s most successful exports of the 1950s, a rousing, emotionally gripping tale of combat and self-discovery.

    Added 05/09/2014
    The Samurai Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray Collector's Set

    2 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

  • Centered on the modern sensibilities of the younger generation, these delicate family dramas are marked by an exquisite formal elegance and emotional sensitivity about birth and death, love and marriage, and all the accompanying joys and loneliness.

    Added 05/09/2014
    Eclipse Series 3:   Late Ozu (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    5 Discs

    SRP: $69.95

    Criterion Store price:$55.96

  • One of Spanish cinema’s great auteurs, Carlos Saura brought international audiences closer to the art of his country’s dance than any other filmmaker, before or since.

    Added 05/09/2014
    Eclipse Series 6:  Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (Eclipse DVD)

    DVD Collector's Set

    3 Discs

    SRP: $44.95

    Out of Print
  • Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, dreams—of all the people living below. Wings of Desire forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.

    Added 12/06/2013
    Wings of Desire (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Masaki Kobayashi’s mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. A raw indictment of its nation’s wartime mentality as well as a personal existential tragedy, Kobayashi’s riveting, gorgeously filmed epic is novelistic cinema at its best.

    Added 12/06/2013
    The Human Condition (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    4 Discs

    SRP: $79.95

    Criterion Store price:$63.96

  • One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu’s family portraits, Late Spring (Banshun) tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter.

    Added 12/06/2013
    Late Spring (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • The debut feature by the great Andrei Tarkovsky, Ivan’s Childhood is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.

    Added 12/06/2013
    Ivan’s Childhood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and the fiction-documentary hybrid Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work.

    Added 12/06/2013
    Close-up (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • In Hitchcock’s Notorious, a beautiful woman with a tainted past (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted by American agent Devlin (Cary Grant) to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex (Claude Rains).

    Added 12/06/2013
    Notorious (Criterion DVD)

    DVD

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Out of Print
  • Federico Fellini satirizes his youth in this carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy in the fascist period. The Academy Award–winning Amarcord remains one of cinema’s enduring treasures.

    Added 12/06/2013
    Amarcord (Criterion Blu-Ray)

    Blu-Ray

    1 Disc

    SRP: $39.95

    Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price.

    Added 12/06/2013
    Eyes Without a Face (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 12/06/2013
    Throne of Blood (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD

    2 Discs

    SRP: $39.95

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  • On the occasion of the centenary of his birth, the Criterion Collection is proud to present this deluxe box set celebrating Akira Kurosawa’s astonishing career.

    Added 09/24/2012
    AK 100:  25 Films by Akira Kurosawa ( DVD)

    DVD

    25 Discs

    SRP: $399.00

    Out of Print