Category: Criterion

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Criterion: September 2022 Titles Announced

Blow Out United States1981108 minutesColor2.40:1EnglishDirected by Brian De PalmaSPINE #562 4K UHD+BLU-RAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2022 In the enthralling Blow Out, brilliantly crafted by Brian De Palma, John Travolta gives one of his greatest performances, as a film sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. To uncover the truth, he enlists the help of a possible eyewitness to the crime (Nancy … Read More Criterion: September 2022 Titles Announced

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Shout! Factory: August 2022 Titles Announced

August 2, 2022BLU-RAY Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water: The Complete Series 1990 | 16 hrs | Not Rated | English, Japanese It’s 1889 and people from around the globe are flocking to Paris to see scientific achievements at the Exposition Universelle despite rumors of dangers lurking in the oceans. While attending the fair, teenaged inventor Jean meets Nadia, a mysterious girl who possesses … Read More Shout! Factory: August 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: August 2022 Titles Announced

Frownland United States2007106 minutesColor1.66:1EnglishDirected by Ronald BronsteinSPINE #1137 BLU-RAY AUGUST 16, 2022 A nightmare transmission from the grungiest depths of the New York indie underground, the visceral, darkly funny, and totally sui generis debut feature from Ronald Bronstein is a dread-inducing vision of misfit alienation at its unhinged extreme. In a maniacal performance of almost frightening commitment, Dore Mann plays Keith, a disturbingly maladjusted … Read More Criterion: August 2022 Titles Announced

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Shout! Factory: July 2022 Titles Announced

JULY 12, 2022BLU-RAY Georgia Rule 2007 | 113 min | English | Rated RDirected by Garry MarshallShout Select #133 Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, and Felicity Huffman unite in a film from director Garry Marshall about the power of redemption, freedom in forgiveness, and the unbreakable bonds of motherhood. When Lilly (Huffman) can no longer handle her rebellious teenage daughter (Lohan), she takes her to … Read More Shout! Factory: July 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: July 2022 Titles Announced

OKJA United States, South Korea2017121 minutesColor2.39:1Korean, EnglishDirected by Bong Joon HoSPINE #1133 4K ULTRA HD,BLU-RAY,& DVD JULY 5, 2022 Master genre exploder Bong Joon Ho swirls pathos, dark satire, action, and horror into an exhilarating twenty-first-century fairy tale. An all-star cast including Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, and Jake Gyllenhaal is led by An Seo Hyun as Mija, a South Korean girl growing … Read More Criterion: July 2022 Titles Announced

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Shout! Factory: June 2022 Titles Announced

JUNE 7, 2022BLU-RAY 5 Centimeters Per Second 2002 / 2007 | 63 min | Not Rated | English, JapaneseDirected by Makoto Shinkai Young love, missed connections, and unrequited feelings collide in a romance from Makoto Shinkai, the visionary director of Weathering With You and Your Name. Told in three vignettes, 5 Centimeters Per Second: A Chain Of Short Stories About Their Distance explores the … Read More Shout! Factory: June 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: June 2022 Titles Announced

The Tales of Hoffmann United Kingdom | 1951 | 133 min | Color | EnglishDirected by Michael Powell and Emeric PressburgerSPINE #317 BLU-RAY JUNE 7, 2022 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one-of-a-kind take on a classic story. In Jacques Offenbach’s fantasy opera The Tales of Hoffmann, a poet dreams of three women—a mechanical performing … Read More Criterion: June 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: May 2022 Titles Announced

MAY 10, 2022 MR. KLEIN France | 1976 | 123 min | Color | FrenchDirected by Joseph LoseySPINE #1123 BLU-RAY One of the crowning achievements of blacklisted Hollywood director Joseph Losey’s European exile, the spellbinding modernist mystery Mr. Klein puts a chilling twist on the wrong-man thriller. Alain Delon delivers a standout performance as Robert Klein, a decadent art dealer in Paris during World … Read More Criterion: May 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: April 2022 Titles Announced

APRIL 2, 2022 WALKER United States | 1987 | 94 min | Color | EnglishDirected by Alex CoxSPINE #423 BLU-RAY A hallucinatory biopic that breaks all cinematic conventions, Walker, from British director Alex Cox, tells the story of nineteenth-century American adventurer William Walker (Ed Harris), who abandoned a series of careers in law, politics, journalism, and medicine to become a soldier of fortune and, … Read More Criterion: April 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: March 2022 Titles Announced

MARCH 8, 2022 Adoption Hungary | 1975 | 86 min | Black & White | HungarianDirected by Márta MészárosSPINE #1115 BLU-RAY & DVD Trailblazing auteur Márta Mészáros gives aching expression to the experiences of women in 1970s Hungary in this sensitive and absorbing drama, which became the first film directed by a woman to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Through … Read More Criterion: March 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: February 2022 Titles Announced

Written on the Wind United States | 1956 | 99 min | Color | EnglishDirected by Douglas SirkSPINE #96 ** AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1ST, 2022 ** <<< BLU-RAY >>> Douglas Sirk’s Technicolor expressionism reached a fever pitch with this operatic tragedy, which finds the director pushing his florid visuals and his critiques of American culture to their subversive extremes. Alcoholism, nymphomania, impotence, and deadly jealousy—these … Read More Criterion: February 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: January 2022 Titles Announced

THE CELEBRATION Denmark | 1998 | 105 min | Color | DanishDirected by Thomas VinterbergSPINE #1108 ** AVAILABLE JANUARY 11th 2022 ** <<< BLU-RAY >>> The Danish Dogme 95 movement that struck world cinema like a thunderbolt began with The Celebration, the international breakthrough by Thomas Vinterberg, a lacerating chamber drama that uses the economic and aesthetic freedoms of digital video to achieve annihilating … Read More Criterion: January 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: December 2021 Titles Announced

THE LEARNING TREE United States | 1969 | 107 min | Color | EnglishDirected by Gordon ParksSPINE #1107 ** AVAILABLE DECEMBER 14, 2021 ** <<< BLU-RAY | DVD >>> With this tender and clear-eyed coming-of-age odyssey, the renowned photographer turned filmmaker Gordon Parks not only became the first Black American director to make a Hollywood studio film, he also served as writer, producer, and … Read More Criterion: December 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: November 2021 Titles Announced

LA STRADA Italy | 1954 | 108 min | Black & White | ItalianDirected by Federico FelliniSPINE #219 ** AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 ** With this breakthrough film, Federico Fellini launched both himself and his wife and collaborator Giulietta Masina to international stardom, breaking with the neorealism of his early career in favor of a personal, poetic vision of life as a bittersweet carnival. … Read More Criterion: November 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: October 2021 Titles Announced

ONIBABA Japan | 1964 | 102 min | Black & White | JapaneseDirected by Kaneto ShindoSPINE #226 ** AVAILABLE OCTOBER 5, 2021 ** Deep in the windswept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished older woman and her daughter-in-law murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for the most meager of sustenance. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from battle, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten … Read More Criterion: October 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: September 2021 Titles Announced

MONA LISA United Kingdom | 1986 | 104 min | Color | EnglishDirected by Neil JordanSPINE #107 ** AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 ** The brilliant breakthrough film by writer-director Neil Jordan journeys into the dark heart of the London underworld to weave a gripping, noir-infused love story. Bob Hoskins received a multitude of honors—including an Oscar nomination—for his touchingly vulnerable, not-so-tough-guy portrayal of George, … Read More Criterion: September 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: August 2021 Titles Announced

AFTER LIFE Japan | 1998 | 119 min | Color | JapaneseDirected by Hirokazu Kore-edaSPINE #1089 ** AVAILABLE AUGUST 10, 2021 ** If you could choose only one memory to hold on to for eternity, what would it be? That’s the question at the heart of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s revelatory international breakthrough, a bittersweet fantasia in which the recently deceased find themselves in a limbo … Read More Criterion: August 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: July 2021 Titles Announced

MIRROR Russia | 1975 | 106 min | Black & White + Color | RussianDirected by Andrei TarkovskySPINE #1084 ** AVAILABLE JULY 6, 2021 ** A subtly ravishing passage through the halls of time and memory, this sublime reflection on twentieth-century Russian history by Andrei Tarkovsky (Stalker) is as much a poem composed in images, or a hypnagogic hallucination, as it is a work … Read More Criterion: July 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: June 2021 Titles Announced

THE HUMAN CONDITION Japan | 1959 | 575 min | Black & White | JapaneseDirected by Masaki KobayashiSPINE #480 ** AVAILABLE JUNE 8, 2021 ** This mammoth humanist drama by Masaki Kobayashi is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Originally filmed and released in three installments of two parts each, the nine-and-a-half-hour The Human Condition, adapted from Junpei Gomikawa’s six-volume novel, … Read More Criterion: June 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: May 2021 Titles Announced

TRANCES Morocco | 1981 | 88 min | Color | ArabicDirected by Ahmed El MaanouniSPINE #689 ** AVAILABLE MAY 4, 2021 ** The groundbreaking Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane is the dynamic subject of this captivating, one-of-a-kind documentary by Ahmed El Maanouni, who filmed the four musicians during a series of electrifying live performances in Tunisia, Morocco, and France; on the streets of Casablanca; … Read More Criterion: May 2021 Titles Announced