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and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Mar 302019
Criterion June Releases

This June, John Cameron Mitchell’s trailblazing queer rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch will join the Criterion Collection, making its Blu-ray debut in a new 4K restoration. Sergei Bondarchuk’s Oscar-winning epic War and Peace, an awe-inspiring adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic novel, will appear in a major new restoration. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers play out a fine romance … More

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Mar 092019
Criterion May Releases

This May, the Criterion Collection will present Agnès Varda’s poignant feminist musical One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, making its debut on DVD and Blu-ray just in time for the beloved director’s ninety-first birthday. Olivia de Havilland gives a heartbreaking, Oscar-winning performance opposite Montgomery Clift in William Wyler’s psychologically piercing period drama The Heiress, appearing on Blu-ray for the first … More

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Jan 172019
Criterion April Releases

This April, Jackie Chan smashes into the Criterion Collection through a plate-glass window with a double-bill edition of his action-comedy classics Police Story and Police Story 2, newly restored in 4K. Andy Griffith plays a boisterous folk hero turned TV demagogue in Elia Kazan’s eerily prescient satire A Face in the Crowd, appearing on Blu-ray for the first time. Jan Němec’s … More

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Dec 192018
Criterion March Releases

This March, two iconoclastic landmarks of American cinema will join the Criterion Collection, making their Blu-ray debuts in long-awaited new restorations: pioneering writer-director-actor Barbara Loden’s lone feature, Wanda, a wrenching character study that charted a course for independent film; and Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour, a pitch-dark Poverty Row thriller that distills film noir to its bitter essence. Carlos Reygadas … More

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Nov 172018
Criterion February Releases

In February, Charles Burnett will join the Criterion Collection with To Sleep with Anger, his 1990 masterpiece starring a magnetic Danny Glover, appearing on Blu-ray for the first time in a new 4K restoration. Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice, the Italian master’s lush adaptation of Thomas Mann’s novella starring Dirk Bogarde in a devastating performance, will also make its … More

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Nov 162018

New, Independent Criterion Channel to Launch Spring 2019   Click here to become a Criterion Channel Charter Subscriber. We are incredibly touched and encouraged by the flood of support we’ve been receiving since the announcement that FilmStruck will be shutting down on November 29, 2018. Our thanks go out to everyone who signed petitions, wrote letters and … More

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Oct 302018
Criterion January Releases

In January, Elaine May will join the Criterion Collection with Mikey and Nicky, an unsung masterpiece of 1970s cinema, starring John Cassavetes and Peter Falk as small-time gangsters in a barbed study of friendship and betrayal. Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant enact an anguished romance in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller Notorious, appearing in a … More

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Oct 262018
AT&T, WarnerMedia Say Goodbye to FilmStruck

The dystopian future just got a lot closer today — the future as predicted in SF classics as disparate as “Blade Runner,” “Alien,” “RoboCop” and the “Terminator” films, and as predicted by such media gurus as Herbert Schiller (“Culture, Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression”) and Ben H. Bagdikian (“The New Media Monopoly”), in … More

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Sep 262018
The Criterion Channel October Programming

       OCTOBER PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stopped Worrying and Love the Bomb, Barry Jenkins’s short My Josephine, and 100 Years of Olympic Glory.   Monday, October 1 Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb*: Edition … More

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Sep 172018
Criterion December Releases

This December, Euzhan Palcy will join the Criterion Collection with A Dry White Season, a courageous chronicle of injustice and resistance in apartheid South Africa that made history as the first Hollywood studio film directed by a black woman. Barbara Stanwyck leads the charge in Samuel Fuller’s unconventional western Forty Guns, a thrilling exemplar of the director’s no-holds-barred approach … More

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