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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
May 182017
 
The Criterion Collection August 2017

In August, Criterion will take you into uncharted waters with the Hollywood master Michael Curtiz's unsung classic The Breaking Point – a white-knuckle Hemingway adaptation starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal – on Blu-ray for the first time. The films of Sacha Guitry have long been celebrated in France, including the late-career black comedy La … More

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Apr 262017
 
The Criterion Collection July 2017

This July, Criterion will travel to the Zone with Andrei Tarkovsky's hypnotic, philosophical sci-fi masterpiece "Stalker" — making its U.S. Blu-ray debut in a new 2K restoration, with special features that explore this endlessly mysterious film's production and significance, including interviews with the crew as well as a new conversation with author Geoff Dyer. Albert … More

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Apr 262017
 
Criterion Channel Announces May Programming

       MAY PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Adventures in Moviegoing with Guillermo del Toro, Blow Out, Zatoichi and timeless classics (that were booed at Cannes)! Tuesday, May 2 Tuesday's Short + Feature: The Sea Horse* and L'Atalante Taking to the water, this week's Short + Feature offers two very different … More

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Mar 272017
 
Criterion Channel Unveils April Programming

       APRIL PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes special features, Adventures in Moviegoing with Michael Cera, The Trip to Italy, Tatsuya Nakadai on his films, and Split Screen! Monday, April 3 The Chaos of Cool: A Tribute to Seijun Suzuki In February, cinema lost an icon of excess, Seijun Suzuki, the … More

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Mar 152017
 
The Criterion Collection June 2017

This June, Criterion will bring three of the most beloved classics of French cinema to Blu-ray for the first time with a newly restored edition of Marcel Pagnol's Marseille Trilogy, a sweeping saga set in the author's native Provence that tracks the lives and loves of its characters over the course of a generation. A … More

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Feb 152017
 
The Criterion Collection May 2017

This May, Criterion will present a special edition of Orson Welles's Othello, featuring two different versions of this visually astonishing Shakespeare adaptation as well as a host of special features chronicling its tumultuous production. Our second World Cinema Project collector's set will feature restorations of hard-to-see classics from the Philippines (Insiang), Thailand (Mysterious Object at Noon), Soviet Kazakhstan (Revenge), Brazil (Limite), Turkey (Law … More

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Jan 172017
 
The Criterion Collection April 2017

The Criterion Collection April 2017 New Releases In April, Criterion is serving up a ramen western from Juzo Itami, a vibrant music documentary from Wim Wenders, a tale of alienated youth from Francis Ford Coppola, and a battle-of-the-sexes comedy from George Stevens. Plus, two candy-colored musicals by Jacques Demy will be released as single editions. … More

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Dec 212016
 
The Criterion Collection March 2017

In March, Criterion will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Blow-Up, Michelangelo Antonioni's existential portrait of swinging-sixties London, with a special edition packed with supplements. It'll be joined by John Waters' outrageous take on American counterculture Multiple Maniacs, a filth-spattered spectacle never before available on home video. We're also proud to present the first-ever U.S. release of Felipe Cazals's Canoa: … More

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Dec 062016
 
Criterion Channel Premieres 'Split Screen' Dec. 10

      present  SPLIT SCREEN John Pierson's wild ride through the indie film world from 1997-2001 will have its streaming premiere exclusively on The Criterion Channel starting December 10. Revisit (or discover for the first time) the original series that delivered underexposed film celebrities, unexpected locations and surprising storylines. Episodes featuring Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Kevin … More

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Nov 192016
 
The Criterion Collection February 2017

The Criterion Collection. February 2017 New Releases. In February, Criterion will put out the first-ever box set of Richard Linklater's The Before Trilogy, a three-part romance and meditation on cinematic time featuring intimate performances by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. And that's just one release in a month filled with extraordinary releases, including beloved films … More

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