"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Mar 202021
Criterion Collection June Releases

This June, the Criterion Collection will present the complete work of a courageous filmmaker who issued an electrifying call for liberation: The Signifyin’ Works of Marlon Riggs traces the pathbreaking gay, Black artist’s creative and political evolution across films that combine documentary, performance, poetry, music, and experimental techniques. Acclaimed director Dee Rees enters the Collection with her … More

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Feb 122021
Criterion Collection May Releases

This May, Hou Hsiao-hsien will join the Criterion Collection with a new, director-approved restoration of his ravishing chamber drama Flowers of Shanghai, a period reverie that confirmed his status as one of the world’s great filmmakers. Hailed as one of the best teen movies ever made, Amy Heckerling’s generation-defining classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High will appear in a … More

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Jan 152021
Criterion Collection April Releases

This April, Bong Joon Ho blows up the police procedural with his breakthrough second feature Memories of Murder, based on the true story of a notorious Korean serial killer, now in a new 4K restoration. Maggie Cheung stars in Olivier Assayas’s live-wire international breakthrough Irma Vep, a postmodern blend of silent cinema and martial-arts flicks. Appearing on Blu-ray for … More

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Dec 152020
Criterion March Releases: 'Celine and Julie Go Boating' Finally Makes It to U.S. DVD/Blu-ray

In March, Jacques Rivette’s long-unavailable Céline and Julie Go Boating, one of the most exuberantly inventive and utterly enchanting films of the French New Wave, will join the Criterion Collection, making its debut on US home video. Acerbic everyman Albert Brooks travels to the afterlife in Defending Your Life, a divinely entertaining feat of philosophical filmmaking … More

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Nov 152020
Criterion Collection February Releases

In February, Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk, a troubling and profound coming-of-age story starring Laura Dern in her breakout performance, will join the Criterion Collection in a new 4K restoration supervised by the director. Ousmane Sembène satirizes the greed and dysfunction of postcolonial Senegalese society in his bitterly ironic second feature, Mandabi, newly restored in 4K. … More

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Oct 152020
Criterion Collection January Releases

In January, the Criterion Collection presents a mischievous chronicle of a rock icon’s most extravagant tour from one of our greatest filmmakers—Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese makes its home-video debut in an edition featuring never-before-seen concert footage, a new interview with Scorsese, and more. Also appearing for the first time … More

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Sep 152020
Criterion Collection December Releases

This December, the Criterion Collection welcomes the monumental first feature that kick-started twenty-first-century Mexican cinema with an electrifying jolt: Alejandro González Iñárritu’s blistering Amores perros will appear in an edition featuring a new 4K restoration, along with extensive new interviews with the cast and crew and programs on the making of the film. David Cronenberg’s … More

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Aug 162020
Criterion Collection November Releases

November 10: Girlfriends November 17: Ghost Dog November 17: Moonstruck November 24: Essential Fellini November 24: The Irishman GHOST DOG Jim Jarmusch combines his love for the ice-cool crime dramas of Jean-Pierre Melville and Seijun Suzuki with the philosophical dimensions of samurai mythology for an eccentrically postmodern take on the hit-man thriller. In one of … More

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Jul 152020
Criterion Collection October Releases

This October, Bong Joon Ho’s international sensation Parasite, winner of the Palme d’Or and four Academy Awards, will join the Criterion Collection in a director-approved edition packed with special features. Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones star in Claudine, a bighearted romantic comedy that empathetically explores Black working-class life, with a chart-topping soundtrack composed by … More

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