"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Aug 132017
Criterion Unveils '100 Years of Olympic Films'

presents 100 YEARS OF OLYMPIC FILMS Deluxe Blu-ray and DVD collector's sets include 53 films and a 216-page illustrated book, to be released December 5, 2017. Features landmark work by Kon Ichikawa, Bud Greenspan, Milos Forman, Leni Reifenstahl, Claude Lelouch, Masahiro Shinoda and many more!   We are pleased to announce Criterion's upcoming release of 100 YEARS OF … More

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Jul 262017
Criterion Channel Announces August Programming

      AUGUST PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Adventures in Moviegoing with Michael Cunningham, a celebration of Nicholas Ray, and Juzo Itami's Tampopo! Tuesday, August 1 Tuesday's Short + Feature: These Boots and Mystery Train Music is at the heart of this program, which pairs a zany music video by Finnish master Aki … More

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Jul 172017
'Barry Lyndon,' 'Twin Peaks' Highlight Criterion Collection October 2017

This October, Stanley Kubrick's breathtaking period epic Barry Lyndon will join the Criterion Collection in a new 4K restoration. The new edition will feature a host of supplements that explore how Kubrick and his team brought the 18th century to life with unprecedented achievements in cinematography and production design. Then, it's happening again: Twin Peaks: … More

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Jun 262017
Criterion Channel Announces July Programming

JULY PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Adventures in Moviegoing with Brad Bird, Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story, and Andrew Haigh's Weekend! Saturday, July 1 Changing Faces What does a face tell us even when it's disguised or disfigured? And what does it conceal? Guest curator Imogen Sara Smith, a critic and author of the book … More

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Jun 182017
The Criterion Collection September 2017

In September, Murray Lerner's Festival will join the Criterion Collection in time for its 40th anniversary. The era-defining documentary caught the crest of a musical movement at the Newport Folk Festival from 1963 to 1966 and includes performances by giants like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, and the Staples Singers; the Criterion release's special … More

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Jun 072017
Roku Gets FilmStruck

FilmStruck Now Available on Roku Platform FilmStruck, the largest streaming library of contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films and the exclusive streaming home to the Criterion Collection, is now available on Roku® devices. FilmStruck's impressive library features a deep roster of constantly refreshed films from major Hollywood studios and celebrated indie studios … More

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Jun 012017
Criterion Channel Announces June Programming

       JUNE PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK Includes Adventures in Moviegoing with Jhumpa Lahiri, Summer Hours, Dressed to Kill and La cérémonie Thursday, June 1 Dressed to Kill*: Criterion Collection Edition #770 A symphony of breathless set pieces and lurid motifs, Brian De Palma's virtuoso thriller is a highlight of the controversial director's … More

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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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