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and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jul 162016
Criterion Announces October Releases

Guillermo del Toro is at the center of the Criterion Collection October slate, which features a new stand-alone edition of the haunting, Oscar-winning fantasy epic Pan's Labyrinth as well as a set-available in both a DVD edition and a sumptuously designed Blu-ray box that includes a deluxe hardcover book-collecting the writer-director's trilogy of fabulist Spanish-language … More

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Jun 162016
Criterion Announces September Releases

The Criterion Collection September 2016 New Releases This September, Criterion will welcome a 10-part Polish epic, a supernatural noir, two cult classics, a Mizoguchi masterpiece, and the Coen brothers’ debut feature. All that plus a Blu-ray upgrade of Night Train to Munich and a stand-alone Blu-ray release of the Zatoichi box set.

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May 162016
Criterion August Releases

Orson Welles will preside over Criterion’s incredible August lineup. First, "Chimes at Midnight," Welles’ monumental Shakespeare adaptation — for decades, one of the world’s most sought-after lost films — in a gorgeous new restoration straight from Janus Films’ successful theatrical run. Meanwhile, Welles’ "The Immortal Story," starring Jeanne Moreau, is a gorgeous reverie of a … More

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Apr 262016
Criterion Teams With TCM for Streaming Service

The Criterion Collection and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) have shaken up the world of online movie viewing by teaming to launch a new streaming service in the fall called FilmStruck. The service will provide a mix of contemporary, classic art house, indie, foreign and cult films as well as be the exclusive home to the … More

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Apr 182016
Criterion Announces July Releases

Things will be heating up this summer for Criterion, which will bring into the collection films from three of the greatest directors of all time: "The new World," the exquisite reimagining of the Pocahontas–John Smith tale by American treasure Terrence Malick, in a deluxe special edition featuring three different cuts of the film; "A Touch … More

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Mar 172016
Criterion June Releases

This June, The Criterion Collection welcomes one of Stanley Kubrick’s greatest films: the still shocking and hilarious "Dr. Strangelove," starring Peter Sellers in a triple-role tour de force. But that’s just scratching the surface of a month jam-packed with remarkable titles, including two early, influential dramas by titans of cinema: Jean Renoir’s violent love triangle … More

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Feb 202016
Criterion May Releases

This May, the Criterion Collection casts a big spotlight on one of their favorite filmmakers: Wim Wenders. In a new collector’s set, they gather three of his greatest films from the 1970s — "Alice in the Cities," "Wrong Move" and "Kings of the Road" — all of them concerning people setting out on road trips … More

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Jan 202016
Criterion April Releases

  This April, Criterion is offering a thrillingly diverse slate of titles, encompassing nonfiction groundbreakers, contemporary art-house hits, and romantic dramas from the golden age. The revelatory sixties documentaries by verite trailblazer Robert Drew and his collaborators feature up-close-and-personal footage of President Kennedy, both on the campaign trail and in the Oval Office. German director … More

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Jan 042016
Criterion March Releases

This March, Criterion is presenting an arresting variety of essential cinema. First, prepare to be shocked all over again by John Frankenheimer's iconic Cold War paranoia thriller "The Manchurian Candidate," starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury. Then, get to know a trio of important classics finally being brought out of the shadows after years of … More

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Dec 102015
Criterion February Releases

This February, Criterion is thrilled to welcome their first Mike Nichols film into the collection, and it’s a doozy — the Oscar-winning, generation-defining comedy "The Graduate," which introduced the world to Dustin Hoffman. February also brings director Jan Troell's monumental, two-part masterpiece about Swedish immigrants coming to America in the 19th century, "The Emigrants" and … More

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