"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Nov 192014
Criterion February Releases

  Prepare to be shocked, challenged, and delighted by the Criterion Collection’s February releases. First, take two wonderfully bizarre trips to Italy: a vacation in crumbling Venice with one of the company's most requested titles, Nicolas Roeg's occult masterpiece "Don't Look Now," starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie and named the greatest British film ever … More

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Oct 212014
Criterion January Releases

  The New Year kicks off with a selection of titles that speaks to the breadth and variety, and vitality, of The Criterion Collection. These films hail from around the world: Germany ("The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant," Rainer Werner Fassbinder's masterful evocation of doomed obsession), Argentina ("La cienaga," Lucrecia Martel's stunning debut, a … More

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Sep 172014
Criterion December Releases

  This December, Criterion will introduce the brilliant and daring director Todd Haynes into the collection. With transgressive films like "Poison," "Velvet Goldmine" and "Far from Heaven," he has proven to be among contemporary cinema's most audacious figures, and perhaps none of his films shows off his extraordinary talents so well as 1995's "Safe." In … More

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Aug 162014
Criterion November Releases

  This November, Criterion will bring home the laughs as they introduce two Oscar-winning Hollywood comedy classics, one from the golden age, the other from the 80s, to the collection: Frank Capra's best-picture-winning "It Happened One Night," the Clark Gable–Claudette Colbert road-trip romance that effectively kicked off the American screwball comedy genre; and Sydney Pollack's … More

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Jul 172014
Criterion October Releases

This October, Criterion will present a dazzling roster of titles, starting with the bursting-at-the-seams collector’s set "The Complete Jacques Tati," which contains all the features and shorts made by the internationally beloved French comic genius, plus a vast array of in-depth supplements. Then from classic comedy to iconic western: John Ford’s" My Darling Clementine," the … More

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Jun 172014
Criterion September Releases

This September, the iconic David Lynch will enter the Criterion Collection with his still stunning debut feature, "Eraserhead," a beloved American cult classic. Roman Polanski will return to the collection with his visceral "Macbeth," among the grittiest and most thrilling of all screen Shakespeare adaptations. And hold on to your seats for the "The Innocents," … More

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May 222014
Criterion August Releases

In August, Criterion presents an array of contemporary classics from around the world. They include two by directors new to the collection: the iconic Bob Fosse, with his Oscar-winning autobiographical musical drama "All That Jazz"; and the beloved Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar, with his provocative and sensual "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" August will … More

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Apr 172014
Criterion July Releases

In July, The Criterion Collection will present major films from some of the world's great directors. Movie lovers will marvel over the gorgeous, jam-packed collector's set "The Essential Jacques Demy," which features six films by the adored French New Wave master, including the candy-colored musical dazzlers "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "The Young Girls of … More

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Mar 192014
Criterion June Releases

Beatlemania is sweeping the Criterion Collection! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ beloved musical comedy "A Hard Day’s Night," and to commemorate it Criterion is releasing a jam-packed special edition of the film, featuring a new 4K digital restoration, a newly remixed 5.1 surround soundtrack, and hours of incredible supplements. June will … More

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Feb 192014
Criterion May Releases

Criterion will finally introduce into the collection one of the most important of all American directors: Howard Hawks. And they're doing so with the rousing Western masterpiece "Red River," starring John Wayne as a rancher and Montgomery Clift as his adopted son. Also, coming back to the collection is one of today's most important directors, … More

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