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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
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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Jan 222014
 
Criterion April Releases

  For April, The Criterion Collection presents a lineup of provocative, surprising films from around the world. First, two of the most striking movies from Denmark's greatest filmmakers, now and then: the epochal "Breaking the Waves," from bad-boy Lars von Trier, whose latest provocation, "Nymphomaniac," will be the talk of the town in theaters this … More

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Jan 052014
 
Criterion March Releases

  This March, Criterion will celebrate the vitality and excitement of art-house cinema past and present. First is this year's acclaimed "The Great Beauty," the sumptuous latest from the immensely talented Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, and Italy's submission for the 2013 Academy Awards. Also in March, Criterion looks back at the golden age of European … More

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Nov 182013
 
Criterion February Releases

  Four more of Criterion's favorite directors are back in February with titles new to the collection: Wes Anderson, with the delightful stop-motion-animated hit "Fantastic Mr. Fox"; Alfred Hitchcock, with the rip-roaring espionage thriller "Foreign Correspondent"; Steven Soderbergh, with the warm and wise coming-of-age drama "King of the Hill," never before on DVD or Blu-ray; … More

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Oct 222013
 
Criterion January Releases

  Criterion will kick off the New Year with a wide variety of titles from all over the world, running the gamut from slapstick to suspense to intimate drama, all in Blu-ray and DVD dual editions. First there's Stanley Kramer's mega-madcap movie "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" in a jam-packed edition, featuring a … More

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Sep 182013
 
Criterion December Releases

  In December, Criterion will release Martin Scorsese's "World Cinema Project," a box set collecting six amazing, rarely seen films from around the world in recent major digital restorations. "Each and every title is precious to me," says Scorsese of these films, which hail from Mexico, Senegal, South Korea, and elsewhere. Next up is the … More

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Sep 132013
 
Criterion November Releases

  There will be something for everyone on your holiday shopping list this November from Criterion. For the action admirer, there is quite the gift: "Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman," a lavish, gorgeously illustrated collector’s set featuring the iconic Japanese blade master in twenty-five exhilarating adventures. For lovers of classic comedy, there will be an extras-laden … More

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Jul 302013
 
Criterion's October Releases

In the 1960s, Michelangelo Antonioni changed cinema with his brilliant psychological dramas about the state of the modern world. This October, Criterion is pleased to bring to the collection one of his most important films, "La Notte," starring the breathtaking trio of Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, and Monica Vitti. Then, just in time for Halloween, … More

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