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Apr 292015
Criterion July Titles

Coming-of-age stories dominate July’s titles from The Criterion Collection, from "The Black Stallion," the visually dazzling classic about a boy and the horse that saves his life directed by Carroll Ballard, to "Here Is Your Life," the spellbinding debut from Jan Troell, director of "The Emigrants."  Experience two more unorthodox love stories: Stephen Frears’s "My … More

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Mar 212015
Criterion June Titles

  Fantasies and dreams intersect with reality in Criterion’s slate of titles for June. Terry Gilliam’s beloved, Oscar-winning The Fisher King, a modern-day fairy tale set in New York and starring Jeff Bridges and, in one of his most poignant and hilarious roles, Robin Williams comes to Criterion in an extras-laden special edition. Criterion also … More

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Feb 212015
Criterion May Titles

  In May, Criterion will offer a dazzling lineup of dramas, important touchstones from some of our greatest cinematic icons. First, three intensely emotional films that deal in some way with the power and consequences of addiction: Charlie Chaplin’s tender classic Limelight, about a washed-up vaudeville star who tries to reboot his career; Mark Rydell’s … More

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Feb 022015
Criterion April Releases

  In April, Criterion will present a selection of golden-age classics by some of the greatest directors who ever lived. First are two stunningly shot black-and-white dramas from the late 1940s: Carol Reed’s noir "Odd Man Out," starring James Mason, and Jean-Pierre Melville’s incredible debut, "Le silence de la mer," an unusual and unforgettable tale … More

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Jan 122015
Criterion March Releases

  In March, Criterion will highlight some of the most important nonfiction films ever made, starting with a trio of documentaries by Oscar winner Errol Morris. His first two films, "Gates of Heaven" (which Roger Ebert called "one of the 10 greatest films ever made") and "Vernon, Florida," together in one set, are vivid peeks … More

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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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