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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Apr 222018
 

This July, the Criterion Collection will pay tribute to one of cinema's most legendary collaborations with Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood, a lavish box set featuring six newly restored classics starring the alluring Marlene Dietrich and directed by the visually extravagant Josef von Sternberg: Morocco, DishonoredShanghai ExpressBlonde VenusThe Scarlet Empress, and The Devil Is a Woman. Steven Soderbergh's disarmingly frank debut, sex, lies, and videotape, the film that changed the course of American independent cinema, will join the collection in a new, restored 4K digital transfer supervised by the director. Ron Shelton's hall-of-fame baseball comedy Bull Durham, starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins in one of the most beloved sports movies of all time, will also appear in a director-approved 4K digital transfer. And there's more: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's otherworldly Technicolor romance A Matter of Life and Death and King Hu's martial-arts classic Dragon Inn will both make their Blu-ray debuts in stunning new 4K digital restorations.

July 3: Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood
July 10: Bull Durham
July 10: Dragon Inn
July 17: sex, lies, and videotape
July 24: A Matter of Life and Death

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