"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Sep 152021
Criterion Collection December Releases

This December, Academy Award–winning actor Regina King, in her directorial debut, brings to cinematic life an imagined 1964 meeting between four African American icons in One Night in Miami , and renowned photographer turned filmmaker Gordon Parks weaves a spellbinding coming-of-age story in The Learning Tree — the first Hollywood studio film by a Black director. And Michael Powell and Emeric … More

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Aug 162021
Criterion Collection November Releases

This November, Orson Welles’s dazzling debut Citizen Kane will appear in a deluxe edition, 80 years after it changed the course of cinema history and 37 after it launched Criterion’s laserdisc line. The raw and riveting first feature by Albert and Allen Hughes, Menace II Society sent shock waves through American cinema and hip-hop culture with … More

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Jul 172021
Criterion Collection October Releases

This October, the Safdie brothers will join the Criterion Collection with their acclaimed adrenaline rush of a thriller Uncut Gems, starring Adam Sandler in a manically brilliant dramatic role. Humphrey Bogart gives a star-making turn alongside Ida Lupino in the gritty crime picture High Sierra, directed by action-movie master Raoul Walsh. A highlight from the early career of Satyajit … More

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Jun 182021
Criterion Collection September Releases

This September, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s groundbreaking coming-of-age film and beloved sports romance Love & Basketball will join the Criterion Collection in a new restoration. Never before available on home video, the genre-blending judo tale Throw Down is a perfect introduction to Hong Kong’s most prolific and offbeat auteur, Johnnie To. Luchino Visconti’s most savagely subversive film, The Damned traces the rot of … More

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May 232021
Criterion Collection August Releases

This August, the Criterion Collection will take you behind the scenes of a legendary Broadway recording with D. A. Pennebaker’s classic documentary Original Cast Album: “Company” — a holy grail for musical-theater aficionados featuring Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, and Elaine Stritch — never before available on Blu-ray. Also new to Blu-ray, After Life, the international breakthrough … More

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Apr 182021
Criterion Collection July Releases

This July, Andrei Tarkovsky’s most renowned and personal film, Mirror, a mesmerizing collage of his memories and dreams, will join the Criterion Collection. Bronzed and beautiful, Romy Schneider and Alain Delon bring palpable chemistry to the French Riviera in the slow-burn thriller La piscine. Bill Duke’s stylish and subversive Deep Cover stars Laurence Fishburne in a noir gem that doubles as a … More

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Mar 202021
Criterion Collection June Releases

This June, the Criterion Collection will present the complete work of a courageous filmmaker who issued an electrifying call for liberation: The Signifyin’ Works of Marlon Riggs traces the pathbreaking gay, Black artist’s creative and political evolution across films that combine documentary, performance, poetry, music, and experimental techniques. Acclaimed director Dee Rees enters the Collection with her … More

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Feb 122021
Criterion Collection May Releases

This May, Hou Hsiao-hsien will join the Criterion Collection with a new, director-approved restoration of his ravishing chamber drama Flowers of Shanghai, a period reverie that confirmed his status as one of the world’s great filmmakers. Hailed as one of the best teen movies ever made, Amy Heckerling’s generation-defining classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High will appear in a … More

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Jan 152021
Criterion Collection April Releases

This April, Bong Joon Ho blows up the police procedural with his breakthrough second feature Memories of Murder, based on the true story of a notorious Korean serial killer, now in a new 4K restoration. Maggie Cheung stars in Olivier Assayas’s live-wire international breakthrough Irma Vep, a postmodern blend of silent cinema and martial-arts flicks. Appearing on Blu-ray for … More

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Dec 152020
Criterion March Releases: 'Celine and Julie Go Boating' Finally Makes It to U.S. DVD/Blu-ray

In March, Jacques Rivette’s long-unavailable Céline and Julie Go Boating, one of the most exuberantly inventive and utterly enchanting films of the French New Wave, will join the Criterion Collection, making its debut on US home video. Acerbic everyman Albert Brooks travels to the afterlife in Defending Your Life, a divinely entertaining feat of philosophical filmmaking … More

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