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Feb 022015

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 of French resistance during World War II. April will also bring all-new editions of Preston Sturges’s comedy masterpiece “Sullivan’s Travels” and Jean Renoir’s Technicolor spellbinder shot in India, “The River.” Plus, Peter Yates’s evocative crime drama “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” starring a brilliant Robert Mitchum, comes to Blu-ray for the first time.

April 14: Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
April 14: Odd Man Out (1947)
April 21: Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu — Three Crime Dramas
April 21: The River (1951)
April 28: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
April 28: La silence de la mer (1949)

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