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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: History Is Made At Night (1937) (Blu-ray)

    Suffused with intoxicating romanticism, History Is Made at Night is a sublime paean to love from Frank Borzage, classic Hollywood’s supreme poet of carnal and spiritual desire. On the run through Europe from her wealthy, cruelly possessive husband, an American (Jean Arthur) is thrown together by...
  2. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Memories of Murder (2003) (Blu-ray)

    In his breakthrough second feature, Bong Joon Ho explodes the conventions of the policier with thrillingly subversive, genre-defying results. Based on the true story of a string of serial killings that rocked a rural community in the 1980s, Memories of Murder stars New Korean Cinema icon Song...
  3. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Furies (1950) (Blu-ray)

    Barbara Stanwyck and Walter Huston are at their fierce finest in this crackling western melodrama by master Hollywood craftsman Anthony Mann. In 1870s New Mexico Territory, megalomaniacal widowed ranch owner T. C. Jeffords (Huston, in his final role) butts heads with his firebrand of a daughter...
  4. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Irma Vep (1996) (Blu-ray)

    The live-wire international breakthrough of Olivier Assayas stars a magnetic Maggie Cheung as a version of herself: a Hong Kong action-movie star who arrives in Paris to play the latex-clad lead in a remake of Louis Feuillade’s classic silent crime serial Les vampires. What she finds is a...
  5. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Masculin féminin (1966) (Blu-ray)

    With Masculin féminin, the ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs with music, revolution, and one another. French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud stars as...
  6. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Touki Bouki (1973) (Blu-ray)

    With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambéty paints a fractured portrait of the disenchantment of postindependence Senegal in the early 1970s. In this picaresque fantasy-drama, the disaffected young lovers Anta and Mory, fed up with Dakar, long to escape to the...
  7. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974) (Blu-ray)

    Whiling away a summer in Paris, director Jacques Rivette, working in close collaboration with his stars and coconspirators Juliet Berto and Dominique Labourier, set out to rewrite the rules of cinema in the spirit of pure play—moviemaking as an anything-goes romp through the labyrinths of...
  8. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Secrets & Lies (1996) (Blu-ray)

    Secrets & Lies Writer-director Mike Leigh reached new levels of expressive power and intricacy in his ongoing contemplation of unembellished humanity with this resonant exploration of the deceptions, small and large, that shape our relationships to those we love. When Hortense (Marianne...
  9. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Defending Your Life (1991) (Blu-ray)

    Is there love after death? Acerbic everyman Albert Brooks finds a perfect balance between satirical bite and romantic-comedy charm as the writer, director, and star of this wonderfully warm and imaginative existential fantasy. After he dies suddenly, the hapless advertising executive Daniel...
  10. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: World of Wong Kar Wai (Blu-ray)

    With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema. Joined by such key collaborators as cinematographer Christopher Doyle; editor and production and costume designer...
  11. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Parallax View (Blu-ray)

    Perhaps no director tapped into the pervasive sense of dread and mistrust that defined the 1970s more effectively than Alan J. Pakula, who, in the second installment of his celebrated Paranoia Trilogy, offers a chilling vision of America in the wake of the assassinations of the Kennedys and...
  12. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Mandabi (Blu-ray)

    This second feature by Ousmane Sembène was the first movie ever made in the Wolof language—a major step toward the realization of the trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker’s dream of creating a cinema by, about, and for Africans. After jobless Ibrahima Dieng receives a money order for 25,000 francs...
  13. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Man Push Cart (Blu-ray)

    A modest miracle of twenty-first-century neorealism, the acclaimed debut feature by Ramin Bahrani speaks quietly but profoundly to the experiences of those living on the margins of the American dream. Back in his home country of Pakistan, Ahmad (Ahmad Razvi, elements of whose own life story were...
  14. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Chop Shop (Blu-ray)

    For his acclaimed follow-up to Man Push Cart, Ramin Bahrani once again turned his camera on a slice of New York City rarely seen on-screen: Willets Point, Queens, an industrial sliver of automotive-repair shops that remains perpetually at risk of being redeveloped off the map. It’s within this...
  15. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Smooth Talk (Blu-ray)

    Suspended between carefree youth and the harsh realities of the adult world, a teenage girl experiences an unsettling awakening in this haunting vision of innocence lost. Based on the celebrated short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, the narrative debut...
  16. Ronald Epstein

    Pre-Order Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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  17. David Norman

    CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting OCTOBER 20, 2020 Noon ET for 24 HRS

    CRITERION FLASH SALE Starting OCTOBER 20, 2020 Noon ET for 24 HRS Just received an email announcing the FLASH SALE starting tomorrow at Noon ET. In the last couple sales no PROMO CODE was needed and prices have automatically been changed to 50% after the sale starts. 50% off MSRP (not...
  18. dpippel

    Amazon: Buy 2 Select Criterion Titles, Get 1 Free

    Just select "Movies & TV" on the left, then search for "Criterion": https://www.amazon.com/gp/promotion/A2A2NKR8NB2YIQ?tag=slickdeals09-20&ascsubtag=8f9ede1e108711eb8b75ce95ad32fc490INT Discount added at checkout.
  19. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Three Films by Luis Buñuel (Blu-ray)

    More than four decades after he took a razorblade to an eyeball and shocked the world with Un chien andalou, arch-iconoclast Luis Buñuel capped his astonishing career with three final provocations—The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Phantom of Liberty,and That Obscure Object of Desire—in...
  20. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Minding The Gap (Blu-ray)

    This extraordinary debut from documentarian Bing Liu weaves a story of skateboarding, friendship, and fathers and sons into a coming-of-age journey of courageous vulnerability. Over the course of several years and with his camera always at the ready, Liu records the rocky paths into adulthood of...
  21. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Blu-ray)

    In 1975, in an America defined by both the self-mythologizing pomp of the upcoming bicentennial and ongoing sociopolitical turmoil, Bob Dylan and a band of troubadours—including luminaries such as Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, and Joni Mitchell—embarked on a now-legendary tour known as the Rolling...
  22. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Ascent (Blu-ray)

    The crowning triumph of a career cut tragically short, Larisa Shepitko’s final film won the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival and went on to be hailed as one of the finest works of late-Soviet cinema. In the darkest days of World War II, two partisans set out for supplies to sustain...
  23. darkrock17

    Where is The Man With The Golden Arm (1955)?

    I've known about this film for awhile, but hadn't really seen it until this past June when TCM was doing a spotlight on jazz music in films. They posted the opening credits to their social media's and I knew I had to see this film, unfortunately I missed it and missed it again last Thursday...
  24. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Crash (Blu-ray)

    For this icily erotic fusion of flesh and machine, David Cronenberg adapted J. G. Ballard’s future-shock novel of the 1970s into one of the most singular and provocative films of the 1990s. A traffic collision involving a disaffected commercial producer, James (James Spader), and an enigmatic...
  25. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Mouchette (Blu-ray)

    Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feeling with Mouchette, one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film. With a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace and respite from her circumstances...
  26. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves (Blu-ray)

    In his one-of-a-kind fiction/documentary hybrid Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, the pioneering William Greaves presides over a beleaguered film crew in New York’s Central Park, leaving them to try to figure out what kind of movie they’re making. A couple enacts a breakup scenario over and over...
  27. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Amores Perros (Blu-ray)

    Sending shock waves through the Mexican film industry and the world, this blistering feature debut from Alejandro González Iñárritu brought the director’s electrifying visual style and bravura multistrand storytelling to the screen with the heart-stopping impact of a primal scream. In Mexico...
  28. dpippel

    SOLD: The Great Escape - Criterion Collection Blu-ray - LIKE NEW - $20 Shipped

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  29. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Brute Force & Naked City -- in Blu-ray

    There is something odd about these releases, and I presume that it has nothing to do with Criterion, and more with the licensor. Both films begin with an explanatory preface explaining the horrible condition of the elements, presumably caused by multiple distributors over the decades and their...
  30. Robert Crawford

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Irishman (Blu-ray)

    Martin Scorsese’s cinematic mastery is on full display in this sweeping crime saga, which serves as an elegiac summation of his six-decade career. Left behind by the world, former hit man and union truck driver Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) looks back from a nursing home on his life’s journey...
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