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A curated selection of films from the Criterion Collection, known for its classic and important contemporary films.

All Of Us Strangers 4k Uhd Blu Ray

- Andrew Haigh

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A metaphysical exploration of queer love and loneliness, familial grief and healing, this delicate but audacious chamber drama confirms director Andrew Haigh’s gift for bringing complicated emotions to the screen. Isolated in a seemingly empty new high-rise, London screenwriter Adam (Andrew Scott) finds his solitary existence upended when he begins a passionate romance with the impulsive Harry (Paul Mescal), then reconnects with his parents (Jamie Bell and Claire Foy) in a reunion that pushes beyond the limits of time and space. Putting a deeply personal imprint on a novel by Japanese writer Taichi Yamada, Haigh reaches cosmic heights while never losing sight of the story’s achingly human heart. DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + Blu-Ray-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• 4K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed stereo soundtracks• One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-Ray-ray with the film and special features• New conversation between director Andrew Haigh and author and critic Michael Koresky• New interview with cinematographer Jamie D. Ramsay• Behind-the-scenes documentary and featurettes• Trailer• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing and English descriptive audio• PLUS: An essay by film critic Guy Lodge

Anat Of A Fall Blu Ray

- Justine Triet

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Justine Triet’s masterful Palme d’Or–winning courtroom thriller that examines the line where truth becomes fiction and fiction becomes truth. Sandra Hüller, 2023.   The closer we look, the less we know in Justine Triet’s masterful Palme d’Or–winning Anatomy of a Fall, an eerily riveting courtroom thriller that examines the line where truth becomes fiction and fiction becomes truth. When Sandra Voyter (a transfixing Sandra Hüller), a writer who turns the material of her life into autofiction, is put on trial for the suspicious death by defenestration—or was it suicide?—of her husband, it opens up an inquiry that will turn a troubled home inside out. Tapping into the minimalist intensity of a chamber drama—and using intricate, elliptical editing—Triet constructs a mystery that is ultimately less about a death than about the hidden lives we lead.DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• 2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack• New interview with director Justine Triet• Deleted and alternate scenes with commentary by Triet• Audition footage of actors Milo Machado Graner and Antoine Reinartz and rehearsal footage of Machado Graner and actor Sandra Hüller• Trailer• PLUS: An essay by critic Alexandra Schwartz

3 Revolutionary Films Blu Ray

- Ousmane Sembene

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Senegalese auteur Ousmane Sembène's trio searing critiques of colonialism, political corruption, patriarchal arrogance, and religious indoctrination: EMITAÏ / XALA / CEDDO   Having blazed a trail for African filmmakers to tell their own stories on-screen, Senegalese auteur Ousmane Sembène took his career-long project—to unlock cinema’s potential as a vehicle for social change—in increasingly urgent and provocative directions in the 1970s. Searing critiques of colonialism, political corruption, patriarchal arrogance, and religious indoctrination, his three features from this decade—the radical call to resistance Emitaï, the wickedly subversive satire Xala, and the controversial historical epic Ceddo—confirmed his standing as a fearless truth-teller for whom the camera was the ultimate weapon in the fight against oppression in all its forms. THREE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 4K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks• New conversation between Mahen Bonetti, founder and executive director of the African Film Festival, and film writer Amy Sall• The Making of “Ceddo,” a 1981 documentary by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra• New English subtitle translations• PLUS: An essay by film scholar Yasmina Price EMITAÏWith revolutionary outrage, Ousmane Sembène chronicles a period during World War II when French colonial forces in Senegal conscripted young men of the Diola people and attempted to seize rice stores for soldiers back in Europe. As the tribe’s patriarchal leaders pray and make sacrifices to their gods, the women in the community refuse to yield their harvests, incurring the French army’s wrath. With a deep understanding of the oppressive forces that have shaped Senegalese history, Emitaï explores the strains that colonialism places upon cultural traditions and, in the process, discovers a people’s hidden reserves of rebellion and dignity. XALAAn adaptation of Ousmane Sembène’s own 1973 novel, Xala is a hilarious, caustic satire of political corruption under an inept patriarchy. On the night of his wedding to his third bride, government official El Hadji (Thierno Leye) is rendered impotent and begins to suspect that one of his other wives has placed a curse on him. After seeking a cure from a local marabout, El Hadji must face the possibility that he deserves the infliction for his part in embezzling public funds and for helping to keep Senegal under French control. Adeptly combining elements of African folklore and popular cinema, Sembène indicts the hubris, entitlement, and opportunism of male authority figures. CEDDOIn precolonial Senegal, members of the Ceddo (or “outsiders”) kidnap Princess Dior Yacine (Tabata Ndiaye) after her father, the king, pledges loyalty to an ascendant Islamic faction that plans to convert the entire clan to its faith. Attempts to recapture her fail, provoking further division and eventual war between the animistic Ceddo and the fundamentalist Muslims, with Christian missionaries and slave traders from Europe also playing a role in the conflict. Banned in Senegal upon its release, Ceddo is an ambitious, multilayered epic that explores the combustible tensions among ancient tradition, religious colonization, political expediency, and individual freedom.

Black God White Devil Blu Ray

- Glauber Rocha

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Myth, mysticism, and revolution collide in a blistering existential western from Glauber Rocha, the father of Brazil’s socially committed Cinema Novo movement. After killing his swindling boss, ranch hand Manoel (Geraldo Del Rey) goes on the run with his wife, Rosa (Yoná Magalhães). In the stark hinterlands, they join forces with armed bandits and pledge allegiance to a self-styled holy man who preaches revolt against rich landowners while perpetrating unspeakable acts of violence against the innocent. Suffused with antiauthoritarian fervor and the intensity of life in the desert, this landmark work of radical cinema is a scorched-earth allegory about mindless fanaticism and the allure of dead-end ideologies. TWO-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack• Audio commentary by restoration producer Lino Meireles• New interview with film scholar Richard Peña• Glauber the Movie, Labyrinth of Brazil (2003), a documentary on director Glauber Rocha• Cinema Novo (2016), a documentary on the Brazilian film movement• Memória do cangaço (1964), a short documentary on the origins of cangaço, a form of social banditry in northeastern Brazil• Trailer• New English subtitle translation• PLUS: An essay by film scholar Fábio Andrade

Querelle Bluray

- Rainer We Fassbinder

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s final film audaciously taboo-shattering depiction of gay desire sent to delirious extremes. Brad Davis, Jeanne Moreau, Franco Nero, 1982.Conjured from the unholy meeting of two iconoclastic queer artists, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s final film audaciously raises Jean Genet’s controversial novel to the level of myth. In an expressionistic soundstage vision of a French seaport town—bathed in fiery reds and complete with phallic spires—a strapping sailor and unrepentant criminal (Brad Davis) comes ashore to arouse passion, rivalry, and violence among the libidinal denizens drawn into his orbit. Enacted with dreamlike stylization by a cast of international stars, including Jeanne Moreau and Franco Nero, Querelle finds Fassbinder pushing his taboo-shattering depiction of gay desire to delirious extremes.BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• Restored high-definition digital master, approved by director of photography Xaver Schwarzenberger, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack• New interview with critic Michael Koresky on director Rainer Werner Fassbinder's aesthetics and visual storytelling• Rainer Werner Fassbinder—Last Works, a 1982 documentary by Wolf Gremm• Trailer• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing• PLUS: An essay by critic Nathan Lee

Victims Of Sin Bluray

- Emilio Fernandez

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A treasure of Mexico’s cinematic golden age, this deliriously plotted blend of gritty crime film, heart-tugging maternal melodrama, and mambo musical is a dazzling showcase for iconic star Ninón Sevilla. She brings fierce charisma and fiery strength to her role as a rumbera—a female nightclub dancer—who gives up everything to raise an abandoned boy, whom she must protect from his ruthless gangster father. Directed at a dizzying pace by filmmaking titan Emilio Fernández, and shot in stylish chiaroscuro by renowned cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa amid smoky dance halls and atmospherically seedy underworld haunts, Victims of Sin is a ferociously entertaining female-powered noir pulsing with the intoxicating rhythms of some of Latin America’s most legendary musical stars.BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack• New interview with filmmaker and archivist Viviana Garcia Besné• New interview with cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto on the work of Gabriel Figueroa• Archival documentary on cine de rumberas, featuring interviews with actor Ninón Sevilla• Trailer• New English subtitle translation• PLUS: An essay by scholar Jacqueline Avila

Farewell My Concubine 4k Uhd

- Chen Kaige

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A breathtakingly intimate romance unfolds against a sweeping backdrop of social upheaval in renowned director Chen Kaige’s sumptuous saga of passion, fate, and the transcendent possibilities of art. Spanning fifty years of twentieth-century Chinese history, Farewell My Concubine follows aspiring actors Dieyi (a heartbreaking Leslie Cheung) and Xiaolou (Zhang Fengyi) as they emerge from a childhood of brutal training to become Beijing-opera stars, with life mirroring art as Dieyi’s unrequited love for Xiaolou and the country’s changing political tides engulf them in their own personal tragedies of jealousy and betrayal. The first Chinese film to win the Palme d’Or is epic filmmaking of the highest order—visually and emotionally ravishing from frame to exquisite frame.

Bound 4k Uhd

- Wachowskis

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Before they blew the world’s mind with The Matrix, Lana and Lilly Wachowski delivered a jolt of pure pulp pleasure with their hyperstylish debut, which puts a deliciously sapphic spin on a crackerjack caper premise. When butch plumber Corky (Gina Gershon) catches the eye of alluring femme (fatale) Violet (Jennifer Tilly), little does she know she’s about to be drawn into both a torrid affair and a high-stakes heist that will pit the pair against the mob. With crackling dialogue, luscious neonoir cinematography, and live-wire performances by Gershon, Tilly, and Joe Pantoliano, Bound is a genre-reimagining joyride that keeps both the tension and the erotic heat rising through each crazily careening twist.

Tales Of 4 Seasons Bluray Set

- Eric Rohmer

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The seasons may change, but the follies of the heart are constant in this ineffably lovely quartet of films by Eric Rohmer, one of cinema’s most perceptive chroniclers of the pangs and perils of romance. Set throughout France, Tales of the Four Seasons is a cycle to stand alongside the director’s two earlier acclaimed film series, Six Moral Tales and Comedies and Proverbs. By turns comic and melancholic, breezy and richly philosophical, these bittersweet tales of love, longing, and the inevitable misunderstandings that shape human relationships probe the most complex of emotions with the utmost grace. FOUR-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 2K digital restorations, supervised by cinematographer Diane Baratier and Laurent Schérer, director Eric Rohmer’s son, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks• New interview program recorded at Rohmer’s house in Tulle, France, featuring Baratier, producer Françoise Etchegaray, sound engineer Pascal Ribier, and editor Mary Stephen• Excerpts of radio interviews with Rohmer conducted by film critics Michel Ciment and Serge Daney• Documentary from 2005 on the making of A Tale of Summer, by Etchegaray and Jean-André Fieschi• Two short films directed by Rohmer: A Farmer in Montfaucon (1968) and The Kreutzer Sonata (1956)• Trailer• New English subtitle translations• PLUS: An essay by film critic Imogen Sara Smith

I Am Cuba 4k Uhd

- Mikhail Kalatozov

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Both a landmark of radical political cinema and one of the most visually ravishing films ever made, this legendary hymn to revolution shimmers across the screen like a fever dream of rebellion. The result of an extraordinarily ambitious collaboration between the Soviet and Cuban film industries, director Mikhail Kalatozov’s I Am Cuba unfolds in four explosive vignettes that capture Cuban life on the brink of transformation, as crushing economic exploitation and inequality give way to a working-class uprising. Backed by Carlos Fariñas’s stirring score, the dazzling camera work by Sergei Urusevsky—an inspiration for generations of filmmakers to follow—gives flight to the movie’s message of liberation. 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack• One 4K UHD disc of the film and one Blu-ray with the film and special features• “I Am Cuba,” the Siberian Mammoth, a 2004 documentary on the making of the film featuring key participants• Interview from 2003 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese• New appreciation of the film by cinematographer Bradford Young• Trailer• Alternate Russian-dubbed soundtrack• New English subtitle translation• PLUS: An essay by film critic Juan Antonio García Borrero

Runner Bluray 1984

- Amir Naderi

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Childhood takes on mythic dimensions in one of the defining works of postrevolutionary Iranian cinema. Inspired by director Amir Naderi’s own boyhood, The Runner is lit from within by Madjid Niroumand’s electrifying performance as a young orphan fending for himself on the streets of a port city, determined to rise above his circumstances—working odd jobs, passing time with friends, learning to read—and running, always running, toward the future. Water, fire, the human body in motion: in hypnotic images of lyrical power, Naderi finds unexpected glory in the world of a boy suspended between modernity and elemental natural forces as he chases his own path forward. DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Amir Naderi, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • New conversation between Naderi and filmmaker Ramin Bahrani • Audio interview from 2022 with Naderi and actor Madjid Niroumand, moderated by curator Bruce Goldstein • Waiting, a 1974 film by Naderi, featuring an afterword by the director • Trailer • English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by filmmaker and critic Ehsan Khoshbakht

I Am Cuba Bluray

- Mikhail Kalatozov

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Both a landmark of radical political cinema and one of the most visually ravishing films ever made, this legendary hymn to revolution shimmers across the screen like a fever dream of rebellion. The result of an extraordinarily ambitious collaboration between the Soviet and Cuban film industries, director Mikhail Kalatozov’s I Am Cuba unfolds in four explosive vignettes that capture Cuban life on the brink of transformation, as crushing economic exploitation and inequality give way to a working-class uprising. Backed by Carlos Fariñas’s stirring score, the dazzling camera work by Sergei Urusevsky—an inspiration for generations of filmmakers to follow—gives flight to the movie’s message of liberation. BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack• “I Am Cuba,” the Siberian Mammoth, a 2004 documentary on the making of the film featuring key participants• Interview from 2003 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese• New appreciation of the film by cinematographer Bradford Young• Trailer• Alternate Russian-dubbed soundtrack• New English subtitle translation• PLUS: An essay by film critic Juan Antonio García Borrero

Dogfight Blu Ray

- Nancy Savoca

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An ineffably bittersweet portrait of youth in the 1960s, Nancy Savoca’s funny, sensitive tale of love and war etches two vividly alive characters: aspiring San Francisco folk singer Rose (Lili Taylor) and hotheaded, Vietnam-bound marine Eddie (River Phoenix), who meet on the occasion of a cruelly misogynistic party where men compete to bring the most unattractive dates they can find. But what begins as a night to forget unexpectedly develops into something far more meaningful. Featuring music by folk legends Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Pete Seeger, Dogfight captures the miracle of human connection while gracefully subverting ideas surrounding machismo, patriotic duty, and the very meaning of America itself. DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Nancy Savoca, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack• Audio commentary featuring Savoca and producer Richard Guay• New interview with Savoca and actor Lili Taylor conducted by filmmaker Mary Harron• New interviews with cinematographer Bobby Bukowski, production designer Lester Cohen, script supervisor Mary Cybulski, music supervisor Jeff Kimball, supervising sound editor Tim Squyres, and editor John Tintori• Trailer• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing• PLUS: An essay by film critic Christina Newland

To Die For Blu Ray

- Gus Van Sant

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The all-American obsession with celebrity turns monstrous in this deliciously subversive (and disturbingly prescient) satire of our television-mediated, true-crime-obsessed age. In a career breakthrough, Nicole Kidman delivers a diabolical deconstruction of the girl next door as a local TV weather reporter whose perfectly perky facade belies a murderous heart, as her ruthless pursuit of fame ensnares three disaffected teens in a sordid, tabloid-ready scandal. Deftly deploying shifting perspectives, faux-documentary interviews, and a supporting cast featuring Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon, and Casey Affleck, director Gus Van Sant adds provocative layers of meaning to this darkly funny examination of suburban sociopathy.DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Gus Van Sant and director of photography Eric Alan Edwards, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack• Audio commentary featuring Van Sant, Edwards, and editor Curtiss Clayton• Deleted scenes• Trailer• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing• PLUS: An essay by film critic Jessica Kiang

To Die For 4k Uhd

- Gus Van Sant

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The all-American obsession with celebrity turns monstrous in this deliciously subversive (and disturbingly prescient) satire of our television-mediated, true-crime-obsessed age. In a career breakthrough, Nicole Kidman delivers a diabolical deconstruction of the girl next door as a local TV weather reporter whose perfectly perky facade belies a murderous heart, as her ruthless pursuit of fame ensnares three disaffected teens in a sordid, tabloid-ready scandal. Deftly deploying shifting perspectives, faux-documentary interviews, and a supporting cast featuring Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon, and Casey Affleck, director Gus Van Sant adds provocative layers of meaning to this darkly funny examination of suburban sociopathy.DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES• New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Gus Van Sant and director of photography Eric Alan Edwards, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack• One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and one Blu-ray with the film and special features• Audio commentary featuring Van Sant, Edwards, and editor Curtiss Clayton• Deleted scenes• Trailer• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing• PLUS: An essay by film critic Jessica Kiang

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