. Bringing nervy audacity and counterculture style to the role of bree daniels—a call girl and aspiring actor who becomes the focal point of a missing-person investigation when detective John Klute Donald Sutherland turns up at her door—Fonda made the film her own, putting an independent woman and escort on-screen with a frankness that had not yet been attempted in Hollywood.
Klute The Criterion Collection #ad - Pakula by filmmaker matthew miele, featuring scholars, ” a new interview with writer amy fine collins • archival interviews with Pakula and Fonda • “Klute” in New York, filmmakers, and Pakula’s family and friends • The Look of “Klute, a short documentary made during the shooting of the film • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris and excerpts from a 1972 interview with Pakula Shrink-wrapped.
Suffused with paranoia by the conspiracy-thriller specialist Alan J. Two-dvd special edition features • new, restored 4k digital transfer, supervised by camera operator Michael Chapman • New conversation between actors Jane Fonda and Illeana Douglas • New documentary about Klute and director Alan J.
1984 The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - L. Director-approved dvd special edition features • new 4k digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer roger deakins • new interviews with director Michael Radford and cinematographer Roger Deakins • New interview with David Ryan, author of George Orwell on Screen • Behind-the-scenes footage • Trailer • PLUS: An essay by writer and performer A.
This masterly adaptation of george Orwell’s chilling parable about totalitarian oppression gives harrowing cinematic expression to the book’s bleak prophetic vision. Kennedy Shrink-wrapped. Through vividly grim production design and expressionistically desaturated cinematography by Roger Deakins, Michael Radford’s 1984 conjures a dystopian vision of postwar Britain as fascistic nightmare—a world all too recognizable as our own.
1984 The Criterion Collection #ad - . In a rubble-strewn surveillance state where an endless overseas war props up the repressive regime of the all-seeing Big Brother, and all dissent is promptly squashed, a profoundly alienated citizen, Winston Smith thrillingly played by John Hurt, risks everything for an illicit affair with the rebellious Julia Suzanna Hamilton in a defiant assertion of humanity in the face of soul-crushing conformity.
ParasiteUniversal Pictures Home Entertainment #ad - Meet the park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, a savage, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity.
Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game. And the kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Shrink-wrapped.
Parasite #ad - Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The kims provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household.
Until the End of the World The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - Conceived as the ultimate road movie, this decades-in-the-making science-fiction epic from Wim Wenders follows the restless Claire Tourneur Solveig Dommartin across continents as she pursues a mysterious stranger William Hurt in possession of a device that can make the blind see and bring dream images to waking life.
With an eclectic soundtrack that gathers a host of the director’s favorite musicians, along with gorgeous cinematography by Robby Müller, this breathless adventure in the shadow of Armageddon takes its heroes to the ends of the earth and into the oneiric depths of their own souls. Presented here in its triumphant 287-minute director’s cut, Until the End of the World assumes its rightful place as Wenders' magnum opus, a cosmic ode to the pleasures and perils of the image and a prescient meditation on cinema’s digital future.
Until the End of the World The Criterion Collection #ad - Director-approved three-dvd special edition features • new 4k digital restoration, a 1993 interview with wenders on his experiences in australia • the song, commissioned by the wim wenders foundation and supervised by director wim wenders • new introduction by wenders • new interview with Wenders about the film’s soundtrack • New conversation between Wenders and musician David Byrne • Behind-the-scenes program detailing the creation of the film’s high-definition sequences • Interview with Wenders from 2001 • Up Down Under Roma, a short film by Uli M Schueppel detailing the recording of “I’ll Love You Till the End of the World” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds • Deleted scenes • Trailer • PLUS: Essays by critics Bilge Ebiri and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on the film and its soundtrack Shrink-wrapped.
Local Hero The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - But as business mixes with pleasure, Mac finds himself enchanted by both the picturesque community and its oddball denizens—and Texas starts to feel awfully far away. Riffing on popular representations of scottish life and folklore, Local Hero follows the Texas oil executive Mac Peter Riegert, who is dispatched by his crackpot boss Burt Lancaster to a remote seaside village in Scotland with orders to buy out the town and develop the region for an oil refinery.
Packed with a near nonstop stream of droll one-liners and deadpan gags, this enchanting cult hit finds Forsyth surveying the idiosyncrasies of small-town life with the satirical verve of a latter-day Preston Sturges, arriving at a sly commentary on conservation, corporate greed, and the legacies we leave behind.
Local Hero The Criterion Collection #ad - Director-approved two-dvd special edition features • new 2k digital restoration • new conversation between forsyth and film critic david cairns • shooting from the heart, a 1985 documentary about the work of cinematographer chris menges • episode of The South Bank Show from 1983 about the production of the film • The Making of “Local Hero, ” a documentary made during the film’s production, a 1983 interview with Forsyth on his early career in documentaries, featuring interviews with actors Burt Lancaster and Peter Riegert • I Thought Maybe I’d Get to Meet Alan Whicker, his first narrative features, and the success of Local Hero • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Jonny Murray Shrink-wrapped.
Bill forsyth put Scottish cinema on the map with this delightfully eccentric culture-clash comedy. Shrink-wrapped.
Matewan The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - Shrink-wrapped. S. Director-approved two-dvd special edition features • new 4k digital restoration, producer maggie renzi, and actors chris cooper, will oldham, mary mcdonnell, supervised by director john sayles • audio commentary featuring Sayles and cinematographer Haskell Wexler • New documentary on the making of the film featuring Sayles, production designer Nora Chavooshian, James Earl Jones, and David Strathairn • New interview with composer Mason Daring on the film’s soundtrack • New program on the film’s production design featuring Chavooshian • Trailer • PLUS: An essay by critic A.
When the town of matewan’s miners go on strike, in his screen debut arrives to help them, uniting workers white and black, organizer Joe Kenehan Chris Cooper, Appalachia-born and immigrant, while urging patience in the face of the coal company’s violent provocations. Hamrah Shrink-wrapped. With a crackerjack ensemble cast—including james earl jones, matewan taps into a rich vein of Americana with painstaking attention to local texture, and Will Oldham—and Oscar-nominated cinematography by Haskell Wexler In the Heat of the Night, David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, issuing an impassioned cry for justice that still resounds today.
Matewan The Criterion Collection #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Written and directed by john sayles lone star, this wrenching historical drama recounts the true story of a West Virginia coal town where the local miners’ struggle to form a union rose to the pitch of all-out war in 1920 .
Shampoo The Criterion CollectionCriterion Collection #ad - Shampoo gives us a day in the life of george, a beverly Hills hairdresser and Lothario who runs around town on the eve of the 1968 presidential election trying to make heads or tails of his financial and romantic entanglements. Star warren beatty dreamed up the project, and enlisted hal Ashby as director, and the resulting carousel of doomed relationships is an essential seventies farce, cowrote the script with Robert Towne, a sharp look back at the sexual politics and self-absorption of the preceding decade.
Shrink-wrapped. Alternate 5. 1 surround soundtrack. 4k digital restoration. Plus: an essay by Rich. Excerpt from a 1998 appearance by producer, cowriter, and actor Warren Beatty on The South Bank Show. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Trailer. New conversation between critics Mark Harris and Frank Rich. His attempts to scrape together the money to open his own salon are continually sidetracked by the distractions presented by his lovers-played brilliantly by Goldie Hawn, Julie Christie, and Lee Grant in an Oscar-winning performance.
The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - Excerpt from a 1998 appearance by producer, cowriter, and actor Warren Beatty on The South Bank Show. Two-dvd special edition features • new 4k digital restoration • what did the lady forget?, a 1937 feature by director yasujiro ozu • new interview with film scholar David Bordwell • Ozu & Noda: Tateshina Diaries, a new documentary by Daniel Raim on Ozu’s relationship with longtime screenwriter Kogo Noda • New English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by scholar Junji Yoshida Shrink-wrapped.
Shrink-wrapped. Trailer. One of the ineffably lovely domestic sagas made by Yasujiro Ozu at the height of his mastery, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice is a subtly piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. 4k digital restoration. The director’s abiding concern with family dynamics receives one of its most spirited treatments, tender humor and buoyant expansiveness that moves the action from the home into the baseball stadiums, pachinko parlors, with a wry, and ramen shops of postwar Tokyo.
The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice The Criterion Collection #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Alternate 5. 1 surround soundtrack. Plus: an essay by Rich. New conversation between critics Mark Harris and Frank Rich.
The Baker's Wife The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - Marrying the director’s abiding concern for the experiences of ordinary people with an understated but superbly judged visual style, The Baker’s Wife is at once wonderfully droll and piercingly perceptive in its depiction of the complexities of human relationships. Excerpt from a 1998 appearance by producer, cowriter, and actor Warren Beatty on The South Bank Show.
4k digital restoration. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. New conversation between critics Mark Harris and Frank Rich. The warmth and wit of celebrated playwright turned cinema auteur Marcel Pagnol shine in this enchanting slice-of-life comedy. Alternate 5. 1 surround soundtrack. Shrink-wrapped. Returning to the provençal countryside he knew intimately, pagnol draws a vivid portrait of a close-knit village where the marital woes of a sweetly deluded baker the inimitable Raimu, praised by no less than Orson Welles as “the greatest actor who ever lived” snowball into a scandal that engulfs the entire town.
The Baker's Wife The Criterion Collection #ad - Dvd special edition features • new 4k digital restoration • selected-scene audio commentary featuring marcel pagnol scholar brett bowles • introduction by pagnol from 1967 • Excerpt from a 1966 interview with Pagnol for the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps • Short French news program from 1967 revisiting the village of Le Castellet, where the film was shot • New English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau Shrink-wrapped.
War and Peace The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - At the height of the cold war, the soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a titanic, awe-inspiring adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic tome in which the fates of three souls—the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha—collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars.
. Youngblood bondarchuk’s “war and peace”: literary classic to soviet cinematic Epic detailing the cultural and historical contexts for the film • Janus rerelease trailer • New English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor Shrink-wrapped. Russian with English Subtitles. Region 1 coded dvd us & canada.
War and Peace The Criterion Collection #ad - Alternate 5. 1 surround soundtrack. As a statement of soviet cinema’s might, War and Peace succeeded wildly, garnering the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and setting a new standard for epic moviemaking. Three-dvd special edition features • new 2k digital restoration • new interviews with cinematographer anatoly petritsky and filmmaker Fedor Bondarchuk, son of Sergei Bondarchuk • Two 1966 documentaries about the making of the film • Television program from 1967 profiling actor Ludmila Savelyeva, and featuring Sergei Bondarchuk • New program with historian Denise J.
Trailer. Plus: an essay by Rich. Shrink-wrapped.
Polyester The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - Shrink-wrapped. 4k digital restoration. Trailer. Director-approved dvd special edition features • new, dennis dermody, pat moran, and greer yeaton • interviews from 1993 with cast and crew members waters, supervised by director john waters • audio commentary featuring waters from the 1993 criterion laserdisc release of the film • New conversation between Waters and critic Michael Musto • New program featuring interviews with Waters collaborators Tab Hunter, Mary Garlington, and Van Smith, Mink Stole, Peranio, Moran, Edith Massey, restored 4K digital transfer, Divine, Vincent Peranio, featuring footage from the making of the film • Archival interviews • Deleted scenes and alternate takes • Trailer • Scratch-and-sniff Odorama™ card • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Elena Gorfinkel Shrink-wrapped.
Polyester The Criterion Collection #ad - For his first studio picture, filth maestro john waters took advantage of his biggest budget yet to allow his muse Divine to sink his teeth into a role unlike any he had played before: Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw, a heroine worthy of a Douglas Sirk melodrama. Shrink-wrapped. Blessed with a keen sense of smell and cursed with a philandering pornographer husband, and a pair of delinquent children, a parasitic mother, the long-suffering Francine turns to the bottle as her life falls apart—until deliverance appears in the form of a hunk named Todd Tomorrow vintage heartthrob Tab Hunter.
Shrink-wrapped. New conversation between critics Mark Harris and Frank Rich. Shrink-wrapped.