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Mildred Pierce – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Michael Curtiz, the acclaimed journeyman director of films such as Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood and Yankee Doodle Dandy, finally finds one of his films as a part of The Criterion Collection with Mildred Pierce. An ambitious mix of film noir and melodrama, this acclaimed 1945 film marked a career comeback for Joan Crawford, […]

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GHOST WORLD, OTHELLO and More Coming to The Criterion Collection in May 2017

This May, Criterion will present a special edition of Orson Welles’s Othello, featuring two different versions of this visually astonishing Shakespeare adaptation as well as a host of special features chronicling its tumultuous production. Our second World Cinema Project collector’s set will feature restorations of hard-to-see classics from the Philippines (Insiang), Thailand (Mysterious Object at Noon), Soviet Kazakhstan (Revenge), Brazil (Limite), Turkey (Law […]

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UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, RUMBLE FISH and More Coming to The Criterion Collection in April 2017

This April, Criterion is serving up a special edition of Tampopo, Juzo Itami’s delirious, genre-bending “ramen western,” fresh from its theatrical run. The kitchen becomes a battleground in Woman of the Year, where Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy play journalist spouses with different ideas about what makes for a successful marriage. There’s also Francis Ford […]

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Super-Sized Top Ten: Aaron’s Finest Blu-ray Picks For 2016

Time to kick off some lists! First up we have the Blu-ray list. Like previous years (2013, 2014, 2015), I have decided to tackle every aspect of what I enjoyed about this year in Blu-ray. This list consists of what I consider to be the best 2016 had to offer for the Blu-ray format based […]

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Blow-Up, Being There and More Coming to The Criterion Collection in March 2017

In March, Criterion will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Blow-Up, Michelangelo Antonioni’s existential portrait of swinging-sixties London, with a special edition packed with supplements. It’ll be joined by John Waters’ outrageous take on American counterculture Multiple Maniacs, a filth-spattered spectacle never before available on home video. We’re also proud to present the first-ever U.S. release of Felipe Cazals’s Canoa: […]

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Short Cuts – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

The Criterion Collection has been quite kind to director Robert Altman this year. In addition to putting out The Player, Nashville and McCabe and Mrs. Miller for the first time, we now have a Blu-ray release for his LA-based, character epic Shot Cuts. Inspired by a series of short stories and poems by Raymond Carver, […]

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Criterion Collection Flash Sale on Now!

If you, like I, are a lover of great cinema, but sometimes look at those price tags on Criterion Collection releases and think “well, maybe someday,” then today is that day! Until 9:00 AM (PDT) tomorrow, the Criterion Collection is having a 50% off sale on their own website. If you are still reading this […]

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Criterion Collection January 2017 Blu-ray Releases Have Been Announced

Criterion will ring in 2017 with a diverse lineup of films, including three whose directors are joining the collection for the first time. January will feature the films His Girl Friday, Fox and His Friends, Something Wild, and Black Girl. All of these releases will come replete with the treatment and features we have come to expect from the […]

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The Immortal Story – Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Newly released on Blu-Ray by The Criterion Collection comes The Immortal Story, the first color production directed by Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil). As can be expected by the curators at Criterion, this release has been cleaned up, freshly transferred and given a ton of love by way of commentary, interviews, an included […]

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CRITERION COLLECTION PRESENTS: NOVEMBER TITLES!

Get ready to settle in this November with Criterion’s exciting lineup of releases. Paul Thomas Anderson makes his long-awaited debut in the collection with a director-approved edition of his delightfully eccentric and endearing Punch-Drunk Love, the Cannes-award-winning romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler in his first, and extraordinary, dramatic role. Speaking of firsts, Marlon Brando’s singular […]

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Muriel – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Coming July 19th from The Criterion Collection, Muriel, or The Time of Return. Directed by Alain Resnais and written by Jean Cayrol, Muriel is a lost 1963 french classic incorporating themes of time, memory, war, and unrequited love. Starring  Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein, and Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée, Muriel revolves around four souls as they attempt to navigate life shortly […]

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The Complete Lady Snowblood – Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Umbrella sword in hand, the titular Lady Snowblood carves a bloody path to blu-ray at last. Masterfully reproduced in all it’s gloriously vibrant violence, Lady Snowblood and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance serve as wonderfully entertaining, timeless, and influential stories of fate, lineage, strife, revenge, exploitation, and ultra-violent retribution. Heavily inspiring Tarantino’s Kill Bill […]

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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, out now on Criterion Collection Blu-ray, really does its best to defy categorization and synopsis. Is it a coming-of-age fantasy? A horror movie? A surreal experimental film? An art project? Is it a film that followed the traditions of Czech filmmaking during the late ’60s and early ’70s? What […]

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Super-Sized Top Ten: Aaron’s Astonishing Blu-ray Picks For 2014

This year I decided to go big with my list for the best Blu-rays.  Kicking off my Top 10 year-end lists for 2014 is an article devoted to what I consider to be the best the Blu-ray format has had to offer for this year.  These are films that I have been able to really […]

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Aaron’s Astounding Top 10 Blu-rays of 2013

Here we go again.  Kicking off my Top 10 year-end lists for 2013, here are my Top 10 Blu-rays.  These are films that I have been able to really dig into and see them as easy recommendations for anyone with the greatest home media format currently available.  The following list is a set of films […]

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