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‘A Foreign Affair’ [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray June 22, 2020!

From the inimitable Billy Wilder (Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend) comes this classic comedy that mixes romance with hard-boiled wit in a story about stiff-necked Iowa congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur Shane) mired in jaded post-war Berlin. As she investigates the morale of American troops, Phoebe is cynically wooed by fellow Iowan Captain John Pringle […]

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Witness for the Prosecution [Masters of Cinema] on Blu-ray & DVD September 10, 2018!

Based on the hit play by Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder’s Witness for the Prosecution was nominated for six Academy Awards and was reportedly praised by Christie herself as the best adaptation of her work she had seen. When a wealthy widow is found murdered, her married suitor, Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power), is accused of the […]

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Bull Durham, Powell and Pressburger & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in July 2018

This July, the Criterion Collection will pay tribute to one of cinema’s most legendary collaborations with Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood, a lavish box set featuring six newly restored classics starring the alluring Marlene Dietrich and directed by the visually extravagant Josef von Sternberg: Morocco, Dishonored,  Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlet Empress, and The Devil Is a Woman. Steven Soderbergh’s disarmingly frank […]

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