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Criterion Collector’s Sale

New & Ex-Rentals from cinema�s most prestigious DVD imprint, plus other special collector editions

66 Films.

Fear and Loathing in Las VegasFear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Wildly hallucinatory version of Hunter S. Thompson's counter–culture novel, does away with the ersatz social satire but thankfully hits the…
DVD $45 $33.75 (Near New Criterion Print)
Last Days of DiscoLast Days of Disco (1998)
Not so much a nostalgia trip as a literate comedy of manners a la 1980s Manhattan, dissecting the sashays on the social dancefloor among a troupe of…
DVD $45 $33.75
For All MankindFor All Mankind (1989)
A rousing, near avant–garde meditation on the story of the first lunar landing and the 24 men who traveled to the moon and back. Edited…
DVD $40 $30 (as new ~ Criterion)
Leningrad Cowboys Go AmericaLeningrad Cowboys Go America (Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, Total Balalaika Show) (1989)
Laconic, often funny road movie follows an awful Soviet rock group with outlandish hairstyles across backwater USA. Director is Europe's answer to…
DVD $39.95 $29.95 (3-disc set w/ "Meet Moses" & "Total Balalaika Show")
My Life As a DogMy Life As a Dog (1985)
A young boy is taken away from his ill mother to a rural village where he confronts the likes of death, soccer, guilt and his first love. Ultimately…
DVD $40 $30 (near new)
Secret HonorSecret Honor (1984)
A fictionalized monologue adapted from the stage by playwrights Donald Freed and Arnold M. Stone, with the great Philip Baker Hall as former…
DVD $50 $37.50
À Nos AmoursÀ Nos Amours (To Our Loves) (1983)
One of dir. Pialat's most satisfying dramas, this concerns a journey of a teenage girl (Bonnaire, in a stunning debut) when her family life turns…
DVD $45 $33.75 (near new)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (TV Series)Berlin Alexanderplatz (TV Series) (1980)
This monolithic tome set in Weimar–era Germany represented the peak of dir. Fassbinder's filmmaking career. Across 15 hours, it details the…
DVD $100 $75 (near new)
Wise BloodWise Blood (1978)
Brad Dourif plays the obsessed leader of the 'Church Without Christ' in this marvellous satire on contemporary evangelism in the American South. From…
DVD $20 $15 (ex-rental Criterion)
That Obscure Object of DesireThat Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
Masterpiece of loopy morals, terrorist attacks and chastity belts that turns that age old loves–me–loves–me–not story once…
DVD $45 $33.75 (as new)
Magic Flute, TheMagic Flute, The (1975)
An immaculately delivered version of Mozart's operatic fairytale, filmed on a special replica of the original 18th century stage. At its simplest,…
DVD $45 $33.75 (2-disc w/ Blu-Ray ~ BFI Edition)
AmarcordAmarcord (1974)
Fellini's last bonafide masterpiece – an inspired recreation of his memories of growing up in small–town Italy during the Fascist 1930s…
DVD $45 $33.75 (as new)
F for FakeF for Fake (1974)
Ostensibly a documentary, on unrepentant art–forger Elmyr de Hory and 'fake biographer' Clifford Irving, this material is cunningly subverted…
DVD $35 $26.25 (damaged sleeve)
General Idi Amin DadaGeneral Idi Amin Dada (A Self Portrait) (1974)
General Idi Amin Dada’s narcissism is serviced willingly by an intrigued Barbet Schroeder, focusing his camera on the lunatic dictator during his…
DVD $25 $18.75 (as new)
Straw DogsStraw Dogs (1971)
With dir. Sam Peckinpah in top form, this powerful study of male territorial instincts pushed out the boundaries of movie violence in the…
DVD $50 $37.50 (as new ~ 2-disc)
Double SuicideDouble Suicide (Shinjû: Ten no amijima) (1969)
A landmark of avant–garde Japanese cinema aims to replicate the startling aesthetic of traditional 'bunraku' puppetry in its enactment of an…
DVD $35 $26.25 (as new)
If....If.... (1968)
An angry yet sublimely poetic counter–cultural work in which events both real and imagined culminate in a violent revolt at a repressive public…
DVD $50 $37.50
SalesmanSalesman (1968)
Devastating look at the borderline existence of four door–to–door bible salesman, as they go their round from coffee–shop,…
DVD $39.95 $29.95
Le SamouraiLe Samourai (The Samurai) (1967)
Alain Delon plays an ultra–cool assassin whose flawless disposition is impenetrable to the Gendarmerie but not to a sexy key witness. Steely…
DVD $40 $30
MouchetteMouchette (1967)
An impoverished young girl in rural France bears the brunt of hard times in this perfectly formed study, taken from the novel by George Bernanos.…
DVD $50 $37.50
Masculin FemininMasculin Feminin (1966)
Godard steers toward the political with this bittersweet social comment about the Parisian youth culture of '65 through a series of oddly connected…
DVD $40 $30
Pierrot Le FouPierrot Le Fou (Crazy Pete) (1965)
A striking example of the French New Wave. It's kiss, kiss, bang, bang all the way with Jean Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina as maverick intellectual…
DVD $40 $30
Simon of the DesertSimon of the Desert (1965)
A short surrealist fantasy concerning the life of Simon Stylites (Claudio Brook), an early Christian ascetic, who stood for years atop a column in…
DVD $40 $30
Bande a PartBande a Part (Band of Outsiders) (1964)
One of the dir.’s more accessible films follows the carefree criminal adventures of Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey, while still…
DVD $35 $26.25 (near new)
Naked Kiss, TheNaked Kiss, The (1964)
Redemptive prostitute Constance Towers assimilates into smalltown USA, only to unwittingly bait trouble and dredge up unspeakable secrets. This…
DVD $40 $30 (near new)
Red Desert (il Deserto Rosso)Red Desert (il Deserto Rosso) (1964)
Housewife Monica Vitti embarks on a casual affair with Richard Harris following a nervous breakdown. Set amidst an oppressive industrial landscape,…
DVD $30 $22.50 (BFI Edition ~ sealed)
High and LowHigh and Low (1963)
Adapted from a crime–novel by Ed McBain, this kidnapping–thriller is a central work in dir. Kurosawa’s series of film noirs, combining…
DVD $49.95 $37.45 (Out-of-print, sealed)
Le MeprisLe Mepris (Contempt) (1963)
An insecure screen–writer struggles with vulgar producers as well as his movie–star wife on the set of Homer's Odyssey. Brigitte Bardot,…
DVD $60 $45 (Out-of-print, as new)
Shock CorridorShock Corridor (1963)
An unsolved slaying in a mental hospital prompts over–ambitious journalist Peter Breck to pose as a 'lunatic', so as to find the killer. Alas,…
DVD $40 $30 (near new)
This Sporting LifeThis Sporting Life (1963)
Richard Harris gives a star–making performance as a roguish rugby player with a no less gruelling personal life. Intense melodrama edifies the…
DVD $50 $37.50
Divorce Italian StyleDivorce Italian Style (1962)
Italy’s archaic marital laws – where divorce was still illegal in the sixties – are the star in this devious satire of an unhappy…
DVD $45 $33.75
Knife in the WaterKnife in the Water (1962)
The old adage 'three is a crowd' is chillingly played out in Polanski's directing debut about a couple's troubled yachting weekend with a…
DVD $45 $33.75 (near new)
L'AvventuraL'Avventura (1960)
The quintessential Euro–arthouse film of the 60s – a rambling yet elegant voyage through the sterile lives of the bourgeiousie, following…
DVD $40 $30 (near new)
Peeping TomPeeping Tom (1960)
While Hitchcock's PSYCHO received raves reviews and general acceptance, Michael Powell's equally contentious but brilliant film was condemned as…
DVD $55 $41.25 (as new)
Ballad of a SoldierBallad of a Soldier (1959)
Soviet poetic realism brings a contemplative tone to the theatre of war, following a soldier’s pilgrimage back home after being granted leave for…
DVD $40 $30 (near new)
Black OrpheusBlack Orpheus (1959)
Get caught up in the rhythms and colour of Rio De Janiero at Carnival time for an exotic, utterly unique spin on the Greek legend of doomed lovers…
DVD $40 $30 (as new)
Floating WeedsFloating Weeds (Ukigusa) (1959)
A rapturous remake of his silent 1934 film, A STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS, that tells the story of an aging actor who returns with his troupe to his…
DVD $59.95 $44.95 (Out-of-print, sealed 2-disc)
Umberto D.Umberto D. (1959)
A pensioner struggles to make ends meet in post–war Italy. Gloomy neo–realist piece wrenches the heart through a compassionate lead…
DVD $35 $26.25 (As New)
Nights of CabiriaNights of Cabiria (1957)
Giulietta Masina is marvelous as a waifish prostitute dreaming of a rich, wonderful life but always finding sorrow. Tragicomic masterpiece won an…
DVD $35 $26.25 (as new)
Written On the WindWritten On the Wind (1956)
Douglas Sirk’s strident Texas oil–dynasty drama about a pair of spoiled and wayward heirs to the family fortune and the…
DVD $40 $30
Bob Le FlambeurBob Le Flambeur (Bob the Gambler) (1955)
Superb French noir from the dir. of LE SAMOURAI, here debuting with a taut plan to rob the Deauville casino, that grows ever more perilous for…
DVD $45 $33.75 (as new)
Seven Samurai, TheSeven Samurai, The (1954)
Kurosawa's classic 'Eastern Western' about a village who hire an elite band of warriors to fend off marauders. Compassionate storytelling with combat…
DVD $50 $37.50 (scuffs on sleeve)
Touchez Pas au GrisbiTouchez Pas au Grisbi (Hands Off the Loot) (1954)
Laid–back though influential French noir chronicling a wealthy, retired racketeer (Gabin) who is pulled back into the life of crime when his…
DVD $35 $26.25
I VitelloniI Vitelloni (1953)
This neo–realist Fellini combines humour and pathos for a truthful study of aimless youths either ill–equipped or unwilling to embrace…
DVD $45 $33.75
Ugetsu MonogatariUgetsu Monogatari (1953)
Stories by the 18th century writer Akinari Ueda are woven into an odyssey of civil–war misfortune, in which two peasant–potters and their…
DVD $50 $37.50 (2-disc ~ as new)
Importance of Being EarnestImportance of Being Earnest (1952)
Screen version of Oscar Wilde's brilliant comedy of manners starring a host of British stage thesps.
DVD $39.95 $29.95
Ace in the HoleAce in the Hole (The Big Carnival) (1951)
Cast in a hole until recently, this scathing editorial on media sensationalism and the human spectacle stars Kirk Douglas (never fiercer) as a…
DVD $40 $30
River, TheRiver, The (1951)
A sublime and serene drama set on the banks of India's holy Bengal River in the 1920s, where a trio of young English girls come under the spell of a…
DVD $45 $33.75
Tales of Hoffmann, TheTales of Hoffmann, The (1951)
Boldly visual imagining of Offenbach's 1880 opera which takes three tales of magic and deception by E.T. Hoffmann and weaves them into a disquieting…
DVD $50 $37.50 (as new)
Thieves' HighwayThieves' Highway (1949)
One of dir. Dassin's early noir triumphs, this has Conte seeking to avenge his father's maiming at the hands of a corrupt Californian fruit…
DVD $50 $37.50
Third Man, TheThird Man, The (1949)
Superb romantic thriller about a writer in post–war Vienna whose old friend fails to meet him – under mysterious circumstances. Justly…
DVD $59.95 $44.95 (Out-of-print, sealed)
Les Enfants TerriblesLes Enfants Terribles (The Strange Ones) (1948)
A poetic drama–fantasy from the pen of Jean Cocteau (who also directed several scenes), that centres round the narcissistic,…
DVD $50 $37.50 (as new)
Green for DangerGreen for Danger (1946)
Sly whodunit finds Trevor Howard and Sally Gray prime suspects in the death of a hospital patient. Cue Scotland Yard’s finest (Alistair Sim), whose…
DVD $40 $30 (as new)
NotoriousNotorious (1946)
Sexy, suspenseful romantic thriller with Ingrid Bergman at her most radiant as an American spy who unwittingly falls in love with her contact, Cary…
DVD $40 $30
I Know Where I'm Going!I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
A headstrong Wendy Hiller seeks marriage and wealth on the Scottish Hebrides, but is sidetracked by true romance. The powerful landscapes and lyrical…
DVD $50 $37.50
SpellboundSpellbound (1945)
Beguiling Hitchcock, with Ingrid Bergman psychoanalyzing murder suspect Gregory Peck. Famed dream sequence by Salvador Dali.
DVD $49.95 $37.45 (Out-of-print, sealed)
Henry VHenry V (1944)
Brimming with zest, this Shakespeare adaption became an instant classic when released, featuring Laurence Olivier in full sail as the youthful…
DVD $35 $26.25 (as new ~ Criterion)
Thief of Bagdad, TheThief of Bagdad, The (1940)
Sabu stars in this magical, intoxicating vision of the Arabian Nights, some twenty years before the genre was revived in SINBAD. Romance, tragedy,…
DVD $30 $22.50 (as new)
La Regle Du JeuLa Regle Du Jeu (Rules of the Game) (1939)
Considered one the greatest films in history, this downbeat yet incisive satire centres around weekend shooting party that results in a myriad of…
DVD $45 $33.75
Boudu Saved from DrowningBoudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
Renoir's joyfully anarchic attack on the bourgeoisie in which vagrant Michel Simon wreaks emotional havoc in the orderly household that have offered…
DVD $40 $30
Trouble in ParadiseTrouble in Paradise (1932)
Perhaps dir. Lubitsch's most celebrated comedy, this concerns a pair of endearing swindlers (Marshall and Hopkins) whose partnership in romance and…
DVD $45 $33.75 (near new)
Threepenny Opera, TheThreepenny Opera, The (1931)
The ever–pointed satire of Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical, in its London dockland setting of thiefs, beggars and bobbies, is given a…
DVD $35 $26.25
Pandora's BoxPandora's Box (1928)
Louise Brooks become a star and influenced a million haircuts as the voluptuous call–girl, Lulu, whose misdeeds meet with an appropriate fate.
DVD $50 $37.50 (2-disc ~ as new)
Passion of Joan of ArcPassion of Joan of Arc (1928)
An intense recreation of Joan of Arc’s trial and sentence that qualifies as one of cinema’s most transcendental achievements. Consisting…
Blu-Ray $49.95 $37.45 (Masters of Cinema Ed.)
Carl Theodor Dreyer: Master FilmmakerCarl Theodor Dreyer: Master Filmmaker (Master of the House, Day of Wrath, Ordet, Gerturd, My Metier.) (1925-1995)
Fetching boxset featuring four films – MASTER OF THE HOUSE, DAY OF WRATH, ORDET, GERTRUD – by admired but often underrated Danish film…
DVD $80 $60 (as new (4 films only))
Nanook of the NorthNanook of the North (1922)
Landmark early documentary that was also dir. Flaherty's debut, depicting life for a plucky Eskimo family who use all their ingenuity to survive in…
DVD $50 $37.50 (as new ~ Criterion (OOP))

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