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. At the height of the cold war, good-hearted pierre; the heroically tragic prince andrei; and the radiant, 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, tempestuous Natasha—collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars.
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Europa Europa The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - As world war ii splits europe, sixteen-year-old german jew Salomon Marco Hofschneider is separated from his family after fleeing with them to Poland, and finds himself reluctantly assuming various ideological identities in order to hide the deadly secret of his Jewishness. Director-approved blu-ray special edition features • new 2k digital restoration, supervised by director agnieszka holland, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Holland • New interviews with Holland and actor Marco Hofschneider • New video essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf • New English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin Shrink-wrapped.
He is bounced from a soviet orphanage, to the russian front, where he hides in plain sight as an interpreter for the German army, and back to his home country, where he plays a dutiful Stalinist, where he takes on his most dangerous role: a member of the Hitler Youth. Based on the real-life experiences of salomon perel, an ironic refutation of the Nazi idea of racial purity, Agnieszka Holland’s wartime tour de force Europa Europa is a breathless survival story told with the verve of a comic adventure, and a complex portrait of a young man caught up in shifting historical calamities and struggling to stay alive.
1984 The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe 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, Winston Smith thrillingly played by John Hurt, a profoundly alienated citizen, and all dissent is promptly squashed, 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.
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1984 The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - 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. Shrink-wrapped. Kennedy Shrink-wrapped. This masterly adaptation of george Orwell’s chilling parable about totalitarian oppression gives harrowing cinematic expression to the book’s bleak prophetic vision.
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With her oscar-winning turn in Klute, Jane Fonda arrived full-fledged as a new kind of movie star. Pakula by filmmaker matthew miele, ” a new interview with writer amy fine collins • archival interviews with pakula and fonda • “Klute” in New York, and Pakula’s family and friends • The Look of “Klute, featuring scholars, filmmakers, 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.
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. Pakula, klute is a character study thick with dread, and lensed by master cinematographer Gordon Willis, capturing the mood of early-1970s New York and the predicament of a woman trying to find her own way on the fringes of society.
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Shrink-wrapped. The warmth and wit of celebrated playwright turned cinema auteur Marcel Pagnol shine in this enchanting slice-of-life comedy. 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.
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The BRD Trilogy Marriage of Maria Braun / Lola / Veronika Voss The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - Alone, maria puts to use her beauty and ambition in order to find prosperity during Germany’s “economic miracle” of the 1950s. Struggling for survival and haunted by past glories, she encounters sportswriter Robert Krohn Hilmar Thate in a rain-swept park and intrigues him with her mysterious beauty.
Lola germany in the autumn of 1957: lola barbara sukowa, but she wants more—money, a seductive cabaret singer–prostitute, property, exults in her power as a tempter of men, and love. Based on the true story of a world war ii Ufa star, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Veronika Voss is wicked satire disguised as 1950s melodrama.
The BRD Trilogy Marriage of Maria Braun / Lola / Veronika Voss The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - Fassbinder’s the marriage of maria braun, veronika voss, and lola—The BRD Trilogy—would garner him his greatest commercial success, both at home and abroad, and cement his position as one of the foremost figures of the New German Cinema. Rainer werner fassbinder’s biggest international box-office success, The Marriage of Maria Braun is a heartbreaking study of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her own life, as well as a pointed metaphorical attack on a society determined to forget its past.
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The Circus The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Rereleased in 1969 with a new score by chaplin, The Circus is an uproarious high wire act that showcases silent cinema’s most popular entertainer at the peak of his comic powers. In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls.
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Shrink-wrapped. Punctuated by the anthemic refrain of public enemy’s “Fight the Power, ” Do the Right Thing is a landmark in American cinema, as politically and emotionally charged and as relevant now as when it first hit the big screen. Shrink-wrapped. Over the course of a single day, tina, mother sister, mister señor love daddy, radio raheem, buggin Out, the easygoing interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters—Da Mayor, Vito, Sal, and Lee’s Mookie among them—give way to heated confrontations as tensions rise along racial fault lines, Sweet Dick Willie, Pino, ultimately exploding into violence.
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