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New To Home Video: A Jacques Demy collection and one of 2014’s best movies arrive on Blu-ray

Here’s what’s new to DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD this week. Top picks: Classic The Essential Jacques Demy (Criterion) This hefty 13-disc set—which includes six features and four shorts by the great French director Jacques Demy, two films by...Show More Summary

‘Boyhood’ Will Get Criterion Collection Release

23 hours agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

One of the best and most buzzed about movies of the year is still expanding in theaters across the country. That movie is Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood, the epic and amazing story told over 12 years with the same cast of characters. No...Show More Summary

Insomnia (1997) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

yesterdayFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "If you're only familiar with the Nolan flick, consider familiarizing yourself with its slightly more unsettling inspiration."

How They Blew Up That Head in Scanners

When I wrote a history of fake movie blood last fall, there was at least one effect I never got to the bottom of: The infamous exploding head scene in Scanners. Now, for the David Cronenberg movie’s new Criterion Collection DVD, theShow More Summary

The Criterion Collection Sets Fellini, Sluizer, Tati and Welles for October

The Criterion Collection has today announced two new single titles, two Blu-ray upgrades and a six-film box set for release this October! Check out the new cover art along with a full list of extra features for each in the gallery viewer below with special features detailed underneath.

Blu-ray Today: Explodey Heads, Unclothey Scarlett Johansson and Black Dynamite

Scanners (Criterion Collection) - Scanners is one of those movies that is doomed to disappoint many who see it, simply because all most casual viewers know about it is the exploding head scene (wh...

Scanners portraits by Connor Willumsen

David Cronenberg's 1981 film Scanners is about to be released on Blu-ray and DVD as part of the Criterion Collection, the packaging for which features a series of explosive character portraits by Canadian artist Connor Willumsen...

Everything You Need to Know About A Hard Day’s Night on Its 50th Anniversary

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) The Beatles’ first movie, A Hard Day’s Night, was released to the public on July 6th, 1964, which is 50 years ago today. In honor of the occasion, the Criterion Collection spent 18 months restoring the available original negative reels of the film and remixing them with other sources to present in theaters and on home video. Show More Summary

The Criterion Collection's World Cup Promotion: A Fabulous Deal for Foreign Film Aficionados

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Avenue Pictures Productions / Criterion Campion riffing on Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe I would've mentioned this sooner, but I just found out about it Friday by way of the monthly Criterion Collection newsletter: during the World...Show More Summary

A Hard Days Night and Beatlemania: The West's Last Outbreak of Optimism Disease

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

  Janus Films/Criterion Collection A still from the 1964 Beatles film, A Hard Days Night, reissued July 2014 in a digitally remastered form. H ow did an opportunistic flick featuring Britain's fad-of-the-moment band turn into the best...Show More Summary

Hearts and Minds (1974) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

3 weeks agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "While Hearts and Minds falls just short of being the definitive cinematic critique of the Vietnam War, it's certainly a strong, potent film which is guaranteed to inspire strong emotions."

Judex (1963) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

3 weeks agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "Even as the actual plot wanders past the point of believability and comprehension, the film's pleasures begin to increase."

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

3 weeks agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Daryl Loomis Quote: "One of the most enigmatic films I've ever seen."

A Hard Day's Night (1964) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

4 weeks agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Erich Asperschlager Quote: "It took a savvy producer, an inspired choice of screenwriter and director, and the multitalented Beatles to turn what could have been another disposable pop star vehicle into a movie milestone...

The 25 Best Rock Movies Ever Made

Next Tuesday, the Criterion Collection will release an all-new, stunningly restored, and just plain wonderful Blu-ray version of … Read More

ERASERHEAD Is Coming To The Criterion Collection

last monthOdd : Badass Digest

In Heaven, everything is fine. You've got your good things. And I've got mine.

L'Eclisse (1962) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "Another classic from Michelangelo Antonioni that Criterion has given their excellent care and attention."

All That Heaven Allows (1955) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

last monthFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "As melodramatic and unsubtle as anything else Sirk has done, but it packs an emotional punch which still resonates strongly."

Ace in the Hole (1951) (Blu-ray) Criterion Collection

2 months agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by Gordon Sullivan Quote: "Those who dive into Wilder's cynical world will be rewarded by a prescient glimpse into modern life and a great performance by Kirk Douglas."

Criterion Films On Sale, Great GoPro Deal, Foldable Grilling Table

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Film buffs will be thrilled to know that Amazon is currently offering great deals on several Criterion Collection Blu-rays and DVDs. Some of them are backordered, which means Amazon will hide their price and default to a third party seller with immediate availability. Show More Summary

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