The late Blank had an insatiable cinematic and cultural appetite, and these 14 films, modest yet irrepressible in their curiosity, are once geographically small scale and sociologically vast.
Another of Sidney Lumet's dark (and underrated) police procedurals is given light in this stunning, but nearly extra-free Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.
Although Wrenwood is about the last place imaginable one would want to spend the holidays, the Criterion Collection's immaculate 4K transfer of Todd Haynes's Safe demands that you do exactly that.
The Criterion Collection's new 2K transfer of Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter is a pristine offering of a film that devastates through its shockingly precise attunement to the lingering traumas of human-borne catastrophe.
Terry Gilliam's grandiose, darkly comic children's adventure has seen many home-video releases over the years, but Criterion's Blu-ray finally gives the film the package it deserves.
Kino impressively beautifies a cult western that's somehow equally hindered and empowered by its self-conscious eccentricity.
Thieves Like Us is one of several recent essential Altman films to get a Blu-ray treatment, and this one looks mighty fine, but because Kino has refused to properly supplement the disc, you'll be just fine hanging onto your 2007 DVD.
Though it's as bare as barebones can be, this disc offers a surprisingly substantial transfer of a not-quite genre gem.
Leos Carax's intoxicating examination of movie love nearly nets the beautiful transfer it deserves, which is saying something.
Man of the West, director Anthony Mann's last great film, carries with it an unshakeable aura of finality in its world-weary temperament, bringing a genre which would quickly find new modes of expression to its logical endpoint.
Flesh and Blood, Paul Verhoeven's mischievous gob of spit in the face of chivalry, gets a problematic HD transfer and a spate of twice-told supplements from Kino.
Get radicalized with Compañeros in a sterling new Blu-ray transfer from Blue Underground that's bolstered by the inclusion of an engaging commentary track.
L'Avventura arrives on Blu-ray with a spectacular 4K transfer from the Criterion Collection, meaning cinephiles can finally quench their thirst for metonymic mastery by viewing the entirety of Michelangelo Antonioni's modernist trilogy in stunning 1080p high-definition.
One of the most beautiful films ever made has long been weighed down by bad home-video transfers, and while Raro's commendable Blu-ray is leagues ahead of its competitors, even it fails to fully deliver the perfect image this movie so richly deserves.
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