Finally available to be seen the way William Friedkin intended, Sorcerer is the nightmarish inverse of mellifluous fantasia: a symphonic, boundary-pushing masterwork.
This beautifully composed, workmanlike noir will be most enjoyed by cinephiles looking to trace the evolution of Douglas Sirk's imaginative and socially complex mise-en-scène.
Decades ahead of its time, Carl Theodor Dreyer's silent satire can now be fully appreciated for its modern acting, nuanced invention and sly wit.
Jean-Luc Godard's lively screed against cinema's power to recreate time gets a solid, attentive A/V transfer from Cohen Media Group, with ample contextual supplements.
If any movie in the Criterion Collection deserves to be released time and again, Antoine Doniel's first adventure is as good a candidate as any.
Lars von Trier's greatest film, by a wide margin, is revealed by Criterion to be even more beautiful than you may have already known.
No need to double-dip if you already own Criterion's first treatment of this intensely conflicted and resonant Southern gothic masterpiece, but this is a characteristically attentive package if you're new on the scene.
I was telling Sven about the time Edna bought that Blu-ray of Fargo there and then he told me they came out with another one with a better image, doncha know? That don't sound like too good a deal for Edna, then.
Twilight Time's Blu-ray release of Basil Deardan's telling of Charles Gordon's last mission in the Sudan rightfully showcases the director's widescreen, war-torn vistas.
Alfonso Cuarón's visually dazzling tale of survival in space gets the royal treatment from Warner Home Video with an exemplary A/V transfer and a bevy of relevant extras.
Your mileage with these episodes will vary based largely on your proclivity toward jokes about Uranus, but MST3K: Volume XXIX still provides a healthy enough chunk of supplemental material to be of historic interest for the dedicated collector.
Conrack is the rare inspirational film that bothers to elucidate on both the benefits and the classist perils of bold, unfettered do-gooding.
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