Larry Cohen's greatest and most subversive exploration of insidiously regressive social mores receives a beautiful upgrade courtesy of Blue Underground.
Though 52 Pick-Up never entirely sheds the sexist and nihilistic shackles of the 1980s American crime film, it's enlivened by a surprisingly astute understanding of the social varieties of caste power.
Criterion's 4K restoration of Fellini Satyricon reveals it to be the most simultaneously rapturous and claustrophobic film Fellini ever made.
Tsai Ming-liang's elegant, unflinching new feature is perhaps his greatest work to date, and with an equally masterful short film included in the package, Cinema Guild's Blu-ray is a must-own.
The extras are skimpy and pointless, but Buena Vista has given great care to the A/V transfer of Hayao Miyazaki's quietly ponderous, extravagant, and hugely enjoyable tale of the world's surliest pig pilot.
Billy Wilder's misunderstood flop probably could have used some love in the extra features department, but Olive Films makes no sacrifices in presenting the film itself in all its uneasy afternoon clarity.
Criterion's Blu-ray upgrade of An Autumn Afternoon strikingly renders Yasujirô Ozu's most direct critique of the Westernization of modernized Japan.
Criminally unavailable until now, Jacques Rivette's gleefully distracted tour of Paris marks an early Blu-ray highlight for 2015.
A radiant transfer of a troubled film, the Criterion Collection offers Jean Renoir's abandoned short feature with an illuminating assortment of supplements that are essential for all Renoir completists.
One of the greatest and most devastating of all romantic mysteries arrives just in time for Valentine's Day, by way of a typically robust and beautiful Criterion package.
The Criterion Collection offers Every Man for Himself in an immaculate Blu-ray packaging that's as impressive as any of the company's releases in recent memory.
A bastion of cinematic grace and gentility, Keisuke Kinoshita's first five films betray a humane ethos and lightly expressive stylistic impulse which would carry on in the director's work well past the war years.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment skimps on the extras, but crowns Isao Takahata's entirely distinct Pom Poko with a lovely A/V transfer that highlights the film's beautiful animation style.
Woody Allen's most charming feature gets a fine, if unremarkable, Blu-ray from Twilight Time's, but the film's simple pleasures need no special treatment.
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