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    CRITERION COLLECTION new offerings

    The Criterion Collection announces its plans every so often. 31 May 2016.

    New Releases
    Easy Rider »
    In a Lonely Place »
    The Naked Island »
    The Player »
    Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy »
    Coming Soon
    Le amiche »
    La chienne »
    Here Comes Mr. Jordan »
    Fantastic Planet »
    Dr. Strangelove »
    Clouds of Sils Maria »
    Just Announced
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller »
    Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words »
    A Taste of Honey »
    Woman in the Dunes »
    Chimes at Midnight »
    The Immortal Story »
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    Criterion announces September releases, including Kieślowski's Dekalog.




    [press release]
    We are excited to announce Criterion's incredible September line-up. First up, one of the company's most ambitious and long-awaited releases, a complete and newly-restored edition of Krzysztof Kieślowski's epic 10-part masterpiece, Dekalog, a kaleidoscopic exploration of morality and humanity, available on Blu-Ray and DVD. The films will also have a theatrical release. Next we visit Valley of the Dolls, Mark Robson's steamy, eye-popping adaptation of the decade-defining pop culture novel, as well as its deliriously entertaining, ante-upping semi-sequel, Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, an outrageous and raucous cult classic, each in their own glorious new DVD and Blu-ray editions. Just as visually stunning is the restoration of one of the great debuts of American cinema, Joel & Ethan Coen's Blood Simple, a mad, murderous, and wildly influential Neonoir fresh off its theatrical re-release. The long awaited release of Jacques Tourneur's Cat People, made under the guidance of legendary producer Val Lewton, is a landmark of the horror genre and one of the cinema's best creature features. Kenji Mizoguchi's pre-war masterpiece of love and theater, The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums, joins the Collection in a US debut on Blu-Ray and DVD. All this plus Carol Reed's WWII Spy Thriller, Night Train to Munich, from the writers of Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, now available on Blu-Ray for the first time, plus the twenty-five-film set of the adventures of Zatoichi, The Blind Swordsman, now available in a Blu-Ray-only edition.

    Full information on all of these September releases is below. Please find a link to the September 2016 Sell Sheets also here:
    Criterion September 2016 Sell Sheets

    See also a short catalog page HERE.
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    Thanks for this Chris. Looking very forward to Dekalog and Chimes at Midnight.
    New Criterion releases are always to be celebrated.
    Dr. Strangelove was a Criterion laserdisk way back in the day...is the *missing* pie-fight sequence in there? Probably not.

    In other Kubrick news, Barry Lyndon is being re-released to the big screen this year. Any and all film buffs should Run.
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    Barry Lyndon indeed is a good one to see in a restoration on the big screen, with the unique photographic methods created to shoot by candlelight and all the subtle images. Restorations are coming hot and fast these days.

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    MULTIPLE MANIACS



    I missed screenings of this at Criterion and can't make one now (being out of New York) but this is something many of us have not seen. I grew up in Baltimore and my mother knew John Waters' mother but I've never actually met him. My mother and I used to go to see his more mainstream films at the Senator Theater, where they premiered, near where I grew up.

    John Waters' Long Out-Of-Release "Celluloid Atrocity", Featuring The Cavalcade of Perversion, "a Rosary Job," and Divine Being Raped by A Giant 15-Foot Broiled Lobster

    Gorgeously Restored By The Criterion Collection

    "Restoration is an amazing thing. Finally, MULTIPLE MANIACS looks like a bad John Cassavetes film! I couldn't be more thrilled!" - John Waters

    Theatrical Premiere in NY August 5 at the IFC Center
    ** NY PRESS DAYS - AUGUST 4 AND AUGUST 5 **

    "You have never, and I mean never, seen any movie remotely like 'Multiple Maniacs.' Its jet black humor goes beyond anything ever put on film. It is skillfully made, devastating in its black humor, low down and raunchy and frighteningly relevant to today...can only be compared to Tod Browning's 'Freaks.'" - Los Angeles Free Press

    "Horrendous. Sickening. Revolting. Most distasteful. The court's eyes were assaulted. Obnoxious but not legally obscene."
    - Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Joseph H. H. Kaplan



    John Waters's gloriously grotesque and extremely hard to see second feature [1970] comes to theaters at long last, replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema's most memorably blasphemous moments. Long out of print, the restoration will open at the IFC Center in NY on August 5 (with Waters present), with a nationwide release to follow.

    Made on a shoestring budget in Baltimore, with Waters taking on nearly every technical task, this gleeful mockery of the peace-and-love ethos of its era features the "Cavalcade of Perversion,"a traveling show put on by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life Divine, who's out for blood after discovering her lover's affair.

    Starring Waters's beloved regular cast the Dreamlanders, (including Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey and Cookie Mueller), Multiple Maniacs is an anarchist masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of taste for decades.
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    As mentioned earlier, a restoration of the Coen brothers debut Blood Simple is on the way. A theatrical rerelease of the thriller will open at Film Forum in New York and at the Alamo New Mission Theater in San Francisco Fri. 1 July, in L.A. 29 July at the Landmark Nuart, with roolout coming in other cities.

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    This just in. 5 July 2016.

    Starting today, the Criterion Collection is 50% off at Barnes & Noble, both online and in stores. Check out our new special editions of Dr. Strangelove, Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy, The Graduate, and The In-Laws, as well as the upcoming releases A Touch of Zen and The New World, now available for preorder.
    Stock up now! The sale runs through August 1, so don’t delay!
    Browse the most popular Criterion titles at bn.com. »

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    Another announcement of new Criterion releases for 31 August 2016.

    The Criterion Collection
    August 2016


    This month’s releases include two towering Hollywood icons at their most personal and a pair of taboo-busting art-house hits from the 1960s.

    New Releases
    Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words »
    A Taste of Honey »
    Woman in the Dunes »
    Chimes at Midnight »
    The Immortal Story »
    Coming Soon
    Night Train to Munich »
    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum »
    Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman »
    Cat People »
    Blood Simple »
    Dekalog »
    Valley of the Dolls »
    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls »
    Just Announced
    Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams »
    Lone Wolf and Cub »
    McCabe & Mrs. Miller »
    One-Eyed Jacks »
    Punch-Drunk Love »
    The Squid and the Whale »

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    My next purchase will be CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT by Orson Welles. This is a personal favorite. Is it my favorite film based on a work or works by on William Shakespeare? No, that would be OTHELLO, by Welles also. One question I have is whether everything they release under the Criterion label nowadays is on BluRay. They look so much better than the dvds when shown on a theater screen or the large drop-down screens available in the rooms where I teach.

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    In answer to your question, all the new Criterion discs are issued in both formats. Do you know there are disc rot problems with earlier Criterion Blu-ray discs? There has been an exchange program. Ever cautious about embracing new formats, I have not yet gotten any Blu-rays.
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    New online streaming services of the whole Criterion Collection.

    FilmStruck To Launch Oct. 19

    Turner's New Subscription Service Features
    the Largest Streaming Library of Contemporary & Classic Arthouse, Indie, Foreign & Cult Films

    The Criterion Channel Premium Add-On Tier
    Offers Unlimited Access to the World-Renowned Criterion Collection

    Three Different Subscription Plans Available for
    a Film-Lover's Paradise
    On Amazon Fire TV, Web, iOS & Android Devices


    Global media company Turner announced today it will launch FilmStruck, the company's first domestic subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, on October 19. Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, FilmStruck will feature the largest streaming library of contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films as well as extensive bonus content, filmmaker interviews and rare footage, making it a must-have service for serious film lovers. Later this year, FilmStruck will also become the exclusive streaming home to the world-renowned Criterion Collection library, where die-hard film aficionados can gain access to the Criterion Collection's entire streaming library through FilmStruck's exclusive premium add-on tier, The Criterion Channel. FilmStruck will be available exclusively on Amazon Fire TV, web, iOS and Android devices at launch, and on Apple TV and other platforms and devices in the coming months.

    Film fans who sign up at www.filmstruck.com can explore FilmStruck's curated and constantly refreshed library with a special 14-day free trial. Subscriptions to FilmStruck are available in three different pricing tiers:

    FilmStruck Subscription - $6.99/month - offering hundreds of constantly refreshed, hard-to-find and critically acclaimed films, plus exclusive bonus content including hosted introductions, originally produced pieces, interviews and rare footage
    FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel Subscription - $10.99/month - offering everything in the FilmStruck subscription plus unlimited access to Criterion's entire streaming library of films and special features, along with channel-exclusive original programming such as filmmaker profiles, master classes, and curated series by celebrated guests from the film world and beyond
    Annual Subscription - $99/year for FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel (a $30 annual savings)

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