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Gate of Hell: Criterion Collection

April 30, 2013

 Gate of Hell: Criterion Collection

Gate of Hell (1953) belongs to the golden age of Japanese cinema that saw several of its filmmakers achieve international acclaim, including Teinosuke Kinugasa whose film won the Grand Prix prize at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Foreign Language... 

The Blob: Criterion Collection

April 23, 2013

 The Blob: Criterion Collection

The Blob (1958) is one of the classic monster movies made during the 1950s. Common origins for a lot of creatures from these kinds of movies were either as a result of atomic energy or from outer space. Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.’s movie opts for the latter... 

Repo Man: Criterion Collection

April 16, 2013

 Repo Man: Criterion Collection

“Not many people got a code to live by anymore,” says Bud (Stanton), the veteran repo man to his protege, Otto (Estevez) near the beginning of Alex Cox’s Repo Man (1984). This film is all about personal codes and philosophies. It seems... 

A Man Escaped: Criterion Collection

April 4, 2013

 A Man Escaped: Criterion Collection

Inspired by the experiences of Andre Devigny, a French lieutenant in World War II who managed to escape from Fort Montluc prison in German-occupied Lyon in 1943, Robert Bresson’s A Man Escaped (1956) is regarded as one of the best prison-break films... 

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp: Criterion Collection

April 2, 2013

 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp: Criterion Collection

Considered by many to be one of the best British films ever made, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) is undeniably Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s masterpiece – a sprawling epic that spans four decades, from the Boer War through World... 

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