(lot Of 22) Criterion Collection -blu-ray Discs & Boxed Sets All Complete
(Lot Of 22) Criterion Collection -Blu-Ray Discs & Boxed Sets All Complete! With this passion project, screenwriter-producer-director Martin Rosen brilliantly achieved what was thought difficult, if not impossible: a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adamss classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits seeking safety and happiness after their warren comes under terrible threat. With its naturalistic hand-drawn animation, dreamily expressionistic touches, gorgeously bucolic background design, and elegant voice work from such superb English actors as John Hurt (The Elephant Man), Ralph Richardson (The Fallen Idol), Richard Briers (Much Ado About Nothing), and Denholm Elliott (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Watership Down is an emotionally arresting, dark-toned allegory about freedom amid political turmoil. Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pans Labyrinth) made an auspicious, audacious feature debut with CRONOS, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality.
Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in the shape of a scarab, and soon finds himself possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious, crude American named Angel (a delightfully deranged Ron Perlman [Hellboy]). Featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the unforgettably haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, CRONOS is a visually rich and emotionally captivating dark fantasy. 3- The Devils Backbone (2001). The most personal film by Guillermo del Toro (Cronos) is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE tells the tale of a ten-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets.
In a series of escalating games, the sadistic duo subject their victims to unspeakable physical and psychological torture over the course of a night. A home-invasion thriller in which the genres threat of bloodshed is made stomach-churningly real, the film ratchets up shocks even as its executioners interrupt the action to address the audience, drawing queasy attention to the way that cinema milks pleasure from pain and stokes our appetite for atrocity. With this controversial treatise on violence and entertainment, Haneke issued a summation of his cinematic philosophy, implicating his audience in a spectacle of unbearable cruelty. The career-long darkly comic road trip through misfit America of Joel and Ethan Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis) began with this razor-sharp, hard-boiled neonoir set somewhere in Texas, where a sleazy bar owner sets off a torrent of violence with one murderous thought. Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner) looms over the proceedings as the slippery private eye with a yellow suit, a cowboy hat and no moral compass, and Frances McDormand (Fargo) gives a cunning debut performance that set her on the road to stardom. The tight scripting and inventive camera work that have marked the Coens work for decades is all here, as cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld (Raising Arizona) trades black-and-white chiaroscuro for neon signs and jukebox colors that combine with a haunting score by Carter Burwell (Barton Fink) to lurid and thrilling effect. Blending elements from pulp fiction and low-budget horror flicks, Blood Simple reinvented the film noir for a new generation, and marked the arrival of a filmmaking ensemble that would help to transform the American independent cinema scene in the 1980s. An Academy Award winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro (The Devil s Backbone, Cronos). Eleven-year-old Ofelia (Ivana Baquero, in a mature and tender performance) comes face to face with the horrors of fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside, where her new stepfather (Sergi López), a sadistic captain in General Franco s army, hunts down Republican guerrillas who refuse to give up the fight. The violent reality in which she lives merges seamlessly with a fantastical interior world when Ofelia meets a faun in a decaying labyrinth and is set on a strange, mythic journey that is at once terrifying and beautiful. In his revisiting of this bloody period in Spanish history, del Toro creates a vivid depiction of the monstrosities of war infiltrating a child s imagination and threatening the innocence of youth. 9- Night of the Living Dead (1968). A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of flesh-eating ghouls, Romero's claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.
New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez. Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel. New interviews, new documentaries, and two audio commentaries. Home from college, Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) makes an unsettling discovery: a severed human ear, lying in a field.
The Lost Footage, fifty-three minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes assembled by Lynch. Blue Velvet' Revisited, a feature-length meditation on the making of the movie by Peter Braatz, filmed on-set during the production. Mysteries of Love, a seventy-minute documentary from 2002 on the making of the film. Interview from 2017 with composer Angelo Badalamenti. Lynch reading from Room to Dream, a 2018 book he coauthored with Kristine McKenna.
PLUS: Excerpts by McKenna from Room to Dream. 11- Do The Right Thing (1089). Set on one block of Brooklyns Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate social engagement. Over the course of a single day, the easygoing interactions of a cast of unforgettable charactersDa Mayor, Mother Sister, Mister Señor Love Daddy, Tina, Buggin Out, Radio Raheem, Sal, Pino, Vito, and Lees Mookie among themgive way to heated confrontations as tensions rise along racial fault lines, ultimately exploding into violence.
Punctuated by the anthemic refrain of Public Enemys Fight the Power, Do the Right Thing is a landmark in American cinema, as politically and emotionally charged and as relevant now as when it first hit the big screen. New 4K digital restoration, approved by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson. Audio commentary from 1995 featuring director Spike Lee.
Making Do the Right Thing, a documentary from 1989. Deleted and original storyboards, trailer, and TV spots extended scenes.
2K digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson. New audio commentary with Anderson, Roman Coppola, and Jeff Goldblum. A new documentary about the film. New interviews with the cast and crew. Behind-the-scenes, special-effects, and test footage. 13- Lone Wolf and Cub (3 Blu-ray Discs). The shogun s executioner, Itto Ogami (Tomisaburo Wakayama), takes to wandering the countryside as an assassin along with his infant son Daigoro (Akihiro Tomikawa) and an infinitely weaponized perambulator helping those he encounters while seeking vengeance for his murdered wife.
Delivering stylish thrills and a body count that defies belief, Lone Wolf and Cub is beloved for its brilliantly choreographed and unbelievably violent action sequences as well as for its tender depiction of the bonds between parent and child. SPECIAL EDITION THREE-BLU-RAY BOX SET FEATURES. New 2K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks.
High-definition presentation of Shogun Assassin, the 1980 English-dubbed reedit of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films. New interview with Kazuo Koike, writer of the Lone Wolf and Cub manga series and screenwriter on five of the films. Lame d un père, l âme d un sabre, a 2005 documentary about the making of the series. New interview in which Sensei Yoshimitsu Katsuse discusses and demonstrates the real Suio-ryu sword techniques that inspired those in the manga and films. New interview with biographer Kazuma Nozawa about filmmaker Kenji Misumi, director of four of the six Lone Wolf and Cub films. Silent documentary from 1937 about the making of samurai swords, with an optional new ambient score by Ryan Francis. PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film synopses by Japanese pop culture writer Patrick Macias. 14- Harold and Maude (1971). With the idiosyncratic American fable Harold and Maude, countercultural director Hal Ashby (Being There) fashioned what would become the cult classic of its era.
Working from a script by Colin Higgins (9 to 5), Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissous Bud Cort) from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian (Rosemarys Babys Ruth Gordon). Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age, and it features indelible performances and a remarkable soundtrack by Cat Stevens. Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling vision of a pitiless aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. In picaresque detail, Barry Lyndon chronicles the adventures of an incorrigible trickster (Ryan ONeal) whose opportunism takes him from an Irish farm to the battlefields of the Seven Years War and the parlors of high society. For the sumptuously crafted film of his career, Kubrick recreated the decadent surfaces and intricate social codes of the period, evoking the light and texture of eighteenth-century painting with the help of cinematographic techniques and lavish costume and production design. The result is a masterpiece-a sardonic, devastating portrait of a vanishing world whose opulence conceals the moral vacancy at its heart. 16- America Lost and Found: The BBS Story. Like the rest of America, Hollywood was ripe for revolution in the late sixties. Cinema attendance was down; what had once worked seemed broken. Enter Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, and Steve Blauner, who knew that what Hollywood needed was new audiencesnamely, young peopleand that meant cultivating new talent and new ideas. The innovative films produced by this team between 1968 and 1972 are collected in this box setworks created within the studio system but lifted right out of the countercultural id, and that now range from the iconic (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Picture Show) to the acclaimed (The King of Marvin Gardens) to the obscure (Head; Drive, He Said; A Safe Place). Hey, hey, its the Monkees... Being catapulted through one of American cinemas most surreal'60s odysseys. In it, Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork become trapped in a kaleidoscopic satire thats movie homage, media send-up, concert movie, and antiwar cry all at once.
Head escaped commercial success on its release but has since been reclaimed as one of the great cult objects of its era. (85 minutes, color, monaural/surround, 1.78:1 aspect ratio). This is the definitive counterculture blockbuster. The former clean-cut teen star Dennis Hoppers down-and-dirty directorial debut, Easy Rider heralded the arrival of a new voice in film, one planted firmly, angrily against the mainstream.
After Easy Riders cross-country journeywith its radical, New Wave-style editing, outsider-rock soundtrack, revelatory performance by a young Jack Nicholson, and explosive endingthe American road trip would never be the same. (96 minutes, color, surround, 1.85:1 aspect ratio). C Five Easy Pieces (1970). Moving in its simplicity and gritty in its textures, Bob Rafelsons Five Easy Pieces is a lasting example of early 1970s American alienation. (98 minutes, color, monaural, 1.85:1 aspect ratio).
D Drive, He Said (1970). Jack Nicholsons audacious comedy (starring Bruce Dern and Karen Black) is a startling howl direct from the zeitgeist. (90 minutes, color, monaural, 1.85:1 aspect ratio). E A Safe Place (1971). In this delicate, introspective drama, laced with fantasy elements, Tuesday Weld stars as a fragile young woman in New York unable to reconcile her ambiguous past with her unmoored present; Orson Welles as an enchanting Central Park magician and Jack Nicholson as a mysterious ex-lover round out the cast.
A Safe Place was directed by independent cinema icon Henry Jaglom. (92 minutes, color, monaural, 1.85:1 aspect ratio). F The Last Picture Show (1971). The Last Picture Show is one of the key films of the American cinema renaissance of the'70s. Set during the early'50s in the loneliest Texas nowheresville to ever dust up a movie screen, this aching portrait of a dying West, adapted from Larry McMurtrys novel, focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teensenigmatic Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), (Jeff Bridges), and desperate-to-be-adored rich girl Jacy (Cybil Shepherd)and the aging lost souls who bump up against them in the night like drifting tumbleweeds.
This hushed depiction of crumbling American values remains the pivotal film in the career of the invaluable director and film historian Peter Bogdanovich. (126 minutes, black and white, monaural, 1.85:1 aspect ratio).
G The King of Marvin Gardens (1972). For his electrifying follow-up to the smash success of Five Easy Pieces, Bob Rafelson dug even deeper into the crushed dreams of wayward America. Jack Nicholson and Bruce Dern play estranged siblings David and Jason, the former a depressive late-night radio talk show host, the latter an extroverted con man; when Jason drags his younger brother to a dreary Atlantic City and into a real-estate scam, events spiral into tragedy. (104 minutes, color, monaural, 1.85:1 aspect ratio).
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