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The June / July 2013 Masters Of Cinema line-up

June:

  • Kaneto Shindo’s The Naked Island
  • Kaneto Shindo’s Kuroneko
  • FW Murnau’s Tabu

July:

  • DW Griffith’s Birth Of A Nation
  • Jacques Rivette’s Le Pont Du Nord

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The February 2013 Criterion Collection Line-up

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The January & February 2013 lineup from The Masters Of Cinema:

The Blue Angel

  • New 1080p HD presentation of both the German-language and English-language versions of the film
  • Newly translated optional subtitles on the German-language version, and SDH on the English-language version.
  • New and exclusive video essay on the films by critic and scholar Tag Gallagher.
  • New and exclusive feature-length audio commentary by critic and scholar Tony Rayns on the German-language version.
  • Original screen test with Marlene Dietrich.
  • Archival interview clips with Dietrich.
  • More features to be announced closer to release date!

La Poison

  • Glorious new HD restoration of the film, presented in 1080p on the Blu-ray.
  • Newly translated optional subtitles.
  • Substantial booklet containing writing on the film, vintage excerpts, and rare archival imagery.
  • More features to be announced closer to the release date!

City of Women

  • Glorious new HD restoration of the film, presented in 1080p on the Blu-ray.
  • Newly translated optional subtitles.
  • Substantial booklet containing writing on the film, vintage excerpts, and rare archival imagery.
  • More features to be announced closer to the release date!

Onibaba

  • Gorgeous new 1080p HD transfer
  • Full-length director’s audio commentary by director Kaneto Shindō and the stars of the film, Kei Satō, and Jitsuko Yoshimura
  • Video introduction by Alex Cox
  • 8mm footage (40-minutes) shot on location by lead actor Kei Satō
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Production stills and promotional art gallery
  • 36-PAGE BOOKLET with a new essay by Doug Cummings, an English translation of the original short Buddhist fable that inspired the film and a statement from writer/director Kaneto Shindō about why he made Onibaba

Fear and Desire

  • New HD restoration of the film by The Library of Congress, presented in 1080p on the Blu-ray.
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
  • Stanley Kubrick’s early short film, The Seafarers, in a new HD restoration.
  • New and exclusive video discussion of the film by critic and Stanley Kubrick author Bill Krohn.
  • Substantial booklet containing writing on the film, vintage excerpts, and rare archival imagery.
  • More features to be announced closer to the release date!

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Criterion’s December Line-Up.

Brazil

Purple Noon


Alain Delon was at his most impossibly beautiful when Purple Noon (Plein soleil) was released and made him an instant star. This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the versatile René Clément, stars Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged, devil-may-care acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet) back to the United States; what initially seems to be a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder. Featuring gorgeous on-location photography in coastal Italy, Purple Noon is crafted with a light touch that allows it to be suspenseful and erotic at once, while giving Delon the role of a lifetime.

The Qatsi Trilogy


A singular artist and activist, Godfrey Reggio is best known for his galvanizing trio of films The Qatsi Trilogy. Astonishingly photographed, and featuring unforgettable, cascading scores by Philip Glass, these are immersive sensory experiences that meditate on the havoc humankind’s fascination with technology has wreaked on our world. From 1983’s Koyaanisqatsi (the title is a Hopi word that means “life out of balance”) to 1988’s Powaqqatsi (“life in transformation) to 2002’s Naqoyqatsi (“life as war”), Reggio takes us on an edifying journey from the ancient to the contemporary, from nature to industry and back again, all the while keeping our eyes wide with wonder.

Following


Before he became a sensation with the twisty revenge story Memento, Christopher Nolan fashioned this low-budget, black-and-white, 16 mm neonoir with comparable precision and cunning. Supplying irrefutable evidence of Nolan’s directorial bravura, Following is the fragmented tale of an unemployed young writer who trails strangers through London, hoping that they will provide inspiration for his first novel. He gets more than he bargained for with one of his unwitting subjects, who leads him down a dark, criminal path. With gritty aesthetics and a made-on-the-fly vibe (many shots were simply stolen on the streets, unbeknownst to passersby), Following is a mind-bending psychological journey that shows the remarkable beginnings of one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

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The November 2012 Criterion Collection Line-up:

November 6th

Rashomon

November 13th

Trilogy Of Life

Weekend

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New video essay by film critic Kent Jones
  • Archival interviews with actors Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne and assistant director Claude Miller
  • Excerpt from a French television program on director Jean-Luc Godard, featuring on-set footage of Weekend shot by filmmaker Philippe Garrel
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic and novelist Gary Indiana

November 20th

Heaven’s Gate

Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku


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Hot news Film Fans!
Eureka / Masters of Cinema have just announced that due to popular demand they have re-pressed a limited run of one of their early and long out of print titles Carl Th. Dreyer’s Michael!
This is only available from them at their Eureka Exclusives page. For more on the film and this edition check out Michael on MoC’s catalogue page!

ozu-teapot:

Hot news Film Fans!

Eureka / Masters of Cinema have just announced that due to popular demand they have re-pressed a limited run of one of their early and long out of print titles Carl Th. Dreyer’s Michael!

This is only available from them at their Eureka Exclusives page. For more on the film and this edition check out Michael on MoC’s catalogue page!