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    Criterion Celebrates the Beatles with 'A Hard Day's Night' Among Its June Releases

    For Beatles fans out there, Criterion is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of "A Hard Day's Night" by releasing a new 4K digital restoration of the film, with a newly remixed 5.1 surround soundtrack. Among the accompanying special features are a deleted scene, audio commentary, trailers, and a do...

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    Trailers from Hell and Joe Dante on 'I Married a Witch,' Starring Veronica Lake

    A Criterion Grab Bag! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "I Married a Witch."

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    WATCH: This Is How Criterion Restores a Film

    Ever wonder how your Criterion Blu-rays get to look so damn good? Well, Gizmodo has created a 6-minute video taking you through the renowned company's restoration process. Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent," which arrived in a dual Blu-ray/DVD package on February 18, is used as the example. Watch b...

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    Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Gets an All-New Trailer Courtesy of The Criterion Collection

    Ahead of its February 18th release, The Criterion Collection has released a trailer previewing their upcoming release of Wes Anderson's beloved animated tale "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and like the film itself, it's a thing of beauty.

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    Paolo Sorrentino Explains How 'The Great Beauty' Is About More Than Italy's Weary Upper Class

    To a certain extent, "The Great Beauty" is a fantasy film lost in the vivid corners of its lead character's mind.

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    Criterion Announces December Titles, Including 'Nashville,' a Blu-ray 'Grey Gardens' and Martin Scorsese's 'World Cinema Project' Set

    The Criterion Collection has announced that its December releases are set to include Martin Scorsese's "World Cinema Project," a box set containing six handpicked films from around the world that the famed director considers "precious to me"; Robert Altman's "Nashville"; Italian filmmaker Elio Petri...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: First Fassbinder

    The German actor and filmmaker Frank Ripploh interviewed Rainer Werner Fassbinder in March 1982, only a few months before Fassbinder's death at age 37. Ripploh's last question was: "How do you describe yourself?" "I'm a romantic anarchist," Fassbinder said.

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    Criterion Announces September Slate, Highlighting Ingrid Bergman in Films from Roberto Rossellini and Ingmar Bergman

    For September, the theme of the Criterion Collection's slate seems to be actor Ingrid Bergman. Criterion will introduce the deluxe box set "3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman," a trio of intensely dramatic collaborations between the game-changing Italian director and one of Hollyw...

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    Africa and France: The Work of Jean Rouch

    The French director Jean Rouch invented so many new cinematic forms that his films gave rise to new words: “ciné-trance,” “ethno-fiction.” Yet his prolific oeuvre has fallen in and out of favor; in the past few decades, it’s been hard to see most of his films in the United States.

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    Criterion Announces May Slate, Featuring Double Delmar Davies and Mike Leigh's 'Life is Sweet'

    2013 is shaping up to be a promising year for those who like their classic and arthouse films loaded with extras and emblazoned with a sterling "C." Titles like Terrence Malick's "Badlands" (March 19th) and Robert Bresson's "A Man Escaped" (March 26th) are among the notable highlights in the crop. N...

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