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    John Williams Turned Down Scoring 'Heaven's Gate' & More Learned From The Criterion Edition Of Michael Cimino's Cult Film

    A critical re-assessment of "Heaven's Gate" is now underway thanks in no small part to the Criterion Collection, who just released on DVD and Blu Ray the new 2K restoration of the controversial 1980 Michael Cimino-directed western. The film's notoriously troubled production history, scathing first-r...

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    Decades After Critics Left It For Dead, 'Heaven's Gate' Returns on Criterion Blu-ray

    An unmitigated disaster? Or an unappreciated masterpiece? "Heaven's

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    Revolution & Car Crashes: 5 Things Learned About Jean-Luc Godard's 'Weekend' From The Criterion Collection's New Release

    “Weekend” can be retroactively seen as a turning point in Jean-Luc Godard’s still-growing body of work. This is partly because the film’s nightmarish, picaresque plot makes some of Godard’s more recent movies look high-concept.

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    Criterion Goes 'On The Waterfront' With 'The Kid With The Bike,' 'Sansho The Bailiff' & More

    If you have a girlfriend/boyfriend/partner who's a cinephile, and you already have your Christmas presents figured out, here are some ideas for Valentine's Day, as Criterion has dropped their February slate and as always, there's lots to discover.

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    Attention Cinephiles: Entire Criterion Collection on Sale at Barnes and Noble

    For those of you wanting to get a little holiday gift-buying out of the way, and for cinephiles simply in the mood for a bit of high-brow indulgence, now would be a good time to head over to Barnes and Noble, where the store's entire Criterion Collection stock is marked down 50% through November 19t...

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    7 Things You Should Know About Roman Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby'

    Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” was a box-office hit upon its release in the summer of 1968. It grossed $33 million dollars off a $3 million dollar budget (adjusted for inflation that’s $221million from a $19 million budget) and it paved the way for horror blockbusters like “The Exorcist” and “Th...

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    Criterion's January Line-Up Includes Hitchcock's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much,' Wim Wenders' 'Pina' & A Lot Of Blu

    Once you've spent Grandma's Christmas money and overdosed on holiday turkey, January might be a rough month in more ways than one. So Criterion is going a bit easier on you to kick off the New Year, though there are still enough titles that will prove to be enticing for any money left on gif...

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    It Looks Like Terrence Malick's 'Badlands' Is Headed To The Criterion Collection

    "Warner Bros. or Criterion is putting out a new version of 'Badlands' fairly soon," Terrence Malick's longtime editor Billy Weber said last fall, and now almost a full year later, it looks like the company with the wacky C will be giving the auteur's debut film the full treatment.

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About David Fincher’s Criterion Approved 'The Game'

    It seems unfair that David Fincher’s 1997 directorial outing “The Game” is often in the back of cinephile’s minds when they think of the director’s magnificent oeuvre. It is understandable in some ways, seeming as it’s sandwiched between two monumental directorial efforts into the pantheon of cult m...

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