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    Criterion Offers Up Ernst Lubitsch's 'Design For Living' & 3 BluRay Upgrades For December

    December is traditionally a lean month for Criterion. With the holidays in full swing and dozens of other high profile holiday releases all battling on store shelves to be the stocking stuffer for the cinephile in your family, the boutique label has traditionally scaled back their releases. However,...

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    The Criterion Collection Will Unleash A Newly Restored 'Godzilla'

    For the most part, the highly respected, top-tier home video house The Criterion Collection has steered clear of cult and genre movies. Oh sure, they've occasionally dipped their toes in the water ("Naked Lunch," "Hausu," The Nikkatsu Noir box, Monsters & Madmen box, among some others) but their sta...

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    Stanley Kubrick & Jim Thompson Almost Fell Out Over Screenwriting Credits To 'The Killing'

    And 10 Things Learned From The Criterion Collection's Release Of The Classic Film NoirLast week, the Criterion Collection released, "The Killing," Stanley Kubrick's ambitious 1956 classic film noir. While it was technically his third feature-length effort ("Fear and Desire" he disavowed as an amateur work and "Killer's Kiss" was so low-budget it was shot without sound and the actors dubbed in their lines later), "The Killing" was arguably Kubrick's first real picture with a budget and real cast. Produced by James B. Harris (he would also produce "Paths of Glory" and "Lolita"), "The Killing" was written by Kubrick and pulp crime author Jim Tho...

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    Kieslowski's 'Blue White Red' Trilogy, '12 Angry Men' & More On Criterion's November Slate

    'Fanny And Alexander' & 'Rushmore' Go BluLooking for some Christmas ideas for the cinephile in your family? Then you might want to take a look at Criterion's November slate, which is poised to help end the year on a bang for the boutique label.

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    Michelangelo Antonioni's 'Identification Of A Woman' Leads Criterion's October Slate

    It's the middle of the month, which means the good folks over at the Criterion Collection have lifted the veil on a new batch of releases that are set to hit in October. For those purists of the label who have been decrying some of their more contemporary and/or "populist" choices of late, they will...

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    Five Louis Malle Films You Should Know

    Driven by a fierce intellectual curiosity that would find the filmmaker hungrily roving from subject to subject, both in the narrative sense and the journalistic one (he shot around ten documentaries in his career), French filmmaker Louis Malle was a cinematic explorer who turned over various and ma...

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    Criterion Adds 'Carlos,' (Finally) Some Claude Chabrol & More To Their September Release Slate

    It's the middle of the month, so you know what that means: an announcement from The Criterion Collection about what they've got coming next, and September looks like yet another strong month from the boutique label.

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    Kubrick's 'The Killing,' Cocteau's 'Orpheus,' Polanski's 'Cul-De-Sac' Head Up August Criterion Slate

    Plus The Complete Jean Vigo, Lee Chang-Dong's 'Secret Sunshine,' And 'The Battle of Algiers,' 'If...' & 'Orpheus' On Blu-RayPut the kids to bed. Turn off your cellphones. Feed the cat whiskey until it goes to sleep. Yep, it's our favorite time of the month again: Criterion announcement time! Our fav...

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    Satyajit Ray's 'The Music Room, Todd Solondz's 'Life During Wartime' & More Go Criterion In July

    'Tiny Furniture' Gets A 3 Disc Boxset Featuring A 6 Hour Director's Cut...Just KiddingIt's mid-month so you know what that means...a new announcement from The Criterion Collection about what they've got around the corner. Start saving yer pennies, kiddies.

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    Lena Dunham's 'Tiny Furniture' Headed To The Criterion Collection In 2012

    'Certified Copy' Considered "Minor Kiarostami," Errol Morris Docs & Wim Wenders' 3D Dance Pic 'Pina' RumoredLena Dunham arrived in a huge way when her debut feature film -- which she wrote, directed and starred in -- premiered at SXSW last year to strong buzz and reviews. While not everyone was head over heels for the film -- our man on the ground at IFFBoston sort of hated it -- Dunham quickly got the attention of Hollywood. She's teaming with comedy producer extraordinaire Judd Apatow on a comedy series for HBO, while Scott Rudin has tasked her with adapting "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares." So huge things are on the horizon for Dunham, who ...

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