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  • 12 Angry Men - The Criterion Collection
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    12 Angry Men - The Criterion Collection

    Adapted from Reginald Rose's television play, this film marks the directorial debut of Sidney Lumet. At the end of a murder trial in New York City, the jurors retire to consider their verdict. The man in the dock is a young Puerto Rican accused of killing his father, and eleven of the jurors do not hesitate in finding him guilty. However, one of the jurors (Henry Fonda), reluctant to send the youngster to his death without any debate, returns a vote of not guilty. From this single event, the jurors begin to re-evaluate the case, as they look at the murder - and themselves - in a fresh light. The film was nominated for Academy Awards in the categories of Best Director (Lumet), Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based On Material from Another Medium (Rose).
    €22.99
    12 Angry Men - The Criterion Collection
  • A Brighter Summer Day - The Criterion Collection
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    A Brighter Summer Day - The Criterion Collection

    Edward Yang directs this Taiwanese crime drama about innocent youth Xiao Si'r (Chen Chang) who sets out on a voyage of discovery after falling in with a gang that takes away his innocence and replaces it with juvenile delinquency. When his parents can no longer afford to send him to day school, Si'r is moved to the evening school where he quickly finds himself in the middle of two rival gangs: the Little Park Boys and the 217s. When he develops feelings for Ming (Lisa Yang), the girlfriend of the Little Park Boys' leader Honey (Hung-Ming Lin), Si'r must put aside any thoughts of his own happiness if he wishes to stay on Honey's good side and progress in the gang.
    €22.99
    A Brighter Summer Day - The Criterion Collection
  • Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - The Criterion Collection
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    Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - The Criterion Collection

    Director Akira Kurosawa draws inspiration from his childhood dreams for this episodic film featuring eight narratives about a man's relationship with nature. The first dream, 'Sunshine Through the Rain', depicts the belief that foxes marry when the sun shines through a rainstorm. 'The Peach Orchard' follows the link between a doll festival and fruit trees which have the power to bring the dolls to life. In 'The Blizzard', a group of mountaineers struggle to walk on as the snow hampers their progress. 'The Tunnel' follows the journey of a discharged commander who is returning home from the Second World War. In 'Crows', Martin Scorsese stars as Vincent Van Gogh who is discovered when an art student travels through one of his paintings. 'Mount Fuji in Red' follows the chaos that ensues after six reactors at a nuclear plant near Mount Fuji explode, filling the skies with bright red fumes. In 'The Weeping Demon', a boy lost in the mountains comes across a horned man who explains that a holocaust has wiped out the human race. Finally, in 'Village of the Watermills', a young man on his travels discovers a village where the inhabitants have renounced modern technology to live a simple life off the land.
    €23.99
    Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - The Criterion Collection
  • Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back - The Criterion Collection
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    Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back - The Criterion Collection

    Music  >  Rock/Pop
      D. A. Pennebaker
    A documentary filmed in Britain in 1965, following 'The Pasha of Protest' (Bob Dylan) on tour. Dylan, dressed in leathers and with slicked-back hair, stands out from the denim-clad groupies around him in this document of the times.
    €23.99
    Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back - The Criterion Collection
  • Burroughs: The Movie - The Criterion Collection
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    Burroughs: The Movie - The Criterion Collection

      Howard Brookner
    Feature-length documentary about the American writer William S. Burroughs. A collaborative piece between Burroughs and film-maker Howard Brookner, the documentary looks at the writer's controversial lifestyle and his most famous work 'Naked Lunch' featuring Burroughs' alter ego William Lee.
    €23.99
    Burroughs: The Movie - The Criterion Collection
  • Cat People - The Criterion Collection
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    Cat People - The Criterion Collection

      Jacques Tourneur
      Simone Simon, Henrietta Burnside, Kent Smith
    Jacques Tourneur directs this classic 1940s horror starring Simone Simon. After marrying an American man, Serbian Irena Reed (Simon) is scared to be intimate with her husband after being told of a fable of her homeland that says sexual arousal could cause her to transform into a deadly panther. When her husband Oliver (Kent Smith) becomes frustrated, he sends Irena to a psychiatrist. But will he believe her when multiple murders are reported, supposedly being committed by a giant cat...
    €23.99
    Cat People - The Criterion Collection
  • Certain Women - The Criterion Collection
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    Certain Women - The Criterion Collection

    Feature  >  Drama
    Kelly Reichardt writes and directs this US drama starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern. Based on short stories by Maile Meloy, the film follows the lives of several women in Montana as they become woven together as each of them makes their own way through the obstacles presented to them. Small-town lawyer Laura Wells (Dern) is being harassed by a disgruntled client who was involved in a workplace accident but refuses to accept her professional advice about the settlement of his claim. Meanwhile, married couple Gina and Ryan Lewis (Williams and James Le Gros) return home from a camping trip with their teenage daughter Guthrie (Sara Rodier). Unhappy with her life, Gina pours all of her efforts into building a woodland retreat using only repurposed resources. Elsewhere, a rancher (Lily Gladstone) strikes up a relationship with young lawyer Beth Travis (Stewart) after stumbling into her class.
    €23.99
    Certain Women - The Criterion Collection
  • Cul-de-sac - The Criterion Collection
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    Cul-de-sac - The Criterion Collection

    Comedy drama directed by Roman Polanski starring Donald Pleasence and Francoise Dorleac. George (Pleasence) and Teresa (Dorleac) are an eccentric couple who have retreated to an island off the north-east coast of Britain, where they live an isolated existence in a large, dank castle. Their peace, however, is disrupted when the island is visited by two gangsters. The cast also features Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran and William Franklyn.
    €23.99
    Cul-de-sac - The Criterion Collection
  • Day for Night - The Criterion Collection
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    Day for Night - The Criterion Collection

      François Truffaut
      Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Jean-Pierre Léaud
    Francois Truffaut directs and stars in this witty homage to the movie business starring Valentina Cortese, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jacqueline Bisset and Nathalie Baye. Truffaut plays Ferrand, a director making a melodrama called 'Meet Pamela', who faces many obstacles as he tries to get his picture off the ground. As well as having to deal with the diva-ish Severine (Cortese) who can't remember her lines, Ferrand must also contend with his flighty leading man Alphonse (Léaud), the emotionally fragile Brit Julie Baker (Bisset), and a most uncooperative feline extra.
    €23.99
    Day for Night - The Criterion Collection
  • Dr Strangelove - The Criterion Collection
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    Dr Strangelove - The Criterion Collection

      Stanley Kubrick
      Sterling Hayden, George C. Scott, Peter Sellers
    Stanley Kubrick directs this Oscar-nominated black comedy starring Peter Sellers and Sterling Hayden. When lunatic General Jack D. Ripper (Hayden) launches a nuclear attack on Russia, President of the United States Merkin Muffley (Sellers) consults his advisors, among them the wheelchair-bound, ex-Nazi scientist Dr Strangelove (also Sellers). Meanwhile, British Air Force Captain Lionel Mandrake (also Sellers) attempts to cancel the unplanned attack. The cast includes George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn, James Earl Jones and Slim Pickens.
    €23.99
    Dr Strangelove - The Criterion Collection
  • Easy Rider - The Criterion Collection
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    Easy Rider - The Criterion Collection

    Dennis Hopper directs and stars in this American cult classic. Bikers Billy (Hopper) and Wyatt (Peter Fonda), having just smuggled a huge amount of cocaine across the border from Mexico to LA, sell their haul to the mysterious Connection (Phil Spector) and take off on their bikes in the hope of reaching New Orleans in time for the Mardi Gras festival. After being arrested in Texas for joining a street parade without having the required permit, they meet civil rights lawyer George Hanson (Jack Nicholson) who decides to join them on their journey.
    €23.99
    Easy Rider - The Criterion Collection
  • Gilda - The Criterion Collection
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    Gilda - The Criterion Collection

    Charles Vidor directs this classic film-noir starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. Casino owner Ballin Mundson (George Macready) orders his right-hand man, Johnny Farrell (Ford), to keep an eye on his beautiful new wife, Gilda (Hayworth). Ballin is unaware, however, that Johnny and Gilda are former lovers who are now full of contempt for one another. When Ballin seemingly dies in a plane crash, Johnny marries Gilda to keep her under his guard, but his scheme doesn't quite go according to plan...
    €23.99
    Gilda - The Criterion Collection
  • Grey Gardens - The Criterion Collection
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    Grey Gardens - The Criterion Collection

      Albert Maysles, David Maysles
    Documentary about two former socialites living in abject squalor in New York in the 1970s. Directed by brothers Albert and David Maysles, this film documents the lives of two women, Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale Jr., cousins of former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The pair lived at Grey Gardens, a decrepit mansion in upstate New York, in utter squalor and self-imposed isolation. After their living conditions were exposed in the gutter press, Jackie Onassis convinced husband Aristotle Onassis to pay for a clean up at the mansion and this film was made during the renovation effort.
    €23.99
    Grey Gardens - The Criterion Collection
  • Here Comes Mr Jordan - The Criterion Collection
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    Here Comes Mr Jordan - The Criterion Collection

    Alexander Hall directs this classic drama starring Robert Montgomery as a boxer who his called up to Heaven too early due to a clerical error. When promising fighter Joe Pendleton (Montgomery) is killed in a plane accident, he is greeted at the Pearly Gates by guardian angel Mr Jordan (Claude Rains) who tells him that he has arrived too soon and that he must go back to Earth and enter the body of a soul who needs some nurturing. The cast also includes Rita Hayworth, John Emery and Don Costello.
    €23.99
    Here Comes Mr Jordan - The Criterion Collection
  • His Girl Friday - The Criterion Collection
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    His Girl Friday - The Criterion Collection

    Classic comedy from director Howard Hawks. Newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is devastated when his star reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) reveals she is leaving journalism behind to marry her new beau Bruce (Ralph Bellamy). As Hildy, who also happens to be Walter's ex-wife, prepares herself for her new life as a kept woman, Walter does everything he can to get her to change her mind, including offering her the chance to write the story of a lifetime. The cast also includes Gene Lockhart, Ernest Truex and Clarence Kolb.
    €23.99
    His Girl Friday - The Criterion Collection
  • In a Lonely Place - The Criterion Collection
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    In a Lonely Place - The Criterion Collection

    Nicholas Ray directs this film noir adaptation of the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame. Troubled screenwriter Dixon Steele (Bogart) is given the opportunity to reinvigorate his failing career by creating a film adaptation of a trashy novel. After balking at the thought of actually reading it, Dixon hires Mildred (Martha Stewart), who he meets in a bar, to summarise the novel for him. They leave the bar together but when Mildred is found murdered the next day Dixon is the prime suspect. His only forthcoming alibi is from Laurel Gray (Grahame), who testifies to his innocence out of affection, rather than truth. As the pair fall helplessly in love, Laurel is haunted by the possibility that Dixon was the murderer.
    €23.99
    In a Lonely Place - The Criterion Collection
  • It Happened One Night - The Criterion Collection
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    It Happened One Night - The Criterion Collection

      Frank Capra
      Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly
    Frank Capra's Oscar-winning classic romantic drama starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Heiress Ellie Andrews (Colbert) flees her disapproving millionaire father (Walter Connolly) when he forbids her to marry worthless playboy King Westley (Jameson Thomas). En route to her fiancé, Ellie meets unemployed reporter Peter Warne (Gable). The unlikely pair are forced to rough it together when their bus breaks down, but Peter's plans to sell the story of their journey together hit a snag when he finds himself falling in love with Ellie. The film became the first to achieve the feat of winning all five major awards at the Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Gable), Best Actress (Colbert) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
    €23.99
    It Happened One Night - The Criterion Collection
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - The Criterion Collection
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    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - The Criterion Collection

    Stanley Kramer directs this classic comedy with an all-star cast including Spencer Tracy, Phil Silvers, Ethel Merman and Mickey Rooney. When criminal Smiler Grogan (Jimmy Durante) gets released from prison, his first stop is a spot in a California park where he hid $350,000. However, en route he has a car accident and finds himself being helped by a group of complete strangers. With his dying breath he tells the good samaritans where to find his fortune, but when they fail to agree on how to share the money, they each set off on a treasure hunt of their own with the aim of getting there first. The cast also includes Milton Berle, Sid Caesar and Edie Adams.
    €23.99
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - The Criterion Collection
  • L'Avventura - The Criterion Collection
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    L'Avventura - The Criterion Collection

    Michelangelo Antonioni directs and co-writes this award-winning Italian drama starring Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti and Lea Massari. When a couple, Sandro and Anna (Ferzetti and Massari), embark on a cruise with their friend Claudia (Vitti), all is well until Anna goes missing. As Sandro and Claudia try to look for her, they develop an attraction towards each other and quickly forget about their missing friend.
    €23.99
    L'Avventura - The Criterion Collection
  • Les Diaboliques - The Criterion Collection
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    Les Diaboliques - The Criterion Collection

    Classic thriller from director Henri-Georges Clouzot, following the events of a murder plot in a small French provincial school. Tired of being mistreated by abusive headmaster Michel Delasalle (Paul Meurisse), his frail wife, Christina (Vera Clouzot), and his mistress, Nicole (Simone Signoret), plot to kill their tormentor. When Michel's body goes missing, however, the women soon realise their plan is not as straightforward as they first thought.
    €22.99
    Les Diaboliques - The Criterion Collection
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