One night, the shy, margo channing bette Davis entertains a surprise dressing room visitor: her most adoring fan, wide eyed Eve Harrington Anne Baxter. Two blu ray special edition features • 4k digital restoration, one featuring actor Celeste Holm, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Two audio commentaries from 2010, director Joseph L.
All About Eve The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - Featuring stiletto sharp dialogue and direction by mankiewicz, and an unforgettable Davis in the role that revived her career and came to define it, the multiple Oscar winning All About Eve is the most deliciously entertaining film ever made about the ruthlessness of show business. In joseph L. Mankiewicz’s devastatingly witty Hollywood classic, backstage is where the real drama plays out.
But as eve becomes a fixture in margo’s life, the broadway legend soon realizes that her supposed admirer intends to use her and everyone in her circle, including George Sanders’s acid tongued critic, as stepping stones to stardom.
Now, Voyager The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - Onboard, she finds her footing with the help of an unhappily married man Paul Henreid. Their thwarted love affair may help charlotte break free of her mother’s grip—but will she find fulfillment as well as independence? Made at the height of Davis’s reign as the queen of the women’s picture and bolstered by an Oscar-winning Max Steiner score, Now, Voyager is a melodrama for the ages, both a rapturous Hollywood romance and a poignant saga of self-discovery.
Nervous spinster charlotte vale bette davis is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical Boston Brahmin mother Gladys Cooper, and remains convinced of her own unworthiness until a kindly psychiatrist Claude Rains gives her the confidence to venture out into the world on a South American cruise.
Now, Voyager The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - Blu-ray special edition features • new, restored 4k digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • episode of the dick cavett show from 1971 with actor bette davis • interview with paul henreid from 1980 • Selected-scene commentary on the film’s score by professor Jeff Smith • New interview with film critic Farran Smith Nehme on the making of the film • New interview with costume historian Larry McQueen • Two radio adaptations from 1943 and 1946 • PLUS: An essay by scholar Patricia White and a 1937 reflection on acting by Davis.
Cold War The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - Iñàrritu • press conference featuring pawlikowski and Żal; actors joanna kulig, tomasz kot, and Borys Szyc; and producer Ewa Puszczynska • Documentaries from 2018 on the making of the film • Trailer • New English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by film critic Stephanie Zacharek. Director approved blu ray special edition features • new 4k digital master, supervised and approved by director Paweł Pawlikowski and director of photography Łukasz Żal, with 5.
1 surround dts hd master audio Soundtrack • New conversation between Pawlikowski and filmmaker Alejandro G. Photographed in luscious monochrome and suffused with the melancholy of the simple folk song that provides a motif for the couple’s fateful affair, Paweł Pawlikowski’s timeless story—inspired by that of his own parents—is a heart stoppingly grand vision of star crossed love caught up in the tide of history.
Cold War The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - This sweeping, delirious romance begins in the polish countryside, a musician on a state sponsored mission to collect folk songs, where Wiktor Tomasz Kot, discovers a captivating young singer named Zula Joanna Kulig, in a performance for the ages. Over the next fifteen years, repressive communist bloc, and the corrupt, to which he defects, their turbulent relationship will play out in stolen moments between two worlds: the jazz clubs of decadent bohemian Paris, where she remains—universes bridged by their passion for music and for each other.
Holiday The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - Griffith • new conversation between filmmaker and distributor michael schlesinger and film critic Michael Sragow • Audio excerpts from an American Film Institute oral history with director George Cukor, recorded in 1970 and ’71 • Costume gallery • PLUS: An essay by critic Dana Stevens. Two years before stars katharine hepburn and cary grant and director George Cukor would collaborate on The Philadelphia Story, they brought their timeless talents to this delectable slice of 1930s romantic-comedy perfection, the second film adaptation of a hit 1928 play by Philip Barry.
Holiday The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - Blu-ray special edition features • new 4k digital restoration, a previous adaptation of Philip Barry’s play, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Holiday 1930, directed by Edward H. Grant is at his charismatic best as the acrobatically inclined free spirit who, following a whirlwind engagement, literally tumbles into the lives of his fiancée’s aristocratic family—setting up a clash of values with her staid father while firing the rebellious imagination of her brash, black-sheep sister Hepburn.
With a sparkling surface and an undercurrent of melancholy, Holiday is an enchanting ode to nonconformists and pie-in-the-sky dreamers everywhere, as well as a thoughtful reflection on what it truly means to live well.
Betty Blue The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - But as the increasingly erratic betty’s grip on reality begins to falter, Zorg finds himself willing to do things he never expected to protect both her fragile sanity and their tenuous existence. Adapted from the hit novel 37°2 le matin by philippe djian, jean-jacques Beineix’s art-house smash—presented here in its extended director’s cut—is a sexy, crazy, careening joyride of a romance that burns with the passion and beyond-all-reason fervor of all-consuming love.
When the easygoing would-be novelist zorg jean-hugues anglade meets the tempestuous Betty Béatrice Dalle in a magnetic breakout performance in a sunbaked French beach town, adventure, it’s the beginning of a whirlwind love affair that sees the pair turn their backs on conventional society in favor of the hedonistic pursuit of freedom, and carnal pleasure.
Betty Blue The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - Director-approved blu-ray special edition features • high-definition digital restoration, ” a short video featuring beineix and author philippe djian • le chien de monsieur michel, associate producer claudie ossard, cinematographer jean-françois robin, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Blue Notes and Bungalows, approved by director Jean-Jacques Beineix, actors Jean-Hugues Anglade and Béatrice Dalle, and composer Gabriel Yared • Making of “Betty Blue, a sixty-minute documentary from 2013 featuring Beineix, a short film by Beineix from 1977 • French television interview from 1986 with Beineix and Dalle • Dalle screen test • Trailers • New English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by critic Chelsea Phillips-Carr.
The Story of Temple Drake The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - Loosely adapted from william faulkner’s controversial novel Sanctuary, this notorious pre Code melodrama stars Miriam Hopkins as Temple Drake, the coquettish granddaughter of a respected small town judge. Steeped in southern gothic shadows by influential cinematographer karl Struss and shot through with moral ambiguity, The Story of Temple Drake is a harrowing vision of sin and salvation that boasts an astonishing lead performance from the fiery Hopkins, trauma, whose passage through the stations of terror, and redemption is a true tour de force of screen acting.
Blu ray special edition features • high definition digital restoration, along with archival materials relating to its production • new program with critic imogen sara smith about the complexity of the film and its central performance by Miriam Hopkins • New interview with critic Mick LaSalle about the film, director of the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, about the film’s visual style, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • New program featuring a conversation between cinematographer John Bailey and Matt Severson, censorship, and the Production Code • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien .
The Story of Temple Drake The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - When a boozehound date strands her at a bootleggers’ hideout, Temple is subjected to an act of nightmarish sexual violence and plunged into a criminal underworld that threatens to swallow her up completely.
Notorious The Criterion Collection Blu-rayCriterion Collection #ad - Coupling inventive cinematography with brilliantly subtle turns from his mesmerizing leads, Hitchcock orchestrates an anguished romance shot through with deception and moral ambiguity. With this twisted love story, alfred Hitchcock summoned darker shades of suspense and passion by casting two of Hollywood’s most beloved stars starkly against type.
Only after she has fallen for devlin does she learn that her mission is to seduce a Nazi industrialist Claude Rains hiding out in South America. A thriller of rare perfection, Notorious represents a pinnacle of both its director’s legendary career and classic Hollywood cinema. Ingrid bergman plays alicia, a suave, mysterious intelligence agent, an alluring woman with a checkered past recruited by Devlin Cary Grant, to spy for the U.
The Bad and the Beautiful Blu-rayWarner Archives #ad - Kirk douglas gives a magnetic, oscar®-nominated performance as Shields, who turns talent, charisma and ruthlessness into film success, stomping on careers and creating enemies along the way. Vincente minnelli directs this winner of five academy awards® that s more than a compelling insiders look at Tinseltown: Its an opportunity for buffs to guess which real-life stars and moguls inspired the roles played by Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Best Supporting Actress Gloria Grahame and more.
Appearances are everything in Hollywood. So when conniving moviemaker jonathan Shields realizes few mourners will show up for the funeral of his equally conniving father, he knows what to do: hire extras.
Fail Safe The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - Blu ray special edition features • new 4k digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet • New interview with film critic J. This unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all too plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military’s chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
Fail Safe The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - President and walter matthau as a trigger happy political theorist, Fail Safe is a long underappreciated alarm bell of a film, sounding an urgent warning about the deadly logic of mutually assured destruction. Starring henry Fonda as a coolheaded U. S. Working from a contemporary best seller, screenwriter Walter Bernstein and director Sidney Lumet wrench harrowing suspense from the doomsday fears of the Cold War era, making the most of a modest budget and limited sets to create an atmosphere of clammy claustrophobia and astronomically high stakes.
Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and cold war films • “fail safe” revisited, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, a short documentary from 2000 including interviews with Lumet, and actor Dan O’Herlihy • PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri.
Matewan The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - S. Director approved blu ray special edition features • new 4k digital restoration, supervised by director john sayles, producer maggie renzi, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • audio commentary featuring sayles and cinematographer Haskell Wexler • New documentary on the making of the film featuring Sayles, production designer Nora Chavooshian, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, and actors Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, and David Strathairn • New interview with composer Mason Daring on the film’s soundtrack • New program on the film’s production design featuring Chavooshian • Trailer • PLUS: An essay by critic A.
Hamrah. With a crackerjack ensemble cast—including james earl jones, david strathairn, Mary McDonnell, Matewan taps into a rich vein of Americana with painstaking attention to local texture, and Will Oldham—and Oscar nominated cinematography by Haskell Wexler In the Heat of the Night, issuing an impassioned cry for justice that still resounds today.
Matewan The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - Written and directed by john sayles lone star, this wrenching historical drama recounts the true story of a West Virginia coal town where the local miners’ struggle to form a union rose to the pitch of all out war in 1920 When the town of matewan’s miners go on strike, uniting workers white and black, in his screen debut arrives to help them, organizer Joe Kenehan Chris Cooper, Appalachia born and immigrant, while urging patience in the face of the coal company’s violent provocations.
The Fugitive Kind The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - Lumet captures the intense, fearless performances and Williams’s hot-blooded storytelling and social critique with his customary restraint, resulting in a drama of uncommon sophistication and craft. Director-approved blu-ray special edition features • high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • interview from 2009 with lumet • three plays by tennessee Williams, approved by director Sidney Lumet, directed by Lumet and starring Ben Gazzara and Lee Grant, an hour-long 1958 television presentation of one-act plays, among others • Program from 2010 discussing Williams’s work in Hollywood and The Fugitive Kind • PLUS: An essay by film critic David Thomson .
Four oscar-winning actors—marlon brando, anna magnani, Joanne Woodward, and Maureen Stapleton—excel in this enthralling film, which also brings together the legendary talents of director Sidney Lumet and writer Tennessee Williams. A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Brando is Val Xavier, a drifter trying to go straight.
The Fugitive Kind The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - He finds work and solace in a small-town southern variety store run by the married, sexually frustrated Lady Torrance Magnani, who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol Cutrere Woodward.