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Grand Illusion (1937)

Directed by Jean Renoir

Country: France

Duration: 114 minutes

Language: French

Spine #1

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Peter Cowie

Rare Theatrical Trailer in which Jean Renoir discusses both Grand Illusion and his personal war experiences

Archival Radio Presentation: Rainer and Erich von Stroheim accept Grand Illusion's Best Foreign Films honors at the 1938 New York Film Critics Awards

Press book excerpts: Renoir's letter "to the projectionist," cast bios, an essay on Renoir by von Stroheim, and essays about the film's title and recently recovered camera negative

Restoration Demonstration

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Seven Samurai (1954)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Duration: 207 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #2

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio Commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck

Original U.S. Theatrical Trailer

Two page liner notes by David Ehrenstein

Restoration Demonstration

(REISSUE)

Two audio commentaries, one featuring film scholars David Desser, Joan Mellen, Stephen Prince, Tony Rayns and Donald Ritchie and the other Japanese film expert Michael Jeck

50-minute documentary on the making of Seven Samurai, created as part of the Toho Masterworks  series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

My Life in Cinema, a 2-hour video conversation from 1993 between Directors Akira Kurosawa and Nagisa Oshima

Seven Samurai: Origins and Influences, a documentary looking at the samurai traditions and films that helped shape Kurosawa's masterpiece

Theatrical trailers and teaser

Gallery of rare posters, behind-the-scenes photos, and production stills

PLUS:  A booklet featuring essays by Kenneth Turan, Peter Cowie, Philip Kemp, Peggy Chiao, Alain Silver, Stuart Galbraith, Arthur Penn, and Sidney Lumet and an interview with Toshiro Mifune from 1993

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The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 96 minutes

Language: English

Spine #3

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder

Restoration Demonstration

(REISSUE)

Crook's Tour, a 1941 feature-length adventure film starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne as Charters and Caldicott, their beloved characters from The Lady Vanishes

Excerpts from Francois Truffaut's legendary 1962 audio interview with Alfred Hitchcock

Mystery Train, a video essay about Hitchcock and The Lady Vanishes by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff

Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and promotional art

New essays by critic Geoffrey O'Brien and Hitchcock scholar Charles Barr

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Amarcord (1973)

Directed by Federico Fellini

Country: Italy

Duration: 123 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #4

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Restoration Demonstration

(REISSUE)

Audio commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette and Frank Burke

American release trailer

Deleted scene

Fellini's Homecoming, a 45 minute documentary on the complicated relationship between the celebrated director, his hometown, and his past

Interview with star Magali Noel

Fellini's drawings of characters in the film

Felliniana, a presentation of ephemera devoted to Amarcord,  from the collection of Don Young

Archival audio interviews of Fellini and his friends and family, by critic Gideon Bachmann

Restoration Demonstration

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The 400 Blows (1959)

Directed by François Truffaut

Country: France

Duration: 99 minutes

Language: French

Spine #5

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film scholar Brian Stonehill

Audio commentary by co-screenwriter Marcel Moussy and François Truffaut's lifelong friend Robert Lachenay

Theatrical trailers

(REISSUE)

Rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan

Newsreel footage from the film's showing at Cannes

Excerpt from a 1965 interview with Truffaut in which he discusses his youth, his critical writings, and the origins of the character Antoine Doinel

Excerpt from a 1960 interview with Truffaut about the global reception of The 400 Blows and his own critical view of the film

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf

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Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Directed by Jean Cocteau

Country: France

Duration: 93 minutes

Language: French

Spine #6

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by critic Arthur Knight

A documentary on the movie and the fable

The original fable translated into English

(REISSUE)

Philip Glass' opera La Belle et la Bete, as an alternate soundtrack

Two audio commentaries: one by film historian Arthur Knight and one by writer and cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling

Screening at the Majestic, a 1995 documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew

Interview with cinematographer Henri Alekan

Rare behind-the-scenes photos and publicity stills

Film Restoration Demonstration

Original trailer, directed and narrated by Jean Cocteau and the 1995 restoration trailer

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A Night to Remember (1958)

Directed by Roy Ward Baker

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 123 minutes

Language: English

Spine #7

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Don Lynch and Ken Marshall, author and illustrator of "Titanic": An Illustrated History

The Making of "A Night to Remember" (1993), a 60 minute documentary featuring producer William MacQuitty's rare behind-the-scenes footage

(REISSUE)

Same material on top

Archival interview with Titanic survivor Eva Hart

En natt att minnas (1962), a half-hour Swedish documentary featuring interviews with Titanic survivors

The Iceberg That Sank the "Titanic" (2006), a 60 minute BBC documentary

Trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Michael Sragow and archival photographs

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The Killer (1989)

Directed by John Woo

Country: Hong Kong

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: Cantonese

Spine #8

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Exclusive film-to-tape transfer approved by director John Woo

Audio commentary by John Woo and production executive Terence Chang

Deleted Scenes

Theatrical trailer

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Hard Boiled (1992)

Directed by John Woo

Country: Hong Kong

Language: Cantonese

Duration: 126 minutes

Spine #9

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by John Woo, producer Terence Chang, filmmaker Roger Avary, and critic Dave Kehr

Trailers for eleven of Woo's Hong Kong films

A student film by Woo

Guide to Hong Kong crime films

Notes on Hard Boiled by Barbara Scharres

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Walkabout (1971)

Directed by Nicolas Roeg

Country: United Kingdom, Australia

Duration: 100 minutes

Language: English

Spine #10

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Nicolas Roeg and Jenny Agutter

Original, unedited director's cut

Long and short theatrical trailers

An essay by Roger Ebert

(REISSUE)

Video interviews with Agutter and actor Luc Roeg

Gulpilil--One Red Blood (2002), an hour-long documentary on the life and career of actor David Gulpilil

Theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by author Paul Ryan

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The Seventh Seal (1957)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 96 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #11

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie

Theatrical trailer with optional english subtitles

An annotated, illustrated Bergman filmography, featuring excerpts from Wild Strawberries and The Magician with commentary

Restoration Demonstration

(REISSUE)

Introduction by Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003

Bergman Island (2006), an 83-minute documentary on Bergman by Marie Nyerod, featuring in-depth and revealing interviews with the director

Archival audio interview with Max von Sydow

A 1989 tribute to Bergman by filmmaker Woody Allen

Bergman 101, a selected video filmography tracing Bergman's career, narrated by Cowie

PLUS: A new essay by Cowie (box set edition); a booklet featuring a new essay by critic Gary Giddins

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This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Directed by Rob Reiner

Country: United States

Duration: 82 minutes

Language: English

Spine #12

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Dual audio commentaries: Track 1: Spinal Tap's Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer; Track 2: Rob Reiner, Producer Karen Murphy, and editors Robert Leighton and Kent Beyda

Original industry and theatrical trailers

20 minute demo reel, Spinal Tap: The Final Tour

Promotional shorts: Heavy Metal Memories and "Hell Hole"

The Cutting Room Floor: More than one hour of deleted scenes, abandoned subplots, and alternate takes

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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Directed by Jonathan Demme

Country: United States

Duration: 118 minutes

Language: English

Spine #13

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by director Jonathan Demme, stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally and FBI agent John Douglas

Seven deleted scenes

Film-to-storyboard comparison and storyboards

FBI crime classification manual

Voices of Death: word-for-word statements of convicted serial killers

(REISSUE)

New interview with critic Maitland McDonagh

Four documentaries featuring hours of interviews with cast and crew

Behind the scenes featurette

Trailer

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Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)

Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki

Country: Japan

Duration: 93 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #14

DVD BONUS FEATURES

4 page insert

Original Japanese Trailer

(REISSUE)

New interviews with translator and historian William Scott Wilson about the real-life Musashi Miyamoto, the inspiration for the hero of the films

On Musashi Miyamoto Part 1

Trailers

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Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki

Country: Japan

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #15

DVD BONUS FEATURES

4 page insert

Original Japanese Trailer

(REISSUE)

New interviews with translator and historian William Scott Wilson about the real-life Musashi Miyamoto, the inspiration for the hero of the films

On Musashi Miyamoto Part 2

Trailer

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Samurai III: Duel on Ganryu Island (1956)

Directed by Hirsohi Inagaki

Country: Japan

Duration: 104 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #16

DVD BONUS FEATURES

4 page front

Original Japanese Trailer

(REISSUE)

New interviews with translator and historian William Scott Wilson about the real-life Musashi Miyamoto, the inspiration for the hero of the films

On Musashi Miyamoto Part 3

Trailer

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Saló, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Country: Italy

Duration: 116 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #17

DVD BONUS FEATURES

There is an inset by John Powers that briefly covers the controversy behind Pasolini and his final film. It was quite informative and gives valued insight into the film

(REISSUE)

"Saló": Yesterday and Today, a 33 minute documentary featuring interviews with director Pier Paolo Pasolini, actor-filmmaker Jean-Claude Biette, and Pasolini friend Nineto Davoli

Fade to Black, a 23 minute documentary featuring directors Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat, and John Maybury, as well as scholar David Forgacs

The End of "Saló", a 40 minute documentary about the film's production

Video interviews with set designer Dante Feretti and director and film scholar Jean-Pierre Gorin

Theatrical Trailer

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The Naked Kiss (1964)

Directed by Samuel Fuller

Country: United States

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: English

Spine #18

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Trailer

(REISSUE)

New video interview with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis

Excerpts from a 1983 episode of The South Bank Show dedicated to director Samuel Fuller

Interview with Samuel Fuller from a 1967 episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps

Interview with Fuller from a 1987 episode of the French television series Cinéma cinémas

Original theatrical trailer

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Shock Corridor (1963)

Directed by Samuel Fuller

Country: United States

Duration: 101 minutes

Language: English

Spine #19

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Theatrical trailer

2 page liner notes essay by Tim Hunter

(REISSUE)

New video interview with Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis

The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera, Adam Simon's 1996 documentary on director Samuel Fuller

Original theatrical trailer

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Sid and Nancy (1986)

Directed by Alex Cox

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 113 minutes

Language: English

Spine #20

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by writer 'Abbe Wool', actors Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb, cultural historian Greil Marcus, filmmakers Julien Temple and Lech Kowalski, and musician Elliot Kidd

England's Glory, a 1987 documentary about the making of Sid and Nancy

The infamous 1976 Bill Grundy interview with the "Sex Pistols"

A rare telephone interview with Sid Vicious

Interviews with Sid and Nancy from the 1980 documentary D.O.A.: A Right of Passage

(REISSUE)

2001 Audio commentary featuring co-writer, director Alex Cox and actor Andrew Schofield

Archival interviews and footage

2016 interview with Alex Cox

The London Weekend Show - November 1976

Excerpt from 2016's Sad Vacation

Trailer

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Dead Ringers (1988)

Directed by David Cronenberg

Country: United States

Duration: 115 minutes

Language: English

Spine #21

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by director David Cronenberg, actor Jeremy Irons, editor Ron Sanders, production designer Carol Spier and cinematographer Peter Suchitzky

The original designs of the opening title sequence

"Mathematics in Metal"  and "Instruments for Operating on Mutant Women": A still gallery of drawings and photographs of the sculptures and medical instruments designed for the film

Twinning effect/motion control footage

The electronic press kit, including a trailer and a featurette

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RoboCop (1987)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Country: United States

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: English

Spine #23

DVD BONUS FEATURES

The unrated director's cut, including "excessively violent" shots cut from the theatrical release to avoid an X rating

Audio commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, co-writer Edward Neumeier, executive producer Jon Davison, and RoboCop expert Paul M Sammon

Film-to-storyboard comparison

Storyboards

An illustrated essay on the making of RoboCop

Theatrical and teaser trailers

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High and Low (1963)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Duration: 143 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #24

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Color bars

(REISSUE)

Audio commentary by Akira Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince

A 37 minute documentary on the making of High and Low, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

Rare interview with actor Toshiro Mifune from 1984

Interview with actor Tsutomu Yamazaki

Theatrical trailers from Japan and the U.S.

PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien

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