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Thieves' Highway (1949)

Directed by Jules Dassin

Country: United States

Duration: 94 minutes

Language: English

Spine #273

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Alain Silver, editor of Film Noir Reader and author of Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles

New video interview with Jules Dassin

Trailer for The Long Haul of A.I. Bezzerides (2004), a new documentary on Bezzerides, author of the screenplay for Thieves’ Highway and the novel on which it was based

Original theatrical trailer

Plus: a new essay by film critic Michael Sragow

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Night and the City (1950)

Directed by Jules Dassin

Country: United States

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: English

Spine #274

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Complete 101-minute British version of the film

Audio commentary by Glenn Erickson, author of the Film Noir Reader essay on Night and the City

Video interview with director Jules Dassin

Excerpts from a 1972 French interview with Dassin

Comparison of the scores for the British and American versions of the film by historian Christopher Husted

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Paul Arthur

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Tout va bien (1972)

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin

Country: France

Duration: 96 minutes

Language: French

Spine #275

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Letter to Jane (1972), Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin’s postscript film to Tout va bien

1972 video interview excerpt with Jean-Luc Godard

New video interview with Jean-Pierre Gorin

Plus: A 40-page booklet including essays by film critics J. Hoberman and Kent Jones and Godard biographer Colin MacCabe and an excerpted interview with Gorin and Godard from 1972

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The River (1951)

Directed by Jean Renoir

Country: France

Duration: 99 minutes

Language: English

Spine #276

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Introduction to the film by Jean Renoir

New video interview with director Martin Scorsese

2000 audio interview with Ken McEldowney, producer of The River

Rumer Godden: An Indian Affair, a 1995 documentary produced for the BBC Bookmark series, following author Rumer Godden as she journeys back to her childhood home in India

Stills gallery featuring production photos and publicity stills

Original theatrical trailer

15 page liner notes booklet with essays by film scholars Ian Christie and Alexander Sesonske

(REISSUE)

Around the River, a 2008 documentary by Arnaud Mandagaran about the making of the film

Jean Renoir: A Passage Through India, a new video essay by film writer Paul Ryan

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My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Directed by Gus Van Sant

Country: United States

Duration: 104 minutes

Language: English

Spine #277

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio conversation between Van Sant and filmmaker Todd Haynes (Safe, Far From Heaven, Velvet Goldmine)

The Making of My Own Private Idaho, a new documentary featuring interviews with key crew members

Kings of the Road, a 2005 interview with film scholar Paul Arthur on Van Sant's adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV and Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight

Video conversation between producer Laurie Parker and Rain Pheonix

Outtakes

Original theatrical trailer

A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Amy Taubin and reprinted interviews with Van Sant, Pheonix, and Reeves

Audio conversation from 2005 between writer JT LeRoy and filmmaker Jonathan Caouette

Deleted scenes

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L'eclisse (1962)

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Country: Italy

Duration: 126 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #278

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film scholar Richard Peña

Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema (2001), a fifty-six-minute documentary exploring the director’s life and career

Elements of Landscape, a twenty-two-minute piece from 2005 about Antonioni and L’eclisse, featuring Italian film critic Adriano Aprà and longtime Antonioni friend Carlo di Carlo

PLUS: Essays by film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Gilberto Perez, as well as excerpts from Antonioni’s writing about his work

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Young Törless (1966)

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Country: Germany

Duration: 87 minutes

Language: German

Spine #279

DVD BONUS FEATURES

A German Movie, a new video interview with writer-director Volker Schlöndorff in which he reflects upon the making of Young Törless and its subsequent impact

Rare presentation of the original score by acclaimed composer Hans Werner Henze, with a video introduction by Schlöndorff

Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes production images and promotional art

Original theatrical trailer

Plus: A new essay by film scholar Timothy Corrigan

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The Sword of Doom (1966)

Directed by Kihachi Okamoto

Country: Japan

Duration: 121 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #280

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Liner notes essay by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien

(REISSUE)

Audio commentary featuring film historian Stephen Prince

Trailer

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Jules and Jim (1962)

Directed by François Truffaut

Country: France

Duration: 106 minutes

Language: French

Spine #281

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Two audio commentaries: one featuring coscreenwriter Jean Gruault, longtime François Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman, editor Claudine Bouché, and film scholar Annette Insdorf; the other featuring actor Jeanne Moreau and Truffaut biographer Serge Toubiana

New video interview with director of photography Raoul Coutard

Exclusive video interview with co-writer Jean Gruault

New video conversation between scholars Robert Stam and Dudley Andrew

Excerpts from an episode of the French television program Cineastes de notre temps dedicated to François Truffaut

Segment from the French program L'Invite du Dimanche (1969), featuring Truffaut and Moreau

Truffaut on novelist Henri-Pierre Rouche, from the French program Bibliotheque de poche (1966)

Archival audio interview with Truffaut

(REISSUE)

Excerpts from The Key to “Jules and Jim” (1985), a documentary about author Henri-Pierre Roché and the real-life relationships that inspired the novel and film

Excerpts from Truffaut’s first appearance on American television, a 1977 interview with New York Film Festival director Richard Roud

Excerpts from a 1979 American Film Institute seminar given by Truffaut

Trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic John Powers, a 1981 piece by Truffaut on Roché, and script notes from Truffaut to Gruault

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Andrzej Wajda: Three War Films

Spine #282

DVD BOX SET FEATURES

Audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf on Ashes and Diamonds

More than ninety minutes of exclusive new interviews with Andrzej Wajda and colleagues, discussing the director’s career and the making of these films

Vintage newsreel on the making of Ashes and Diamonds

Ceramics from Ilza (Ceramika Ilzecka), Wajda’s 1951 film school short

Jan Nowak-Jezioranski: Courier from Warsaw, an interview by Wajda of a Warsaw Uprising insider

Rare behind-the-scenes production photos, publicity stills, and posters

A gallery of Wajda’s original drawings and paintings

PLUS: New essays by film scholars and critics Ewa Mazierska, John Simon, and Paul Coates

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A Generation (1955)

Directed by Andrzej Wajda

Country: Poland

Duration: 87 minutes

Language: Polish

Spine #283

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Andrzej Wajda: On Becoming a Filmmaker, an exclusive interview with the director and film critic Jerzy Plazewski

Ceramics from Ilza (Ceramika Ilzecka), Wajda’s 1951 film school short

Rare behind-the-scenes production photos, publicity stills, posters, and original artwork by the director

Plus: A new essay by film scholar Ewa Mazierska

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Kanal (1957)

Directed by Andrzej Wajda

Country: Poland

Duration: 96 minutes

Language: Polish

Spine #284

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Andrzej Wajda: On Kanal, a 27-minute exclusive new interview with the director, assistant director Janusz Morgenstern, and film critic Jerzy Plazewski

Jan Nowak-Jezioranski: Courier from Warsaw, a new 28-minute interview by Wajda of a Warsaw Uprising insider

Rare behind-the-scenes production photos, publicity stills, and posters

PLUS: A new essay by film critic John Simon

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Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Directed by Andrzej Wajda

Country: Poland

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: Polish

Spine #285

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf

Andrzej Wajda: On Ashes and Diamonds, a 35-minute exclusive new interview with the director, second director Janusz Morgenstern, and film critic Jerzy Plazewski

Vintage newsreel footage on the making of Ashes and Diamonds

Rare behind-the-scenes production photos, publicity stills, and posters

PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Paul Coates

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Divorce Italian Style (1961)

Directed by Pietro Germi

Country: Italy

Duration: 104 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #286

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Pietro Germi: The Man with the Cigar in His Mouth, a 39-minute documentary by critic and filmmaker Mario Sesti featuring interviews with Germi’s longtime friends and collaborators

Delighting in Contrasts, a new 30-minute collection of interviews with Sesti and actors Lando Buzzanca and Stefania Sandrelli discussing Germi on the set of Divorce Italian Style

An interview with screenwriter Ennio De Concini

Rare screen-test footage of actresses Daniela Rocca and Stefania Sandrelli

Plus: a 28-page booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Stuart Klawans and reprinted pieces by director Martin Scorsese and film historian Andrew Sarris

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Burden of Dreams (1982)

Directed by Les Blank

Country: United States

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: English

Spine #287

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by director Les Blank, editor and sound recordist Maureen Gosling, and Fitzcarraldo director Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980), a twenty-minute film by Blank featuring Herzog fulfilling a bet

Dreams and Burdens, a new thirty-eight-minute interview with Herzog

Deleted scenes

Photo gallery of images taken by Gosling

Trailer

Plus: An essay by film scholar Paul Arthur

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F for Fake (1975)

Directed by Orson Welles

Country: United States

Duration: 88 minutes

Language: English

Spine #288

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Video introduction by director Peter Bogdanovich

Audio commentary featuring star Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver

Orson Welles: One-Man Band (1988), a feature-length investigation of Welles' unfinished projects

Almost True, a 1992 Norwegian Film Institute documentary on art forger Elmyr de Hory

9 minute trailer

60 Minutes interviews with Clifford Irving

16 page liner notes booklet with new essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

(REISSUE)

Episode of the talk show Tomorrow from 1975 featuring an extensive interview with Welles

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Hoop Dreams (1994)

Directed by Steve James

Country: United States

Duration: 172 minutes

Language: English

Spine #289

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Two audio commentaries: one with filmmakers Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert, and one with the film’s subjects, Arthur Agee and William Gates

Additional scenes

Collection of excerpts from Siskel & Ebert tracking the acclaim for Hoop Dreams

Original 1994 music video for the film’s theme song

Trailers

PLUS: Essays by author John Edgar Wideman and filmmaker and critic Robert Greene

(REISSUE)

Life After “Hoop Dreams,” a new documentary that catches up with Agee, Gates, and their families

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The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

Directed by Luis Buñuel

Country: France

Duration: 104 minutes

Language: French

Spine #290

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Video introduction by screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A 32-page booklet featuring a new essay by critic Gary Indiana and a reprinted interview with Buñuel

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Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Country: United States

Duration: 112 minutes

Language: English

Spine #291

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Conversation from 2005 between film critics Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris

Episode from 1982 of Creativity with Bill Moyers exploring screenwriter Samson Raphaelson’s life and career

Audio seminar with Raphaelson and film critic Richard Corliss recorded at the Museum of Modern Art in 1977

Home recordings of director Ernst Lubitsch playing the piano

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film scholar William Paul

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Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Directed by Preston Sturges

Country: United States

Duration: 105 minutes

Language: English

Spine #292

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Sturges scholars James Harvey, Diane Jacobs, and Brian Henderson

New video introduction by writer-director Terry Jones

New video interview with Sturges’s widow Sandy Sturges

Gallery featuring rare production correspondence and stills

Plus: a new essay by novelist Jonathan Lethem

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The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)

Directed by Roberto Rossellini

Country: Italy

Duration: 87 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #293

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Exclusive new video interviews, conducted in 2004, with actress Isabella Rossellini, film historian Adriano Aprà, and film critic Father Virgilio Fantuzzi

The American-release prologue, situating the film in its historical context through paintings and frescoes

Plus: a 36-page booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Peter Brunette and reprinted writings by Roberto Rossellini and critic André Bazin

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The Browning Version (1951)

Directed by Anthony Asquith

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: English

Spine #294

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder

New video interview with Mike Figgis, director of the 1994 remake

Archival interview with Michael Redgrave from 1958

A new essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab

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Crazed Fruit (1956)

Directed by Kô Nakahara

Country: Japan

Duration: 86 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #295

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by renowned Japanese-film scholar Donald Richie

Theatrical trailer

Plus: A 16-page booklet featuring new essays by critic Chuck Stephens and film scholar Michael Raine

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Le notti bianche (1957)

Directed by Luchino Visconti

Country: Italy

Duration: 101 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #296

DVD BONUS FEATURES

A collection of interviews, from 2003, with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D’Amico, film critics Laura Delli Colli and Lino Miccichè, cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno, and costume designer Piero Tosi

New audio recording of Dostoyevsky’s “White Nights,” also downloadable as an MP3

Rare screen-test footage of Mastroianni and Schell

Original theatrical trailer

Plus: a new essay by film scholar Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

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Au hasard Balthazar (1966)

Directed by Robert Bresson

Country: France

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: French

Spine #297

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Interview from 2004 with film scholar Donald Richie

“Un metteur en ordre: Robert Bresson,” a 1966 French television program about the film, featuring director Robert Bresson, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, and members of Au hasard Balthazar’s cast and crew

Trailer

Plus: An essay by film scholar James Quandt

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