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Gate of Flesh (1964)

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Country: Japan

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #298

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Exclusive new video interview with director Seijun Suzuki and production designer Takeo Kimura

Stills gallery of rare archival production photos and art

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: a new essay by noted Asian-cinema critic Chuck Stephens

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Story of a Prostitute (1965)

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Country: Japan

Duration: 96 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #299

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Exclusive new video interviews with director Seijun Suzuki, production designer Takeo Kimura, and film critic Tadao Sato

Original theatrical trailer

Plus: a new essay by film critic David Chute

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Directed by Wes Anderson

Country: United States

Duration: 118 minutes

Language: English

Spine #300

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Anderson and cowriter Noah Baumbach

This Is an Adventure, a documentary chronicling the film’s production

Mondo Monda, an Italian talk show featuring an interview with Anderson and Baumbach

Interview with composer Mark Mothersbaugh

Singer-actor Seu Jorge performing David Bowie songs in Portuguese

Intern video journal by actor Matthew Gray Gubler

Interviews with the cast and crew

Deleted scenes

Stills gallery

Trailer

PLUS: An insert featuring a conversation between Wes and Eric Chase Anderson conducted in 2005

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An Angel at My Table (1990)

Directed by Jane Campion

Country: New Zealand

Duration: 158 minutes

Language: English

Spine #301

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2005 featuring Campion, Dryburgh, and actor Kerry Fox

Short documentary from 2002 about the making of the film

Six deleted scenes

Audio interview with author Janet Frame from 1983

Trailer

Stills gallery

PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from Frame’s autobiography, on which Campion based her film

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Harakiri (1962)

Directed by Masaki Kobayashi

Country: Japan

Duration: 133 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #302

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Video introduction by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie

Excerpt from a rare Directors Guild of Japan video interview with director Masaki Kobayashi, moderated by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda

Video interviews with star Tatsuya Nakadai and screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto

Original theatrical trailer

Poster gallery

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Joan Mellen and a reprint of Mellen’s 1972 interview with Kobayashi

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Bad Timing (1980)

Directed by Nicolas Roeg

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 122 minutes

Language: English

Spine #303

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with Roeg and producer Jeremy Thomas

New interview with Theresa Russell

Deleted scenes

Original theatrical trailer

Gallery of behind-the-scenes production photos and original posters

Plus: a 28-page booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Richard Combs and a 1980 interview with Art Garfunkel

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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Directed by Nicolas Roeg

Country: United States

Duration: 139 minutes

Language: English

Spine #304

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Roeg and actors David Bowie and Buck Henry

Performance, new video interview with actors Candy Clark and Rip Torn

New video interview with screenwriter Paul Mayersberg

Audio interviews with costume designer May Routh and production designer Brian Eatwell

Audio interview from 1984 with author Walter Tevis, conducted by Don Swaim

Multiple stills galleries, including Routh’s costume sketches; behind-the-scenes photos; and production and publicity stills, introduced by set photographer David James

Gallery of posters from Roeg’s films

Trailers

PLUS: A new essay on the film by critic Graham Fuller; Walter Tevis’s original novel, reprinted specially for this release, and an appreciation of Tevis by novelist Jack Matthews

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Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

Directed by Jean Renoir

Country: France

Duration: 84 minutes

Language: French

Spine #305

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Archival introduction by Jean Renoir

New video interview with filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin

Excerpt from a 1967 Cinéastes de notre temps program, featuring Renoir and Michel Simon

French television conversation between director Eric Rohmer and critic Jean Douchet

Interactive map of 1930s Paris, highlighting the film’s locations

Plus: a new essay by Renoir scholar Christopher Faulkner

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Le samouraï (1967)

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

Country: France

Duration: 105 minutes

Language: French

Spine #306

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Interviews from 2005 with Rui Nogueira, editor of Melville on Melville, and Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris

Archival interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, and Cathy Rosier

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film scholar David Thomson, an appreciation by filmmaker John Woo, and excerpts from Melville on Melville

(REISSUE)

Melville-Delon: D’honneur et de nuit (2011), a short documentary exploring the friendship between the director and the actor and their iconic collaboration on this film

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Naked (1993)

Directed by Mike Leigh

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 131 minutes

Language: English

Spine #307

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Leigh and actors David Thewlis and Katrin Cartlidge

Original theatrical trailer

New video interview with director Neil LaBute

Episode of the BBC program The Art Zone in which author Will Self interviews Leigh

The Short and Curlies, a short comedy from 1987 directed by Leigh and starring Thewlis, with audio commentary by Leigh

PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film critics Derek Malcolm and Amy Taubin

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Masculin féminin (1966)

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Country: France

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: French

Spine #308

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Archival 1966 interview with actress Chantal Goya

New video interviews with Goya, Kurant, and Jean-Luc Godard collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin, conducted in 2005

Video discussion of the film between French film scholars Freddy Buache and Dominique Païni

Swedish television footage of Godard directing the “film within the film” scene

Trailers for the original theatrical release and the 2005 rerelease

Plus: a 16-page booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Adrian Martin and a reprint of a report from the set by French journalist Phillippe Labro

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Ugetsu (1953)

Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

Country: Japan

Duration: 97 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #309

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by critic, filmmaker, and festival programmer Tony Rayns

Two Worlds Intertwined, a 2005 appreciation of Ugetsu by Masahiro Shinoda

Process and Production, a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu

Interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa

Trailers

Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director, a 1975 documentary by Kaneto Shindo

An essay by film critic Phillip Lopate

(REISSUE)

Three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making the film

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Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Directed by Masaki Kobayashi

Country: Japan

Duration: 121 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #310

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Excerpt from a 1993 interview with director Masaki Kobayashi

Original theatrical trailer

Plus: a new essay by Japanese-film historian Donald Richie

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Sword of the Beast (1965)

Directed by Hideo Gosha

Country: Japan

Duration: 85 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #311

DVD BONUS FEATURE

A new essay by Japanese-film and -culture critic Patrick Macias

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Samurai Spy (1965)

Directed by Masahiro Shinoda

Country: Japan

Duration: 100 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #312

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Exclusive new video 16-minute interview with director Masahiro Shinoda

Gallery of key characters in the film

New essay by film scholar Alain Silver

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Kill! (1968)

Directed by Kihachi Okamoto

Country: Japan

Duration: 114 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #313

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Original theatrical trailer and teaser

New essay by film and culture critic Howard Hampton

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Pickpocket (1959)

Directed by Robert Bresson

Country: France

Duration: 76 minutes

Language: French

Spine #314

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring film scholar James Quandt

Introduction by writer-director Paul Schrader

The Models of “Pickpocket,” a 2003 documentary by Babette Mangolte that features interviews with actors from the film

Interview with director Robert Bresson from a 1960 episode of the French television program Cinépanorama

Q&A on Pickpocket from 2000, featuring actor Marika Green and filmmakers Paul Vecchiali and Jean-Pierre Améris

Footage of the sleight-of-hand artist and Pickpocket consultant Kassagi from a 1962 episode of the French television show La piste aux étoiles

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by novelist and critic Gary Indiana

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Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

Directed by François Truffaut

Country: France

Duration: 81 minutes

Language: French

Spine #315

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film scholars Annette Insdorf and Peter Brunette

Exclusive new video interviews with actors Charles Aznavour and Marie Dubois and director of photography Raoul Coutard

Rare interview with François Truffaut collaborator Suzanne Schiffman

Two documentary excerpts featuring Truffaut on the film and the source novel

The Music of George Delerue, an illustrated audioessay

Dubois’ screen test

Theatrical trailer

Plus: a 28-page booklet featuring film critic Kent Jones, an interview with Truffaut, and the director on Aznavour and Dubois

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Ran (1985)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Duration: 160 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #316

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring film scholar Stephen Prince

An appreciation of the film by director Sidney Lumet

A.K., a 74-minute film by director Chris Marker

A 30-minute documentary on the making of Ran, from the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

A 35-minute video piece reconstructing Ran through Kurosawa’s paintings and sketches, created as part of the series Image: Kurosawa’s Continuity

Video interview with actor Tatsuya Nakadai

Theatrical trailers

Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Wilmington and interviews with Kurosawa and composer Toru Takemitsu

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The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 127 minutes

Language: English

Spine #317

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by director Martin Scorsese and film music historian Bruce Eder

New video interview with director George A. Romero

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1956), a short musical film directed by Michael Powell, based on the Goethe story

Rare collection of production designer Hein Heckroth’s design sketches and paintings

Gallery of archival production and publicity photographs

Original theatrical trailer

Plus: a new essay by film historian Ian Christie

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Forbidden Games (1952)

Directed by René Clément

Country: France

Duration: 86 minutes

Language: French

Spine #318

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Collection of new and archival interviews with director René Clément and actress Brigitte Fossey

Alternate opening and ending to the film

Original theatrical trailer

A new essay by film scholar Peter Matthews

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The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Duration: 150 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #319

DVD BONUS FEATURES

A 33-minute documentary on the making of The Bad Sleep Well, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

Original theatrical trailer

New essays by film critic Chuck Stephens and director Michael Almereyda (Deadwood, Hamlet)

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Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Directed by John Ford

Country: United States

Duration: 100 minutes

Language: English

Spine #320

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Omnibus: “John Ford,” part one: filmmaker Lindsay Anderson’s profile of the life and work of director John Ford before World War II

Talk show appearance by actor Henry Fonda from 1975

Audio interviews from the seventies with Ford and Fonda, conducted by the director’s grandson Dan Ford

Academy Award radio dramatization of the film

Gallery of production documents

PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and an homage to Ford by filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein

(REISSUE)

New audio commentary featuring film scholar Joseph McBride (Searching for John Ford: A Life)

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The Virgin Spring (1960)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #321

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2005 by Ingmar Bergman scholar Birgitta Steene

Interviews from 2005 with actors Gunnel Lindblom and Birgitta Pettersson

Introduction by filmmaker Ang Lee from 2005

Audio recording of a 1975 American Film Institute seminar by Bergman

PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film scholar Peter Cowie and screenwriter Ulla Isaksson and the medieval ballad on which the film is based

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The Complete Mr. Arkadin (1955)

Directed by Orson Welles

Country: United States

Duration: 105 minutes

Language: English

Spine #322

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by scholars Jonathan Rosenbaum and James Naremore

An interview with Welles biographer Simon Callow, featuring his audio interview with star Robert Arden

Three half-hour episodes of the radio program The Lives of Harry Lime, upon which the film is based, and an interview with producer Harry Alan Towers

On the Comprehensive Version, a new documentary featuring interviews with film historian Stefan Drössler and Claude Bertemes and Welles confidant Bogdanovich

Outtakes, rushes, and alternate scenes from the film

Extensive stills gallery

PLUS: Mr. Arkadin, the novel, with a new preface by Robert Polito, and a booklet featuring J. Hoberman, Rosenbaum, film historian François Thomas, and Drössler on the three versions; and a time line of Arkadin-related events

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