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Les enfants terribles (1950)

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

Country: France

Duration: 106 minutes

Language: French

Spine #398

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by writer, film critic, and journalist Gilbert Adair

Interviews with producer Carole Weisweiller, actors Nicole Stéphane and Jacques Bernard, and assistant director Claude Pinoteau

Around Jean Cocteau (2003), a short video by filmmaker Noel Simsolo discussing Cocteau and Melville's creative relationship

Theatrical trailer

Gallery of behind-the-scenes stills

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Gary Indiana, a tribute by Stéphane, an excerpt from Rui Nogueira's Melville on Melville, and drawings by Cocteau

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House of Games (1987)

Directed by David Mamet

Country: United States

Duration: 102 minutes

Language: English

Spine #399

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2007 featuring director David Mamet and consultant and actor Ricky Jay

Interviews with actors Lindsay Crouse and Joe Mantegna from 2007

David Mamet on “House of Games,” a short documentary shot on location during the film’s preparation and production

Detail from a storyboard of a short con suggested by Jay

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones and excerpts from Mamet’s introduction to the published screenplay

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Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Country: United States

Duration: 89 minutes

Language: English

Spine #400

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Permanent Vacation (1980), Jarmusch’s seventy-five-minute, color feature debut, presented in a high-definition digital restoration supervised by the director

Kino ’84: Jim Jarmusch, a 1984 German television program ­featuring interviews with cast and crew members from Stranger Than Paradise and Permanent Vacation

Some Days in January 1984, a behind-the-scenes Super 8 film by Tom Jarmusch

U.S. and Japanese trailers

PLUS: A booklet featuring Jarmusch’s 1984 “Some Notes on Stranger Than Paradise,” critics Geoff Andrew and J. Hoberman on Stranger Than Paradise, and author and critic Luc Sante on Permanent Vacation

(REISSUE)

Audio commentary from 1996 featuring Jarmusch and actor Richard Edson

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Night on Earth (1991)

Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Country: United States

Duration: 128 minutes

Language: Finnish, French, Italian, English

Spine #401

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Selected-scene commentary from 2007 featuring director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin

Q&A with Jarmusch from 2007, in which he responds to questions sent in by fans

Belgian television interview with Jarmusch from 1992

PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by filmmakers, authors, and critics Thom Andersen, Paul Auster, Bernard Eisenschitz, Goffredo Fofi, and Peter von Bagh, and the lyrics to Tom Waits’s original songs from the film

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The Milky Way (1969)

Directed by Luis Buñuel

Country: France

Duration: 101 minutes

Language: French

Spine #402

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Video introduction by screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière

New video interview with film scholar Ian Christie

Luis Bunuel: Atheist Thanks to God, a documentary featuring several of Bunuel's close friends and collaborators

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by Carlos Fuentes and Mark Polizzotti, and an interview with Luis Bunuel

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Cría cuervos. . . (1976)

Directed by Carlos Saura

Country: Spain

Duration: 109 minutes

Language: Spanish

Spine #403

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Portrait of Carlos Saura, a documentary on the life and career of the Spanish auteur

New interviews with actresses Geraldine Chaplin and Ana Torrent

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Paul Julian Smith

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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Directed by Byron Haskin

Country: United States

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: English

Spine #404

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 1994 featuring screenwriter Ib Melchior, actors Paul Mantee and Victor Lundin, production designer Al Nozaki, Oscar-winning special effects designer and Robinson Crusoe on Mars historian Robert Skotak, and excerpts from a 1979 audio interview with director Byron Haskin

Excerpts from Melchior’s original screenplay

Destination: Mars, a featurette from 2007 by Michael Lennick detailing the science and dreams behind Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Music video for Lundin’s song “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” from 2007

Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos, production designs, and promotional material

Theatrical trailer

PLUS: An essay by filmmaker and space historian Michael Lennick, Melchior’s “Brief Yargorian Dictionary” of original alien dialect, and a list of facts about Mars from his original screenplay

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The Threepenny Opera (1931)

Directed by G. W. Pabst

Country: Germany

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: German

Spine #405

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by scholars David Bathrick and Eric Rentschler

L'opera de quat'sous, Pabst's French-language version of the film, starring Albert Prejean and Florelle

A multimedia presentation by film scholar Charles O'Brien on the differences between the German and French versions

Archival introduction by Threepenny stars Fritz Rasp and Ernst Busch

New exclusive documentary on Threepenny's controversial journey from stage to screen

Archival interview with Fritz Rasp

Galleries of production photos by Hans Casparius and production sketches by art director Andre Andrejew

PLUS: A new essay by film critic Tony Rayns

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Martha Graham: Dance on Film (1959)

Directed by Nathan Kroll

Country: United States

Duration: 93 minutes

Language: English

Spine #406

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed, a 1994 documentary produced for PBS's American Masters series

A comparison of Appalachian Spring with an archival performance, by dance critic and historian Deborah Jowitt

Excerpts from a television pilot featuring composer Aaron Copland discussing his work on Appalachian Spring

A visual essay on working with Graham, narrated by Nathan Kroll

New interview with Museum of Television and Radio curator Ron Simon, discussing Kroll's work and legacy

Interviews with the films' editors, Eleanor Hamerow and Miriam Arsham

New interviews with six dancers from the films: Mimi Cole, Mary Hinkson, Linda Hodes, Stuart Hodes, Yuriko Kikuchi, and Ethel Winter

Excerpts from a 1975 filmed technique demonstration by Graham's company, narrated by Graham

Footage of Graham's company from a 1954 European tour

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by dance critic Joan Acocella

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Mala Noche (1985)

Directed by Gus Van Sant

Country: United States

Duration: 78 minutes

Language: English

Spine #407

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with Van Sant

Walt Curtis, the Peckerneck Poet: a documentary about the author of the book Mala Noche, directed by animator and friend Bill Plympton

Storyboard gallery

Original trailer edited by Van Sant

PLUS: A new essay by film critic Dennis Lim

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Breathless (1960)

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Country: France

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: French

Spine #408

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Archival interviews with director Jean-Luc Godard and actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, and Jean-Pierre Melville

Interviews from 2007 with Coutard, assistant director Pierre Rissient, and filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker

Two video essays: filmmaker Mark Rappaport’s Jean Seberg and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum’s “Breathless” as Criticism

Chambre 12, Hôtel de Suède, an eighty-minute 1993 documentary about the making of Breathless

Charlotte et son Jules, a 1959 short by Godard featuring Belmondo

Trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by scholar Dudley Andrew, writings by Godard, François Truffaut’s original treatment, and Godard’s scenario

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Days of Heaven (1978)

Directed by Terrence Malick

Country: United States

Duration: 94 minutes

Language: English

Spine #409

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring Weber, art director Jack Fisk, costume designer Patricia Norris, and casting director Dianne Crittenden

New audio interview with actor Richard Gere

Video interviews with Bailey, cinematographer Haskell Wexler, and actor Sam Shepard

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Adrian Martin and a chapter from director of photography Nestor Almendros's autobiography

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Under the Volcano (1984)

Directed by John Huston

Country: United States

Duration: 112 minutes

Language: English

Spine #410

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring executive producer Michael Fitzgerald and producers Wieland Schulz-Keil and Moritz Borman

Theatrical trailers

New video interview with Jacqueline Bisset

New audio interview with screenwriter Guy Gallo

1984 audio interview with John Huston conducted by French film critic Michel Ciment

Notes from "Under the Volcano" (1984), a 59-minute documentary by Gary Conklin shot on the set during the film's production, featuring interviews with Huston, cast, and crew

Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry (1976), filmmaker Donald Brittain's 99-minute, Academy Award–nominated documentary, narrated by Richard Burton, examining the connections between Under the Volcano author Malcolm Lowry's life and that of his novel's main character

PLUS: A new essay by film critic Christian Viviani

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Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Country: Germany

Duration: 902 minutes

Language: German

Spine #411

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Two documentaries by Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz: one from 2007 featuring interviews with the cast and crew, the other from 2006 on the restoration

Hans-Dieter Hartl’s 1980 documentary Notes on the Making of “Berlin Alexanderplatz”

Phil Jutzi’s 1931 feature-length film of Alfred Döblin’s novel, from a screenplay cowritten by Döblin himself

Interview from 2007 with Peter Jelavich, author of “Berlin Alexanderplatz”: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture

PLUS: A book featuring an essay by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, reflections on the novel by Fassbinder and author Thomas Steinfeld, and an interview with Schwarzenberger

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Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 92 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #412

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2007 by Ingmar Bergman scholar Peter Cowie

Introduction by Bergman from 2003

PLUS: An essay by critic John Simon

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Drunken Angel (1948)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Duration: 98 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #413

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring Japanese-film scholar Donald Richie

A 30-minute documentary on the making of Drunken Angel, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

Kurosawa and the Censors, a new, 25-minute video piece that looks at the challenges Kurosawa faced in making Drunken Angel

PLUS: An essay by cultural historian Ian Buruma and excerpts from Kurosawa’s Something Like an Autobiography

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Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

Directed by Monte Hellman

Country: United States

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: English

Spine #414

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Two audio commentaries: one by Hellman and filmmaker Allison Anders and one by screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer and author David N. Meyer

Interviews with Hellman, actor James Taylor, musician Kris Kristofferson, producer Michael Laughlin, and production manager Walter Coblenz

Rare screen test outtakes

Performance and Image, a look at the restoration of a ’55 Chevy used in the movie and the film’s locations in 2007

Color Me Gone, photos and publicity from the film

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones; and Wurlitzer's screenplay

(REISSUE)

Plus appreciations by director Richard Linklater and musician Tom Waits, and a 1970 on-set account from Rolling Stone by Michael Goodwin

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The Naked Prey (1965)

Directed by Cornel Wilde

Country: United States

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: English

Spine #415

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2007 by film scholar Stephen Prince

“John Colter’s Escape,” a 1913 record of the trapper’s flight from Blackfoot Indians—which was the inspiration for The Naked Prey—read by actor Paul Giamatti

Original soundtrack cues created by director Cornel Wilde and ethnomusicologist Andrew Tracey, along with a written statement by Tracey

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson and a 1970 interview with Wilde

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Miss Julie (1951)

Directed by Alf Sjöberg

Country: Sweden

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #416

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New video essay by film historian Peter Cowie

Archival television interview with director Alf Sjöberg

A 2006 television documentary about the play Miss Julie and dramatist August Strindberg

Theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film scholars Peter Matthews and Birgitta Steene

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This Sporting Life (1963)

Directed by Lindsay Anderson

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 134 minutes

Language: English

Spine #417

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring Paul Ryan, editor of Never Apologise: The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson, and David Storey, screenwriter and author of This Sporting Life

Theatrical trailer

Lindsay Anderson: Lucky Man? (2004), a short documentary from BBC Scotland featuring interviews with many of the director's friends and collaborators

New video interview with Anderson's first producer and close friend Lois Sutcliffe Smith

Meet the Pioneers (1948), Anderson's first film, a documentary short about a mining engineering firm

Wakefield Express (1952), an early documentary by Anderson about the town that later served as the setting for This Sporting Life

Is That All There Is? (1992), Anderson's autobiographical final film

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard and an article by Anderson from 1963

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4 by Agnès Varda

Spine #418

DVD BOX SET FEATURES

Three short films by Varda: L’opéra Mouffe (1958), Du côté de la côte (1958), and Les fiancés du pont Macdonald (1961)

On La Pointe Courte: new video interview with Varda; excerpts from a 1964 episode of the television series Cinéastes de notre temps, in which Varda discusses her early career

On Cléo from 5 to 7: documentary from 2005 on the making of the film; 2005 short film retracing Cléo’s steps through Paris; Varda speaking with Madonna about the film in 1993

On Le bonheur: 2006 featurettes with the three actors from the film; discussion about the film from 2006 between four intellectuals; footage of Varda on set; 1998 interview with Varda

On Vagabond: 2003 documentary on the making of the film; conversation from 2003 between Varda and composer Joanna Bruzdowicz; 1986 radio interview with Varda and writer Nathalie Sarraute, who inspired the film

Theatrical trailers

PLUS: New essays by Chris Darke, Adrian Martin, Amy Taubin, and Ginette Vincendeau, as well as a foreword by Varda on each film

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La Pointe Courte (1956)

Directed by Agnès Varda

Country: France

Duration: 80 minutes

Language: French

Spine #419

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New video interview with director Agnès Varda

Excerpts from a 1964 episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps, in which Varda discusses her early career

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Le bonheur (1965)

Directed by Agnès Varda

Country: France

Duration: 80 minutes

Language: French

Spine #420

DVD BONUS FEATURES

The Two Women of "Le bonheur" (2006), a short piece featuring actors Claire Drouot and Marie-France Boyer

Thoughts on "Le bonheur" (2006), a discussion between four scholars and intellectuals discussing the concept of happiness and its relation to the film

Two short pieces by Varda investigating people's idea of happiness

Jean-Claude Drouot Returns (2006), a featurette in which the actor revisits the film's setting forty years later

Segment from the 1964 television program Démons et merveilles du cinéma, featuring footage of Varda shooting Le bonheur

Interview with Varda from 1998 about Le bonheur

Du côté de la côte (1958), a short film by Varda exploring the tourist destination of the Côte d'Azur

Theatrical trailer

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Pierrot le fou (1965)

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Country: France

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: French

Spine #421

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New video interview with actor Anna Karina

A "Pierrot" Primer, a new video program with audio commentary by filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin

Godard, l'amour, la poésie, a fifty-minute French documentary about director Jean-Luc Godard and his work and marriage with Karina

Archival interview excerpts with Godard, Karina, and actor Jean-Paul Belmondo

Theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Richard Brody, a 1969 review by Andrew Sarris, and a 1965 interview with Godard

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The Last Emperor (1987)

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Country: China

Duration: 160 minutes

Language: English

Spine #422

DVD BOX SET BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer-actor Ryuichi Sakamoto

The Italian Traveler: Bernardo Bertolucci, a 53-minute film by Fernand Moszkowicz tracing the director's geographic influences, from Parma to China

Video images taken by Bertolucci while on preproduction in China

The Chinese Adventure of Bernardo Bertolucci, a 52-minute documentary that revisits the film's making

A new, 47-minute documentary featuring Storaro, editor Gabriella Cristiani, costume designer James Acheson, and art director Gianni Silvestri

A 66-minute BBC documentary exploring Bertolucci's creative process and the making of The Last Emperor

A 30-minute interview with Bertolucci from 1989

A new interview with composer David Byrne

A new interview with Ian Buruma examining the historical period of the film

Theatrical trailer

A booklet featuring a new essay by David Thomson; interviews with production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti and actor Ying Ruocheng, a reminiscence by Bertolucci, and an essay and production-diary extracts from Fabien S. Gerard

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