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The Long Good Friday (1980)

Directed by John Mackenzie

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 114 minutes

Language: English

Spine #26

DVD BONUS FEATURE

The original British and American theatrical trailers

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Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

Directed by Paul Morrissey

Country: United States

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: English

Spine #27

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Paul Morrissey, star Udo Kier, and film historian Maurice Yacowar

A stills gallery of publicity and production photos featuring excerpts from the Claudio Gizzi musical score in stereo

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Blood for Dracula (1974)

Directed by Paul Morrissey

Country: United States

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: English

Spine #28

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Paul Morrissey, star Udo Kier, and film historian Maurice Yacowar

A stills gallery of publicity and production photos featuring excerpts from the Claudio Gizzi musical in stereo

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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

Directed by Peter Weir

Country: Australia

Duration: 107 minutes

Language: English

Spine #29

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Theatrical trailer

3 page liner notes by Vincent Canby

(REISSUE)

Extended interview with Peter Weir

New piece on the making of the film, featuring interviews from 2003 with executive producer Patricia Lovell, producers Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy, and cast members

New introduction by film scholar David Thomson, author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film

A Recollection...Hanging Rock 1900 (1975), an on-set documentary hosted by Lovell and featuring interviews with Weir, actor Rachel Roberts and source novel author Joan Lindsay

Homesdale (1971), an award-winning black comedy by Weir

Trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by author Megan Abbott and an excerpt from film scholar Marek Haltof’s 1996 book Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide (dual-format only); a new paperback edition of Lindsay’s novel, previously out of print in the U.S. (dual-format only)

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M (1931)

Directed by Fritz Lang

Country: Germany

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: German

Spine #30

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by German film scholars Anton Kaes, author of the BFI Film Classics volume on M, and Eric Rentschler, author of The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife

Conversation with Fritz Lang, a 50 minute film by William Friedkin

Claude Chabrol's M le Maudit, a short film inspired by M, plus a video interview with Chabrol about Lang's filmmaking techniques

Video interview with Harold Nebenzal, son of M producer Seymour Nebenzal

Classroom audiotapes of editor Paul Falkenberg discussing the film and its history, set to clips from the film

Documentary on the physical history of M, from production to distribution to digital restoration

Galleries of behind-the-scenes photographs and production sketches

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Nanook of the North (1922)

Directed by Robert Flaherty

Country: United States

Duration: 79 minutes

Language: English

Spine #33

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New orchestral score by silent film music specialist Timothy Brock

Excerpts from the television documentary Flaherty and Film, featuring interviews with the filmmaker's widow and Nanook co-editor Frances Flaherty

Stills gallery of Flaherty's photographs of life in the Arctic

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Andrei Rublev (1966)

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Country: Soviet Union

Duration: 183 minutes

Language: Russian

Spine #34

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Rare film interviews with Tarkovsky, with a general essay on Tarkovsky's work by Professor Petric

Audio essays by Harvard film professor Vlada Petric over select scenes

A timeline featuring key events in Russian history, plus the lives and works of Andrei Rublev and Andrei Tarkovsky

6-page booklet with liner essay by J. Hoberman

(REISSUE)

The Passion According to Andrei, the original 205 minute version of the film

The Steamroller and the Violin, Tarkovsky's 1961 student thesis film

The Three Andreis, a 1966 documentary about the writing of the film's script

On the Set of "Andrei Rublev," a 1966 documentary about the making of the film

Tarkovsky's "Andrei Rublev": A Journey, a new documentary by filmmakers Seán Martin and Louise Milne, featuring interviews with actor Nikolai Burlyaev, cinematographer Vadim Yusov, Tarkovsky's assistant Olga Surkova and others

New interview with film scholar Robert Bird

New video essay by filmmaker Daniel Raim

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Les Diaboliques (1955)

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Country: France

Duration: 117 minutes

Language: French

Spine #35

DVD BONUS FEATURES

4-page liner notes with essay by Danny Peary

(REISSUE)

Selected-scene commentary by French-film scholar Kelley Conway

New video introduction by Serge Bromberg, co-director of Henri-Georges Clouzot's "Inferno"

New video interview with novelist and film critic Kim Newman

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: An essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty

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The Wages of Fear (1953)

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Country: France

Duration: 147 minutes

Language: French

Spine #36

DVD BONUS FEATURES

4-page liner notes with essay by Danny Peary

(REISSUE)

New video interviews with assistant director Michel Romanoff and Henri-Georges Clouzot biographer Marc Godin

Interview with Yves Montand from 1988

Henri-Georges Clouzot: An Enlightened Tyrant, a 2004 documentary on the director's career

Censored, an analysis of cuts to the film made for the 1955 U.S. release

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by novelist Dennis Lehane and a compilation of interviews with the cast and crew of the film

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Time Bandits (1981)

Directed by Terry Gilliam

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 116 minutes

Language: English

Spine #37

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by director Terry Gilliam, co-writer and actor Michael Palin, and actors John Cleese, David Warner and Craig Warnock

Theatrical trailer

Time Bandits scrapbook

(REISSUE)

New piece, narrated by film writer David Morgan, featuring production designer Milly Burns and costume designer James Acheson discussing the creation of the film's various historical periods and fantasy worlds

Conversation between Gilliam and film scholar Peter von Bagh, recorded at the 1998 Midnight Sun Film Festival

Appearance by actor Shelley Duvall on Tom Snyder's Tomorrow show from 1981

Gallery of rare photographs from the set

PLUS: An essay by critic David Sterritt

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Branded to Kill (1967)

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Country: Japan

Duration: 91 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #38

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Seijun Suzuki interview

Poster gallery

2 page liner notes by John Zorn

(REISSUE)

Video piece featuring new interviews with director Seijun Suzuki and assistant director Masami Kuzuu

New interview with actor Joe Shishido

Trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic and historian Tony Rayns

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Tokyo Drifter (1966)

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Country: Japan

Duration: 82 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #39

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Seijun Suzuki interview

2-page liner notes by Manhola Dargis

(REISSUE)

Video piece featuring new interviews with director Seijun Suzuki and assistant director Masami Kuzuu

Trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Howard Hampton

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Armageddon (1998)

Directed by Michael Bay

Country: United States

Duration: 153 minutes

Language: English

Spine #40

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary tracks: One featuring director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, actors Bruce Willis, and Ben Affleck; the second featuring cinematographerJohn Schwartzman, NASA consultant Dr. Joe Allen, and asteroid consultant Ivan Bekey

Michael Bay's gag reel

Deleted scenes compiled by Michael Bay

Storyboards and production design drawings

Analyses of the special effects by visual effects supervisors Richard Hoover, Pat McClung, and Hoyt Yeatman

Production designer Michael White on the look of Armageddon

Trailer, teaser, and television spots

The Aerosmith music video "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," plus interviews with band members

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Henry V (1944)

Directed by Laurence Olivier

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 137 minutes

Language: English

Spine #41

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder

Theatrical trailer

"Shakespearean Royalty": A chronology of England's rulers

Stills galleries: the "Book of Hours" and production photos

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Fishing with John (1992)

Directed by John Lurie

Country: United States

Duration: 147 minutes

Language: English

Spine #42

DVD BONUS FEATURES

All six complete episodes

Commentary by writer/director/musician John Lurie

"Big Heart" music video by John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards

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Lord of the Flies (1963)

Directed by Peter Brook

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: English

Spine #43

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and cameraman/editor Gerald Feil

Excerpts from the novel, read by author William Golding

A deleted scene, with a reading by Golding and commentary

Original theatrical trailer, with commentary

Production scrapbook, home movies, and outtakes

Excerpts from Gerald Feil's 1972 documentary The Empty Space, showing Brook's methods for creating theater

Six page liner votes

(REISSUE)

Interview with Brook from 2008

Excerpt from a 1980 episode of The South Bank Show

New interview with Feil

Living "Lord of the Flies,"  a piece composed of never-before-seen footage shot by the boy actors during production, with new voice-over by actor Tom Gaman

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab and an excerpt from Brook’s autobiography The Shifting Point

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The Red Shoes (1948)

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 133 minutes

Languages: French, English

Spine #44

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Jeremy Irons reads excerpts from Powell and Pressburger's novelization of "The Red Shoes" and the original Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale

Martin Scorsese's collection of "Red Shoes" memorabilia

Publicity and behind-the-scenes production stills

The Red Shoes Sketches: animated film of Hein Heckroth's painted storyboards, with a comparison to "The Red Shoes" ballet

Powell and Pressburger filmography, including film clips and stills

Trailer

(REISSUE)

Introductory restoration demonstration with filmmaker Martin Scorsese

Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie, featuring interviews with stars Marius Goring and Moira Shearer, cinematographer Jack Cardiff, composer Brian Easdale, and Scorsese

Profile of "The Red Shoes," a documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with members of the production team

Video interview with director Michael Powell's widow, Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, from the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, in which she discusses Powell, the film, and the restoration

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic David Ehrenstein and a description of the restoration by UCLA film archivist Robert Gitt

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Taste of Cherry (1997)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Duration: 99 minutes

Language: Farsi

Spine #45

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Theatrical trailer

Rare interview with filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami by Iranian film scholar Dr. Jamsheed Akrami

Kiarostami feature filmography

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The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Directed by Ernest B. Shoedsack and Irving Pichel

Country: United States

Duration: 63 minutes

Language: English

Spine #46

DVD BONUS FEATURE

Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder

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Insomnia (1997)

Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg

Country: Norway

Duration: 97 minutes

Language: Norwegian, Swedish

Spine #47

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Norwegian trailer and TV spot, both with optional English subtitles

6-page liner notes

(REISSUE)

New conversation between director Erik Skjoldbjærg and actor Stellan Skarsgård

Two short films by Skjoldbjærg: Near Winter (1993) and Close to Home (1994)

Trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Jonathan Romney

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Black Orpheus (1959)

Directed by Marcel Camus

Country: France

Duration: 107 minutes

Language: Portugese

Spine #48

DVD BONUS FEATURES

6-page liner notes with essay by David Ehrenstein

French trailer

(REISSUE)

Archival interviews with director Marcel Camus and actress Marpessa Dawn

New video interviews with Brazilian cinema scholar Robert Stam, jazz historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian author Ruy Castro

Looking for "Black Orpheus," a French documentary about Black Orpheus' cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today

Theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Michael Atkinson

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Nights of Cabiria (1957)

Directed by Federico Fellini

Country: Italy

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #49

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Uncut, restored theatrical re-release version features the never-before-seen 7 minute "man with a sack" sequence

Exclusive video interview with former Fellini assistant Dominique Delouche

Audio interview with producer Dino De Laurentiis

The original and re-release theatrical trailers

Excerpt from Fellini's The White Sheik, in which Masina makes her first appearance as Cabiria

Restoration demonstration

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