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Brazil (1985)

Directed by Terry Gilliam

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 142 minutes

Language: English

Spine #51

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Director Terry Gilliam

Production Notes

Theatrical trailer(s)

Interview with co-writer Tom Stoppard

Production and publicity stills

The Production Notebook, screenwriters Tom Stoppard and Charles McKeown illuminate the script's development through 3 drafts and 3 treatments. Production designer Norman Garwood displays his design's for Brazil's unique sets. Costume designer James Acheson explores the couture of fashion, fantasy and fascism. Terry Gilliam's original dream sequences, in storyboards, include hundreds of shots that never made it to the screen. Composer Michael Kames unveils the sources of his score. A study of the special effects includes footage of unused effects.

What is "Brazil?", Rob Hedden's rare 30 minutes witty on-set documentary features Terry Gilliam and other key members of the cast and crew

The Battle of "Brazil": A Video History,  "Battle of Brazil" author Jack Matthews reassembles the players in the famous battle of Brazil's U.S. release in this original 1996 Criterion documentary. Terry Gilliam, producer Arnon Milchan, and several studio executives close the book on one of the noisiest, most unusual, and most instructive controversies in Hollywood history.

"Brazil: The Love Conquers All Version", with audio annotation by David Morgan, this 94 minute version of "Brazil", rearranged in the hope of making the film commercial, stands as a fascinating document of the power of editing to change a movie

PLUS: A new essay by Jack Matthews

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Yojimbo (1961)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #52

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Original theatrical trailer

6-page liner notes with essay by Alexander Sesonske

(REISSUE)

Audio commentary by film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince

A 45-minute documentary on the making of Yojimbo, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create, featuring Kurosawa, actor Tatsuya Nakadai, production designer Yoshiro Muraki, and longtime Kurosawa collaborator Teruyo Nogami

Theatrical teaser and trailer

Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and comments from Kurosawa and his cast and crew

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Sanjuro (1962)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Duration: 96 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #53

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Original theatrical trailer

3-page liner essay by Michael Sragow

(REISSUE)

Audio commentary by film historian and Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince

A 35-minute documentary on the making of Sanjuro, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create, featuring Kurosawa, actor Tatsuya Nakadai, production designer Yoshiro Muraki, and longtime Kurosawa collaborator Teruyo Nogami

Theatrical teaser and trailer

Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Michael Sragow and comments from Kurosawa and his cast and crew

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For All Mankind (1989)

Directed by Al Reinert

Country: United States

Duration: 80 minutes

Language: English

Spine #54

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by producer-director Al Reinert and Apollo 17 commander Eugene A. Cerman, the last man to set foot on the moon

Paintings, with audio commentary, by Apollo 12 and Skylab astronaut Alan L. Bean

NASA audio highlights and liftoff footage

Optional onscreen identification of astronauts and mission control specialists

6-page liner notes leaflet

(REISSUE)

An Accidental Gift: The Making of “For All Mankind,” a new documentary featuring interviews with Reinert, Apollo 12 and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean, and NASA archive specialists

On Camera, a collection of excerpted on-screen interviews with fifteen of the Apollo astronauts

PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critic Terrence Rafferty and Reinert

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I have FOR ALL MANKIND, it's excellent if you're into the Apollo mission. I own a few Criterion versions, although not much of an "extras" person, except the BRAZIL extras are pretty fun.

Thanks for compiling all the info for this thread!

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

Directed by Philip Kaufman

Country: United States

Duration: 172 minutes

Language: English

Spine #55

DVD BONUS FEATURE

Audio commentary by director Philip Kaufman, co-writer Jean-Claude Carriere, editor Walter Murch, and actor Lena Olin

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The 39 Steps (1935)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 86 minutes

Language: English

Spine #56

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane

Production notes

The complete 1937 broadcast of the Lux Radio Theatre adaptation performed by Robert Montgomery and Ida Lupino

The Art of Film: Vintage Hitchcock, the complete Janus Films documentary detailing the director's British period

Excerpts from the original 1935 press book

Original production design drawings

(REISSUE)

Original footage from British broadcaster Mike Scott's 1966 television interview with Hitchcock

New visual essay by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff

Audio excerpts from François Truffaut's 1962 interviews with Hitchcock

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic David Cairns

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Charade (1963)

Directed by Stanley Donen

Country: United States

Duration: 113 minutes

Language: English

Spine #57

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring Stanley Donen and screenwriter Peter Stone

The Films of Stanley Donen: A selected filmography, with an introduction by Donen biographer Stephen M. Silverman

Peter Stone's career highlights

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A new essay by film historian Bruce Eder

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Peeping Tom (1960)

Directed by Michael Powell

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 101 minutes

Language: English

Spine#58

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio essay by renowned film theorist Laura Mulvey

Stills gallery of rare behind-the-scenes production photos

A Very British Psycho, directed by Chris Rodley: the Channel 4 U.K. documentary about the life of screenwriter Leo Marks, as well as the making and critical reception of Peeping Tom

Original theatrical trailer

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The Night Porter (1974)

Directed by Liliana Cavani

Country: Italy

Duration: 118 minutes

Language: English

Spine #59

DVD BONUS FEATURES

2-page liner notes essay by Annette Insdorf

(REISSUE)

New interview with director Liliana Cavani

Women of the Resistance, a fifty-minute 1965 documentary by Cavani composed of interviews with female partisans who survived the German invasion of Italy, with an introduction by the filmmaker

PLUS: An essay by scholar Gaetana Marrone, author of The Gaze and the Labyrinth: The Cinema of Liliana Cavani, and an excerpt from a 1975 interview with Cavani

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Autumn Sonata (1978)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 93 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #60

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie, author of Ingmar Bergman: A Critical Biography

Theatrical trailer

(REISSUE)

Introduction by Ingmar Bergman from 2003

The Making of “Autumn Sonata,” a three-and-a-half-hour program examining every aspect of the production

New interview with actor Liv Ullmann

A 1981 conversation between actor Ingrid Bergman and critic John Russell Taylor at the National Film Theatre in London

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme

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Monty Python's The Life of Brian (1979)

Directed by Terry Jones

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 94 minutes

Language: English

Spine #61

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Two exclusive audio commentaries: One by Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Terry Jones; the second by John Cleese and Michael Palin

Original theatrical trailer

Five rarely seen deleted scenes with audio commentary by the Pythons

Four original British radio ads

Documentary film The Pythons, shot on location during the making of Life of Brian

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer

Country: France

Duration: 81 minutes

Language: French

Spine #62

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Casper Tybjerg, Dreyer scholar from the University of Copenhagen

Production notes

The film is accompanied by Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light, an original orchestral work inspired by the film and performed by renowned choral ensemble Anonymous 4, the Nederlands Radio Choir and the Nederlands Radio Philharmonic

Notes on Voices of Light, including interviews, essays, photographs and medieval texts used for the libretto

Interactive essay on the film's production and the life and trial of Joan of Arc

Multimedia history of the film's many versions

Restoration demonstration and extensive production design archive

(REISSUE)

Three scores: Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light; one by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory and Portishead’s Adrian Utley; and one by composer and pianist Mie Yanashita

New interview with Einhorn

New conversation between Gregory and Utley

New video essay by Tybjerg exploring the debate over the film’s frame rate

Interview from 1995 with actor Renée Falconetti’s daughter and biographer, Hélène Falconetti

PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu, a 1929 director’s statement by Carl Theodor Dreyer, and the full libretto for Voices of Light

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Carnival of Souls (1962)

Directed by Herk Harvey

Country: United States

Duration: 78 minutes

Language: English

Spine #63

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Selected-scene audio commentary by screenwriter John Clifford and director Herk Harvey

The Movie That Wouldn't Die! The Story of the Carnival of Souls, a documentary on the 1989 reunion of the cast and crew

More than 45 minutes of rare outtakes accompanied by Gene Moore's organ score

Theatrical trailer

An illustrated history of the Saltair resort in Salt Lake City

The Carnival Tour, a video update on the film's locations

One hour of excerpts from films made by the Centron corporation, an industrial film company based in Lawrence, Kansas that employed Harvey and Clifford for over 30 years

An essay on the history of Centron from Mental Hygiene, Ken Smith's new book on industrial and educational filmmaking

Tom Weaver's printed interviews with Harvey, Clifford and star Candace Hilligoss, illustrated with vintage photos and memorabilia

(REISSUE)

New interview with writer and comedian Dana Gould

New video essay by film critic David Cairns

PLUS: An essay by writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse

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The Third Man (1949)

Directed by Carol Reed

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 104 minutes

Spine #64

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Video introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich

Abridged recording of Graham Greene's treatment, read by actor Richard Clarke

The Third Man on the radio: (1) the 1951 "A Ticket to Tangiers" episode of The Lives of Harry Lime series, written and performed by Orson Welles; and (2) the 1951 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of The Third Man

Joseph Cotten's alternate opening voiceover narration for the U.S. version

Archival footage of composer Anton Karas and the film's famous sewer location

A collection of rare behind-the-scenes photos, with a brief production history

Original and re-release theatrical trailers

Restoration demonstration

6-page liner notes

(REISSUE)

Two audio commentaries: one by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tony Gilroy, and one by film scholar Dana Polan

Shadowing "The Third Man" (2005), a ninety-minute feature documentary on the making of the film

"Graham Greene: The Hunted Man," an hour-long, 1968 episode of the BBC's Omnibus series, featuring a rare interview with the novelist

Who Was the Third Man? (2000), a thirty-minute Austrian documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew

PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by Luc Sante, Charles Drazin and Philip Kerr

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Rushmore (1998)

Directed by Wes Anderson

Country: United States

Duration: 93 minutes

Language: English

Spine #65

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by co-writer/director Wes Anderson, co-writer Owen Wilson and star Jason Schwartzman

Production notes

Theatrical trailer(s)

Wes Anderson's Hand-Drawn Storyboards, Plus a Film-To-Storyboard Comparison

Cast Audition Footage: Jason Schwartzman, Sara Tanaka, Stephen McCole, Ronnie & Keith McCawley and Mason Gamble

Featurettes: The Making of Rushmore, an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary by Eric Chase Anderson & The Charlie Rose Show, featuring Wes Anderson and Bill Murray

Max Fischer Players Present: Theatrical "adaptations" of Armageddon, The Truman Show & Out of Sight, stage especially for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards

Plus!: props, posters, photos & other graphic ephemera, Special Poster Insert (a map of Rushmore's key events)

PLUS: A new essay by film critic Dave Kehr

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The Orphic Trilogy

Directed by Jean Cocteau

Spine #66

DVD BOX SET FEATURES

Edgardo Cozarinsky’s renowned 66-minute 1984 documentary Jean Cocteau: Autoportrait d’un Inconnu (Autobiography of an Unknown)

Villa Santo Sospir, a 16mm color film by Cocteau featuring many of the locations used in Testament of Orpheus

A gallery of rare behind-the-scenes photos from The Blood of a Poet

A collection of Cocteau’s writings on the trilogy, including a transcript of his lecture at the 1932 debut screening of The Blood of a Poet

A Cocteau bibliofilmography

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The Blood of a Poet (1930)

Directed by Jean Cocteau

Country: France

Duration: 50 minutes

Language: French

Spine #67

DVD BONUS FEATURES

A collection of rare behind-the-scenes photos

Edgardo Cozarinsky’s renowned 66-minute 1984 documentary Cocteau: Autoportrait d’un Inconnu (Autobiography of an Unknown)

A transcript of Cocteau’s lecture given at a 1932 screening of Blood of a Poet, and a 1946 essay by Cocteau

A Cocteau bibliofilmography

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Orpheus (1950)

Directed by Jean Cocteau

Country: France

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: French

Spine #68

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Cocteau's 1950 essays on the film

A Cocteau bibliofilmography

6-page liner notes with Cocteau Book excerpts

(REISSUE)

Audio commentary featuring French-film scholar James S. Williams

Jean Cocteau: Autobiography of an Unknown (1984), a feature-length documentary

Jean Cocteau and His Tricks (2008), a video interview with assistant director Claude Pinoteau

40 Minutes with Jean Cocteau (1957), an interview with the director

In Search of Jazz (1956), an interview with Cocteau on the use of jazz in the film

La villa Santo-Sospir (1951), a 16 mm color film by Cocteau

Gallery of images by French-film portrait photographer Roger Corbeau

Raw newsreel footage from 1950 of the Saint-Cyr military academy ruins, a location used in the film

Theatrical trailer

PLUS: A new essay by author Mark Polizzotti and an essay on La villa Santo-Sospir by Williams (two-DVD and Blu-ray); and an excerpted article by Cocteau on the film

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Testament of Orpheus (1959)

Directed by Jean Cocteau

Country: France

Duration: 80 minutes

Language: French

Spine #69

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Villa Santo Sospir, a 16 mm color film by Cocteau featuring many of the locations used in The Testament of Orpheus

A collection of Cocteau’s writings on the film

A Cocteau bibliofilmography

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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Country: United States

Duration: 163 minutes

Language: English

Spine #70

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring director Martin Scorsese, actor Willem Dafoe, and writers Paul Schrader and Jay ****

Galleries of production stills, research materials, and costume designs

Location production footage shot by Scorsese

Interview with composer Peter Gabriel, with a stills gallery of traditional instruments used in the score

PLUS: A new essay by film critic David Ehrenstein

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The Magic Flute (1975)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 138 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #71

DVD BONUS FEATURES

6-page liner notes

(REISSUE)

Interview with director Ingmar Bergman recorded in 1974 for Swedish television

New interview with film scholar Peter Cowie

Tystnad! Tagning! Trollflöjten! (1975), a feature-length documentary produced for Swedish television about the making of the film

PLUS: An essay by author Alexander Chee

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Le million (1931)

Directed by René Clair

Country: France

Duration: 81 minutes

Language: French

Spine #72

DVD BONUS FEATURES

A gallery of production photos

A rare American television interview with René Clair

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Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

Directed by Agnes Varda

Country: France

Duration: 89 minutes

Language: French

Spine #73

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Remembrances (2005), a documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Varda and actors Corinne Marchand and Antoine Bourseiller

Gallery of paintings by Hans Baldung Grien, whose work inspired the character of Cléo

Excerpt from a 1993 French television program featuring Madonna and Varda talking about the film

Cléo's Real Path Through Paris (2005), a short film retracing, on a motorcycle, Cléo's steps through Paris

Les fiancés du pont Macdonald (1961), a short film directed by Varda, featuring some of her new wave colleagues, with Varda explaining why the film was featured in Cléo

L’opéra Mouffe (1958), an early short by Varda, with a score by Georges Delerue

Theatrical trailer

PLUS: A new essay by Adrian Martin and a written introduction by Agnès Varda

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