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The Princess Bride (1987)

Directed by Rob Reiner

Country: United States

Duration: 98 minutes

Language: English

Spine #948

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 1996 featuring director Rob Reiner, screenwriter William Goldman, producer Andrew Scheinman, and actors Billy Crystal and Peter Falk

Edited 1987 audiobook reading of Goldman’s novel The Princess Bride by Reiner

New program about Goldman’s screenplay

New program about Goldman’s tapestry based on his novel

Archival interviews with Reiner, Goldman, and actors Crystal, Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage, and Robin Wright

New interview with art director Richard Holland

Programs about makeup, fencing, and fairy tales

On-set video diary filmed and narrated by Elwes

Five behind-the-scenes videos with commentaries from 1996 by Reiner, Scheinman, and Crystal

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by author Sloane Crosley and, for the Blu-ray edition, Goldman’s introduction to his Princess Bride script from his collection Four Screenplays, in a lavishly illustrated, clothbound book

The Princess Bride (1987) | The Criterion Collection

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A Story from Chikamatsu (1954)

Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

Country: Japan

Duration: 102 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #949

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with actor Kyoko Kagawa

Mizoguchi: The Auteur Behind the “Metteur-en-scène,” a new illustrated audio essay by film scholar Dudley Andrew

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Haden Guest

A Story from Chikamatsu (1954) | The Criterion Collection

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Some Like It Hot (1959)

Directed by Billy Wilder

Country: United States

Duration: 121 minutes

Language: English

Spine #950

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 1989 featuring film scholar Howard Suber

New short program on Orry-Kelly’s costumes for the film, featuring costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and costume historian and archivist Larry McQueen

Three behind-the-scenes documentaries

Appearances by director Billy Wilder on The Dick Cavett Show from 1982

Conversation from 2001 between actor Tony Curtis and film critic Leonard Maltin

French television interview from 1988 with actor Jack Lemmon

Radio interview from 1955 with actor Marilyn Monroe

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by author Sam Wasson

Some Like It Hot (1959) | The Criterion Collection

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True Stories (1986)

Directed by David Byrne

Country: United States

Duration: 89 minutes

Language: English

Spine #951

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New documentary about the film’s production, featuring Byrne, Lachman, screenwriter Stephen Tobolowsky, executive producer Edward Pressman, coproducer Karen Murphy, fashion-show costume designer Adelle Lutz, casting director Victoria Thomas, consultant Christina Patoski, actor Jo Harvey Allen, and artist and songwriter Terry Allen

Real Life (1986), a short documentary by Pamela Yates and Newton Thomas Sigel made on the set of the film

No Time to Look Back, a new homage to Virgil, Texas, the fictional town where True Stories is set

New documentary about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and work on the film, featuring Byrne and artist Maira Kalman, Tibor’s widow

Deleted scenes

Trailer

PLUS: Essays by critic Rebecca Bengal and journalist and author Joe Nick Patoski, A 1986 piece by actor Spalding Gray on the film’s production; and a selection of production photography, along with Byrne’s tabloid clippings and writing about the film’s visual motifs

True Stories (1986) | The Criterion Collection

 

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The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Directed by Orson Welles

Country: United States

Duration: 88 minutes

Language: English

Spine #952

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Two audio commentaries, featuring scholars Robert L. Carringer and James Naremore and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

New interviews with film historians Simon Callow and Joseph McBride

New video essay on the film’s cinematographers by scholar François Thomas

New video essays by scholars François Thomas and Christopher Husted

Director Orson Welles on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970

Segment from a 1925 silent adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons

Audio from a 1978 AFI symposium on Welles, and audio interviews with Welles conducted by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich

Two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The Magnificent Ambersons (1939)

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Molly Haskell

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) | The Criterion Collection

 

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A Dry White Season (1989)

Directed by Euzahn Palcy

Country: United States

Duration: 106 minutes

Language: English

Spine #953

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with director Euzhan Palcy by film critic Scott Foundas

Five Scenes, a new program featuring Palcy

Interview from 1989 with actor Donald Sutherland

Excerpt from a 1995 interview Palcy conducted with Nelson Mandela

Footage of Palcy receiving the highest distinction for foreign dignitaries at the 2017 South African National Orders awards

PLUS: An essay by filmmaker and scholar Jyoti Mistry

A Dry White Season (1989) | The Criterion Collection

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Forty Guns (1957)

Directed by Samuel Fuller

Country: United States

Duration: 80 minutes

Language: English

Spine #954

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with director Samuel Fuller’s widow, Christa Lang Fuller, and daughter, Samantha Fuller

A Fuller Life (2013), a feature-length documentary by Samantha Fuller about her father, featuring filmmakers Wim Wenders, William Friedkin, and Monte Hellman; actors Mark Hamill, James Franco, Jennifer Beals, Bill Duke, and Constance Towers; and others

Audio interview with Samuel Fuller at London’s National Film Theatre from 1969

New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith, author of In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City

Stills gallery

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Lisa Dombrowski and a chapter from Fuller’s posthumously published 2002 autobiography, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking

Forty Guns (1957) | The Criterion Collection

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Panique (1946)

Directed by Julien Duvivier

Country: France

Duration: 98 minutes

Language: French

Spine #955

DVD BONUS FEATURES

The Art of Subtitling, a new short documentary by Bruce Goldstein, founder and copresident of Rialto Pictures, about the history of subtitles

New interview with author Pierre Simenon, the son of novelist Georges Simenon

Conversation from 2015 between critics Guillemette Odicino and Eric Libiot about director Julien Duvivier and the film’s production history

Rialto Pictures rerelease trailer

PLUS: Essays by film scholar James Quandt and Borger

Panique (1946) | The Criterion Collection

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24 Frames (2017)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Duration: 114 minutes

Spine #956

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with director Abbas Kiarostami’s son Ahmad Kiarostami, who helped finish the film after his father’s death

New conversation between Iranian film scholar Jamsheed Akrami and film critic Godfrey Cheshire

New short documentary about the making of the film by Abbas Kiarostami collaborator Salma Monshizadeh

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri

24 Frames (2017) | The Criterion Collection

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Mikey and Nicky (1976)

Directed by Elaine May

Country: United States

Duration: 106 minutes

Language: English

Spine #957

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New program on the making of the film featuring interviews with distributor Julian Schlossberg and actor Joyce Van Patten

New interviews with critics Richard Brody and Carrie Rickey

Audio interview from 1976 with actor Peter Falk

Trailer and TV spot

PLUS: An essay by critic Nathan Rabin

Mikey and Nicky (1976) | The Criterion Collection

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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

Directed by Cristian Mungiu

Country: Romania

Duration: 113 minutes

Language: Romanian

Spine #958

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with Mungiu

New interview with film critic Jay Weissberg on the New Romanian Cinema

The Romanian Tour, a short documentary from 2007 on the film’s reception in Romania

Press conference from the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu; director of photography Oleg Mutu; and actors Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, and Alexandru Potocean

Alternate and deleted scenes

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) | The Criterion Collection

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In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Directed by Norman Jewison

Country: United States

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: English

Spine #959

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interviews with director Norman Jewison and actor Lee Grant

Segment from a 2006 American Film Institute interview with actor Sidney Poitier

New interview with Aram Goudsouzian, author of Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon

Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Jewison, Grant, actor Rod Steiger, and cinematographer Haskell Wexler

Turning Up the Heat: Movie-Making in the ’60s, a 2008 program about the production of the film and its legacy, featuring Jewison, Wexler, producer Walter Mirisch, and filmmakers John Singleton and Reginald Hudlin

Quincy Jones: Breaking New Sound, a 2008 program about Jones’s innovative soundtrack, including the title song sung by Ray Charles, featuring interviews with Jones, lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and musician Herbie Hancock

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic K. Austin Collins

In the Heat of the Night (1967) | The Criterion Collection

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La vérité (1960)

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Country: France

Duration: 128 minutes

Language: French

Spine #960

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Le scandale Clouzot, a sixty-minute documentary from 2017 on director Henri-Georges Clouzot

Interview from 1960 with Clouzot

Interview with actor Brigitte Bardot from the 1982 documentary Brigitte Bardot telle qu’elle

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau

La vérité (1960) | The Criterion Collection

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Shame (1968)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #961

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Interviews with director Ingmar Bergman and a brief excerpt from a press conference for the film, recorded in 1967 and ’68 for Swedish television

New interview with actor Liv Ullmann

An Introduction to Ingmar Bergman, a 1968 documentary made during the film’s production, featuring an extensive interview with Bergman

PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow

Shame (1968) | The Criterion Collection

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Death in Venice (1971)

Directed by Luchino Visconti

Country: Italy

Duration: 131 minutes

Language: English

Spine #962

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Luchino Visconti: Life as in a Novel, a 2008 documentary about the director, featur­ing Visconti; actors Burt Lancaster, Silvana Mangano, and Marcello Mastroianni; filmmakers Francesco Rosi and Franco Zeffirelli; and others

Alla ricerca di Tadzio, a 1970 short film by Visconti about his efforts to cast the role of Tadzio

New program featuring literature and cinema scholar Stefano Albertini

Interview from 2006 with costume designer Piero Tosi

Excerpt from a 1990 program about the music in Visconti’s films, featuring Bogarde and actor Marisa Berenson

Interview with Visconti from 1971

Visconti’s Venice, a short 1970 behind-the-scenes documentary featuring Visconti and Bogarde

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Dennis Lim

Death in Venice (1971) | The Criterion Collection

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To Sleep with Anger (1990)

Directed by Charles Burnett

Country: United States

Duration: 102 minutes

Language: English

Spine #963

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Of Family and Folklore, a new interview program, featuring Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis

A Walk with Charles Burnett, a new hour-long conversation between Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend that revisits Burnett’s films and shooting locations

Short video tribute to Burnett produced for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards ceremony in 2017

PLUS: An essay by critic Ashley Clark

To Sleep with Anger (1990) | The Criterion Collection

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The Kid Brother (1927)

Directed by Ted Wilde

Country: United States

Duration: 82 minutes

Language: English

Spine #964

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Orchestral score by composer Carl Davis from 1989

Alternate archival organ score performed by Gaylord Carter

Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Annette D’Agostino Lloyd, and Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd

Harold’s Leading Ladies, a new conversation between author Cari Beauchamp and Suzanne Lloyd

Anatomy of a Gag: Monkeyshoes, a new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns

Behind-the-scenes stills gallery curated by Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Simonton Jr.

Close to Home, a new video essay on the film’s shooting locations by author John Bengtson

Dutch television interview with Lloyd from 1962

Featurette from 2005 about Greenacres, Lloyd’s estate, hosted by Suzanne Lloyd

Two restored rare early Lloyd shorts: Over the Fence (1917) and That’s Him (1918), with new Wurlitzer theater pipe organ scores and a discussion of their early film formats by archivist Dino Everett

New tour of the Wurlitzer organ with composer Nathan Barr and organist Mark Herman

PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

The Kid Brother (1927) | The Criterion Collection

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Wanda (1970)

Directed by Barbara Loden

Country: United States

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: English

Spine #965

DVD BONUS FEATURES

I Am Wanda, an hour-long documentary by Katja Raganelli featuring an interview with director Barbara Loden filmed in 1980

Audio recording of Loden speaking to students at the American Film Institute in 1971

Segment from a 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Loden

The Frontier Experience (1975), a short educational film about a pioneer woman’s struggle to survive, directed by and starring Loden

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin

Wanda (1970) | The Criterion Collection

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Detour (1945)

Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

Country: United States

Duration: 69 minutes

Language: English

Spine #966

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen, a 2004 documentary featuring interviews with actor Ann Savage and filmmakers Roger Corman, Joe Dante, and Wim Wenders 

New interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins 

New program about the restoration

Janus Films rerelease trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic and poet Robert Polito

Detour (1945) | The Criterion Collection

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Country: United States

Duration: 99 minutes

Language: English

Spine #967

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New conversation among Zemeckis, Gale, and executive producer Steven Spielberg

New interview with actors Nancy Allen and Marc McClure

Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Zemeckis and Gale

The Lift (1972) and A Field of Honor (1973), two early short films by Zemeckis

Trailer and radio spots

PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Tobias

I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) | The Criterion Collection

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Japón (2002)

Directed by Carlos Reygadas

Country: Mexico

Duration: 134 minutes

Language: Spanish

Spine #968

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New conversation between Reygadas and filmmaker Amat Escalante

Video diary shot by actor Alejandro Ferretis during the film’s production

Adulte, a 1998 short film by Reygadas

Deleted scene

Trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by novelist Valeria Luiselli, behind-the-scenes photographs, and a selection of Reygadas’s original storyboards

Japón (2002) | The Criterion Collection

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Diamonds of the Night (1964)

Directed by Jan Němec

Country: Czechoslovakia

Duration: 67 minutes

Language: Czech, German

Spine #969

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Interview from 2009 with director Jan Němec

A Loaf of Bread, Němec’s 1960 student thesis film, based on a short story by Arnošt Lustig

Arnošt Lustig Through the Eyes of Jan Němec, a short documentary from 1993

New interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova

New video essay on the film’s stylistic influences by scholar James Quandt

PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson

Diamonds of the Night (1964) | The Criterion Collection

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A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Directed by Elia Kazan

Country: United States

Duration: 126 minutes

Language: English

Spine #970

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with Ron Briley, author of The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan

New interview with Andy Griffith biographer Evan Dalton Smith

Facing the Past, a 2005 documentary featuring actors Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Anthony Franciosa; screenwriter Budd Schulberg; and film scholars Leo Braudy and Jeff Young

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic April Wolfe, excerpts from director Elia Kazan’s introduction to the film’s published screenplay, and a 1957 New York Times Magazine profile of Griffith

A Face in the Crowd (1957) | The Criterion Collection

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Police Story (1985)

Directed by Jackie Chan

Country: Hong Kong

Duration: 100 minutes

Language: Cantonese

Spine #971

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Alternate English-dubbed soundtracks

Alternate version of Police Story 2, presented in a 2K digital transfer for the first time from a subtitled 35 mm Hong Kong–release print

New interview with filmmaker Edgar Wright and a 2017 podcast conversation between Wright and actor-director Jackie Chan

New programs on Chan’s screen persona and action-filmmaking techniques featuring author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix

Episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show from 1989 featuring interviews with Chan and actor Maggie Cheung

Archival interviews with Chan and actor and stuntman Benny Lai

Excerpts from Jackie Chan: My Stunts, a 1999 documentary codirected by and starring Chan

Excerpt from a 2017 television program reuniting Chan with the original members of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team

Television program from 1964 detailing the rigors of Beijing-opera training, akin to the education that Chan received as a child

Chan stunt reel

Trailers

PLUS: An essay by critic Nick Pinkerton

Police Story (1985) | The Criterion Collection

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Police Story 2 (1988)

Directed by Jackie Chan

Country: Hong Kong

Duration: 122 minutes

Language: Cantonese

Spine #972

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Alternate English-dubbed soundtracks

Alternate version of Police Story 2, presented in a 2K digital transfer for the first time from a subtitled 35 mm Hong Kong–release print

New interview with filmmaker Edgar Wright and a 2017 podcast conversation between Wright and actor-director Jackie Chan

New programs on Chan’s screen persona and action-filmmaking techniques featuring author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix

Episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show from 1989 featuring interviews with Chan and actor Maggie Cheung

Archival interviews with Chan and actor and stuntman Benny Lai

Excerpts from Jackie Chan: My Stunts, a 1999 documentary codirected by and starring Chan

Excerpt from a 2017 television program reuniting Chan with the original members of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team

Television program from 1964 detailing the rigors of Beijing-opera training, akin to the education that Chan received as a child

Chan stunt reel

Trailers

PLUS: An essay by critic Nick Pinkerton

Police Story 2 (1988) | The Criterion Collection

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