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Vagabond (1985)

Directed by Agnes Varda

Country: France

Duration: 105 minutes

Language: French

Spine #74

DVD BONUS FEATURES

6-page liner notes

(REISSUE)

Remembrances (2003), a documentary on the making of the film, including interviews with Sandrine Bonnaire and other cast members

The Story of an Old Lady (2003), a short piece in which Varda revisits actress Marthe Jarnias, who plays the old aunt in the film

Music and Dolly Shots, (2003), a conversation between Varda and composer Joanna Bruzdowicz

A 1986 radio interview with Varda and writer Nathalie Sarraute, who inspired the film

Theatrical trailer

PLUS: A new essay by Chris Darke and written introduction by Agnes Varda

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Chasing Amy (1997)

Directed by Kevin Smith

Country: United States

Duration: 113 minutes

Language: English

Spine #75

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New video introduction to the DVD edition from director Kevin Smith

Screen-specific audio commentary by Kevin Smith, producer Scott Mosier, actors Ben Affleck and Jason Mewes, associate producer Robert Hawk, Miramax executive Jon Gordon, and View Askew historian Vincent Pereira

Ten deleted scenes, plus outtakes

Trailer

Special video introductions from the cast and crew

The Askewniverse Legend: a guide to the characters in the “New Jersey Trilogy”

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Brief Encounter (1945)

Directed by David Lean

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 86 minutes

Language: English

Spine #76

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder

Restoration sample

Restored theatrical trailer

2 page insert essay by Adrian Turner

(REISSUE)

Interview from 2012 with Noël Coward scholar Barry Day

A Profile of “Brief Encounter,” a short documentary from 2000 on the making of the film

David Lean: A Self Portrait, a 1971 television documentary on Lean’s career

PLUS: An essay by historian Kevin Brownlow

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W.C. Fields --- Six Short Films (2000)

Directed by Monte Brice, Clyde Bruckman, Edwin Middleton, Leslie Pearce and Arthur Ripley

Country: United States

Duration: 115 minutes

Language: English

Spine #79

FILMS FEATURED IN THE DISC

The Pool Sharks (1915)

The Golf Specialist (1930)

The Dentist (1932)

The Pharmacist (1933)

The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)

The Barber Shop (1933)

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The Element of Crime (1984)

Directed by Lars von Trier

Country: Denmark

Duration: 104 minutes

Language: Danish

Spine #80

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Stig Björkman’s critically acclaimed 52-minute documentary Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997), with optional English subtitles

Trailer

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The Harder They Come (1973)

Directed by Perry Henzell

Country: United States

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: English

Spine #83

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Perry Henzell and star Jimmy Cliff

Exclusive video interview with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell

Illustrated bio-discographies on the film’s contributing musicians

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Good Morning (1959)

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

Country: Japan

Duration: 93 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #84

DVD BONUS FEATURES

2-page liner notes

(REISSUE)

I Was Born, But . . ., Yasujiro Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy, with a 2008 score by Donald Sosin

New interview with film scholar David Bordwell

New video essay on Ozu’s use of humor by critic David Cairns

Fragment of A Straightforward Boy, a 1929 silent film by Ozu

PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

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Eisenstein: The Sound Years

Spine #86

DVD BOX SET FEATURES

Audio essay on Alexander Nevsky by film scholar David Bordwell

Multimedia essays on Eisenstein’s collaboration with composer Sergei Prokofiev, the history of Ivan the Terrible, and Eisenstein’s visual vocabulary

A reconstruction of Eisenstein’s unfinished film Bezhin Meadow, plus rare photos and documents from the set

Deleted scenes from Ivan the Terrible

Drawings and production stills

Restoration demonstration

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Alexander Nevsky (1938)

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Country: Soviet Union

Duration: 112 minutes

Language: Russian

Spine #87

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio essay by film scholar David Bordwell, author of The Cinema of Eisenstein

Russell Merritt’s multimedia essay on the Eisenstein-Prokofiev collaboration

A reconstruction of Eisenstein’s unfinished film Bezhin Meadow by the Eisenstein Museum’s Naum Kleiman, plus scholar Jay Leyda’s photos and documents from the set

Drawings and production stills

Restoration demonstration

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Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Country: Soviet Union

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: Russian

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Multimedia essay on the history of Ivan the Terrible by Joan Neuberger, director of the Center for Soviet Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Deleted scenes

Drawings and production stills

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Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Country: Soviet Union

Duration: 88 minutes

Language: Russian

Spine #88

DVD BONUS FEATURE

Multimedia essay on Eisenstein's visual vocabulary by Yuri Tsivian, art history professor at the University of Chicago

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Sisters (1973)

Directed by Brian De Palma

Country: United States

Duration: 92 minutes

Language: English

Spine #89

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Director Brian De Palma's 1973 VILLAGE VOICE essay, "Murder by Moog" Scoring the Chill," on working with composer Bernard Herrmann

A 1973 interview with De Palma on the making of SISTERS

Rare Study of Siamese Twins in the Soviet, the 1966 LIFE magazine article that inspired De Palma

Excerpts from the original press book, including ads and posters

Hundreds of production, publicity, and behind-the-scene stills

(REISSUE)

New interview with actor Jennifer Salt

Interviews from 2004 with De Palma, actors Bill Finley and Charles Durning, editor Paul Hirsch, and producer Edward R. Pressman

Audio from a 1973 discussion with De Palma at the American Film Institute

Appearance from 1970 by actor Margot Kidder on The Dick Cavett Show

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Kwaidan (1965)

Directed by Masaki Kobayashi

Country: Japan

Duration: 183 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #90

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Theatrical trailer

6-page liner notes with photos

(REISSUE)

New audio commentary by film historian Stephen Prince

Interview with Kobayashi from 1993, conducted by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda

New interview with assistant director Kiyoshi Ogasawara

New piece about author Lafcadio Hearn, on whose versions of Japanese folktales Kwaidan is based

Trailers

PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien

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The Blob (1958)

Directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

Country: United States

Duration: 82 minutes

Language: English

Spine #91

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Two audio commentaries: one by producer Jack H. Harris and film historian Bruce Eder and the other by director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. and actor Robert Fields

Trailer

Blobabilia!, a gallery of collector Wes Shank’s rare trove of stills, posters, props (including the blob itself!), and other ephemera

PLUS: A new essay by Bruce Kawin

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Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Directed by Arthur Crabtree

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 92 minutes

Language: English

Spine #92

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary: a conversation with executive producer Richard Gordon and genre film writer Tom Weaver

Illustrated essay on British sci-fi/horror filmmaking by film historian Bruce Eder

A collection of trailers from Gordon Films: Fiend without a Face, The Haunted Strangler, Corridors of Blood, First Man into Space, and The Atomic Submarine

Rare still photographs and ephemera, with commentary

Vintage advertisements and lobby cards

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Black Narcissus (1947)

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 101 minutes

Language: English

Spine #93

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by late director Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese

Painting with Light, a new video documentary on Jack Cardiff and Black Narcissus by Craig McCall, produced exclusively for this release

A collection of rare behind-the-scenes production stills

6-page liner notes with essay by Dave Kehr

(REISSUE)

Video introduction by filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier

The Audacious Adventurer, a video piece in which Tavernier discusses the film and Powell

Profile of “Black Narcissus,” a documentary featuring members of the Archers’ production team

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones

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I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 91 minutes

Language: English

Spine #94

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio essay by film historian Ian Christie

Behind-the-scenes stills, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker Powell

The 1994 documentary I Know Where I’m Going! Revisited, by Mark Cousins

Excerpts from Michael Powell’s 1937 feature The Edge of The World, with commentary, and the 1978 documentary Return to the Edge of the World

Photo essay by I Know Where I’m Going! aficionado Nancy Franklin, who explores the locations used in the film

Home movies from one of Michael Powell’s Scottish expeditions, narrated by Thelma Schoonmaker Powell

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All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Directed by Douglas Sirk

Country: United States

Duration: 89 minutes

Language: English

Spine #95

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Excerpts from Behind the Mirror: A Profile of Douglas Sirk, a 1979 BBC documentary featuring rare interview footage with the director

"Imitation of Life: On the Films of Douglas Sirk": a seminal essay by Sirk admirer and filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, illustrated with rare ephemera

A stills archive with production photos and vintage lobby cards

Exclusive liner notes by noted film theorist Laura Mulvey

(REISSUE)

Audio commentary featuring film scholars John Mercer and Tamar Jeffers-McDonald

Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (1992), a groundbreaking essay film about the actor by Mark Rappaport

French television interview with director Douglas Sirk from 1982

Contract Kid: William Reynolds on Douglas Sirk, a 2007 interview with the actor, who costarred in three Sirk films, including All That Heaven Allows

Trailer

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Written on the Wind (1956)

Directed by Douglas Sirk

Country: United States

Duration: 99 minutes

Language: English

Spine #96

DVD BONUS FEATURES

The Melodrama Archive: An annotated filmography of director Douglas Sirk with hundreds of behind-the-scenes and production photos, plus vintage lobby cards

Original theatrical trailers for Written on the Wind and All That Heaven Allows

Exclusive liner notes by noted film theorist Laura Mulvey

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Do the Right Thing (1989)

Directed by Spike Lee

Country: United States

Duration: 120 minutes

Language: English

Spine #97

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by director Spike Lee, production designer Wynn Thomas, and actor Joie Lee

New video introduction by Spike Lee

St. Clair Bourne's 60-minute documentary The Making of "Do the Right Thing"

Spike Lee and line producer John Kilik revisit the film's Bed-Stuy locations

Public Enemy's video for "Fight the Power," directed by Spike Lee

The 1989 Cannes Film Festival press conference with Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, and Joie Lee

Spike Lee's behind-the-scenes footage, from rehearsal to wrap

Original storyboards for the riot sequence

New video interview with editor Barry Brown

Theatrical trailer and TV spots

Spike's Last Words

(REISSUE)

New interviews with costume designer Ruth E. Carter, New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr., writer Nelson George, and filmmaker Darnell Martin

Three programs from 2000 and 2009, featuring Lee and cast and crew members Barry Alexander Brown, Chuck D, Dickerson, Richard Edson, Frankie Faison, Jon Kilik, Kevin Ladson, Steve Park, Rosie Perez, Luis Ramos, Monty Ross, John Savage, Roger Guenveur Smith, and John Turturro

PLUS: An essay by critic Vinson Cunningham

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