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My Brilliant Career (1979)

Directed by Gillian Armstrong

Country: Australia

Duration: 100 minutes

Language: English

Spine #973

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2009 featuring Armstrong

New interview with Armstrong

Interview from 1980 with actor Judy Davis

New interview with production designer Luciana Arrighi

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

My Brilliant Career (1979) | The Criterion Collection

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The Heiress (1949)

Directed by William Wyler

Country: United States

Duration: 115 minutes

Language: English

Spine #974

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New conversation between screenwriter Jay **** and film critic Farran Smith Nehme

New program about the film’s costumes featuring costume collector and historian Larry McQueen

The Costume Designer, a restored 1950 short film featuring costume designer Edith Head

Appearance by actor Olivia de Havilland on a 1986 episode of The Paul Ryan Show

Excerpts from a 1973 tribute to director William Wyler on The Merv Griffin Show, featuring Wyler, de Havilland, and actors Bette Davis and Walter Pidgeon

Wyler’s acceptance speech from the American Film Institute’s 1976 Salute to William Wyler

Interview with actor Ralph Richardson filmed in 1981 for the documentary Directed by William Wyler

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Pamela Hutchinson

The Heiress (1949) | The Criterion Collection

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Funny Games (1997)

Directed by Michael Haneke

Country: Austria

Duration: 109 minutes

Language: German

Spine #975

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interviews with Haneke and actor Arno Frisch

New interview with film historian Alexander Horwath

Press conference from the 1997 Cannes Film Festival featuring Haneke and actors Susanne Lothar and Ulrich Mühe

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

Funny Games (1997) | The Criterion Collection

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Let the Sunshine In (2017)

Directed by Claire Denis

Country: France

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: French

Spine #976

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interviews with director Claire Denis and actor Juliette Binoche

Voilà l’enchaînement (2014), a short film directed by Denis and adapted from a text by Let the Sunshine In cowriter Christine Angot, featuring actors Norah Krief and Alex Descas

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

Let the Sunshine In (2017) | The Criterion Collection

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Blue Velvet (1986)

Directed by David Lynch

Country: United States

Duration: 120 minutes

Language: English

Spine #977

DVD BONUS FEATURES

The Lost Footage, fifty-three minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes assembled by Lynch

“Blue Velvet” Revisited, a feature-length meditation on the making of the movie by Peter Braatz, filmed on-set during the production

Mysteries of Love, a seventy-minute documentary from 2002 on the making of the film

Interview from 2017 with composer Angelo Badalamenti

It’s a Strange World: The Filming of “Blue Velvet,” a 2019 documentary featuring interviews with crew members and visits to the shooting locations

Lynch reading from Room to Dream, a 2018 book he coauthored with Kristine McKenna

PLUS: Excerpts by McKenna from Room to Dream

Amazon.com: Blue Velvet (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray ...

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One Sings, the Other Doesn't (1977)

Directed by Agnès Varda

Country: France

Duration: 121 minutes

Language: French

Spine #978

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Women Are Naturally Creative: Agnès Varda, a 1977 documentary directed by Katja Raganelli, featuring an interview with Varda shot during the making of the film, plus on-set interviews with actors Valérie Mairesse and Thérèse Liotard

Réponse de femmes, a 1975 short film by Varda, on the question “What is a woman?”

Plaisir d’amour en Iran, a 1976 short film by Varda, starring Mairesse and Ali Raffi

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from the film’s original press book

One Sings, the Other Doesn't (1977) | The Criterion Collection

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Swing Time (1936)

Directed by George Stevens

Country: United States

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: English

Spine #979

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 1986 featuring John Mueller, author of Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films

Archival interviews with performers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and choreographer Hermes Pan

New interview with George Stevens Jr.

In Full Swing, a new program on the film’s choreography and soundtrack featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, dance critic Brian Seibert, and Dorothy Fields biographer Deborah Grace Winer

New interview with film scholar Mia Mask on the “Bojangles of Harlem” number

PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith

Swing Time (1936) | The Criterion Collection

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La vie de Jésus (1997)

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Country: France

Duration: 96 minutes

Language: French

Spine #980

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with Dumont

Conversation between Dumont and critic Philippe Rouyer from 2014

Excerpts from two 1997 episodes of the French television program Le cercle de minuit

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Nicholas Elliott

La vie de Jésus (1997) | The Criterion Collection

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L'humanité (1999)

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Country: France

Duration: 148 minutes

Language: French

Spine #981

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with Dumont

Conversation between Dumont and critic Philippe Rouyer from 2014

Segment from a 2000 episode of the French television program Tendances featuring actress Séverine Caneele

Segment from a 1999 French television-news program featuring Dumont

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Nicholas Elliott

L'humanité (1999) | The Criterion Collection

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Directed by John Cameron Mitchell

Country: United States

Duration: 91 minutes

Language: English

Spine #982

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco

New conversation among members of the cast and crew

New conversation between composer and lyricist Stephen Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the soundtrack

Documentary from 2003 tracing the development of the project

Close look at the film’s Adam and Eve sequence

New programs exploring Hedwig's creation, look, and legacy through its memorabilia

Deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek, and (on the Blu-ray) portraits of Hedwig by photog­rapher Mick Rock, illustrations by animator Emily Hubley, and excerpts from two texts that inspired the film: Plato’s Symposium and The Gospel of Thomas

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) | The Criterion Collection

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War and Peace (1966)

Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk

Country: Soviet Union

Duration: 422 minutes

Language: Russian

Spine #983

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interviews with cinematographer Anatoly Petritsky and filmmaker Fedor Bondarchuk, son of director Sergei Bondarchuk

Two documentaries, from 1966 and 1969, about the making of the film

Television program from 1967 on actor Ludmila Savelyeva, featuring Sergei Bondarchuk

New program with historian Denise J. Youngblood (Bondarchuk’s “War and Peace”: Literary Classic to Soviet Cinematic Epic) detailing the cultural and historical contexts for the film

Janus Films rerelease trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

War and Peace (1966) | The Criterion Collection

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1984 (1984)

Directed by Michael Radford

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: English

Spine #984

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Two scores: one by Eurythmics and one by composer Dominic Muldowney

New interviews with director Michael Radford and Deakins

New interview with David Ryan, author of George Orwell on Screen

Behind-the-scenes footage

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by writer and performer A. L. Kennedy

1984 (1984) | The Criterion Collection

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Europa Europa (1990)

Directed by Agnieszka Holland

Country: Germany, France, Poland

Duration: 112 minutes

Language: Polish, Russian, German

Spine #985

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Holland

New interviews with Holland and actor Marco Hofschneider

New interview with Salomon Perel, on whose autobiography the film is loosely based

New video essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf

PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin

Europa Europa (1990) | The Criterion Collection

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The Baker's Wife (1938)

Directed by Marcel Pagnol

Country: France

Duration: 134 minutes

Language: French

Spine #986

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New selected-scene audio commentary featuring Marcel Pagnol scholar Brett Bowles

Introduction by Pagnol from 1967

Excerpt from a 1966 interview with Pagnol for the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps

Short French news program from 1976 revisiting the village of Le Castellet, where the film was shot

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau

The Baker's Wife (1938) | The Criterion Collection

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Klute (1971)

Directed by Alan J. Pakula

Country: United States

Duration: 114 minutes

Language: English

Spine #987

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with actor Jane Fonda, conducted by actor Illeana Douglas

New program about Klute and director Alan J. Pakula by filmmaker Matthew Miele, featuring interviews with film scholar Annette Insdorf, filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, and actor Charles Cioffi, along with archival interviews with Pakula

The Look of “Klute,” a new interview with writer Amy Fine Collins

Archival interviews with Pakula and Fonda

“Klute” in New York, a short documentary made during the shooting of the film

PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris and excerpts from a 1972 interview with Pakula

Klute (1971) | The Criterion Collection

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The Inland Sea (1991)

Directed by Lucille Carra

Country: United States

Duration: 56 minutes

Language: Japanese, English

Spine #988

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with Carra

New conversation between filmmaker Paul Schrader and cultural critic Ian Buruma on author Donald Richie

Interview with Richie from 1991

PLUS: An essay by author Arturo Silva

The Inland Sea (1991) | The Criterion Collection

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The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (1952)

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

Country: Japan

Duration: 116 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #989

DVD BONUS FEATURES

What Did the Lady Forget?, a 1937 feature by Yasujiro Ozu

New video essay by film scholar David Bordwell

Ozu & Noda, a new documentary by Daniel Raim on Ozu’s longtime collaboration with screenwriter Kogo Noda

PLUS: An essay by scholar Junji Yoshida

The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (1952) | The Criterion Collection

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Where Is the Friend's House? (1987)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Duration: 83 minutes

Language: Persian

Spine #990

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Homework (1989), a feature-length documentary by director Abbas Kiarostami, newly restored

Conversation from 2015 between Kiarostami and programmer Peter Scarlet

Where Is the Friend's House? (1987) | The Criterion Collection

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And Life Goes On (1992)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: Persian

Spine #991

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New audio commentary featuring Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, coauthors of Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami: Truths and Dreams, a 1994 documentary

New interview with scholar Hamid Naficy

And Life Goes On (1992) | The Criterion Collection

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Through the Olive Trees (1994)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran

Duration: 103 minutes

Language: Persian

Spine #992

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with director Abbas Kiarostami’s son Ahmad Kiarostami

New conversation between scholar Jamsheed Akrami and critic Godfrey Cheshire

Through the Olive Trees (1994) | The Criterion Collection

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The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)

Directed by Ritwik Ghatek

Country: India

Duration: 127 minutes

Language: Bengali

Spine #993

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New conversation between filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani

Stills gallery featuring rare photographs related to director Ritwik Ghatak’s life and work, curated by writer and photographer Nabarupa Bhattacharjee

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ira Bhaskar

The Cloud-Capped Star (1960) | The Criterion Collection

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Local Hero (1983)

Directed by Bill Forsyth

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 111 minutes

Language: English

Spine #994

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2018 featuring director Bill Forsyth and film critic Mark Kermode

New conversation between Forsyth and film critic David Cairns

Shooting from the Heart, a 1985 documentary about the work of cinematographer Chris Menges

Episode of The South Bank Show from 1983 about the production of the film

The Making of “Local Hero,” a documentary made during the film’s production, featuring interviews with actors Peter Riegert and Burt Lancaster

I Thought Maybe I’d Get to Meet Alan Whicker, a 1983 interview with Forsyth

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Jonathan Murray

Local Hero (1983) | The Criterion Collection

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Polyester (1981)

Directed by John Waters

Country: United States

Duration: 86 minutes

Language: English

Spine #995

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring Waters from the 1993 Criterion laserdisc release of the film

New conversation between Waters and critic Michael Musto

New program featuring interviews with Waters collaborators Tab Hunter, Dennis Dermody, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Mink Stole, Mary Garlington, and Greer Yeaton

Interviews from 1993 with crew members Moran, Peranio, and Van Smith

Archival interviews with Waters, Moran, and actors Divine and Edith Massey, featuring footage from the making of the film

Twenty minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Elena Gorfinkel, a foldout poster of the cover, and a scratch-and-sniff Odorama™ card

Polyester (1981) | The Criterion Collection

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The Circus (1928)

Directed by Charles Chaplin

Country: United States

Duration: 72 minutes

Silent

Spine #996

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New audio commentary featuring Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance

Interview with Chaplin from 1969

New interview with Chaplin’s son Eugene Chaplin

In the Service of the Story, a new program on the film’s visual effects and production design by film scholar Craig Barron

Chaplin Today: “The Circus,” a 2003 documentary on the film featuring filmmaker Emir Kusturica

Excerpted audio interview from 1998 with Chaplin musical associate Eric James

Unused café sequence with new score by composer Timothy Brock, and related outtakes with narration by comedy choreographer Dan Kamin

Newly discovered outtakes featuring the Tramp and the circus rider

Excerpts from the original recording session for the film’s opening song, “Swing Little Girl”

Footage of the film’s 1928 Hollywood premiere

Rerelease trailers

PLUS: An essay by critic Pamela Hutchinson

The Circus (1928) | The Criterion Collection

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Cluny Brown (1946)

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Country: United States

Duration: 100 minutes

Language: English

Spine #997

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New conversation between film critics Molly Haskell and Farran Smith Nehme on unconventional female characters in Ernst Lubitsch’s films

New video essay by film scholar Kristin Thompson

The Lubitsch Touch, an interview with film scholar Bernard Eisenschitz from 2004

Screen Directors Playhouse radio adaptation of the film from 1950, featuring Dorothy McGuire and Charles Boyer

PLUS: An essay by novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt

Cluny Brown (1946) | The Criterion Collection

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