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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Directed by Amy Heckerling

Country: United States

Language: English

Duration: 89 minutes

Spine #1075

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 1999 featuring Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe

Television version of the film from the eighties, featuring deleted and alternate scenes

New conversation with Heckerling and Crowe, moderated by filmmaker Olivia Wilde

Reliving Our “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” a 1999 documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew

Audio discussion from 1982 with Heckerling at the American Film Institute

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Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

Directed by Dorothy Arzner

Country: United States

Language: English

Duration: 83 minutes

Spine #1076

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Dorothy Arzner: Longing for Women, a 1983 documentary by Katja Raganelli and Konrad Wickler

New video essay by film historian Cari Beauchamp

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Flowers of Shanghai (1998)

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Country: Taiwan

Language: Shanghainese, Taiwanese

Duration: 113 minutes

Spine #1077

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New introduction by critic Tony Rayns

Beautified Realism, a new documentary by Daniel Raim and Eugene Suen on the making of the film, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Lee, producer and editor Liao Ching-sung, production designer Hwarng Wern Ying, and sound recordist Tu Duu-chih

Excerpts from a 2015 interview with Hou, recorded for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oral History Project

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Nightmare Alley (1947)

Directed by Edmund Goulding

Country: United States

Language: English

Duration: 111 minutes

Spine #1078

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film historians James Ursini and Alain Silver

New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith

New interview with performer and historian Todd Robbins

Interview from 2007 with actor Coleen Gray

Audio excerpt of a 1971 interview with Henry King in which the filmmaker discusses actor Tyrone Power

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Streetwise/Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell Box Set

Films Included in this Set

Streetwise (1984)

Directed by Martin Bell

Country: United States

Language: English

Duration: 91 minutes

Spine #1079

Streetwise/Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell | The Criterion Collection

Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell (2016)

Directed by Martin Bell

Country: United States

Duration: 88 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1080

Streetwise/Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell | The Criterion Collection

DVD BOX SET FEATURES

New audio commentary on Streetwise featuring Bell

New interview with Bell about photographer Mary Ellen Mark

New interview with Streetwise editor Nancy Baker

Four short films by Bell

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Visions of Eight (1973)

Directed by Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Juri Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling

Country: United States/West Germany

Duration: 110 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1081

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New audio commentary by podcasters Amanda Dobbins, Sean Fennessey, and Chris Ryan of the website the Ringer

New documentary featuring director Claude Lelouch; supervising editor Robert K. Lambert; Ousmane Sembène biographer Samba Gadjigo; Munich Olympic Games historian David Clay Large; producer David L. Wolper’s son, Mark Wolper; and director Arthur Penn’s son Matthew Penn, which also includes behind-the-scenes footage from the film and material from Sembène’s uncompleted short film

On Location with “Visions of Eight,” a short promotional film

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Visions of Eight (1973) | The Criterion Collection

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The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs

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The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs | The Criterion Collection

Films Included In This Set

Ethnic Notions (1986)

Directed by Marlon Riggs

Country: United States/Canada

Duration: 58 minutes

Language: English

The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs | The Criterion Collection

Tongues Untied (1989)

Directed by Marlon Riggs

Country: United States

Duration: 55 minutes

Language: English

The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs | The Criterion Collection

Affirmations (1990)

Directed by Marlon Riggs

Country: United States

Duration: 11 minutes

Language: English

The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs | The Criterion Collection

Anthem (1991)

Directed by Marlon Riggs

Country: United States

Duration: 9 minutes

Language: English

The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs | The Criterion Collection

Color Adjustment (1992)

Directed by Marlon Riggs

Country: United States

Duration: 80 minutes

Language: English

The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs | The Criterion Collection

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regrets) (1993)

Directed by Marlon Riggs

Country: United States

Duration: 38 minutes

Language: English

The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs | The Criterion Collection

Black Is . . . Black Ain't (1995)

Directed by Marlon Riggs

Country: United States

Duration: 88 minutes

Language: English

The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs | The Criterion Collection

DVD SET BONUS FEATURES

Four new programs featuring editor Christiane Badgley; performers Brian Freeman, Reginald T. Jackson, and Bill T. Jones; filmmakers Cheryl Dunye and Rodney Evans; poet Jericho Brown; film and media scholar Racquel Gates; and sociologist Herman Gray

Long Train Running: The Story of the Oakland Blues (1981), Riggs’s graduate thesis film

Introduction to Riggs, recorded in 2020 and featuring filmmakers Vivian Kleiman and Shikeith, and Ashley Clark, curatorial director of the Criterion Collection

I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs (1996), a documentary by Karen Everett that features interviews with Riggs; Kleiman; filmmaker Isaac Julien; African American studies scholar Barbara Christian; several of Riggs’s longtime friends and collaborators; and members of his family

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Pariah (2011)

Directed by Dee Rees

Country: United States

Duration: 86 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1083

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New conversation between director Dee Rees and filmmaker and scholar Michelle Parkerson

New cast reunion featuring Rees, Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell, and Aasha Davis, moderated by scholar Jacqueline Stewart

New program on the making of the film, featuring Rees, cinematographer Bradford Young, production designer Inbal Weinberg, producer Nekisa Cooper, and editor Mako Kamitsuna, moderated by Stewart

New interview with film scholar Kara Keeling, author of Queer Times, Black Futures

Pariah (2011) | The Criterion Collection

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Mirror (1975)

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Country: Russia

Duration: 106 minutes

Language: Russian

Spine #1084

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Andrei Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer, a 2019 documentary about the director by his son Andrei A. Tarkovsky

The Dream in the Mirror, a new documentary by Louise Milne and Seán Martin

New interview with composer Eduard Artemyev

Islands: Georgy Rerberg, a 2007 documentary about the cinematographer

Archival interviews with Tarkovsky and screenwriter Alexander Misharin

Mirror (1975) | The Criterion Collection

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Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Directed by Howard Hawks

Country: United States

Duration: 102 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1085

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich

New video essay on actor Cary Grant by author Scott Eyman

New interview about cinematographer Russell Metty with cinematographer John Bailey

New interview with film scholar Craig Barron on special-effects pioneer Linwood Dunn

New selected-scene commentary about costume designer Howard Greer with costume historian Shelly Foote

Howard Hawks: A Hell of a Good Life, a 1977 documentary by Hans-Christoph Blumenberg featuring the director’s last filmed interview

Audio interview from 1969 with Grant

Audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich

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Bringing Up Baby (1938) | The Criterion Collection

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Deep Cover (1992)

Directed by Bill Duke

Country: United States

Duration: 107 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1086

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New interview with director Bill Duke

New conversation between film scholars Racquel J. Gates and Michael B. Gillespie about Deep Cover’s place within both the Black film boom of the early 1990s and the noir genre

New conversation between scholar Claudrena N. Harold and professor, DJ, and podcaster Oliver Wang about the film’s title track and its importance to the history of hip-hop

Panel discussion from 2018 featuring Duke and Fishburne and moderated by film critic Elvis Mitchell

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Deep Cover (1992) | The Criterion Collection

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Working Girls (1986)

Directed by Lizzie Borden

Country: United States

Duration: 94 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1087

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2007 featuring Borden, director of photography Judy Irola, and actor Amanda Goodwin

New conversation between Borden and filmmaker Bette Gordon

New conversation with actors Louise Smith and Amanda Goodwin, producer Andi Gladstone, and first assistant director Vicky Funari

New conversation with sex workers Antonia Crane, Daphne Von Rey, Selena the Stripper, and Jo Weldon

Working Girls (1986) | The Criterion Collection

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La piscine (1969)

Directed by Jacques Deray

Country: France

Duration: 122 minutes

Language: French

Spine #1088

DVD BONUS FEATURES

The Swimming Pool: “First Love Never Dies,” the English-language version of the film

Fifty Years Later, a 2019 documentary by Agnès Vincent-Deray featuring actors Alain Delon and Jane Birkin, screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, and novelist Jean-Emmanuel Conil

New interview with scholar Nick Rees-Roberts on the film’s cinematic and aesthetic legacy

Archival footage featuring Delon, Birkin, actors Romy Schneider and Maurice Ronet, and director Jacques Deray

Alternate ending

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La piscine (1969) | The Criterion Collection

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After Life (1998)

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Country: Japan

Duration: 119 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #1089

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring film scholar Linda Ehrlich

New interviews with Kore-eda, stills photographer–cinematographer Masayoshi Sukita, and cinematographer Yutaka Yamazaki

Deleted scenes

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After Life (1998) | The Criterion Collection

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Original Cast Album: "Company" (1970)

Directed by D.A. Pennebaker

Country: United States

Duration: 53 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1090

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New audio commentary by composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim

Audio commentary from 2001 featuring director D. A. Pennebaker, actor Elaine Stritch, and Broadway producer Harold Prince

New conversation among Sondheim, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, and critic Frank Rich

New interview with Tunick on the art of orchestrating, conducted by author Ted Chapin

Never-before-heard audio excerpts from interviews with Stritch and Prince, conducted by D. A. Pennebaker and Hegedus in 2000

“Original Cast Album: ‘Co-Op,’” a 2019 episode of the TV series Documentary Now! that parodies the film

Reunion of the cast and crew of “Original Cast Album: ‘Co-Op’” recorded in 2020, featuring director Alexander Buono; writer-actor John Mulaney; actors Rénee Elise Goldsberry, Richard Kind, Alex Brightman, and Paula Pell; and composer Eli Bolin

Original Cast Album: “Company” (1970) | The Criterion Collection

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Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

Country: United States

Duration: 136 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1091

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New audio commentary featuring Fukunaga and first assistant director Jon Mallard

Two new documentaries on the development and making of the film, featuring interviews with Fukunaga; author Uzodinma Iweala; actors Idris Elba and Abraham Attah; and producers Amy Kaufman, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, and Riva Marker

New conversation between Fukunaga and producer and cultural commentator Franklin Leonard

New interview with costume designer Jenny Eagan

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Beasts of No Nation (2015) | The Criterion Collection

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Lili Horvát was born in 1982 and grew up in Budapest. She studied audiovisual arts at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and film directing at the University of Theatre and Film in Budapest. The Wednesday Child, Lili’s first feature, won the East of the West competition at Karlovy Vary 2015 and received numerous awards worldwide. In 2016, Lili cofounded the production company Poste Restante, which produced her second feature, Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time.

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Son of avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs, Azazel Jacobs was raised in lower Manhattan surrounded by artists. He received his bachelor’s degree in film from SUNY Purchase and his master’s from the American Film Institute. His credits include The Good Times Kid (2005), Momma’s Man (2008), Terri (2011), The Lovers (2018), and French Exit (2020), along with both seasons of the television show Doll & Em (2014, 2015).

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Throw Down (2004)

Directed by Johnnie To

Country: Hong Kong

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: Cantonese

Spine #1092

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

Interview from 2004 with director Johnnie To

New interviews with coscreenwriter Yau Nai-hoi, composer Peter Kam, and film scholars David Bordwell and Caroline Guo

Short making-of documentary from 2004 featuring To and actors Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok, Cherrie Ying, and Tony Leung Ka-fai

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Throw Down (2004) | The Criterion Collection

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Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films

Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films | The Criterion Collection

Films Included In This Set:

The Story of a Three Day Pass (1967)

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles

Country: United States

Duration: 86 minutes

Language: English, French

Spine #1093

Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films | The Criterion Collection

Watermelon Man (1970)

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles

Country: United States

Duration: 100 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1094

Watermelon Man (1970) | The Criterion Collection

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles

Country: United States

Duration: 97 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1095

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) | The Criterion Collection

Don't Play Us Cheap (1972)

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles

Country: United States

Duration: 102 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1096

Don't Play Us Cheap (1972) | The Criterion Collection

DVD SET BONUS FEATURES

Baadasssss!, a 2003 fictional feature film based on director Melvin Van Peebles’s diaries from the making of Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, directed by and starring his son Mario Van Peebles, with commentary by father and son

New conversations between Mario Van Peebles and film critic Elvis Mitchell; producer Warrington Hudlin and critic and filmmaker Nelson George; and scholars Gerald R. Butters Jr., Novotny Lawrence, and Amy Abugo Ongiri

Audio commentary by Melvin Van Peebles from 1997 on Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Three early short films directed by Melvin Van Peebles

How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It), a 2005 documentary on Van Peebles’s life and career

The Story Behind “Baadasssss!”: The Birth of Black Cinema, a 2004 featurette

Melvin Van Peebles: The Real Deal, a 2002 interview with the director on the making of Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Episodes of Black Journal from 1968, 1971, and 1972, on The Story of a Three Day Pass, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, and Don’t Play Us Cheap

Interview from 1971 with Van Peebles on Detroit Tubeworks

French television interview from 1968 with Van Peebles and actors Harry Baird and Nicole Berger on the set of The Story of a Three Day Pass

Excerpts from a 2004 interview with Van Peebles for the Directors Guild of America Visual History Program

Introductions to all four films by Van Peebles

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New English subtitle translation for The Story of a Three Day Pass

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Love & Basketball (2000)

Directed by Gina Pryce-Bythewood

Country: United States

Duration: 125 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1097

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary from 2000 featuring Prince-Bythewood and actor Sanaa Lathan

Playing for Your Heart, a new making-of documentary featuring Prince-Bythewood, Lathan, actors Omar Epps and Alfre Woodard, Reggie Rock Bythewood, and basketball adviser Colleen Matsuhara

Editing “Love & Basketball,” a new program featuring Prince-Bythewood and editor Terilyn A. Shropshire

New conversation on the film’s impact among Prince-Bythewood, WNBA legend and Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, and writer-producer-actor Lena Waithe

Audition tape excerpts and six deleted scenes

Three short films by Prince-Bythewood: Stitches (1991), Progress (1997), and Bowl of Pork (1997), with a new introduction by Prince-Bythewood

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Love & Basketball (2000) | The Criterion Collection

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The Damned (1969)

Directed by Luchino Visconti

Country: Italy, West Germany

Duration: 157 minutes

Language: German, English

Spine #1098

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Alternate Italian-language soundtrack

Interview from 1970 with director Luchino Visconti about the film

Archival interviews with actors Helmut Berger, Ingrid Thulin, and Charlotte Rampling

Visconti: Man of Two Worlds, a 1969 behind-the-scenes documentary

New interview with scholar Stefano Albertini about the sexual politics of the film

The Damned (1969) | The Criterion Collection

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High Sierra (1941)

Directed by Raoul Walsh

Country: United States

Duration: 100 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1099

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Colorado Territory, director Raoul Walsh’s 1949 western remake of High Sierra

New conversation on Walsh between film programmer Dave Kehr and critic Farran Smith Nehme

The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh, a 2019 documentary by Marilyn Ann Moss

Curtains for Roy Earle, a 2003 featurette on the making of High Sierra

Bogart: Here’s Looking at You, Kid, a 1997 documentary aired on The South Bank Show

New interview with film and media historian Miriam J. Petty about actor Willie Best

New video essay featuring excerpts from a 1976 American Film Institute interview with High Sierra novelist and coscreenwriter W. R. Burnett

Radio adaptation of High Sierra from 1944

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High Sierra (1941) | The Criterion Collection

 

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The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Directed by Jack Arnold

Country: United States

Duration: 81 minutes

Language: English

Spine #1100

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New audio commentary featuring genre-film historian Tom Weaver and horror-music expert David Schecter

New program on the film’s special effects by effects experts Craig Barron and Ben Burtt

New conversation between filmmaker Joe Dante and comedian and writer Dana Gould

Auteur on the Campus: Jack Arnold at Universal (Director’s Cut) (2021)

Interview from 2016 with Richard Christian Matheson, novelist and screenwriter Richard Matheson’s son

Interview with director Jack Arnold from 1983

8 mm home-cinema version from 1969

Trailer and teaser narrated by filmmaker Orson Welles

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) | The Criterion Collection

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