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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 163 minutes

Language: English

Spine #173

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring director Michael Powell and Martin Scorsese

Carlton International's 24-minute video profile

A collection of rare behind-the-scenes and production stills from the collection of Michael Powell

A collection of David Low's original Colonel Blimp cartoons

(REISSUE)

New video introduction by Scorsese

A Profile of “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp,” a documentary from 2000

Restoration demonstration, hosted by Scorsese

Optimism and Sheer Will, a 2012 interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, Michael Powell’s widow

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Molly Haskell

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Band of Outsiders (1964)

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Country: France

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: French

Spine #174

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Visual glossary, including film clips and stills, detailing cultural references and wordplay

Exclusive video interviews with Raoul Coutard and actress Anna Karina

Interview excerpts with Godard from 1964

Rare behind-the-scenes footage of the director and his crew shooting Band of Outsiders

Two theatrical trailers, including Godard's original

Filmmaker Agnès Varda’s 1961 silent short Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald, featuring Godard, Karina, and other members of the Band of Outsiders cast

(REISSUE)

Excerpts from the documentary La nouvelle vague par elle-même, featuring director Jean-Luc Godard discussing the New Wave and rare behind-the-scenes footage from Band of Outsiders

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by poet and critic Joshua Clover, character descriptions created by Godard for the film’s original press book, and a 1964 interview with the director

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Directed by Terry Gilliam

Country: United States

Duration: 119 minutes

Language: English

Spine #175

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Three audio commentaries: one with Gilliam, one with stars Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro and producer Laila Nabulsi, and one with author Hunter S. Thompson

Deleted scenes, with optional commentary by Gilliam

Selection of Thompson correspondence, read on camera by Depp

Hunter Goes to Hollywood, a short documentary

A look at the controversy over the screenwriting credit

Profile of Oscar Zeta Acosta, the inspiration for Dr. Gonzo

Collection of artwork by illustrator Ralph Steadman

Excerpt from the 1996 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas recording featuring Jim Jarmusch and Maury Chaykin

BBC documentary from 1978 with Thompson and Steadman

Storyboards, production designs, stills, and trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic J. Hoberman and two pieces by Thompson

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The Killers

Spine #176

Films included in the disc:

The Killers (1946)

Directed by Robert Siodmak

Country: United States

Duration: 102 minutes

Language: English

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Andrei Tarkovsky’s short film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s “The Killers,” made when he was a student in 1956

Interview from 2002 with writer Stuart M. Kaminsky

Screen Directors’ Playhouse radio adaptation from 1949, starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters

Audio recording from 2002 of actor Stacy Keach reading Hemingway’s short story

Trailers

PLUS: An essay by novelist Jonathan Lethem

The Killers (1964)

Directed by Don Siegel

Country: United States

Duration: 94 minutes

Language: English

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Interview from 2002 with actor Clu Gulager

Audio excerpt from director Don Siegel’s autobiography, A Siegel Film, read by actor and director Hampton Fancher

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien

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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta

Country: Germany

Duration: 106 minutes

Language: German

Spine #177

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New video interview with directors Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta

New video interview with director of photography Jost Vacano

Documentary on author Heinrich Boll

Original theatrical trailer

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My Life as a Dog (1985)

Directed by Lasse Hallstrõm

Country: Sweden

Duration: 101 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #178

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Shall We Go to Your or My Place or Each Go Home Alone? (1973), a fifty-two-minute film by Hallström, with a video introduction by the director

New video interview with Hallström

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A new essay by film critic Michael Atkinson and an appreciation by author Kurt Vonnegut

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I Am Curious...Box set

Spine #179

DVD BOX SET FEATURES

Introduction by director Vilgot Sjöman from 2002

Director’s diary: Vilgot Sjöman’s commentary on selected scenes from the film

Interview from 2002 with legendary publisher Barney Rosset and attorney Edward de Grazia about the controversy surrounding the film

The Battle for I Am Curious—Yellow, a video essay on the film’s censorship and trial

Excerpts from the transcripts of the trial for I Am Curious—Yellow

Theatrical trailer

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I Am Curious--Yellow (1967)

Directed by Vilgot Sjoman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 121 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #180

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New video introduction by director Vilgot Sjöman

Director’s diary: Vilgot Sjöman’s commentary on selected scenes from the film

New video interview with legendary publisher Barney Rosset and attorney Edward de Grazia about the controversy surrounding the film

The Battle for "I Am Curious—Yellow", a video essay on the film’s censorship and trial

Excerpts from the transcripts of the trial for I Am Curious—Yellow

Theatrical trailer

Essay by critic Gary Giddins

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I Am Curious--Blue (1967)

Directed by Vilgot Sjoman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 97 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #181

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Director’s diary: Vilgot Sjöman’s commentary on selected scenes from the film

Excerpts from Sjöman’s Self Portrait 92, a documentary made for Swedish television

Deleted scene with an introduction by Sjöman

Reprinted 1968 interview with Sjöman

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Straw Dogs (1971)

Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Country: United States

Duration: 117 minutes

Language: English

Spine #182

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film scholar Stephen Prince, author of Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies

Theatrical trailer, TV spots

Isolated music and effects track

Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron, documentary of reflections by members of Peckinpah's family, his friends, and his collaborators

Dustin Hoffman on the set of Straw Dogs

Behind-the-scenes footage

Video interviews with Susan George and producer Daniel Melnick

Peckinpah Responds: select correspondence to critics and viewers

Reprinted 1974 interview with Peckinpah

Essay by poet Joshua Clover

(REISSUE)

Mantrap: “Straw Dogs”—The Final Cut, a 2003 documentary about the making of the film

New conversation between critic Michael Sragow and filmmaker Roger Spottiswoode, one of the editors on the film

New interview with film scholar Linda Williams about the film’s controversies

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Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)

Directed by Robert Bresson

Country: France

Duration: 84 minutes

Language: French

Spine #183

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Stills gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos

Essays by François Truffaut and David Thomson

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By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One

Directed by Stan Brakhage

Country: United States

Duration: 243 minutes

Language: English

Spine #184

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Disc One DESISTFILM 1954 • 6 minutes, 48 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural WEDLOCK HOUSE: AN INTERCOURSE 1959 • 10 minutes, 47 seconds • 16 mm • Silent DOG STAR MAN 1961–64 • 74 minutes, 34 seconds • 16 mm • Silent THE ACT OF SEEING WITH ONE’S OWN EYES 1971 • 31 minutes, 50 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

Disc Two CAT’S CRADLE 1959 • 6 minutes, 16 seconds • 16 mm • Silent WINDOW WATER BABY MOVING 1959 • 12 minutes, 11 seconds • 16 mm • Silent MOTHLIGHT 1963 • 3 minutes, 13 seconds • 16 mm • Silent EYE MYTH 1967 • 9 seconds • 16 mm • Silent THE WOLD-SHADOW 1972 • 2 minutes, 24 seconds • 16 mm • Silent THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS 1981 • 1 minute, 43 seconds • 35 mm • Silent THE STARS ARE BEAUTIFUL 1974 • 18 minutes, 27 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural KINDERING 1987 • 2 minutes, 51 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural I . . . DREAMING 1988 • 6 minutes, 35 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural THE DANTE QUARTET 1987 • 6 minutes, 3 seconds • 35 mm • Silent NIGHT MUSIC 1986 • 30 seconds • 35 mm • Silent RAGE NET 1988 • 35 seconds • 35 mm • Silent GLAZE OF CATHEXIS 1990 • 2 minutes, 55 seconds • 16 mm • Silent DELICACIES OF MOLTEN HORROR SYNAPSE 1990 • 8 minutes, 16 seconds • 16 mm • Silent UNTITLED (FOR MARILYN) 1992 • 10 minutes, 27 seconds • 16 mm • Silent BLACK ICE 1994 • 1 minute, 49 seconds • 16 mm • Silent STUDY IN COLOR AND BLACK AND WHITE 1993 • 1 minute, 35 seconds • 16 mm • Silent STELLAR 1993 • 2 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent CRACK GLASS EULOGY 1991 • 6 minutes, 6 seconds • 16 mm • Monaural THE DARK TOWER 1999 • 2 minutes, 19 seconds • 16 mm • Silent COMMINGLED CONTAINERS 1996 • 2 minutes, 42 seconds • 16 mm • Silent LOVESONG 2001 • 10 minutes, 48 seconds • 16 mm • Silent

Brakhage on Brakhage, four video encounters with the filmmaker

Audio remarks on selected films by Stan Brakhage

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay and film capsules by Brakhage expert Fred Camper

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The Adventures of Antoine Doinel

Spine #185

DVD BOX SET FEATURES

Truffaut's early short film, Les mistons

Audio commentary for Les mistons by assistant director and future co-writer Claude de Givray

Audio/visual "primer" for Les mistons by film historian Serge Toubiana

Working with François Truffaut: Claude de Givray and Bernard Revon, An exclusive re-edited version of a 1986 interview with Truffaut co-writers Claude de Givray and Bernard Revon, originally conducted for Rainer Gansera's documentary Arbeiten mit François Truffaut

Excerpt from the rare documentary François Truffaut (1961) featuring Truffaut discussing his influences and beginnings, along with Les mistons and The 400 Blows

Interview from the 1981 French TV show Champ contre champ in which Truffaut discusses Jean-Pierre Léaud, and the challenges of creating films that are intensely personal, yet popular in appeal

Promotional art gallery for The 400 Blows, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board and Love on the Run

Two audio commentaries for The 400 Blows: one by cinema professor Brian Stonehill and another by lifelong friend of Truffaut, Robert Lachenay

Rare audition footage of The 400 Blows stars Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay and Richard Kanayan

Newsreel footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud in Cannes for the showing of The 400 Blows

Excerpt from a French TV program with Truffaut discussing his youth, critical writings, and the origins of Antoine Doinel in The 400 Blows and Antoine and Colette

Television interview with Truffaut about the global financial reception of The 400 Blows and his own critical impression of the film

Theatrical trailers for The 400 Blows, Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board, and Love on the Run

Introduction to Stolen Kisses by film historian Serge Toubiana

Excerpt from the TV show Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut, dix ans, dix films in which Truffaut discusses his vision of the Doinel cycle, and the complex relationship between Doinel and actor Jean-Pierre Léaud

Archival newsreel footage of the "Langlois Affair," documenting protests by Truffaut and other French film industry luminaries against the removal of Cinémathèque française director Henri Langlois

Promotional spot featuring Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut appealing for public support of Henri Langlois

Newsreel footage of Truffaut's impassioned rally to shut down the 1968 Cannes Film Festival in support of striking students and workers

Rare behind-the-scenes footage with Truffaut at work on the Bed and Board set, and being interviewed along with actress Claude Jade

Rare television interview with Jean-Pierre Léaud discussing his feelings about Truffaut and Antoine Doinel, and his thoughts about "ending" the series

Excerpt from the 1972 documentary Approches du cinéma: François Truffaut ou la nouvelle vague, in which Truffaut addresses the complexities of Antoine Doinel

Rare television interview excerpt of Truffaut and actress/co-writer Marie-France Pisier discussing their working styles and their feelings about Love on the Run

Excerpt from the 1980 TV show Cinescope in which Truffaut addresses his misgivings about his finale to the Doinel series, and illuminates his feelings about Jean-Pierre Léaud and Antoine Doinel

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Stolen Kisses (1968)

Directed by François Truffaut

Country: France

Duration: 91 minutes

Language: French

Spine #186

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Introduction by film historian Serge Toubiana, discussing the genesis of the film and the tumultuous events surrounding the 1968 removal of Henri Langlois as director of the Cinémathèque française

Excerpt from the TV show Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut, dix ans, dix films in which Truffaut discusses his vision of the Doinel cycle, and the complex relationship between Doinel and actor Jean-Pierre Léaud

Archival newsreel footage of the "Langlois Affair," documenting protests by Truffaut and other French film industry luminaries against the removal of Cinémathèque française director Henri Langlois

Promotional spot featuring Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut appealing for public support of Henri Langlois

Newsreel footage of Truffaut's impassioned rally to shut down the 1968 Cannes Film Festival in support of striking students and workers

Theatrical trailer

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Bed and Board (1970)

Directed by François Truffaut

Country: France

Duration: 97 minutes

Language: French

Spine #187

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Rare behind-the-scenes footage with Truffaut at work on the Bed and Board set, and being interviewed along with actress Claude Jade

Excerpt from the 1970 TV program Cinéastes de notre temps: François Truffaut, dix ans dix films, in which Truffaut and co-writer Bernard Revon reveal their methods for generating scripts and developing ideas

Rare television interview with Jean-Pierre Léaud discussing his feelings about Truffaut and Antoine Doinel, and his thoughts about "ending" the series

Excerpt from the 1972 documentary Approches du cinéma: François Truffaut ou la nouvelle vague, in which Truffaut addresses the complexities of Antoine Doinel

Theatrical trailer

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Love on the Run (1979)

Directed by François Truffaut

Country: France

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: French

Spine #188

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Rare television interview excerpt of Truffaut and actress/co-writer Marie-France Pisier discussing their working styles and their feelings about Love on the Run

Excerpt from the 1980 TV show Cinescope in which Truffaut addresses his misgivings about his finale to the Doinel series, and illuminates his feelings about Jean-Pierre Léaud and Antoine Doinel

Theatrical trailer

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The White Sheik (1952)

Directed by Federico Fellini

Country: Italy

Duration: 86 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #189

DVD BONUS FEATURES

New video interviews with actors Brunella Bovo and Leopoldo Trieste, and Fellini friend Moraldo Rossi

Essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

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Throne of Blood (1957)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Duration: 109 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #190

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck

Original theatrical trailer

New essay by Stephen Prince (The Warrior's Prince: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa)

(REISSUE)

Documentary on the making of the film, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create

Two alternate subtitle translations, by Japanese film translator Linda Hoaglund and Kurosawa expert Donald Richie

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Jubilee (1978)

Directed by Derek Jarman

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 106 minutes

Language: English

Spine #191

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Original documentary on Jarman and Jubilee made by Jarman actor Spencer Leigh (Caravaggio, The Last of England), featuring interviews with stars Jenny Runacre and Toyah Willcox, film historian Tony Rayns, production designer Christopher Hobbs, and filmmakers John Maybury (Love is the Devil) and Lee Drysdale (Leather Jackets), with rare Super-8 clips and memorabilia from the film

Ephemera from Derek Jarman’s personal collection, including his scrapbook from the film illustrated with rare photos and notes

Original trailer

Liner notes by Jarman biographer Tony Peake

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Coup de grâce (1976)

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Country: Germany

Duration: 98 minutes

Language: French, German

Spine #192

DVD BONUS FEATURE

Video interview with director Volker Schlöndorff and screenwriter/star Margarethe von Trotta

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Quai des Orfèvres (1947)

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Country: France

Duration: 106 minutes

Language: French

Spine #193

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Interviews with director Henri-Georges Clouzot and actors Bernard Blier, Suzy Delair, and Simone Renant, from the 1971 French television program Au cinéma ce soir

Original theatrical trailer

Poster gallery from the film’s international release

Essay by author Luc Sante

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Il posto (1961)

Directed by Ermanno Olmi

Country: Italy

Duration: 93 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #194

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Rare deleted scene

Reflecting Reality, a new interview with filmmaker Ermanno Olmi and film critic/historian (and occasional Olmi collaborator) Tullio Kezich

La cotta (The Crush), Olmi’s 1967 short about a young boy’s first love

Theatrical trailer

Restoration demonstration

PLUS: a new essay by critic Kent Jones

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I fidanzati (1962)

Directed by Ermanno Olmi

Country: Italy

Duration: 77 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #195

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Mysteries of Life, a new video interview with filmmaker Ermanno Olmi and film critic/historian (and occasional Olmi collaborator) Tullio Kezich discussing I Fidanzati

Theatrical trailer

New essay by critic Kent Jones

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Hiroshima mon amour (1959)

Directed by Alain Resnais

Country: France

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: French

Spine #196

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie

Cinepanorama interview with Alain Resnais (1961)

Audio interview with Alain Resnais (1980)

Emmanuelle Riva interviews by François Chalais at Cannes (1959) and in 2003

Excerpts from Duras' annotations to the screenplay

Isolated music and effects track

A new essay on the film by Kent Jones

A new essay on composer Giovanni Fusco by Russell Lack

(REISSUE)

New interview with film scholar François Thomas, author of L’atelier d’Alain Resnais

New interview with music scholar Tim Page about the film’s score

Revoir “Hiroshima” . . . , a 2013 program about the film’s restoration

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Night and Fog (1955)

Directed by Alain Resnais

Country: France

Duration: 32 minutes

Language: French

Spine #197

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Radio interview with Resnais

Excerpts of audio interviews with Alain Resnais from Le Cinéma des cinéastes (1980) and Les Étoiles du cinéma (1994)

New essay about the film by Philip Lopate

Essay about composer Hanns Eisler by Russell Lack

Crew profiles written by film historian Peter Cowie

(REISSUE)

New interview with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer

Face aux fantômes, a ninety-nine-minute 2009 documentary featuring historian Sylvie Lindeperg that explores the French memory of the Holocaust and the controversy surrounding the film’s release

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Colin MacCabe

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