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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Country: Germany

Duration: 93 minutes

Language: German

Spine #198

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Video introduction by director Todd Haynes

Interviews with actress Brigitte Mira and editor Thea Eymèsz

Shahbaz Noshir’s 2002 short Angst isst Seele auf, which reunites Mira, Eymèsz, and Jürges to tell the story, based on real events, of an attack by neo-Nazis on a foreign actor while on his way to a stage performance of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s screenplay

Signs of Vigorous Life: New German Cinema, a 1976 BBC program about the film movement of which Fassbinder was a part of

Scene from Fassbinder’s 1970 film The American Soldier that inspired Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Chris Fujiwara

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Schizopolis (1996)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Country: United States

Duration: 96 minutes

Language: English

Spine #199

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Two audio commentaries: Steven Soderbergh interviewed by Steven Soderbergh; producer John Hardy, actor and casting director David Jensen, production sound mixer Paul Ledford, and actor Michael Malone

Maximum Busy Muscle!

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A new essay by Village Voice critic Dennis Lim

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The Honeymoon Killers (1969)

Directed by Leonard Kastle

Country: United States

Duration: 107 minutes

Language: English

Spine #200

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Interview with writer/director Leonard Kastle

Illustrated essay by Scott Christianson

Original theatrical trailer

Biographies of the Film's Participants

Original Press Book

Fully Illustrated Booklet

(REISSUE)

Love Letters, a new interview program by Robert Fischer, featuring actors Tony Lo Bianco and Marilyn Chris and editor Stan Warnow

“Dear Martha . . . ,” a new video essay by writer Scott Christianson, author of Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House

PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins

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Umberto D. (1952)

Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Country: Italy

Duration: 88 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #201

DVD BONUS FEATURES

That’s Life: Vittorio De Sica, a fifty-five-minute documentary about the director’s career, made for Italian television in 2001

Writings on Umberto D. by Umberto Eco, Luisa Alessandri, and Carlo Battisti

Interview with actress Maria Pia Casilio from 2003

Trailer

PLUS: A new essay by critic Stuart Klawans and a reprinted recollection by De Sica; a reprinted recollection by actor Carlo Battisti

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Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Country: United States, Italy

Duration: 72 minutes

Language: English

Spine #202

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Includes new digital transfers of both versions of the film: Indiscretion of an American Wife: Selznick’s 72-minute cut, including the Patti Page-performed overture “Autumn in Rome” and “Indiscretion”; Terminal Station (Stazione termini): De Sica’s original 89-minute version

Exclusive audio commentary on Indiscretion by film scholar Leonard Leff (Hitchcock and Selznick: The Rich and Strange Collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick)

Original theatrical trailer

Promotional materials

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The BRD Trilogy

Spine #203

DVD BOX SET FEATURES

Audio commentaries from 2003 featuring filmmaker Wim Wenders and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus (The Marriage of Maria Braun), film critic and author Tony Rayns (Veronika Voss), and film scholar Christian Braad Thomsen (Lola)

Interviews from 2003 with actors Hanna Schygulla, Rosel Zech, and Barbara Sukowa

Interviews from 2003 with cinematographer Xaver Schwarzenberger, screenwriter Peter Märthesheimer, and film scholar Eric Rentschler

Life Stories: A Conversation with R. W. Fassbinder, an interview filmed for German television in 1978

I Don’t Just Want You to Love Me, a feature-length 1992 documentary on director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s life and career

Dance with Death, a program from 2000 about Ufa studios star Sybille Schmitz, Fassbinder’s inspiration for the character Veronika Voss

Conversation from 2003 between author and curator Laurence Kardish and film editor Juliane Lorenz

Trailers

PLUS: An essay by film critic Kent Jones and production histories by author Michael Töteberg (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Country: West Germany

Duration: 120 minutes

Language: English

Spine #204

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Michael Ballhaus and Wim Wenders

Exclusive video interview with Hanna Schygulla

Video interview with Fassbinder scholar Eric Rentschler

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Veronika Voss (1982)

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Country: West Germany

Duration: 104 minutes

Language: German

Spine #205

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film critic and author Tony Rayns

Actress Rosel Zwach with Juliane Lorenz

I Don’t Just Want You to Love Me, a feature-length 1992 documentary on director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s life and career

Dance with Death, a program from 2000 about Ufa studios star Sybille Schmitz, Fassbinder’s inspiration for the character Veronika Voss

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Lola (1981)

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Country: West Germany

Duration: 115 minutes

Language: German

Spine #206

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film scholar Christian Braad Thomsen

Actress Barbara Sukowa

Screenwriter Peter Märthesheimer

Juliane Lorenz with Laurence Kardish

Cinematographer Xaver Schwarzenberger

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film critic Kent Jones and production histories by author Michael Töteberg (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

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A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman

Spine #208

DVD BOX SET FEATURES

Introductions to the films by director Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003

Interview from 2012 with actor Harriet Andersson

Audio interview from 1962 with actor Gunnar Björnstrand

Illustrated audio interview with cinematographer Sven Nykvist, recorded in 1981

Observations from 2003 on each film by film scholar Peter Cowie

Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie, a five-part documentary by Vilgot Sjöman made for Swedish television during the production of Winter Light

Poster gallery

Original U.S. theatrical trailers

With the DVD: Essays by film scholars Peter Matthews, Peter Cowie, and Leo Braudy, plus a statement from director Vilgot Sjöman

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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 90 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #209

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Exploring the film: Video discussion with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie

Essay by Peter Cowie

Original theatrical trailer

(REISSUE)

Introduction to the film by director Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003

Interview from 2012 with actor Harriet Andersson

Audio interview from 1962 with actor Gunnar Björnstrand

Illustrated audio interview with cinematographer Sven Nykvist, recorded in 1981

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Winter Light (1963)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 81 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #210

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Exploring the film: Video discussion with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie

Essay by Peter Cowie

Original theatrical trailer

(REISSUE)

Introduction to the film by director Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003

Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie, a five-part documentary by Vilgot Sjöman made for Swedish television during the production of Winter Light

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The Silence (1963)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Country: Sweden

Duration: 95 minutes

Language: Swedish

Spine #211

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Exploring the film: Video discussion with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie

Poster gallery for the trilogy films

Essay by film scholar Leo Braudy

Original theatrical trailer

(REISSUE)

Introduction to the film by director Ingmar Bergman, recorded in 2003

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Richard III (1955)

Directed by Laurence Olivier

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 158 minutes

Language: English

Spine #213

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by playwright and stage director Russell Lees, joined by John Wilders, former Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Great Acting: Laurence Olivier, a 1966 BBC interview with Olivier hosted by renowned theater critic Kenneth Tynan

Gallery of On-set and production stills and posters, featuring excerpts from Olivier's autobiography On Acting

12-minute television trailer with Olivier, producer Alexander Korda, production designer Roger Furse, and other crew members at work in Shepperton Studios

Theatrical trailer

Essay by film historian Bruce Eder

(REISSUE)

Restoration demonstration hosted by director Martin Scorsese

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The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Directed by William Dietrle

Country: United States

Duration: 106 minutes

Language: English

Spine #214

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film historian Bruce Eder and Bernard Herrmann biographer Steven C. Smith

Reading of Stephen Vincent Benét’s short story “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by acclaimed actor/director Alec Baldwin

Comparison between The Devil and Daniel Webster and the earlier preview version of the film, Here Is a Man

The Columbia Workshop’s radio dramatizations of Stephen Vincent Benét’s short stories “The Devil and Daniel Webster” and “Daniel Webster and the Sea Serpent,” both featuring music by Bernard Herrmann

The music of The Devil and Daniel Webster, presented in an interactive essay by Christopher Husted of Bernard Herrmann's estate

Gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and promotional materials

New essay by author Tom Piazza and a reprinted article by Benét

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Knife in the Water (1962)

Directed by Roman Polanski

Country: Poland

Duration: 94 minutes

Language: Polish

Spine #215

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Video interview with director Roman Polanski and co-screenwriter, Jerzy Skolimowski

Collection of Roman Polanski's short films from 1957-1962, including: Murder, Teeth Smile, Break Up the Dance, Two Men and a Wardrobe, The Lamp, When Angels Fall, The Fat and the Lean, and Mammals

A collection of rare publicity and production stills

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The Rules of the Game (1939)

Directed by Jean Renoir

Country: France

Duration: 106 minutes

Language: French

Spine #216

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Introduction to the film by Jean Renoir

Audio commentary written by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and read by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich

Selected scene audio commentary by Renoir historian Christopher Faulkner

Jean Renoir le Patron: La Regle et l'Exception (1966), a French television program about The Rules of the Game featuring interviews with Renoir and actor Marcel Dalio directed by Jacques Rivette

A new video essay about the film's production, release, and later reconstruction

Jean Gaborit and Jacques Durand discuss their reconstruction and re-release of the film (1965)

New interview with Renoir's son, Alain, an assistant cameraman on the film

New interview with set designer Max Douy

Written tributes to the film and Renoir by François Truffaut, Paul Schrader, Bertrand Tavernier, Wim Wenders and others

(REISSUE)

Comparison of the film's two endings

Part one of Jean Renoir, a two-part 1993 BBC documentary by film critic David Thompson

Interview with film critic Olivier Curchod

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Tokyo Story (1953)

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

Country: Japan

Duration: 137 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #217

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Ozu-scholar David Desser, editor of Ozu's Tokyo Story

Original trailer

I Lived, But . . . , a two-hour documentary from 1983 about Ozu’s life and career, featuring interviews with critics and former cast and crew members

Talking with Ozu, a forty-minute tribute to the director from 1993, featuring the reflections of filmmakers Lindsay Anderson, Claire Denis, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Aki Kaurismäki, Stanley Kwan, Paul Schrader, and Wim Wenders

Documentary from 1988 about actor Chishu Ryu’s career at Shochiku’s Ofuna studios, featuring a lengthy interview with Ryu

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Bordwell

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Le cercle rouge (1970)

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

Country: France

Duration: 140 minutes

Language: French

Spine #218

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Excerpts from Cinéastes de notre temps: “Jean-Pierre Melville”

New video interviews with assistant director Bernard Stora and Rui Nogueria, the author of Melville on Melville

Thirty minutes of rare on-set and archival footage, featuring interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville and stars Alain Delon, Yves Montand, and André Bourvil

Original theatrical trailer and 2003 Rialto Pictures rerelease trailer

Production and publicity stills, poster gallery (DVD only)

New English subtitle translation

PLUS: A booklet featuring new essays by film critics Michael Sragow and Chris Fujiwara, excerpts from Melville on Melville, a reprinted interview with composer Eric Demarsan, and an appreciation from director John Woo

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La strada (1954)

Directed by Federico Fellini

Country: Italy

Duration: 108 minutes

Language: Italian

Spine #219

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Video introduction by Martin Scorsese

Audio commentary by Peter Bondanella, author of The Cinema of Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini’s Autobiography, a 2000 documentary originally broadcast on Italian television

Optional English-dubbed soundtrack featuring the voices of Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart

New essay by film scholar Peter Matthews

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Naked Lunch (1991)

Directed by David Cronenberg

Country: Canada

Duration: 115 minutes

Language: English

Spine #220

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary featuring Cronenberg and actor Peter Weller

Naked Making Lunch, a 1992 documentary by Chris Rodley about the making of the film

Special effects gallery, featuring artwork and photos alongside an essay by film writer Jody Duncan

Collection of original marketing materials

Audio recording of William S. Burroughs reading from his novel Naked Lunch

Gallery of photos taken by poet Allen Ginsberg of Burroughs

Film stills gallery

PLUS: An essay by film critic Janet Maslin

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Ikiru (1952)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Duration: 143 minutes

Language: Japanese

Spine #221

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by Stephen Prince, author of The Warrior's Cinema: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa

A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies (2000): a 90 minute documentary produced by Akira Kurosawa productions and featuring interviews with the director on the set of his later films

Documentary on Ikiru from 2003, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create, and featuring interviews with Kurosawa, script supervisor Teruyo Nogami, writer Hideo Oguni, actor Takashi Shimura, and others

Trailer

(REISSUE)

PLUS: An essay by critic and travel writer Pico Iyer and a reprint from critic Donald Richie’s 1965 book The Films of Akira Kurosawa

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Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

Directed by Robert Bresson

Country: France

Duration: 115 minutes

Language: French

Spine #222

DVD BONUS FEATURES

Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie

New essay by film critic Frédéric Bonnaud

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