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  • The Violent Beauty of Lady Snowblood

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    Toshiya Fujita’s chanbara cult classics LADY SNOWBLOOD and LADY SNOWBLOOD: LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE, now out on Blu-ray and DVD, remain two of the most influential works of their genre. Set in turn-of-the-twentieth-century-­Japan and released in the mid-1970s, the revenge saga centers on a young sword-fighting woman who has been raised from birth to avenge the harrowing murders of her family. This clip features the film’s star Meiko Kaji in a scene from LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE that highlights the films' dazzlingly choreographed combination of visual beauty and unflinching ferocity. Show less
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    • Chris Eigeman's DVD Picks - Duration: 4 minutes, 7 seconds.

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      In conjunction with the release this week of A Whit Stillman Trilogy, our box set including METROPOLITAN, THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, and BARCELONA, actor-director Chris Eigeman stopped by for a trip i...
    • A Scene from BARCELONA - Duration: 53 seconds.

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      Whit Stillman followed his delightful indie breakthrough METROPOLITAN with another clever and garrulous comedy of manners, this one with a darker edge. A pair of preppy yet constitutionally mismatc...
    • Joachim Trier's DVD Picks - Duration: 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
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      Ten years ago, with the release of his debut film REPRISE, a spirited drama about two young aspiring novelists, Norwegian filmmaker Joachim Trier emerged as one of the most interesting new voices i...
    • Suso Cecchi D'Amico on BICYCLES THIEVES - Duration: 64 seconds.

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    • Enzo Staiola on BICYCLE THIEVES - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

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    • The High-Flying Special Effects of ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS - Duration: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.

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    • John F. Kennedy rallies the crowd in PRIMARY - Duration: 2 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
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      Later this month, we’re releasing The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates, a collection of landmark achievements in documentary filmmaking. The first in the set is Primary, which documents th...
    • Leon Russell Performs in A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON - Duration: 97 seconds.

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      More than forty years after legendary documentarian Les Blank began filming singer-songwriter Leon Russell, the brilliant work that emerged from his observations, A POEM IS A NAKED PERSON, is final...
    • Angela Lansbury on THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE - Duration: 63 seconds.

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      With its simmering tensions and fractured psyches, John Frankenheimer’s 1962 Cold War thriller THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE presented an ideal platform for its cast to deliver some of the finest work o...
    • David Thomson on RED RIVER - Duration: 52 seconds.

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      Film critic and historian David Thomson shares his formative experience with Hawks's classic, the 1948 film RED RIVER. Here, watch him discuss his enduring affection for the iconic western, which i...
    • THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE - Original Theatrical Trailer - Duration: 113 seconds.

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      THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE is available on Criterion Blu-ray/DVD 3/15/2016: https://www.criterion.com/films/28784...

      Set in the early fifties, this adaptation Richard Condon’s novel concerns the dec...
    • Asif Kapadia's DVD Picks - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

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      Last month, award-winning director Asif Kapadia paid a visit to the Criterion closet. Working in both documentary and narrative cinema, the British filmmaker is best known for his movies THE WARRIO...
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