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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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    • Alexander Payne’s Closet Picks - Duration: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.

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      Ahead of the release of his new film DOWNSIZING and a new edition of his biting satire ELECTION, Oscar-winning writer-director Alexander Payne stopped by the Criterion closet to pick up some films,...
    • THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE - Janus Films Trailer - Duration: 93 seconds.

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      Aki Kaurismäki returns to his native Finland for his latest feature, a bitterly funny and by turns melancholic look at the plight of Khaled, a Syrian refugee attempting to put down roots in Helsink...
    • Isabelle Huppert's Closet Picks - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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      Last month, when Isabelle Huppert was in town for the New York Film Festival, she took some time out to visit our film closet, where the screen legend gave charming voice to her love for Nicolas Ro...
    • BELLE DE JOUR (1967) Edition Intro - Duration: 5 minutes, 1 second.

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    • On the Channel: Masterclass with Alex Ross Perry and Robert Greene - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

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    • Horror Time with Josh and Benny Safdie - Duration: 4 minutes, 34 seconds.

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      While visiting Criterion earlier this month, Josh and Benny Safdie sat down to talk about the kinds of movies that get under their skin.
    • 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012 - Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds.

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      Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Games, 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012 is the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens...
    • A Clip from Adventures in Moviegoing with Philip Kaufman - Duration: 92 seconds.

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    • Ana Lily Amirpour on TAMPOPO - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      In celebration of National Noodle Day, we’re sharing this appreciation of Juzo Itami’s beloved ramen western TAMPOPO, from director Ana Lily Amirpour (A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, THE BAD BATCH).
    • Agnès Varda’s Closet Picks - Duration: 113 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      The queen of the French New Wave stepped into the Criterion closet after a quick visit. See what films she wanted to take home.
    • Michael Haneke on Long Takes - Duration: 2 minutes, 33 seconds.

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      In this excerpt from an interview on our release of THE PIANO TEACHER, Michael Haneke explains the advantages of shooting in long takes and the challenges of conceiving one of the film’s most bruta...
    • Jon Nguyen on Capturing David Lynch - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

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      In this excerpt from an interview on the release of DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE, director Jon Nguyen talks about the experience of bringing this long-gestating project to the screen and his approach ...
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