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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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    • Ermanno Olmi on THE TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 4 days ago
      • 1,214 views
      The filmmaker talks about the inspiration for his Palme d’Or–winning masterpiece in this interview from a 1981 episode of the British television program The Southbank Show.
    • A Scene from BEFORE SUNRISE - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      • 3,931 views
    • Under the Influence: Anna Biller on DONKEY SKIN - Duration: 4 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      • 3,823 views
      While she was in town, writer-director Anna Biller visited us to talk about her love for French director Jacques Demy, whose mix of candy-colored imagery and psychological darkness has made a lasti...
    • Editing CAMERAPERSON - Duration: 3 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 3,049 views
      An excerpt from a piece on editing Kirsten Johnson's documentary, featured on our edition of the film.
    • Art-House America: Walter Reade Theater - Duration: 98 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 1,927 views
      In the first installment of Art-House America, an original Criterion Channel program showcasing great venues around the country that continue to carry the torch for film culture, we celebrate the t...
    • Observations on Film Art: Kiarostami’s Landscapes - Duration: 116 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 4,434 views
    • Barry Jenkins’s Closet Picks - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 54,819 views
      Back in November, director Barry Jenkins stopped by Criterion for a visit while in New York promoting his sophomore feature, MOONLIGHT.

      Barry's Picks:

      Ingmar Bergman's FANNY AND ALEXANDER
      Satyaji...
    • Ira Sachs on FOX AND HIS FRIENDS - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,175 views
      In this excerpt from an interview on our release of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s FOX AND HIS FRIENDS, filmmaker Ira Sachs talks about the film's portrayal of gay culture.
    • Restoring THE FRONT PAGE - Duration: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 2,956 views
      An excerpt from a feature on the restoration of the film, featured on our edition of HIS GIRL FRIDAY.
    • Observations on Film Art: David Bordwell on SANSHIRO SUGATA - Duration: 104 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,176 views
      Now streaming on Filmstruck!
    • Howard Hawks on the Dialogue in HIS GIRL FRIDAY - Duration: 116 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 4,606 views
      Director Howard Hawks discusses the signature rhythms of HIS GIRL FRIDAY's dialogue in these interview excerpts, featured on our release of the film.
    • Abbas Kiarostami on Original Love - Duration: 71 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 4,241 views
      An excerpt from our interview with the filmmaker, featured on our release of CERTIFIED COPY.
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