Plus: an essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek. New interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell's widow. Peppered by humorous jabs intended to smooth tensions between the wartime allies Britain and America, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s richly humanistic A Matter of Life and Death traverses time and space to make a case for the transcendent value of love.
A Matter of Life and Death The Criterion Collection #ad - When a messenger from the afterlife arrives to correct the clerical error that spared his life, Peter must mount a fierce defense for his right to stay on earth—painted by production designer Alfred Junge and cinematographer Jack Cardiff as a rich Technicolor Eden—climbing a wide staircase to stand trial in a starkly beautiful, black-and-white modernist heaven.
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Until the End of the World The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - With an eclectic soundtrack that gathers a host of the director’s favorite musicians, along with gorgeous cinematography by Robby Müller, this breathless adventure in the shadow of Armageddon takes its heroes to the ends of the earth and into the oneiric depths of their own souls. Conceived as the ultimate road movie, this decades-in-the-making science-fiction epic from Wim Wenders follows the restless Claire Tourneur Solveig Dommartin across continents as she pursues a mysterious stranger William Hurt in possession of a device that can make the blind see and bring dream images to waking life.
Until the End of the World The Criterion Collection #ad - Director-approved three-dvd special edition features • new 4k digital restoration, a 1993 interview with wenders on his experiences in australia • the song, commissioned by the wim wenders foundation and supervised by director wim wenders • new introduction by wenders • new interview with Wenders about the film’s soundtrack • New conversation between Wenders and musician David Byrne • Behind-the-scenes program detailing the creation of the film’s high-definition sequences • Interview with Wenders from 2001 • Up Down Under Roma, a short film by Uli M Schueppel detailing the recording of “I’ll Love You Till the End of the World” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds • Deleted scenes • Trailer • PLUS: Essays by critics Bilge Ebiri and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on the film and its soundtrack .
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Considered by many to be the finest british film ever made, by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger The Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, is a stirring masterpiece like no other. Colonel blimp is both moving and slyly satirical, an incomparable film about war, aging, love, and obsolescence shot in gorgeous Technicolor.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Criterion Collection #ad - Roger livesey dynamically embodies outmoded english militarism as the indelible General Clive Candy, who barely survives four decades of tumultuous British history 1902 to 1942 only to see the world change irrevocably before his eyes.
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Riffing on popular representations of scottish life and folklore, Local Hero follows the Texas oil executive Mac Peter Riegert, who is dispatched by his crackpot boss Burt Lancaster to a remote seaside village in Scotland with orders to buy out the town and develop the region for an oil refinery. Director-approved two-dvd special edition features • new 2k digital restoration • new conversation between forsyth and film critic david cairns • shooting from the heart, a 1985 documentary about the work of cinematographer chris menges • episode of the South Bank Show from 1983 about the production of the film • The Making of “Local Hero, his first narrative features, featuring interviews with actors Burt Lancaster and Peter Riegert • I Thought Maybe I’d Get to Meet Alan Whicker, ” a documentary made during the film’s production, a 1983 interview with Forsyth on his early career in documentaries, and the success of Local Hero • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Jonny Murray Factory sealed DVD.
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Featuring outstanding performances, blazingly beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff Black Narcissus, Oscar-winning sets and music, this beloved classic, hallucinatory central dance sequence, and an unforgettable, now dazzlingly restored, The African Queen, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.
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Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood Morocco, Dishonored, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlet Empress, The Devil Is a Woman The Criterion CollectionCriterion Collection #ad - Sent to russia to marry the grand duke Peter, she is horrified to discover that her betrothed is a half-wit and her new home a macabre palace where depravity rules. Tasked by studio executives with finding the next great screen siren, visionary Hollywood director Josef von Sternberg joined forces with rising German actor Marlene Dietrich, kicking off what would become one of the most legendary partnerships in cinema history.
Shrink-wrapped. Dietrich’s coolly transgressive mystique was a perfect match for the provocative roles von Sternberg cast her in—including a sultry chanteuse, a cunning spy, and the hedonistic Catherine the Great—and the filmmaker captured her allure with chiaroscuro lighting and opulent design, conjuring fever-dream visions of exotic settings from Morocco to Shanghai.
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Shanghai express an intoxicating mix of adventure, romance, and pre-Code salaciousness, Shanghai Express marks the commercial peak of an iconic collaboration.
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Sent to work as a parlormaid at a stuffy country manor, she proceeds to turn the household upside down—with plenty of help from Adam Belinski Charles Boyer, an eccentric continental exile who has fled the Nazis but is still worried about where his next meal is coming from. 0 Dvd - region 1 US & Canada.
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The legionnaire and the lady, a 1936 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Morocco, featuring Dietrich and actor Clark Gable. Jennifer jones shines in a rare comedic turn as Cluny Brown, an irrepressible heroine with a zeal for plumbing.