MAY 29TH, 2018
ANNIHILATION (2018)
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Official Synopsis: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply.Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, “Annihilation” stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later).


CRITERION CORNER
MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
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Official Synopsis: One of the British New Wave’s most versatile directors, John Schlesinger came to New York in the late 1960s to make Midnight Cowboy, a picaresque story of friendship that captured a city in crisis and sparked a new era of Hollywood movies. Jon Voight delivers a career-making performance as Joe Buck, a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy city women; he finds a companion in Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida, played by Dustin Hoffman in a radical departure from his breakthrough in The Graduate. A critical and commercial success despite controversy over what the MPAA termed its “homosexual frame of reference,” Midnight Cowboy became the first X-rated film to receive the best picture Oscar, and decades on, its influence still reverberates through cinema.

Disc features include:

  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by cinematographer Adam Holender, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentary from 1991 featuring director John Schlesinger and producer Jerome Hellman
  • New video essay with commentary by Holender
  • New photo gallery with commentary by photographer Michael Childers
  • The Crowd Around the Cowboy, a 1969 short film made on location for Midnight Cowboy
  • Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey, an Academy Award–nominated documentary from 1990 by Eugene Corr and Robert Hillmann
  • Two short documentaries from 2004 on the making and release of Midnight Cowboy
  • Interview with actor Jon Voight on The David Frost Show from 1970
  • Voight’s original screen test
  • Interview from 2000 with Schlesinger for BAFTA Los Angeles
  • Excerpts from the 2002 BAFTA Los Angeles tribute to Schlesinger
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris

AU HAZARD BALTHAZAR (1966)
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Official Synopsis: A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bresson’s unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this simple story becomes a moving parable about purity and transcendence.

Disc features include:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 2004 with film scholar Donald Richie
  • “Un metteur en ordre: Robert Bresson,” a 1966 French television program about the film, featuring director Robert Bresson, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, and members of Au hasard Balthazar’s cast and crew
  • Trailer
  • Plus: An essay by film scholar James Quandt
    Cover by Sarah Habibi

RED RIVER (1948)
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Official Synopsis: No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first western, the rowdy and whip-smart Red River. In it, John Wayne found one of his greatest roles, as an embittered, tyrannical Texas rancher whose tensions with his independent-minded adopted son—played by Montgomery Clift, in a breakout performance—reach epic proportions during a cattle drive to Missouri. The film is based on a novel that dramatizes the real-life late nineteenth-century expeditions along the Chisholm Trail, but Hawks is less interested in historical accuracy than in tweaking the codes of masculinity that propel the myths of the American West. The unerringly macho Wayne and the neurotic, boyish Clift make for an improbably perfect pair, held aloft by a quick-witted, multilayered screenplay and Hawks’s formidable direction.

Disc features include:

  • 2K digital restoration of the rarely presented original theatrical release version, the preferred cut of director Howard Hawks, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 2K digital restoration of the longer, prerelease version of Red River, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 2014 with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich about Red River and the two versions
  • Interview from 2014 with critic Molly Haskell about Hawks and Red River
  • Interview from 2014 with film scholar Lee Clark Mitchell about the western genre
  • Audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich
  • Audio excerpts from a 1970 interview with novelist and screenwriter Borden Chase
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Red River from 1949, featuring John Wayne, Joanne Dru, and Walter Brennan
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and a 1991 interview with Hawks’s longtime editor Christian Nyby (dual-format only); a new paperback edition of Chase’s original novel (dual-format only)
    New cover by Eric Skillman

TV BOX SETS

The Detectorists: Series Three (2017)
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Diff’rent Strokes: The Final Season (1985-1986)
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East West 101: Series Two (2009)
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Haunted: The Complete Series (2002-2008)
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Monster Rancher: The Complete English Language Series (1999-2001)
Show By Rock: Season Two (2016)
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Star Ocean EX: The Complete Series (1999-2001)
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Tokyo Underground: The Complete Series (2002)
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SPECIAL EDITIONS / OTHER RELEASES

 

3/4 (2017)
Agenda: Payback (2017)
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Argo/The Town: 2 Film Collection
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Baltimore Rising (2017)
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Beyond Words (2017)
Blade Runner: 2 Film Collection
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Bloodsuckers From Outer Space (1984)
The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island (2018)
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A Bucket Of Blood (1959)
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Cold Turkey (1971)
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Deadly Assets (2018)
DC 5-Film Collection
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Everything Beautiful Is Far Away (2017)
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Fist Of The North Star: The Movie (1986)
The Hobbit Trilogy
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I Will Fight No More Forever: 4 Movies
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Jackass TV and Film Collection
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Like The Clouds, Like The Wind (1991)
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The Lodgers (2017)
Lupin The 3rd Part IV: The Italian Adventure (2015-2016)
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The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1953)
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Miami (2017)
Miss Stevens (2016)
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National Lampoon’s Vacation/National Lampoon’s European Vacation: 2 Film Collection
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November (2017)
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Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
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Paws P.I. (2018)
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The Perfect Storm/Three Kings: 2 Film Collection
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Personal Effects (2008)
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Police Academy 7-Film Collection
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The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud (1975)
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The Road Movie (2016)
Run All Night/Unknown: 2 Film Collection
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The Shawshank Redemption/Green Mile: 2 Film Collection
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Shocking Dark (1989)
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Smash Palace (1981)
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Smother (2008)
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Swing State (2016)
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Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (2015)
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They Remain (2018)
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The Two of Us (2000) (50th Anniversary Edition)
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War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend (2017)
West Of The Jordan River (2017)
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What We Started (2017)
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WWE: Randy Savage Unreleased – The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man (2018)
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You Disappear (2017)
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Zombie 3 (1988)
Zombie 4: After Death (1989)

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