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  • City Lights
    Movie + 12 extras

    City Lights

    Movie + 12 extras

    Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1931 • United States
    Starring Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers

    CITY LIGHTS, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dra...

  • Pygmalion

    Movie

    Directed by Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard • 1938 • United Kingdom
    Starring Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller

    Cranky Professor Henry Higgins (Leslie Howard) takes a bet that he can turn Cockney guttersnipe Eliza Doolittle (Wendy Hiller) into a “proper lady” in a mere six months in this delightful c...

  • The White Balloon

    Movie

    Directed by Jafar Panahi • 1995 • Iran
    Starring Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy

    Jafar Panahi’s revelatory debut feature is a child’s-eye adventure in which a young girl’s quest to buy a goldfish leads her on a detour-filled journey through the streets of Tehran on the ...

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    Movie

    Directed by Harold Young • 1934 • United Kingdom
    Starring Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey

    Prestige producer Alexander Korda applies his seal of quality to this rip-roaring swashbuckler, a rollickingly entertaining adaptation of the classic novel by Baroness Orczy, which introduced th...

  • Destroy All Monsters
    Movie + 2 extras

    Destroy All Monsters

    Movie + 2 extras

    Directed by Ishiro Honda • 1968 • Japan

    The original Godzilla team of director Ishiro Honda, special-effects supervisor Eiji Tsuburaya, and composer Akira Ifukube reunited for this kaiju extravaganza, which features no fewer than eleven monsters. Set in the remote future of 1999, when the peop...

  • Little Fugitive
    Movie + 1 extra

    Little Fugitive

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, and Raymond Abrashkin • 1953 • United States
    Starring Richie Andrusco, Richard Brewster, Winifred Cushing

    One of the most influential and enchanting films of the American independent cinema, this charming, stylistically innovative fable poetically captures t...

  • Good Morning
    Movie + 4 extras

    Good Morning

    Movie + 4 extras

    Directed by Yasujiro Ozu • 1959 • Japan
    Starring Masahiko Shimazu, Koji Shidara, Kuniko Miyake

    A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu’s perennial theme of the challenges of inter­generational relationships, GOOD MORNING tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after t...

  • Watership Down
    Movie + 4 extras

    Watership Down

    Movie + 4 extras

    Directed by Martin Rosen • 1978 • United Kingdom
    Starring John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham-Cox

    With this passion project, screenwriter-producer-director Martin Rosen brilliantly achieved what had been thought nearly impossible: a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic...

  • Invention for Destruction

    Movie + 11 extras

    Directed by Karel Zeman • 1958 • Czechoslovakia
    Starring Lubor Tokoš, Arnošt Navrátil, František Šlégr

    This eye-popping escapade revolves around a scientist and his doomsday machine—and the pirates who will stop at nothing to gain possession of it. Freely adapting the fiction of Jules Verne, and...

  • PlayTime
    Movie + 10 extras

    PlayTime

    Movie + 10 extras

    Directed by Jacques Tati • 1967 • France
    Starring Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Georges Montant

    Jacques Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in an age of high technology reached their apotheosis with PLAYTIME. For this monumental achievement, a nearly three-y...

  • Zazie dans le métro
    Movie + 7 extras

    Zazie dans le métro

    Movie + 7 extras

    Directed by Louis Malle • 1960 • France
    Starring Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret

    A brash and precocious ten-year-old (Catherine Demongeot) comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle (Philippe Noiret); he and the viewer get more than they bargained for, however, in this ana...

  • A Kid for Two Farthings

    Movie

    Directed by Carol Reed • 1955 • United Kingdom
    Starring Jonathan Ashmore, Celia Johnson, Diana Dors

    Set against a rich evocation of postwar London’s East End Jewish quarter, Carol Reed’s touchingly bittersweet Technicolor fable concerns a young boy (Jonathan Ashmore) who comes into possession...

  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Lotte Reiniger • 1926 • Germany

    Widely believed to be the very first animated feature film, Lotte Reiniger’s astonishing 1926 adaptation of tales from “One Thousand and One Nights” uses striking silhouette cutouts and gorgeous color tinting to bring to life the story of an Arabian...

  • My Life as a Dog
    Movie + 3 extras

    My Life as a Dog

    Movie + 3 extras

    Directed by Lasse Hallström • 1985 • Sweden
    Starring Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Liden

    MY LIFE AS A DOG (MITT LIV SOM HUND) tells the story of Ingemar, a twelve-year-old from a working-class family sent to live with his uncle in a country village when his mother falls ill. There, ...

  • Elephant Boy

    Movie

    Directed by Robert Flaherty and Zoltán Korda • 1937 • United Kingdom

    Robert Flaherty and Zoltán Korda shared best director honors at the Venice Film Festival for collaborating on this charming translation of Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” story “Toomai of the Elephants.” A harmonious mix of t...

  • Godzilla
    Movie + 13 extras

    Godzilla

    Movie + 13 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #594

    GODZILLA (a.k.a. GOJIRA) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive be...

  • Pather Panchali
    Movie + 8 extras

    Pather Panchali

    Movie + 8 extras

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1955 • India
    Starring Subir Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee

    With the release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray’s debut, PATHER PANCHALI, an eloquent and important new cinematic voice made itself heard all over the world. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style insp...

  • The Blob
    Movie + 2 extras

    The Blob

    Movie + 2 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #91

    A cult classic of gooey greatness, THE BLOB follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader. Strong performa...

  • Animation Celebration

    1 season

    A dazzling array of animation techniques—gorgeous hand-drawn images, computer-generated environments, playful stop motion, experiments in abstraction—are on display in this eyeball-whirling selection of bite-size wonders. Featuring an existential anthropomorphic musical (THE BURDEN), a jazzy avan...

  • A Hard Day’s Night
    Movie + 10 extras

    A Hard Day’s Night

    Movie + 10 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #711

    Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, in which ...

  • The Circus
    Movie + 11 extras

    The Circus

    Movie + 11 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #996

    In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus, paying tribute to the acrobats and pantomimists who inspired his virtuoso pratfalls. After being mistaken for a pickpocket, Chaplin’s Tramp flees into the ring of a ...

  • Jungle Book

    Movie

    Directed by Zoltán Korda • 1942 • United Kingdom

    This Korda brothers film is the definitive version of Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of fables. Sabu stars as Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, who can communicate with all the beasts of the jungle, friend or foe, and who gradually reacclimati...

  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

    Movie + 5 extras

    Directed by Jacques Tati • 1953 • France
    Starring Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud

    Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well...

  • Time Bandits
    Movie + 4 extras

    Time Bandits

    Movie + 4 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #37

    In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder trea...