Set in the early fifties, this razor-sharp adaptation of the novel by Richard Condon concerns the decorated U. S. In an unforgettable, oscar-nominated performance, Angela Lansbury plays Raymond s villainous mother, the controlling wife of a witch-hunting anti-Communist senator with his eyes on the White House.
The Manchurian Candidate The Criterion Collection #ad - The name john frankenheimer Seconds became forever synonymous with heart-in-the-throat filmmaking when this quintessential sixties political thriller was released. Army sergeant raymond shaw laurence harvey, who as a prisoner during the Korean War is brainwashed into being a sleeper assassin in a Communist conspiracy, and a fellow POW Frank Sinatra who slowly uncovers the sinister plot.
Seven Days in May 1964Warner Archive Collection #ad - At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Burt Lancaster and an unpopular president Fredric March with a pacifist agenda. It happens with startling swiftness and violence. Fortunately, a coup d’état can’t happen here. Or can it? a classic of suspense directed by john frankenheimer The Manchurian Candidate, Ronin and written for the screen by Rod Serling The Twilight Zone, Seven Days in May tautly explores that possibility.
But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a takeover? The clock is ticking. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel Kirk Douglas uncovers the scheme. An armed cadre seizes state control.
Lighthouse, The Blu-rayLions Gate #ad - From robert eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind horror masterpiece 'The Witch'. Two lighthouse keepers robert pattinson and Willem Dafoe fight each other for survival and sanity on a remote and mysterious new England island in the 1890s.
The Manchurian CandidateParamount #ad - As marco's doubts deepen, shaw's political power grows, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, and, the memory of what really happened begins to return. Genremystery/science fiction summaryYears after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco Denzel Washington finds himself having terrible nightmares.
. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw Liev Schreiber, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being.
Fail Safe The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - President and walter matthau as a trigger-happy political theorist, Fail Safe is a long-underappreciated alarm bell of a film, sounding an urgent warning about the deadly logic of mutually assured destruction. Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and cold war films • “fail-safe” revisited, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, a short documentary from 2000 including interviews with Lumet, and actor Dan O’Herlihy • PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri .
Starring henry Fonda as a coolheaded U. S. This unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military’s chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Dvd special edition features • new 4k digital restoration • audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet • New interview with film critic J.
Fail Safe The Criterion Collection #ad - Working from a contemporary best seller, screenwriter Walter Bernstein and director Sidney Lumet wrench harrowing suspense from the doomsday fears of the Cold War era, making the most of a modest budget and limited sets to create an atmosphere of clammy claustrophobia and astronomically high stakes.
ParasiteUniversal Pictures Home Entertainment #ad - Meet the park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
The kims provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. And the kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.
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Holiday The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - Two years before stars katharine hepburn and cary grant and director George Cukor would collaborate on The Philadelphia Story, they brought their timeless talents to this delectable slice of 1930s romantic-comedy perfection, the second film adaptation of a hit 1928 play by Philip Barry. With a sparkling surface and an undercurrent of melancholy, Holiday is an enchanting ode to nonconformists and pie-in-the-sky dreamers everywhere, as well as a thoughtful reflection on what it truly means to live well.
Grant is at his charismatic best as the acrobatically inclined free spirit who, literally tumbles into the lives of his fiancée’s aristocratic family—setting up a clash of values with her staid father while firing the rebellious imagination of her brash, following a whirlwind engagement, black-sheep sister Hepburn.
Holiday The Criterion Collection #ad - Griffith • new conversation between filmmaker and distributor michael schlesinger and film critic Michael Sragow • Audio excerpts from an American Film Institute oral history with director George Cukor, recorded in 1970 and ’71 • Costume gallery • PLUS: An essay by critic Dana Stevens. Two-dvd special edition features • new 4k digital restoration • holiday 1930, a previous adaptation of Philip Barry’s play, directed by Edward H.
The Story of Temple Drake The Criterion CollectionThe Criterion Collection #ad - Dvd special edition features • high-definition digital restoration • new program featuring a conversation between cinematographer john bailey and matt severson, director of the margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, along with archival materials relating to its production • New program with critic Imogen Sara Smith about the complexity of the film and its central performance by Miriam Hopkins • New interview with critic Mick LaSalle about the film, about the film’s visual style, censorship, and the Production Code • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien .
Steeped in southern-gothic shadows by influential cinematographer karl Struss and shot through with moral ambiguity, whose passage through the stations of terror, trauma, The Story of Temple Drake is a harrowing vision of sin and salvation that boasts an astonishing lead performance from the fiery Hopkins, and redemption is a true tour de force of screen acting.
The Story of Temple Drake The Criterion Collection #ad - When a boozehound date strands her at a bootleggers’ hideout, Temple is subjected to an act of nightmarish sexual violence and plunged into a criminal underworld that threatens to swallow her up completely. Loosely adapted from william faulkner’s controversial novel Sanctuary, this notorious pre-Code melodrama stars Miriam Hopkins as Temple Drake, the coquettish granddaughter of a respected small-town judge.
The Graduate The Criterion CollectionCriterion Collection (Direct) unknown #ad - One of the most beloved american films of all time, brought the music of Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience, The Graduate earned Mike Nichols a best director Oscar, and introduced the world to a young actor named Dustin Hoffman. Benjamin braddock hoffman has just finished college and is already lost in a sea of confusion and barely contained angst when he becomes sexually involved with the middle-aged mother Anne Bancroft of the young woman he s dating Katharine Ross.
Visually imaginative and impeccably acted, endlessly quotable script by Buck Henry based on the novel by Charles Webb, with a clever, The Graduate had the kind of cultural impact that comes along only once in a generation. Dvd special edition features- new 4k digital restoration- Optional 5. 1 surround remix, approved by director mike nichols- audio commentary from 2007 featuring nichols in conversation with filmmaker steven soderbergh- audio commentary from 1987 featuring film scholar howard suber- new interview with actor dustin hoffman- New conversation between producer Lawrence Turman and actor-screenwriter Buck Henry- New interview with film writer and historian Bobbie O Steen about editor Sam O Steen s work on The Graduate- Students of "The Graduate, " a short documentary from 2007 on the film s influence- "The Graduate" at 25, a 1992 featurette on the making of the film- Interview with Nichols by Barbara Walters, from a 1966 episode of NBC s Today show- Excerpt from a 1970 appearance by singer-songwriter Paul Simon on The Dick Cavett Show- Screen tests- Trailer- PLUS: An essay by journalist and critic Frank Rich.
The Night of the Hunter The Criterion CollectionCriterion Collection CRRN1956DVD #ad - Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic—also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish Intolerance, Duel in the Sun and writer James Agee—is cinema’s quirkiest rendering of the battle between good and evil. A horror movie with qualities of a grimm fairy tale, whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters A Place in the Sun, The Friends of Eddie Coyle as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell he of the tattooed knuckles, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum Cape Fear, The Diary of Anne Frank are uncovered by her terrified young children.
The night of the hunter—incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed—is truly a standalone masterwork.