Alphaville (1965) [The Criterion Collection #25 - Out Of Print]

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Alphaville (1965) [The Criterion Collection #25 - Out Of Print]

Alphaville (1965)
An American private-eye arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.

Closely Watched Trains (1966) [The Criterion Collection #131]

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Closely Watched Trains (1966) [The Criterion Collection #131]

Closely Watched Trains (1966)
In a small town still occupied by the Germans as World War II's tide is turning toward the Allies, apprentice train-watcher Milos is oblivious to the war. Instead, he is obsessed with having his first sexual experience. Despite the favors of train conductor Masa, Milos has no luck. His quest leads him to a female Resistance fighter who, in passing, recruits him to the cause. As Milos finally finds love, danger draws closer.

Accattone (1961) [Masters of Cinema #31]

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Accattone (1961) [Masters of Cinema #31]

Accattone (1961)
A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.

The Servant (1963)

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The Servant (1963)

The Servant (1963)
A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...

I Am Cuba (1964) Soy Cuba [The Ultimate Edition]

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I Am Cuba (1964) Soy Cuba [The Ultimate Edition]

I Am Cuba (1964)
An unabashed exercise in cinema stylistics, I Am Cuba is pro-Castro/anti-Batista rhetoric dressed up in the finest clothes. The film's four dramatic stories take place in the final days of the Batista regime; the first two illustrate the ills that led to the revolution, the third and fourth the call to arms which cut across social and economic lines.

The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966) [The Criterion Collection #456]

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The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966) [The Criterion Collection #456]

The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966)
Cardinal Mazarin dies, leaving a power vacuum in which the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Superintendant who has been systematically looting the treasury and wants to be prime minister. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand by offering a bribe to Louis' mistress to be his ally. She reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, we see Louis exercizing the power of the sun.

The Promised Land (1975) Ziemia obiecana [TV Version]

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The Promised Land (1975) Ziemia obiecana [TV Version]

The Promised Land (1975)
The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional portrait of rapid industrial expansion shown through the eyes of one Polish town.

Melancholia (2011) [Collector's Edition]

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Melancholia (2011) [Collector's Edition]

Melancholia (2011)
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

The Ruling Class (1972) [The Criterion Collection #132]

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The Ruling Class (1972) [The Criterion Collection #132]

The Ruling Class (1972)
When the Earl of Gurney dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack, inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and dances across the estate and thinks he is Jesus reincarnated. Believing that Jack is mentally unfit to own the estate, the Gurney family plots to steal Jack's inheritance. As their outrageous schemes fail, the family strives to cure Jack of his bizarre behavior, with disastrous results.

The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)

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The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)

The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002) is a DVD collection of the early student and commissioned film work of American filmmaker David Lynch. As such, the collection does not include Lynch's later short work, which are listed in the filmography. The films are listed in chronological order, with brief descriptions of each film. The DVD contains introductions by Lynch to each film, which can be viewed individually or in sequence. # 1 Six Figures Getting Sick (Six Times) # 2 The Alphabet # 3 The Grandmother # 4 The Amputee # 5 The Cowboy and the Frenchman # 6 Premonitions Following an Evil Deed

Elvira Madigan (1967)

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Elvira Madigan (1967)

Elvira Madigan (1967)
Hedvig Jensen is a famous ropewalker and is known to her public as Elvira Madigan. She meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away, but since Sixten deserted the army, he cannot find any job and the couple encounters many hardships. Moreover, while on the run, Sixten meets a friend who tries to convince him to come back to his country and family.

The Europeans (1979) [The Criterion Collection] [OUT OF PRINT]

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The Europeans (1979) [The Criterion Collection] [OUT OF PRINT]

The Europeans (1979)
A New England household is upset by the arrival of two cousins from Europe.

Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) [The Criterion Collection #271 - Out Of Print]

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Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) [The Criterion Collection #271 - Out Of Print]

Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)
Gentleman gangster Max and his partner, Riton, pull off their last, most successful heist and find themselves comfortable enough to retire in the style they enjoy. However, Max confides the details of the theft to his younger mistress, Josey -- who has secretly taken up with ambitious young rival gangster Angelo. Angelo then has Riton kidnapped and demands the stash of gold as ransom, which threatens Max's dreams of the perfect retirement.

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994) 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls

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71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994) 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
71 scenes revolving around multiple Viennese residents who are by chance involved with a senseless gun slaughter on Christmas Eve.

Alice In Wonderland: Classic Film Collection (1915-1972)

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Alice In Wonderland: Classic Film Collection (1915-1972)

Alice In Wonderland: Classic Film Collection [2010]
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 219 mins | 7,52 Gb
Silent with English intertitles or English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Adventure

Unofficially timed to coincide with the theatrical release of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland feature, this compilation brings together numerous Alice in Wonderland films, produced over the course of several decades. It opens with a rarely-seen silent version of Alice, produced in 1915 and starring Viola Savoy, then includes two Walt Disney shorts from the half-animated, half-live action series Alice's Adventures in Cartoonland, starring Virginia Davis. The hour-long animated production Alice of Wonderland in Paris features the voice of Carl Reiner, while the 1972 feature Alice's Adventures in Wonderland redoes Lewis Carroll's tale as a musical starring Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore, Michael Crawford and many others.