Criterion DVDs now in stock!!

As if our excellent selection of graphic novels, art books, posters, novels, hand-made books wasn't enough we've added select titles from the Criterion collection. Have you always wanted to own and view again and again the Quebecois film Mon Oncle Antoine? Here's your chance. Criterion has just released a deluxe treatment of Claude Jutra's 1971 classic. Often cited as Canada's greatest film this coming of age tale focuses on a young boy in rural 1940s Quebec. This expanded DVD contains numerous interviews, an experimental short, and a recent documentary about this beautiful film.

This is what it'll look like here in a couple of weeks!

If there is a film more deeply engrained in my brain than Albert Lamorisse's Red Balloon, I can't think of it. To me this is the quintessential elementary school classroom film, watching it now I can practically here the rattling of the projector behind me. Criterion has done their usual stellar job on this DVD short.

Okay, I'm going to borrow copy from the Criterion website on this next one because I haven't seen it yet: With Vampyr, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's brilliance at achieving mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, profoundly unsettling imagery (The Passion of Joan of Arc and Day of Wrath) was for once applied to the horror genre. Yet the result--concerning an occult student assailed by various supernatural haunts and local evildoers in a village outside Paris--is nearly unclassifiable, a host of stunning camera and editing tricks and densely layered sounds creating a mood of dreamlike terror. With its roiling fogs, ominous scythes, and foreboding echoes, Vampyr is one of cinema's great nightmares.

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