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7 Things You Should Know About Roman Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 31, 2012 3:43 PM
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Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” was a box-office hit upon its release in the summer of 1968. It grossed $33 million dollars off a $3 million dollar budget (adjusted for inflation that’s $221million from a $19 million budget) and it paved the way for horror blockbusters like “The Exorcist” and “The Omen” in the years to come. Made by Polanski at the age of 34, it was the Polish director’s American film debut, and the picture became nominated for two Academy Awards, including a win for Ruth Gordon's deliciously quirky Supporting Role performance as the neighbor from hell. It also earned Polanski his first Oscar nomination for his adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel, which is not bad for a guy that didn’t speak English as a first language.

Criterion's January Line-Up Includes Hitchcock's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much,' Wim Wenders' 'Pina' & A Lot Of Blu

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2012 3:28 PM
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Once you've spent Grandma's Christmas money and overdosed on holiday turkey, January might be a rough month in more ways than one. So Criterion is going a bit easier on you to kick off the New Year, though there are still enough titles that will prove to be enticing for any money left on gift cards you might have kicking around.

It Looks Like Terrence Malick's 'Badlands' Is Headed To The Criterion Collection

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 10:18 AM
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"Warner Bros. or Criterion is putting out a new version of 'Badlands' fairly soon," Terrence Malick's longtime editor Billy Weber said last fall, and now almost a full year later, it looks like the company with the wacky C will be giving the auteur's debut film the full treatment.

5 Things You Might Not Know About David Fincher’s Criterion Approved 'The Game'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • September 20, 2012 2:02 PM
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It seems unfair that David Fincher’s 1997 directorial outing “The Game” is often in the back of cinephile’s minds when they think of the director’s magnificent oeuvre. It is understandable in some ways, seeming as it’s sandwiched between two monumental directorial efforts into the pantheon of cult movies with Fincher’s own “Se7en” coming in 1995 and “Fight Club” hitting in 1999, but many fans of the notoriously finicky filmmakers would probably rank it close to or at the very top of their lists of the director’s best work. While it certainly isn’t as abrasive a film as “Se7en” or “Fight Club,” it’s just as memorable for showcasing the benefits of David Fincher’s acute attention to detail that would greatly benefit the many twists and turns of the film’s script.

Christopher Nolan's 'Following' Gets Criterion Treatment, 'Qatsi' Trilogy, 'Purple Noon' & More Coming In December

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 17, 2012 6:54 PM
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Yes, Christopher Nolan has now been minted with the wacky C. Everyone's favorite boutique label have unveiled their December, and as usual, they play it quiet at the end of the year, but there are more than enough highlights to make the cinephile on your Christmas list happy.

5 Reasons To Check Out The Criterion Collection's 'Maidstone And Other Films By Norman Mailer'

  • By Peter Labuza
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  • August 30, 2012 1:00 PM
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If the end of the Hollywood system in the 1960s had one great change, it was that anyone could make a movie if they had the inspiration. Sure, there was a good chance it would only play in makeshift movie theaters in the dark corners of New York City, but thanks to today’s cinephile culture, some of these gems have been resurrected over the years, revealing wondrous time capsules. Perhaps the best case for this is the almost completely forgotten films of Norman Mailer, finally out this week in an Eclipse set from The Criterion Collection -- "Maidstone And Other Films By Norman Mailer" -- featuring his three films made in the late 1960s.

Director's Cut Of 'Heaven's Gate' Leads Criterion's November Lineup; Jean Luc Godard's 'Weekend' Also Coming

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 5:27 PM
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Every December, Criterion usually ends of the new year quietly, with not much of in the way of new releases. But they are making sure you'll be able to buy the cinephile in your life the best Christmas presents(s) ever, as their November lineup is, to put it politely, fucking epic.

Michael Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate' Restored & Headed To Venice Film Festival; Criterion Collection Edition On The Way?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2012 12:33 PM
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A cautionary tale and a film that stood as the symbolic end to a great era in American filmmaking, when cinema history looks back on Michael Cimino, his infamous "Heaven's Gate" will be discussed in equal measure to his masterpiece, "The Deer Hunter."

David Fincher's 'The Game' Gets The Criterion Treatment In September Along With 'Eating Raoul' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2012 5:06 PM
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Long rumored and wished for, "The Game" is finally getting the special edition treatment the rest of David Fincher's films have, joining the director's "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button" in The Criterion Collection. That's right, this September your wallet is going to get a little bit lighter when the refreshed film becomes available from the boutique label.

"What The Fuck Is Going On?" Paul Thomas Anderson & Robert Downey Sr. Talk The Criterion Box Set 'Up All Night With...'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 4, 2012 3:43 PM
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It really doesn't get more irreverent and outlandish than the cult films of Robert Downey Sr. and let's face it, every cinephile worth his salt loves an excuse to talk about the underground filmmaker's outré classic "Putney Swope."

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