Win a copy of Criterion's February Titles on Blu-ray

Win a copy of Criterion's February Titles on Blu-ray

Win a copy of Criterion's February Titles on Blu-ray

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are delighted to add three new titles in February 2021 and we are giving YOU a chance to win a copy of ALL of them on Blu-ray™.

The Ascent


The crowning triumph of a career cut tragically short, the final film from LARISA SHEPITKO (Wings) won the Golden Bear at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival and went on to be hailed as one of the finest works of late-Soviet cinema. In the darkest days of World War II, two partisans set out for supplies to sustain their beleaguered outfit, braving the blizzard-swept landscape of Nazi-occupied Belarus. When they fall into the hands of German forces and come face-to-face with death, each must choose between martyrdom and betrayal, in a spiritual ordeal that lifts the film’s earthy drama to the plane of religious allegory. With stark, visceral cinematography that pits blinding white snow against pitch-black despair, The Ascent finds poetry and transcendence in the harrowing trials of war.

Charade

In this deliciously dark comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by AUDREY HEPBURN (Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s), outfitted in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them. The only person she can trust is a suave, mysterious stranger, played by CARY GRANT (Bringing Up Baby, North by Northwest). Director STANLEY DONEN (On the Town, Singin’ in the Rain, Two for the Road) goes splendidly Hitchcockian for Charade, a glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

WES ANDERSON (Fantastic Mr. Fox) brings his dry wit and visual inventiveness to this exquisite caper set amid the old-world splendour of Europe between the World Wars. At the opulent Grand Budapest Hotel, the concierge M. Gustave (In Bruges’s RALPH FIENNES) and his young protégé Zero (Dope’s TONY REVOLORI) forge a steadfast bond as they are swept up in a scheme involving the theft of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—while around them, political upheaval consumes the continent. Meticulously designed, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a breathless picaresque and a poignant paean to friendship and the grandeur of a vanished world, performed with panache by an all-star ensemble that includes F. MURRAY ABRAHAM (Amadeus), ADRIEN BRODY (The Darjeeling Limited), SAOIRSE RONAN (Lady Bird), WILLEM DAFOE (The Last Temptation of Christ), JUDE LAW (The Talented Mr. Ripley), HARVEY KEITEL (Mean Streets), JEFF GOLDBLUM (Jurassic Park), MATHIEU AMALRIC (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), TILDA SWINTON (We Need to Talk About Kevin), and BILL MURRAY (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou).


The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment present The Ascent and Charade on 15th February, and The Grand Budapest Hotel on 22nd February, on Blu-ray™


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