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

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are delighted to release three new titles in January 2022

We are giving YOU a chance to win a copy of ALL of them on Blu-ray™!

Open Exclusively to Patreon Supporters

HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR

A cornerstone of the French New Wave, the first feature from ALAIN RESNAIS (Last Year at Marienbad) is one of the most influential films of all time. A French actress (Amour’s EMMANUELLE RIVA) and a Japanese architect (Woman in the Dunes’ EIJI OKADA) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. With an innovative flashback structure and an Academy Award–nominated screenplay by novelist MARGUERITE DURAS (India Song), Hiroshima mon amour is a moody masterwork that delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish.

DOWN BY LAW

Director JIM JARMUSCH followed up his brilliant breakout Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in America. When fate lands three hapless men—an unemployed disc jockey (Short Cuts’ TOM WAITS), a small-time pimp (Fishing with John’s JOHN LURIE), and a strong-willed Italian tourist (Life Is Beautiful’s ROBERTO BENIGNI)—in a Louisiana prison, a singular adventure begins. Described by Jarmusch as a “neo-Beat noir comedy,” Down by Law is part nightmare and part fairy tale, featuring sterling performances and crisp black-and-white photography by esteemed cinematographer ROBBY MÜLLER (Paris, Texas).

IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES

Still censored in its own country, In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida), by the always provocative Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, remains one of the most controversial films of all time. A graphic portrayal of insatiable sexual desire, Oshima’s film, set in 1936 and based on a true incident, depicts a man and a woman (Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda) consumed by a transcendent, destructive love while living in an era of ever escalating imperialism and governmental control. Less a work of pornography than of politics, In the Realm of the Senses is a brave, taboo-breaking milestone.


The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment present HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, DOWN BY LAW and IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES on 3rd January 2022 on Blu-ray™


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DrapedInDarkness

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Another awesome competition ruined by being exclusive only, not nice to exclude people based on income :(
 

Gambit1977

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Another awesome competition ruined by being exclusive only, not nice to exclude people based on income :(
Whilst I get your point and agree somewhat, it is also the same for the guys running this site. It isn’t free, they give a lot of their time and resources too.
 

DrapedInDarkness

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Whilst I get your point and agree somewhat, it is also the same for the guys running this site. It isn’t free, they give a lot of their time and resources too.
I get that, but I am never going to be OK with exclusives for people who pay to be supporters, an awful lot of people have supported this site through the rough servers and the good, and not everybody is in a position to pay just to have a chance to win something.
 

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