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I went by this press release that says the 1th of November.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:13 (three years ago) link

Been reading a lot of information on the website and elsewhere, but haven't seen anything that says the TCM movies will also be part of the package. I have a nagging feeling that they're not. Also wonder if the Criterion movies will be available in 1080, instead of the 720 now on Hulu.

Jazzbo, Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:17 (three years ago) link

I don't think everything on nightly at TCM will be on there but a selection of TCM-sequel films.

I'm going to guess it will be like Mubi with a larger rotating library plus Criterion.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:45 (three years ago) link


Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:46 (three years ago) link

yeah, TCM's tweet that filmstruck "will focus on indie, foreign & cult titles, not Old Hollywood. Some limited titles, not many" considerably dampened my enthusiasm.

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 04:41 (three years ago) link

my guess is milo z otm re: criterion plus larger mubi. Which is cool, but not the turner library plus janus library nearly nonstop excellence that i had prematurely imagined

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 04:46 (three years ago) link

I have a Hulu subscription and honestly never watched a single Criterion title. The ones I want, I just buy.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 7 October 2016 11:00 (three years ago) link

I was excited when I thought this was gonna be criterion + old Hollywood tcm stuff. The latter element was critical for me. If it's criterion + buffet of other stuff then no.

look at the morning people (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 October 2016 11:18 (three years ago) link

Yeah, that's a bummer. I figured $99 was a no brainer but if it's Criterion plus some random rotating films I don't know.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 October 2016 13:53 (three years ago) link

basically i would pay... let's see... $15 a month for some reasonable fascimile of access to TCM's programming without having to have fucking cable tv

look at the morning people (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 October 2016 13:55 (three years ago) link

aw man. I too was pretty stoked for the TCM+Criterion version of this.

DOCTOR CAISNO, BYCREATIVELABBUS (Doctor Casino), Friday, 7 October 2016 13:59 (three years ago) link

This weird in-between time where the biggest events still happen on old-fashioned cable TV, the "prestige" TEH DISCOURSE TV shows are on Netflix, film is either exploded across multiple competing streaming services or iTunes rental downloads that disappear after 24 hours or totally unavailable, video stores are rare — is totally excruciating.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 7 October 2016 14:04 (three years ago) link

whiney otm, i feel a deep nostalgia for, like, 2008-2010, when a full decade of DVD production had led to lot of foreign/classic/arthouse stuff to be available, and Netflix was still in the business of providing just about any DVD that got produced.

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:00 (three years ago) link

Like, the fact that we let this happen is ridiculous:

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:04 (three years ago) link

maybe i just wasn't reading the early filmstruck announcements carefully, but it seems like everyone i know was expecting it to have a major focus on classic hollywood, given tcm's involvement. My guess is that getting streaming rights to that old hollywood stuff is probably just insanely complicated and, from a business perspective, not worth the investment of time and resources. Still disappointing though.

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:06 (three years ago) link

I've never watched any Criterions on Hulu but that's because their interface is such a disaster - you don't know what's streaming in HD, there's no easy way to sort the entire Criterion list, etc. Higher hopes for this, though I'm a lot less inclined toward a burning need to watch Truffaut than when I was 23.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 7 October 2016 16:30 (three years ago) link

Their interface/searching/tagging/credits is all pretty awful in comparison to Netflix and even Amazon Prime. That said, damn I'm gonna have to rush out some screenings before they leave. Better get Lady Snowblood queued up.

Nhex, Friday, 7 October 2016 17:17 (three years ago) link

The FAQ has changed to specify that only 4th-gen Apple TV will support this, so me and my 3rd-gen box are out of luck. I'll have to load a film on my iMac and push it to the tv with Airplay.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Friday, 7 October 2016 20:25 (three years ago) link

With airplay/casting, does it make a difference if you're casting from a phone vs. a computer?

Nhex, Friday, 7 October 2016 20:34 (three years ago) link

(I think my Apple TV is second generation...)

Nhex, Friday, 7 October 2016 20:34 (three years ago) link

I honestly don't know. That time David Lynch cussed traumatized me so bad I've never tried watching film or video on my phone.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Friday, 7 October 2016 20:39 (three years ago) link

sad trombone

Hello film fans:

We want to share some news that the launch of FilmStruck is delayed until November as we work to complete a seamless and easy registration process for subscribers.

Just like the final stages of completing a film, this additional time will allow us to put the finishing touches on FilmStruck in order to bring you a premium service with beautifully curated content and the largest streaming library of world-renowned arthouse, indie, cult and foreign films. Rest assured, we're working hard to bring you the high-quality streaming movie service you've been waiting for.

Thank you for both your patience and your enthusiastic interest in FilmStruck.

The FilmStruck Team

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:47 (three years ago) link

At this point they should wait until the Hulu contract for the Criterions expires.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:51 (three years ago) link

Yep. I wasn't planning on starting any free trial until everything was available.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:58 (three years ago) link

Looks like the Criterions are up with an 11-day overlap with Hulu. Seeing a lot of fussing on the Facebook page about errors while setting up payment.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 16:34 (two years ago) link

Anyone start using this yet? Any thoughts (apart from the still unavailable (?) Criterions?

Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 00:29 (two years ago) link

I'm in, just getting the apps installed now. I need a tivo app! Apple and Amazon will do for now.

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:21 (two years ago) link

Sound like it's worth waiting a few weeks for them to get all the bugs worked out

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:24 (two years ago) link

Not available on Roku til Jan so nope for a while. Also copy on their site suggested that virtually all Criterions wd be available but several that I've searched for are not (incl All That Jazz, ugh)

Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:27 (two years ago) link

They have someone responding to comments on Facebook, putting on the shiny happy face but being really vague with specific questions.

Some Guy Named Dave: Your Criterion selection seems to be quite limited. Are you ever going to offer the same number of Criterion titles as Hulu - over 900?

FilmStruck: Hi Dave, on the #CriterionChannel side you will find the largest selection of Criterion releases available to stream

Me: That doesn't really answer the question that was asked...

FilmStruck: #CriterionChannel has the largest Criterion selection available streaming, more than was ever available elsewhere.

Me: Ozu on Hulu: 30 features, 2 shorts and a trailer
Ozu on Filmstruck: looks like 18 features

Filmstruck: (crickets)

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:41 (two years ago) link

Huh, why would it have less than Hulu does? That doesn't make any sense to me. I did notice through a cursory search that they had at least two titles not on Hulu (Godard's Every Man for Himself and Yang's A Brighter Summer Day), so I was hopeful that maybe it had more than Hulu.

intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:14 (two years ago) link

It doesn't have all the Oshima titles that are currently on Hulu either

intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:15 (two years ago) link

I'm hoping they're still loading up the buffet table. They have quite a few things that aren't on Hulu -- Blood Simple, that JFK documentary stuff. They got The Killing of a Chinese Bookie back, which disappeared from Hulu a year or more ago.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:19 (two years ago) link

I'm hopeful too, though the way filmstruck has been marketed and rolled out has dampened my expectations all around

intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:22 (two years ago) link

Even Criterion doesn't have the rights to all the Criterions anymore

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 03:05 (two years ago) link

yeah, otm, and i'm sure there are a number of criterions that got dvd release, but where they never had streaming rights. the more i search around on filmstruck the more i think that WilliamC is probably right that they're still adding movies to the service.

intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 03:10 (two years ago) link

hm. no amazon app even!

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 16:49 (two years ago) link

TBF, this is the day where they're going nuts with the press.

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 17:38 (two years ago) link

They managed to go with all the devices that I don't own. Not sure it's worth picking up a new AppleTV just for this.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 17:41 (two years ago) link

seems lame that it's not on xbone/ps4; that's what a very significant chunk of the population use to stream stuff, no?

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 17:43 (two years ago) link

Oh wait, I do have an Amazon Fire TV in my office, guess I can watch Kurosawa while filling out payroll forms and stuff.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 17:43 (two years ago) link

filling empty space with the greatest cinema ever made is kinda why i'm willing to give up a c-note for even the dream of that actually happening.

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 17:45 (two years ago) link

They managed to go with all the devices that I don't own. Not sure it's worth picking up a new AppleTV just for this.

― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, November 2, 2016 1:41 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

A Chromecast is $35

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 17:47 (two years ago) link

for me, it's about having a tv with limited HD inputs... one for the ps4, one for the tivo and switching stuff out means a painful boot up period and extra hassle so i find i just don't do it

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 17:57 (two years ago) link

It's not available for the Chromecast, according to them That means I can screen mirror if I got one but have to leave my laptop up and running the entire time.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 18:02 (two years ago) link

Screen mirroring quality is pretty meh, IME, but it's been a while since I used a Chromecast.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 18:02 (two years ago) link

It's available for Chromecast in December, you won't die if you have to wait 30 days before you can see Andrei Rublev

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 18:11 (two years ago) link

It will be available for XBox One and Roku in six months, pretty sure I could find plenty to watch on Netflix and Amazon Video until then. We're talking about now, though.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 18:15 (two years ago) link

It's available for Chromecast in December, you won't die if you have to wait 30 days before you can see Andrei Rublev

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:11 AM (fifty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

also as a public service announcement the criterion print of andrei rublev is shitty and you can watch a much better transfer on youtube right now

intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 19:02 (two years ago) link

They said PS4 "first half" of the coming year, so most likely I'd wait a while. No Chromecast/Roku support at launch seems pretty weak, though.

Nhex, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 19:13 (two years ago) link

Had no idea Criterion was currently hosting a ton of Godzilla!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 22:49 (four months ago) link

yeah filmstruck was too, seemed like part of their marketing strategy

j., Tuesday, 28 May 2019 23:07 (four months ago) link

So the Channel will have the full edition of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, supplements and such, three and a half weeks before the disc release, as in tomorrow. That's a pretty nice trick.

The Bite Game with Jim Lamprey (WmC), Saturday, 1 June 2019 02:26 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

July titles. Sorry it's an image, that's how I found them and I don't want to retype it.

I am curious (george) (slight return) (WmC), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:47 (four months ago) link

* = not available in Canada
** = limited engagement, leaves end of July

I am curious (george) (slight return) (WmC), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:50 (four months ago) link

Nice, re: Diary of a Chambermaid

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Friday, 21 June 2019 15:58 (four months ago) link

CC expirations, July through November, via some Facebook group person who saw it on reddit.

Leaving end of July 2019:

A Woman's Face (George Cukor, 1941)
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Paul Mazursky, 1969)
Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1996)
Camille (George Cukor, 1936)
Dinner at Eight (George Cukor, 1933)
Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969)
Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944)
Girlfriends (Claudia Weill, 1978)
Little Women (George Cukor, 1933)
Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)
Moonrise (Frank Borzage, 1948)
Mother (Albert Brooks, 1996)
Our Betters (George Cukor, 1933)
Robin and Marion (Richard Lester, 1976)
Sylvia Scarlett (George Cukor, 1935)
The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
The Women (George Cukor, 1939)
Two-Faced Woman (George Cukor, 1941)
Uptight (Jules Dassin, 1968)
What Price Hollywood? (George Cukor, 1932)
White Heat (Raoul Walsh, 1949)

Leaving at end of August 2019:

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Akira Kurosawa, 1990)
Christopher Strong (Dorothy Arzner, 1933)
Craig's Wife (Dorothy Arzner, 1936)
Damn the Defiant! (Lewis Gilbert, 1962)
Dance, Girl, Dance (Dorothy Arzner, 1940)
Don't Look Now (Nicholas Roeg, 1973)
My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears, 1985)
Our Man in Havana (Carol Reed, 1959)
Performance (Donald Cammell & Nicholas Roeg, 1970)
Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)
Scanners (David Cronenberg, 1981)
Something Wild (Jack Garfein, 1961)
The Card (Ronald Neame, 1952)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicholas Roeg, 1976)
The Prisoner (Peter Glenville, 1955)
The Scapegoat (Robert Hamer, 1959)

Leaving at end of September 2019:

A Room with a View (James Ivory, 1985)
Adua and Her Friends (Antonio Pietrangeli, 1960)
After the Wedding (Susanne Bier, 2006)
Hoop Dreams (Steve James, 1994)
Kaili Blues (Bi Gan, 2015)
Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini, 1957)
Othello (Orson Welles, 1952)
Quiet as Kept (Charles Burnett, 2007)
Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960)
Room at the Top (Jack Clayton, 1959)
Several Friends (Charles Burnett, 1969)
Sightseers (Ben Wheatley, 2012)
The Final Insult (Charles Burnett, 1997)
The Horse (Charles Burnett, 1973)
The Widow Couderc (Pierre Granier-Deferre, 1971)
When it Rains (Charles Burnett, 1995)

Leaving at end of October 2019:

Archipelago (Joanna Hogg, 2010)
Claire's Camera (Hong Sang-soo, 2017)
Daddy Longlegs (Safdie Brothers, 2009)
Exhibition (Joanna Hogg, 2013)
I Killed My Mother (Xavier Doland, 2009)
Kaos (Tavania Brothers, 1984)
Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010)
On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong Sang-soo, 2017)
Padre Padrone (Tavania Brothers, 1977)
River of Grass (Kelly Reichardt, 1994)
The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, 2011)
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, 1948)
The Night of Shooting Stars (Tavania Brothers, 1982)
The Pleasure of Being Robbed (Josh Safdie, 2008)
The Shooting (Monte Hellman, 1966)
The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
Time Bandits (Terry Gilliam, 1981)
Unrelated (Joanna Hogg, 2007)
Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2008)

Leaving at end of November 2019:

The Love Witch (Anna Biller, 2016) (LEAVES NOVEMBER 7TH)
Viva (Anna Biller, 2007) (LEAVE NOVEMBER 7TH)
Battle in Heaven (Carles Reygadas, 2005)
Cemetary of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2015)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949)
Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg, 2010)
Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, 2007)
Suburbia (Penelope Spheeris, 1983)
Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
The Captain's Paradise (Anthony Kimmins, 1953)
The Decline of Western Civilization (Penelope Spheeris, 1981)
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (Penelope Spheeris, 1988)
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (Penelope Spheeris, 1998)
The Hours and Times (Christopher Munch, 1991)
The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton, 1951)
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1947)
The Maids (Christopher Miles, 1975)
The Man in the White Suit (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951)
The Plague Dogs (Martin Rosen, 1982)
The Tales of Beatrix Potter (Reginald Mills, 1971)
The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
Yeelen (Souleymane Cissé, 1987)

I am curious (george) (slight return) (WmC), Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:16 (three months ago) link

Ugh. Too much pressure.

If I were a POLL I’d be Zinging (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:30 (three months ago) link

watched girlfriends, elevator to the gallows, and the wicker man (rewatch) this weekend, all great

na (NA), Monday, 24 June 2019 15:52 (three months ago) link

> elevator to the gallows

in england we call this 'Lift To The Scaffold'.

koogs, Monday, 24 June 2019 15:59 (three months ago) link

i really enjoyed that one (no matter what you call it), a noir subverted by french irony

na (NA), Monday, 24 June 2019 16:02 (three months ago) link

yes. cool and tense.

koogs, Monday, 24 June 2019 16:07 (three months ago) link

Most of the July titles added today (Bondarchuk War & Peace to come later) and I'm in hog heaven. Gonna pingpong between Fred & Ginger and Bruno Dumont.

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Monday, 1 July 2019 18:44 (three months ago) link

Correction, War & Peace is up as well.

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Monday, 1 July 2019 20:09 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Complete list of films premiering on the Criterion Channel in August:

24 Frames Per Century, Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2013
Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Werner Herzog, 1972
America America, Elia Kazan, 1963
American Gigolo, Paul Schrader, 1980
And You Act Like One Too, Susan Seidelman, 1976
Angst Isst Seele Auf, Shahbaz Noshir, 2002
Aria Diva, Agnieszka Smoczyńska, 2007
Ars, Jacques Demy, 1959
Attenberg, Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010
Baby, D. A. Pennebaker, 1954
Baby Face, Alfred E. Green, 1933
Ballad of the Little Soldier, Werner Herzog, 1984
Beauty and the Devil, René Clair, 1950
Best Offer, Lisa Krueger, 1993
Bezhin Meadow, Sergei Eisenstein, 1937
Black Jack, Ken Loach, 1979
Blackmail, Alfred Hitchcock, 1929
Blancanieves, Pablo Berger, 2012
The Capsule, Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2012
Cassis, Jonas Mekas, 1966
A Chairy Tale, Claude Jutra and Norman McLaren, 1957
Champagne, Alfred Hitchcock, 1928
Chevalier, Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2015
Chiefs, Richard Leacock and Noel E. Parmentel Jr., 1968
Close to Home, Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1994
Cobra Verde, Werner Herzog, 1987
Creative Nonfiction, Lena Dunham, 2009
Crisis, Ingmar Bergman, 1946
Diary of a Country Priest, Robert Bresson, 1951
Diary of Yunbogi, Nagisa Oshima, 1965
Dog, Andrea Arnold, 2001
The Emigrants, Jan Troell, 1971
The Enigma of Kasper Hauser, Werner Herzog, 1974
Entr’acte, René Clair, 1924
Europa—The Faecal Location, Thomas Gislason, 2005
Even Dwarfs Started Small, Werner Herzog, 1970
Ever in My Heart, Archie Mayo, 1933
The Face, Piotr Studzinski, 1966
A Farewell to Arms, Frank Borzage, 1932
The Fat and the Lean, Roman Polanski, 1961
Fata Morgana, Werner Herzog, 1971
Fatherland, George Sikharulidze, 2017
Female Trouble, John Waters, 1974
Fit, Athina Rachel Tsangari, 1994
Fitzcarraldo, Werner Herzog, 1982
For Me and My Gal, Busby Berkely, 1942
Forbidden, Frank Capra, 1932
The Fountain, Lena Dunham, 2007
Gambling Lady, Archie Mayo, 1934
Geometria, Guillermo del Toro, 1987
A Girl’s Own Story, Jane Campion, 1983
Godard 1980, Jon Jost, Donald Ranvaud, and Peter Wollen, 1980
The Hall Runner, Guy Maddin, 2014
Hare Krishna, Jonas Mekas, 1966
Heart of Glass, Werner Herzog, 1976
Hooker on Campus, Lena Dunham, 2007
Illicit, Archie Mayo, 1931
The Immigrant, Charlie Chaplin, 1917
Interlude in the Marshland, Jan Troell, 1965
Jamaica Inn, Alfred Hitchcock, 1939
Jonas Mekas in Kodachrome Days, Ken Jacobs, 2009
L’amour existe, Maurice Pialat, 1960
La luxure, Jacques Demy, 1962
La villa Santo-Sospir, Jean Cocteau, 1951
Ladies of Leisure, Frank Capra, 1930
Ladies They Talk About, Howard Bretherton, 1933
Land of Silence and Darkness, Werner Herzog, 1971
Le coup du berger, Jacques Rivette, 1956
Le sabotier du Val de Loire, Jacques Demy, 1956
Les escargots, Rene Laloux and Roland Topor, 1966
Les horizons morts, Jacques Demy, 1951
Les temps morts, Rene Laloux and Roland Topor, 1965
Lessons of Darkness, Werner Herzog, 1992
Letter to Jane, Jean-Luc Godard, 1972
Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Werner Herzog, 1997
Lost Lost Lost, Jonas Mekas, 1976
Louis Riel for Dinner, Guy Maddin, 2014
M le maudit, Claude Chabrol, 1982
Mammals, Roman Polanski, 1962
The Manchurian Candidate, John Frankenheimer, 1962
Man’s Castle, Frank Borzage, 1933
Manny & Lo, Lisa Krueger, 1996
Marseille, Marcel Pagnol, 1935
Max by Marcel, Marcel Ophuls, 2009
Milk, Andrea Arnold, 1998
The Miracle Woman, Frank Capra, 1931
Murder, Roman Polanski, 1957
Murder!, Alfred Hitchcock, 1930
The Musicians, Kazimierz Karabasz, 1960
My Best Fiend, Werner Herzog
Near Winter, Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1993
The New Land, Jan Troell, 1972
Nice and Friendly, Charlie Chaplin, 1922
A Night in the Show, Charles Chaplin, 1915
Night Nurse, William A. Wellman, 1931
No C4 for Daniel-Daniel, Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, and Benoit Poelvoorde, 1989
No Greater Glory, Frank Borzage, 1934
Nosferatu the Vampyre, Werner Herzog, 1979
Notes on the Circus, Jonas Mekas 1966
On purge bébé, Jean Renoir, 1931
Only Dream Things, Guy Maddin, 2012
Open the Door, Lena Dunham, 2007
Paradise: Faith, Ulrich Seidl, 2012**
Paradise: Hope, Ulrich Seidl, 2013**
Paradise: Love, Ulrich Seidl, 2012**
Physical Pinball, David Gordon Green, 1998
Pleasant Grove, David Gordon Green, 1996
Police Story 1, Jackie Chan, 1985
Police Story 2, Jackie Chan, 1988
Pressure, Lena Dunham, 2006
The Purchase Price, William Wellman, 1932
Report from Millbrook, Jonas Mekas, 1966
Rich and Strange, Alfred Hitchcock, 1931
The Rink, Charles Chaplin, 1916
Sacrilège, Christophe M. Saber
Sculptures by Sofu—Vita, Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1963
Shall We Go to Your or My, Place or Each Go Home Alone?, Lasse Hallström, 1973
Sinclair, Guy Maddin, 2010
The Skin Game, Alfred Hitchcock, 1931
The Slow Business of Going, Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2000
So Big!, William A. Wellman, 1932
Spanky: To the Pier and Back, Guy Maddin, 2008
Stereo, David Cronenberg, 1969
Stroszek, Werner Herzog, 1977
Teeth Smile, Roman Polanski, 1957
Time and Fortune Vietnam Newsreel, Jonas Mekas, 1969
Trainspotting, Danny Boyle, 1996
Travel Songs, Jonas Mekas, 1981
The Triplets of Belleville, Sylvain Chomet, 2003**
True Stories, David Byrne, 1986
Two Men and a Wardrobe, Roman Polanski, 1958
Viva Maria!, Agnieszka Smoczyńska, 2010
Waiting Women, Ingmar Bergman, 1952
Walden, Jonas Mekas, 1968
When Angels Fall, Roman Polanski, 1959
Where the Green Ants Dream, Werner Herzog, 1984
Wild Reeds, André Téchiné, 1994
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Jonas Mekas, 2003
The Witnesses, André Téchiné, 2007**
Women of the Resistance, Liliana Cavani, 1965
Woyzeck, Werner Herzog, 1979
You Can’t Do Everything at Once, But You Can Leave Everything at Once, Marie-Elsa Sgualdo, 2013
Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern, Susan Seidelman, 1979
Zorgon: The H-Bomb Beast from Hell, Kevin Feman, 1972

**Not available in Canada

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Monday, 22 July 2019 19:00 (two months ago) link

Well of course they put up all the Herzog AFTER my free trial ended...

The Herzog movies are on various film streaming sites.

Chris L, Monday, 22 July 2019 19:32 (two months ago) link

finally the pent-up demand for Lena Dunham's juvenilia will be sated

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 22 July 2019 19:48 (two months ago) link

I hate to be that guy, but I was thinking about getting the Jackie Chan set before the end of the B&N sale and now I won't.

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Monday, 22 July 2019 20:24 (two months ago) link

Why just those two Chan films? I demand Supercop!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 22 July 2019 20:57 (two months ago) link

It just occurred to me that the boy in The Night of the Hunter, which I am rewatching for the first time in a while since it is about to expire, reminds me a little of Buck Owens.

U or Astro-U? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 29 July 2019 01:51 (two months ago) link

Seems like there is a band named after the old uncle who lives on the river.

U or Astro-U? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 29 July 2019 02:11 (two months ago) link

Why just those two Chan films? I demand Supercop

the Police Stories had 4K restorations and US theatrical re-releases this year - they ran at at least three different theatres across six months in Seattle

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 29 July 2019 02:15 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Complete list of films premiering on the Criterion Channel in September:

35 Shots of Rum, Claire Denis, 2008**
A Dry White Season, Euzhan Palcy, 1989
A Kind of Loving, John Schlesinger, 1962
All Screwed Up, Lina Wertmüller, 1974
Barbara, Christian Petzold, 2012
Behind the White Glasses, Valerio Ruiz, 2015
Billy Liar, John Schlesinger, 1963
Bob le flambeur, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1956
The Chicken, Una Gunjak, 2014
Darling, John Schlesinger, 1965
David Lynch: The Art Life, Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm, 2016
Escape from New York, John Carpenter, 1981
The Falcon and the Snowman, John Schlesinger, 1985
Ferdinando and Carolina, Lina Wertmüller, 1999
Fishing with John, John Lurie, 1992
Fire over England, William K. Howard, 1937
Grand Illusion, Jean Renoir, 1937
Honky Tonk Freeway, John Schlesinger, 1981**
Jerichow, Christian Petzold, 2008**
Le cercle rouge, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970
Le doulos, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962
Le trou, Jacques Becker, 1960
Leon Morin, Priest, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1961
Les misérables, Raymond Bernard, 1934
Love and Anarchy, Lina Wertmüller, 1973
Marathon Man, John Schlesinger, 1976
Midnight Cowboy, John Schlesinger, 1969
Mobilize, Caroline Monnet, 2015**
Of Mice and Men, Lewis Milestone, 1939
Oh! What a Lovely War, Richard Attenborough, 1969
On the Border, Wei Shujun, 2018
Perfect Understanding, Cyril Gardner, 1933
Phantom India, Louis Malle, 1969
The Seduction of Mimi, Lina Wertmüller, 1972
Seven Beauties, Lina Wertmüller, 1975
Sparrows Can't Sing, Joan Littlewood, 1963
Stalag 17, Billy Wilder, 1953
Summer Night, Lina Wertmüller, 1986
Sunday Bloody Sunday, John Schlesinger, 1971
Swept Away, Lina Wertmüller, 1974
Two Men in Manhattan, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1959
Un flic, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972
Upstream Color, Shane Carruth, 2013
War Requiem, Derek Jarman, 1989
When You Read This Letter, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1953**
Wuthering Heights, William Wyler, 1939
Yella, Christian Petzold, 2007**

The Chronicles of Ermagerd (WmC), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 23:28 (two months ago) link

hell yeah Upstream Color + Seven Beauties

Simon H., Wednesday, 21 August 2019 05:25 (two months ago) link

The 'Directed by Ida Lupino' series is great, all the movies are GREAT, some of them have been easily available before, but not really all of these collected. The great shame is that OUTRAGE is not included.

abcfsk, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 07:52 (two months ago) link

I could have sworn that a bunch of early Kiarostami shorts were coming to the channel, but I can't remember where I read it now. Maybe I was thinking about that IFC retrospective.

The Chronicles of Ermagerd (WmC), Sunday, 25 August 2019 20:10 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Complete list of films premiering on the Criterion Channel in October:

24 Frames Per Second, Shirley Clarke, 1977
The Adventures of Prince Achmed, Lotte Reiniger, 1926
Arsenic and Old Lace, Frank Capra, 1944
Bad at Dancing, Joanna Arnow, 2015
The Beaning, Sean McCoy, 2017
Bedlam, Mark Robson, 1946
Blood Feast, Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1963
The Body Snatcher, Robert Wise, 1945
Bridges-Go-Round 1, Shirley Clarke, 1958
Bridges-Go-Round 2, Shirley Clarke, 1958
Brussels Film Loops/Gestures/World Kitchen, D. A. Pennebaker and Shirley Clarke, 1957
Bullfight, Shirley Clarke, 1955
Burn!, Gillo Pontecorvo, 1969
Butterfly, Shirley Clarke, 1967
Carving Magic, Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1959
Cat People, Jacques Tourneur, 1942
Christopher and Me, Richard Leacock, 1960
Color Me Blood Red, Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1965
The Connection, Shirley Clarke, 1961
The Curse of the Cat People, Robert Wise, Gunther von Fritsch, 1944
Dance in the Sun, Shirley Clarke, 1953
The Devils, Ken Russell, 1971
The Devil’s Backbone, Guillermo del Toro, 2001**
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control, Errol Morris, 1997
The Fog of War, Errol Morris, 2003
Four Journeys into Mystic Time: Initiation, Shirley Clarke, 1978
Four Journeys into Mystic Time: Mysterium, Shirley Clarke, 1978
Four Journeys into Mystic Time: One-Two-Three, Shirley Clarke, 1978
Four Journeys into Mystic Time: Trans, Shirley Clarke, 1978
Freaks, Tod Browning, 1932
Frida, Julie Taymor, 2002
The Ghost Ship, Mark Robson, 1943
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014
The Gore Gore Girls, Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1972
The Gruesome Twosome, Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1967
Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore, Frank Henenlotter and Jimmy Maslon, 2010
I Walk Alone, Byron Haskin, 1947
I Walked with a Zombie, Jacques Tourneur, 1943
In Paris Parks, Shirley Clarke, 1954
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don Siegel, 1956
Isle of the Dead, Mark Robson, 1945
A Japanese Tragedy, Keisuke Kinoshita, 1953
The Leopard Man, Jacques Tourneur, 1943
The Living Idol, Albert Lewin and René Cardona, 1957
A Moment in Love, Shirley Clarke, 1956
The Old Dark House, James Whale, 1932
Ornette: Made in America, Shirley Clarke, 1985
Out of the Past, Jacques Tourneur, 1947
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, 2007
Portrait of Jason, Shirley Clarke, 1967
Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World, Shirley Clarke, 1963
Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Byron Haskin, 1964
Savage/Love, Shirley Clarke, 1981
A Scary Time, Shirley Clarke and Robert Hughes, 1960
The Seventh Victim, Mark Robson, 1943
Skyscraper, Shirley Clarke and Willard Van Dyke, 1959
Stars in My Crown, Jacques Tourneur, 1950
Tabloid, Errol Morris, 2010
Tongues, Shirley Clarke, 1982
Two Thousand Maniacs!, Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1964
Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows, Kent Jones, 2007
Vernon, Florida, Errol Morris, 1981
The War of the Worlds, Byron Haskin, 1953
Weekends, Trevor Jimenez, 2017
The Wizard of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1970

**Available in the US only

WmC, Friday, 20 September 2019 17:35 (one month ago) link

Val Lewton AND Herschell Gordon Lewis? Nice.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Friday, 20 September 2019 17:46 (one month ago) link

The Devils, Ken Russell, 1971


a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 20 September 2019 17:46 (one month ago) link

The Beaning, Sean McCoy, 2017
An experimental documentary exploring a sinister theory surrounding the death of Cleveland baseball player Ray Chapman in 1920 and the subsequent rise of the Yankee dynasty.

Sold. I wonder if a Morbius has seen this.

WmC, Friday, 20 September 2019 18:11 (one month ago) link

Need to see some Criterion editions of those Herschell Gordon Lewis films!

Josefa, Friday, 20 September 2019 18:15 (one month ago) link

Wish I could check these out!

Now on the Channel, we're celebrating the films of Lina Wertmüller! Provocative, outrageous, and larger-than-life, the films of the Italian fimmaker thrilled & shocked audiences with their heady blend of sex, politics, and satire.

— Criterion Channel (@criterionchannl) September 25, 2019

flappy bird, Wednesday, 25 September 2019 17:17 (three weeks ago) link

i have never heard of The Beaning, WmC.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 September 2019 19:53 (three weeks ago) link

Watching Naruse on this channel has been my #1 pleasure of 2019. Watch his final film Scattered Clouds, plz.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 September 2019 20:14 (three weeks ago) link

xp -- sub-sub-Guy Maddin, meh. Oh well.

WmC, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 02:29 (two weeks ago) link

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