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Black Friday Week: Home Video Deals for Sunday, November 19th

12 hours ago

The Black Friday DVD, Blu-ray, and Uhd deals have already started rolling out across the web and in some stores, and over the next few weeks I’ll be gathering my picks for the best deals here on the site in daily updates.

I’ll be gathering deals over the course of the day, and updating this post as things come and go.

These are all affiliate links, and a portion of any sales made will go to helping the CriterionCast.

Deals at Amazon 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Deals at Amazon Sony Ubp-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (2017 Model) $149.99 $299.99 15 new 14 used from $102.00 Buy Now amazon.com Free shipping Planet Earth II (4K) [Blu-ray] $29.99 $49.79 6 new from $29.99 4 used from $33.76 Buy Now amazon.com Free shipping Oblivion [Blu-ray] $9.99 $29.98 10 new from $9.99 6 used from $15.91 Buy Now amazon.com Free shipping Lucy [Blu-ray] $9.99 $29.98 4 new from $9.99 16 used from $11.50 Buy Now amazon.com Free shipping Lone Survivor [4K Blu-ray] $9.99 $29.98 9 new from $9.99 19 used from $5.99 Buy Now amazon. »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Joshua Reviews Hong Sang-soo’s On The Beach At Night Alone [Theatrical Review]

17 November 2017 12:00 PM, PST

Over the past twenty-plus years, director Hong Sang-soo has not only become one of cinema’s most prolific filmmakers, but one of its most exciting and introspective auteurs. Through films ranging from his early masterpiece Woman Is The Future Of Man to 2017 which sees the director hit theaters with three feature films, all of which have garnered various levels of praise at festivals across the globe. And now the first of his 2017 trio to hit theaters does so this weekend, and it’s yet another startling achievement in the director’s ever increasingly important oeuvre.

Entitled On The Beach At Night Alone, Hong Sang-soo tells the story that seems ripped right out of the director and his star’s own personal lives. The film stars his Right Now, Wrong Then muse Kim Minhee, the two having since become a pair themselves, creating a rather scandalous bit of tabloid fodder in their native South Korea. »

- Joshua Brunsting

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Criterion Now – Episode 38 – The Piano Teacher, Bergman 100, Herzog & Kinski

13 November 2017 4:35 PM, PST

Aaron is joined by Jonathan Laubinger and Jordan Essoe to discuss The Piano Teacher and the latest in Criterion. We get into some predictions for the February 2018 releases, including going into our wish list. We also get excited about the possibility of the Bergman centennial tour and hopeful Criterion release. We spend a good bit of time dissecting The Piano Teacher and going through the week of FilmStruck including Herzog & Kinski, and the Greek Weird Wave.

Episode Notes

9:00 – Criterion News

44:30 – The Piano Teacher

59:30 – Short Takes (Visions of Eight, The Innocents, Sunday Bloody Sunday)

1:11:00 – FilmStruck

Episode Links February 2018 Predictions Thread The FilmStruck Podcast First Look at New 4K Restoration of The Passion of Joan of Arc Criterion Collection on Netflix Episode Credits Aaron West: Twitter | Website | Letterboxd Jonathan Laubinger: Twitter | Website Jordan Essoe: Twitter | Website Criterion Now: Facebook Group Criterion Cast: Facebook | Twitter

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- Aaron West

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David Reviews George Cukor’s The Philadelphia Story [Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review]

13 November 2017 4:00 AM, PST

A prime specimen of the classic Hollywood Golden Age studio system firing on all cylinders. A beloved romantic comedy presented in a definitive edition for the enjoyment of longtime fans that also sets it up for discovery by a new generation. The crucial hit that restored Katharine Hepburn’s faltering career and launched her into legendary status as one of the greatest movie stars of all time. A fascinating story that weaves themes of social class, gender roles, media sensationalism and relationship tensions with timeless wit and flawless delivery. There are many angles by which a viewer can approach The Philadelphia Story and come away with heartfelt appreciation of this new release by the Criterion Collection.

For those unfamiliar with the plot, as the title implies, The Philadelphia Story is set in a wealthy suburban enclave on the outskirts of that city. Tracy Lord, the oldest daughter of a high-society »

- David Blakeslee

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