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The end of the year always brings great new DVD releases to our shelves. This year we're super-excited for one in particular--AMERICA LOST AND FOUND: THE BBS STORY. BBS Productions was created by Monkees masterminds Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider and Steve Blauner and made some of the seminal independent films of the late sixties & early seventies. Our friends at The Criterion Collection have assembled seven BBS titles in one incredible box set: Five Easy Pieces, The King of Marvin Gardens, The Last Picture Show, Head (with commentary by all four Monkees), Easy Rider, and the new to DVD Drive, He Said (directed by Jack Nicholson) and A Safe Place (directed by Henry Jaglom).
The Blu-ray edition is on sale now for $84.95 (that's FORTY DOLLARS OFF the suggested retail price, click on the image to buy here online). The standard DVD will be out on December 14th. We'll have it for $74.95. To celebrate the release of this essential collection, we're having a sale on select American independent cinema titles from Criterion. Here's the full list (a * means a Blu-ray edition is also available). We've shaved a few dollars off our already reasonably prices on these American indies and put them all together in our Criterion sales section. You can buy them in the store or click on the DVD cover to purchase online. Here's the list: Border Radio (1987)--directed by Allison Anders
Bottle Rocket (1996) *--directed by Wes Anderson
By Brakhage: An Anthology *--Twenty six films from the experimental filmmaker spanning 1954-2001. Volume Two and the Blu-ray set are also on sale.
John Cassavettes: Five Films--Includes Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under The Influence, The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie, and Opening Night, plus Charles Kisely's doc. A Constant Force. The first four films mentioned are also available separately.
Clean, Shaven (1994)--directed by Lodge Kerrigan
Crumb (1995)*--directed by Terry Zwigoff
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)*--directed by Wes Anderson
Dazed and Confused (1993)--directed by Richard Linklater
Do The Right Thing (1989)--directed by Spike Lee
Down By Law (1986)--directed by Jim Jarmusch
Equinox (1970)--directed by Jack Woods, with special effects by Dennis Muren (Star Wars).
Gimme Shelter (1970)*--directed by David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin
Grey Gardens/The Beales of Grey Gardens (1976)--directed by Albert and David Maysles
Harlan County USA (1976)--directed by Barbara Kopple
Hearts and Minds (1974)--Peter Davis directed this documentary on Vietnam from BBS Productions
Honeymoon Killers (1970)--directed by Leonard Kastle
Hoop Dreams (1994)--directed by Steve James
Last Days of Disco (1998)--directed by Whit Stillman, starring Chloe Sevigny and a railroad apartment
Louie Bluie (1985)--directed by Terry Zwigoff
Metropolitan (1990)--directed by Whit Stillman
Monterey Pop (1967)*--directed by D.A. Pennebaker. The Complete Monterey Pop Festival is also on sale.
My Dinner With Andre (1981)--directed by Louis Malle
My Own Private Idaho (1991)--directed by Gus Van Sant
Mystery Train (1989)*--directed by Jim Jarmusch
Night on Earth (1991)--directed by Jim Jarmusch
Paris, Texas (1984)*--directed by Wim Wenders
Salesman (1968)--directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin
Schizopolis (1996)--directed by Steven Soderbergh
Slacker (1991)--directed by Richard Linklater
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)--directed by Jim Jarmusch
The Delirious Fictions of William Klein--Three films from the artist/filmmaker: Mr. Freedom, The Model Couple, and Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?
Sale prices are as listed in the store and online and are good through the end of the year. As with all our new DVDs for sale, you also get a FREE RENTAL with purchase.