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Shop the Criterion Collection’s Flash Sale: ‘Citizen Kane,’ ‘Mulholland Dr.,’ ‘The Piano’ and More

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It was only a few months ago that the Criterion Collection came out with their first-ever 4K Ultra HD titles, the most news-worthy being Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane”. Now, each of those six films — in addition to dozens of other Criterion classics — are up to 50% off on Amazon for a limited time.

Welles’ seminal 1941 film was the Criterion Collection’s first laser-disc offering 37 years ago, making its return after a long absence particularly commemorative. It was released alongside five other breakthrough movies: Allen and Albert Hughe’s directorial debut “Menace II Society,” Jane Campion’s Academy Award-winning “The Piano,” David Lynch’s love letter to Los Angeles, “Mulholland Dr.,” Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s classic romance drama “The Red Shoes” and Richard Lester’s “A Hard Day’s Night,” the beloved movie musical that brought The Beatles to the big screen during the height of their fame in 1964.

Each title is part of a combo pack that comes with a 4K UHD disc of the film and a Blu-ray of the film, in addition to special features.

Below, check out the best Criterion DVDs (and popular 4K editions) currently on sale:

 

‘La piscine’ (46% Off)

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Jacque Deray and Jean-Claude Carriére’s “La piscine” stars real-life couple Alain Delon and Romy Schneider, who reunite for an erotic performance on the Côte d’Azur before an unexpected visitor leads their blissful vacation astray. The Criterion Collection includes archival footage, an alternate ending and an informational interview with film scholar Nick Rees-Roberts.

La piscine Criterion Collection $39.95  $19.99 Buy It

‘Mulholland Dr.’ (48% Off)

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In David Lynch’s “Mulholland Dr.,” Naomi Watts stars as Betty Elms as she runs into ominous trouble after moving to Hollywood to become a movie star.

Mulholland Dr. Criterion Collection Blu-ray $39.95  $19.99 Buy It

‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (43% Off)

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Following the Spanish Civil War, a young Ofelia comes face to face with fascism while taking care of her pregnant mother. The Criterion edition includes audio commentary and interviews with director Guillermo del Toro.

Pan's Labyrinth Criterion Collection Blu-ray $39.95  $19.99 Buy It

‘Menace II Society’ (37% Off)

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Directors Albert and Allen Hughes and screenwriter Tyger Williams sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community with their 1993 film, which follows 18 year-old Cain Lawson tries to find his way out of the gang lifestyle he was born into in the Los Angeles projects. Starring Samuel Jackson as his drug-dealing father and Larenz Tate as his loose-canon best friend, the film is a searingly realistic tale on adversity. The 4-disc restoration comes with two audio commentaries from the directors and “Gangsta Vision,” a 2009 featurette on the making of the film.

Menace II Society Criterion Collection Blu-Ray $49.95  $24.99 Buy It

‘Citizen Kane’ (33% Off)

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Considered the first-ever modern movie, “Citizen Kane” tells the story of the meteoric rise and climactic fall of the newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane. But it’s Orson Welles’ stylistic innovations that made it an instant classic, such as his jigsaw-puzzle narrative structure and stunning deep-focus camera work. The new 4k digital restoration features three new audio commentaries from scholars and critics, new interviews and audio essays, archival interviews with Welles and much more.

Citizen Kane Criterion Collection Blu-Ray $50.36 Buy It

‘The Piano’ (30% Off)

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The Palme d’Or winner stars Holly Hunter as Ada, a mute Scottish woman who communicates through her passionate piano playing. After an arranged marriage, she finds herself in the New Zealand wilderness where she develops a forbidden relationship, taking viewers through a timeless tale of a woman’s awakening. The new 4K transfer includes a conversation between director Jane Campion and producer Jan Chapman, an interview with Holly Hunter and “Water Diary,” Campion’s 2006  short film.

The Piano Criterion Collection Blu-Ray $39.95  $19.99 Buy It

‘The Red Shoes’ (30% Off)

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Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s classic adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s original fairy tale is only made even more luscious in the new Criterion treatment, which adds higher quality and a vibrant picture to the quintessential backstage drama. The set features Martin Scorcese’s explanation of the film on Disc 1, followed by lengthy interviews with Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, the director’s widow and film editor.

The Red Shoes Criterion Collection Blu-Ray $39.95  $19.99 Buy It