Criterion Collection

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The Criterion Collection is a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films on DVD. KPL has an ever growing list of these titles which are perfect for serious movie fans and discussion groups.

View all Criterion Collection titles.

La Cage aux Folles by  La Cage aux Folles
A middle-aged couple - celebrated St. Tropez drag club performers - agree to hide their sexual identities and flamboyant surroundings when the parents of their son's fiancee come for a visit.
To Be or Not to Be by  To Be or Not to Be
Husband-and-wife thespians in Nazi-occupied Warsaw become caught up in a dangerous spy plot.
Charulata by  Charulata
When her husband's poet cousin comes to stay with them, the lonely wife of a workaholic newspaper editor finds herself both inspired by him creatively and dangerously drawn to him physically.
The Big City by  The Big City
Despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, a woman takes a job to help support their family.
Seconds by  Seconds
Dissatisfied with his suburban existence, a middle-aged businessman elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life.
The Devil's Backbone by  The Devil's Backbone
After his freedom-fighting father is killed in the Spanish Civil War, a ten-year-old boy is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets.
Babette's Feast by  Babette's Feast
A French housekeeper with a mysterious past brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth century Denmark.
The Life of Oharu by  The Life of Oharu
An imperial lady-in-waiting gradually descends to street prostitution.
Shoah by  Shoah
Using no archival footage, this monumental investigation of the unthinkable murder of more than six million Jews by the Nazis focuses on first-person testimonies of survivors, former Nazis, and other witnesses.
Things to Come by  Things to Come
This early science fiction film takes the viewer on a hundred-year time trip to 2036 A.D., when a man and a woman are rocketed to the moon.
Life is Sweet by  Life is Sweet
An irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering lay about, pursue their dreams in a working-class suburb just north of London.
Medium Cool by  Medium Cool
The working world and romantic life of a television cameraman collide during the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.