Daily Dose Pick: Essential Art House


The latest installment of Criterion’s budget-friendly Essential Art House series features pristine transfers of six highly influential films from the massive 50-disc Janus box set.

Volume five is the strongest to date, featuring classics like Federico Fellini’s existential character study 8 1/2 and Francois Truffaut’s freewheeling love story Jules and Jim, along with lesser known but equally impressive works: Milos Forman’s breakthrough feature, Loves of a Blonde, and Yasujiro Ozu’s visually stunning Floating Weeds. David Lean’s adaptation of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter and Gillo Pontecorvo’s brutally audacious Kapo round out the collection.

View the entire Essential Art House collection, read an interview with Milos Forman, learn more about 8 1/2, Jules and Jim, Floating Weeds, Kapo, and Brief Encounter, and buy Essential Art House, Volume Five