All I Want For Christmas

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this world-renowned
distribution company with Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus
, an expansive collectors’ box set featuring fifty classic
films on DVD and a beautifully illustrated hardcover book that tells the
story of Janus Films through an essay by film historian Peter Cowie, a
tribute from Martin Scorsese, and notes on each of the fifty films.


Isn’t it amazing? And for only $650, these are the 50 films you get:

Alexander Nevsky (1938)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
L’Avventura (1960)
Ballad Of A Soldier (1959)
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Black Orpheus (1959)
Brief Encounter (1945)
The Fallen Idol (1948)
Fires on the Plain (1959)
Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Floating Weeds (1959)
Forbidden Games (1952)
The 400 Blows (1959)
Grand Illusion (1937)
Häxan (1922)
Ikiru (1952)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
Ivan The Terrible, Part II (1958)
Le Jour Se Leve (1939)

Jules and Jim (1962)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Knife in the Water (1962)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Loves of a Blonde (1965)
M (1931)
M. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
Miss Julie (1951)
Pandora’s Box (1929)
Pepe Le Moko (1937)
Il Posto (1961)
Pygmalion (1938)
Rashomon (1950)
Richard III (1955)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
La Strada (1954)
Summertime (1955)
The Third Man (1949)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Ugetsu (1953)
Umberto D. (1952)
The Virgin Spring (1960)
Viridiana (1961)
The Wages of Fear (1953)
The White Sheik (1952)
Wild Strawberries (1957)


Sigh, if only my parents were the type who spoil their children.

Here’s more information on the best Christmas present that I will never receive.

4 thoughts on “All I Want For Christmas”

  1. Sounds like a wonderful mix of films. It has Bergman, Hitchcock, Truffaut, David Lean, Laurence Olivier; what more could you want (or need, for that matter)?

  2. More like heart attack inducing. People were in my room when I saw it and they thought I had gone insane. Which is pretty much what happened.

    Let’s see… if I start saving now, I should be able to buy this in … about 5 years.

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