Titles included in the first four volumes of the Essential Art House DVD series released by the Criterion Collection in collaboration with Janus Films. Each boxed set costs $99.95. (Films also available for $19.95 each.)

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EAH, Volume I

Grand Illusion 1937. Dir. Jean Renoir (1937)

Beauty and the Beast 1946. Dir. Jean Cocteau

Lord of the Flies 1963. Dir. Peter Brook

Wild Strawberries 1957. Dir. Ingmar Bergman

Knife in the Water 1962. Dir. Roman Polanski

Rashomon 1950. Dir. Akira Kurosawa

EAH, Volume II

Black Orpheus 1959. Dir. Marcel Camus

The 400 Blows 1959. Dir. François Truffaut

Ikiru 1952. Dir. Akira Kurosawa

The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp 1943. Dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

Pygmalion 1938. Dir. Anthony Asquith

La Strada 1954. Dir. Federico Fellini

EAH, Volume III (due out June 16)

Due out June 16.

Ashes and Diamonds 1958. Dir. Andrzej Wajda

Forbidden Games 1952. Dir. René Clément

The Hidden Fortress 1958. Dir. Akira Kurosawa

Last Holiday 1950. Dir. Henry Cass

Richard III 1954. Dir. Laurence Olivier

Variety Lights 1950. Dir. Federico Fellini

EAH, Volume IV (due Sept. 22)

Selection is subject to change.

Gervaise 1956. Dir. René Clément

Le jour se lève (Daybreak) 1939. Dir Marcel Carné

Mayerling 1936.fix/ Dir. Anatole Litvakfix

Tales of Hoffmann 1951. Dir. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

The 39 Steps 1935. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Throne of Blood 1957. Dir. Akira Kurasawa