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Win a Criterion Collection Prize Bundle – Menace II Society, One Night In Miami and Le Samourai

The Criterion Collection always has great films released each month and we have got a prize bundle up for grabs for one lucky winner. The bundle includes Menace II Society, One Night In Miami and Le Samourai.

Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been dedicated to publishing important classic and contemporary films from around the world in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. No matter the medium—from laserdisc to DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD to streaming—Criterion has maintained its pioneering commitment to presenting each film as its maker would want it seen, in state-of-the-art restorations with special features designed to encourage repeated watching and deepen the viewer’s appreciation of the art of film.

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Win a Criterion Collection Prize Bundle – Menace II Society, One Night In Miami and Le Samourai

Menace II Society

A raw, riveting portrait of the violence of life in Watts, Los Angeles, by Albert and Allen Hughes
Directors Albert and Allen Hughes and screenwriter Tyger Williams were barely into their twenties when they sent shock waves through American cinema and hip-hop culture with this fatalistic, unflinching vision of life and death on the streets of Watts, Los Angeles, in the 1990s.

There, in the shadow of the riots of 1965 and 1992, young Caine (Tyrin Turner) is growing up under the influence of his ruthless, drug-dealing father (Samuel L. Jackson, in a chilling cameo) and his loose-cannon best friend, O-Dog (Larenz Tate), leading him into a spiral of violent crime from which he is not sure he wants to escape, despite the best efforts of his grandparents and the steadfast Ronnie (Jada Pinkett).

Fusing grim realism with a propulsively stylish aesthetic honed through the Hughes brothers’ work on rap videos, Menace II Society is a searing cautionary tale about the devastating human toll of hopelessness.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • Two audio commentaries featuring directors Albert and Allen Hughes
  • New conversations with the directors, screenwriter, and more
  • Deleted scenes
  • And more

One Night In Miami

February 25, 1964: Four legendary figures, one motel room, and a defining moment in the history of American civil rights
Adapted by Kemp Powers from his acclaimed play, the feature directorial debut of Academy Award–winning actor Regina King puts viewers in a room with four icons at the forefront of Black American culture as they carouse, clash, bare their souls, and grapple with their places within the sweeping change of the civil rights movement.

February 25, 1964, has gone down in history as the day that the brash young boxer Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) defeated Sonny Liston, but what happened after the fight was perhaps even more incredible: Ali, civil rights leader Malcolm X, NFL great Jim Brown, and “King of Soul” Sam Cooke all came together at a Miami motel. Electric with big ideas and activist spirit, One Night in Miami . . . plunges us into the midst of an intimate, ongoing conversation—and a defining moment in American history.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New 4K digital transfer
  • New conversation between Regina King and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons
  • New interviews with the screenwriter, cast and crew
  • Conversation between King and filmmaker Barry Jenkins
  • New programs on the making of the film and the film’s sound design

Le Samourai

Jean-Pierre Melville’s ice-cold thriller, starring Alain Delon in his most iconic role. In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays Jef Costello, a contract killer with samurai instincts.

After carrying out a flawlessly planned hit, Jef finds himself caught between a persistent police investigator and a ruthless employer, and not even his armor of fedora and trench coat can protect him.

An elegantly stylized masterpiece of cool by maverick director Jean‑Pierre Melville, Le samouraï is a razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology.

Special Edition Features

  • High-definition digital restoration
  • Interviews from 2005 with the editor of “Melville on Melville”
  • Archival interviews with Melville, actor Alain Delon, and cast
  • A short documentary exploring the friendship between Melville and Delon
  • Trailer

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