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The Home Vidiot: Top 15 classic titles of 2014 

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This roundup doesn’t include films previously on disc unless significantly restored. Because if we did include reissues, we’d have to mention: All That Heaven Allows, It Happened One Night, Jules and Jim, Eraserhead, L’Eclisse, The Long Day Closes, Master of the House, The Night Porter, Persona, Pickpocket, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Red River, Safe, Scanners and Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman. We’re just saying.

Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies

Twelve classics restored as much as possible.

The Complete Jacques Tati

A box of French comedies.

Decline and Fall of a Birdwatcher

A droll tale from an Evelyn Waugh novel.

Enchantment

A delicate 1940s wartime romance.

The Essential Jacques Demy

Six gorgeous romances.

The Films of Alain Robbe-Grillet: L’Immortelle, Trans-Europ-Express, The Man Who Lies, Eden and After, Successive Slidings of Pleasure

Sexy pseudo-narratives.

Hangmen Also Die

Fritz Lang’s WWII thriller with restored sequence.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Digitally restored from Flicker Alley.

The Lost Moment

Near-miss classic of baroque exotica.

Love Streams

John Cassavetes’ tender late masterpiece.

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The Mack Sennett Collection: Volume One

Fifty slapstick merriments.

The Max Linder Collection

Elegant silent comedies.

Stranger on the Prowl

Joseph Losey’s grim obscurity with Paul Muni.

The Year of the Cannibals

Liliana Cavani’s update of Antigone.

Young at Heart

Doris Day and Frank Sinatra at their prime.

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This roundup doesn’t include films previously on disc unless significantly restored. Because if we did include reissues, we’d have to mention: All That Heaven Allows, It Happened One Night, Jules and Jim, Eraserhead, L’Eclisse, The Long Day Closes, Master of the House, The Night Porter, Persona, Pickpocket, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Red River, Safe, Scanners and Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman. We’re just saying.

Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies

Twelve classics restored as much as possible.

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