($39.95 Blu-ray; Criterion Collection)
Disgusted by the rise of the Nazis, a precocious German boy with a glass-shattering shriek freezes his aging process so he will never join adults’ ranks. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, director Volker Schlondorff’s adaptation of Gunter Grass’ 1959 novel is a darkly comic and sometimes outrageous rumination on war and society. (In the 1990s, the Oklahoma City Police Department banned the film on obscenity grounds.) The extras on this first Blu-ray edition include a new interview with Schlondorff, commentary from film scholar Timothy Corrigan, vintage TV excerpts, new English subtitles, and more.
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Won’t Back Down