Janus Films and the Criterion Collection present more selections from the Essential Art House line: indispensable cinema classics in simple, affordable editions. For Volume II, they've selected six of the greatest films from around the world, from directors François Truffaut Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Marcel Camus, Anthony Asquith, and Powell & Pressburger. All are available separately, or in one box set. For the devoted cinephile, these are the must-own fundamentals; for the novice film-lover, this is precisely where to begin. Films include: La Strada, 400 Blows, Black Orpheus, Ikiru, Pygmalion, and The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp.