“The gold standard of reissue distributors” — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Rialto has made—and continues to make—a tremendous contribution to film culture in the United States." — David Schwartz, Chief Curator, Museum of the Moving Image, New York
Rialto was founded in 1997 by Bruce Goldstein, who was joined a year later by partner Adrienne Halpern. In 2002, Eric Di Bernardo became the company’s National Sales Director.
Rialto’s past releases include Renoir’s Grand Illusion; Carol Reed’s The Third Man; Fellini's Nights of Cabiria (for the first time in its "director's cut"); Jules Dassin's Rififi; Godard’s Breathless, Contempt, Band of Outsiders, Masculine Feminine, Le Petit Soldat, Alphaville, and the U.S. premiere of Made in U.S.A.; Joseph Losey's critically acclaimed Mr. Klein; Kurosawa’s Ran; Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; Jacques Becker’s Touchez pas au Grisbi; Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar and Diary of a Country Priest; Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad and Hiroshima Mon Amour; Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers; Clouzot's Quai des Orfèvres and Le Corbeau; the U.S. premiere of the original, uncut Japanese version of Godzilla; the U.S. premiere of the complete, uncut version of Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Cercle Rouge; the U.S. premiere of Melville’s Army of Shadows, which became the most critically-acclaimed film of 2006; the U.S. premiere of Claude Sautet's Max et les Ferrailleurs; and the U.S. premiere of the complete, uncut version of Francesco Rosi's Christ Stopped at Eboli.