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#1 CinemaInternational

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:54 PM

great news about Barry Lyndon, a masterful film. Also, despite being a bit uneven, Fire Walk with Me has a smashing central performance form Sheryl Lee.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:15 PM

CRITERION OCTOBER RELEASES ANNOUNCED!

 

The Lure  (2015)     October 10

 

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  • High-definition digital master, supervised by director of photography Kuba Kijowski, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New program about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Agnieszka Smoczyńska, actors Marta Mazurek and Michalina Olszańska, screenwriter Robert Bolesto, Kijowski, composers Barbara and Zuzanna Wroński, sound designer Marcin Lenarczyk, and choreographer Kaya Kołodziejczyk
  • Deleted scenes
  • Aria Diva (2007) and Viva Maria! (2010), two short films directed by Smoczyńska
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by writer Angela Lovell

 

 

Barry Lyndon   (1975)    October 17

 

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  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • New documentary featuring cast and crew interviews as well as excerpts from a 1976 audio interview with director Stanley Kubrick
  • New program about the film’s groundbreaking visuals, featuring focus puller Douglas Milsome and gaffer Lou Bogue, as well as excerpts from a 1980 interview with cinematographer John Alcott
  • New program about Academy Award–winning production designer Ken Adam with historian Sir Christopher Frayling
  • New interview with editor Anthony Lawson
  • French television interview from 1976 with Oscar-winning costume designer Ulla-Britt Söderlund
  • New interview with critic Michel Ciment
  • New interview with actor Leon Vitali about the 5.1 surround soundtrack, which he cosupervised
  • New piece analyzing the fine-art-inspired aesthetics of the film with art curator Adam Eaker
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and two pieces about the film from the March 1976 issue of American Cinematographer

 

 

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me   (1992)     October 17

 

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• Restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Lynch
• 7.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray, supervised by Lynch
• Alternate original 2.0 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
• The Missing Pieces, ninety minutes of deleted and alternate takes from the film, assembled by Lynch
• New interview with actor Sheryl Lee
• Interviews from 2014 by Lynch with actors Lee, Ray Wise, and Grace Zabriskie
• More!
• PLUS: An interview with Lynch from the 2005 edition of filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley’s book Lynch on Lynch

 

 

Personal Shopper   (2016)      October 24

 

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  • 2K digital master, supervised by director of photography Yorick Le Saux and approved by director Olivier Assayas, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Assayas
  • 2016 festival press conference featuring members of the film’s cast and crew, including actor Kristen Stewart
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny

 

 

Plus a Blu-Ray upgrade of:

 

Vampyr   (1932)     October 3

 

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  • High-definition digital transfer of the original German version of the film, from the 1998 restoration by Martin Koerber and the Cineteca di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate version with English text
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Tony Rayns
  • Carl Th. Dreyer, a 1966 documentary by Jørgen Roos chronicling Dreyer’s career
  • Video essay by scholar Casper Tybjerg on Dreyer’s influences in creating Vampyr
  • Radio broadcast from 1958 of Dreyer reading an essay about filmmaking
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Mark Le Fanu and Kim Newman, a piece by Koerber on the restoration, and a 1964 interview with producer and actor Nicolas de Gunzburg
  • AND: A book featuring Dreyer and Christen Jul’s original screenplay and Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 story “Carmilla,” a source for the film

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:43 PM

CRITERION SEPTEMBER TITLES ANNOUNCED!

 

 

Festival  (1967)      September 12

 

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Murray Lerner
  • New reconstruction and remastering of the monaural soundtrack using the original concert and field recordings, approved by Lerner and presented uncompressed on the Blu-ray
  • When We Played Newport, a new program featuring archival interviews with Lerner, music festival producer George Wein, and musicians Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Buffy Saint-Marie, Pete Seeger, and Peter Yarrow
  • Editing “Festival,” a new program featuring Lerner, associate editor Alan Heim, and assistant editor Gordon Quinn
  • Selection of complete outtake performances, including Clarence Ashley, Horton Barker, Johnny Cash, John Lee Hooker, and Odetta
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Amanda Petrusich and artist bios by folk music expert Mary Katherine Aldin

 

 

Certain Women  (2016)     September 19

 

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Kelly Reichardt and cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with the film’s cast and crew, including Reichardt and executive producer Todd Haynes
  • New interview with Maile Meloy, author of the stories on which the film is based
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

 

 

The Piano Teacher  (2001)    September 26

 

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Michael Haneke, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Haneke
  • New interview with actor Isabelle Huppert
  • Selected-scene commentary from 2002 featuring Huppert
  • Behind-the-scenes footage of a postsync session for the film featuring Haneke and Huppert
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Moira Weigel

 

 

David Lynch: The Art of Life  (2016)    September 26

 

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  • High-definition digital transfer, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with codirector Jon Nguyen
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Dennis Lim

 

 

Plus a Blu-Ray upgrade for:

 

Rebecca (1940)    September 5

 

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  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 1990 featuring film scholar Leonard J. Leff
  • Isolated music and effects track
  • New conversation between film critic and author Molly Haskell and scholar Patricia White
  • New interview with special effects historian Craig Barron on the visual effects in Rebecca
  • Documentary from 2007 on the making of Rebecca
  • Screen, hair, makeup, and costume tests including actors Joan Fontaine, Anne Baxter,
    Vivien Leigh, Margaret Sullavan, and Loretta Young
  • Casting gallery annotated by director Alfred Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick
  • Television interviews with Hitchcock and Fontaine from 1973 and 1980
  • Audio interviews from 1986 with actor Judith Anderson and Fontaine
  • Three radio adaptations of Rebecca, from 1938, 1941, and 1950, including Orson Welles’s version for the Mercury Theatre
  • Theatrical rerelease trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic and Selznick biographer David Thomson and selected production correspondence, including letters between Hitchcock and Selznick

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:39 PM

New Criterion Titles Announced! 

 

Othello (1952) Sept 26

 

David Lynch: The Art Life (2016) Sept 26

 

The Piano Teacher (2001) Sept 26

 

Certain Women (2016) Sept 19

 

Festival (1967) Sept 12

 

Rebecca (1940) Sept 5

 

 

 

 


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:38 PM

CRITERION AUGUST TITLES ANNOUNCED!

 

 

The Breaking Point (1950)      August 8

 

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  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with biographer and film historian Alan K. Rode (Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film)
  • New piece featuring actor and acting instructor Julie Garfield speaking about her father, actor John Garfield
  • New video essay by filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos, analyzing Curtiz’s directorial techniques
  • Excerpts from a 1962 episode of the Today show showing contents of the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West, Florida, including items related to To Have and Have Not, the novel on which The Breaking Point is based
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

 

 

Meantime (1984)     August 15

 

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  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Roger Pratt and director Mike Leigh, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between Leigh and musician Jarvis Cocker
  • New conversation between actor Marion Bailey and critic Amy Raphael
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Sean O’Sullivan

 

 

La Poison  (1951)      August 22

 

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  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with filmmaker Olivier Assayas on director Sacha Guitry’s influence on French cinema
  • On Life On-screen: Miseries and Splendour of a Monarch, a 60-minute documentary from 2010 on the collaboration of Guitry and Michel Simon
  • New English subtitle translation
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau and a 1957 obituary for Guitry by François Truffaut

 

 

Plus Blu-Ray upgrades for:

 

Hopscotch  (1980)        August 15

 

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  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interviews from 2002 with director Ronald Neame and writer Brian Garfield
  • Walter Matthau in a 1980 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show
  • Trailer and teaser
  • Optional broadcast television audio track for family viewing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny

 

 

 

Sid & Nancy  (1986)        August 22

 

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  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Two audio commentaries: one from 1994 featuring cowriter Abbe Wool, actors Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb, cultural historian Greil Marcus, filmmakers Julien Temple and Lech Kowalski, and musician Eliot Kidd; the other from 2001 featuring cowriter-director Alex Cox and actor Andrew Schofield
  • England’s Glory, a 1987 documentary on the making of Sid & Nancy
  • Infamous 1976 Bill Grundy interview with the Sex Pistols on British television
  • Rare telephone interview from 1978 with Sid Vicious
  • Interviews with Vicious and Nancy Spungen from the 1980 documentary D.O.A.: A Right of Passage
  • Archival interviews and footage
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by author Jon Savage and a 1986 piece compiled by Cox about Vicious, Spungen, and the making of the film


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:00 PM

CRITERION JULY TITLES ANNOUNCED!

 

L'Argent (1983)     July 11

 

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Press conference from the 1983 Cannes Film Festival
  • “L’argent,” A to Z, a new video essay by film scholar James Quandt
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Adrian Martin and a newly expanded 1983 interview with director Robert Bresson by critic Michel Ciment

 

 

Stalker  (1979)     July 18

 

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  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Geoff Dyer, author of Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room
  • Interview from 2002 with cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky
  • Interview from 2002 with set designer Rashit Safiullin
  • Interview from 2002 with composer Eduard Artemyev
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu

 

 

Lost In America (1985)    July 25

 

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  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation with director Albert Brooks and filmmaker Robert Weide
  • New interviews with actor Julie Hagerty, executive producer Herb Nanas, and comic writer and director James L. Brooks
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Tobias

 

 

Plus Blu-Ray upgrades for:

 

Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy      July 11

Rome Open City (1945)

Paisan (1946)

Germany Year Zero  (1948)

 

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  • New high-definition digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • Introductions by Roberto Rossellini to all three films
  • Interviews from 2009 with Rossellini scholar Adriano Aprà, film critic and Rossellini friend Father Virgilio Fantuzzi, and filmmakers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • Audio commentary from 2009 on Rome Open City by film scholar Peter Bondanella
  • Once Upon a Time . . . “Rome Open City,” a 2006 documentary on the making of this historic film, featuring rare archival material and footage of Anna Magnani, Federico Fellini, Ingrid Bergman, and many others
  • Rossellini and the City, a 2009 video essay by film scholar Mark Shiel on Rossellini’s use of the urban landscape in The War Trilogy
  • Excerpts from rarely seen videotaped discussions Rossellini had in 1970 about his craft with faculty and students at Rice University
  • Into the Future, a 2009 video essay about The War Trilogy by film scholar Tag Gallagher
  • Roberto Rossellini, a 2001 documentary by Carlo Lizzani, assistant director on Germany Year Zero, tracing Rossellini’s career through archival footage and interviews with family members and collaborators, with tributes by filmmakers François Truffaut and Martin Scorsese
  • Letters from the Front: Carlo Lizzani on “Germany Year Zero,” a podium discussion with Lizzani from the 1987 Tutto Rossellini conference
  • Italian credits and prologue from Germany Year Zero
  • PLUS: Essays by James Quandt, Irene Bignardi, Colin McCabe, and Jonathan Rosenbaum

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:16 PM

Amazon, Deep Discount, and the Criterion site get close to the B&N price but are still a little more. That is, if you're a member. Now if your B&N accepts a coupon during the sale, they blow the others out the water.

My B&N always honored the coupons until this last November, when new employees were "by the book". Before that, I'd use the coupons on pricey Criterion boxes. A $100 box was had for $38.16 in PA (6% sales tax). Basically 62% off.
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Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:40 PM

I buy all my Criterions during the Barnes and Noble sales in July and November. That's 50% off. Plus members get 10% off. Some B&N stores even honor their coupons with Criterions. Although the coupons explicitly say not to.

 

Amazon often has Criterion sales, too. Maybe 4 or 5 times a year. But I don't think they have 60% off. You can also buy directly from the Criterion site, which has sales 2 or 3 times a year. I usually get a few whenever the sales are on, and have never had trouble buying from them.



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 05:37 PM

I buy all my Criterions during the Barnes and Noble sales in July and November. That's 50% off. Plus members get 10% off. Some B&N stores even honor their coupons with Criterions. Although the coupons explicitly say not to.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:29 PM

Me too, depending on how much the Fanny Trilogy costs. To see these restored is almost too much excitement for me. Can't wait. (I don't care how much they cost, really).

 

It currently has a list price of $79.99 on Amazon, for either the Blu-Ray or the DVD version. It may drop a bit more by release date, but not much, I'm afraid. It's already dropped $20 from the earliest posted price.



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Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:11 PM

Looks like I'll be going broke in June.

 

Me too, depending on how much the Fanny Trilogy costs. To see these restored is almost too much excitement for me. Can't wait. (I don't care how much they cost, really).


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:11 PM

Looks like I'll be going broke in June.



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:08 PM

CRITERION JUNE TITLES ANNOUNCED!

 

 

They Live By Night (1948)      June 13

 

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  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring film historian Eddie Muller and actor Farley Granger
  • New video interview with film critic Imogen Sara Smith
  • Short piece from 2007 with film critic Molly Haskell, filmmakers Christopher Coppola and Oliver Stone, and film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini
  • Illustrated audio interview excerpts from 1956 with producer John Houseman
  • PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Bernard Eisenschitz

 

 

The Marseille Trilogy (Marius, Fanny, Cesar)  (1931. 1932, 1936)    June 20

 

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  • New 4K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • New introduction by filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier
  • New interview with Nicolas Pagnol, writer-director Marcel Pagnol’s grandson
  • Segments of Marcel Pagnol: Morceaux de choisis, a 1973 documentary series on Pagnol’s life and work
  • Short documentary on the Marseille harbor by Pagnol
  • Archival interviews with actors Orane Demazis, Pierre Fresnay, and Robert Vattier
  • Pagnol’s Poetic Realism, a new video essay by scholar Brett Bowles
  • French television clip about the restoration of the trilogy
  • Theatrical rerelease trailer
  • New English subtitle translations
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson and excerpts from Pagnol’s memoirs

 

 

The Lodger (1927)       June 27

 

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  • 2K digital restoration, with a new score by composer Neil Brand, performed by the Orchestra of Saint Paul’s
  • Downhill, director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 feature film starring Ivor Novello, in a 2K digital restoration with a new piano score by Brand
  • New interview with film scholar William Rothman on Hitchcock’s visual signatures
  • New video essay by art historian Steven Jacobs about Hitchcock’s use of architecture
  • Excerpts from audio interviews with Hitchcock by filmmakers François Truffaut (1962) and Peter Bogdanovich (1963)
  • Radio adaptation of The Lodger from 1940, directed by Hitchcock
  • New interview with Brand on composing for silent film
  • PLUS: Essays on The Lodger and Downhill by critic Philip Kemp

 

 

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Ugetsu (1953)      June 6

 

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  • New 4K digital restoration undertaken by The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by filmmaker, critic, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
  • Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975), a 150-minute documentary by Kaneto Shindo
  • Two Worlds Intertwined, a 2005 appreciation of Ugetsu by filmmaker Masahiro Shinoda
  • Process and Production, a 2005 interview with Tokuzo Tanaka, first assistant director on Ugetsu
  • Interview from 1992 with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa
  • Trailers
  • An essay by film critic Phillip Lopate (Blu-ray and DVD) and three short stories that influenced Mizoguchi in making the film (Blu-ray only)

 

 

Straw Dogs (1971)        June 27

 

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2003 by Stephen Prince, author of Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies
  • Mantrap: “Straw Dogs”—The Final Cut, a 2003 documentary about the making of the film, featuring cast and crew
  • Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron, a 1993 documentary about the director featuring actors Kris Kristofferson, Jason Robards, Ali MacGraw, and many others
  • New conversation between film critic Michael Sragow and filmmaker Roger Spottiswoode, who worked as one of the editors on the film
  • New interview with film scholar Linda Williams about the controversies surrounding the film
  • Archival interviews with actor Susan George, producer Daniel Melnick, and Peckinpah biographer Garner Simmons
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • TV spots and trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar and critic Joshua Clover


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:55 PM

CRITERION MAY TITLES ANNOUNCED!

 

 

Othello  (1952)        May 16

 

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfers of two versions of the film, the 1952 European version and the 1955 U.S. version, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Orson Welles scholar Myron Meisel
  • Return to Glennascaul, a 1953 short film made by MacLiammóir and actor Hilton Edwards during a hiatus from shooting Othello
  • New interview with Welles biographer Simon Callow
  • New interview with Welles scholar François Thomas on the differences between the two versions
  • New interview with Ayanna Thompson, author of Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America
  • Interview from 2014 with Welles scholar Joseph McBride
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Geoffrey O’Brien

 

 

Dheepan (2015)              May 23

 

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  • High-definition digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2015 featuring director Jacques Audiard and coscreenwriter Noé Debré
  • New interview with Audiard
  • New interview with actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan
  • Deleted scenes with audio commentary by Audiard and Debré
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Atkinson

 

 

 

Ghost World  (2001)         May 30

 

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by writer-director Terry Zwigoff, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Zwigoff, comic-book creator and screenwriter Daniel Clowes, and producer Lianne Halfon
  • New interviews with and actors Thora Birch and Illeana Douglas
  • Extended excerpt from Gumnaam (1965) featuring the Bollywood musical number that appears in Ghost World’s opening title sequence
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton

 

 

Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 2           May 30

 

Films included in this set:

 

Limite  (1931)

Revenge  (1989)

Insiang  (1976)

Mysterious Object at Noon  (2000)

Law of the Border  (1966)

Taipei Story  (1985)

 

  • 2K, 3K, or 4K digital restorations of all six films, presented courtesy of the World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • Remastered digital soundtrack of Limite created almost entirely from archival recordings of the same musical performances director Mário Peixote and his musical arranger Brutus Pedreira originally selected to accompany the film, presented in uncompressed monaural sound on the Blu-ray
  • New introductions to the films by World Cinema Project founder Martin Scorsese
  • New interview programs featuring film historian Pierre Rissient (on Insiang), director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (on Mysterious Object at Noon), director Ermek Shinarbaev (on Revenge), filmmaker Walter Salles (on Limite), producer Mevlüt Akkaya (on Law of the Border), and actor and cowriter Hou Hsiao-hsien with filmmaker Edmond Wong (on Taipei Story)
  • Updated English subtitle translations
  • Three Blu-rays and six DVDs, with all content available in both formats
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by Phillip Lopate, Dennis Lim, Kent Jones, Fábio Andrade, Bilge Ebiri, and Andrew Chan

 

 

Plus Blu-Ray upgrades for

 

Good Morning  (1959)     May 16

 

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  • New 4K digital restoration from Shochiku Co., with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • I Was Born, But . . ., Yasujiro Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy masterpiece, with a score composed by Donald Sosin in 2008
  • Surviving excerpt from A Straightforward Boy, a 1929 silent film by Ozu
  • New video essay on Ozu’s use of humor by critic David Cairns
  • New interview with film scholar David Bordwell
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

 

 

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles  (1975)        May 9

 

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  • New 2K digital restoration undertaken by the Royal Belgian Film Archive, supervised by director of photography Babette Mangolte, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Autour de “Jeanne Dielman,” a 69-minute documentary—shot by actor Sami Frey and edited by Agnes Ravez and director Chantal Akerman—made during the filming of Jeanne Dielman
  • Interviews from 2009 with Akerman and Mangolte
  • Excerpt from “Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman,” a 1997 episode of the French television program Cinéma de notre temps
  • Interview from 2007 with Akerman’s mother, Natalia
  • Excerpt from a 1976 television interview featuring Akerman and actor Delphine Seyrig
  • Saute ma ville (1968), Akerman’s first film, with an introduction by the director
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ivone Margulies

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:59 PM

Looking forward to receiving 1954's THE MAD MAGICIAN, Twilight Time's latest release on 3D Blu-ray.


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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:16 PM

Here are some (non-Criterion) upcoming classic film Blu Rays:

 

Bells Are Ringing  (1960)  January 31

Dr. Orloff's Monster (1964)  February 7

The General/Three Ages (1926/1923)  February 7

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)  February 7

Love in the Afternoon (1957)  February 7 

No Highway In the Sky (1951)  February 7

Prince of Foxes (1949)  February 7

The Sicilian Clan (1969)  February 7

What a Way to Go!  (1964)  February 7

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)  February 14

It Came From Outer Space 3-D (1953)  February 14

One Million Years BC (1967)  February 14

Steamboat Bill Jr./College (1928/1927)  February 14

23 Paces to Baker Street  (1956)  February 14

Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)  February 17

Deluge (1933)  February 21

Compulsion (1959)  March 7

Lifeboat (1944)  March 7

The Man Who Could Cheat Death  (1959)  March 14

The Skull (1964)  March 14

Chamber of Horrors (1940)  March 21

A Game of Death (1945)  March 21

Invisible Ghost (1941)  March 21

Dakota (1945)  March 28

September Storm 3-D (1960)  March 28

Caltiki - The Immortal Monster (1959)  April 11

Django, Prepare a Coffin (1968)  April 11

The Pink Panther Collection  April  11

The Vampire (1957)  April 11

L'assassino (1961)  April 18

I Bury the Living (1958)  April 25

 



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 06:33 PM

CRITERION APRIL TITLES ANNOUNCED!

 

Buena Vista Social Club  (1999)    April 18

 

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  • New high-definition digital transfer, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 1999 featuring director Wim Wenders
  • New interview with Wenders
  • We Believe in Dreams, a new piece featuring never-before-seen outtakes from the rehearsals for the Buena Vista Social Club’s Amsterdam concerts
  • Interview from 1998 with musician Compay Segundo on his career and the Cuban music scene
  • Radio interviews from 2000 featuring musicians Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, and others
  • Additional scenes
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by author and geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

 

 

Woman of the Year  (1942)    April 18

 

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  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with George Stevens Jr., the director’s son
  • New interview with George Stevens biographer Marilyn Ann Moss
  • New interview with writer Claudia Roth Pierpont on actor Katharine Hepburn
  • The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn, an 86-minute documentary from 1986
  • Trailer
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

 

 

Tampopo  (1985)    April 25

 

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  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • The Making of “Tampopo,” a ninety-minute documentary from 1986, narrated by director Juzo Itami
  • New interview with actor Nobuko Miyamoto
  • New interviews with ramen scholar Hiroshi Osaki; food stylist Seiko Ogawa; and American chefs Sam White, Rayneil De Guzman, Jerry Jaksich, and Anthony Bourdain
  • Rubber Band Pistol, Itami’s 1962 debut short film
  • New video essay by Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos on the film’s themes of self-improvement and mastery of a craft
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by food and culture writer Willy Blackmore

 

 

Rumble Fish  (1983)    April 25

 

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  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Stephen H. Burum and approved by director Francis Ford Coppola, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Coppola
  • New interviews with Coppola, author and coscreenwriter S. E. Hinton, and associate producer Roman Coppola
  • New conversation between Burum and production designer Dean Tavoularis
  • Pieces from 2005 about the film’s score and production
  • Interviews from 1983 with actors Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, and Vincent Spano and producer Doug Claybourne
  • French television interview from 1984 with actor Mickey Rourke
  • Locations: Looking for Rusty James, a 2013 documentary by Alberto Fuguet about the impact of Rumble Fish
  • New piece about the film’s existentialist elements
  • “Don’t Box Me In” music video
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:19 PM

Not a classic era film, but it is worth a note for Oscar completests that 1981's Only When I Laugh (nominated for three Academy Awards for acting) has been on DVD since November 1st.



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:00 PM

I'm thinking the ghost is Ghost World.  The clock is maybe High Noon ?

 

I just looked at the guesses on the website. Most seem to concur about Ghost World. The two flags may refer to I Am Cuba. I think it may refer to the documentary Buena Vista Social Club, since there are music notes around the flags. The noodles being prepared could be Tampopo. The Roman waving his hand could be Hail, Caesar, since Criterion has released deluxe versions of a lot of the Coen brothers films.






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