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Love with the Proper Stranger makes its debut on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 19th.

I am looking forward to this one. Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen both give one of their best performances. Plus there is hilarious comic relief by Herschel Bernardi as Natalie's over protective brother and Tom Bosley as a clutzy suitor.

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Ahead of the announcement, expected in the next week, of their November releases, Criterion today announced their upcoming mammoth box set, due this December, of 100 Years of Olympic Films. From their website:


We are thrilled to announce the December 5 release of 100 Years of Olympic Films, a landmark box set that documents the history of the Olympic Games through the lenses of an international array of filmmakers, including some of the world’s most acclaimed masters. Available in thirty-two-disc Blu-ray and forty-three-disc DVD editions, 100 Years of Olympic Films is now available for preorder at $319.96 from Criterion.com.

Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games, this one-of-a-kind collection assembles, for the first time, a century’s worth of Olympic films—the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the International Olympic Committee. These documentaries cast a cinematic eye on some of the most iconic moments in the history of modern sports, spotlighting athletes who embody the Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”: Jesse Owens shattering sprinting world records on the track in 1936 Berlin, Jean Claude-Killy dominating the slopes of Grenoble in 1968, Joan Benoit breaking away to win the first-ever women’s marathon on the streets of Los Angeles in 1984. In addition to the work of Bud Greenspan, the man behind an impressive ten Olympic features, this stirring collective chronicle of triumph and defeat includes such landmarks of the documentary form as Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia and Kon Ichikawa’s Tokyo Olympiad, along with lesser-known but captivating contributions by major directors like Claude Lelouch, Carlos Saura, and Miloš Forman. It also serves as a fascinating window onto the formal development of cinema itself, as well as the technological progress that has enabled the viewer, over the years, to get ever closer to the action. Traversing continents and decades, and reflecting as well the social, cultural, and political changes that have shaped our recent history, this remarkable marathon of films offers nothing less than a panorama of a hundred years of human endeavor.

Blu-Ray and DVD Special Edition Collector’s Sets Feature


  • 53 newly restored films from 41 editions of the Olympic Games, presented together for the first time
  • Landmark 4K restorations of Olympia, Tokyo Olympiad, and Visions of Eight, among other titles
  • New scores for the silent films, composed by Maud Nelissen, Donald Sosin, and Frido ter Beek
  • A lavishly illustrated, 216-page hardcover book, featuring notes on the films by cinema historian Peter Cowie; a foreword by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee; a short history of the restoration project by restoration producer Adrian Wood; and hundreds of photographs from a century of Olympic Games


The Films


Stockholm 1912
The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912 (dir. Adrian Wood)

Chamonix 1924
The Olympic Games Held at Chamonix in 1924 (dir. Jean de Rovera)

Paris 1924
The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient Greece (dir. Jean de Rovera)
The Olympic Games in Paris 1924 (dir. Jean de Rovera)

St. Moritz 1928
The White Stadium (dirs. Arnold Fanck, Othmar Gurtner)

Amsterdam 1928
The IX Olympiad in Amsterdam (dir. unknown)
The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928 (dir. Wilhelm Prager; supervisor Jules Perel)

Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936
Youth of the World (dir. Carl Junghans)

Berlin 1936
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (dir. Leni Riefenstahl)
Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (dir. Leni Riefenstahl)

St. Moritz 1948
Fight Without Hate (dir. André Michel)

London 1948
XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport (dir. Castleton Knight)

Oslo 1952
The VI Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 1952 (dir. Tancred Ibsen)

Helsinki 1952
Where the World Meets (dir. Hannu Leminen)
Gold and Glory (dir. Hannu Leminen)
Memories of the Olympic Summer of 1952 (dir. unknown)

Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956
White Vertigo (dir. Giorgio Ferroni)

Melbourne/Stockholm 1956
Olympic Games, 1956 (dir. Peter Whitchurch)
The Melbourne Rendez-vous (dir. René Lucot)
Alain Mimoun (dir. Louis Gueguen)
The Horse in Focus (dir. unknown)

Squaw Valley 1960
People, Hopes, Medals (dir. Heribert Meisel)

Rome 1960
The Grand Olympics (dir. Romolo Marcellini)

Innsbruck 1964
IX Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck 1964 (dir. Theo Hörmann)

Tokyo 1964
Tokyo Olympiad (dir. Kon Ichikawa)
Sensation of the Century (prod. Taguchi Suketaro, supervisor Nobumasa Kawamoto)

Grenoble 1968
13 Days in France (dirs. Claude Lelouch, François Reichenbach)
Snows of Grenoble (dirs. Jacques Ertaud, Jean-Jacques Languepin)

Mexico City 1968
The Olympics in Mexico (dir. Alberto Isaac)

Sapporo 1972
Sapporo Winter Olympics (dir. Masahiro Shinoda)

Munich 1972
Visions of Eight (dirs. Miloš Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Yuri Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling)

Innsbruck 1976
White Rock (dir. Tony Maylam)

Montreal 1976
Games of the XXI Olympiad (dirs. Jean-Claude Labrecque, Jean Beaudin, Marcel Carrière, Georges Dufaux)

Lake Placid 1980
Olympic Spirit (dirs. Drummond Challis, Tony Maylam)

Moscow 1980
O Sport, You Are Peace! (dir. Yuri Ozerov)

Sarajevo 1984
A Turning Point (dir. Kim Takal)

Los Angeles 1984
16 Days of Glory (dir. Bud Greenspan)

Calgary 1988
Calgary ’88: 16 Days of Glory (dir. Bud Greenspan)

Seoul 1988
Seoul 1988 (dir. Lee Kwang-soo)
Hand in Hand (dir. Im Kwon-taek)
Beyond All Barriers (dir. Lee Ji-won)

Albertville 1992
One Light, One World (dirs. Joe Jay Jalbert, R. Douglas Copsey)

Barcelona 1992
Marathon (dir. Carlos Saura)

Lillehammer 1994
Lillehammer ’94: 16 Days of Glory (dir. Bud Greenspan)

Atlanta 1996
Atlanta’s Olympic Glory (dir. Bud Greenspan)

Nagano 1998
Nagano ’98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory (dir. Bud Greenspan)
Olympic Glory (dir. Kieth Merrill)

Sydney 2000
Sydney 2000: Stories of Olympic Glory (dir. Bud Greenspan)

Salt Lake City 2002
Salt Lake City 2002: Bud Greenspan’s Stories of Olympic Glory (dir. Bud Greenspan)

Athens 2004
Bud Greenspan’s Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory (dir. Bud Greenspan)

Turin 2006
Bud Greenspan’s Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic Glory (dir. Bud Greenspan)

Beijing 2008
The Everlasting Flame (dir. Gu Jun)

Vancouver 2010
Bud Greenspan Presents Vancouver 2010: Stories of Olympic Glory (prods. Bud Greenspan, Nancy Beffa) 

London 2012
First (dir. Caroline Rowland)



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The Philadelphia Story  (1940)    November 7




  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film scholar Jeanine Basinger
  • New introduction to actor Katharine Hepburn’s role in the development of the film by documentarians David Heeley and Joan Kramer
  • In Search of Tracy Lord, a new documentary about the origin of the character and her social milieu
  • Two full episodes of The Dick Cavett Show from 1973, featuring rare interviews with Hepburn, plus an excerpt of a 1978 interview from that show with director George Cukor
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1943, featuring an introduction by filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille
  • Restoration demonstration
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme



Desert Hearts  (1985)    November 14




  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Robert Elswit, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2007 featuring director Donna Deitch
  • New conversation between Deitch and actor Jane Lynch
  • New conversation between Deitch, Elswit, and production designer Jeannine Oppewall about the film’s visual style
  • New interviews with actors Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau
  • Excerpt from Fiction and Other Truths: A Film About Jane Rule, a 1995 documentary about the author of Desert of the Heart, the 1964 novel on which the film is based
  • PLUS: An essay by critic B. Ruby Rich


Jabberwocky  (1977)    November 21




  • New 4K digital transfer from a restoration by the BFI National Archive and The Film Foundation, approved by director Terry Gilliam
  • 5.1 surround mix, supervised by Gilliam and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Gilliam and actor Michael Palin
  • New documentary on the making of the film, featuring Gilliam, producer Sandy Lieberson, Palin, and actor Annette Badland
  • New interview with Valerie Charlton, designer of the Jabberwock, featuring her collection of rare behind-the-scenes photographs
  • Selection of Gilliam’s storyboards and sketches
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Tobias



Plus a Blu Ray upgrade for


Le Samourai  (1967)    November 14




  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interviews with Rui Nogueira, editor of Melville on Melville, and Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris
  • Archival interviews with Melville and actors Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, and
    Cathy Rosier
  • Melville-Delon: D’Honneur et de nuit (2011), a short documentary exploring the friendship between the director and the actor and their iconic collaboration on this film
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar David Thomson. The Blu-ray also features an appreciation by filmmaker John Woo and excerpts from Melville on Melville.

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Election  (1999)    December 12





  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by cowriter-director Alexander Payne, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Payne
  • New interview with Payne
  • New interview with actor Reese Witherspoon
  • The Passion of Martin, Payne’s 1991 UCLA senior thesis film
  • TruInside: “Election,” a 2016 documentary featuring on-set footage and interviews with cast and crew
  • Omaha local-news reports on the film’s production
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Dana Stevens



Plus a Blu Ray upgrade for:


The Complete Monterey Pop Festival  (1967)    December 12





  • New 16-bit 4K digital restoration of Monterey Pop, supervised by director D. A. Pennebaker, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack
  • Restored high-definition digital transfers of Jimi Plays Monterey and Shake! Otis at Monterey with uncompressed stereo soundtracks
  • Alternate soundtracks for all three films featuring 5.1 mixes by legendary recording engineer Eddie Kramer, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
  • THE OUTTAKE PERFORMANCES: Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop, from the Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Blues Project, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who
  • Audio commentaries by Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler, and music critics and historians Charles Shaar Murray and Peter Guralnick
  • New interviews with Adler and Pennebaker
  • Chiefs (1968), a short film by cameraman Richard Leacock, which played alongside Monterey Pop during its inaugural theatrical run
  • Interviews from 2002 with Adler and Pennebaker and with Phil Walden, Otis Redding’s manager
  • Audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby
  • Photo-essay by photographer Elaine Mayes
  • Monterey International Pop Festival scrapbook
  • Trailers and radio spots
  • More!
  • PLUS: Essays by critics Michael Chaiken, Armond White, David Fricke, Barney Hoskyns, and Michael Lydon


General Idi Amin Dada  (1974)      December 12





  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Barbet Schroeder, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Schroeder
  • New interview with journalist and author Andrew Rice about Idi Amin’s regime
  • PLUS: An essay by critic J. Hoberman



Since December is also when Criterion is releasing their massive Olympics box-set, these are the only titles being released that month. A rather anticlimactic finish to the year, although I'll probably get that new edition of Election.

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The Breakfast Club  (1985)      January 2




  • 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
  • Audio commentary from 2015 featuring actors Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson
  • New interviews with actors Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy
  • New video essay featuring director John Hughes’s production notes, read by Nelson
  • Documentary from 2015 featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • 50 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes
  • Rare promotional and archival interviews and footage
  • Excerpts from a 1985 American Film Institute seminar with Hughes
  • 1999 radio interview with Hughes
  • Segment from a 1995 episode of NBC’s Today show featuring the film’s cast
  • Audio interview with Molly Ringwald from a 2014 episode of This American Life
  • PLUS: An essay by critic David Kamp



I, Daniel Blake  (2016)      January 16





  • New high-definition digital master, supervised by director Ken Loach, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2016 featuring Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty
  • How to Make a Ken Loach Film, a 2016 documentary on the production of I, Daniel Blake, featuring interviews with Loach, Laverty, actors Dave Johns and Hayley Squires, director of photography Robbie Ryan, producer Rebecca O’Brien, and casting director Kahleen Crawford
  • Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach, a 93-minute documentary from 2016, directed by Louise Osmond
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Girish Shambu



Westfront 1918    (1930)      January 30




  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Hour-long French television broadcast of World War I veterans reacting to the film in 1969
  • 2016 interview with film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak
  • New restoration demonstration featuring Martin Koerber and Julia Wallmüller of the Deutsche Kinemathek
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by author and critic Luc Sante



Kameradschaft    (1931)      January 30




  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with German film scholar Hermann Barth on the film’s production
  • 1988 interview with editor Jean Oser
  • 2016 interview with film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak on the historical context of the film
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by author and critic Luc Sante


A new Eclipse series box-set:


Eclipse Series 45: Claude Autant-Lara - Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France

January 23




Le Mariage de Chiffon    (1942)

Lettres D'amour    (1942)

Douce    (1943)

Sylvie et le Fantome    (1946)


Plus a Blu Ray upgrade for:


Young Mr. Lincoln    (1939)      January 9




  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring film scholar Joseph McBride (Searching for John Ford: A Life)
  • Omnibus: John Ford, part one: director Lindsay Anderson’s profile of the life and work of director John Ford before World War II
  • Talk show appearance by actor Henry Fonda from 1975
  • Audio interviews from the seventies with Ford and Fonda, conducted by the filmmaker’s grandson Dan Ford
  • Academy Award radio dramatization of the film
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and an homage to Ford by filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein



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Here are some more older films coming to Blu-Ray (UPDATED - 10/19):



October 31

Cannon for Cordoba  (1970)  



The Devil's Rain  (1975) 


He Walked By Night  (1948)


Hellraiser  (1987)


J.D.'s Revenge  (1976)    


Junior Bonner  (1972)   


The Miracle Worker  (1962)


Return of the Ape Man  (1944)


Rock-a-Doodle  (1991)


S.O.S. Tidal Wave  (1939)


The Salamander  (1981)  


Scarecrow  (1973)


The Sissi Collection  (1955-1957) 


Slaughter High  (1986)


Stay Hungry  (1976)


The Vampire's Ghost  (1945)



November 7



The Aftermath  (1982)    


Attack Force Z  (1982)    


The Burning Bed  (1984)


Death Rides a Horse  (1967)


Father Goose  (1964)


The Godfather - Omerta Edition  (1972-1990)


The Hot Touch  (1981)


Into the Night  (1985)    


The Mercenary  (1968)


Operation Petticoat  (1959)


The Philadelphia Story  (1940)


Pulp  (1972)


Satan's Cheerleaders  (1977)   


Summer of '42  (1971)



November 14



Attack of the Puppet People  (1958)


Battle Cry  (1955)


Desert Hearts  (1985)


Funeral Parade of Roses  (1969)


La Samourai  (1967)


The Last Laugh  (1924)


The Man Who Died Twice  (1958)


Nightkill  (1980)


Psycho: The Complete Collection  (1960-1998)


Sacha Guitry: Four Films  (1936-1938)


This World, Then the Fireworks  (1997)



November 21



Cease Fire  (1953)


Dolores Claiborne  (1995)


Driftwood  (1947)


Hangover Square  (1945)


I'll Be Seeing You  (1944)


Jabberwocky  (1977) 


Porco Rosso  (1992)


Since You Went Away  (1944)


The Whales of August  (1987)



November 28



Cop-Out/Stranger In the House  (1967)


Death Laid an Egg  (1968)


Deathdream  (1974)


Doc Hollywood  (1991)


The High Commissioner/Nobody Runs Forever  (1968)


Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years, Vol. 1  (1958-1965)


The Woman in Red  (1984)



December 5



The Apartment  (1960)


D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage  (1980)


The Premonition  (1976)


Silent Night, Deadly Night  (1984)


The Witch Who Came From the Sea  (1976)



December 12



China Moon  (1994)


The Complete Monterey Pop Festival  (1967)


Election  (1999)


Hell Night  (1981)


House  (1986)


House II: The Second Story  (1987)


The Legend of Hillbilly John  (1972)


Matinee  (1993)



December 19



American Gothic  (1988)



January 2



The Breakfast Club  (1985)



January 9



Young Mr. Lincoln  (1939)



January 16



Eye of the Cat  (1969)


Macon County Line  (1974)


Whisper of the Heart  (1995)



January 23



Dance Macabre  (1992)


Rappin'  (1985)


Shakedown  (1988)  



January 30



Cyborg  (1989)


Kameradschaft  (1931)


Piranha II: The Spawning  (1981)


The Projected Man  (1966)


Westfront 1918  (1930)



Date Undetermined



Along Came Jones  (1945)


Auntie Mame  (1958)


Casanova Brown  (1944)


Go Tell the Spartans  (1978)


Paris Holiday  (1958)


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February Criterion Titles Announced!

Night of the Living Dead  (1968)    February 13


  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
  • New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary R. Streiner, and presented uncompressed on the Blu-ray
  • Night of Anubis, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film
  • New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
  • Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
  • New piece featuring Russo about the commercial and industrial-film production company where key Night of the Living Dead filmmakers got their start
  • Two audio commentaries from 1994, featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor
    Judith O’Dea, and more
  • Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
  • New programs about the editing, the score, and directing ghouls
  • New interviews with Gary R. Streiner and Russel W. Streiner
  • Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans


An Actor's Revenge  (1963)      February 20


  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Rare 1999 Directors Guild of Japan interview with director Kon Ichikawa, conducted by critic and filmmaker Yuki Mori
  • New interview with critic, filmmaker, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow


The Hero  (1966)    February 20


  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 2008 with actor Sharmila Tagore
  • New program featuring film scholar Meheli Sen
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by author Pico Iyer and a 1980 tribute to Kumar by Ray


Tom Jones  (1963)      February 27


  • New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director’s cut, both supervised by director of photography Walter Lassally, with uncompressed monaural and stereo soundtracks on the Blu-ray
  • New program on the film’s cinematography featuring a conversation between Lassally and critic Peter Cowie
  • Excerpt from a 1982 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring actor Albert Finney
  • New interview with actor Vanessa Redgrave on director Tony Richardson, to whom she was married from 1962 to 1967
  • New interview with film scholar Duncan Petrie on the movie’s impact on British cinema
  • Illustrated archival audio interview with composer John Addison on his Oscar-winning score for the film
  • New interview with the director’s-cut editor, Robert Lambert
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Neil Sinyard


Plus new Blu-Ray editions of Elevator to the Gallows (1958) on February 6, and The Silence of the Lambs (1991) on February 13.

Great month of releases, and I will definitely look into getting Night of the Living DeadThe Silence of the Lambs, and Tom Jones. Happy birthday to me.

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