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22 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Ahhh, I see it now. That must be why people were guessing The Graduate, despite the fact that it's already been released by Criterion on DVD & Blu-Ray.

My guess will be Buster Keaton's College. Though I'm probably way off base. :lol: 

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Some more guesses, and these sound legit:

The three bottles at the bottom refer to The Virgin Suicides (1999) - the labels refer to extra virgin olive oil, and they are doing a "suicide run" exercise. Plus, this movie's Criterion release in 2018 was leaked a few months ago.

The "worm in armor" is actually a capital "L" in armor, a knight's armor meaning a "sir". The film is El Sur (1983) a Spanish film from director Victor Erice.

The girl on the moon is waving a Swedish flag, not a Finnish one, and they seem to think that it's an indication that Ingmar Bergman, a favorite of Criterion and who would have been 100 in 2018, may be getting a box set of blu ray upgrades.

Finally, the mortar-boards in the distance allude to a 3-film box-set of the works of Romanian director Cristian Mungiu: 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days (2007) [count the number of mortarboards = 9], Beyond the Hills (2012) [the picture shows them literally beyond the hills], and Graduation (2016) [that one's obvious].

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CRITERION APRIL TITLES ANNOUNCED!

The Awful Truth   (1937)    April 17

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  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey
  • New video essay by film critic David Cairns on actor Cary Grant’s performance
  • Illustrated 1978 audio interview with actor Irene Dunne
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring actor Claudette Colbert and Grant
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Molly Haskell

 

The Color of Pomegranates     (1969)      April 17

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  • New 4K digital restoration, undertaken by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring critic Tony Rayns
  • New video essay on the film’s symbols and references, featuring scholar James Steffen
  • New interview with Steffen detailing the production of the film
  • Sergei Parajanov: The Rebel, a 2003 documentary about the filmmaker, featuring him and actor Sofiko Chiaureli
  • The Life of Sayat-Nova, a 1977 documentary about the Armenian poet who inspired The Color of Pomegranates
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ian Christie

 

Dead Man     (1995)    April 24

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  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New Q&A in which Jarmusch responds to questions sent in by fans
  • New readings of William Blake poems by members of the cast, including Mili Avital, Alfred Molina, and Iggy Pop
  • New selected-scene audio commentary by production designer Robert Ziembicki and sound mixer Drew Kunin
  • New interview with actor Gary Farmer
  • Deleted scenes
  • Jarmusch’s location scouting photos
  • More!
  • PLUS: Essays by critic Amy Taubin and music journalist Ben Ratliff

 

The Virgin Suicides    (1999)        April 24

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Ed Lachman and approved by director Sofia Coppola, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Coppola, Lachman, actors Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett, author Jeffrey Eugenides, and writer Tavi Gevinson
  • Making of “The Virgin Suicides,” a 1998 documentary directed by Eleanor Coppola and featuring Sofia Coppola; Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola; actors Dunst, Hartnett, Scott Glenn, Kathleen Turner, and James Woods; Eugenides; and more
  • Lick the Star, a 1998 short film by Coppola
  • Official music video for Air’s soundtrack song “Playground Love,” directed and shot by Coppola and her brother Roman Coppola
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist Megan Abbott

 

Plus a new Eclipse Series Box-Set

Eclipse Series #46: Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years      April 10

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Including:

  • The Count of the Old Town (1935)
  • Walpurgis Night (1935)
  • Intermezzo (1936)
  • Dollar (1938)
  • A Woman's Face (1938)
  • June Night (1940)

 

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I was right about “The Awful Truth” ! That’ll be one I’ll have to get. I’ll have to wait for the July Criterion sale at B&N

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CRITERION MAY TITLES ANNOUNCED!

Moonrise  (1948)    May 8

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between author Hervé Dumont (Frank Borzage: The Life and Films of a Hollywood Romantic) and film historian Peter Cowie
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Philip Kemp

 

The Other Side of Hope  (2017)    May 15

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  • New 2K digital transfer, approved by director Aki Kaurismäki, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with actor Sherwan Haji
  • Footage from the 2017 Berlin Film Festival press conference for the film, featuring Kaurismäki and the film’s actors
  • Aki and Peter, a new video essay by Daniel Raim about the friendship between Kaurismäki and film critic Peter von Bagh, to whom the film is dedicated
  • Music videos
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Girish Shambu

 

Beyond the Hills  (2012)    May 22

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  • 2K digital transfer, approved by director Cristian Mungiu, with 2.0 surround DTS‑HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Mungiu
  • The Making of “Beyond the Hills,” a documentary from 2013, produced by Mungiu
  • Press conference from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu and actors Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuţă, and Dana Tapalagă
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Doru Pop

 

Graduation  (2016)    May 22

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  • 2K digital master, approved by director Cristian Mungiu, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Mungiu
  • Press conference from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu and actors Adrian Titieni, Maria Drăguș, Mălina Manovici, and Rareș Andrici
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri

 

Midnight Cowboy  (1969)    May 29

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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
  • Audio commentary from 1991 featuring director John Schlesinger and producer Jerome Hellman
  • New selected-scene commentary by cinematographer Adam Holender
  • The Crowd Around the Cowboy, a 1969 short film made on location for Midnight Cowboy
  • Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter’s Journey, an Academy Award–nominated documentary from 1990 by Eugene Corr and Robert Hillmann
  • Two short 2004 documentaries on the making and release of Midnight Cowboy
  • Interview with actor Jon Voight on The David Frost Show from 1970
  • Interview from 2000 with Schlesinger for BAFTA Los Angeles
  • Excerpts from the 2002 BAFTA LA Tribute to Schlesinger, featuring Voight and actor Dustin Hoffman
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris

 

Plus Blu-ray upgrade for :

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters  (1985)    May 22

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  • New, restored 4K digital transfer (Blu-ray) and restored high-definition digital transfer (DVD) of the director’s cut, both supervised and approved by director Paul Schrader and cinematographer John Bailey, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Two optional English narrations, including one by actor Roy Scheider
  • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Schrader and producer Alan Poul
  • Interviews from 2007 and 2008 with Bailey, producers Tom Luddy and Mata Yamamoto, composer Philip Glass, and production designer Eiko Ishioka
  • Interviews from 2008 with Mishima biographer John Nathan and friend Donald Richie
  • Audio interview from 2008 with coscreenwriter Chieko Schrader
  • Interview excerpt from 1966 featuring Mishima talking about writing
  • The Strange Case of Yukio Mishima, a 55-minute documentary from 1985 about the author
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kevin Jackson, a piece on the film’s censorship in Japan, and photographs of Ishioka’s sets

Au hasard Balthazar  (1966)    May 29

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  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 2005 with film scholar Donald Richie
  • “Un metteur en ordre: Robert Bresson,” a 1966 French television program about the film, featuring Bresson, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, and members of Balthazar’s cast and crew
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Plus: An essay by film scholar James Quandt
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No release dates apply yet (Probably will be in March), but Warner Archive's Facebook page is announcing Blu-ray upgrades for 3 50s titles: The horror/sci-fi The Black Scorpion (1957) and two Fritz Lang directorial efforts from 1956: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt and While the City Sleeps.

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Has anyone heard if they plan to release the Jean Harlow movie Red Headed Woman on DVD or any of her films on Blu-Ray?

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On ‎2‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 5:18 PM, chinaseas said:

Has anyone heard if they plan to release the Jean Harlow movie Red Headed Woman on DVD or any of her films on Blu-Ray?

I don't know if Red Headed Woman is on its own DVD, but it is part of I believe the first volume of the Forbidden Hollywood precode collection.

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Criterion June Titles Announced!

Manila in the Claws of Light (1975)      June 12

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Lino Brocka broke through to international acclaim with this candid portrait of 1970s Manila, the second film in the director’s turn to more serious-minded filmmaking after building a career on mainstream films he described as “soaps.” A young fisherman from a provincial village arrives in the capital on a quest to track down his girlfriend, who was lured there with the promise of work and hasn’t been heard from since. In the meantime, he takes a low-wage job at a construction site and witnesses life on the streets, where death strikes without warning, corruption and exploitation are commonplace, and protests hint at escalating civil unrest. Mixing visceral, documentary-like realism with the narrative focus of Hollywood noir and melodrama, Manila in the Claws of Lightis a howl of anguish from one of the most celebrated figures in Philippine cinema.

  • New 4K digital restoration by the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata, in association with The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, LVN, Cinema Artists Philippines, and cinematographer Mike De Leon, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Introduction by filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • Signed: Lino Brocka, a 1987 documentary about the director by Christian Blackwood
  • “Manila” . . . A Filipino Film, a 1975 documentary about the making of the film, featuring Brocka and actors Hilda Koronel and Rafael Roco Jr.
  • New piece with critic, filmmaker, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar José B. Capino

 

El Sur  (1983)      June 19

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Ten years after making his mark on Spanish cinema with The Spirit of the Beehive, Víctor Erice returned to filmmaking with this adaptation of a novella by Adelaida García Morales, which deepens the director’s fascination with childhood, fantasy, and the legacy of his country’s civil war. In the North of Spain, Estrella grows up captivated by her father, a doctor with mystical powers—and by the enigma of his youth in the South, a near-mythical region whose secrets seem to haunt him more and more as time goes on. Though Erice’s original vision also encompassed a long section set in the South itself, which was never made, El Sur remains an experience of rare perfection and satisfaction, drawing on painterly cinematography by José Luis Alcaine to evoke the enchantments of memory and the inaccessible, inescapable mysteries of the past.

 

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 2003 with director Víctor Erice
  • New piece on the making of the film, featuring interviews from 2012 with actors Omero Antonutti, Sonsoles Aranguren, and Icíar Bollaín; cinematographer José Luis Alcaine; and camera operator Alfredo Mayo
  • Episode of ¡Qué grande es el cine! from 1996, featuring film critics Miguel Marías, Miguel Rubio, and Juan Cobos discussing El Sur
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist and critic Elvira Lindo, and a new edition of the 1985 novella by Adelaida García Morales on which the film is based

 

Bowling for Columbine  (2002)      June 19

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In the wake of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, the intrepid documentarian Michael Moore set out to investigate the long, often volatile love affair between Americans and their firearms, uncovering the pervasive culture of fear that keeps the nation locked and loaded. Equipped with a camera and a microphone, Moore follows the trail of bullets from Littleton, Colorado, and Flint, Michigan, all the way to Kmart’s Michigan headquarters and NRApresident Charlton Heston’s Beverly Hills mansion, meeting shooting survivors, militia members, mild-mannered Canadians, and musician Marilyn Manson along the way. An unprecedented popular success that helped usher in a new era in documentary filmmaking, the Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine is a raucous, impassioned, and still tragically relevant journey through the American psyche.

 

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Michael Moore Makes a Movie, a new documentary featuring Moore, chief archivist Carl Deal, supervising producer Tia Lessin, and field producer
    Meghan O’Hara
  • Programs covering Moore’s return to Colorado in 2002, his 2003 Oscar win, and three film-festival Q&As with Moore
  • Excerpt from a 2002 episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Moore
  • Corporate Cops, a segment from Moore’s 2000 television series The Awful Truth II
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Eric Hynes

 

Female Trouble  (1974)      June 26

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Glamour has never been more grotesque than in Female Trouble, which injects the Hollywood melodrama with anarchic decadence. Divine, director John Waters’ larger-than-life muse, engulfs the screen with charisma as Dawn Davenport—who progresses from a teenage nightmare hell-bent on getting cha-cha heels for Christmas to a fame monster whose egomaniacal impulses land her in the electric chair—in the ultimate expression of the film’s lurid mantra, “Crime is beauty.” Shot in Baltimore on 16 mm, with a cast drawn from Waters’ beloved troupe of regulars, the Dreamlanders (including Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Edith Massey, and Cookie Mueller), this film, the director’s favorite of his work with Divine, comes to life through the tinsel-toned vision of production designer Vincent Peranio and costume designer/makeup artist Van Smith. An endlessly quotable fan favorite, Female Trouble offers up perverse pleasures that never fail to satisfy.

 

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director John Waters, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Waters
  • New conversation between Waters and critic Michael Musto
  • New and archival interviews with cast and crew members Mink Stole, Pat Moran, Vincent Peranio, Susan Lowe, Mary Vivian Pearce, and more
  • Interview from 1975 featuring Waters and cast members Stole, Divine, and David Lochary
  • Deleted scenes and alternate takes
  • Rare on-set footage
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Ed Halter

 

Plus, a Blu-ray upgrade for:

The Virgin Spring  (1960)      June 26

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Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. With austere simplicity, the director tells the story of the rape and murder of the virgin Karin, and her father Töre’s ruthless pursuit of vengeance, set in motion after the killers visit the family’s farmhouse. Starring frequent Bergman collaborator and screen icon Max von Sydow, the film is both beautiful and cruel in its depiction of a world teetering between paganism and Christianity.

 

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2005 by Ingmar Bergman scholar Birgitta Steene
  • New video interviews from 2005 with actors Gunnel Lindblom and Birgitta Pettersson
  • Introduction by filmmaker Ang Lee from 2005
  • An audio recording of a 1975 American Film Institute seminar by director Ingmar Bergman
  • Alternate English-dubbed soundtrack
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film scholar Peter Cowie and screenwriter Ulla Isaksson and the medieval ballad on which the film is based

 

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The first all talking feature film, 1928's "Lights of New York", will be released by the Warner Archive on April 17. This is its first release in its entirety on any format. There were scenes from it on "The Dawn of Sound Laserdisc". Let me just say it is delightfully awful, from the mixed metaphors -"So you think you can have any chicken you want and throw me back in the deck!" to lines so common we don't even know where they come from - "Take him for a ride"  or "I've lived, and I've loved, and I've lost!". From Singin in the Rain - "Did somebody get paid to write this dialog?".

It's full of people you've probably never heard of before, particularly the stars - Helene Costello (sister of Delores Costello) and Cullen Landis, and directed by Bryan Foy of the "Seven Little Foys".  Foy mainly directed shorts during his career, including several Vitaphone shorts that still exist. I think this may be the only feature film he directed that is still with us. Also note Gladys Brockwell, who was making a good transition to sound from silent films when an automobile accident cut her life short in 1929. Supposedly Ms. Brockwell's mother was seen repeatedly viewing the last film Gladys made - "The Drake Case" - as long as it ran in theatres. I guess a talking record of her daughter on film,  keeping the illusion of her life around just a bit longer, was a comfort to her.

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JULY CRITERION TITLES ANNOUNCED!

 

Dietrich & Von Sternberg in Hollywood      July 3

  • Morocco (1930)
  • Dishonored (1931)
  • Shanghai Express (1932)
  • Blonde Venus (1932)
  • The Scarlet Empress (1934)
  • The Devil Is a Woman (1935)

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  • New 2K or 4K digital restorations of all six films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • New interviews with film scholars Janet Bergstrom and Homay King; director Josef von Sternberg’s son, Nicholas; Deutsche Kinemathek curator Silke Ronneburg; and costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis
  • New documentary about actor Marlene Dietrich’s German origins, featuring film scholars Gerd Gemünden and Noah Isenberg
  • New documentary on Dietrich’s status as a feminist icon, featuring film scholars Mary Desjardins, Amy Lawrence, and Patricia White
  • The Legionnaire and the Lady, a 1936 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Morocco, featuring Dietrich and actor Clark Gable
  • New video essay by critics Adrian Martin and Cristina Álvarez López
  • The Fashion Side of Hollywood, a 1935 publicity short featuring Dietrich and costume designer Travis Banton
  • Television interview with Dietrich from 1971
  • PLUS: A book featuring essays by critics Imogen Sara Smith, Gary Giddins, and Farran Smith Nehme

 

Bull Durham    (1988)        July 10

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Ron Shelton, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS‑HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Two audio commentaries featuring Shelton and actors Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins
  • New conversation between Shelton and film critic Michael Sragow
  • Between the Lines: The Making of “Bull Durham,” a 2002 program featuring interviews with cast and crew, including Shelton, Costner, Robbins, and actor Susan Sarandon
  • The Greatest Show on Dirt, a 2008 appreciation of the film featuring former players, broadcasters, and sports-film aficionados
  • NBC Nightly News piece from 1993 on the final season of baseball at Durham Athletic Park, where Bull Durham takes place and was shot
  • Interview with Max Patkin, known as the Clown Prince of Baseball, from a 1991 episode of NBC’s Today
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: Excerpts from a 1989 piece by longtime New Yorker baseball writer Roger Angell, with new comments from the author

 

Dragon Inn    (1967)      July 10

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  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Hua Hui-ying, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with actor Shangkuan Ling-fung
  • Interview from 2016 with actor Shih Chun
  • Scene analysis by author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix
  • Newsreel footage of the film’s 1967 premiere in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Andrew Chan

 

Sex, Lies & Videotape    (1989)      July 17

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Steven Soderbergh, with 5.1 surround DTS‑HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 1998 featuring director Steven Soderbergh in conversation with filmmaker Neil LaBute
  • New program by Soderbergh, featuring responses to questions sent in by fans
  • Interviews with Soderbergh from 1990 and 1992
  • New documentary about the making of the film featuring actors Peter Gallagher, Andie MacDowell, and Laura San Giacomo
  • New conversation with composer Cliff Martinez and supervising sound editor Larry Blake
  • Deleted scene with commentary by Soderbergh
  • Trailers
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin and, in the Blu-ray release, excerpts from Soderbergh’s diaries written at the time of the film’s production

 

A Matter of Life and Death    (1946)      July 24

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  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2009 featuring film scholar Ian Christie
  • New interview with editor Thelma Schoonmaker, director Michael Powell’s widow
  • New interview with film historian Craig Barron on the film’s visual effects and production design
  • Interview from 2009 with filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • The Colour Merchant, a 1998 short film by Craig McCall featuring cinematographer Jack Cardiff
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek
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