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Yes definitely interested in the Criterion for The Princess Bride.  ;)

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November Criterion Titles Announced

 

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A Story from Chikamatsu  (1954)           November 6

SPECIAL FEATURES

New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New interview with actor Kyoko Kagawa

Mizoguchi: The Auteur Behind the “Metteur-en-scène,” a new illustrated audio essay by film scholar Dudley Andrew

Trailer

New English subtitle translation

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Haden Guest

 

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Some Like It Hot  (1959)                        November 13

SPECIAL FEATURES

New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

Audio commentary from 1989 featuring film scholar Howard Suber

New program on Orry-Kelly’s costumes for the film, featuring costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and costume historian and archivist Larry McQueen

Three making-of documentaries

Appearance from 1982 by director Billy Wilder on The Dick Cavett Show

Conversation from 2001 between actor Tony Curtis and film critic Leonard Maltin

French television interview from 1988 with actor Jack Lemmon

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by author Sam Wasson

 

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The Magnificent Ambersons  (1942)       November 20

SPECIAL FEATURES

New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

Two audio commentaries, featuring film scholars Robert Carringer and James Naremore and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

New interviews with scholars Simon Callow and Joseph McBride

New video essay on the film’s cinematographers by scholar François Thomas

New video essay on the film’s score by scholar Christopher Husted

Welles on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970

Segment from Pampered Youth, a 1925 silent adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons

Audio from a 1979 AFI symposium on Welles

Two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The Magnificent Ambersons (1939)

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Molly Haskell and (Blu-ray only) essays by authors and critics Luc Sante, Geoffrey O’Brien, Farran Smith Nehme, and Jonathan Lethem, and excerpts from an unfinished 1982 memoir by Welles

 

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True Stories  (1986)                               November 20

SPECIAL FEATURES

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Byrne and cinematographer Ed Lachman, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, supervised by Byrne, on the Blu-ray

New documentary about the film’s production, featuring Byrne, Lachman, writer Stephen Tobolowsky, executive producer Ed Pressman, coproducer Karen Murphy, fashion-show costume designer Adelle Lutz, consultant Christina Patoski, actor Jo Harvey Allen, and musician Terry Allen

CD with 23 songs, containing the film’s complete soundtrack, compiled here for the first time (Blu-ray only)

Real Life (1986), a short documentary by Pamela Yates and Newton Thomas Sigel made on the set of the film

No Time to Look Back, a new homage to Virgil, Texas, the fictional town where True Stories is set

New program about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and role in the film, featuring Byrne and Kalman’s wife, artist Maira Kalman

Deleted scenes

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Rebecca Bengal, along with, for the Blu-ray edition, new pieces by journalist and author Joe Nick Patoski and Byrne, a 1986 piece by actor Spalding Gray on the film’s production, some of the tabloid stories that inspired the film, and a selection of Byrne’s preproduction photography and writing about the film’s visual motifs

 

plus, the previously announced mega-set

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Ingmar Bergman's Cinema                    November 20

In honor of Ingmar Bergman’s one-hundredth birthday, the Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive collection of his films ever released on home video. One of the most revelatory voices to emerge from the postwar explosion of international art-house cinema, Bergman was a master storyteller who startled the world with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical and spiritual questions. The struggles of faith and morality, the nature of dreams, and the agonies and ecstasies of human relationships—Bergman explored these subjects in films ranging from comedies whose lightness and complexity belie their brooding hearts to groundbreaking formal experiments and excruciatingly intimate explorations of family life.

Arranged as a film festival with opening and closing nights bookending double features and centerpieces, this selection spans six decades and thirty-nine films—including such celebrated classics as The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander alongside previously unavailable works like Dreams, The Rite, and Brink of Life. Accompanied by a 248-page book with essays on each program, as well as by more than thirty hours of supplemental features, Ingmar Bergman’s Cinematraces themes and images across Bergman’s career, blazing trails through the master’s unequaled body of work for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Check the link for more info: https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/1427-ingmar-bergman-s-cinema

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Well this is just great. I can feel my November wallet shrinking with every Criterion post you make. My brain is in a battle wondering just how long the very shaky business model of Barnes and Noble can last versus the capacity of my wallet.

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Woohoo! “Some Like it Hot” ! I didn’t even notice that Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are on the cover too. 

-and- “The Magnificent Ambersons” ? 

Just in time for the next sale! 

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It appears that the cover art has changed for the Criterion release of Some Like It Hot due out November 13. Here's the new cover:

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The Farmer's Daughter (1947) is finally being released on DVD and Blu-ray by Kino Lorber Studio Classics!!  It had never, to my knowledge, been previously released on a region 1 disc.

This comedy about a young Swedish-American woman from a Minnesota farm who runs for Congress is delightful from start to finish.  Loretta Young won her Best Actress Oscar for the role, and Charles Bickford was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. 

The release date is Sept. 25, 2018.

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December Criterion Titles Announced!

 

A Dry White Season  (1989)    December 11

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION: 

New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New interview with director Euzhan Palcy by film critic Scott Foundas

Five Scenes, a new program featuring Palcy

Interview from 1989 with actor Donald Sutherland

Excerpt from a 1995 interview Palcy conducted with Nelson Mandela

Footage of Palcy receiving the highest distinction for foreign dignitaries at the 2017 South African National Orders awards

PLUS: An essay by filmmaker and scholar Jyoti Mistry

 

Forty Guns    (1957)      December 11

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SPECIAL FEATURES

New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New interview with director Samuel Fuller’s widow, Christa Lang-Fuller, and daughter, Samantha Fuller

A Fuller Life (2013), a feature-length documentary by Samantha Fuller about her father, featuring admirers and collaborators Wim Wenders, William Friedkin, Mark Hamill, James Franco, Monte Hellman, Jennifer Beals, Bill Duke, Constance Towers, and others

New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith, author of In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City

Stills gallery

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Lisa Dombrowski and excerpts from Fuller’s 2002 autobiography, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking

 

Panique    (1946)    December 18

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SPECIAL FEATURES

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

The Art of Subtitling, a new short documentary by Bruce Goldstein, founder and copresident of Rialto Pictures, about the history of subtitles

New interview with author Pierre Simenon, the son of novelist Georges Simenon

Conversation from 2015 between critics Guillemette Odicino and Eric Libiot about director Julien Duvivier and the film’s production history

Rialto Pictures rerelease trailer

New English subtitle translation by Duvivier expert Lenny Borger

PLUS: Essays by film scholar James Quandt and Borger

 

Plus a Blu-ray upgrade of:

Sawdust and Tinsel   (1953)    December 18

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SPECIAL FEATURES

New 2K digital restoration (Blu-ray) or restored high-definition digital transfer of the film (DVD), with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

Audio commentary by Ingmar Bergman scholar Peter Cowie

Introduction by Bergman from 2003

PLUS: An essay by critic John Simon and (DVD only) an appreciation by filmmaker Catherine Breillat 

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January Criterion Titles Announced!

 

24 Frames    (2017)        January 8

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with director Abbas Kiarostami’s son Ahmad Kiarostami, who helped finish the film after his father’s death
  • New conversation between Iranian film scholar Jamsheed Akrami and film critic Godfrey Cheshire
  • New short documentary about the making of the film by Abbas Kiarostami collaborator Salma Monshizadeh
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri

 

Notorious    (1946)        January 15

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentaries from 1990 and 2001 featuring Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane and film historian Rudy Behlmer
  • New interview with Hitchcock biographer Donald Spoto
  • New program about the film’s visuals with cinematographer John Bailey
  • New scene analysis by film scholar David Bordwell
  • Once Upon a Time . . . “Notorious,” a 2009 documentary about the film featuring actor Isabella Rossellini; filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich, Claude Chabrol, and Stephen Frears; and others
  • New program about Hitchcock’s storyboarding and previsualization process by filmmaker Daniel Raim
  • 1948 newsreel footage of actor Ingrid Bergman and Hitchcock
  • 1948 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Notorious, starring Bergman and Joseph Cotten
  • Trailers and teasers
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién

 

Mikey and Nicky      (1976)        January 22

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SPECIAL FEATURES

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Elaine May, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New program on the making of the film featuring interviews with producer Michael Hausman, distributor Julian Schlossberg, and actor Joyce Van Patten
  • New interviews with critics Richard Brody and Carrie Rickey
  • Audio interview from 1976 with actor Peter Falk
  • Trailer

 

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days     (2007)        January 22

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Cristian Mungiu, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Mungiu
  • New interview with film critic Jay Weissberg on the New Romanian Cinema
  • Press conference from the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu; director of photography Oleg Mutu; and actors Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, and Alexandru Potocean
  • The Romanian Tour, a short documentary from 2007 on the film’s reception in Romania
  • Alternate and deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ella Taylor

 

In the Heat of the Night     (1967)         January 29

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with director Norman Jewison
  • New interview with actor Lee Grant
  • New interview with Aram Goudsouzian, author of Sidney Poitier: Man, Actor, Icon
  • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring Jewison, Grant, actor Rod Steiger, and cinematographer Haskell Wexler
  • Turning Up the Heat: Movie-Making in the ’60s, a 2008 program about the production of the film and its legacy, featuring Jewison, Wexler, producer Walter Mirisch, and filmmakers John Singleton and Reginald Hudlin
  • Quincy Jones: Breaking New Sound, a 2008 program about Jones’s innovative soundtrack, including its title song sung by Ray Charles, featuring interviews with Jones, lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and musician Herbie Hancock
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic K. Austin Collins

 

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Would love to see Fellini's The White Sheik (1952) get the Criterion treatment.  It's on their website but listed as out of print.  TCM showed it a few years ago.  

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On 11/2/2018 at 1:16 PM, cinemaspeak59 said:

Would love to see Fellini's The White Sheik (1952) get the Criterion treatment.  It's on their website but listed as out of print.  TCM showed it a few years ago.  

I bought the Criterion version years ago and am sorry to hear it is out of print. 

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February Criterion Titles Announced

 

Shame    (1968)      February 5

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interviews with director Ingmar Bergman and a brief excerpt from a press conference for the film, recorded in 1967 and ’68 for Swedish television
  • New interview with actor Liv Ullmann
  • An Introduction to Ingmar Bergman, a 1968 documentary made during the film’s production, featuring an extensive interview with Bergman
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow

 

La Verite    (1960)        February 12

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Le scandale Clouzot, a sixty-minute documentary from 2017 on director Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Interview from 1960 with Clouzot
  • Interview with actor Brigitte Bardot from the 1982 documentary Brigitte Bardot telle qu’elle
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau

 

Death in Venice     (1971)        February 19

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Luchino Visconti: Life as in a Romance, a 2008 documentary about Visconti, featuring actors Burt Lancaster, Silvana Mangano, and Marcello Mastroianni; filmmakers Francesco Rosi and Franco Zeffirelli; and others
  • Alla ricerca di Tadzio, a 1970 program on Visconti’s efforts to cast the role of Tadzio
  • New program featuring literature and cinema scholar Stefano Albertini
  • Interview from 2006 with costume designer Piero Tosi
  • Excerpt from a 1990 program about the music in Visconti’s films, featuring Bogarde and actor Marisa Berenson
  • Television broadcast from 1971 in which Visconti discusses the film
  • Visconti’s Venice, a short 1970 behind-the-scenes documentary featuring Visconti and Bogarde
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Dennis Lim

 

To Sleep with Anger    (1990)      February 26

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SPECIAL FEATURES

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Charles Burnett, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview program featuring Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis
  • A Walk with Charles Burnett, a new hour-long conversation between Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend that revisits Burnett’s films and shooting locations
  • Short video tribute to Burnett produced for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards ceremony in 2017
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Ashley Clark

 

Plus a Blu-Ray upgrade for:

 

Berlin Alexanderplatz      (1980)        February 12

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High-definition digital restoration by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation and Bavaria Media, supervised and approved by director of photography Xaver Schwarzenberger, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Two documentaries by Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz: one from 2007 featuring interviews with the cast and crew, the other from 2006 on the restoration
  • Hans-Dieter Hartl’s 1980 documentary Notes on the Making of “Berlin Alexanderplatz”
  • Phil Jutzi’s 1931 feature-length film of Alfred Döblin’s novel, from a screenplay cowritten by Döblin himself
  • Interview from 2007 with Peter Jelavich, author of “Berlin Alexanderplatz”: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture
  • PLUS: A book featuring an essay by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, reflections on the novel by Fassbinder and author Thomas Steinfeld, and an interview with Schwarzenberger

 

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Shame is a good one and one of my favorite Bergman's definitely. Still haven't seen Berlin Alexanderplatz yet but this DVD of it seems to have a lot of interesting bonus material. It looks like the 1931 version in its entirety is among the bonus material! now that's a good deal. 

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3 minutes ago, Gershwin fan said:

Shame is a good one and one of my favorite Bergman's definitely. Still haven't seen Berlin Alexanderplatz yet but this DVD of it seems to have a lot of interesting bonus material. It looks like the 1931 version in its entirety is among the bonus material! now that's a good deal. 

I'll probably get the Shame release, as it's one of my favorite Bergman's as well. I have the bare bones MGM DVD, but I'd like the bonus features and the remastered picture.

The previous DVD of Berlin Alexanderplatz has a $99.99 asking price, while the new Blu-Ray edition is $79.99!

To Sleep with Anger is one that I've wanted to see for awhile. It's listed in a book on Cult Movies that I have. I haven't seen Death in Venice, but I have it recorded. I've never heard of La Verite.

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3 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

I'll probably get the Shame release, as it's one of my favorite Bergman's as well. I have the bare bones MGM DVD, but I'd like the bonus features and the remastered picture.

The previous DVD of Berlin Alexanderplatz has a $99.99 asking price, while the new Blu-Ray edition is $79.99!

To Sleep with Anger is one that I've wanted to see for awhile. It's listed in a book on Cult Movies that I have. I haven't seen Death in Venice, but I have it recorded. I've never heard of La Verite.

I hadn't heard of either To Sleep With Anger or La Verite before but both look interesting.

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20 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

I hadn't heard of either To Sleep With Anger or La Verite before but both look interesting.

I think Death in Venice is a masterful masterpiece. Bogarde is incredibly moving in the chief role. I hope you enjoy it.

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March Criterion Titles Announced

 

The Kid Brother (1927)       March 12

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration
  • Orchestral score by composer Carl Davis from 1989
  • Alternate archival organ score performed by Gaylord Carter
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Annette D’Agostino Lloyd, and Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd
  • Harold’s Leading Ladies, a new conversation between author Cari Beauchamp and Suzanne Lloyd
  • Anatomy of a Gag: Monkeyshoes, a new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
  • Behind-the-scenes stills gallery curated by Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Simonton Jr.
  • Close to Home, a new video essay on the film’s shooting locations by author John Bengtson
  • Dutch television interview with Lloyd from 1962
  • Featurette from 2005 about Greenacres, Lloyd’s estate, hosted by Suzanne Lloyd
  • Two restored rare early Lloyd shorts: Over the Fence (1917) and That’s Him (1918), with new Wurlitzer theater pipe organ scores and a discussion of their early film formats by archivist Dino Everett
  • New tour of the Wurlitzer organ with composer Nathan Barr and organist Mark Herman
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

 

Detour (1945)        March 19

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen, a 2004 documentary featuring interviews with filmmakers Roger Corman, Joe Dante, and Wim Wenders and actor Ann Savage
  • New interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins
  • New program about the restoration of Detour
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic and poet Robert Polito

 

Wanda  (1970)          March 19

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, The Film Foundation, and Gucci, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • I Am Wanda, an hour-long documentary by Katja Raganelli featuring an interview with director Barbara Loden filmed in 1980
  • Audio recording of Loden speaking to students at the American Film Institute in 1971
  • Segment from a 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Showfeaturing Loden
  • The Frontier Experience, a short educational film from 1975 about a pioneer woman’s struggle to survive, directed by and starring Loden
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin

 

I Wanna Hold Your Hand  (1978)        March 26

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Robert Zemeckis and cowriter Bob Gale, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation among Zemeckis, Gale, and executive producer Steven Spielberg
  • New interview with actors Nancy Allen and Marc McClure
  • Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Zemeckis and Gale
  • The Lift (1972) and A Field of Honor (1973), two early short films by Zemeckis
  • Trailer and radio spots
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Tobias

 

Japon   (2002)         March 26

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Carlos Reygadas, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between Reygadas and filmmaker Amat Escalante
  • Video diary shot by actor Alejandro Ferretis during the film’s production
  • Maxhumain, a short film directed by Reygadas in 1999
  • Deleted scene
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A new essay by novelist Valeria Luiselli

 

Plus a Blu-ray upgrade for:

The Magic Flute  (1975)        March 12

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview with director Ingmar Bergman recorded in 1974 for Swedish television
  • New interview with film scholar Peter Cowie
  • Tystnad! Tagning! Trollflöjten! (1975), a feature-length documentary produced for Swedish television about the making of the film
  • PLUS: An essay by author Alexander Chee
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April Criterion Titles Announced

 

Diamonds of the Night  (1964)      April 16

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 2009 with director Jan Němec
  • A Loaf of Bread, Němec’s 1960 student thesis film, based on a short story by Arnošt Lustig
  • Arnošt Lustig Through the Eyes of Jan Němec, a short documentary on Lustig from 1993
  • New interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova
  • New video essay on the film’s stylistic influences by scholar James Quandt
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson

 

A Face in the Crowd  (1957)      April 23

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Ron Briley, author of The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan
  • New interview with Andy Griffith biographer Evan Dalton Smith
  • Facing the Past, a 2005 documentary featuring actors Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Anthony Franciosa; screenwriter Budd Schulberg; and film scholars Leo Braudy and Jeff Young
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic April Wolfe and a 1957 New York Times Magazine profile of Andy Griffith

 

Police Story/Police Story 2  (1985/1988)     April 30

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SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restorations of Police Story and Police Story 2
  • Alternate 5.1 surround and English-dubbed soundtracks for both films
  • Hong Kong–release version of Police Story 2, presented in a high-definition digital transfer for the first time
  • New programs on Chan’s screen persona and action-filmmaking techniques featuring author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix
  • Archival interviews with Chan and actor and stuntman Benny Lai
  • Television program from 1964 detailing the rigors of Peking-opera training, akin to the education that Chan received as a child
  • Chan stunt reel
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nick Pinkerton

 

My Brilliant Career  (1979)      April 30

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, approved by director Gillian Armstrong, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2009 featuring Armstrong
  • New interview with Armstrong
  • Interview from 1980 with actor Judy Davis
  • New interview with production designer Luciana Arrighi
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

 

Plus Blu-ray upgrades for:

Stranger Than Paradise  (1984)      April 9

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High-definition digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Permanent Vacation (1980, 75 minutes), Jarmusch’s first full-length feature, presented in a high-definition digital restoration supervised by the director
  • Kino ’84: Jim Jarmusch, a 1984 German television program featuring interviews with cast and crew from Stranger Than Paradise and Permanent Vacation
  • Some Days in January, 1984, a behind-the-scenes Super 8 film by Tom Jarmusch
  • U.S. and Japanese trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring Jarmusch’s 1984 “Some Notes on Stranger Than Paradise,” critics Geoff Andrew and J. Hoberman on Stranger Than Paradise, and author and critic Luc Sante on Permanent Vacation

 

Night on Earth  (1991)      April 9

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High-definition digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Selected-scene commentary from 2007 featuring director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin
  • Q&A with Jarmusch from 2007, in which he responds to questions sent in by fans
  • Belgian television interview with Jarmusch from 1992
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by authors and critics Thom Andersen, Paul Auster, Bernard Eisenschitz, Goffredo Fofi, and Peter von Bagh, and the lyrics to Tom Waits’s original songs from the film

 

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9 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

My Brilliant Career is a glorious film. Really nice to see it get the Criterion treatment.

I've heard of Diamonds of the Night, and have wanted to see it for a long time, so I'm happy to see it's getting released. And A Face in the Crowd is a good one. The Jackie Chan films are exemplary examples of their genre, but seem an odd fit with Criterion.

If I buy any of them, though, it would be one or both of the Jarmusch Blu-ray upgrades.

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I'm really excited about A Face in the Crowd.  I love this movie.  I read a rumor that this film was headed to Criterion, but I was discouraged after I didn't see anything in the New Years picture that hinted at this film.  I'm glad that the rumor turned out to be true. 

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May Criterion Titles Announced!

 

The Heiress  (1949)      May 7

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between screenwriter Jay **** and film critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • New program about the film’s costumes featuring costume collector and historian Larry McQueen
  • The Costume Designer, a restored 1950 short film featuring costume designer Edith Head
  • Appearance by actor Olivia de Havilland on a 1979 episode of The Paul Ryan Show
  • Excerpts from a 1973 tribute to director William Wyler on The Merv Griffin Show, featuring Wyler, de Havilland, and actors Bette Davis and Walter Pidgeon
  • Wyler’s acceptance speech from the American Film Institute’s 1976 Salute to William Wyler
  • Interview with actor Ralph Richardson filmed in 1981 for the documentary Directed by William Wyler
  • Trailer

PLUS: An essay by critic Pamela Hutchinson

 

Funny Games  (1997)      May 14

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Michael Haneke, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Haneke and actor Arno Frisch
  • New interview with film historian Alexander Horwath
  • Press conference from the 1997 Cannes Film Festival featuring Haneke and actors Susanne Lothar and Ulrich Mühe
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

 

Let the Sunshine In  (2017)      May 21

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 4K digital master, approved by cinematographer Agnès Godard, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Claire Denis and actor Juliette Binoche
  • Voilà l’enchaînement (2014), a short film directed by Denis and adapted from a text by author Christine Angot, featuring actors Norah Krief and Alex Descas
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

 

One Sings, the Other Doesn't  (1977)      May 28

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Agnès Varda and cinematographer Charlie Van Damme, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Women Are Naturally Creative, a 1977 documentary directed by Katja Raganelli, featuring an interview with Varda shot during the making of the film, plus on-set interviews with actors Valérie Mairesse and Thérèse Liotard
  • Réponse de femmes, a 1975 short film by Varda, on the question “What is a woman?”
  • Plaisir d’amour en Iran, a 1976 short film by Varda, starring Mairesse and Ali Raffi
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from the film’s original press book

 

Blue Velvet  (1986)      May 28

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray, both supervised by director David Lynch
  • Alternate original stereo soundtrack
  • “Blue Velvet” Revisited, a feature-length meditation on the making of the film by Peter Braatz, filmed on-set during the production
  • The Lost Footage, fifty-one minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes assembled by Lynch
  • Mysteries of Love, a seventy-minute documentary from 2002 on the making of the film
  • Trailer
  • More!

 

Plus a Blu-ray upgrade for:

House of Games  (1987)      May 14

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Juan Ruiz Anchía, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary from 2007 featuring director David Mamet and consultant and actor Ricky Jay
  • Interviews with actors Lindsay Crouse and Joe Mantegna from 2007
  • David Mamet on “House of Games,” a short documentary shot on location during the film’s preparation and production
  • Detail from a storyboard of a short con not used in the film
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones and excerpts from Mamet’s introduction to the published screenplay
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HOUSE OF GAMES is a brilliantly made adaptation of a story by Mamet. He also directed.

At the time he was married to Lindsay Crouse who stars in it.

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15 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

HOUSE OF GAMES is a brilliantly made adaptation of a story by Mamet. He also directed.

At the time he was married to Lindsay Crouse who stars in it.

Yes, I like that film a lot, as well. I know a lot of people don't, specifically Crouse's performance, but I didn't mind it. Plus Mamet's style puts a lot of people off. Of the films that Mamet has directed, I also liked HomicideSpartanThe Spanish PrisonerHeist, and Redbelt.

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