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The Criterion Collection has announced seven titles for release in September. On September 10th, the studio will release Edouard Molinaro's La Cage aux Folles (1978) and Martin Ritt's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965). On September 17th, the studio will release Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata (1978) and Richard Linklater's Slacker (1991). And on September 24th, it will release thee films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman.

 

La Cage Aux Folles - on Blu-ray and DVD

 

Special Features:

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

* New interview with director Edouard Molinaro

* Archival footage featuring actor Michel Serrault and Jean Poiret, writer and star of the original stage production of La Cage aux Folles

* New interview with Laurence Senelick, author of The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre

* French and U.S. trailers

* New English subtitle translation

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein

* More!

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold - on Blu-ray (already available on DVD)

 

Special Features:

* New, high-definition digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* New, exclusive, wide-ranging interview with author John le Carré

* Selected-scene commentary featuring director of photography Oswald Morris

* The Secret Center: John le Carré, a 2000 BBC documentary on the author's life and work

* Interview with actor Richard Burton from a 1967 episode of the BBC series Acting in the '60s, conducted by critic Kenneth Tynan

* Audio conversation from 1985 between director Martin Ritt and film historian Patrick McGilligan

* Gallery of set designs

* Trailer

 

Autumn Sonata - on Blu-ray and DVD

 

Special Features:

 

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

* Introduction by director Ingmar Bergman from 2003

* Audio commentary featuring Bergman expert Peter Cowie

* The Making of "Autumn Sonata," a three-and-a-half-hour program examining every aspect of the production

* New interview with actor Liv Ullmann

* A 1981 conversation between actor Ingrid Bergman and critic John Russell Taylor at the National Film Theatre in London

* Trailer

* English-dubbed track

* New English subtitle translation

* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme

 

Slacker - on Blu-ray (already available on DVD)

 

Special Features:

 

* New, restored high-definition digital film transfer, supervised by director Richard Linklater and director of photo­graphy Lee Daniel, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* Three audio commentaries, featuring Linklater and members of the cast and crew

* It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988), Linklater's first full-length feature, with commentary by the director

* Woodshock, a 1985 16 mm short by Linklater and Daniel

* Casting tapes featuring select "auditions" from the more-than-100-member cast

* "The Roadmap," the working script for Slacker, including fourteen deleted scenes and alternate takes (DVD)

* Deleted scenes and alternate takes (Blu-ray)

* Footage from the Slacker tenth-anniversary reunion

* Early film treatment

* Home movies

* Ten-minute trailer for a 2005 documentary about the landmark Austin café Les Amis

* Original theatrical trailer

* Stills gallery featuring hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes production and publicity photos (DVD only)

* Slacker culture essay by Linklater (DVD only)

* Information about the Austin Film Society, founded in 1985 by Linklater with Daniel, including early flyers from screenings (DVD only)

* PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by author and film­maker John Pierson and Michael Barker, as well as reviews, production notes, and an introduction to It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books by director Monte Hellman

 

3 Films By Roberto Rosselini Starring Ingrid Bergman - On Blu-ray and DVD

 

Stromboli

 

Special Features:

 

* New digital film restoration of the English-language version, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* New, restored 2K digital film transfer of the Italian-language version, Stromboli terra di Dio, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* Archival television introduction by director Roberto Rossellini

* New interview with film critic Adriano Aprà

* Rossellini Under the Volcano, a 1998 documentary that returns to the island of Stromboli fifty years after the making of Stromboli

* New English subtitle translation

 

Europe '51

 

Special Features:

 

* New digital film restoration of the English-language version, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* New digital film restoration of the Italian-language version, Europa '51, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* Archival television introduction by director Roberto Rossellini

* New interview with critic Adriano Aprà

* New interview with film historian Elena Degrada about the different versions of Europe '51

* New interviews with Isabella Rossellini and Ingrid Rossellini, daughters of Roberto Rossellini and Bergman (DVD)

* My Dad Is 100 Years Old, a 2005 short film, directed by Guy Maddin and starring Isabella Rossellini (DVD)

* New interview with Fiorella Mariani, Rossellini's niece, featuring home movies shot by Bergman (DVD)

* The Chicken, a 1952 short film by Roberto Rossellini, starring Bergman (DVD)

* New English subtitle translation

 

Journey To Italy

 

Special Features:

 

* New, restored 2K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

* Archival television introduction by director Roberto Rossellini

* Audio commentary featuring film scholar Laura Mulvey

* New visual essays about Rossellini by scholars Tag Gallagher and James Quandt

* New interview with critic Adriano Aprà

* Ingrid Bergman Remembered, a 1996 documentary on the actor's life, narrated by her daughter Pia Lindstrom

* A Short Visit with the Rossellini Family, a six-minute film shot on Capri while the family was there during the production of Journey to Italy

* New interviews with Isabella Rossellini and Ingrid Rossellini, daughters of Roberto Rossellini and Bergman (Blu-ray)

* Rossellini Through His Own Eyes, a 1992 documentary on the filmmaker's approach to cinema, featuring archival interviews with Rossellini and actor Ingrid Bergman (Blu-ray)

* New interview with Fiorella Mariani, Rossellini's niece, featuring home movies shot by Bergman

* My Dad Is 100 Years Old, a 2005 short film, directed by Guy Maddin and starring Isabella Rossellini (Blu-ray)

* The Chicken, a 1952 short film by Roberto Rossellini, starring Bergman (Blu-ray)

 

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Olive Films have added four more Blu-ray titles to their August slate: Melvin Frank and Norman Panama's Knock on Wood (1953), Melville Shavelson's On the Double (1961), Norman Z. McLeod's My Favorite Spy (1951), and George Marshall's Off Limits (1953).

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Update on Cavalcade:

 

It will be a Blu-ray/DVD combo.

 

Special features (there is a rumor that these may only be on the Blu-ray):

Commentary by Film Historian Richard Schickel

Fox Movietone News: Cavalcade Wins First Honors

 

and here's the cover

 

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pre-order up on Amazon for August 6th:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cavalcade-Blu-ray-Clive-Brook/dp/B00D3K357O/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1371818577&sr=1-2&keywords=cavalcade

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New titles for late August on Olive, all of which are new to Blu-Ray....PENNY SERENADE, Irene Dunne, Cary Grant. Finally saved from PD hell.....ONLY THE VALIANT, Gregory Peck.....MY FAVORITE SPY, Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr.....KNOCK ON WOOD, Danny Kaye.....OFF LIMITS, Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell,,,,,ON THE DOUBLE, Danny Kaye Edited by: Edgecliff on Jun 22, 2013 12:03 AM

 

Edited by: Edgecliff on Jun 22, 2013 12:05 AM

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Kino will release The Devil Bat on Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 17th.

 

Fox will release A Letter To Three Wives on Blu-ray Sept. 17th, with the following extras:

 

 

 

* Commentary by Christopher Mankiewicz with Joseph L. Mankiewicz biographers Kenneth Geist and Cheryl Lower

* "Linda Darnell: Hollywood's Fallen Angel" as seen on Biography

* Movietone News Footage (Oscar Presentations)

* Restoration Comparison

* Theatrical Trailer

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Shout Factory is releasing *The Vincent Price Collection* on Blu-ray on 10/22.

contains The Fall of House of Usher a.k.a House of Usher / The Pit and the Pendulum / The Haunted Palace / The Masque of the Red Death / Witchfinder General / The Abominable Dr. Phibes

 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Vincent-Price-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00DOZNI8Y/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1372730404&sr=8-3&keywords=vincentpricecollection

 

 

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TCM is repackaging a series of films from Parmount/Universal studio called

TCM SHOWCASE (4 films in each set). Unfortunately all these films are reissues.

 

*BARBARA STANWYCK:*

 

THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW, DOUBLE INDEMNITY, LADY EVE, ALL I DESIRE

 

*CLAUDETTE COLBERT:*

 

PALM BEACH STORY, CLEOPATRA, MIDNIGHT, IMITATION OF LIFE

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Sorry, follks, been off for a bit. Okay, let's get to work.

 

Three more Olive titles on Blu and DVD for September:

 

 

*Betty Boop: the Essential Collection Volume Two*

includes

Dizzy Dishes (1930)

Bimbo's Initiation (1931)

Boo-Oop-A-Doop (1932)

Betty Boop Limited (1932)

Betty Boop's Bizzy Bee (1932)

Betty Boop's Ups and Downs (1932)

Betty Boop's Museum (1932)

Betty Boop's Big Boss (1933)

Morning, Noon and Night (1933)

Betty Boop's Little Pal(1934)

Betty Boop's Prize Show(1934)

Keep in Style (1934)

 

 

*Tam Lin* (1970) Ava Gardner

 

 

*Plunder Road* (1957) Gene Raymond

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On 10/15 Kino is going to release remastered BR versions of *THE HITCHHIKER*, directed by Ida Lupino and *THE STRANGER* directed by Orson Welles. These are both PD films which have been released before so it will be interestng to see the quality of the prints. i believe THE HITCHHIKER is new to BR.

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filmlover wrote:

 

Classic Monsters Wave 2 will presumably include Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Wolf Man (1941), and is currently expected to arrive this Fall, in time for Halloween.

 

The four bluray titles mentioned are scheduled for September 17.

 

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Some upcoming titles, mostly on blu, I don't believe have been posted yet:

 

_August 13, 2013_

 

Shane *Blu-ray - Paramount* Alan Ladd, Jack Palance, d. George Stevens

Another one of AFI's Top 100 Movies of All Time makes it to Blu.

 

--Shaft *Blu-ray* Samuel L. Jackson--

 

_August 27, 2013_

 

And Then There Were None *Blu-ray* Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston

from VCI Entertainment (they have many upcoming Rank Collection titles scheduled but I'm only listing their US movies here)

 

_October 1, 2013_

 

Drums in the Deep South (1951) *DVD - VCI Entertainment*

James Craig (Actor), Guy Madison (Actor), William C. Menzies

 

Torn Curtain *Blu-ray - Universal Home Entertainment* (1966)

Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, d. Alfred Hitchcock

 

_November 19, 2013_

 

Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection *DVD*

The early 60s TV show, Here's Edie (1962 - 1964), premieres on DVD and includes 21 complete episodes. Bonus features include appearances on her husband Ernie's TV show.

 

Edited by: farns on Jul 30, 2013 9:36 PM

 

Edited by: farnsbarns on Jul 31, 2013 2:11 AM

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed further details about the upcoming Blu-ray releases of the James Dean: Ultimate Collector's Edition box set, as well as the standalone DigiBook releases of East of Eden (1955), Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). The studio has yet

 

Extras:

 

 

 

* Expert Commentaries on All Three Films

* Three Feature-Length Documentaries on 3 Separate DVDs:

** James Dean: Sense Memories

** James Dean: Forever Young

** George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey

* Vintage Documentaries:

** James Dean Remembered

** Forever James Dean

** George Stevens: Filmmakers Who Knew Him

* All-New Featurette: Dennis Hopper: Memories from the Warner Lot

* East of Eden: Art in Search of Life

* Premiere Footage for East of Eden

* Screen Tests and Deleted Scenes for East of Eden

* Rebel Without a Cause: Defiant Innocents

* Recently Recovered Screen Tests for Rebel Without a Cause

* Recent Recovered Outtakes for Rebel Without a Cause

* Behind the Cameras Episodes

* Return to Giant Featurette

* Memories of Giant Featurette

* Giant Wardrobe Tests

* Theatrical Trailers

* And More...

Collectibles and reproductions include:

 

 

 

* 40-page Hardcover Commemorative Book

* Three Mini Reproductions of the Original Theatrical Movie Posters

* Authentic Production Memos from East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause

* Behind-the-Scenes Photos

 

East of Eden

Special features include:

 

 

 

* Commentary by Richard Schickel

* East of Eden: Art in Search of Life (Vintage Featurette)

* 1955 New York City Premiere (Vintage Featurette)

* Actors' Screen Tests

* Wardrobe Tests with the Cast and Crew

* Deleted Scenes

* And More...

Rebel Without a Cause

 

Special features include:

 

 

 

* Expert Audio Commentary

* Three Behind-the-Cameras Segments from the Warner Bros. Presents TV Series

* Recently Recovered Screen Tests

* Recent Recovered Outtakes

* And More...

 

Giant

 

Special features include:

 

 

 

 

* Introduction by George Stevens, Jr.

* Commentary by George Stevens, Jr., Ivan Moffat and Stephen Farber

* George Stevens: Filmmakers Who Knew Him

* Memories of Giant

* Return to Giant

* New York Premiere TV Special

* Hollywood Premiere Featurette

* Behind the Cameras Segments

* Stills and Documents Galleries

* Original/Reissue Theatrical Trailers

* And More...

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Shane was mentioned quite awhile ago.

 

Shaft wasn't mentioned because it is the remake from a few years ago.

 

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye was mentioned June 28th (at the top of one page back).

 

Torn Curtain is already available as part of the Hitch set

 

 

 

 

 

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