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Not due until next year, but an early 80s Western is making its home entertainment debut in 2020. It's Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981), of interest perhaps for its cast: Amanda Plummer, Diane Lane, Burt Lancaster, Rod Steiger,  Scott Glenn, and John Savage. Upon its release, Pauline Kael raved that Burt Lancaster's performance was among his best and that Amanda Plummer (her debut) gave an extraordinary performance that riveled memories of Katharine Hepburn. Strangely never put on video or laserdisc, it will arrive on DVD and Blu-Ray

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On 8/22/2019 at 1:43 PM, LawrenceA said:

“Twin Peaks” Gets A Lavish Blu-ray Boxset

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The 21-disc limited Blu-ray box-set “Twin Peaks: From Z to A” has been announced with only 25,000 copies of this collection of David Lynch’s iconic small-screen creation to be produced.

“Twin Peaks: From Z to A” will sport both seasons of the original series, including the U.S. and international versions of the pilot, along with Showtime’s eighteen-episode limited event series and the “Fire Walk with Me” film and its “The Missing Pieces” deleted scenes.

Also included is extensive behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the Showtime revival series (around 20-30 minutes per episode); a newly-shot interview with Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee; a newly produced featurette, full-length and unedited versions of many of The Roadhouse Bar musical performances, and many special features from previous Twin Peaks releases.

Also included is a 4K UHD disc of both the original pilot newly-transferred from film elements, and the eighth episode of the limited event series. The collection will hit shelves in the U.S. and Canada on December 10th (with international release dates to be announced at a later date).

http://www.darkhorizons.com/twin-peaks-gets-a-lavish-blu-ray-boxset/

I saw some of the behind the scenes stuff online when it became available. Really interesting stuff. It shows Lynch's funny special effects that really bring to mind some of the Monty Python animations. The full thing is like 8 hours total or so.

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January Criterion Titles Announced

 

Holiday  (1938)     January 7

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Holiday (1930), a previous adaptation of Philip Barry’s play, directed by Edward H. Griffith
  • New conversation between filmmaker and distributor Michael Schlesinger and film critic Michael Sragow
  • Audio excerpts from an American Film Institute oral history with director George Cukor, recorded in 1970 and ’71
  • Costume gallery
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Dana Stevens

 

Le Petit Soldat  (1963)     January 21

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High-definition digital restoration, approved by cinematographer Raoul Coutard, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview with director Jean-Luc Godard from 1965
  • Interview with actor Michel Subor from 1963
  • Audio interview with Godard from 1961
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nicholas Elliott

 

All About My Mother  (1999)     January 28

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by executive producer Agustín Almodóvar and approved by director Pedro Almodóvar, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Fifty-two-minute documentary from 2012 on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Pedro Almodóvar; Agustín Almodóvar; actors Penélope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, and Antonia San Juan; production manager Esther García; and author Didier Eribon
  • Television program from 1999 featuring Pedro Almodóvar and his mother, Francisca Caballero, along with Cruz, San Juan, Paredes, and Roth
  • Forty-eight-minute post-screening Q&A in Madrid from 2019, featuring Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, and Paredes
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Emma Wilson, along with (Blu-ray only) an interview with Pedro Almodóvar and a tribute he wrote to his mother, both from 1999

 

Fail Safe  (1964)     January 28

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet
  • New interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and Cold War films
  • “Fail-Safe” Revisited, a short documentary from 2000 including interviews with Lumet, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and actor Dan O’Herlihy
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

 

Plus a Blu-ray upgrade for:

The Fugitive Kind    (1960)     January 14

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High-definition digital restoration, approved by director Sidney Lumet, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview from 2009 with Lumet
  • Three Plays by Tennessee Williams, an hour-long 1958 television presentation of one-act plays, directed by Lumet and starring Ben Gazzara and Lee Grant, among others
  • Program from 2010 discussing Williams’s work in Hollywood and The Fugitive Kind
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic David Thomson

 

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On 9/22/2019 at 8:51 PM, LawrenceA said:

Kino announced a trio of Gary Cooper classics that have all received a 4K remaster and will be released on Blu-ray in early 2020:

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

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The General Died at Dawn (1936)

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Beau Geste (1939)

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Universal has already released these three, with the print of Beau Geste particularly impressive. Of the other two Lives of a Bengal Lancer is the one that has always had grainy images available. It will be interesting to hear if KINO's versions are improvements.

The moody, atmospheric General Died at Dawn has always been a favourite of mine. Along with Shanghai Express it remains one of the two great portrayals of Oriental intrigue in war torn China during the Golden Age period of Hollywood. Both Paramount films have wonderful photography and stunning set design. Madeleine Carroll was at the peak of her beauty and, even with the macho portrayals of Gary Cooper and Akim Tamiroff competing with each other, she holds her own as a performer, I feel. A terrific film but strangely little remembered today, certainly compared to the other two Cooper adventures.

But if KINO has announced Blu ray releases, does that mean there will be no DVD release, as well? :wacko:

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Warner Archive has shown on Instragram that the next batch of Blus are Great Day in the Morning, The World, The Flesh, and the Devil, The Bad and the Beautiful, and Operation Crossbow.

I'm especially excited about The Bad and the Beautiful.  That film is out of print.  It's been living on my DVR for like a year now. 

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February Criterion Titles Announced

 

Roma   (2018)        February 11

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 4K digital master, supervised by director Alfonso Cuarón, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Road to “Roma,” a new documentary about the making of the film, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and an interview with Cuarón
  • Snapshots from the Set, a new documentary featuring actors Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira, producers Gabriela Rodríguez and Nicolás Celis, production designer Eugenio Caballero, casting director Luis Rosales, executive producer David Linde, and others
  • New documentaries about the film’s sound and postproduction processes, featuring Cuarón; Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay, and Craig Henighan from the postproduction sound team; editor Adam Gough; postproduction supervisor Carlos Morales; and finishing artist Steven J. Scott
  • New documentary about the film’s ambitious theatrical campaign and social impact in Mexico, featuring Celis and Rodríguez
  • Nothing at Stake, a new video essay by filmmaker :: kogonada
  • Trailers
  • Alternate French subtitles and Spanish SDH for the film
  • PLUS: Essays by novelist Valeria Luiselli and historian Enrique Krauze, along with (Blu-ray only) writing by author Aurelio Asiain and production-design images with notes by Caballero

 

Teorema  (1968)        February 18

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate English-dubbed soundtrack, featuring the voice of actor Terence Stamp and others
  • Audio commentary from 2007 featuring Robert S. C. Gordon, author of Pasolini: Forms of Subjectivity
  • Introduction by director Pier Paolo Pasolini from 1969
  • Interview from 2007 with Stamp
  • New interview with John David Rhodes, author of Stupendous, Miserable City: Pasolini’s Rome
  • New English subtitle translation
  • More!
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar James Quandt

 

Paris Is Burning  (1990)      February 25

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Jennie Livingston, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between Livingston, ball community members Sol Pendavis and Freddie Pendavis, and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris
  • Over an hour of never-before-seen outtakes
  • Audio commentary from 2005, featuring Livingston, ball community members Freddie Pendavis and Willi Ninja, and film editor Jonathan Oppenheim
  • Episode of The Joan Rivers Show from 1991, featuring Livingston and ball community members Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Freddie Pendavis, and Willi Ninja
  • Trailer
  • More!

 

Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman        February 25

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  • Journey to the Beginning of Time  (1955)
  • Invention for Destruction  (1958)
  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen  (1962)

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • New programs with animation filmmaker John Stevenson and special-effects artists Phil Tippett and Jim Aupperle discussing director Karel Zeman and his complex visual trickery
  • Four early short films by Zeman: A Christmas Dream (1946), A Horseshoe for Luck (1946), Inspiration (1949), and King Lavra (1950)
  • Film Adventurer: Karel Zeman, a 2015 documentary about the director, featuring filmmakers Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam, illustrator Ludmila Zeman, and others
  • Short documentaries by the Karel Zeman Museum profiling the director and detailing the production and effects of all three films
  • U.S.-release version of Journey to the Beginning of Time from 1960
  • Alternate English-dubbed soundtrack for Invention for Destruction, and the opening sequence of the 1961 U.S.-release version
  • Restoration demonstrations and an interview with restoration supervisor James Mockoski
  • Trailers
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson, along with limited-edition deluxe Blu-ray packaging featuring pop-up art

 

Plus a Blu-ray upgrade for:

Antonio Gaudi   (1984)      February 18

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview with architect Arata Isozaki from 2008
  • Gaudí, Catalunya, 1959, footage from director Hiroshi Teshigahara’s first trip to Spain
  • Visions of Space: “Antoni Gaudí,” an hour-long documentary from 2003 on the architect’s life and work
  • BBC program on Gaudí by filmmaker Ken Russell
  • Sculptures by Sofu—Vita, a 1963 short film by Teshigahara on the sculpture work of his father, Sofu Teshigahara
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by art historian Dore Ashton, a 1986 reminiscence by Hiroshi Teshigahara, and excerpts from a 1959 conversation between Hiroshi and Sofu Teshigahara on their trip to the West
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That Karel Zeman set looks fun. I really enjoyed the Munchausen film, but I haven't seen the other two. 

While I'm not anxious to get Roma, I am happy to see a Netflix film get a Criterion disc release, and I'll hold out hope that The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and The Irishman will get disc releases in the future.

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On 11/15/2019 at 2:32 PM, LawrenceA said:

While I'm not anxious to get Roma, I am happy to see a Netflix film get a Criterion disc release, and I'll hold out hope that The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and The Irishman will get disc releases in the future.

I hope they release Mindhunter with an Ed Kemper interview as the supplement. :lol: 

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Anyone who likes 60's Mondo movies should enjoy these, available on the Severin website on Black Friday (Nov. 29):

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The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield

Synopsis: The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield is the notorious final feature of the Hollywood star, a mondo-style celebration of all things Mansfield in which Jayne turns a European vacation into a Skin-Goddess Spectacle! See Jayne visit a nudist colony on the Isle of Levant! Go with Jayne to a gay bar where she quickly gets confused! Join Jayne at various Parisian strip clubs, then watch as she takes a private lesson at Pierre's striptease school! Marvel with Jayne at the wonders of "All-Girl Topless Band," an underground Transvestite Beauty Contest, and Jayne's own unabashed nude scenes from the rarely seen skinflick Promises, Promises! All of which is capped off with shocking photos of Jayne's fatal car crash before hubby Mickey Hargity (Bloody Pit Of Horror) takes us on a final tour of Jayne's Pink Palace! Wow, wow, and double wow. Breathtakingly berserk, this is definitely must-see, must-have, must-Mansfield!

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEWLY REMASTERED FROM A 35MM PRINT
  • Bonus movie: Wild, Weird, Wonderful Italians (1963),newly remastered from a 35mm print from The Something Weird Vaults
  • The Devil & Jayne - Interview with Anton LaVey Biographer Blanche Barton
  • Trailer

 

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Mondo Balordo

Synopsis: In Mondo Balordo, narrator Boris Karloff demonstrates that "nothing invented by the human mind can be as macabre, grotesque, and thrilling as the behavior of people in so-called real life," and we witness a global freak show encompassing transvestites, lesbians, Japanese bondage, the "reincarnation of Rudolph Valentino," and 27-inch-tall zoot suit-clad Franz Drago singing "I Ain't Got No Body"!

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEWLY REMASTERED IN 4K
  • Bonus movie: The Orientals (1960), newly remastered from a 35mm print from The Something Weird Vaults
  • Trailer
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March Criterion Titles Announced

 

Bamboozled  (2000)      March 17

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Ellen Kuras and approved by director Spike Lee, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Lee
  • New conversation between Lee and film programmer and critic Ashley Clark
  • New interviews with choreographer and actor Savion Glover, actor Tommy Davidson, and costume designer Ruth E. Carter
  • On Blackface and the Minstrel Show, a new interview program featuring film and media scholar Racquel Gates
  • The Making of “Bamboozled” (2001), a documentary featuring members of the cast and crew
  • Deleted scenes, music videos for the Mau Maus’ “Blak Iz Blak” and Gerald Levert’s “Dream with No Love,” and alternate parody commercials created for the film
  • Poster gallery and trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by Clark

 

Leave Her to Heaven  (1945)      March 24

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration by Twentieth Century Fox, the Academy Film Archive, and The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist Megan Abbott

 

The Prince of Tides  (1991)     March 31

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Barbra Streisand, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Streisand, recorded in 1991 and updated in 2019
  • Making-of featurette from 1991
  • Excerpt from a 2018 interview with Streisand, conducted by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on El Rey Network’s The Director’s Chair
  • Audition and rehearsal footage
  • Deleted scenes and alternate takes
  • Costume and makeup tests
  • Alternate end credits with vocal performance by Streisand
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Gag reel
  • Production-stills gallery and other archival materials
  • Interview with author Pat Conroy from a 1992 episode of Cinema Showcase with Jim Whaley
  • Interview with Streisand from a 1992 episode of the British television show Aspel & Company with Michael Aspel
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by film historian Bruce Eder

 

Show Boat (1936)       March 31

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 1989 featuring American-musical historian Miles Kreuger
  • New interview with James Whale biographer James Curtis
  • Recognizing Race in “Show Boat,” a new interview program featuring professor and author Shana L. Redmond
  • Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (1979), an Academy Award–winning short documentary by Saul J. Turell, newly restored
  • Two performances from the sound prologue of the 1929 film version of Show Boat, plus twenty minutes of silent excerpts from the film, with audio commentary by Kreuger
  • Two radio adaptations of Show Boat, featuring stage and screen cast members Allan Jones, Helen Morgan, and Charles Winninger; actor Orson Welles; and novelist Edna Ferber
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins

 

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Salesman  (1969)     March 10

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • DVD: High-definition digital transfer, with restored picture and sound
  • Blu-ray: New, restored 4K digital transfer, undertaken by the Academy Film Archive, The Film Foundation, and the George Lucas Family Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring directors Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin
  • Television interview from 1968 with directors David and Albert Maysles, conducted by critic Jack Kroll
  • New appreciation of the film by actor Bill Hader (Blu-ray only)
  • “Globesman,” a 2016 episode of the television series Documentary Now! that parodies the film, starring Hader and Fred Armisen (Blu-ray only)
  • Audio excerpt from a 2000 episode of NPR’s Weekend Edition profiling James Baker, one of the salesmen featured in the film
  • Behind-the-scenes photographs (DVD only)
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Chaiken on the Blu-ray

 

The Cranes Are Flying  (1957)        March 24

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with scholar Ian Christie on why the film is a landmark of Soviet cinema
  • Audio interview from 1961 with director Mikhail Kalatozov
  • Hurricane Kalatozov, a documentary from 2009 on the Georgian director’s complex relationship with the Soviet government
  • Segment from a 2008 program about the film’s cinematography, featuring original storyboards and an interview with actor Alexei Batalov
  • Interview from 2001 with filmmaker Claude Lelouch on the film’s French premiere at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Chris Fujiwara
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I'm really excited about Leave Her to Heaven and Showboat.  Those two are films I'm definitely going to purchase.

I love the cover art for Leave Her to Heaven.  The only way it could have been better is if they'd had a silhouette of a drowning Danny in one of her lenses. 

 

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Warner Archive Blu-Rays for January. The Cimarron pictured is the 1960 remake....

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Come on WB, give us a DVD of Penelope as well. Please? Edit: Penelope is on DVD too as an exclusive on the TCM shop for a few weeks. Underwater is likewise an excluse at Critic's Choice Video. I'm pre-ordering a copy of Penelope right now. I've waited over 8 years for this and I'm not going to wait one more day!

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Some more random titles announced:

Kitten with a Whip (1964)   January 21

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Bell, Book and Candle (1958) January 28

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Blood and Sand  (1922)   February 11

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The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes  (1937)  February 18

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Munchausen  (1943)  February 18

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Mom and Dad  (1945)  February 25

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Reefer Madness (1936) and Sex Madness (1938)   February 25

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Unashamed: A Romance (1933) and Elysia (1938)  February 25

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The Bolshevik Trilogy   March 10

  • Mother (1926)
  • The End of St. Petersburg (1927)
  • Storm Over Asia (1928)

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On 12/22/2019 at 10:27 AM, LsDoorMat said:

I wonder why Criterion just didn't put the entire 1929 version on the Showboat Blu as an extra rather than just excerpts. TCM has shown that version several times and it is not like it is badly in need of repair.

It might be a rights issue or something. I imagine all the sound scenes will be on the DVD.

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April 2020 Criterion Titles Announced

 

Destry Rides Again  (1939)    April 14

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration by Universal Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith
  • New interview with Donald Dewey, author of James Stewart: A Biography
  • New video essay featuring excerpts from a 1973 oral-history interview with director George Marshall, conducted by the American Film Institute
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1945, featuring actors James Stewart and Joan Blondell
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme

 

The Cremator  (1969)      April 21

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • High-definition digital transfer of The Junk Shop, director Juraj Herz’s 1965 debut short film
  • Short documentary from 2011 featuring Herz visiting filming locations and recalling the production of The Cremator
  • New interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova about the style of the film
  • Documentary from 2017 about composer Zdeněk Liška featuring Herz, filmmakers Jan Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers, and others
  • Interview with actor Rudolf Hrušínský from 1993
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Jonathan Owen

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel  (2014)      April 28

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 2K digital transfer, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary featuring Anderson, filmmaker Roman Coppola, and actor Jeff Goldblum
  • Selected-scene storyboard animatics
  • The Making of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” a new documentary about the film
  • New interviews with the cast and crew
  • Video essays from 2015 and 2020 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz and film scholar David Bordwell
  • Behind-the-scenes, special-effects, and test footage
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: Two pieces by critic Richard Brody and (with the Blu-ray) a double-sided poster and other ephemera

 

Me and You and Everyone We Know  (2005)      April 28

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High-definition digital master, approved by director Miranda July, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New documentary about July’s artistic beginnings and the development of her debut feature
  • Open to the World, a new documentary by July about the 2017 interfaith charity shop and participatory artwork she created in collaboration with Artangel
  • July Interviews July: Deauville, 2005, a discovery from July’s archives, newly edited
  • Six scenes from the 2003 Sundance Directors Lab, where July workshopped the film, with commentary by July
  • The Amateurist (1998) and Nest of Tens (2000), short films by July
  • Several films from July’s Joanie 4 Jackie project, and a documentary about the program
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: Essays by artist and scholar Sara Magenheimer and novelist Lauren Groff

 

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Army of Shadows   (1969)     April 7

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SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High-definition digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Pierre Lhomme, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 2.0 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2006 featuring film scholar Ginette Vincendeau
  • Interviews from 2007 with Lhomme and editor Françoise Bonnot
  • On-set footage and excerpts from archival interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville, cast members, author Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters
  • Jean-Pierre Melville et “L’armée des ombres” (2005), a short program on the director and his film
  • Le journal de la Résistance (1944), a rare short documentary shot on the front lines during the final days of the German occupation of France
  • Restoration demonstration by Lhomme
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin, along with (for the Blu-ray) a piece by historian Robert O. Paxton and excerpts from Rui Nogueira’s Melville on Melville

 

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