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Criterion Collection Announces April Titles

Vivre sa vie
The Criterion Collection announced they will release the visually stunning New Wave Jean-Luc Godard masterwork Vivre sa vie DVD/Blu-ray on April 20th. It will feature a new, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition.

Extras include:

  • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Adrian Martin
  • Video interview with film scholar Jean Narboni, conducted by historian Noël Simsolo
  • Television interview from 1962 with actress Anna Karina
  • Excerpts from a 1961 French television exposé on prostitution
  • Illustrated essay on La prostitution, the book that served as inspiration for the film
  • Stills gallery
  • Director Jean-Luc Godard’s original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson, interviews with Godard, a reprint by critic Jean Collet on the film’s soundtrack, and Godard’s original scenario

Summer Hours
The Criterion Collection announced they will release Olivier Assayas' Summer Hours DVD/Blu-ray on April 20th. It will feature a new, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Olivier Assayas and cinematographer Eric Gautier, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition.

Extras include:
  • New video interview with Assayas
  • A short documentary featuring interviews with Assayas and actors Charles Berling and Juliette Binoche, and showing the cast and crew on set
  • Inventory, an hour-long documentary by Olivier Gonard, shot partly in Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, that examines the film’s approach to art
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones
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Ride With The Devil
The Criterion Collection announced they will release Ang Lee's Civil War epic Ride with the Devil DVD/Blu-ray on April 27th. It will feature a new director’s cut, featuring thirteen minutes of added footage, and a restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Ang Lee and director of photography Frederick Elmes, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition.

Extras include:
  • Two audio commentaries, one featuring Lee and producer-screenwriter James Schamus and one featuring Elmes, sound designer Drew Kunin, and production designer Mark Friedberg
  • New video interview with star Jeffrey Wright
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Godfrey Cheshire

The Fugitive Kind
The Criterion Collection announced they will release Sydney Lumet's classic The Fugitive Kind DVD on April 27th. It will feature a new, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Sidney Lumet.

Extras include:
  • New video interview with Lumet
  • New documentary featuring Tennessee Williams scholar Robert Bray and film historian R. Barton Palmer discussing Williams’s work in Hollywood and The Fugitive Kind
  • Three Plays by Tennessee Williams, an hour-long television presentation of three one-act plays by Williams, directed by Lumet in 1958
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Thomson

1 comment:

Karen said...

I plan on watching as many as Criterion movies as possible!