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Criterion/Eclipse For January

Postby HGervais » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:52 am

Godzilla! Belle de jour! In the same month! Love Criterion.

#151-Traffic/Steven Soderberg
Restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Steven Soderbergh and supervising sound editor and rerecording mixer Larry Blake (with 5.1 and 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-ray editions)
Three audio commentaries, featuring Soderbergh and writer Stephen Gaghan; producers Laura Bickford, Edward Zwick, and Marshall Herskovitz and consultants Tim Golden and Craig Chretien; and composer Cliff Martinez
Twenty-five deleted scenes, with optional commentary by Soderbergh and Gaghan
Three sets of demonstrations: one on film processing and the look of the Mexico sequences; one on film editing, with commentary by editor Stephen Mirrione; and one on dialogue editing
Additional unused footage of various scenes, from multiple angles
Theatrical trailers and television spots
Gallery of trading cards depicting the U.S. Customs canine squad used to detect narcotics and illegal substances
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Manohla Dargis


#593-Belle de jour/Luis Buñuel
New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
Audio commentary featuring Michael Wood, author of the BFI Film Classics book Belle de jour
New video piece featuring writer and sexual-politics activist Susie Bright and film scholar Linda Williams
New interview with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière
Excerpt from the French television program Cinéma, featuring interviews with Carrière and actress Catherine Deneuve
Original and American release trailers
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Melissa Anderson and a 1970s interview with director Luis Buñuel


#594-Godzilla/Ishiro Honda
New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
Audio commentary by David Kalat (A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series)
New high-definition digital restoration of Godzilla, King of the Monsters, Terry Morse’s 1956 reworking of the original, starring Raymond Burr
Audio commentary for Godzilla, King of the Monsters by Kalat
New interviews with actor Akira Takarada (Hideto Ogata), Godzilla performer Haruo Nakajima, and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
Interview with legendary Godzilla score composer Akira Ifukube
Featurette detailing Godzilla’s photographic effects
New interview with Japanese-film critic Tadao Sato
The Unluckiest Dragon, an illustrated audio essay featuring historian Greg Pflugfelder describing the tragic fate of the fishing vessel Daigo fukuryu maru, a real-life event that inspired Godzilla
Theatrical trailers
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman


#595-The Moment of Truth/Francesco Rosi
New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
Interview with director Francesco Rosi from 2004
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Peter Matthews


Eclipse Series 31: Three Popular Films by Jean-Pierre Gorin
Filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin, widely known for his early-seventies collaborations (including Tout va bien) with Jean-Luc Godard in the Dziga Vertov Group, established his singular voice with this trio of accomplished, fascinating, and nontraditional documentaries, made in Southern California after his relocation there. Poto and Cabengo (1978) is a compelling visit with two young San Diego twins who have invented their own language. In Routine Pleasures (1986), Gorin conjoins the story of a group of model train enthusiasts in Del Mar with a meditation on the work of critic and painter Manny Farber. And My Crasy Life (1992) is an expectation-shredding exploration of a Samoan gang in Long Beach. With these three films, Gorin excavates hidden communities that are a part of everyday American life, and shows himself to be a major chronicler of what is eccentric and beautiful in our common culture.
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Re: Criterion/Eclipse For January

Postby HGervais » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:51 pm

Freaking Godzilla coming from Criterion and no one has anything to say about it?
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Re: Criterion/Eclipse For January

Postby Andrew Forbes » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:54 am

HGervais wrote:Freaking Godzilla coming from Criterion and no one has anything to say about it?

Okay. I wish Criterion wouldn't waste its time with such a dull movie.
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