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Criterion For May

Postby Gabriel Girard » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:36 pm

Summer With Monika
New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Introduction by director Ingmar Bergman
New interview with actress Harriet Andersson, conducted by film critic Peter Cowie
New interview with film scholar Eric Schaefer about Kroger Babb and Babb’s distribution of Monika: Story of a Bad Girl as an exploitation film
Images from the Playground, a half-hour documentary by Stig Björkman with behind-the-scenes footage shot by Bergman, archival audio interviews with Bergman, and new interviews with actresses Bibi Andersson and Harriet Andersson
Trailer
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Laura Hubner, a 1958 review by filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, and a publicity piece from 1953 in which Bergman interviews himself


Summer Interlude
New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Peter Cowie


La Haine
Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Mathieu Kassovitz, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
English-language audio commentary by Kassovitz
Introduction by actor Jodie Foster
Ten Years of “La haine,” an eighty-minute documentary that brings together cast and crew a decade after the film’s landmark release
Featurette on the film’s banlieue setting, including interviews with sociologists Sophie Body-Gendrot, Jeffrey Fagan, and William Kornblum
Production footage
Deleted and extended scenes, each featuring an afterword by Kassovitz
Gallery of behind-the-scenes photos
Trailers
PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau and an appreciation by acclaimed filmmaker Costa-Gavras


Being John Malkovich
New high-definition digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New selected-scene audio commentary featuring filmmaker Michel Gondry
New behind-the-scenes documentary by filmmaker Lance Bangs
Conversation between John Malkovich and humorist John Hodgman
Director Spike Jonze discusses Being John Malkovich via photos from its production
Two films within the film: 7½ Floor Orientation and “American Arts & Culture” Presents John Horatio Malkovich, “Dance of Despair and Disillusionment”
An Intimate Portrait of the Art of Puppeteering, a documentary by Bangs
Trailer and TV spots
PLUS: A booklet featuring a conversation between Jonze and pop-culture critic Perkus Tooth


Certified Copy
New high-definition digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New interview with director Abbas Kiarostami
Let’s See “Copia conforme,” an Italian documentary on the making of Certified Copy, featuring interviews with Kiarostami and actors Juliette Binoche and William Shimell
Trailer
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Godfrey Cheshire



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Excited about La Haine and Being John Malkovich
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Re: Criterion For May

Postby BenShultz » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:46 pm

Conversation between John Malkovich and humorist John Hodgman

Oh god yes.

Also, Perkus Tooth is the greatest name I've heard since Michel Hazanavicius. Maybe better.
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Re: Criterion For May

Postby mavrach » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:47 pm

Very excited for Being John Malkovich. One of the most impressively strange films I've ever seen.
+1. this is very interesting.
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Re: Criterion For May

Postby J.M. Vargas » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:54 pm

Can't help but think the only reason Criterion is releasing 'Certified Copy' is to quiet the silent uproar from everybody poe'd that 'Tiny Furniture' was picked over 'CC' a few months back. 8)
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Re: Criterion For May

Postby hoytereden » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:06 pm

The two Bergman's for me.
"You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead"-Stan Laurel
Moe-"Were you scared?" Larry-"No, just apprehensive." Moe-"Apprehensive, that's a pretty big word.What's it mean?" Larry-"That's scared with a college education!"
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