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Criterion For June

Postby Gabriel Girard » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:08 pm

Best month of the year so far IMO!

Harold And Maude/ Hal Ashby
New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Optional remastered stereo soundtrack
Audio commentary by Hal Ashby biographer Nick Dawson and producer Charles B. Mulvehill
Illustrated audio excerpts of seminars by Ashby and writer-producer Colin Higgins
New interview with songwriter Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens)


The Gold Rush/ Charles Chaplin
New high-definition digital restoration of the 1942 sound version, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New 2K digital transfer of the reconstructed original 1925 silent film, restored in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, with a newly recorded version of director Charlie Chaplin’s score, presented in 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
New audio commentary for the 1925 version by Chaplin biographer and archivist Jeffrey Vance
Three new programs: Presenting “The Gold Rush,” which traces the film’s history from original release to rerelease to 2003 reconstruction and features film historian Kevin Brownlow and Vance; Music by Charles Chaplin, featuring conductor and composer Timothy Brock; and Visual Effects in “The Gold Rush,” featuring effects specialist Craig Barron and Chaplin cinematographer Roland Totheroh
Chaplin Today: “The Gold Rush” (2002), a short documentary featuring filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo
Four theatrical trailers
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Luc Sante and James Agee’s review of the 1942 version


Shallow Grave/Danny Boyle
FILMMAKER-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:
New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Brian Tufano, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Two audio commentaries: one by director Danny Boyle and the other by screenwriter John Hodge and producer Andrew Macdonald
New interviews with stars Christopher Eccleston, Kerry Fox, and Ewan McGregor
Digging Your Own Grave, a 1993 documentary by Kevin Macdonald on the making of the film
Andrew Macdonald and Kevin Macdonald’s video diary from the 1992 Edinburgh Film Festival, where they shopped around the script for Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave trailer and Trainspotting teaser trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Kemp


And Everything Is Going Fine/Steven Soderbergh
New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Making of “And Everything Is Going Fine,” featuring director Steven Soderbergh, producer Kathie Russo, and editor Susan Littenberg
Sex and Death to the Age 14, Spalding Gray’s first monologue, created in 1979 and filmed in 1982
Trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by writer Nell Casey, editor of The Journals of Spalding Gray


Gray's Anatomy/Steven Soderbergh
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:
New high definition digital transfer, supervised by director Steven Soderbergh, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New interviews with Soderbergh and cowriter Renée Shafransky
A Personal History of the American Theater, a monologue by Spalding Gray, filmed in 1982
Theatrical trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Amy Taubin


The Samurai Trilogy/Hiroshi Inagaki http://www.criterion.com/boxsets/40-the-samurai-trilogy

The 39 Steps/Alfred Hitchcock
New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Audio commentary by Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane
Hitchcock: The Early Years (2000), a British documentary covering Hitchcock’s prewar career
Original footage from British broadcaster Mike Scott’s 1966 television interview with Hitchcock
Complete broadcast of the 1937 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation, performed by Ida Lupino and Robert Montgomery
Visual essay by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff
Excerpts from François Truffaut’s 1962 audio interview with Hitchcock
Original production design drawings
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Cairn
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Re: Criterion For June

Postby mavrach » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:23 pm

I thought I'd read that Harold & Maude was due out on 4/17, I remember because that's my birthday. I only discovered that last months and I highly, highly recommend that. I'm not big on rewatching movies quickly, so it should say a lot that I gave that a second viewing only four days later and made the wife join that time. I'm disappointed to see the release date be in June, because I wanted to watch it again on my birthday.
+1. this is very interesting.
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Re: Criterion For June

Postby Steve T Power » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:11 pm

Gabriel Girard wrote:
Shallow Grave/Danny Boyle
FILMMAKER-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:
New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Brian Tufano, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Two audio commentaries: one by director Danny Boyle and the other by screenwriter John Hodge and producer Andrew Macdonald
New interviews with stars Christopher Eccleston, Kerry Fox, and Ewan McGregor
Digging Your Own Grave, a 1993 documentary by Kevin Macdonald on the making of the film
Andrew Macdonald and Kevin Macdonald’s video diary from the 1992 Edinburgh Film Festival, where they shopped around the script for Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave trailer and Trainspotting teaser trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Kemp


HOLY CRAP! THAT IS AWESOME!

LOVE this movie (saw it in theatre in a double feature with Pulp Fiction).
I need a cover shot!
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Re: Criterion For June

Postby Gabriel Girard » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:35 pm

Steve T Power wrote:
Gabriel Girard wrote:
Shallow Grave/Danny Boyle
FILMMAKER-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:
New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Brian Tufano, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Two audio commentaries: one by director Danny Boyle and the other by screenwriter John Hodge and producer Andrew Macdonald
New interviews with stars Christopher Eccleston, Kerry Fox, and Ewan McGregor
Digging Your Own Grave, a 1993 documentary by Kevin Macdonald on the making of the film
Andrew Macdonald and Kevin Macdonald’s video diary from the 1992 Edinburgh Film Festival, where they shopped around the script for Shallow Grave
Shallow Grave trailer and Trainspotting teaser trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Kemp


HOLY CRAP! THAT IS AWESOME!

LOVE this movie (saw it in theatre in a double feature with Pulp Fiction).
I need a cover shot!


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Re: Criterion For June

Postby Andrew Forbes » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:33 am

Shallow Grave and The 39 Steps will be mine.
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Re: Criterion For June

Postby Andrew Forbes » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:53 am

Andrew Forbes wrote:Shallow Grave and The 39 Steps will be mine.

Somehow I overlooked the Samurai trilogy. I have wanted to see this for a long time, but the antiquated transfer has kept me away.
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Re: Criterion For June

Postby cdouglas » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:34 am

Definitely in for Harold and Maude, The Gold Rush, The 39 Steps and Shallow Grave. Has anybody seen either of the Soderbergh films?
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Re: Criterion For June

Postby Gabriel Girard » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:36 am

cdouglas wrote:Definitely in for Harold and Maude, The Gold Rush, The 39 Steps and Shallow Grave. Has anybody seen either of the Soderbergh films?


I've seen Gray's Anatomy but it's been a while. From what I remember it's an interesting Spalding Gray monologue with various camera tricks/background images used to make it more cinematic and interesting. The other one is a documentary about Gray which hasn't been released on DVD/Blu yet.
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Re: Criterion For June

Postby BenSaylor » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:28 am

Gabriel Girard wrote:
cdouglas wrote:Definitely in for Harold and Maude, The Gold Rush, The 39 Steps and Shallow Grave. Has anybody seen either of the Soderbergh films?


I've seen Gray's Anatomy but it's been a while. From what I remember it's an interesting Spalding Gray monologue with various camera tricks/background images used to make it more cinematic and interesting. The other one is a documentary about Gray which hasn't been released on DVD/Blu yet.


I've also seen Gray's Anatomy, but like Gabriel, it was several years ago. I caught And Everything Is Going Fine on IFC On Demand a year or so ago and really liked it. I'll be picking up copies of both films.
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Re: Criterion For June

Postby Dan Mancini » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:47 am

Andrew Forbes wrote:
Andrew Forbes wrote:Shallow Grave and The 39 Steps will be mine.

Somehow I overlooked the Samurai trilogy. I have wanted to see this for a long time, but the antiquated transfer has kept me away.

Rent, don't buy. They're worth a look, but are far from great.
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