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Criterion For September

Postby HGervais » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:09 am

So smallish month for the Collection with only two titles making their debut but including two upgrades to hi-def....and of course the Eclipse box set.

#57-Charade/Stanley Donen
•New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced fro widescreen telelvisions
•Audio commentary: A conversation with Stanley Donen and screenwriter Peter Stone
•The Films of Stanley Donen: A selected filmography, with an introduction by Donen biographer Stephen M. Silverman
•Peter Stone’s career highlights
•Original theatrical trailer
•English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired



#408-Breathless/Jean-Luc Godard
•Restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director of photography Raoul Coutard
•Archival interviews with director Jean-Luc Godard, and actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, and Jean-Pierre Melville
•New video interviews with Coutard, assistant director Pierre Rissient, and filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker
•New video essays: filmmaker and critic Mark Rappaport’s “Jean Seberg” and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum’s “Breathless as Film Criticism”
•Chambre 12, Hotel de suede, an eighty-minute French documentary about the making of Breathless, with members of the cast and crew
•Charlotte et son Jules, a 1959 short film by Godard, starring Belmondo
•French theatrical trailer
•New and improved English subtitle translation
•PLUS: A booklet featuring writings from Godard, film historian Dudley Andrew, François Truffaut’s original film treatment, and Godard’s scenario



#535-Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence/Nagisa Oshima
•New, restored high-definition master (with DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition)
•The Oshima Gang, an original making-of featurette
•New video interviews with producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Paul Mayersberg, actor Tom Conti, and actor-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
•Hasten Slowly, an hour-long documentary about author and adventurer Laurens van der Post, whose autobiographical novel is the basis for the film
•Original theatrical trailer
•PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film writer Chuck Stephens and a 1983 interview with director Nagisa Oshima by Japanese film writer Tadao Sato



#536-The Thin Red Line/Terence Malick
•New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Terrence Malick and cinematographer John Toll (with DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition)
•New audio commentary featuring Toll, production designer Jack Fisk, and producer Grant Hill
•Outtakes from the film
•Video interviews with several of the film’s actors, including Kirk Acevedo, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, Tom Jane, Elias Koteas, Dash Mihok, and Sean Penn
•New video interview with casting director Dianne Crittenden, featuring original audition footage
•New interview with composer Hans Zimmer
•New video piece featuring interviews with editors Billy Weber, Leslie Jones, and Saar Klein
•An interview with writer James Jones’s daughter Kaylie Jones
•World War II newsreels featuring footage from Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands
•Original theatrical trailer
•PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Sterritt and a 1963 essay by James Jones on war films


Eclipse Series 24:
The Actuality Dramas of
Allan King

Canadian director Allan King is one of cinema’s best-kept secrets. Over the course of fifty years, King shuttled between features and shorts, big-screen cinema and episodic television, comedy and drama, fiction and nonfiction. Within this remarkably varied career, it was with his cinema-verité-style documentaries—his “actuality dramas,” as he called them—that he left his greatest mark on film history. These startlingly intimate studies of lives in flux—emotionally troubled children, warring spouses, and the terminally ill—are riveting, at times emotionally overwhelming, and always depicted without narration or interviews. Humane, cathartic, and important, Allan King’s spontaneous portraits of the everyday demand to be seen.



Warrendale
Allan King, 1967
For his enthralling first feature, Allan King brought his cameras to a home for psychologically disturbed young people. The stunning Warrendale won the Prix d’art et d’essai at Cannes and a special docu­mentary award from the National Society of Film Critics.

A Married Couple
Allan King, 1969
Intense and hectic, frightening and funny, A Married Couple is ultimately about the eternal power struggle in romantic relationships, as well as entrenched gender roles on the cusp of change

Come On Children
Allan King, 1972
In the early 1970s, ten teenagers (five boys and five girls) leave behind parents, school, and all other authority figures to live on a farm for ten weeks. Come On Children is a vivid rendering of one of the twentieth century’s most remarkable—and ultimately directionless—countercultures.

Dying at Grace
Allan King, 2003
An extraordinary, transformative experience, Allan King’s Dying at Grace is quite simply unprecedented: five terminally ill cancer patients allowed the director access to their final months and days inside the Toronto Grace Health Care Center.

Memory for Max, Claire, Ida, and Company
Allan King, 2005
For four months, King follows the daily routines of eight patients suffering from dementia and memory loss; the result is searing, compassionate drama that can bring to the viewer a greater understanding of his or her loved ones.
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Re: Criterion For September

Postby BenShultz » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:29 am

So we're not getting the rumored 4 hour cut of Thin Red Line after all, huh? Oh well. Looks like a pretty sweet couple of discs anyway. Can't wait to see the cover art.
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Re: Criterion For September

Postby cdouglas » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:33 am

Yeah, a little disappointed we're not getting that extended cut of The Thin Red Line, but that still looks like a sweet release and definitely one I'll be picking up. Will probably pick up Charade in hi-def, too. Do I need to see Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence?
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Re: Criterion For September

Postby Steve T Power » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:37 pm

boo! hiss! at the lack of the longer cut of The Thin Red Line, but no way i miss this sucker on bluray!

Also, Charade in HD!? Maybe we finally get a decent print!
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Re: Criterion For September

Postby BenShultz » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:07 pm

Finally, the artwork for the Thin Red Line disc arrives, and it is pretty spectacular:

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I love how no matter what I imagine, it's nothing like the finished result. So I don't even try imagining anymore.
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Re: Criterion For September

Postby Steve T Power » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:15 pm

That is stunning!
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Re: Criterion For September

Postby Andrew Forbes » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:19 pm

God I wish I worked for Criterion.
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