Lanzamientos de Criterion para julio en Estados Unidos

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La distribuidora añade seis títulos a su excelente catálogo

Criterion sigue lanzando en formato Blu-ray las mejores obras del cine de autor. Así durante el mes de julio estrenará seis nuevos títulos en Estados Unidos  a añadir a su extenso listado de ediciones en alta definición.

Obras clásicas de Akira Kurosawa y Jean Pierre Melville así como films más recientes de Mike Leigh o Todd Solondz; esa es la variada gama de lanzamientos de la distribuidora.

A continuación el listado de novedades de Criterion junto con sus carátulas y complementos.

Naked

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Mike Leigh, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by Leigh and actors David Thewlis and Katrin Cartlidge
  • Exclusive video interview with director Neil LaBute
  • An episode of the BBC program The Art Zone in which author Will Self interviews Leigh
  • The Short and Curlies, a short comedy from 1982 directed by Leigh and starring Thewlis, with audio commentary by Leigh
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critics Derek Malcolm and Amy Taubin

The Music Room

 

  • New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Satyajit Ray (1984), a feature documentary by Shyam Benegal that chronicles Ray’s career and includes interviews with the filmmaker, family photographs, and extensive clips from his films
  • New interview with filmmaker Mira Nair
  • New interview in which Ray biographer Andrew Robinson discusses the making of The Music Room and the film’s cultural significance
  • Excerpt from a 1981 French roundtable discussion with Ray, film critic Michel Ciment, and filmmaker Claude Sautet
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Kemp as well as reprints of a 1963 essay by Ray and a 1986 interview with the director about the film’s music

Beauty and the Beast

  • High-definition digital transfer from restored film elements, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Composer Philip Glass’s opera La Belle et la Bête, presented in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio as an alternate soundtrack
  • Two commentaries: one by film historian Arthur Knight and one by writer and cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling
  • Screening at the Majestic, a 1995 documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Interview with cinematographer Henri Alekan
  • Rare behind-the-scenes photos and publicity stills
  • Film restoration demonstration
  • Original trailer, directed and narrated by director Jean Cocteau, plus restoration trailer from 1995
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Geoffrey O’Brien, a piece on the film by Cocteau, excerpts from Francis Steegmuller’s 1970 book Cocteau: A Biography, and an introduction to Glass’s opera by the composer

High and Low

  • High-definition digital restoration, with original four-track surround sound presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Audio commentary by Akira Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince
  • Documentary on the making of High and Low, created as part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
  • Rare video interview with actor Toshiro Mifune
  • Video interview with actor Tsutomu Yamazaki, who plays the kidnapper
  • Theatrical trailers from Japan and the U.S.
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and a reprinted on- set account by Japanese film scholar Donald Richie

Léon Morin, Priest

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Archival interview with director Jean-Pierre Melville and actor Jean-Paul Belmondo
  • Visual essay by French film scholar Ginette Vincendeau
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic and novelist Gary Indiana

Life During Wartime

  • New digital transfer, supervised and approved by director of photography Ed Lachman, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Ask Todd, an audio Q&A with director Todd Solondz
  • Making “Life During Wartime,” a new documentary featuring interviews with actors Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Michael Lerner, Paul Reubens, Ally Sheedy, and Michael Kenneth Williams, and on-set footage of the actors and crew
  • New video piece in which Lachman discusses his work on the film
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Sterritt

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