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The Criterion Collection Titles June 2014

Hard Days Night Criterion

Hard Days Night Criterion

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

– New 4K digital film restoration, approved by director Richard Lester, with two audio options—a monaural soundtrack and a new 5.1 surround soundtrack made by Apple Records—presented in uncompressed monaural and DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
– Audio commentary featuring various members of the film’s cast and crew
-“In Their Own Voices,” a new piece combining interviews with the Beatles from 1964 with behind-the-scenes footage and photos
– “You Can’t Do That: The Making of ‘A Hard Day’s Night,'” a 1994 documentary program by producer Walter Shenson
– “Things They Said Today,” a 2002 documentary about the film featuring Lester, music producer George Martin, writer Alun Owen, cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, and others
– New piece about Lester’s early work, featuring a new audio interview with the director
– “The Running Jumping and Standing Still Film” (1959), Lester’s Oscar-nominated short featuring Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan
– “Anatomy of a Style,: a new piece on Lester’s approach to editing
New interview with Mark Lewisohn, author of “Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years — Volume One”
– Deleted scene
– Trailers
– One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
– PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Howard Hampton
– More!

All That Heaven Allows Criterion

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

– New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Audio commentary featuring John Mercer, coauthor of “Melodrama: Genre, Style, Sensibility,” and film scholar Tamar Jeffers-McDonald
– “Rock Hudson’s Home Movies” (1992), a groundbreaking essay film about the actor by Mark Rappaport
– French television interview with Sirk from 1982
– Excerpts from “Behind the Mirror: A Profile of Douglas Sirk,” a 1979 BBC documentary featuring rare interview footage with the director
– “Contract Kid: William Reynolds” on Douglas Sirk, a 2007 interview with the actor, who costarred in three Sirk films, including “All That Heaven Allows”
– Trailer
– PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Laura Mulvey and an excerpt from a 1971 essay by filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder on Sirk

Leclisse Criterion

L’ECCLISE

– New, restored high-definition digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Audio commentary by film scholar Richard Peña, former program director of New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center
– “Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema” (2001), a fifty-six-minute documentary exploring the director’s life and career
– “Elements of Landscape,” a twenty-two-minute piece from 2005 about Antonioni and L’eclisse, featuring Italian film critic Adriano Aprà and longtime Antonioni friend Carlo di Carlo
New English subtitle translation
– PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Gilberto Perez, as well as excerpts from Antonioni’s writing about his work

Hearts And Minds Criterion

HEARTS AND MINDS

– High-definition digital restoration, supervised by director Peter Davis and cinematographer Richard Pearce, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Audio commentary featuring Davis
– A collection of over two hours of never-before-seen outtakes from the film, including interviews with presidential adviser George Ball, broadcast journalist David Brinkley, French journalist and historian Philippe Devillers, political activist Tony Russo, and General William Westmoreland
– PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by Davis, film critic Judith Crist, and historians Robert K. Brigham, George C. Herring, and Ngo Vinh Long

Judex Criterion

JUDEX

– New 2K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Interview from 2007 with the film’s cowriter Jacques Champreux, the grandson of Louis Feuillade, cocreator of the silent serial “Judex”
– Interview from 2012 with actor Francine Bergé
Franju le visionnaire, a fifty-minute program from 1998 on director Franju’s career and imagination
– New English subtitle translation
– One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
– PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Geoffrey O’Brien, along with reprinted writings by and excerpted interviews with Franju

Picnic at Hanging Rock Criterion

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

– Remastered high-definition digital film transfer, supervised and approved by director Peter Weir, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Extended interview with Weir
– New piece on the making of the film, featuring interviews from 2003 with executive producer Patricia Lovell, producers Hal McElroy and Jim McElroy, and cast members
– New introduction by film scholar David Thomson, author of “The New Biographical Dictionary of Film”
– “A Recollection . . . Hanging Rock 1900” (1975), an on-set documentary hosted by Lovell and featuring interviews with Weir, actor Rachel Roberts, and source novel author Joan Lindsay
– “Homesdale” (1971), an award-winning black comedy by Weir
– Trailer
– PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by author Megan Abbott and an excerpt from film critic Marek Haltof’s 1996 book “Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide”; a new paperback edition of Lindsay’s original novel, previously out of print in the U.S.

The Criterion Collection Titles June 2014

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