Studio Canal Collection Wave 2 (UK BD) in February

Optimum Home Entertainment have announced the second wave of titles in The Studio Canal Collection. Arriving on 15th February 2010 exclusively on Blu-ray Disc are two British classics The Go-Between and The Lady Killers, as well as Goddard’s iconic French new-wave film Pierrot Le Fou. Along with the unique packaging, there are unique special features and accompanying booklets exclusive to these versions.

Extras are in SD unless noted otherwise.

The Go-Between - Aside from the trailer, all of the extras are new to this release. Features include:

  • 1080/24; English DTS-HD MA Dual Mono
  • Interviews with Joshua Losey (10 mins), Michael Billington (8 mins), Patricia Losey (12 mins), Gerry Fisher (21 mins) and John Heyman (7 mins)
  • Horlicks Advert directed by Joseph Losey
  • Audio recording of Joseph Losey interviewed by Dilys Powell in 1973 (100 mins)
  • Trailer (HD)
  • BD-Live
  • Booklet - Piece by Gavrik Losey, Reprint of essays by Nick James, Editor of Sight & Sound and Dylan Cave, contributor, from Sight & Sound June 2009

The Lady Killers- Aside from the trailer, all of the extras are new to this release. Features include:
  • 1080/24; English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
  • Introduction by Terry Gilliam
  • Commentary with Phillip Kemp
  • Forever Ealing: Documentary (49 mins)
  • Interview with Allan Scott (10 mins)
  • Interview with Ronald Harwood (7 mins)
  • Interview with Terence Davies(14 mins)
  • Cleaning Up The Ladykillers featurette (HD)
  • Trailer (HD)
  • BD-Live
  • Booklet - Analysis by David Parkinson, film critic and historian, contributor to Empire magazine, Radio Times, Oxford Times and Guardian online film page

Pierrot Le Fou - Aside from the booklet, the extras on this new release have all been available before. Features include:
  • 1080/24; DTS-HD MA Dual Mono
  • Introduction by Colin McCabe, Godard expert
  • Godard, Love and Poetry: Documentary on Godard (53 mins)
  • Documentary film analysis by Jean-Bernard Pouy (106 mins)
  • Trailer
  • German TV Advertisement
  • Posters (5)
  • BD-Live
  • Booklet - Analysis of the movie by Roland-Francois Lack, Senior Lecturer in French and Film at University College London.

All three are listed as Region B.

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