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Criterion in October

Criterion have announced the following titles for October 2004...

5th October 2004:

Tanner '88 - $29.95 - During the 1988 presidential campaign, Democratic hopefuls spiritedly canvass the country, jostle for their party’s nomination and the honor of opposing Republican Vice president George Bush, when Senator Jack Tanner, suddenly emerges from the shadows of a lengthy political hiatus to challenge candidates such as Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, Gary Hart, and Michael Dukakis. Filmmaker Robert Altman and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Garry Trudeau created this mock-documentary television miniseries, which brought a fictitious presidential candidate out on the campaign trail and shed a revelatory light on America’s political process and landscape. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Tanner ’88 in its entirety, from New Hampshire to the convention… and beyond.

Features include:

  • New digital transfers of all eleven episodes
  • New video discussion between series creators Robert Altman and Garry Trudeau
  • Essays by film critic Michael Wilmington, video critic/curator Michael Nash, and culture critic Garry Kornblau
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
Secret Honor - $39.95 - Sequestered in his home, a disgraced President Richard Millhouse Nixon arms himself with a bottle of Scotch and a gun to record memoirs that no one will hear. Surrounded by the silent portraits of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Kissinger, and his mother, Nixon resurrects his past in a passionate attempt to reconcile his failed political career. Based on the original play by Donald Freed and Arnold M. Stone, and starring Philip Baker Hall in a tour de force solo performance, Robert Altman’s Secret Honor is a searing interrogation of the Nixon mystique and an audacious depiction of unchecked paranoia.

Features include:
  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Two audio commentaries by director Robert Altman and co-writer Donald Freed
  • New video interview with actor Philip Baker Hall
  • Excerpts from archival films documenting key events in President Richard M. Nixon’s political career
  • Essay by film critic Michael Wilmington
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
19th October 2004:

Eyes Without A Face - $29.95 - Secluded in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore his beloved daughter’s once-beautiful face, but at a horrifying price. Lauded as a true rarity of horror cinema, Eyes Without a Face (Les Yeux sans visage) has influenced countless films in its wake and stunned audiences around the world with its shocking yet poetic imagery. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Georges Franju’s lyrical black and white classic in a long-awaited DVD edition.

Features include:
  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Blood of the Beasts (Le Sang des bêtes), Georges Franju’s graphic but beautiful poetic 1949 short documentary about Paris slaughterhouses
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Stills gallery of rare production photos and promotional material
  • New essays by acclaimed novelist Patrick McGrath (Spider, Dr. Haggard’s Disease) and writer/film historian David Kalat (Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe, The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse: A Study of the Twelve Films and Five Novels)
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • More!
Fat Girl - $29.95 - Twelve-year old Anaïs is fat. Her older sister, Eléna, is a teenage beauty. While on vacation with her parents, Anaïs tags along behind Eléna, exploring the dreary seaside town. Eléna meets Fernando, an Italian law student, who seduces her with promises of love, as the ever-watchful Anaïs bears witness to the corruption of her sister’s innocence. Precise and uncompromising, Fat Girl (À Ma soeur!) is a bold dissection of sibling rivalry and female adolescent sexuality from one of contemporary cinema’s most controversial directors.

Features include:
  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 soundtracks
  • The making of Fat Girl, compiled from behind-the-scenes footage
  • Original French and U.S. theatrical trailers
  • An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau, plus an interview with Breillat, translated from the French film magazine, Positif
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • More!




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