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Seven new releases from Criterion in February

The Criterion Collection have announced seven releases for this coming February.

3rd February 2004:

Barbet Schroeder's infamous S&M romantic comedy Maîtresse will retail for $29.95 and feature:

  • New high-definition digital transfer (1.66:1), supervised by director Barbet Schroeder with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Exclusive video interview with Barbet Schroeder
  • New essay by film critic Elliott Stein

    Robert Bresson's transcendent Diary of a Country Priest will retail for $39.95 and feature:

  • New high-definition digital transfer (1.33:1), with restored image and sound
  • Audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie
  • 11 minutes of deleted scenes
  • New essay by film critic Frédéric Bonnaud

    17th February 2004:

    Ronald Neame's classic military drama Tunes of Glory will be priced at $29.95 and feature:

  • New high-definition digital transfer (1.66:1), with restored image and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • New video interview with director Ronald Neame
  • Exclusive new audio interview with actor Sir John Mills
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New essay by acclaimed film critic and historian Robert Murphy

    Samuel Fuller's legendary film noir Pickup on South Street will be available for $29.95 and feature:

  • New high-definition digital transfer (1.33:1), with restored image and sound
  • Exclusive interview with the late Samuel Fuller, made by renowned film critic Richard Schickel
  • Excerpts from the Cinéma Cinémas series with Fuller discussing the making of the film
  • Illustrated biographical essay on Fuller by Jeb Brody (Scenario, Print magazines)
  • Stills gallery of photos, posters, lobby cards, and original paintings by noted artist Russell Christian (The NY Times, The New Yorker)
  • Trailers for Pickup on South Street and other Fuller features
  • Booklet including excerpts from Fuller’s award-winning autobiography A Third Face, featuring Martin Scorsese’s introduction and Fuller on Pickup on South Street, plus a new essay by acclaimed cultural historian Luc Sante (Low Life, Evidence)

    Henri-Georges Clouzot's notorious blacklisted classic Le Corbeau (The Raven) will be priced at $29.95 and contain:

  • New digital transfer (1.33:1), with restored image and sound
  • Video interview with Bertrand Tavernier, director of Coup de Torchon
  • Excerpts from The Story of French Cinema by Those Who Made It: Grand Illusions 1939 – 1942, a 1975 documentary featuring Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • New essay by film scholar Alan Williams, author of Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking

    24th February 2004:

    Francesco Rosi's neorealist crime classic Salvatore Giuliano will be released in a 2-disc special edition and feature:

  • New high-definition digital transfer (1.85:1), with restored picture and sound and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • New audio commentary by film historian Peter Cowie
  • Francesco Rosi: a 55-minute documentary made for Italian television surveying the director’s career to date, offering an intimate visit with Rosi at home and on location around Sicily, with special appearances by directors Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) and Martin Scorsese
  • New video interviews with Rosi and film critic and author Tullio Kezich
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New essay by film historian and critic Michel Ciment
  • Written tributes to Rosi by Martin Scorsese, Federico Fellini, and Francis Ford Coppola

    Finally, Laurence Olivier's epic adaptation of Richard III will be priced at $39.95 and feature:

  • New high-definition digital transfer (1.85:1) including newly discovered footage from the original theatrical release, with restored image and sound, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Commentary by playwright and stage director Russell Lees, joined by John Wilders, former Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Great Acting: Laurence Olivier, a 1966 BBC interview with Olivier hosted by renowned theater critic Kenneth Tynan
  • Gallery of on-set and production stills and posters, featuring excerpts from Olivier’s autobiography On Acting
  • 12-minute television trailer with Olivier, producer Alexander Korda, production designer Roger Furse, and other crew members at work in Shepperton Studios
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Essay by film historian Bruce Eder

    All discs feature mono soundtracks in their original language and optional English subtitles. The cover art for each follows, please go to Criterion's website to see full synopses.







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