Three October titles from Criterion emerge

Criterion have announced three titles for release on 14th October 2003, each carrying a $39.95 retail price.

Schizopolis - 1996 - Directed by Steven Soderbergh

  • New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Steven Soderbergh and enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Two audio commentaries: Steven Soderbergh interviewed by Steven Soderbergh, producer John Hardy, actor and casting director David Jensen, production sound mixer Paul Ledford, and actor Michael Malone
  • Maximum Busy Muscle!
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New essay by Village Voice critic Dennis Lim
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
Tokyo Story - 1953 - Directed by Yasujiro Ozu
  • 2-Disc Set
  • New high-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Audio commentary by Ozu-film scholar David Desser, editor of Ozu’s Tokyo Story, collection of essays and critical reviews of the film
  • I Lived, But...(1983) a two-hour documentary about the life and career of Ozu, featuring former assistant Shohei Imamura (director of The Pornographers, The Eel), critics Donald Richie and Tadao Sato, actors Chishu Ryu, Mariko Okada, Haruko Sugimura, and many more
  • Talking with Ozu: a 30-minute tribute to Yasujiro Ozu featuring reflections from directors Stanley Kwan, Aki Kurasmaki, Claire Denis, Lindsay Anderson, Paul Schrader, Wim Wenders, and Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Interview with cinematographer Yuharu Atsuta
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New essay by David Bordwell, author of Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • More!
Le Cercle Rouge - 1970 - Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
  • 2-Disc set
  • Newly restored, complete, uncut version enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Excerpts from Cinéastes de notre temps: Jean-Pierre Melville (Portrait en 9 poses), a 1970 documentary on Melville’s career
  • New video interview with Melville friend and editor of Melville on Melville, Rui Nogueira
  • New video interview with Le Cercle Rouge assistant director Bernard Stora
  • 30 minutes of rare on-set footage featuring interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville, and stars Alain Delon, Yves Montand, and André Bourvil
  • French television interview footage with Melville and Delon
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • 2002 theatrical re-release trailer
  • Poster gallery, behind-the-scenes photos, and publicity photos
  • New essays by film critics Michael Sragow and Chris Fujiwara, plus an introduction from filmmaker John Woo
  • Excerpts from Rui Nogueira’s book Melville on Melville regarding Le Cercle Rouge
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • More!

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