Much like the DVD did, Blu-ray represents a substantial leap forward in home movie quality.
Pre-order Now The Criterion Collection has announced that it will four five new titles to its Blu-ray catalog in November: The Magnificent Ambersons Synopsis: Though RKO excised over forty minutes of footage, now lost to history, and added an incongruously upbeat ending, The Magnificent Ambersons is an emotionally rich family saga and a masterful elegy for a bygone chapter of American life.
Special Features and Technical Specs: Some Like It Hot Synopsis: One of the most beloved films of all time, this sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder set a new standard for Hollywood comedy. After witnessing a mob hit, Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, in landmark performances skip town by donning drag and joining an all-female band en route to Miami.
With a whip-smart script by Wilder and I. Diamond, and sparking chemistry among its finely tuned cast, Some Like It Hot is as deliriously funny and fresh today as if it had just been made. Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make this sole foray into feature film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind.
Byrne plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings.
A Story From Chikamatsu Synopsis: One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the early s, A Story from Chikamatsu a.
The Crucified Lovers is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution.
Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: Shot in gorgeous, painterly style by master cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, this subtly sensuous indictment of societal oppression was heralded by Akira Kurosawa as a "great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi.
Ingmar Bergman, the visionary storyteller who startled generations of art-house moviegoers with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical questions, was born on July 14, Lastly on the Blu-ray is a 7-minute illustrated audio interview with actor Irene Dunne conducted by scholar James Harvey.
The package has a liner notes booklet with an essay by film critic Molly Haskell. deep red: original version (blu-ray disc 1) Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative Audio commentary by filmmaker and Argento expert Thomas Rostock/5().
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