Apr/2017

Hi Bryan Here…..

 

Happy holidays everyone.  I sure hope you all have been receiving some AWESOME gifts this holiday season.  If you got some extra money from your gifts and you are a fan of AWESOME movies, then this is one hell of a Geek Deal for you.  Right now you can get five different recent Criterion Blu-rays for 46% off.  The films include: ’12 Angry Men’, Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Killing’, ‘The Rules of the Game’, ‘Carlos’, and ‘Kuroneko’.  These are all awesome and very much worth of being in your collection.  4 out of 5 of the films are $21.49 each.  That’s one kick ass deal for criterion.  Take advantage.


12 ANGRY MEN

 

New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the blu-ray edition

Frank Schaffner’s 1955 television version, with an introduction by Ron Simon, director of the Paley Center for Media Studies

“12 Angry Men”: From Television to the Big Screen, a video essay by film scholar Vance Kapley comparing the Sidney Lumet and Schaffner versions

Archival interviews with Lumet

New interview about the director with writer Walter Bernstein

New interview with Simon about television writer Reginald Rose

New interview with cinematographer John Bailey in which he discusses cinematographer Boris Kaufman

Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956), a teleplay directed by Lumet and written by Rose

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by writer and law professor Thane Rosenbaum

 

 

STANLEY KUBRICK’S THE KILLING

 

New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

New video interview with producer James B. Harris

Excerpts of interviews with actor Sterling Hayden from the French television series Cinéma cinémas

New video interview with film scholar Robert Polito about writer Jim Thompson and his work on The Killing

Restored transfer of Stanley Kubrick’s 1955 noir feature Killer’s Kiss

New video appreciation of Killer’s Kiss with film critic Geoffrey O’Brien

Theatrical trailers

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Haden Guest and a reprinted interview with Marie Windsor on The Killing

 

THE RULES OF THE GAME

 

High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

Introduction to the film by director Jean Renoir

Audio commentary written by film scholar Alexander Sesonske and read by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich

Comparison of the film’s two endings

Olivier Curchod Presents “The Rules of the Game,” a 2005 documentary comparing today’s 106-minute edit with Renoir’s original script

Scene analysis by Renoir historian Chris Faulkner

Excerpts from Jean Renoir, le patron: La règle et l’exception (1966), a French television program by filmmaker Jacques Rivette

Part one of Jean Renoir, a two-part 1993 BBC documentary by film critic David Thompson

Video essay about the film’s production, release, and 1959 reconstruction

1965 interview from the French television series Les écrans de la ville in which Jean Gaborit and Jacques Durand discuss their reconstruction and rerelease of the film

Interviews with set designer Max Douy; Renoir’s son, Alain; and actress Mila Parély

PLUS: A booklet featuring writings by Jean Renoir, François Truffaut, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Bertrand Tavernier; an essay by Sesonske; and tributes to the film and Renoir by J. Hoberman, Kent Jones, Paul Schrader, Wim Wenders, Robert Altman, and others

 

CARLOS

 

New digital transfer, supervised and approved by directors of photography Denis Lenoir and Yorick Le Saux, with DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition

New video interviews with director Olivier Assayas, Lenoir, Le Saux, and actor Édgar Ramírez

Twenty-minute making-of documentary on the film’s OPEC raid scene

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Colin MacCabe and Greil Marcus, plus biographies on selected historical figures portrayed in the film, written by the film’s historical adviser, Stephen Smith

Much more!

 

 

KURONEKO

 

New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

Video interview with director Kaneto Shindo from the Directors Guild of Japan

New video interview with critic Tadao Sato

Theatrical trailer

New and improved English subtitle translation

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Maitland McDonagh and more!

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