Retailers have been alerted that three upcoming Blu-ray titles from Criterion will delayed one or two weeks. 'Monsoon Wedding', initially announced for October 13, will street on October 20. In turn, 'Howards End' and 'Wings of Desire', previously slated for October 20, will be available on November 3.
According to Criterion's Facebook page
the date change is "due to delays in manufacturing our custom Blu-ray cases". It also affects the DVD releases of 'Monsoon Wedding' and 'Wings of Desire' ('Howards End' had been released on DVD in 2005).
@thegline: I emailed Criterion when Ran's scheduled release was canceled. They said there were some difficulties with licensing. Strange for licensing difficulties to pop up less than a month before release, but something happened. The guy said the release had been put off indefinitely, so we may never see it.