Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole / Hugo (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Da Vinci's Demons: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
$27.99
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Rushmore (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Van Damme 5-Movie Action Pack (Blu-ray)
$30.99
Under The Sea / Deep Sea (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Clash of the Titans 3D / Wrath of the Titans 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D / Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
The Royal Tenenbaums (Blu-ray)
$19.99
The Darjeeling Limited (Blu-ray)
$19.99
COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED


Criterion Blu-ray in February: Arnold, Fellini, Kieslowski, Kore-eda, Mackendrick, Visconti

Posted November 15, 2010 04:05 PM by Juan Calonge

CriterionFebruary may be short, but the Blu-ray slate from The Criterion Collection certainly is not – the independent label has just announced six very notable movies for that month. On February 1, it will release The Double Life of Veronique (La double vie de Véronique; Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991). On February 8, Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1973) and Still Walking (Aruitemo aruitemo; Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008) are coming out. Finally, on February 22 Criterion will release three movies: Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009), Senso (Luchino Visconti, 1954) and Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957).

The transfer of Fish Tank has been approved by director Andrea Arnold, director of photography Robbie Ryan, and editor Nicolas Chaudeurge. Senso features a new, restored high-definition digital transfer, created in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna and Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation, supervised by director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno. The transfer of Still Walking was approved by director Hirokazu Kore-eda and director of photography Yutaka Yamazaki.

Special features include:

Amarcord
  • Audio commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette and Frank Burke
  • American release trailer
  • Deleted scene
  • Fellini's Homecoming: new 45-minute documentary on the complicated relationship between the celebrated director, his hometown, and his past
  • Video interview with star Magali Noël
  • Fellini's drawings of characters in the film
  • "Felliniana," a presentation of ephemera devoted to Amarcord from the collection of Don Young
  • Audio interviews with Fellini, his friends, and family by Gideon Bachmann
  • New restoration demonstration
  • A book featuring a new essay by scholar Sam Rohdie, author of Fellini Lexicon, and the full text of Fellini's 1967 essay, "My Rimini"
The Double Life of Véronique
  • Audio commentary by Annette Insdorf, author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski
  • Three short documentary films by Kieślowski:
    • Factory (1970)
    • Hospital (1976)
    • Railway Station (1980)
  • The Musicians (1958): a short film by Kieślowski's teacher Kazimierz Karabasz
  • Kieślowski's Dialogue (1991): a documentary featuring a candid interview with Kieślowski and rare behind-the-scenes footage from the set of The Double Life of Véronique
  • 1966-1988: Kieślowski, Polish Filmmaker: a 2005 documentary tracing the filmmaker's work in Poland, from his days as a student through The Double Life of Véronique
  • A 2005 interview with actress Irène Jacob
  • New video interviews with cinematographer Slawomir Idziak and composer Zbigniew Preisner
  • A booklet featuring an essay by Jonathan Romney, and a selection from Kieślowski on Kieślowski
Fish Tank
  • All three of Arnold's short films:
    • Milk (1998)
    • Dog (2001)
    • Wasp (2003) (Oscar-winning short)
  • New video interview with actor Kierston Wareing
  • Interview with actor Michael Fassbender from 2009
  • Audition footage
  • Stills gallery by on-set photographer Holly Horner
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ian Christie
Senso
  • The Making of Senso: a new documentary featuring Rotunno, assistant director Francesco Rosi, costume designer Piero Tosi, and Caterina D'Amico, daughter of screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico and author of Life and Work of Luchino Visconti
  • Viva VERDI: a new documentary on Visconti, Senso, and opera featuring Italian film scholar Peter Brunette, Italian historian Stefano Albertini, and author Wayne Koestenbaum
  • The Wanton Countess: the rarely seen English-language version of the film
  • Visual essay by film scholar Peter Cowie
  • Man of Three Worlds: Luchino Visconti: a 1966 BBC special exploring Visconti's parallel masteries of cinema, theater, and opera direction
  • A booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker and author Mark Rappaport and an excerpt from actor Farley Granger's autobiography, Include Me Out
Still Walking
  • Making Still Walking
  • Trailer
  • A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Dennis Lim and recipes for the food prepared in the film
Sweet Smell of Success
  • New audio commentary by film scholar James Naremore
  • Mackendrick: The Man Who Walked Away: a 1986 documentary featuring interviews with director Alexander Mackendrick, actor Burt Lancaster, producer James Hill, and more
  • James Wong Howe: Cinematographer: a 1973 documentary about the Oscar-winning director of photography, featuring lighting tutorials with Howe
  • New video interview with film critic and historian Neil Gabler (Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity) about legendary columnist Walter Winchell, inspiration for the character J. J. Hunsecker
  • New video interview with filmmaker James Mangold about Mackendrick, his instructor and mentor
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins, two short stories by Ernest Lehman featuring the characters from the film, notes about the film by Lehman, and an excerpt from Mackendrick's book On Film-making



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (41 comments)



ShellOilJunior
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Criterion just raised the bar once again.

Awesome month!

BluPix
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Looks to be a very interesting February. Sweet Smell of Success, Armacord and Senso look especially compelling.

DjMethod
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Looking forward to Fellini's Amarcord

bondfooll
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I was hoping for The 39 Steps.

Top reviewer
Blu_Beast
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Damn I just imported Fish Tank a few months back.....and bought Amarcord in the B&N sale, DAMN!!!!
mw66
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
All of these are beyond awesome. I've heard a lot about Fish Tank and cannot wait to see it.

tru blu
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Another excellent selection from Criterion. Will pick most of these.

BluOrbit
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Fantastic! I've been waiting for the announcement about Sweet Smell of Success ever since that picture appeared showing what looked to be the Criterion folk working on the transfer. GREAT movie....and expectations of a GREAT transfer!

majorkonig41
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
fish tank for me...brilliant film...though i wish there were a few more extras

Konrad
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I hope Fish Tank will have English subs. Not that I am h.o.h. but I have problems understanding that thick Brit slang.
reidw
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Now if only they would go back and fix the aspect ratio on The Last Emperor. Cinematographer's stupid preferences be damned!

Trogdor2010
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Great hearing their support from Criterion's consistency in releasing movies. I can't wait for Fish Tank.

CandyStalker
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I'm a little disappointed: When I saw "Arnold" in the headline I thought Criterion had finally answered my prayers and remastered "Red Sonja", heh heh.
(pause)
No?
Nothing?

Hmph. Criterion collectors are so stuffy.

But seriously, how long before they do?

Top contributor
devilnamedBuena
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I blind buy every Criterion title. They are the only company batting 1.000 with their transfers to high def. Nobody else is doing the consistent quality of work Criterion puts forth with each and every release, no matter how small or big.

Brad1963
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I have the UK Import of The Double Life of Véronique which is pretty sweet. But I may have to upgrade. It would be nice if Criterion relesed Kieœlowski's Three Colors trilogy. Senso and Amacord are nice unexpected surprises.

illini2000
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I'm good with my Veronique UK blu-ray, but Fish Tank I'll be all over. I wonder if they'll have it in 1.33 or 1.77.

fdm
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I almost did import Fish Tank a few weeks ago, but decided to wait for the Criterion and avoid another double-dip. Veronique just couldn't wait, though, had to have that when it first came out. (It's awsome, btw, the Criterion should be too.) Good month.

Phxsns1
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Can't get enough of that Criterion blu.

CheapChildren
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Amarcord!!!

I will see that peacock in glorious 1080 HD.
schweizergarde
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Time to double dip into Double Life
nitin
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
already have Fish Tank and Veronique from AE but the others are definitely going to be picked up. Had never heard of Still Walking but just looked it up and it sounds good.

Now please release Before the Revolution soon!!

Top reviewer
nathanp
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
As always, I'll be getting every title!

seppuku2
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Although I already imported the blu, I have absolutely no problem double dipping for Veronique. If only The decalogue and three colors would come out on blu also. Amarcord and still walking will also be definite day one purchases for me

unclejay73
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
In regards to someone thinking an "AH-NOLD" flick made the big-time...I don't think we'll ever see an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie on Criterion...ALTHOUGH...

I can totally see, PUMPING IRON, STAY HUNGRY and CONAN THE BARBARIAN making the CRITERION list.

Back to topic: psyched for "Amacord"
win04017
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Blessed Criterion. That's all I can say about this announcement in particular. Sweet Smell of Succes on blu-ray from Criterion is worth wholehearted joy by itself. I may be a stuffy Criterion collector, but I'll take that over just about any other broad generalization that can be applied to lovers of film.

Minimejer05
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
More Criterions! None for me this time around.

Top contributor
Dubstar
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
wow, Still Walking (an excellent movie by the way) got the short end of the stick with so few extras.

Lordy
  Nov 15, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I will double-dip on Veronique, and I'll take them all. Thank you Criterion, you're the best there ever was!

Can The Ice Storm and The Naked Lunch be too far behind?

paul_66
  Nov 16, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Might blind-buy Sweet Smell of Success. Been wonderin' when they'd anounce it. Keep 'em comin' Criterion!

EricJ
  Nov 16, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
"Amarcord!!! I will see that peacock in glorious 1080 HD. "

Just finished watching it on Netflix...Ah, Gradisca!
smellyegg
  Nov 16, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Koreeda's After Life please!!
fuddwupper
  Nov 16, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Sweet smell of success would be good

brainofj72
  Nov 16, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Keep the Fellini Blu coming, Criterion. We need Juliet of the Spirits! And maybe later they'll even do some Fellini they haven't released yet...Satyricon...Casanova...*drool*

MikeScott
  Nov 16, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
FISH TANK is getting a Criterion release? Nice!
fallofparadise
  Nov 16, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
What about "The Last Temptation of Christ"?
seth_670
  Nov 16, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
The only differences with extras between the AE and Criterion Double Life of Veronique is, as mentioned before, the audio commentary as well as the interviews with the cinematographer and composer. Don't think I'll double dip on that one, barring any huge differences in PQ/AQ.

ShellOilJunior
  Nov 16, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I know some have said the Still Walking cover is too simple or boring but I think it's beautiful. Best cover of the February releases, imo.

Top reviewer
nathanp
  Nov 16, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
6 titles in February alone! Now we're cookin!

Top contributor
Dubstar
  Nov 18, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
when the #$%^ is Criterion going to release the 4K restoration of 'Rashomon'??

Psycho Taxi Driver
  Nov 21, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I have agree Still Walking is a must buy what a beautiful film

Psycho Taxi Driver
  Nov 21, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I have agree Still Walking is a must buy what a beautiful film


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.


 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies



Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Big Hero 6
2. Birdman
3. Whiplash
4. Big Hero 6
5. Big Hero 6
6. Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
7. Horrible Bosses 2
8. The Interview
9. Gone Girl
10. Nightcrawler
11. Fury
12. The Theory of Everything
13. Munich
14. John Wick
15. Dumb and Dumber To

Trending in Theaters
1. The Interview
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service
3. Fifty Shades of Grey
4. American Sniper
5. Jupiter Ascending
6. Predestination
7. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
8. Hot Tub Time Machine 2
9. Inherent Vice
10. Wild
11. Taken 3
12. Selma
13. Into the Woods
14. What We Do in the Shadows
15. Still Alice
16. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
17. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
18. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
19. Project Almanac
20. Black Sea
21. The DUFF
22. Unbroken
23. Exodus: Gods and Kings
24. The Wedding Ringer
25. Wild Tales
26. Blackhat
27. The Pyramid
28. Mortdecai
29. A Most Violent Year
30. Seventh Son
31. Big Eyes
32. McFarland, USA
33. The Humbling
34. The Boy Next Door
35. Killers
36. Dying of the Light
37. Mr. Turner
38. The Voices
39. The Last Five Years
40. Digging Up the Marrow
41. Cake
42. Leviathan
43. The Loft
44. Song of the Sea
45. Paddington
46. Accidental Love
47. Timbuktu
48. The Gambler

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Big Hero 6
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
3.  Tinker Bell and the Legend of the N...
4.  Interstellar
5.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
6.  Birdman
7.  Whiplash
8.  American Sniper
9.  101 Dalmatians
10.  Outlander: Season 1 Volume 1
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Tinker Bell and the Legend of the N...
2.  Interstellar
3.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
4.  American Sniper
5.  Outlander: Season 1 Volume 1
6.  The Imitation Game
7.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ...
8.  Night at the Museum: Secret of the ...
9.  Into the Woods
10.  Fifty Shades of Grey
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Big Hero 6
$18.90, Save 53%
2.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
$34.96, Save 56%
3.  Birdman
$19.96, Save 50%
4.  Downton Abbey: Season 5
$29.96, Save 46%
5.  Fury
$17.99, Save 49%
6.  John Wick
$19.96, Save 50%
7.  The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
$19.99, Save 50%
8.  Star Trek: Original Motion Picture ...
$39.99, Save 71%
9.  Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D
$24.96, Save 50%
10.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
$9.00, Save 55%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

 United States


$39.95 $19.99





Fantastic Mr. Fox

 United States


$39.95 $19.99





Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole / Hugo

 United States


$32.52 $19.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2015 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices