29 November 2008

Murnau and Others in 2009

Kino will release three silent works from director F.W. Murnau on DVD on 17 March. The first is a resorted edition of Faust; the second is The Finances of the Grand Duke [Die Finanzen des Großherzogs]; and the third is The Haunted Castle [Schloß Vogeloed]. Also in March from Kino are Wonderful Town on the 3rd and Nicolas Philibert's doc Back to Normany [Retour en Normandie] on the same day.

Fernando Meirelles' Blindness, which opened this year's Cannes Film Festival and was later ignored by US audiences, will be released on 10 February. Jirí Menzel's Czech comedy I Served the King of England will be available from Sony on 17 February. Also in February, Religulous on the 17th from Lionsgate and Takeshi Kitano's Takeshis' on the 24th from BCI Eclipse.

Sony announced another round of their "Martini Movies," which includes Stephen Frears' Gumshoe with Albert Finney, the sci-fi comedy Vibes with Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum, Carol Reed's Our Man in Havana with Alec Guinness, Burl Ives and Maureen O'Hara, Getting Straight with Elliott Gould and Candice Bergen, and the apocalyptic Five. All street on 3 February.

The Weinstein Company has delayed a few titles from February to March. Dante 01 will now be released on 17 March, and Martyrs on the 24th. The animated Azur et Asmar, which was delayed from November, should be released on the 17th of March as well.

And finally, the animated, highly-amusing The Life and Times of Tim will hit shelves on 24 March from HBO.


Anonymous said...

Anybody else notice that C Lauper had a tremendous a$$ in Vibes?

Joe said...

I didn't notice, but I'll take your word for it.