17 December 2008

Criterion + Others

Criterion announced their slate for March, which includes Akira Kurosawa's Dodes'ka-den which I thought was the last Kurosawa film to become available in the US (I don't know where I got that information as I know neither The Most Beautiful nor Sanshiro Sugata are available). The other titles include Andrzej Wajda's Danton, starring Gérard Depardieu and Patrice Chéreau, Roberto Rossellini's Il generale della Rovereand with Vittorio De Sica and a new disc for François Truffaut's The Last Metro [Le dernier métro], also starring Depardieu as well as Catherine Deneuve and Andréa Ferréol. The latter will include a short film entitled Une histoire d'eau, "co-directed" by Truffaut and Godard.

Universal has set 17 February for Changeling. Choke will be out from 20th Century Fox on the same day. Hunter Hill and Perry Moore's Lake City is hitting DVD shelves on 3 March from Screen Media Films. The film, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, stars Sissy Spacek, Troy Garity, Rebecca Romijn and Drea de Matteo.

Strand Releasing announced Claude Miller's Un secret for 10 March. And finally, Water Bearer Films will have Lior Shamriz's Japan Japan (from Israel) and Rémi Lange's Devotee (from France) on 24 February. I have a much bigger list of UK and French DVDs coming in early 2009, but I'll post that later this week.


Erich Kuersten said...

Once again a slew of snoozers from Criterion. When they gonna release something cool and or fun, the sort of thing you want to watch more than once? Where is that missing Powell and Pressburger film, A Matter of Life and Death AKA Stairway to HEaven. What about the Vivre Sa Vie they promised? Or the Leo McCarey or Nicholas Ray Eclipse sets they never promised but should just know to release? In other words, stuff we;d actually want to buy even if we weren't libraries or masochists?

reassurance said...

Precisely. Though I know The Last Metro is OOP, I would be a lot more excited if they announced something that, say, has never been on DVD before (the two exceptions being Last Year at Marienbad and Red Desert, which would thrill me to no end).