Fevereiro diversificado na Criterion. Destaque para o Blu-Ray cheio de extras de A Noite dos Mortos Vivos do George Romero.

Pra começar, o noir francês em p&b Ascensor para o Cadafalso é o primeiro filme de Louis Malle, realizado quando tinha apenas 24 anos, e conta com a estrela Jeanne Moreau (Jules e Jim do Truffaut) e trilha de Miles Davis. Precisa dizer mais? Por aqui saiu em DVD pelo temerário selo Silver Screen AKA Continental.

O clássico A Noite dos Mortos Vivos do George A. Romero já tinha saído de várias maneiras tocas aqui na terra do 1 a 7, incluindo um Blu-Ray nada suspeito da Continental. Mas a Versátil, pra variar, salvou a pátria com uma edição em DVD remasterizada e com vários extras em Zumbis no Cinema – Vol. 1.

O Silêncio dos Inocentes, de Jonathan Demme (falecido em 2017), foi o terceiro filme na história a receber os 5 principais Oscars (Melhor Filme, Direção, Roteiro, Ator e Atriz). Saiu por aqui em DVD e Blu-Ray com alguns extras pela Fox.

O indiano O Herói, de Satyajit Ray (que fez a Trilogia de Apu), saiu aqui pela Magnus Opus/Continental.

A Vingança do Ator, de Kon Ichikawa (A Harpa da Birmânia) nunca saiu por aqui. Já As Aventuras de Tom Jones, com um jovem Albert Finney saiu há milênios atrás em DVD pela Versátil, numa parceria com a MGM.

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Elevator to the Gallows, de Louis Malle (França, 1958)

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
– Interview from 2005 with actor Jeanne Moreau
– Archival interviews with Moreau, director Louis Malle, actor Maurice Ronet, and original soundtrack session pianist Rene Urtreger
– Footage of Miles Davis and Malle from the soundtrack recording session
– Program from 2005 about the score featuring jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis and critic Gary Giddins
– Malle’s student film Crazeologie, featuring Charlie Parker’s song ‘Crazeology’
– Trailers
– PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Terrence Rafferty, an interview with Malle, and a tribute by film producer Vincent Malle

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Night of Living Dead, de George A. Romero (EUA, 1968)

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
– New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary Streiner and presented uncompressed
– NIGHT OF ANUBIS, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film
– New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
– Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
– New program featuring Russo on the commercial and industrial-film production company where key NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD filmmakers got their start
– Two audio commentaries from 1994 featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor Judith O’Dea, and others
– Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
– New programs about the film’s style and score
– New interview program about the direction of ghouls, featuring members of the cast and crew
– New interviews with Gary Streiner and Russell Streiner

– Newsreels from 1967
– Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
– PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans
Illustration cover by Sean Phillips

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Silence of the Lambs, de Jonathan Demme (EUA, 1991)

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 4K digital restoration, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
– Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
– Audio commentary from 1994 featuring director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas
– New interview with critic Maitland McDonagh
– Thirty-eight minutes of deleted scenes
– Four documentaries featuring hours of interviews with cast and crew
– Behind-the-scenes featurette
– Storyboards
– Trailer
– PLUS: A book featuring an introduction by Foster, an essay by critic Amy Taubin, pieces from 2000 and 2013 by author Thomas Harris on the origins of the character Hannibal Lecter, and a 1991 interview with Demme

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The Hero, de Satyajit Ray (Índia, 1966)

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New, restored 2K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
– Interview from 2008 with actor Sharmila Tagore
– New program featuring film scholar Meheli Sen
– New English subtitle translation
– PLUS: An essay by author Pico Iyer and a 1980 tribute to Kumar by Satyajit Ray

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An Actor´s Revenge, de Kon Ichikawa  (Japão, 1963)

BLU-RAY EDITION FEATURES
– New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
– Rare 1999 Directors Guild of Japan interview with director Kon Ichikawa, conducted by critic and filmmaker Yuki Mori
– New interview with critic, filmmaker, and festival programmer Tony Rayns
– New English subtitle translation
– PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow

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Tom Jones, de Tony Richardson (Reino Unido, 1963)

TWO-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director s cut, both supervised by director of photography Walter Lassally, with uncompressed monaural and stereo soundtracks
– New program on the film s cinematography featuring a conversation between Lassally and critic Peter Cowie
– Excerpt from a 1982 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring actor Albert Finney
– New interview with actor Vanessa Redgrave on director Tony Richardson, to whom she was married from 1962 to 1967
– New interview with film scholar Duncan Petrie on the movie s impact on British cinema
– Illustrated archival audio interview with composer John Addison on his Oscar-winning score for the film
– New interview with the director s-cut editor, Robert Lambert
– PLUS: An essay by scholar Neil Sinyard

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