Os lançamentos da Criterion de agosto de 2018

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A gente aqui no Brasil inveja (com razão) a existência da norte-americana Criterion. Mas, apesar da turma do “só compro em Blu-ray” chiar, este mês temos estes quatro lançamentos meio mais ou menos pela Criterion Collection e nada menos do que 20 filmes pela Versátil. Além de sete lançamentos da Classicline, incluindo o raro Um Barco e Nove Destinos de Alfred Hitchcock.

O destaque da Criterion é, sem dúvida, Memórias do Subdesenvolvimento, de Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, importante filme cubano de 1968 que saiu aqui pela Videofilmes. O diretor Tomás Gutiérrez  chegou a ganhar um prêmio por sua película mas foi proibido pelo regime de Fidel Castro de ir recebê-lo nos Estados Unidos.

Também é digno de nota O Diabo Disse Não (1943) de Ernst Lubitsch que saiu aqui em DVD pela Fox. Aliás, Lubitsch teve um box com quatro filmes lançado por aqui pela Obras Primas do Cinema este mês, é bom lembrar.

Para finalizar, A Balada de Gregorio Cortez, de Robert M. Young e Smithereens, de Susan Seidelman, ambos dos EUA e de 1982, nunca saíram por aqui.

 

memories

Memories of Underdevelopment, de Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (Cuba, 1968)

IMDb: 7,8

SPECIAL FEATURES

New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

New interviews with film critics B. Ruby Rich and José Antonio Évora

New interview with novelist and screenwriter Edmundo Desnoes

Titón: From Havana to “Guantanamera,” a 2008 feature-length documentary on director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s life and career

Segment from a 1989 audio interview with Gutiérrez Alea

Segments from 2017 interviews with actor Daisy Granados and editor Nelson Rodríguez from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Visual History Program collection

Trailer

New English subtitle translation

Plus: An essay by author Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

New cover by Danijel Žeželj

heaven

Heaven Can Wait, de Ernst Lubitsch (EUA, 1943)

IMDb: 7,5

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration by Twentieth Century Fox and the Academy Film Archive in collaboration with The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Conversation from 2005 between film critics Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris
  • Creativity with Bill Moyers: A Portrait of Samson Raphaelson (1982), a thirty-minute program exploring the screenwriter’s life and career
  • Audio seminar with Raphaelson and film critic Richard Corliss recorded at the Museum of Modern Art in 1977
  • Home recordings of director Ernst Lubitsch playing the piano
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar William Paul

 

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The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, de Robert M. Young (EUA, 1982)

IMDb: 6,7

SPECIAL FEATURES

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New interview with actor and producer Edward James Olmos

New interview with Chon A. Noriega, author of Shot in America: Television, the State, and the Rise of Chicano Cinema

Cast-and-crew panel from 2016 including Olmos; director Robert M. Young; producer Moctesuma Esparza; cinematographer Reynaldo Villalobos; and actors Bruce McGill, Tom Bower, Rosanna DeSoto, and Pepe Serna

PLUS: An essay by film scholar Charles Ramírez Berg

New cover by Juan R. Fuentes

smithereens

Smithereens, de Susan Seidelman (EUA, 1982)

IMDb: 6,7

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

New 2K digital restoration, approved by director Susan Seidelman

Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Seidelman

New interviews with Seidelman and actor Susan Berman

And You Act Like One Too (1976) and Yours Truly, Andrea G. Stern (1979), two early shorts by Seidelman, with new introductions by the director

PLUS: An essay by critic Rebecca Bengal

New cover by Jay Shaw

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