Os lançamentos da Criterion de novembro de 2018

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43 FILMES! Isso mesmo! A Criterion lançou em novembro 43 filmes, sendo 39 deles num box do Ingmar Bergman.

Mas não podemos reclamar (muito) pois a Versátil fez o mesmo e relançou todos os 39 filmes este ano, em comemoração ao centenário do diretor. Em DVD mas, cá pra gente, estamos no lucro em se tratando de Brasil-il (e olha que O Sétimo Selo e Fanny & Alexander ainda tiveram versões em Blu-ray).

Bora falar dos outros lançamentos do mês:

Histórias Reais (1986) foi dirigido pelo cantor David Byrne, fundador da banda Talking Heads e produtor de diversos álbuns, inclusive do brasileiro Tom Zé. Seu filme nunca saiu por aqui em DVD.

Soberba (1942), de Orson Welles saiu por aqui no box O Cinema de Orson Welles, pela Versátil (além de outras versões mequetrefes por aí), inclusive com extras.

Quanto Mais Quente Melhor (1959), clássico absoluto dirigido por Billy Wilder saiu aqui pela Fox, inclusive em uma edição especial da saudosa (lágrima escorre) coleção Cinema Reserve, com dois DVDs.

Os Amantes Crucificados (1954), de Kenji Mizoguchi, saiu por aqui pela Versátil no box O Cinema de Mizoguchi Volume 1.

Fazendo um balanço aqui… dos 43 filmes lançados pela Criterion este mês, a Versátil lançou 41. Até que estamos bem, hein?

Seguem as capas e extras.

39 filmes de Ingmar Bergman

SPECIAL FEATURES
Thirty-nine films, including eighteen never before released by Criterion
Digital restorations of the fi lms, including a new 4K restoration of The Seventh Seal and new 2K restorations of Crisis, Persona, Fanny and Alexander, and many others, with uncompressed monaural and stereo soundtracks
Eleven introductions by director Ingmar Bergman
Six audio commentaries
Over five hours of interviews with Bergman
Interviews with Bergman’s collaborators, including actors Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Bergman, Erland Josephson, Gunnel Lindblom, Liv Ullmann, and Max von Sydow and cinematographer Sven Nykvist
Daniel and Karin’s Face, two rarely seen documentary shorts by Bergman
Documentaries about the making of Autumn Sonata, Fanny and Alexander, The Magic Flute, The Serpent’s Egg, The Touch, and Winter Light
Extensive programs about Bergman’s life and work, including Bergman Island, . . . But Film Is My Mistress, Laterna Magica, Liv & Ingmar, and others
Behind-the-scenes footage, video essays, trailers, stills galleries, and more
PLUS: A lavishly illustrated 248-page book, featuring essays on the films by critics, scholars, and authors including Cowie, Alexander Chee, Molly Haskell, Karan Mahajan, Fernanda Solórzano, and many others, along with selections from remarks and texts by Bergman himself

True Stories, de David Byrne (EUA, 1986) – IMDB 7,1

SPECIAL FEATURES
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Byrne and cinematogra­pher Ed Lachman, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, supervised by Byrne, on the Blu-ray
New documentary about the film’s production, featuring Byrne, Lachman, screenwriter Stephen Tobolowsky, executive producer Edward Pressman, coproducer Karen Murphy, fashion-show costume designer Adelle Lutz, casting director Victoria Thomas, consultant Christina Patoski, actor Jo Harvey Allen, and artist and songwriter Terry Allen
CD containing the film’s complete soundtrack, compiled here for the first time (Blu-ray only)
Real Life (1986), a short documentary by Pamela Yates and Newton Thomas Sigel made on the set of the film
No Time to Look Back, a new homage to Virgil, Texas, the fictional town where True Stories is set
New documentary about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and work on the film, featuring Byrne and artist Maira Kalman, Tibor’s widow
Deleted scenes
Trailer
PLUS: Essays by critic Rebecca Bengal, journalist and author Joe Nick Patoski, and Byrne, along with a 1986 piece by actor Spalding Gray on the film’s production and a selection of Byrne’s preproduction photography, tabloid clippings, and writing about the film’s visual motifs

New cover based on concepts by Tibor Kalman/M & Co.

The Magnificent Ambersons, de Orson Welles (EUA, 1942) – IMDB 7,9

SPECIAL FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Two audio commentaries, featuring scholars Robert L. Carringer and James Naremore and critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
New interviews with film historians Simon Callow and Joseph McBride
New video essay on the film’s cinematographers by scholar François Thomas
New video essays by scholars François Thomas and Christopher Husted
Director Orson Welles on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970
Segment from a 1925 silent adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons
Audio from a 1978 AFI symposium on Welles, and audio interviews with Welles conducted by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
Two Mercury Theatre radio plays: Seventeen (1938), an adaptation of another Booth Tarkington novel by Welles, and The Magnificent Ambersons (1939)
Trailer
PLUS: An essay by critic Molly Haskell and (Blu-ray only) essays by authors and critics Luc Sante, Geoffrey O’Brien, Farran Smith Nehme, and Jonathan Lethem, and excerpts from an unfinished 1982 memoir by Welles
New cover by Eric Skillman

Some Like it Hot, de Billy Wilder (EUA, 1959) – IMDB 8,3

SPECIAL FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary from 1989 featuring film scholar Howard Suber
New short program on Orry-Kelly’s costumes for the film, featuring costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and costume historian and archivist Larry McQueen
Three behind-the-scenes documentaries
Appearances by director Billy Wilder on The Dick Cavett Show from 1982
Conversation from 2001 between actor Tony Curtis and film critic Leonard Maltin
French television interview from 1988 with actor Jack Lemmon
Radio interview from 1955 with actor Marilyn Monroe
Trailer
PLUS: An essay by author Sam Wasson
New cover by F. Ron Miller

A Story from Chikamatsu, de Kenji Mizoguchi (Japão, 1954) – IMDB 8,1

SPECIAL FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New interview with actor Kyoko Kagawa
Mizoguchi: The Auteur Behind the “Metteur-en-scène,” a new illustrated audio essay by film scholar Dudley Andrew
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by film scholar Haden Guest
New cover by Michael Boland

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