Os lançamentos da Criterion de fevereiro a maio de 2019

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Como estávamos atrasados na divulgação dos lançamentos da Criterion aqui no site (e alguns leitores reclamaram com razão), resolvemos publicar um mega post com todos os títulos já anunciados pela empresa nos EUA. Primeiro os comentários mês a mês, e depois a listagem completa com a arte das capas.

Fevereiro

Não Durma Nervoso, com o Danny Glover, é inédito em DVD no Brasil. Vergonha, de Ingmar Bergman saiu aqui com alguns extras pela Versátil. A Verdade, de Henri-Georges Clouzot só saiu pela Continental (brrr!). Morte em Veneza saiu aqui pela Warner peladim de extras e Berlin Alexanderplatz já saiu pela Versátil.

Março

Um clássico de reprises da Globo nos anos 80, Febre da Juventude, primeiro filme do consagrado diretor Robert Zemeckis (De Volta para o Futuro), sai em edição recheada de extras. A Flauta Mágica, do Bergman, já saiu aqui pela Versátil e Wanda, pela Lume. Japón, de Carlos Reygadas, por sua vez, segue inédito. Pra terminar, a Criterion lança O Caçula, mais um clássico de Harold Lloyd. Aliás, passarinhos verdes me disseram que o terceiro comediante mais importante do cinema mudo (junto com Chaplin e Buster Keaton) finalmente terá alguns de seus filmes disponibilizados de forma decente para o público brasileiro em breve. Aguardemos.

Abril

Abril é um mês marcante para o catálogo da Criterion. Acostumados com títulos clássicos e cults com uma pegada mais artística, seremos presenteados com dois títulos claramente comerciais. Já no dia primeiro, o subestimado Um Tira no Jardim de Infância, de Ivan Reitman, ganha uma edição à sua altura: dois Blu-rays (um com o filme e um de extras) e mais um DVD só com erros de filmagem cometidos pelas crianças. Em seguida Jackie Chan apronta mil e uma confusões com uma turma da pesada em Police Story 1 e 2.

A seguir, a Criterion volta à sua programação normal. Um Rosto na Multidão, do Elia Kazan, saiu aqui pela Classicline. Do Jim Jarmusch vem dois filmes: Estranhos no Paraíso (que teve uma versão nacional capenga pela Magnus Opus) e Uma Noite Sobre a Terra, que saiu aqui pela Obras-Primas do Cinema numa edição com extras. Noites de Diamantes, de Jan Nemec e As Quatro Irmãs (tradução perfeita do original My Brilliant Career), de Gillian Armstrong, nunca saíram no país dos laranjais.

Maio

Caramba! Todos os títulos do mês já saíram no Brasil (apenas em DVD, of course). Senão, vejamos: Veludo Azul, clássico do David Lynch saiu aqui pela Fox/Mgm. Já Violência Gratuita (o original de 1997) saiu numa versão bacanuda pela Obras-Primas do Cinema. Jogo de Emoções, do David Mamet saiu aqui pela Versátil em edição com uma hora de extras. Uma Canta, a Outra Não, da Agnès Varda, saiu recentemente no box Mulheres no Cinema, pela Versátil. Tarde Demais, de William Wyler com Olivia de Havilland e Montgomery Clift saiu aqui numa versão nudes da Versátil. E Deixe a Luz do Sol Entrar , com Gérard Depardieu Juliette Binoche, saiu pela Imovision sem extras.

FEVEREIRO

To Sleep with Anger, de Charles Burnett (EUA, 1990) – IMDB: 7,3

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Charles Burnett, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Of Family and Folklore, a new interview program, featuring Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis
– A Walk with Charles Burnett, a new hour-long conversation between Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend that revisits Burnett’s films and shooting locations
– Short video tribute to Burnett produced for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards ceremony in 2017
– PLUS: An essay by critic Ashley Clark
– New cover by Charly Palmer

Shame, de Ingmar Bergman (Suécia, 1968) – IMDB: 8,0

SPECIAL FEATURES
– New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Interviews with director Ingmar Bergman and a brief excerpt from a press conference for the film, recorded in 1967 and ’68 for Swedish television
– New interview with actor Liv Ullmann
– An Introduction to Ingmar Bergman, a 1968 documentary made during the film’s production, featuring an extensive interview with Bergman
– New English subtitle translation
– PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow
– New cover by Anthony Gerace

La Verité, de Henri-Georges Clouzot (França, 1960) – IMDB: 7,6

SPECIAL FEATURES
– New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Le scandale Clouzot, a sixty-minute documentary from 2017 on director Henri-Georges Clouzot
– Interview from 1960 with Clouzot
– Interview with actor Brigitte Bardot from the 1982 documentary Brigitte Bardot telle qu’elle
– New English subtitle translation
– PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau
– New cover by F. Ron Miller

Death in Venice, de Luchino Visconti (Itália, 1971) – IMDB: 7,5

SPECIAL FEATURES
– New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Luchino Visconti: Life as in a Novel, a 2008 documentary about the director, featur­ing Visconti; actors Burt Lancaster, Silvana Mangano, and Marcello Mastroianni; filmmakers Francesco Rosi and Franco Zeffirelli; and others
– Alla ricerca di Tadzio, a 1970 short film by Visconti about his efforts to cast the role of Tadzio
– New program featuring literature and cinema scholar Stefano Albertini
– Interview from 2006 with costume designer Piero Tosi
– Excerpt from a 1990 program about the music in Visconti’s films, featuring Bogarde and actor Marisa Berenson
– Interview with Visconti from 1971
– Visconti’s Venice, a short 1970 behind-the-scenes documentary featuring Visconti and Bogarde
– Trailer
– PLUS: An essay by critic Dennis Lim
– New cover by Cliff Wright

Berlin Alexanderplatz, de Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Alemanha, 1980) – IMDB: 8,0

SPECIAL FEATURES
– High-definition digital restoration by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation and Bavaria Media, supervised and approved by director of photography Xaver Schwarzenberger, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
– Two documentaries by Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation president Juliane Lorenz: one from 2007 featuring interviews with the cast and crew, the other from 2006 on the restoration
– Hans-Dieter Hartl’s 1980 documentary Notes on the Making of “Berlin Alexanderplatz”
Phil Jutzi’s 1931 feature-length film of Alfred Döblin’s novel, from a screenplay cowritten by Döblin himself
– Interview from 2007 with Peter Jelavich, author of “Berlin Alexanderplatz”: Radio, Film, and the Death of Weimar Culture
– PLUS: A book featuring an essay by filmmaker Tom Tykwer, reflections on the novel by Fassbinder and author Thomas Steinfeld, and an interview with Schwarzenberger
– Cover by Eric Skillman

MARÇO

Wanda, de Barbara Loden (EUA, 1970) – IMDB: 7,1

SPECIAL FEATURES
– New 2K digital restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, The Film Foundation, and Gucci, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– I Am Wanda, an hour-long documentary by Katja Raganelli featuring an interview with director Barbara Loden filmed in 1980
– Audio recording of Loden speaking to students at the American Film Institute in 1971
– Segment from a 1971 episode of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Loden
– The Frontier Experience (1975), a short educational film about a pioneer woman’s struggle to survive, directed by and starring Loden
– Trailer
– PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin
– New cover by Eric Skillman

The Magic Flute, de Ingmar Bergman (Suécia, 1975) – IMDB: 7,8

SPECIAL FEATURES
– New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Interview with director Ingmar Bergman recorded in 1974 for Swedish television
– New interview with film scholar Peter Cowie
– Tystnad! Tagning! Trollflöjten! (1975), a feature-length documentary produced for Swedish television about the making of the film
– PLUS: An essay by author Alexander Chee
– New cover by Anna and Elena Balbusso

The Kid Brother, de Ted Wilde (EUA, 1927) – IMDB: 7,6

SPECIAL FEATURES
– New 4K digital restoration
– Orchestral score by composer Carl Davis from 1989
– Alternate archival organ score performed by Gaylord Carter
– Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll, film historian Annette D’Agostino Lloyd, and Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter Suzanne
– Harold’s Leading Ladies, a new conversation between author Cari Beauchamp and Suzanne Lloyd
– Anatomy of a Gag: Monkeyshoes, a new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns
– Behind-the-scenes stills gallery curated by Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Simonton Jr.
– Close to Home, a new video essay on the film’s shooting locations by author John Bengtson
– Dutch television interview with Lloyd from 1962
– Featurette from 2005 about Greenacres, Lloyd’s estate, hosted by Suzanne Lloyd
– Two restored rare early Lloyd shorts: Over the Fence (1917) and That’s Him (1918), with new Wurlitzer theater pipe organ scores and a discussion of their early film formats by archivist Dino Everett
– New tour of the Wurlitzer organ with composer Nathan Barr and organist Mark Herman
– PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey
– New cover by F. Ron Miller

Japón, de Carlos Reygadas (México, 2002) – IMDB: 6,9

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Carlos Reygadas, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– New conversation between Reygadas and filmmaker Amat Escalante
– Video diary shot by actor Alejandro Ferretis during the film’s production
– Adulte, a 1998 short film by Reygadas
– Deleted scene
– Trailer
– PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by novelist Valeria Luiselli, behind-the-scenes photographs, and a selection of Reygadas’s original storyboards
– New cover by Sam Smith

I Wanna Hold Your Hand, de Robert Zemeckis (EUA, 1978) – IMDB: 7,1

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Robert Zemeckis and cowriter Bob Gale, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– New conversation among Zemeckis, Gale, and executive producer Steven Spielberg
– New interview with actors Nancy Allen and Marc McClure
– Audio commentary from 2004 featuring Zemeckis and Gale
– The Lift (1972) and A Field of Honor (1973), two early short films by Zemeckis
– Trailer and radio spots
– PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Tobias
– New cover by Manansseh Johnson

Detour, de Edgar G. Ulmer (EUA, 1945) – IMDB: 7,4

SPECIAL FEATURES
– New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-Screen, a 2004 documentary featuring interviews with actor Ann Savage and filmmakers Roger Corman, Joe Dante, and Wim Wenders
– New interview with film scholar Noah Isenberg, author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins
– New program about the restoration
– Janus Films rerelease trailer
– PLUS: An essay by critic and poet Robert Polito
– New cover by Jennifer Dionisio

ABRIL

Police Story 1, de Jackie Chan (Hong Kong, 1985) – IMDB: 7,6
Police Story 2, de Jackie Chan (Hong Kong, 1988) – IMDB: 7,2

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 4K digital restorations of Police Story and Police Story 2
– Alternate 5.1 surround soundtracks
– Alternate English-dubbed soundtracks
– Alternate version of Police Story 2, presented in a 2K digital transfer for the first time from a subtitled 35 mm Hong Kong–release print
– New interview with filmmaker Edgar Wright and a 2017 podcast conversation between Wright and actor-director Jackie Chan
– New programs on Chan’s screen persona and action-filmmaking techniques featuring author and New York Asian Film Festival cofounder Grady Hendrix
– Episode of Son of the Incredibly Strange Film Show from 1989 featuring interviews with Chan and actor Maggie Cheung
– Archival interviews with Chan and actor and stuntman Benny Lai
– Excerpts from Jackie: My Stunts, a 1999 documentary codirected by and starring Chan
– Excerpt from a 2017 tv program reuniting the original members of the Chan Stunt Team
– Television program from 1964 detailing the rigors of Beijing-opera training, akin to the education that Chan received as a child
– Chan stunt reel
– Trailers
– New English subtitle translations
– PLUS: An essay by critic Nick Pinkerton
– New covers by Jeremy Enecio

Kindergarten Cop, de Ivan Reitman (EUA, 1990) – IMDB: 8,1

CONTINUITY-ASSISTANT-APPROVED THREE-DISC SPECIAL EDITION:
– New high-definition digital restoration of the 1990 director’s cut, presented in 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
– New audio commentary featuring Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, author of It – Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Can Teach Us
– Excerpts from the French television program Cinéastes de notre temps: “Ivan Reitman”
– Kindergarten Cops Today, a new hour-long documentary featuring former New York City police detectives Frank Serpico and Robert Leuci, former San Francisco police inspector Dave Toschi, and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio
– From “Fingers” to Finger-Painting, an interview with cinematographer Michael Chapman
– Archival video of Schwarzenegger’s acceptance speeches for the Favorite Movie Actor award at the 1989 and 1991 Kids’ Choice Awards
– The Kids Aren’t All Right, an analysis of all the cuts made to ensure a PG-13 rating
– More than six hundred minutes of rare behind-the-scenes and archival footage
– Seven theatrical trailers
– PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by former police reporter and creator of The Wire David Simon and a reprint of James Agee’s original review of the film

Stranger Than Paradise, de Jim Jarmusch (EUA, 1984) – IMDB: 7,6

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– High-definition digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Audio commentary from 1996 featuring Jarmusch and actor Richard Edson
– Permanent Vacation (1980), Jarmusch’s seventy-five-minute, color feature debut, presented in a high-definition digital restoration supervised by the director
– Kino ’84: Jim Jarmusch, a 1984 German television program ­featuring interviews with cast and crew members from Stranger Than Paradise and Permanent Vacation
– Some Days in January 1984, a behind-the-scenes Super 8 film by Tom Jarmusch
U.S. and Japanese trailers
– PLUS: A booklet featuring Jarmusch’s 1984 “Some Notes on Stranger Than Paradise,” critics Geoff Andrew and J. Hoberman on Stranger Than Paradise, and author and critic Luc Sante on Permanent Vacation
– Cover by Eric Skillman

A Face in the Crowd, de Elia Kazan (EUA, 1957) – IMDB: 8,2

– New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– New interview with Ron Briley, author of The Ambivalent Legacy of Elia Kazan
– New interview with Andy Griffith biographer Evan Dalton Smith
– Facing the Past, a 2005 documentary featuring actors Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Anthony Franciosa; screenwriter Budd Schulberg; and film scholars Leo Braudy and Jeff Young
– Trailer
– PLUS: An essay by critic April Wolfe, excerpts from director Elia Kazan’s introduction to the film’s published screenplay, and a 1957 New York Times Magazine profile of Griffith
– New cover by Marc Aspinall

Diamonds of the Night, de Jan Němec (Tchecoslováquia, 1964) – IMDB: 7,6

SPECIAL FEATURES
– New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Interview from 2009 with director Jan Němec
– A Loaf of Bread, Němec’s 1960 student thesis film, based on a story by Arnošt Lustig
– Arnošt Lustig Through the Eyes of Jan Němec, a short documentary from 1993
– New interview with film programmer Irena Kovarova
– New video essay on the film’s stylistic influences by scholar James Quandt
– New English subtitle translation
– PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson
– New cover by Sterling Hundley

My Brilliant Career, de Gillian Armstrong (Austrália, 1979) – IMDB: 7,3

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 2K digital restoration, approved by director Gillian Armstrong, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Audio commentary from 2009 featuring Armstrong
– New interview with Armstrong
– Interview from 1980 with actor Judy Davis
– New interview with production designer Luciana Arrighi
– Trailer
– PLUS: An essay by critic Carrie Rickey
– New cover by F. Ron Miller

Night on Earth, de Jim Jarmusch (EUA, 1991) – IMDB: 7,8

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– High-definition digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Jim Jarmusch, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Selected-scene commentary from 2007 featuring director of photography Frederick Elmes and location sound mixer Drew Kunin
– Q&A with Jarmusch from 2007, in which he responds to questions sent in by fans
– Belgian television interview with Jarmusch from 1992
– PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by filmmakers, authors, and critics Thom Andersen, Paul Auster, Bernard Eisenschitz, Goffredo Fofi, and Peter von Bagh, and the lyrics to Tom Waits’s original songs from the film
– Cover by Eric Skillman

MAIO

Blue Velvet, de David Lynch (EUA, 1986) – IMDB: 7,8

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 4K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray, both supervised by director David Lynch
– Alternate original stereo soundtrack
– “Blue Velvet” Revisited, a feature-length meditation on the making of the film by Peter Braatz, filmed on-set during the production
– The Lost Footage, fifty-one minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes assembled by Lynch
– Mysteries of Love, a seventy-minute documentary from 2002 on the making of the film
– Trailer
– Cover by Fred Davis

Funny Games, de Michael Haneke (Áustria, 1997) – IMDB: 7,6

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Michael Haneke, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– New interviews with Haneke and actor Arno Frisch
– New interview with film historian Alexander Horwath
– Press conference from the 1997 Cannes Film Festival featuring Haneke and actors Susanne Lothar and Ulrich Mühe
– Trailer
– New English subtitle translation
– PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri

House of Games, de David Mamet (EUA, 1987) – IMDB: 7,3

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– High-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Juan Ruiz Anchía, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Audio commentary from 2007 featuring director David Mamet and consultant and actor Ricky Jay
– Interviews with actors Lindsay Crouse and Joe Mantegna from 2007
– David Mamet on “House of Games,” a short documentary shot on location during the film’s preparation and production
– Detail from a storyboard of a short con not used in the film
– Trailer
– PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones and excerpts from Mamet’s introduction to the published screenplay
– Cover illustration by Eric Skillman, design by Jamie Keenan

Let the Sunshine In, de Claire Denis (França, 2017) – IMDB: 6,0

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– 4K digital master, approved by cinematographer Agnès Godard, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– New interviews with director Claire Denis and actor Juliette Binoche
– Voilà l’enchaînement (2014), a short film directed by Denis and adapted from a text by author Christine Angot, featuring actors Norah Krief and Alex Descas
– Trailer
– New English subtitle translation
– PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, de Agnès Varda (França,1977) – IMDB: 8,2

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
– New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Agnès Varda and cinematographer
– Charlie Van Damme, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– Women Are Naturally Creative, a 1977 documentary directed by Katja Raganelli, featuring an interview with Varda shot during the making of the film, plus on-set interviews with actors Valérie Mairesse and Thérèse Liotard
– Réponse de femmes, a 1975 short film by Varda, on the question “What is a woman?”
– Plaisir d’amour en Iran, a 1976 short film by Varda, starring Mairesse and Ali Raffi
– Trailer
– New English subtitle translation
– PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin and excerpts from the film’s original press book
– Cover by Michel Landi

The Heiress, de William Wyler (EUA, 1949) – IMDB: 8,2

– New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
– New conversation between screenwriter Jay Cocks and film critic Farran Smith Nehme
– New program about the film’s costumes featuring costume collector and historian Larry McQueen
– The Costume Designer, a restored 1950 short film featuring costume designer Edith Head
– Appearance by actor Olivia de Havilland on a 1979 episode of The Paul Ryan Show
– Excerpts from a 1973 tribute to director William Wyler on The Merv Griffin Show, featuring Wyler, de Havilland, and actors Bette Davis and Walter Pidgeon
– Wyler’s acceptance speech from the American Film Institute’s 1976 Salute to William Wyler
– Interview with actor Ralph Richardson filmed in 1981 for the documentary Directed by William Wyler
– Trailer
– PLUS: An essay by critic Pamela Hutchinson
– New cover by Danielle Clough

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