Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Criterion Collection Announces July 2014 Release Slate

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
The product offerings for the Criterion Collection in July fall into two groupings.   DVD releases (of recently release Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs) and new Blu-ray-DVD Combo Pack presentations.

First the DVD selections, which begin with the July 8 release of the double-disc sets of both Aussie director Peter Weir’s landmark 1975 film, The Picnic at Hanging Rock and director Howard Hawks’ 1948 Western masterpiece, Red River, starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift. 

Next up, on July 15, are both DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack offerings of auteur filmmaker David Cronenberg’s 1981 sci-fi thriller, Scanners.  Bonus features here include a newly-prepared documentary on the making of the film titled, “The Scanners Way,” which focuses on the special effects used in the film.

French New Wave filmmaker Robert Bresson’s 1959 film, Pickpocket, will be also be available on July 15 as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (and as a repriced DVD product offering).

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyOn July 22 look for Norwegian filmmaker Erik Skjoldbjærg’s 1997 film release of Insomnia as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack … and the following week, July 29, the Criterion Collection will be delivering a newly restored Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack edition of his 1983 gem, The Big Chill.

Lastly, July 22 will see the “Essential” DVD collection of the selective works of French director Jacques Demy.   Being released as The Essential Jacques Demy is a 13-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and features Lola, Bay of Angels, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Donkey Skin and Une Chambre en Ville.

To download this week's complete edition of the DVD and Blu-ray Release Report:  DVD & Blu-ray Release Report

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