Tuesday, May 20, 2014

All That Jazz Headlines The Criterion Collection's August Release Wave

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
The Criterion Collection unveiled its August release calendar this past week and leading the summer parade of film treasures is the Aug. 26 restoration of director Bob Fosse’s 1979 brilliantly-staged, but oh so bittersweet bio pic starring Roy Scheider, All That Jazz.

Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD (double-disc) SKUs are being offered and bonus features included two commentary options, one with Roy Scheider (“scene specific”) and one with film editor Alan Heim (Oscar-winner for his work here).   Plus there is a featurette titled “Razzle-Dazzle” as well as newly-prepared video interviews with both Heim and Bob Fosse biographer Sam Wasson.

Also on the schedule are auteur filmmaker John Cassavetes’ 1984 film release of Love Streams (teaming him with Gena Rowlands) … Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and double-disc DVD editions are planned (bonus features include a newly-prepared commentary from documentary filmmaker Michael Ventura, who did I'm Almost Not Crazy: John Cassavetes - The Man and His Work).

Aug. 19 brings the Spanish-language imports, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! and Y Tu Mamá También (both are being presented as Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs and double-disc DVD SKUs).

The month concludes on Aug. 26 with the aforementioned All That Jazz launch and the Blu-ray only release of Japanese filmmaker Shôhei Imamura’s 1979 film, Vengeance is Mine.

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

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