The Criterion Collection has its July release slate in place and once again it is an exciting mix of DVD and Blu-ray product offerings.
Kicking off the month is the July 7 double feature release of director Robert Siodmak’s 1946 version of Ernest Hemingway’s The Killers (Burt Lancaster) and filmmaker Don Siegel’s 1964 remake starring Lee Marvin.
New transfers of both films for the Blu-ray also includes vintage interviews and a 1949 Screen Director’s Playhouse radio adaptation starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters.
July 14th brings a new 4K digital transfer (supervised by director of photography Caleb Deschanel) of director Carroll Ballard’s 1979 film adaptation of the Walter Farley 1941 adventure novel, The Black Stallion.
In addition to newly-prepared video sessions featuring Caleb Deschanel and director Pigs! (1965), The Perils of Priscilla (1969), Rodeo (1969), Seems Like Only Yesterday (1971) and Crystallization (1974).Carroll Ballard there are five short films from Carroll Ballard —
Also streeting on July 14 are Blu-ray and DVD editions of French New Wave filmmaker Alain Resnais’ 1959 film, Hiroshima mon Amour and Swedish filmmaker Jan Troell’s 1966 film release of Here’s Your Life.
Rounding out the month on July 21 are two new Blu-ray and DVD film releases … director Stephen Frears’ 1985 film release of My Beautiful Laundrette (new video sessions with director Stephen Frears and producer Colin MacCabe) and Wes Anderson’s 2012 film release of Moonrise Kingdom (previously released by Universal Studios), which has a new hi-def digital transfer, commentary by Anderson and a behind-the-scenes featurette featuring Bill Murray.