Monday, January 24, 2022

The Criterion Collection Announces It April Of 2022 Slate Of New Film Restorations

The Criterion Collection has just announced its April slate on new film restorations destined for release in the home entertainment packaged media marketplace over the course of the month.

Topping the list is documentary filmmaker Al Reinert’s 1989 Oscar-nominated For All Mankind, a look at the various manned trips to the moon that took place beginning in December of 1968 with Apollo 8 and concluded in December of 1972 with the end of the Apollo program and last landing on the moon by the crew of Apollo 17.

This new 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack edition, streeting on Apr. 26, features commentary from film filmmaker Al Reinert, who is joined by Apollo 17 commander Eugene A. Cernan, the last human to set foot on the moon.

Also included as bonus features are producer Abbey Lustgarten’s 2009 making-of documentary titled An Accidental Gift: The Making of For All Mankind, interviews with 15 of the Apollo astronauts and an optional on-screen feature that identifies both astronauts and mission-control specialists.

Also heading home during the month of April from Criterion are director Bertrand Tavernier’s 1986 biopic, ‘Round Midnight (Blu-ray, Apr. 26), film festival arrival from brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri, Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) (double-disc DVD and Blu-ray on Apr. 26), writer/director Frank Tashlin’s 1956 music-themed comedy, The Girl Can’t Help It, starring Jane Mansfield (DVD and Blu-ray, Apr. 19), Vittorio De Sica’s Miracle in Milan (Apr. 19, DVD and Blu-ray) and director Alex Cox’s little-seen 1987 biopic, Walker (Apr. 12, both DVD and Blu-ray editions).


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