Rounding out today's news are three new additions to The Criterion Collection, set for release on October 11th.
Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge gets the two-disc treatment, complete with a remastered 1.37:1 transfer and the original French mono track, plus tons of extras including excerpts from Cinéastes de notres temps, the 1970 documentary Jean-Pierre Melville (Portrait en 9 Poses), new video interviews with Melville friend and editor of Melville on Melville, Rui Nogueira, and assistant director Bernard Stora, 30 minutes of rare on-set footage featuring interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville and cast, French television interview footage with Melville and Delon, the original theatrical and 2002 re-release trailers, a still gallery, new essays by film critics Michael Sragow and Chris Fujiwara, plus an introduction from filmmaker John Woo. Retail is $39.95.
Next is Yasujiro Ozu 's Tokyo Story, also newly remastered in 1.37:1 full screen and Japanese mono. Extras include an audio commentary by Ozu-film scholar David Desser, the 120-minute documentary "I Lived, But..." about the life and career of Ozu, "Talking with Ozu," a 30-minute tribute to featuring reflections from his fellow filmmakers, the original theatrical trailer, and a new essay by David Bordwell, author of Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema. Retail is also $39.95.
Last but not least is Steven Soderbergh's little-seen Schizopolis, which gets a new 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and English mono soundtrack. Supplements include two audio commentaries, one with Soderbergh interviewing himself, the other with producer John Hardy, actor and casting director David Jensen, production sound mixer Paul Ledford, and actor Michael Malone, deleted scenes, the original theatrical trailer and a new essay by Village Voice critic Dennis Lim. Retail is $39.95.