Rounding out this week's news, Criterion has just announced two new additions to their ever-expanding collection, due May 13th. First up is another Akira Kurosawa classic, Throne of Blood. Coming complete in a newly-remastered transfer with the original Japanese mono track, extras include an audio commentary by Japanese film expert Michael Jeck, a new essay by Stephen Prince, two alternative subtitle translations, and the trailer. Retail is $39.95.
Paired with the Kurosawa epic is Quai Des Orfevres, also presented in a newly-remastered transfer with its original French mono track, plus French television interview excerpts with director Henri-Georges Clouzot and the cast, plus the film's original theatrical trailer. Retail is $29.95.