OK, official info for three June releases are up and spine number #200 is nearing. Here they are:
ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL #198 http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=198
NIGHT AND FOG #197 http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=197
HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR #196 http://www.criterionco.com/asp/release.asp?id=196
Speaking on level of importance, Criterion is definitely moving into more important release of world cinema. I've been personally waiting years to see Ali: Fear Eats The Soul and Hiroshima, Mon Amour is one of the three founding movies of the French New Wave. .
I really agree with you here... especially about Ali
(it'll be great to finally see the Missing Link between Sirk and Haynes). I have Fassbinder's Fox and His Friends
(one of my favorites) and The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
on DVD, also. Even though they're not Criterion, they're very nicely done and worth checking out.
Nobody has mentioned the Criterion Jubilee
, which I'm excited for. Derek Jarman is a singular filmmaker, and I say that only having read some of his books and having only seen The Last of England
, his Smiths music vids, and a short he did with Tilda Swinton and Judi Dench narrating.
Jarman was, of course, the first film director to bring Tilda Swinton to international attention. And regardless of how "indie" Adaptation
might feel to some, it's a far cry from The Last of England
, lemme tell ya.
So has anyone ever seen Jubilee
? Anyone else excited for it?