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Novedades de Criterion en Blu-ray

Jugosas novedades las que nos llegan de la mano de la todoterreno Criterion: “Al filo de la notícia” (James L. Brooks, 1987), “Corredor sin retorno” (Samuel Fuller, 1963), “El ejército de las sombras” (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969), “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” (Byron Haskin, 1964) y “Una luz en el hampa” (Samuel Fuller, 1964).

Cinco clásicos imprescindibles con imagen en alta definición y con una presentación (cover art incluída) y unos extras, como siempre, insuperables. Las ediciones estarán disponibles desde finales de Enero a mediados de Febrero dependiendo del título. A continuación os pongo los contenidos de estas cinco ediciones:

Al filo de la notícia” (James L. Brooks, 1987):

– New audio commentary featuring James L. Brooks and Richard Marks
– New documentary on Brooks’s career in television and film, featuring actors Marilu Henner (Taxi) and Julie Kavner (Rhoda, The Simpsons) and several other of Brooks’s collaborators
– Deleted scenes and an alternate ending, with commentary by Brooks
– New video interview with veteran CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky, one of the models for actress Holly Hunter’s character and an associate producer on the film
– Featurette containing on-set footage and interviews with Brooks, Hunter, and actor Albert Brooks
– Original theatrical trailer
– A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Carrie Rickey


Corredor sin retorno” (Samuel Fuller, 1963):

– New video interview with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis
– The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera, Adam Simon’s 1996 documentary on director Samuel Fuller
– Original theatrical trailer
– Illustrations by cartoonist Daniel Clowes (Eightball, Ghost World) and a booklet featuring an essay by critic and poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller’s autobiography, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking.


El ejército de las sombras” (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969):

– Audio commentary featuring film historian Ginette Vincendeau
– Interviews with Pierre Lhomme and editor Françoise Bonnot
– On-set footage and excerpts from archival interviews with director Jean-Pierre Melville, cast members, writer Joseph Kessel, and real-life Resistance fighters
– Jean-Pierre Melville et ‘L’armée des ombres’ (2002): a short program on the director and his film
– Le journal de la Résistance (1944): a rare short documentary shot on the front lines during the final days of German-occupied France
– Film restoration demonstration by Lhomme
– Theatrical trailers
– A booklet featuring essays by critic Amy Taubin and historian Robert O. Paxton, as well as excerpts from Rui Nogueira’s Melville on Melville


Robinson Crusoe on Mars” (Byron Haskin, 1964):

– Audio commentary featuring screenwriter Ib Melchior, actors Paul Mantee and Victor Lundin, production designer Al Nozaki, Oscar-winning special effects designer and Robinson Crusoe on Mars historian Robert Skotak, and excerpts from a 1979 audio interview with director Byron Haskin
– Destination Mars, a video featurette by filmmaker and space historian Michael Lennick detailing the science behind the film
– Music video: Victor Lundin, “Robinson Crusoe on Mars”
– Stills gallery
– Theatrical trailer
– A booklet featuring an essay by Lennick as well as Melchior’s “Brief Yargorian Vocabulary” (a glossary of original alien dialect) and a list of facts about Mars, both from his original screenplay


Una luz en el hampa” (Samuel Fuller, 1964):

– New video interview with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis
– Excerpts from a 1983 episode of the BBC’s The South Bank Show dedicated to director Samuel Fuller
– Interview with Fuller from a 1967 episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps
– Interview with Fuller from a 1987 episode of the French television series
– Cinéma cinémas
– Original theatrical trailer
– Illustrations by cartoonist Daniel Clowes (Eightball, Ghost World) and a booklet featuring an essay by critic and poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller’s autobiography, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking.


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