Os lançamentos da Criterion de abril e maio

Depois de inestimáveis serviços prestados à comunidade colecionística, Cidraman, o Homem Cereser, partiu em missão desconhecida e sem previsão de retorno.

Para assumir seu lugar o Jotacê me procurou e, após uma rigorosa partida de biriba, fui selecionado para comentar os lançamentos da Criterion de agora em diante. Então vamos lá.

ABRIL

Em abril tivemos os lançamentos de O Selvagem da Motocicleta, do Coppola, a Mulher do Ano de George Stevens, Tampopo – Os Brutos Também Comem Spaghetti (WTF?), de Juzô Itame com o Ken Watanabe, Jeanne Dielman, de Chantal Akerman e o Buena Vista Social Club, do Wim Wenders.

Além disso a Criterion está disponibilizando separadamente dois títulos que já saíram anteriormente no box The Essential Jacques Demy: Os Guarda-Chuvas do Amor e Duas Garotas Românticas. Aliás, bem que a Versátil podia lançar um “A Arte de Jacques Demy” por aqui, hein?

Para terminar, volta ao catálogo Kagemusha, do Akira Kurosawa, com ilustração de capa feita pelo próprio.

Segue a relação dos sempre suculentos extras das edições.

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, de Jacques Demy (França, 1964)

– 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray

– Once Upon a Time . . . “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” a 2008 documentary

– Interview from 2014 with film scholar Rodney Hill

– French television interview from 1964 featuring director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand discussing the film

– Audio recordings of interviews with actor Catherine Deneuve (1983) and Legrand (1991) at the National Film Theatre in London

– Restoration demonstration

– Trailer

– PLUS: An essay by critic Jim Ridley

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The Young Girls of Rochefort, de Jacques Demy (França, 1967)

– 2K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray

– French television interview from 1966 featuring director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand discussing the music for the film

– Conversation from 2014 between Demy biographer Jean-Pierre Berthomé and costume designer Jacqueline Moreau

– Episode from a multipart 1966 Belgian television series on the making of the film

– Agnès Varda’s 1993 documentary The Young Girls Turn 25 (in the DVD box set, appears on the Une chambre en ville disc)

– Trailer

– PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

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Woman of the Year, de George Stevens (EUA, 1942)

– New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

– New interview with George Stevens Jr.

– 1967 audio interview with George Stevens

– New interview with George Stevens biographer Marilyn Ann Moss

– New interview with writer Claudia Roth Pierpont on actor Katharine Hepburn

– George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey, a 112-minute 1984 documentary by George Stevens Jr.

– The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn, an eighty-six-minute documentary from 1986

– Trailer

– PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

– New cover based on original promotional materials by Jacques Kapralik

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Buena Vista Social Club, de Wim Wenders (EUA, Cuba, França, Alemanha, Reino Unido, 1999)

– DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

– New high-definition digital transfer, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray

– Audio commentary from 1999 featuring director Wim Wenders

– New interview with Wenders

– Interview from 1998 with musician Compay Segundo on his career and the world of Cuban music

– Radio interviews from 2000 featuring musicians Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, and others

– Additional scenes

– Trailer

– PLUS: An essay by author and geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

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Rumble Fish, de Francis Ford Coppola (EUA, 1983)

– DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

– New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Stephen H. Burum and approved by director Francis Ford Coppola, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray

– Alternate remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio

– Audio commentary featuring Coppola

– New interviews with Coppola, author and coscreenwriter S. E. Hinton, associate producer Roman Coppola, and actors Matt Dillon and Diane Lane

– New conversation between Burum and production designer Dean Tavoularis

– Pieces from 2005 about the film’s score and production

– Interviews from 1983 with Dillon, Lane, actor Vincent Spano, and producer Doug Claybourne

– French television interview from 1984 with actor Mickey Rourke

– Locations: Looking for Rusty James, a 2013 documentary by Alberto Fuguet about the impact of Rumble Fish

– New piece about the film’s existentialist elements

– “Don’t Box Me In” music video

– Deleted scenes, with a new introduction by Coppola

– Trailer

– PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny

– New cover by Michael Boland

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Tampopo, de Juzo Itami (Japão, 1985)

– New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

– The Making of “Tampopo,” a ninety-minute documentary from 1986, narrated by director Juzo Itami

– New interview with actor Nobuko Miyamoto

– New interview with food stylist Seiko Ogawa

– New interviews with ramen scholar Hiroshi Oosaki and chefs Sam White, Rayneil De Guzman, Jerry Jaksich, and Ivan Orkin

– Rubber Band Pistol, Itami’s 1962 debut short film

– New video essay by filmmakers Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos on the film’s themes of self-improvement and mastery of a craft

– Trailer

– New English subtitle translation

– PLUS: An essay by food and culture writer Willy Blackmore

– New cover by Ping Zhu

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Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, de Chantal Akerman (Bélgica e França, 1975)

– DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

– New 2K digital restoration, undertaken by the Cinémathèque royale de Belgique and supervised by director Chantal Akerman and cinematographer Babette Mangolte, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

– Autour de “Jeanne Dielman,” a documentary—shot by actor Sami Frey and edited by Agnès Ravez and Akerman—made during the filming of Jeanne Dielman

– Interviews from 2009 with Akerman and Mangolte

– Excerpt from “Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman,” a 1997 episode of the French television program Cinéma de notre temps

– Interview from 2007 with Akerman’s mother, Natalia

– Excerpt from a 1976 television interview featuring Akerman and actor Delphine Seyrig

– Saute ma ville (1968), Akerman’s first film, with an introduction by the director

– PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ivone Margulies

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Kagemusha, de Akira Kurosawa (Japão, 1980)

– Restored high-definition digital transfer, with DTS-HD Master Audio 4.0 soundtrack on Blu-ray edition

– Audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince

– Lucas, Coppola, and Kurosawa, an interview piece from 2005 in which directors George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola discuss Kurosawa and Kagemusha

– Documentary from 2003 on the making of the film

– Image: Kurosawa’s Continuity, a piece from 1993 reconstructing Kagemusha through Kurosawa’s paintings and sketches

– Suntory Whisky commercials made on the set of Kagemusha

– Gallery of storyboards painted by Kurosawa and images of their realization on-screen

– Theatrical trailers and teasers

– Plus: An essay by scholar Peter Grilli (DVD and Blu-ray), and an interview with Kurosawa by renowned critic Tony Rayns (Blu-ray only)

– Cover painting by Akira Kurosawa

MAIO

Maio já chegou e com ele a Criterion traz o que talvez seja o primeiro filme 100% brasileiro de sua coleção (Orfeu Negro não conta pois foi dirigido pelo francês Marcel Camus e é uma produção ítalo-franco-brasileira): Limite, do Mario Peixoto.

O experimental filme mudo de 1931 é considerado por muitos críticos (e personalidades como o cantor David Bowie) como um dos melhores filmes brasileiros de todos os tempos.

Ele está saindo no box Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2, que seleciona importantes filmes do mundo todo restaurados pela Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project. Além de Limte, que tem como um dos extras uma entrevista com o diretor Walter Salles, estão presentes no box os filmes (se prepara porque os nomes não são fáceis) Insiang de Lino Brocka (Filipinas, 1976), Taipei Story de Edward Yang (Taiwan, 1985), Law of the Border de Lütfi Ö. Akad (Turquia, 1966), Revenge de Ermek Shinarbaev (Cazaquistão, 1989) e Mysterious Object at Noon de Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Tailândia, 2000). Uma curiosidade: este box é um combo Blu-ray (3 discos) + DVD (6 discos), com todo o conteúdo presente nos dois formatos.

Tem também Bom Dia, um dos raros filmes coloridos do Yasugiro Ozu (e que não saiu naquela coleção do diretor lançada aqui pela Versátil).

O universo dos quadrinhos está presente no lançamento de Esquadrão Suicida, The Cult Edition. Mentira. É Ghost World, de Terry Zwigoff, baseado na hq underground do Daniel Clowes.

E para terminar, Dheepan – O Refúgio, de Jacques Audiard, vencedor da Palma de Ouro de Cannes em 2015.

Capitchas e lista de extras abaixo:

16 de maio:

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Good Morning, de Yasujiro Ozu (Japão, 1959)

– New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

– I Was Born, But . . ., Yasujiro Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy, with a 2008 score by Donald Sosin

– New interview with film scholar David Bordwell

– New video essay on Ozu’s use of humor by critic David Cairns

– Fragment of A Straightforward Boy, a 1929 silent film by Ozu

– PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

– New cover by Tatsuro Kiuchi

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Dheepan, de Jacques Audiard (França, 2015)

– DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

– High-definition digital master, supervised by director Jacques Audiard and cinematographer Éponine Momenceau, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray

– Audio commentary from 2015 featuring Audiard and coscreenwriter Noé Debré

– New interview with Audiard

– New interview with actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan

– Deleted scenes with audio commentary from 2015 by Audiard and Debré

– Trailer

– New English subtitle translation

– PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Atkinson

– New cover by Matt Rota

30 de maio:

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Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2 (Vários)

Filmes:

– INSIANG, Lino Brocka 1976

– MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON, Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2000

– REVENGE, Ermek Shinarbaev 1989

– LIMITE, Mário Peixoto 1931

– LAW OF THE BORDER, Lütfi Ö. Akad 1966

– TAIPEI STORY, Edward Yang 1985

Extras:

– 2K, 3K, or 4K digital restorations of all six films, presented courtesy of the World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, with uncompressed monaural or 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-rays

– Remastered digital soundtrack for Limite, created from archival recordings

– New introductions to the films by World Cinema Project founder Martin Scorsese

– New interview programs featuring film historian Pierre Rissient (on Insiang), director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (on Mysterious Object at Noon), director Ermek Shinarbaev

(on Revenge), filmmaker Walter Salles (on Limite), film producer Mevlüt Akkaya (on Law of the Border), and filmmakers Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edmond Wong in conversation (on Taipei Story, which Hou cowrote and acted in)

– Updated English subtitle translations

– Three Blu-rays and six DVDs, with all content available in both formats

– PLUS: A booklet featuring an introduction and essays on the films by Phillip Lopate, Dennis Lim, – Kent Jones, Fábio Andrade, Bilge Ebiri, and Andrew Chan

– Cover by Jason Hardy

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Ghost World, de Terry Zwigoff (EUA, 2001)

– DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

– New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cowriter-director Terry Zwigoff, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray

– Audio commentary featuring Zwigoff, Ghost World comic creator and film cowriter Daniel Clowes, and producer Lianne Halfon

– New interviews with actors Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, and Illeana Douglas

– Extended excerpt from Gumnaam (1965) featuring the Bollywood number that appears in Ghost World’s opening title sequence, with commentary

– Deleted scenes

– Trailer

– PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton, a 2001 piece by Zwigoff on the film’s soundtrack, and reprinted excerpts from Clowes’s comic Ghost World

– New cover by Daniel Clowes

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