Criterion in October

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Criterion announced their October releases this week, and the premiere item is a box set collection all of Jacques Tati’s films (a great companion piece to next week’s release of the The Essential Jacques Demy). That’s all six of his features, plus seven shorts, everything newly restored. Plus alternate versions of some of the features, documentaries, visual essays, interviews, archival interviews and publicity, and the usual booklet of essays. I am definitely gonna have to put this on my wishlist.

See the rest of the announced titles after the jump.

But it’s not the only thing going on my wishlist, because they’re continuing to release John Ford’s westerns, and My Darling Clementine is coming in October. It’s been a while since I saw this one, but I loved it and would love to have a Criterion edition of it. This one has a new restoration, pre-release edit, new commentary with Joseph McBride, interviews, video essays, a 1916 short directed by John Ford’s brother Francis, and more.

Also releasing: Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, which I thought was in the collection already, but is getting a new spine number, so maybe not? Anyway, it’s not my favorite Fellini, but it’s got a lot of great parts in it, and this has some cool features, like an interview with filmmaker Lina Wertmuller, who was apparently an assistant director on the film. And then two Blu-ray upgrades: Orson Welles’ essay film F for Fake and the psychological thriller The Vanishing.

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  • http://ptsnob.com/ Dan Heaton

    Great news about My Darling Clementine. I really need to give it another look. I caught it about 10 years ago and was a little underwhelmed.

    • http://www.the-frame.com/blog Jandy

      It’s also been quite a while (longer than ten years, I bet) since I saw it, but I did love it at the time. I also wasn’t very discerning at the time, since I was probably a teenager, but I’m pretty sure it’ll hold up. Hopefully it’ll work better for you this time around!