Yep, as long expected and wished for the, the boutique label is finally putting “Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road),” “Aparajito (The Unvanquished),” and “Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)” into one must have set. These aren’t just barebones releases: given spiffy 4K restorations, they come with extras (interviews, documentary excerpts, audio recordings) and basically anything and everything someone who has been waiting for these movies to get officially released stateside could want. It’s the cinephile must-have holiday gift this year.
Elsewhere, Michael Haneke‘s “Code Unknown” will mark his first entry into Criterion. The Juliette Binoche starring movie will come has a new 2K transfer, and will include a making-of documentary, vintage interview material featuring Haneke himself, and more.
Meanwhile, two landmark films from 1967 get the special home video treatment. First is D.A. Pennebaker‘s iconic Bob Dylan chronicle “Don’t Look Back.” It has a new 4K print, accompanied with multiple short films and documentaries from Pennebaker, and tons more (it’s a big set). Meanwhile, Richard Brooks‘ adaptation of Truman Capote‘s “In Cold Blood” will also arrive boasting a new restoration and tons of interviews.
Lastly, Akira Kurosawa‘s lovely “Ikiru” gets a Blu-ray upgrade, while there will also be a Julien Duvivier Eclipse set.