Summer still feels distant, but today, The Criterion Collection is hastening its arrival by unleashing their massive June slate. So get ready to spend your summer job money on these releases.
The biggie of the bunch is Stanley Kubrick‘s "Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." It’s the director’s fourth entry in the collection following "Spartacus," "The Killing," and "Paths Of Glory," and it’s coming in a new 4K restoration, with extras including documentaries, new and archival interviews, and more. Kubrick heads will want to jump on this one.
Another titan of cinema adds a title Criterion as well, with Michelangelo Antonioni‘s "Le Amiche" getting the wacky C stamp. It’s mostly a bare bones release, save for a couple of interviews and conversations, but just having the newly restored movie will soften the blow.
Oh, sorry, there’s yet another big name on the June slate: Jean Renoir. His picture, "La chienne," will be released, and will include some great features, including the restoration of his first sound film, "On purge bébé," plus a vintage TV program with the director and much more.
For those looking for something more contemporary, Olivier Assyas‘ "Clouds Of Sils Maria" gets Criterion approval with a mostly bare bones release, except it will also have the 1924 silent documentary, "Cloud Phenomena of Maloja," that was featured in the movie.