The Criterion Collection has announced their September titles, which include David Lynch's first feature film "Eraserhead" and Roman Polanski's powerful "Macbeth" adaptation.
Check out the full list of films (and some special features) that Criterion will be releasing below (Descriptions courtesy of The Criterion Collection):
Director: David Lynch
David Lynch's 1977 debut feature, "Eraserhead," is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey remains one of American cinema’s darkest dreams.
Special Features to look forward to: Audio commentary featuring cultural historian Christopher Frayling, new interview with cinematographer John Bailey on director of photography Freddie Francis and the look of the film, archival interviews with editor James Clark, Francis, and script supervisor Pamela Francis
Special Features to look forward to: New documentary about the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Roman Polanski, producer Andrew Braunsberg, assistant executive producer Victor Lownes, and stars Francesca Annis and Martin Shaw, "Polanski Meets Macbeth," a 1971 documentary by Frank Simon featuring rare footage of the film’s cast and crew at work, an essay by critic Terrence Rafferty
"Ali: Fear Eats the Soul" (1974)
Special Features to look forward to: Introduction from 2003 by filmmaker Todd Haynes, interviews from 2003 with actor Brigitte Mira and editor Thea Eymèsz, Shahbaz Noshir’s 2002 short "Angst isst Seele auf," which reunites Mira, Eymèsz, and cinematographer Jürgen Jürges to tell the story, based on real events, of an attack by neo-Nazis on a foreign actor while on his way to a stage performance of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s screenplay
"Sundays and Cybele" (1962)
In this provocative Academy Award winner from French director Serge Bourgignon, a psychologically damaged war veteran and a neglected child begin a startlingly intimate friendship--one that ultimately ignites the suspicion and anger of his friends and neighbors in suburban Paris. Bourguignon's film makes thoughtful, humane drama out of potentially incendiary subject matter, and with the help of the sensitive cinematography of Henri Decaë ("The 400 Blows") and a delicate score by Maurice Jarre ("Lawrence of Arabia"), "Sundays and Cybèle" becomes a stirring contemplation of an alliance between two troubled souls.
Special Features to look forward to: New interviews with director Serge Bourguignon and actor Patricia Gozzi, new 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray, "Le sourire" (1960), Bourguignon’s Palme d’Or–winning short documentary