With Toronto International Film Festival drama “Still Alice” snapped up by Sony Pictures Classics and sparking talk of an Oscar campaign around Julianne Moore‘s performance, The Criterion Collection‘s announcement of their December slate couldn’t be more perfectly timed.
The boutique label has revealed it will bring Todd Haynes‘ breakout film “Safe,” starring Moore, to store shelves in time for Christmas. The film, coming after memorable turns in “Short Cuts” and “Vanya On 42nd Street,” cemented Moore as a rising talent and earned her an Indie Spirit Award nomination and a win from the New York Film Critics Circle. The film itself is a terrific look at spiraling paranoia, following a woman who begins to believe she’s allergic to much of the world around her.
The Criterion release of “Safe” will be newly restored, feature commentary by Haynes, Moore and producer Christine Vachon, Haynes’ short film “The Suicide,” interviews and more. Definitely a good stocking stuffer.
Also coming from Criterion in December: an Eclipse boxset featuring five films from Japanese director Keisuke Kinoshita, and Blu-ray editions of Terry Gilliam‘s “Time Bandits” and Liliana Cavani‘s “The Night Porter.”