Long overdue for the Criterion treatment, Nicolas Roeg’s “Don’t Look Now” (1973), starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland as a couple torn violently asunder by the accidental death of their daughter, comes to DVD/4K Blu-ray February 10, 2015. This horrific, sublime arthouse horror film is, in ways beyond a similarly threaded plot, the definitive precursor to Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist” (2009, also on Criterion).
Jean-Luc Godard’s intricately sculpted, perhaps more “commercial” “Every Man For Himself” (1980) is a defiant cinematic puzzle turning on the lives of a handsome, Swiss TV producer (Jacques Dutronc), his disenchanted mistress (Nathalie Bayer) and a redheaded country girl (a young Isabelle Huppert) who has come to the city to work as a prostitute. Criterion releases this under-appreciated gem February 3, 2015.
Also coming down the pike: Fellini’s work of pagan poetry “Satyricon” (1969) finds the Italian auteur at his most effortlessly episodic, unpeeling a web of lurid tales set in Nero’s Roman Empire and based on the satirical writings of Petronius. Criterion’s 4K restoration of “Fellini Satyricon” hits shelves February 24.
Head over to Criterion for special features specs and more upcoming titles, including a new Ozu Blu-ray, Jean Renoir’s 1936 “A Day in the Country” and the animated “Watership Down.”