To recap, “Moonrise Kingdom” will come with an audio commentary by Wes Anderson, a fancy “restored” 2K digital transfer, audition footage, storyboards, home movies, and a lot more. Basically, it’s what every Anderson fan wants from a home video release and what they’ve come to expect from Criterion’s exacting care.
For those of you have already been through Krzysztof Kieślowski’s “The Decalogue” (or who are breathlessly awaiting the much rumored Criterion edition), the boutique label is bringing the director’s 1981 film, “Blind Chance,” to home video. Along with the standard interviews and 4K restoration, this edition will contain nine sections from the film originally censored by the Central Film Board in Poland. A must for any fan of the director.
Meanwhile, Criterion is dusting off two movies by Bruce Beresford, “Breaker Morant” and “Mister Johnson,” which both deal with colonialism in Australia. The movies are newly restored, with interviews and a couple of nice extras, but mostly that they’re getting fresh attention is news itself.
Lastly, the classic “The Honeymoon Killers” is getting reupped with a fresh Blu-ray edition. Save the money from your summer jobs, kids.