The Criterion Collection is doing Halloween right this year. With nights getting colder and evenings growing spookier, the boutique label has some chillers lined up, ready to give you a scare.
Right at the top of the list is David Lynch‘s “Mulholland Drive,” considered by many to be his greatest film. It will arrive with a fancy new 4K restoration, new interviews, and a booklet. However, there won’t be any deleted scenes or other such goodies, but the movie itself has enough puzzles to have you pulling it out more than once.
Also on the scare spectrum is David Cronenberg‘s “The Brood.” The Canadian director’s early work will be paired up with a 1970 feature “Crimes Of The Future,” plus a whole new documentary about “The Brood.” Plus there will be interviews, vintage promo footage and more.
For you foreign film enthusiasts, Criterion has plenty to offer in October as well. Ettore Scola‘s “A Special Day” with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni gets some special treatment, and while the release is pretty close to bare bones, see those two stars in a newly restored movie should be more than enough. Meanwhile, Masaki Kobayashi‘s “Kwaidan” gets rebooted with Criterion now presenting the original three hour cut of the movie, previously unseen in the United States. Damn.
Lastly, Gus Van Sant’s “My Own Private Idaho” gets a Blu-ray upgrade.