It’s mid-month, which means The Criterion Collection has announced more movies to make your wallet cry. And February finds the collection focusing on some classic titles, and arthouse works that will certainly test the financial resolve of cinephiles.
The biggest coup is Mike Nichols‘ “The Graduate” getting the Criterion treatment. The newly restored movie features the 2007 commentary track with the late Nichols and Steven Soderbergh, plus an even older track from 1987 with scholar Howard Suber. Elsewhere, the disc is loaded with conversations, featurettes, interviews, and much more. It’s a deservingly loaded Blu-ray for a film that definitely defined an era.
Speaking of eras, Criterion goes silent with Charlie Chaplin‘s celebrated “The Kid.” As is standard, it’s also newly restored, comes with an extra short — “Nice And Friendly” — and a plethora of interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes, and more.
Meanwhile, the rest of February is international in flavor. Antonio Pietrangeli‘s character study “I Know Her Well” gets the wacky C, Nagisa Oshima‘s satire “Death By Hanging” enters the collection (along with his experimental short “Diary of Yunbogi“), while Jan Troell‘s “The Emigrants” and “The New Land” get boxed together.