Another month, another list of great titles from The Criterion Collection coming in July. Though you could call July a rather special month as it features the inclusion of a new Terrence Malick film to the collection: the longer version of 2005’s seventeenth-century America tone poem “The New World.” Running 172 minutes (nearly 3 hours), this version was never shown theatrically and as special as the running time sounds, it’s the same one that’s been available on DVD since 2008. Moreover, it will be get getting a new restoration, tons of goodies and great packaging. The set will contain the 150-minute limited release and 135-minute wide release cuts of the movie as well.
The disc also includes new interviews with actors Colin Farrel and Q’orianka Kilcher, a new making-of featuring producer Sarah Green, production designer Jack Fisk, and costume designer Jacqueline West, a making-of editing doc featuring three of the film’s editors, Hank Corwin, Saar Klein, and Mark Yoshikawa, and more.
Other titles added to the collection include Alain Resnais’ 1963 picture “Muriel, or The Time of Return,” the director’s follow-up to “Last Year at Marienbad” starring Delphine Seyrig once again, King Hu‘s 1971 spiritual wuxia film “A Touch Of Zen” (which features a new interview with Ang Lee discussing the film’s influence) and Arthur Hiller‘s 1979 action comedy “The In-Laws” starring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk.
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Re-upped to Blu-Ray are Herk Harvey‘s “Carnival Of Souls” and Alain Renais‘ seminal doc “Night And Fog.” Another great month of titles so save them pennies, kids.