March’s slate of beloved films that are joining The Criterion Collection has something for everyone. Leading the lineup is Andrew Haigh’s drama “45 Years” starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. The Oscar-nominated film is a tale about an English couple who, on the eve of their anniversary, receive devastating news that changes the course of their lives.
The Blu-ray and DVD will feature audio commentary featuring Haigh and producer Tristan Goligher, new interviews with the cast and filmmakers, as well as a new interview with David Constantine, author of the short story on which the film is based.
Criterion will also be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow-Up” with a restored 4K digital transfer, which includes uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. The film chronicles a mod London photographer who finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. The disc will feature a new piece about the director’s artistic approach with photography curators Walter Moser and Philippe Garner and art historian David Alan Mellor, a 52-minute documentary on the making of the film, a conversation from 2016 between Garner and actor Vanessa Redgrave, and many other behind-the-scenes bonuses.
It’ll be joined by John Waters’ 1970 horror film “Multiple Maniacs,” a filth-spattered spectacle never before available on home video. Criterion will also present for the first-ever the US release of Felipe Cazals’ “Canoa: A Shameful Memory,” described as “a searing assault on the Mexican church and state that left its mark on a generation of Mexican filmmakers.” Last but not least, Hal Ashby’s satirical film “Being There” starring Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, and Melvyn Douglas, arrives on March 21.
For more information on March’s new additions, their bonus features, plus pre-ordering options, head over to the Criterion website here.