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After touring the country earlier this year courtesy of Janus Films, the 4k restoration of Satyajit Ray’s acclaimed “The Apu Trilogy” is finally coming to the Criterion Collection this November. The trilogy, made up of “Pather Panchali” (“Sons of the Little Road”), “Aparajito” (“The Unvanquished”) and “Apur Sansar” (“The World of Apu”), is famous for bringing India into the golden age of international arthouse cinema. Based on two books by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, it follows a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and a sensitive man of the world. The Criterion release will include bonus interviews and audio recordings.
Joining Ray’s masterpiece is Michael Haneke’s “Code Unknown,” starring Juliette Binoche. The film will be released in a new 2k print and have a ton of bonus features, including a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the project and interviews with Haneke himself. D.A. Pennebaker’s “Don’t Look Back,” which will come with multiple short films and docs directed by Pennebaker, Richard Brooks’ Truman Capote adaptation “In Cold Blood” and a Blu-ray upgrade of Akira Kurosawa’s “Ikiru” rounds out the new entries.
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