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'Blue Is The Warmest Color,' Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' & More Hit Criterion In February 2014

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 15, 2013 at 5:13PM

If you are one of those people in a relationship where Valentine's Day means presents, you might want to start dropping some suggestions to your significant other as Criterion has a variety pack of cinematic chocolates that you'll want to savor in February.
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Criterion: February, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Foreign Correspondent

If you are one of those people in a relationship where Valentine's Day means presents, you might want to start dropping some suggestions to your significant other as Criterion has a variety pack of cinematic chocolates that you'll want to savor in February.

First up, the controversial, epic, sexually explicit, swooningly romantic and heartbreaking Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is The Warmest Color" is getting the Criterion treatment. Sort of. It will be arriving in a super barebones version first, with the boutique label already warning customers: "A full special edition treatment of this film will follow at a later date." Presumably, that means that Abdellatif Kechiche's much talked about director's cut is on the way, which makes you wonder why Criterion is bothering with this version at all. Maybe to try and cash in on whatever awards heat this movie will get? Given the complaining already going on, they've already upset more than a few of their customers with this uncharacteristic move.

Moving along, and already rumored, another Wes Anderson movie joins the Criterion club with "Fantastic Mr. Fox" getting the wacky C sticker. Unlike 'Warmest,' the director's animated family movie is coming full loaded with all kinds of extras from almost every aspect of the production you can imagine, so fans should be happy with this one. And even if you already own the movie, it looks like Criterion's edition will have a few more bells and whistles.

From a movie that has been widely available to one that has not: Steven Soderbergh's "King Of Hill" will finally see the light of day, again, in a brand spanking new home video release. It's coming chockablock with extras, but most interestingly (hilariously, kinda), is Soderbergh's mostly forgotten 1995 crime flick "The Underneath" being tossed in as a bonus feature. Yes, the entire movie. Guess he doesn't like that one.

Meanwhile, returning to epics for a moment, Roman Polanski's newly restored, nearly three hour long "Tess" is hitting Criterion too. It's coming with all the usual docs and interviews that you might expect, but most importantly, it now has a new 4K transfer that will melt your eyeballs period drama style.

Lastly, Alfred Hitchcock's stone cold classic "Foreign Correspondent" will give you some old school thrills, while Jean Luc-Godard's "Breathless" gets repackaged into Criterion's new dual format packaging as does Francois Truffaut's "Jules Et Jim."

Criterion: February, King Of The Hill, Soderbergh, Blue Is The Warmest Color


This article is related to: The Criterion Collection, Criterion Collection, Wes Anderson, Blue is the Warmest Color , Steven Soderbergh, Roman Polanski, Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard


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