So let's get to Nolan's debut film, "Following," which will get a fresh reissue. While it has been widely available on DVD, devotees of the director will want to pick this up as it will boast a fresh new transfer as supervised by Nolan, as well as the commentary with the director that we're guessing has been ported over. But there will also be a new interview with Nolan along with the chronological version of the film, a comparison of three scenes to script, the director's short "Doodlebug" and more. It will make a great two-fer with the likely "The Dark Knight Rises" release also in December.
Next up, if you're looking for something a bit trippier, Godfrey Reggio's "Qatsi" trilogy will do the trick. Presented in a box set, Criterion brings together "Koyaanisqatsi," "Powaqqatsi" and "Naquoyqatsi," the trio of films that explored life on this planet from a variety of angles. And this thing is extra packed. Among the highlights is the 40-minute demo version of "Koyaanisqatsi," complete with a score by Allen Ginsberg. There is also the short "Anima Mundi" scored by frequent collaborator Philip Glass, interviews, making-of vidoes and many more. If you want to give that home entertainment unit a workout, this is the way to go.
Meanwhile, for those looking to reach a bit further back, Rene Clement's sunny sizzler "Purple Noon" is also getting the treatment. As folks already know, this is the first book by Patricia Highsmith to be adapated into a movie, and essentially, it's the first version of "The Talented Mr. Ripley." Alain Delon plays the American with designs on a other man and a different life and he turns in a performance worth remembering. As for extras, there's just a few interviews, but this is one you'll want to have on your shelf.
Last, Terry Gilliam's "Brazil" gets an update from Criterion's already stellar 3 disc-set DVD set to a 2 disc BluRay. Both versions of the movie -- Gilliam's final cut and the 94 minute studio version -- will appear, along with in depth documentaries and more. If you don't have it already, it's definitely worth picking up.