It's the middle of the month, which means Criterion has once again unveiled their next slate of releases. Kind of. The folks Criterion Cast have poked around the corner's of the boutique label's site, and found out what they've got up their sleeve for August.
And it's an exciting batch with Bob Fosse's "All That Jazz" — a film we named as one of the best Cannes Palme d'or winners of all time — getting the treatment. It will be fully restored, come with two audio commentaries, a video essay by Matt Zoller Seitz, two documentaries, behind-the-scenes footage and so much more. If you haven't seen the film, this set will not only give you the movie, but pretty much everything you'd want to know and then some. It's a pretty terrific little package.
Meanwhile, Criterion fave John Cassavetes has another movie coming to the collection, with "Love Streams." Freshly restored, this too will come with video essays, interviews and a documentary, adding some weight to an already weighty film.
Pedro Almodovar joins Criterion with "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" His saucy 1990 effort is — you guessed it — packed with interviews, a documentary, vintage material and much more. Alfonso Cuaron's "Y Tu Mama Tambien" is getting slotted as well, with an interview with Slavoj Zizek among the highlights of the extras (sorry, no commentary here). Lastly, Shohei Imamura's "Vengeance Is Mine" is getting upgraded to Blu. Click the links for all the details.