Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Naomi Watts Confirmed For David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival; Tom Sizemore Joins Cast Naomi Watts Confirmed For David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival; Tom Sizemore Joins Cast Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video SAG Award Winners: ‘Spotlight’ Wins Best Ensemble, Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba & Brie Larson Also Score Big SAG Award Winners: ‘Spotlight’ Wins Best Ensemble, Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba & Brie Larson Also Score Big Review: ‘Jane Got A Gun’ Starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton & Ewan McGregor Review: ‘Jane Got A Gun’ Starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton & Ewan McGregor The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More

Criterion's May Slate Includes Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator,' Demme's 'Something Wild' & More

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 14, 2011 at 6:04AM

'Diabolique' Gets Re-Release; 'Smiles Of A Summer Night,' 'Fat Girl' & 'Solaris' Go BluCriterion is looking to catch those still caught up in the warmth of Valentine's Day as they have unveiled their May lineup and as usual, it's set to hurt your wallet.
6

'Diabolique' Gets Re-Release; 'Smiles Of A Summer Night,' 'Fat Girl' & 'Solaris' Go Blu



Criterion is looking to catch those still caught up in the warmth of Valentine's Day as they have unveiled their May lineup and as usual, it's set to hurt your wallet.

Kicking things off, Charlie Chaplin gets the Criterion treatment for the second time with "The Great Dictator" and as you might expect, the release is arriving loaded with extras. Among the highlights will be "The Tramp and the Dictator" a documentary about the film narrated by Kenneth Branagh and featuring interviews with author Ray Bradbury, director Sidney Lumet, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., screenwriter Budd Schulberg, and more; on set, color footage shot by Chaplin's half-brother Sydney; a deleted scene from the silent "Sunnyside" and more. No word yet if that eyesore of a cover will stand but regardless of that, if you haven't seen this classic of wartime satire yet, the Criterion release should clear up any excuses you have.

Jonathan Demme will make his sophomore appearance in the collection with "Something Wild." The delightfully off-kilter comedy stars Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, and Ray Liotta and follows an ordinary business man who is "kidnapped" by a free-spirited woman and they end up being pursued by her violent ex-husband. This release will be a stripped down affair with a couple of interviews and a trailer filling out the extras.

Other titles of note: Criterion dips into the Japanese New Wave again with Masahiro Shinoda's "Pale Flower" about a yakuza fresh from the joint who begins a relationship with a beautiful gambling addict. Smoldering looks ensue. Meanwhile, Criterion beefs up their BluRay back catalogue with Andrei Tarkovsky's "Solaris," Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles Of A Summer Night" and Catherine Breillat's "Fat Girl" all getting the high def upgrade treatment. Finally, Criterion will be re-releasing the out-of-print classic "Diabolique" by Henri-Georges Clouzot in both formats as well.

This article is related to: DVD Labels, The Criterion Collection


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates