The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment release more classics on Blu-ray in April 2020.

First up in April comes THE CRANES ARE FLYING, a landmark film by the virtuosic MIKHAIL KALATOZOV.   A superbly crafted drama with impassioned performances, viscerally emotional and gravity defying cinematography by SERGEI URUSEVSKY.

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

New interview with scholar Ian Christie on why the film is a landmark of Soviet cinema

Audio interview from 1961 with director Mikhail Kalatozov

Hurricane Kalatozov, a documentary from 2009 on the Georgian director’s complex relationship with the Soviet government

Segment from a 2008 program about the film’s cinematography, featuring original storyboards and an interview with actor Alexei Batalov

Interview from 2001 with filmmaker Claude Lelouch on the film’s French premiere at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival

New English subtitle translation

PLUS: An essay by critic Chris Fujiwara

Following on 20 April, Legendary director NICHOLAS RAY’s THEY LIVE BY NIGHT. Ray uses revolutionary camera techniques and naturalistic performances to craft a profoundly romantic crime drama that paved the way for decades of lovers-on-the-run thrillers to come.

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

Audio commentary featuring film historian Eddie Muller and actor Farley Granger

New video interview with film critic Imogen Sara Smith

Short piece from 2007 with film critic Molly Haskell, filmmakers Christopher Coppola and Oliver Stone, and film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini

Illustrated audio interview excerpts from 1956 with producer John Houseman

PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Bernard Eisenschitz

On 27 April  THE PRINCE OF TIDES arrives. For her second feature as a director, BARBRA STREISAND crafted a sumptuous, emotionally wrenching adaptation of PAT CONROY’s best-selling novel—which she also produced and starred in.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Barbra Streisand, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray

Audio commentary featuring Streisand, recorded in 1991 and updated in 2019

Making-of featurette from 1991

Excerpt from a 2018 interview with Streisand, conducted by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on El Rey Network’s The Director’s Chair

Audition and rehearsal footage

Deleted scenes and alternate takes

Costume and makeup tests

Alternate end credits with vocal performance by Streisand

Behind-the-scenes footage

Gag reel

Production-stills gallery and other archival materials

Interview with author Pat Conroy from a 1992 episode of Cinema Showcase with Jim Whaley

Interview with Streisand from a 1992 episode of the British television show Aspel & Company with Michael Aspel

Trailer

PLUS: An essay by film historian Bruce Eder

 

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