June 25, 2004

The Criterion Collection finally reveals the upcoming titles slated for release after august:

249 The Battle of Algiers | Gillo Pontecorvo | 1965 | 3 disc set *
250 John Cassavetes: Five Films
251 Shadows | 1959
252 Faces | 1968
253 A Woman Under the Influence | 1974
254 The Killing of a Chinese Bookie | 1976
255 Opening Night | 1977
256 A Constant Forge | Charles Kiselyak | 2000 **

that set, with Cassavetes' major films, looks mightily impressive. too bad the films will only be available as a unit and not sold invidually. i'd love to get some of those films. ooh, my birthday is in the fall :P

* one of the bonus features on disc 3: How to Win the Battle But Lose the War of Ideas: a conversation about the contemporary relevance of The Battle of Algiers between former National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism and author of Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror, Richard A. Clarke, former State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Michael A. Sheehan, and Chief of Investigative Projects for ABC News, Christopher E. Isham :)

** portrait of the life and art of Cassavetes


Posted by Sam | 8:18 PM |