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Criterion’s April slate has Wes Anderson, Jean-Pierre Melville & more (plus word on their planned 2020 box sets)

January 15, 2020 - 4:01 pm   |   by
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Our friends at the Criterion Collection have just announced their April slate of Blu-ray and DVD titles, and it’s a nice line-up.

They include: A re-issue of Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows (1969 – Spine #385 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/7, George Marshall’s Destry Rides Again (1939 – Spine #1024 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/14, Jura Herz’s The Cremator (1969 – Spine #1023 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/21, and Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005 – Spine #1026 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014 – Spine #1025 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/28.

Naturally, we’ve updated our Criterion Spines Project pages here at The Bits accordingly. [Read on here...]

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Not only is that a fine slate, here’s what’s particularly interesting: Army of Shadows is a Studio Canal title. If Criterion is finally working with Studio Canal again, that potentially paves the way for them to release their long-delayed Blu-ray of Akira Kurosawa’s Ran.

While we’re talking Criterion, Janus Films has announced that they’re running a series of The World of Wong Kar-wai film screenings at Film at Lincoln Center in New York City in June, staring on 6/5. The filmmaker has recently completed new 4K restorations of his entire catalog, and it’s likely that these will find their way to Blu-ray in a new Wong Kar-wai box set. Also recently teased by Criterion for Blu-ray release in 2020 are new collections of the films of Federico Fellini, Agnès Varda, and Bruce Lee.

Meanwhile, you can see the cover artwork for the just-announced titles below (and we’ll add Amazon.com pre-order links as they become available)...

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Criterion Blu-ray) Army of Shadows (Criterion Blu-ray) Destry Rides Again (Criterion Blu-ray)

Me and You and Everyone You Know (Criterion Blu-ray) The Cremator (Criterion Blu-ray) Until the End of the World (Blu-ray Disc)

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