Displaying items by tag: George Cukor
We’re starting things off today with this just in from Paramount Home Entertainment: George Cukor’s My Fair Lady (1964) and J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 (2011) are now official for release on the 4K Ultra HD format on 5/25.
My Fair Lady is presented in 4K, mastered from the 2015 8K film scan and restoration of the original camera negative and surviving 65 mm elements.
Both HDR10 and Dolby Vision will be included (this is now confirmed). Audio will be available in the same English 7.1 Dolby TrueHD mix found on the 2015 Blu-ray edition.
There are no extras on the 4K disc itself, but the package will include that same Blu-ray (along with a Digital code). [Read on here...]
We’ve got a quick update for you today, to report that Criterion has just announced their January 2020 Blu-ray and DVD titles.
They include: George Cukor’s Holiday (Spine #1009 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/7, Sidney Lumet’s The Fugitive Kind (Spine #515 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/14, Jean-Luc Godard’s Le petit soldat (Spine #1010 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/21, and Sidney Lumet’s Fail Safe (Spine #1111 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother (Spine #1012 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/28.
We’ve updated our Criterion Spines Project page here at The Bits to include them, and you can read more about each title on the Criterion website. You can also see the cover artwork below. [Read on here...]
- Shout! Factory
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 4K
- The Joker
- Bill Hunt
- The Digital Bits
- My Two Cents
- 4K Ultra HD
- 4K Ultra HD Release List
- Tim Salmons
- Dennis Seuling
- The Criterion Collection
- The Fugitive Kind
- Le petit soldat
- Fail Safe
- All About My Mother
- George Cukor
- Pedro Almodovar
- Sidney Lumet
- JeanLuc Godard
- The Criterion Spines Project
- Brother Can You Spare a Dime? DVD review
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XII DVD review
- Robin Williams: Comic Genius DVD review
- Time Life
- VCI Entertainment
[Editor’s Note: This article was originally scheduled to appear a year ago for the film’s 50th anniversary. The article was delayed so that it could be published to coincide with the delayed but now available Blu-ray Disc release.]
“My Fair Lady is probably the greatest popular smart musical ever made. The melodies soar, the characters endear and engage, and the wit of so much pointed commentary on social class, gender, money, and surface appearances never lapses into self-conscious cleverness.” — film historian and author Matthew Kennedy [Read on here...]