The Criterion Collection “Darjeeling Limited” Out on October 12

The Criterion Collection has announced their fall releases, and as we previously reported The Darjeeling Limited will finally be making it to the collection.

No  cover art yet, but we do have info about the 2 Disc set, which you can find after the break.

The film will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in a 2 Disc set that will include:

  • New high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Wes Anderson (with DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition)
  • Anderson’s short film Hotel Chevalier (part one of The Darjeeling Limited), starring Natalie Portman, with commentary by Anderson
  • Audio commentary featuring Anderson and cowriters Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary by Barry Braverman
  • Anderson and filmmaker James Ivory discussing the film’s music
  • Anderson’s American Express commercial
  • On-set footage shot by Coppola and actor Waris Ahluwalia
  • Video essay by critic Matt Zoller Seitz
  • Stills galleries from James Hamilton, Laura Wilson, and Sylvia Plachy
  • Audition footage, deleted and alternate scenes, and stills galleries
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Richard Brody and original illustrations by Eric Anderson

We of course loved the Ian Dingman cover for the Bottle Rocket DVD (and our gorgeous banner), but we’ve also loved Eric Anderson’s art for the other DVDs, so we look forward to that.

The set will be out on October 12, and you can pre-order the DVD and Blu-Ray now at Amazon. And remember, by using our links, you’re helping to support the site.

Updated 09/03/10: The set will also include a video essay by Matt Zoller Seitz!

10 thoughts on “The Criterion Collection “Darjeeling Limited” Out on October 12

  1. Thanks for the link, we posted it to Twitter. That press release also has Paths of Glory art they ended up not using though, so I wonder how final the art is.

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