Exciting news for fans of pixels, Wes’ third film The Royal Tenenbaums will, as Rushmore before it, be getting a Blu-Ray re-release from The Criterion Collection. Looks like the extras will be identical to the terrific DVD release. You can check out the still great, albeit admittedly familiar, artwork by Eric Chase Anderson below. The Blu-Ray will be available in the US on 8/14.
The day has arrived. The Criterion Collection DVD and Blu-Ray of The Darjeeling Limited is released today. We know many of you are excited about it. If you’re still on the fence, you can read DVD Beaver‘s review or look at the specs here. If you get the DVD or Blu-Ray today, leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the set, or Tweet us at @RushmoreAcademy.
For their periodic Top Ten series, The Criterion Collection asked Wes to name his top Criterion titles. He came up with twelve, including films by Luis Buñuel, Robert Bresson and Max Ophuls. A few surprises in the list and a few we haven’t seen. You can read the full list here, and pre-order The Criterion Collection edition of The Darjeeling Limited on DVD and Blu-Ray, which will be out next Tuesday.
It looks so detailed I imagine it’ll be even more impressive in person, but we like it.
If you’re a reader of the site you know we’ve been campaigning for such a release since it was announced that the film would initially not be Criterion-ized, so as you can imagine we’re thrilled.
Not much information yet, but Criterion has confirmed the title, and will release DVD and Blu-Ray editions sometime before the end of the year. We will of course keep you informed as more information comes in.
For now, let’s go get a drink and smoke a cigarette.
The long-awaited Bottle Rocket Criterion Collection edition is out this Tuesday! The Blu-Ray edition has been delayed, to be released December 16 according to Amazon.com.
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DVD Beaver has a great feature on the new Criterion DVD set compared to the original DVD. Be sure click through, but here is a preview of the new Criterion Collection edition:
Update: Looks like DVD Beaver has cut off our image stealing, so head over there to see the screencaps.
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