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The criteria collection has announced all six films joining its slate in April 2022, including the Blu-ray update of Alex Cox’s 1987 biographical drama. Walker, starring Ed Harris, a 4K UHD version of Al Reinert’s for all mankind, and more.

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by British director Alex Cox Walker will be released on April 12 on Blu-ray. The film “tells the story of 19th-century American adventurer William Walker (Ed Harris), who abandoned a series of careers in law, politics, journalism, and medicine to become a soldier of fortune and, for many months, the dictator of Nicaragua. . Made with insane abandon and political acumen, and with the support of the military and the Sandinista government during the Contra War, the film uses this true story as a satirical attack on American ultra-patriotism and a nonchalant indictment of ‘manifest destiny.’”

Special features include:

  • Director Alex Cox Approved Restored High Definition Digital Transfer with Uncompressed Monaural Soundtrack on Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by Cox and writer Rudy Wurlitzer
  • Dispatches from Nicaragua, a documentary about the filming of Walker
  • On Moviemaking and the Revolution, reminiscences about the production twenty years after an extra of the film
  • Walker 2008 y On the Origins of “Walker” (2016), dos cortometrajes de Cox (solo Blu-ray)
  • Behind-the-scenes photos
  • Trailer (Blu-ray only)
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • ALSO: Essays by film critic Graham Fuller, Wurlitzer, and Linda Sandoval

On April 19, 2022, Frank Tashlin’s 1956 musical comedy The girl can’t help it along with the 1951 comedy fantasy drama Miracle in Milan from director Vittorio De Sica will be released on Blu-ray.

The girl can’t help it “tells the story of a mobster’s bombshell girlfriend, the one and only Jayne Mansfield, in a spectacular first major movie role, and the failed talent agent (Tom Ewell) who seeks to revive her career by turning her into a musical sensation. The only question is: can he really sing?

Special features include:

  • New high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on Blu-ray
  • Audio Commentary with film scholar Toby Miller
  • New interview with Eve Golden, biographer of actor Jayne Mansfield
  • New video essay by film critic David Cairns
  • Interview with filmmaker John Waters
  • New Conversation Between WFMU DJs Dave “the Spazz” Abramson and Gaylord Fields About Music for the Film
  • pictures on set
  • Interviews with Mansfield (1957) and the musician Little Richard (1984)
  • Karina Longworth Podcast Episode You Must Remember This About Mansfield
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Rachel Syme and, for the Blu-ray, excerpts from director Frank Tashlin’s 1952 book How to Create Cartoons with a new introduction by Ethan de Seife, author of Tashlinesque: The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin

Miracle in Milan takes place on the outskirts of Milan, where a “gang of homeless people work together to form a shanty town. However, when the land they occupy is found to contain oil, it’s up to angelic orphan Totò (Francesco Golisano), with divine help, to save his community from greedy developers.”

Special features include:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on Blu-ray
  • New interview with neorealism expert and film scholar David Forgacs
  • Audio interview from the late 1960s in which director Vittorio De Sica reviews his career, conducted by film critic Gideon Bachmann
  • Interviews with the actress Brunella Bovo and Manuel De Sica, son of the director
  • 2019 documentary feature film about screenwriter Cesare Zavattini
  • trailers
  • New translation of English subtitles
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Christina Newland and, on Blu-ray, “Totò il buono,” a 1940 short story by Zavattini and stage actor Totò that is the first version of the narrative Milagro is based on in Milan.

On April 26, Al Reinert’s 1989 documentary for all mankind will be available on 4K UHD+ Blu-ray Combo, alongside Bertrand Tavernier’s 1986 musical drama ’round midnight on Blu-ray and the 2020 drama from Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri Eyimofe (This is my wish) on Blu-ray.

for all mankind It was constructed by Reinert as “a documentary that imparts the unforgettable story of the twenty-four astronauts who participated in the Apollo mission to land on the moon, told in their words and in their voices, using the images they captured.”

Special features include:

  • In the 4K UHD edition: New 4K digital restorations of the original 1.33:1 frame and alternate 1.85:1 theatrical presentation, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • In the 4K UHD edition: A 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and a Blu-ray with the film and special features
  • On Blu-ray and DVD Editions: High Definition Digital Transfer, Supervised and Approved by Producer/Director Al Reinert, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Soundtrack on Blu-ray
  • Audio Commentary with Director Al Reinert and Apollo 17 Commander Eugene A. Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon
  • An Accidental Gift: The Making of “For All Mankind,” a documentary featuring interviews with Reinert, Apollo 12 and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean, and NASA archival specialists
  • Selection of excerpts from interviews with fifteen of the Apollo astronauts
  • Program on Bean’s work, accompanied by a gallery of his paintings.
  • NASA audio highlights and liftoff footage
  • Optional on-screen identification of astronauts and mission control specialists
  • ALSO: Essays by film critic Terrence Rafferty and Reinert

’round midnight follows legendary saxophonist Dale Turner, played by Dexter Gordon, “a brilliant New York jazz veteran whose music aches with beauty but whose personal life is ravaged by addiction. Seeking a fresh start in Paris, Turner strikes up an unlikely friendship with a struggling single father and an ardent jazz fan (François Cluzet) who finds his life transformed while trying to help the self-destructive musician.

Special features include:

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on Blu-ray
  • Alternative 5.1 surround soundtrack, supervised by composer Herbie Hancock and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
  • New interview with jazz and culture critic Gary Giddins
  • New conversation with music producer Michael Cuscuna and author Maxine Gordon, widow of musician Dexter Gordon
  • Before Midnight, a behind-the-scenes documentary from 1986
  • 2014 panel discussion with director Bertrand Tavernier, Cuscuna, Maxine Gordon, and jazz scholar John Szwed, moderated by jazz critic and broadcaster Mark Ruffin
  • 1969 performance of “Fried Bananas” by Dexter Gordon, directed by Teit Jørgensen
  • New translation of English subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • ALSO: An essay by scholar Mark Anthony Neal

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Eyimofe (This is my wish) “traces the journeys of two remotely connected strangers, Mofe (Jude Akuwudike), an electrician dealing with the aftermath of a family tragedy, and Rosa (Temi Ami-Williams), a hairdresser supporting her pregnant teenage sister, as they each pursues his dream. of starting a new life in Europe while facing the harsh economic realities of a world where every interaction is a transaction. From these intimate stories emerges a vivid snapshot of life in contemporary Lagos, the social fabric of which is captured in all its vibrancy and complexity.”

Special features include:

  • New 2K digital transfer, approved by directors Arie and Chuko Esiri, with 5.1 surround soundtrack DTS-HD Master Audio on Blu-ray
  • New Conversation Between Directors, Moderated by Filmmaker Bette Gordon
  • Interview with producer Melissa O. Adeyemo
  • Deleted scenes with audio commentary from the directors.
  • Three short films: Goose (2017), directed by Arie and Chuko Esiri; Besida (2018), directed by Chuko Esiri; and Because the men with silk shirts in the nights of Lagos (2018), directed by Arie Esiri
  • Trailer
  • ALSO: An essay by writer and filmmaker Maryam Kazeem




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