New DVD Releases

There are some recent and upcoming DVDs that I’m looking forward to viewing in the next little while.

I have never seen Delicatessen (1991), a French film from director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, A Very Long Engagement). Several people have told me over the years that this is one of those films you have to see. It gets released on May 2.

The Boondock Saints (1999) is a film I watched recently. Unfortunately it was a 4:3, Letter Box version—almost unheard of these days. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000) is another disc that is guilty of the same sin. The Boondock Saints: Unrated Special Edition will be released on May 23. I’m looking forward to a proper anamorphic widescreen transfer and some 5.1 Dolby Digita. An audio commentary with writer/director Troy Duffy and actor Billy Connolly should be pretty interesting as well.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) just came out in a two-disc special edition. This is the third time that this film has been released on DVD. The first DVD was a Criterion Collection edition that has been out of print for some time now. I saw the second release, a bare bones MGM disc. Walter Murch is the editor on this film and is featured on a new commentary with writer/director Philip Kaufman.

Posted in Movies at 11:09 AM