The Criterion Collection UK announces June 2017 releases

The Criterion Collection UK has today unveiled its latest releases for June 2017: Henri Georges Clouzot’s DIABOLIQUE and Terry Gilliam’s THE FISHER KING



DIABOLIQUE

A Film By Henri‑Georges Clouzot

Release Date: 5 June, 2017

Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique. This thriller from Henri‑Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women—the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys’ boarding school—who hatch a daring revenge plot.

With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images, Diabolique is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse.


Special Features:

New digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

Selected-scene commentary by French-film scholar Kelley Conway

New video introduction by Serge Bromberg, codirector of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s “Inferno”

New video interview with novelist and film critic Kim Newman

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: An essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty




THE FISHER KING

A Film By Terry Gilliam

Release Date: 19 June, 2017

A fairy tale grounded in poignant reality, the magnificent, Manhattan-set The Fisher King, by Terry Gilliam, features Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams in two of their most brilliant roles.

Bridges plays a former radio shock jock reconstructing his life after a scandal, and Williams is a homeless man on a quest for the Holy Grail—which he believes to be hidden somewhere on the Upper East Side. Unknowingly linked by their pasts, the two men aid each other on a fanciful journey to discovering their own humanity.

This singular American odyssey features a witty script by Richard LaGravenese, evocative cinematography by Roger Pratt, and superb supporting performances by Amanda Plummer and an Oscar-winning Mercedes Ruehl, all harnessed by Gilliam into a compassionate, funny modern-day myth.


Special Features:

New, restored 2K digital transfer, approved by director Terry Gilliam, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray

Audio commentary featuring Gilliam

New interviews with Gilliam, producer Lynda Obst, screenwriter Richard La Gravenese, and actors Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, and Mercedes Ruehl

New interviews with artists Keith Greco and Vincent Jefferds on the creation of the film’s Red Knight

Interview from 2006 with actor Robin Williams

New video essay featuring Bridges’s on-set photographs

Footage from 1991 of Bridges training as a radio personality with acting coach Stephen Bridgewater

Deleted scenes, with audio commentary by Gilliam

Costume tests

Trailers

PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri


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