The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have today confirmed that WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI will be released in a 7-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray Collector’s Set in the UK on 31st May 2021.
WORLD OF WONG KAR WAI will be the most comprehensive box set of the filmmaker’s work ever released, featuring new 4K digital restorations of his acclaimed feature films As Tears Go By, Days of Being Wild, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love, and 2046.
This beautifully illustrated deluxe package also contains an extended version of Wong’s 2004 short film The Hand, a new Q&A with the director, archival interviews, three making-of documentaries, deleted scenes and alternate endings, a new essay by critic John Powers, six collectible art prints, and much more.
With his lush and sensual visuals, pitch-perfect soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of our time.
SEVEN-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET
New 4K digital restorations of Chungking Express, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love and 2046, approved by director Wong Kar Wai, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks
New 4K digital restorations of As Tears Go By and Days of Being Wild, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
New program in which Wong answers questions submitted, at the invitation of the director, by authors André Aciman and Jonathan Lethem; filmmakers Sofia Coppola, Rian Johnson, Lisa Joy, and Chloé Zhao; cinematographers Philippe Le Sourd and Bradford Young; and filmmakers and founders/creative directors of Rodarte Kate and Laura Mulleavy
Alternate version of Days of Being Wild featuring different edits of the film’s prologue and final scenes, on home video for the first time
Hua yang de nian hua, a 2000 short film by Wong
Extended version of The Hand, a 2004 short film by Wong, available in the U.S. for the first time
Interview and “cinema lesson” with Wong from the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Three making-of documentaries, featuring interviews with Wong; actors Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chang Chen, Faye Wong, and Ziyi Zhang; and others
Episode of the television series Moving Pictures from 1996 featuring Wong and cinematographer Christopher Doyle
Interviews from 2002 and 2005 with Doyle
Excerpts from a 1994 British Film Institute audio interview with Cheung on her work in Days of Being Wild
Program from 2012 on In the Mood for Love’s soundtrack
Press conference for In the Mood for Love from the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival
Deleted scenes, alternate endings, behind-the-scenes footage, a promo reel, music videos, and trailers
PLUS: Deluxe packaging, including a perfect-bound, French-fold book featuring lavish photography, an essay by critic John Powers, a director’s note, and six collectible art prints