New Releases: Criterion Collection, Award Multi-packs, vintager Fairbanks: Updated complete download

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  1. Criterion has a few new titles for their well known collection. February
    17th brings Pickup On South Street. Presented in Dolby mono and full screen
    the extras are listed as Exclusive interview with the late Samuel Fuller,
    made by renowned film critic Richard Schickel; Excerpts from the Cinéma
    Cinémas series with Fuller discussing the making of the film; Illustrated
    biographical essay on Fuller by Jeb Brody (Scenario, Print magazines);
    Stills gallery of photos, posters, lobby cards, and original paintings by
    noted artist Russell Christian (The NY Times, The New Yorker); Trailers for
    Pickup on South Street and other Fuller features; Booklet including excerpts
    from Fuller's award-winning autobiography A Third Face, featuring Martin
    Scorsese's introduction and Fuller on Pickup on South Street, plus a new
    essay by acclaimed cultural historian Luc Sante (Low Life, Evidence).
    Retail price is given as $29.95.

    Also on February 17th from Criterion is Tunes Of Glory featuring Dolby Mono
    audio and listed as having anamorphic 1.66:1 video. The retail price is
    $29.95. Extras were announced as New video interview with director Ronald
    Neame; Exclusive new audio interview with actor Sir John Mills; Original
    theatrical trailer; New essay by acclaimed film critic and historian Robert
    Murphy.

    Rounding off the new Criterion releases is Richard III set for release on
    February 24th. This is the 1955 version of the film staring Cedric Hardwicke
    andLaurence Olivier. The video was listed as anamorphic 1.85:1 with a list
    price of $39.95. Extras where given as Commentary by playwright and stage
    director Russell Lees, joined by John Wilders, former Governor of the Royal
    Shakespeare Theatre; Great Acting: Laurence Olivier, a 1966 BBC interview
    with Olivier hosted by renowned theater critic Kenneth Tynan; Gallery of
    on-set and production stills and posters, featuring excerpts from Olivier's
    autobiography On Acting; 12-minute television trailer with Olivier, producer
    Alexander Korda, production designer Roger Furse, and other crew members at
    work in Shepperton Studios Theatrical trailer; Essay by film historian Bruce
    Eder.

    Kino has just the thing for fans of classic Douglas Fairbanks films from the
    twenties. Black Pirate (1926), Robin Hood (1922 / new release), Thief Of
    Bagdad (1924) and Three Musketeers (1921 / new release) will be released on
    February 3rd for $29.95 each. You can also get the box set, Douglas
    Fairbanks Collection, on the same date for $99.95.

    Buena Vista has some multi-film packs that help many build up their classic
    awarding winning DVD collections. On February 10th they release Academy
    Award Winning Movies: Volume #1:Chicago / Frida / Life Is Beautiful, Academy
    Award Winning Movies: Volume #2: Good Will Hunting / Cider House Rules /
    Sling Blade, Academy Award Winning Movies: Volume #3: Shakespeare In Love /
    English Patient / Il Postino and for foreign film buffs, Best Of World
    Cinema #1: Amelie / Cinema Paradiso: The New Version / Malena / Farewell My
    Concubine. They all have the original technical specifications of the
    original single film release and will run about $50 retail give or take a
    few bucks.

    The tragic life of New York City party kid James St. James is the subject of
    Party Monster (2003) due for release by Fox on February 10th. The initial
    technical specs so far are Dolby Surround audio with both P&S and anamorphic
    1.85 video on the same disc. The listed extras include Commentary by
    director/producer; Behind-the-scenes footage; Interview with Michael Alig;
    Actor interviews with Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, Chloe Sevigny;
    Featurette; Trailer. The expected retail price is $19.98

    From the Boston Based PBS station WGHB there are a few Nova presentations
    due out on January 10th. Nova: Infinite Secrets - The Genius Of Archimedes,
    Nova: Volcano Above The Clouds, Nova: Magnetic Storm, Nova: The Wright
    Brothers Flying Machine, Nova: Charters Of Freedom, Nova: Who Killed The Red
    Baron? and Nova: The Elegant Universe. Each disc will run $19.95.

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