'Band of Outsiders' Comes to Blu-ray

Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST by

Jean-Luc Godard's 1964 gangster classic will arrive on Blu-ray in May.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection is preparing 'Band of Outsiders'' for Blu-ray on May 7.

Four years after 'Breathless,' Jean-Luc Godard reimagined the gangster film even more radically with 'Band of Outsiders,' in which two restless young men enlist the object of both of their fancies (Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery—in her own home.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack (with new and improved English subtitle translation), and supplements include: Visual glossary of references and wordplay found in Band of Outsiders; Exclusive interviews with cinematographer Raoul Coutard and actor Anna Karina; Excerpts from a 1964 interview with director Jean-Luc Godard, including rare behind-the-scenes footage from the film; Filmmaker Agnès Varda's 1961 silent comedy Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald, starring Godard and Karina and featuring other members of the Band of Outsiders cast; Godard's original theatrical trailer and the 2001 U.S. rerelease trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by poet and critic Joshua Clover, Godard's character descriptions for the film's 1964 press book, and an interview with the director from the same year.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Band of Outsiders' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 7.

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Band of Outsiders (Blu-ray)
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