Blu-ray is 'In the Mood for Love' this October

Posted Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The 2000 Chinese drama from Wong Kar-wai is planned for a fall Blu-ray release.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion will release 'In the Mood for Love' on Blu-ray on October 2.

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan and Su Li-zhen move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal—until a discovery about their respective spouses sparks an intimate bond between them. Wong Kar-wai’s 'In the Mood for Love' is a masterful evocation of romantic longing.

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p transfer, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: In the Mood for Love, director Wong Kar-wai's documentary on the making of the film; Deleted scenes with director's commentary; Hua yang de nian hua (2000), a short film by Wong; Archival interview with Wong and a 'cinema lesson' given by the director at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival press conference from 2000, with stars Maggie Cheung Man-yuk and Tony Leung Chiu-wai; Trailers and TV spots; Two new interviews with critic Tony Rayns, one about the film and the other about the soundtrack; and a booklet featuring an essay by novelist and film critic Steve Erickson and the Liu Yi-chang story that provided thematic inspiration for the film.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'In the Mood for Love' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 2.

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In the Mood for Love (Blu-ray)
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