'Chronicle of a Summer' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST by

The 1961 French film from anthropologist Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin heads to Blu-ray in February.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion will be bringing 'Chronicle of a Summer' to Blu-ray on February 26.

The fascinating result of a collaboration between filmmakers Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin, this vanguard work of what Morin would term cinéma verité is a brilliantly conceived and realized sociopolitical diagnosis of the early sixties in France.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements include: Un été + 50 (2011), a seventy-three-minute documentary featuring outtakes and new interviews with codirector Edgar Morin and some of the film's subjects; Archival interviews with codirector Jean Rouch and Marceline Loridan, one of the film's subjects; New interview with anthropology professor Faye Ginsburg, organizer of several Rouch retrospectives; and a booklet featuring an essay by scholar Sam Di Iorio.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'Chronicle of a Summer' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 26.

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Chronicle of a Summer (Blu-ray)
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