'Ivan's Childhood' Dated and Detailed Blu-ray

Posted Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The 1962 Russian war drama has been dated for Blu-ray in the new year.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is working on 'Ivan's Childhood' for Blu-ray on January 22.

The debut feature by the great Andrei Tarkovsky, 'Ivan’s Childhood' is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy’s war-ravaged youth.

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p transfer, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements include: Appreciation of filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky and Ivan's Childhood featuring Vida T. Johnson, coauthor of The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky: A Visual Fugue; Interviews with cinematographer Vadim Yusov and actor Nikolai Burlyaev; and a booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Dina Iordanova; "Between Two Films," Tarkovsky's essay on Ivan's Childhood; and "Ivan's Willow," a poem by the director's father, Arseny Tarkovsky.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'Ivan's Childhood' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where It is indexed under January 22.

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