'La Cage aux Folles' and 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT by

Films from Edouard Molinaro and Martin Ritt will join Criterion's Blu-ray collection in early September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion has revealed the 1965 French comedy 'La Cage aux Folles' will be heading to Blu-ray on September 10.

A modest French comedy that became a breakout art-house smash in America, Edouard Molinaro’s 'La Cage aux Folles' inspired a major Broadway musical and the blockbuster remake 'The Birdcage.'

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p transfer, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: New interview with director Edouard Molinaro; Archival footage featuring actor Michel Serrault and Jean Poiret, writer and star of the original stage production of La Cage aux Folles; New interview with Laurence Senelick, author of The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre; French and U.S. trailers; A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Ehrenstein; and More!

Criterion will also be bringing 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' to Blu-ray on the same date.

The acclaimed, best-selling novel by John le Carré, about a Cold War spy on one final dangerous mission in East Germany, is transmuted by director Martin Ritt into a film every bit as precise and ruthless as the book.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements will include: New, exclusive, wide-ranging interview with author John le Carré; Selected-scene commentary featuring director of photography Oswald Morris; The Secret Center: John le Carré, a 2000 BBC documentary on the author's life and work; Interview with actor Richard Burton from a 1967 episode of the BBC series Acting in the '60s, conducted by critic Kenneth Tynan; Audio conversation from 1985 between director Martin Ritt and film historian Patrick McGilligan; Gallery of set designs; Trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Sragow.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'La Cage aux Folles' and 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under September 10.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
La Cage aux Folles (Blu-ray)
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Blu-ray)
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