'Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT by

A boxed set of six outstanding films from around the world will arrive on Blu-ray in December.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection will proudly present 'Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project' on Blu-ray on December 10.

Established by Martin Scorsese in 2007, the World Cinema Project expands the horizons of moviegoers everywhere. The mission of the WCP is to preserve and present marginalized and infrequently screened films from regions of the world ill equipped to provide funding for major restorations. This collector’s set brings together six superb films from various countries, including Bangladesh/India ('A River Called Titas'), Mexico ('Redes'), Morocco ('Trances'), Senegal ('Touki bouki'), South Korea ('The Housemaid'), and Turkey ('Dry Summer'); each is a cinematic revelation, depicting a culture not often seen by outsiders.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will feature a new 1080p digital transfer, uncompressed monaural soundtracks, and supplements include: New introductions to the films by World Cinema Project founder Martin Scorsese; New interview programs featuring filmmakers Abderrahmane Sissako (on Touki bouki), Kumar Shahani (on A River Called Titas), Metin Erksan and Fatih Akın (on Dry Summer), and Bong Joon-ho (on The Housemaid); New visual essay on Redes by filmmaker and critic Kent Jones; New interview program on Trances featuring filmmaker Ahmed El Maânouni, producer Izza Génini, and musician Omar Sayed; and a booklet featuring essays on the films by Charles Ramirez Berg, Bilge Ebiri, Kyung Hyun Kim, Adrian Martin, Richard Porton, and Sally Shafto.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $124.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under December 10.

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