'La Haine' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST by

Mathieu Kassovitz' gritty 1995 French drama is planned for Blu-ray this spring.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection says 'La Haine' is coming to Blu-ray on May 8.

Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with 'La Haine' ('Hate'), a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieues on Paris’s outskirts./p>

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p transfer, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: English-language audio commentary by Kassovitz; Introduction by actor Jodie Foster; Ten Years of “La haine,” an eighty-minute documentary that brings together cast and crew a decade after the film’s landmark release; Featurette on the film’s banlieue setting, including interviews with sociologists Sophie Body-Gendrot, Jeffrey Fagan, and William Kornblum; Production footage; Deleted and extended scenes, each featuring an afterword by Kassovitz; Gallery of behind-the-scenes photos; Trailers; and a new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau and an appreciation by acclaimed filmmaker Costa-Gavras.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'La Haine' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 8.

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La Haine (Blu-ray)
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