'The Big City' Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:30 AM PDT by

Satyajit Ray's acclaimed drama will make its Blu-ray debut in August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion will be bringing 'The Big City' to Blu-ray on August 20.

'The Big City' follows the personal triumphs and frustrations of Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee), who decides, despite the initial protests of her bank-clerk husband, to take a job to help support their family.

The Blu-ray will feature a 2K 1080p digitally restored transfer, uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: New interview with actor Madhabi Mukherjee; Satyajit Ray and the Modern Woman, a new interview program featuring Ray historian Suranjan Ganguly; The Coward (1965), a feature film directed by Ray that also addresses modern female identity and stars Mukherjee and Soumitra Chatterjee; and a booklet featuring an essay by scholar Chandak Sengoopta and an interview with Ray from the 1980s by his biographer Andrew Robinson.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'The Big City' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 20.

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The Big City (Blu-ray)
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