Criterion Announces September Blu-rays

Posted Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The Criterion Collection has announced a September 22 Blu-ray release for 'Pierrot le fou' and 'The Complete Monterey Pop Festival.'

According to the press materials, 'Pierrot le fou' will feature 1080p video, PCM mono audio, and supplements will include: "A Pierrot Primer", a new video program with audio commentary by filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin, "Godard, l'amour, la poésie", a fifty-minute French documentary about director Jean-Luc Godard and his work and marriage with Karina, Archival interview excerpts with Godard, Karina, and actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, Theatrical trailer, and a booklet featuring a new essay by critic Richard Brody, a 1969 review by Andrew Sarris, and a 1965 interview with Godard.

'The Complete Monterey Pop Festival' will have 1080p video, multi channel soundtracks, and supplements will include: Two hours of performances not included in the original film, from the following artists: The Association, Big Brother and the Holding Company, The Blues Project, The Byrds, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Country Joe and the Fish, The Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, The Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and The Who, Audio commentary on Monterey Pop by Festival producer Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker, New video interview with Lou Adler and D.A. Pennebaker, Audio interviews with Festival producer John Phillips, Festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby, Photo essay by photographer Elaine Mayes, Original theatrical trailer for Monterey Pop, Original theatrical radio spots for Monterey Pop, Monterey Pop scrapbook, Audio commentary on Jimi Plays Monterey by music critic and historian Charles Shaar Murray, Two audio commentaries on Shake! by music critic and historian Peter Guralnick: Otis Redding's Monterey performance, song by song, Otis Redding before and after Monterey, Interview with Phil Walden, Otis Redding's manager from 1959 to 1967, Original theatrical trailer for Jimi Plays Monterey, and Video excerpt: Pete Townshend on Monterey and Jimi Hendrix.

Suggested list price for 'Pierrot le fou' has been set at $39.95 and 'The Complete Monterey Pop Festival' is $69.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Pierrot le fou' and 'The Complete Monterey Pop Festival' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under September 22.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Pierrot le fou (Blu-ray)
The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (Blu-ray)
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