'America Lost and Found: The BBS Story' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Criterion gathers seven classic films in a box set coming to Blu-ray at the end of November.

The Criterion Collection has announced 'America Lost and Found: The BBS Story' for a Blu-ray release on November 23.

The 6-Disc set will include seven films from the late sixties throughout the early seventies:

'Head' (Bob Rafelson, 1968) will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary featuring Monkees Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Peter Tork; New video interview with director Bob Rafelson; New documentary about BBS, featuring critic David Thomson and historian Douglas Brinkley; and more!

'Easy Rider' (Dennis Hopper, 1969) comes in 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary featuring director Dennis Hopper; Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage, a 1999 documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage; Footage of Hopper and star Peter Fonda at Cannes in 1969; New video interview with BBS's Steve Blauner; and more!

'Five Easy Pieces' (Bob Rafelson, 1970) features 1080p video, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson and interior designer Toby Rafelson; Soul Searching in Five Easy Pieces, a 2009 video piece in which Rafelson discusses the film; BBStory, a 2009 documentary; and Excerpts from an audio recording of Rafelson at the American Film Institute in 1976.

'Drive, He Said' (Jack Nicholson, 1970) - 1080p video, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements are: A Cautionary Tale of Campus Revolution and Sexual Freedom, a 2009 video piece in which director Jack Nicholson discusses the experience of making this film; Theatrical trailer; and more!

'A Safe Place' (Henri Jaglom, 1971) features 1080p video, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary featuring director Henry Jaglom; Henry Jaglom Finds "A Safe Place", a 2009 video piece in which the director discusses the film; Notes on the New York Film Festival, a 1971 video piece featuring an interview conducted by critic Molly Haskell with directors Peter Bogdanovich and Jaglom about their films The Last Picture Show and A Safe Place; Deleted scene and screen tests; and Theatrical trailer.

'The Last Picture Show' (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971) will be presented in 1080p with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements include: Two audio commentaries: Peter Bogdanovich, and Peter Bogdanovich and actors Cybill Shepherd, Randy Quaid, Cloris Leachman, and Frank Marshall; Picture This, a 1990 documentary by George Hickenlooper; The Last Picture Show: A Look Back, an hour-long 1999 documentary; 2009 interview with Bogdanovich; Screen tests and location footage; Theatrical trailers and more.

And last but not least, 'The King of Marvin Gardens'and (Bob Rafelson, 1972) features 1080p video, an uncompressed monaural soundtrack, and supplements will consist of: Selected-scene audio commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson; Reflections of a Philosopher King, a 2009 documentary about the making of the film; Afterthoughts, a short 2002 documentary about the film, produced by Rafelson; and a Theatrical trailer.

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

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