'Black Moon,' 'Zazie dans le métro,' & 'People on Sunday' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Three more Criterion titles will hit Blu-ray on June 28.

First up is Louis Malle's 'Black Moon' starring Cathryn Harrison.

This Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a postapocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals is one of Malle’s most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other.

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p transfer, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements include: Archival interview with director Louis Malle; Gallery of behind-the-scenes photos; Alternate French-dubbed soundtrack; Original theatrical trailer; and a new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau.

Criterion will also bring Malle's 1960 comedy 'Zazie dans le métro' starring Catherine Demongeot.

Based on a popular novel by Raymond Queneau that had been considered unadaptable, Malle’s audacious hit Zazie dans le métro is a bit of stream-of-conscious slapstick, wall-to-wall with visual gags, editing tricks, and effects, and made with flair on the cusp of the French New Wave.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: Archival interviews with director Louis Malle, novelist Raymond Queneau, and the young actress Catherine Demongeot; Original theatrical trailer; Le Paris de Zazie, an interview with assistant director Philippe Collin; and a new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau.

And lastly we have Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer's 1930 silent film 'People on Sunday.'

'People on Sunday' was both an experiment and a mainstream hit that would influence generations of film artists around the world. This unique hybrid of documentary and fictional storytelling offers a rare glimpse of Weimar-era Berlin.

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p transfer, an uncompressed stereo soundtrack, and supplements include: Weekend am Wannsee, Gerald Koll's 2000 documentary about the film, featuring an interview with star Brigitte Borchert; Ins Blaue Hinein, a thirty-six-minute short from 1931 by People on Sunday cinematographer Eugen Schüfftan; and a booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Noah Isenberg and reprints by scriptwriter Billy Wilder and director Robert Siodmak.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'Black Moon,' 'Zazie dans le métro' & 'People on Sunday' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under June 28.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Black Moon (Blu-ray)
Zazie dans le métro (Blu-ray)
People on Sunday (Blu-ray)
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