Blu-ray Gets 'Lonesome' in August

Posted Fri May 18, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Paul Fejos 1928 classic is getting the Criterion high-definition treatment in August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion has revealed that 'Lonesome' is arriving on Blu-ray on August 28.

The early Hollywood gem Lonesome is the creation of a little-known but audacious and one-of-a-kind auteur, Paul Fejos (a filmmaker/explorer/anthropologist/doctor!), who bridged the gap between the silent and sound eras.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio commentary featuring film historian Richard Koszarski; The Last Performance, director Paul Fejos's 1929 silent starring Conrad Veidt, with a new score by Donald Sosin; Reconstructed sound version of Broadway, Fejos's 1929 musical; Fejos Memorial, a 1963 visual essay produced by Paul Falkenberg in collaboration with Fejos's wife, Lita Binns Fejos, featuring Paul Fejos narrating the story of his life and career; Audio excerpts about Broadway from an interview with cinematographer Hal Mohr; and a booklet featuring essays by critic Phillip Lopate and film historian Graham Petrie and an excerpt about Lonesome from Fejos's autobiography.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'Lonesome' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 28.

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Lonesome (Blu-ray)
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