Blu-ray Prepares for its 'Close-up'

Posted Thu Mar 18, 2010 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's faux-documentary is planned for Blu-ray release in June.

The Criterion Collection is preparing 'Close-up' for a high-definition release on June 22.

The Blu-ray release will feature 1080p video, a Farsi mono soundtrack (with English subtitles), and supplements include: Audio commentary by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum, authors of Abbas Kiarostami; The Traveler, a notable early feature by director Abbas Kiarostami; "Close-up" Long Shot, a forty-five-minute documentary on Close-up's central figure, Hossein Sabzian, five years after Kiarostami's film; A Walk with Kiarostami (2003), a thirty-two minute documentary portrait of the director by Iranian film professor Jamsheed Akram; New video interview with Kiarostami; and a booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Godfrey Cheshire.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Close-up' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 22.

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