'Carlos' and 'The Phantom Carriage' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Films by Olivier Assayas and Victor Sjöström are coming to Criterion's Blu-ray library in late September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion says 'Carlos' is planned for Blu-ray on September 27.

'Carlos,' directed by Olivier Assayas, is an epic, intensely detailed account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez—also known as Carlos the Jackal.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p, DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, and supplements include: new video interviews with director Olivier Assayas, Lenoir, Le Saux, and actor Édgar Ramírez; Twenty-minute making-of documentary on the film's OPEC raid scene; original theatrical trailer; and a booklet featuring essays by critics Colin MacCabe and Greil Marcus, plus biographies on selected historical figures portrayed in the film, written by the film's historical adviser, Stephen Smith.

On the same day, Criterion will also be bringing the Swedish silent film 'The Phantom Carriage' to Blu-ray.

Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, this extraordinarily rich and innovative silent classic (which inspired Ingmar Bergman to make movies) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving morality tale, as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, two scores - one by acclaimed Swedish composer Matti Bye and the other by the experimental duo KTL, and supplements will include: Audio commentary featuring film historian Casper Tybjerg; Interview with Ingmar Bergman excerpted from the 1981 documentary Victor Sjöström: A Portrait, by Gösta Werner; The Bergman Connection, an original visual essay by film historian and Bergman scholar Peter Cowie on The Phantom Carriage's influence on Bergman; and a booklet featuring an essay by screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Mayersberg.

Suggested list price for 'The Phantom Carriage' is $39.95 while 'Carlos' is $49.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Carlos' and 'The Phantom Carriage' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under September 27.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Carlos (2010) (Blu-ray)
The Phantom Carriage (Blu-ray)
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