'Dazed and Confused,' 'Identification of a Woman,' & 'Island of Lost Souls' Announced for Criterion Blu-rays

Posted Sun Jul 17, 2011 at 02:40 PM PDT by

The Criterion Collection adds three more Blu-ray titles at the end of October.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion has revealed the 1993 dramedy 'Dazed and Confused' for Blu-ray on October 25.

America, 1976. The last day of school. Bongs blaze, bell-bottoms ring, and rock and roll rocks. Among the best teen films ever made, Richard Linklater’s 'Dazed and Confused' eavesdrops on a group of seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p, Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1 audio, and supplements include: Audio commentary by Linklater; Making Dazed, a fifty-minute documentary by Kahane Corn; Rare on-set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; Footage from the ten-year anniversary celebration; Audition footage and deleted Scenes; Original theatrical trailer; and a booklet featuring essays by Kent Jones, Jim DeRogatis, and Chuck Klosterman; memories of the film from the cast and crew; character profiles; and the original film poster by Frank Kozik.

On the same day, Criterion will be bringing Michelangelo Antonioni's 1982 drama 'Identification of a Woman' to Blu-ray.

Michelangelo Antonioni’s 'Identification of a Woman' is a body- and soul-baring voyage into one man’s artistic and erotic consciousness.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements will include a theatrical trailer and a booklet featuring an essay by critic John Powers and a reprinted 1982 interview with Michelangelo Antonioni by critic Gideon Bachmann.

And finally, the 1932 horror 'Island of Lost Souls' will also be available at the end of October.

A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, 'Island of Lost Souls' is a cautionary tale of science run amok adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements will include Audio commentary by film historian Gregory Mank, author of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff and Hollywood’s Maddest Doctors; New video conversation among filmmaker John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Videodrome), and genre expert Bob Burns; New interviews with horror film historian David J. Skal (The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror); filmmaker Richard Stanley (Hardware, original director of the ill-fated 1996 remake of The Island of Dr. Moreau); New interviews with Devo founding members Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh, whose manifesto is rooted in themes from Island of Lost Souls; Theatrical trailer; and a booklet featuring a new essay by critic Christine Smallwood.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $39.95 except for 'Identification of a Woman' which is only $29.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Dazed and Confused,' 'Identification of a Woman,' & 'Island of Lost Souls' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under October 25.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Dazed and Confused (Criterion) (Blu-ray)
Identification of a Woman (Blu-ray)
Island of Lost Souls (Blu-ray)
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