'Fat Girl' and 'Smiles of a Summer Night' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 06:00 AM PST by

Breillat and Bergman get the Criterion Blu-ray treatment this May.

Criterion has revealed the 2001 drama 'Fat Girl' for Blu-ray on May 3.

'Fat Girl' ('À ma soeur!') is not only a portrayal of female adolescent sexuality and the complicated bond between siblings but also a shocking assertion by the always controversial Catherine Breillat that violent oppression exists at the core of male-female relations.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio, and supplements include: Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Fat Girl; Two interviews with director Catherine Breillat, one conducted the night after the film’s world premiere at the 2001; Berlin Film Festival, the other a look back at the film’s production and alternate ending; French and U.S. theatrical trailers; and a booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau, a 2001 interview with Breillat, and a piece by Breillat on the title.

On the same day, Criterion will also be bringing the 1955 Swedish comedy 'Smiles of a Summer Night' to Blu-ray.

In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women of different classes attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: Video introduction to the film by director Ingmar Bergman; Video conversation between Bergman scholar Peter Cowie and writer Jörn Donner, executive producer of Fanny and Alexander; Original theatrical trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by theater and film critic John Simon and a 1961 review by film critic Pauline Kael.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'Fat Girl' and 'Smiles of a Summer Night' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under May 3.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Fat Girl (Blu-ray)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Blu-ray)
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