'The Double Life of Véronique' Announced For Blu-ray

Posted Wed Nov 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM PST by

Krzysztof Kieślowski's 1991 fantasy romance will be receiving the high-definition treatment in February.

The Criterion Collection has announced 'The Double Life of Véronique' starring Irène Jacob for a Blu-ray release on February 1.

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. 'The Double Life of Véronique' is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Audio commentary by Annette Insdorf, author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski; Three short documentary films by Kieślowski: Factory (1970) Hospital (1976), and Railway Station (1980); The Musicians (1958): a short film by Kieślowski's teacher Kazimierz Karabasz; Kieślowski's Dialogue (1991): a documentary featuring a candid interview with Kieślowski and rare behind-the-scenes footage from the set of The Double Life of Véronique; 1966-1988: Kieślowski, Polish Filmmaker: a 2005 documentary tracing the filmmaker's work in Poland, from his days as a student through The Double Life of Véronique; A 2005 interview with actress Irène Jacob; New video interviews with cinematographer Slawomir Idziak and composer Zbigniew Preisner; and a booklet featuring an essay by Jonathan Romney, and a selection from Kieślowski on Kieślowski.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'The Double Life of Véronique' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under February 1.

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The Double Life of Veronique (Blu-ray)
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