'The Killing' and 'Cul-de-sac' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed May 18, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Kubrick and more Polanski are coming to Criterion's Blu-ray library this August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion says 'The Killing' is planned for Blu-ray on August 16.

Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements include: New video interview with producer James B. Harris; Excerpts of interviews with actor Sterling Hayden from the French television series Cinéma cinemas; New video interview with film scholar Robert Polito about writer Jim Thompson and his work on The Killing; Restored transfer of Stanley Kubrick's 1955 noir feature Killer's Kiss; New video appreciation of Killer's Kiss with film critic Geoffrey O'Brien; Theatrical trailers; and a booklet featuring an essay by film historian Haden Guest and a reprinted interview with Marie Windsor on The Killing.

On the same day, Criterion will also be bringing 'Cul-de-sac' to Blu-ray.

Roman Polanski orchestrates a mental ménage a trois in this sly, surreal tale of paranoia from the director’s golden 1960s period.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, an uncompressed mono soundtrack, and supplements will include: Two Gangsters and an Island, a 2003 short documentary about the making of Cul-de-sac, featuring interviews with Polanski, producer Gene Gutowski, and cinematographer Gil Taylor; Interview with Polanski from 1967; Theatrical trailers; and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Thompson.

Suggested list price for each of the Blu-rays is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Killing' and 'Cul-de-sac' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under August 16.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Killing (Blu-ray)
Cul-de-sac (Blu-ray)
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