'The Tin Drum' Announced and Detailed Blu-ray

Posted Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The 1979 Academy Award winner for best foreign-language film is in the works for Blu-ray in January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is set to debut 'The Tin Drum' on Blu-ray on January 15.

'The Tin Drum,' is a visionary adaptation from Volker Schlöndorff of Nobel laureate Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel, characterized by surreal imagery, arresting eroticism, and clear-eyed satire.

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p transfer, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: New interview with Schlöndorff about the making of The Tin Drum and the creation of the 2010 restored, complete version; New interview with film scholar Timothy Corrigan; German audio recording from 1987 of author Günter Grass reading an excerpt from his novel The Tin Drum with musical accompaniment, illustrated with the corresponding scene from the film; Television interview excerpts featuring Schlöndorff, Grass, actors David Bennent and Mario Adorf, and cowriter Jean-Claude Carrière reflecting on their experiences making the film; Trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Michael Atkinson and 1978 statements by Grass about the adaptation of his novel.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'The Tin Drum' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where It is indexed under January 15.

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