'Vanya on 42nd Street' Announced and Detailed for Blu ray

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

The final film from Louis Malle is coming to high-definition at the end of February.

In an early announcement to retailers, the Criterion Collection will release 'Vanya on 42nd Street' on Blu-ray on February 28.

In the nineties, André Gregory mounted a series of spare, private performances of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in a crumbling Manhattan playhouse. These treasures of pure theater would have been lost to time had they not been captured on film, with subtle cinematic brilliance, by Louis Malle.

The Blu-ray will feature a 1080p digital transfer, DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 soundtrack, and supplements include: New documentary featuring interviews with André Gregory, the play’s director; actors Lynn Cohen, George Gaynes, Julianne Moore, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn, and Brooke Smith; and producer Fred Berner; Trailer; and and a booklet featuring an essay by critic Steven Vineberg and a 1994 on-set report by film critic Amy Taubin.

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

You can find the latest specs for 'Vanya on 42nd Street' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 28.

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Vanya on 42nd Street (Blu-ray)
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