Criterion Announces November Releases!

The Criterion Collection has announced the upcoming releases for November which includes an incredible 25 movie set. On November 12 two titles will be released, Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha and Charles Chaplin’s City Lights. On November 19 only new one title will be available, Yasujira Ozu’s Tokyo Story. Finally on Novmber 26, Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman 25 movie set. Check below for a list of supplements include in each release plus a movie list for the Zatoichi set!

Frances Ha
Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital master, with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and the film’s cowriter and director, Noah Baumbach
  • New conversation between actor and filmmaker Sarah Polley and the film’s cowriter and star, Greta Gerwig
  • New conversation about the look of the film between Baumbach, director of photography Sam Levy, and creative director Pascal Dangin
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by playwright Annie Baker

City Lights
Disc Features

  • New, restored 4K digital film transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New audio commentary by Charlie Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
  • Chaplin Today: “City Lights,” a 2003 documentary on the film’s production, featuring Aardman Animations cofounder Peter Lord
  • Chaplin Studios: Creative Freedom by Design, a new interview program featuring visual effects expert Craig Barron
  • Archival footage from the production of City Lights, including film from the set, with audio commentary by Chaplin historian Hooman Mehran; a costume test; a rehearsal; and a complete scene not used in the film
  • Excerpt from Chaplin’s short film The Champion (1915), along with footage of the director with boxing stars at Chaplin Studios in 1918
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Gary Giddins and a 1966 interview with Chaplin

Tokyo Story
Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Yasujiro Ozu scholar David Desser, editor of Ozu’s “Tokyo Story”
  • I Lived, But . . . , a two-hour documentary from 1953 about Ozu’s life and career, featuring interviews with critics and former cast and crew members
  • Talking with Ozu, a forty-minute tribute to the director from 1993, featuring the reflections of filmmakers Lindsay Anderson, Claire Denis, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Aki Kaurismäki, Stanley Kwan, Paul Schrader, and Wim Wenders
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Bordwell

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
Disc Features

  • New digital restorations of all twenty-five films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • The Blind Swordsman, a 1978 documentary about Zatoichi portrayer and filmmaker Shintaro Katsu, along with a new interview with its director, John Nathan
  • New interview with Asian-film critic Tony Rayns
  • Trailers for all twenty-five films
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: A book featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien; synopses of the films by critic, novelist, and musician Chris D.; “The Tale of Zatoichi,” the original short story by Kan Shimozawa; and twenty-five new illustrations inspired by the films, by twenty-five different artists

Movie List

  1. The Tale of Zatoichi,
  2. The Tale of Zatoichi Continues
  3. New Tale of Zatoichi
  4. Zatoichi the Fugitive
  5. Zatoichi on the Road
  6. Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold
  7. Zatoichi’s Flashing Sword
  8. Fight, Zatoichi, Fight
  9. Adventures of Zatoichi
  10. Zatoichi’s Revenge
  11. Zatoichi and the Doomed Man
  12. Zatoichi and the Chess Expert
  13. Zatoichi’s Vengeance
  14. Zatoichi’s Pilgrimage
  15. Zatoichi’s Cane Sword
  16. Zatoichi The Outlaw
  17. Zatoichi Challenged
  18. Zatoichi and the Fugitives
  19. Samaritan Zatoichi
  20. Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
  21. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival
  22. Zatoichi Meets the One Armed Swordsman
  23. Zatoichi at Large
  24. Zatoichi in Desperation
  25. Zatoichi’s Conspiracy.