Criterion Announces Their April Blu-ray Releases

The Criterion Collection has announced the list of Blu-ray release slated for April. François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows is scheduled for April 8. Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves arrives on store shelves on April 15. April 22nd will see two releases, Don Siegel’s Riot in Cell Block 11 and Carl Th. Dreyer’s Master of the House. The last title for April is Dino Risi’s Il Sorpasso arriving on the 29th. Check below for a list of features and artwork for each title!

The 400 Blows
Disc Features

  1. New, high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  2. New digital transfer of Antoine and Colette (The Adventures of Antoine Doinel box set only)
  3. Two audio commentaries, one by cinema professor Brian Stonehill and another by François Truffaut’s lifelong friend Robert Lachenay
  4. Rare audition footage of Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, and Richard Kanayan
  5. Newsreel footage of Léaud at Cannes in 1959
  6. Excerpt from a 1965 French television program in which Truffaut discusses his youth, his critical writing, and the origins of Antoine Doinel
  7. Television interview with Truffaut from 1960 about the global reception of The 400 Blows and his own critical impression of the film
  8. Trailer
  9. PLUS: An essay by film scholar Annette Insdorf

Breaking the Waves
Disc Features

  1. New 4K digital restoration, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  2. Selected-scene audio commentary featuring director Lars von Trier, editor Anders Refn, and location scout Anthony Dod Mantle
  3. New interview with filmmaker and critic Stig Björkman
  4. New interviews with actors Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård
  5. Interview from 2004 with actor Adrian Rawlins
  6. Watson’s audition tape, with commentary by von Trier
  7. Deleted and extended scenes, with commentary by von Trier
  8. Deleted scene featuring the late actor Katrin Cartlidge
  9. Cannes Film Festival promotional clip
  10. Trailer
  11. New English subtitle translation
  12. One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
  13. PLUS: An essay by critic David Sterritt

Riot in Cell Block 11
Disc Features

  1. New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  2. New audio commentary by film scholar Matthew Bernstein
  3. Excerpts from the director’s 1993 autobiography, A Siegel Film, read by his son Kristoffer Tabori
  4. More!
  5. One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
  6. PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Chris Fujiwara, a 1954 article by coproducer Walter Wanger, and a 1974 tribute to Siegel by filmmaker Sam Peckinpah

Master of the House
Disc Features

  1. New 2K digital restoration, with a recent score by Gillian Anderson, presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray
  2. New interview with Dreyer historian Casper Tybjerg
  3. New visual essay on Dreyer’s camera work and editing by film historian David Bordwell
  4. New English intertitle translation
  5. One Blu-ray and one DVD, with all content available in both formats
  6. PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Mark Le Fanu

Il Sorpasso
Disc Features

  1. New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  2. New interviews with screenwriter Ettore Scola and film scholar and professor Rémi Fournier Lanzoni
  3. Interview from 2004 with director Dino Risi by film critic Jean A. Gili
  4. Introduction by actor Jean-Louis Trintignant from a 1983 French television broadcast of the film
  5. A Beautiful Vacation, a 2006 documentary on Risi featuring interviews with the director and his collaborators and friends
  6. Excerpts from a 2012 documentary that returns to Castiglioncello, the location for the film’s beach scenes, featuring rare on-set color footage
  7. Trailer
  8. New English subtitle translation
  9. One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
  10. PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Phillip Lopate and Antonio Monda, as well as excerpts from Risi’s writings, with an introduction by film critic Valerio Caprara