Criterion May Releases Announced!

The Criterion Collection has announced the titles that will be getting released in May. On May 6, Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole. On May 13, Stuart Cooper’s Overlord will see its release. Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love will arrive on May 20. Two titles will be available on May 27, Howard Hawks Red River and finally the long awaited Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou will round the releases for the month of May. Check below for a list of supplements.

Ace in the Hole
Disc Features

  1. Restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  2. Audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard
  3. Portrait of a “60% Perfect Man”: Billy Wilder, a 1980 documentary featuring interviews with Wilder by film critic Michel Ciment
  4. Interview with actor Kirk Douglas from 1984
  5. Excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute
  6. Excerpts from an audio interview with Wilder’s coscreenwriter Walter Newman
  7. Video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee
  8. Stills gallery
  9. Trailer
  10. PLUS: Essays by critic Molly Haskell and filmmaker Guy Maddin

Disc Features

  1. Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Stuart Cooper, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  2. Audio commentary featuring Cooper and actor Brian Stirner
  3. Mining the Archive, a 2007 video piece featuring archivists from London’s Imperial War Museum detailing the footage used in the film
  4. Capa Influences Cooper, a 2007 photo essay featuring Cooper on photographer Robert Capa
  5. Cameramen at War, the British Ministry of Information’s 1943 film tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen
  6. A Test of Violence, Cooper’s 1969 short film about the Spanish artist Juan Genovés
  7. Germany Calling, a 1941 Ministry of Information propaganda film, clips of which appear in Overlord
  8. Excerpts from the journals of two D-day soldiers, read by Stirner
  9. Trailer
  10. PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones, a short history of the Imperial War Museum, and excerpts from the Overlord novelization by Cooper and Christopher Hudson

Like Someone in Love
Disc Features

  1. New 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director Abbas Kiarostami, with 3.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  2. Forty-five-minute documentary on the making of the film
  3. Trailer
  4. New English subtitle translation
  5. PLUS: An essay by film scholar and critic Nico Baumbach

Red River
Disc Features

  1. New 4K digital restoration of the rarely presented original theatrical release version, the preferred cut of director Howard Hawks, with monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  2. 2K restoration of the longer version of Red River
  3. New interview with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich about Red River and the two versions
  4. New interview with critic Molly Haskell about Hawks and Red River
  5. New interview with western scholar Lee Clark Mitchell about western genre literature
  6. Audio excerpts of a 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich
  7. Excerpts from a 1970 audio interview with novelist and screenwriter Borden Chase
  8. More!
  9. PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and a 1991 interview with Hawks’s longtime editor Christian Nyby; a new paperback edition of Chase’s original novel, previously out of print

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Disc Features

  1. New, restored digital transfer, approved by director Wes Anderson, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  2. Commentary by Anderson and cowriter Noah Baumbach
  3. New interviews with actors Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum
  4. This Is an Adventure, a documentary by Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, and Matthew Prinzing chronicling the production of the movie
  5. Mondo Monda, an Italian talk show featuring an interview with Anderson and Baumbach, hosted by Antonio Monda
  6. Interview with composer and Devo member Mark Mothersbaugh
  7. Ten performances of David Bowie songs in Portuguese by Brazilian recording artist and actor Seu Jorge
  8. Intern video journal by actor Matthew Gray Gubler
  9. Multiple interviews with the cast and crew, featuring behind-the-scenes footage
  10. Making-of featurette
  11. Nine deleted scenes
  12. Behind-the-scenes photos and original artwork from the film
  13. Trailer
  14. PLUS: An insert featuring a cutaway view of The Belafonte, the ship from the film, Eric Anderson’s original illustrations, and a conversation between Wes and Eric conducted in 2005