Criterion 4K UHD titles for September includes Oscar winner “Sound of Metal”
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THE CRITERION Collection announced its September 2022 lineup of 4K Ultra HD titles, which includes Darlus Marder’s Academy Award winner “Sound of Metal” and Brian De Palma’s 1980’s political thriller “Blow Out.”
“Blow Out” will be released on September 6
The brilliantly crafted by Brian De Palma, John Travolta gives one of his greatest performances, as a film sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. To uncover the truth, he enlists the help of a possible eyewitness to the crime (Nancy Allen), who may be in danger herself. With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot, profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early-1980s Philadelphia, Blow Out is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on moviemaking.
Interview with director Brian De Palma, conducted by filmmaker Noah Baumbach
Interview with actor Nancy Allen
Murder à la Mod, a 1967 feature by De Palma
Interview with cameraman Garrett Brown on the Steadicam shots featured in the film within Blow Out
On-set photographs by Louis Goldman
PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Sragow and Pauline Kael’s original New Yorker review of the film
Video – A new 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative (2.40:1 aspect ratio) and it will graded with Dolby Vision and the standard HDR10
Audio – Will include the original 2.0 surround mix DTS-HD audio soundtrack.
“Sound of Metal” will be released on September 27
“Sound of Metal” is a tale of sound, fury, and self-discovery, as Riz Ahmed delivers an intensely committed performance as the volatile Ruben, who has found new purpose as a drummer in a noise-metal duo, playing blistering live shows with his singer girlfriend, Lou (Olivia Cooke). When Ruben suddenly loses much of his hearing, he is launched on a profound odyssey—through denial, anger, grief, and, gradually, acceptance—as he comes to understand what it means to live as a deaf person and to discover deafness as not a disability but a rich culture and community.
Through stunningly immersive, Academy Award–winning sound design, director Darius Marder invites us to experience the world as Ruben does, capturing a sonic spectrum in which silence comes in a thousand shades.
New conversation between Marder and filmmaker Derek Cianfrance, who share a story credit on the film
New program about the film’s sound, featuring Marder and sound designer Nicolas Becker
Music video for Abraham Marder’s song “Green,” featuring outtakes from the film
PLUS: An essay by critic Roxana Hadadi
Video – Captured on 35mm film stock (2.39:1 aspect ratio) and it was mastered in 4K, supervised by director Darius Marder and cinematographer Daniël Bouquet. And, it was graded with Dolby Vision and standard HDR10.
Audio – It will feature a six-channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.