Updated: Aug 20
HOT 4K NEWS
THE CRITERION COLLECTION will release three 4K titles in November including Jane Campion’s Best Picture nominated film “The Power of the Dog” (2021) on November 8, Spike Lee’s powerful “Malcolm X” (1992) on November 22, and Kar-Wai Wong’s stylistic “In the Mood for Love” (2000) on November 15.
All three films are mastered in 4K with HDR10 and “The Power of the Dog” and “Malcolm X” will include Dolby Vision.
“The Power of the Dog”
JANE CAMPION returns to the kind of mythic frontier landscape—pulsating with both freedom and menace—that she previously traversed in The Piano in order to plumb the masculine psyche in The Power of the Dog, set against the desolate plains of 1920s Montana and adapted by the filmmaker from Thomas Savage’s novel. After a sensitive widow (Kirsten Dunst) and her enigmatic, fiercely loving son (Kodi Smit-Mcphee) move in with her gentle new husband (Jesse Plemons), a tense battle of wills plays out between them and his brutish brother (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose frightening volatility conceals a secret torment, and whose capacity for tenderness, once reawakened, may offer him redemption or destruction. Campion, who won an Academy Award for her direction here, charts the repressed desire and psychic violence coursing among these characters with the mesmerizing control of a master at the height of her powers.
Interview with Campion about the making of the film
Program featuring interviews with members of the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage captured on location in New Zealand
Interview with Campion and composer Jonny Greenwood about the film’s score
Conversation among Campion, director of photography Ari Wegner, actor Kirsten Dunst, and producer Tanya Seghatchian, moderated by filmmaker Tamara Jenkins
New interview with novelist Annie Proulx
PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin
Video – 4K master (2.28:1 aspect ratio) featuring HDR10 and Dolby Vision grading approved by director Jane Campion
Audio – Eight-channel Dolby Atmos and six-channel DTS-HD
ONE OF the most electrifying heroes of the twentieth century receives an appropriately sweeping screen biopic, rich in both historical insight and propulsive cinematic style, courtesy of visionary director Spike Lee. Built around an extraordinary performance from Denzel Washington, Malcolm X draws on the iconic civil rights leader’s autobiography to trace his journey of empowerment, from a childhood riven by white-supremacist violence to a life of petty crime to his conversion to Islam and rebirth as a fearless fighter for Black liberation, whose courage and eloquence inspired oppressed communities the world over. An epic of impeccable craft that was made with Lee’s closest creative collaborators and is buoyed by commanding performances from Delroy Lindo, Angela Bassett, Al Freeman Jr., and others, this is a passionate monument to a man whose life continues to serve as a model of principled resistance.
Three-disc set includes commentary from 2005 featuring director Spike Lee, Dickerson, editor Barry Alexander Brown, and costume designer Ruth E. Carter
New conversation between Lee and journalist and screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper
New interviews with actor Delroy Lindo and composer Terence Blanchard
Program about the making of the film, featuring Lee, Dickerson, Brown, Blanchard, Carter, filmmaker Martin Scorsese, actor Ossie Davis, Reverend Al Sharpton, former Warner Bros. executive Lucy Fisher, producers Preston Holmes and Jon Kilik, production designer Wynn Thomas, casting director Robi Reed, and Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz
Malcolm X (1972), a feature-length documentary produced by Marvin Worth and Arnold Perl and directed by Perl, narrated by actor James Earl Jones
Deleted scenes with introductions by Lee
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by Cooper, excerpts from Lee’s 1992 book By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of “Malcolm X” . . ., and Davis’s eulogy for Malcolm X
Video – New 4K restoration (1.85:1 aspect ratio) from the original camera negative and supervised by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson. It features HDR10 and Dolby Vision grading.
Audio – Six-channel DTS-HD Master soundtrack
“In the Mood for Love”
HONK KONG, 1962: Chow Mo Wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and Su Li Zhen (Maggie Cheung Man Yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them. At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments. With its aching soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping Bing, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past two decades of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong’s redoubtable career.
Documentary from 2001 by Wong, chronicling the making of the film
Hua yang de nian hua (2000), a short film by Wong
Interview and cinema lesson from 2001 featuring Wong
Press conference from the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival with actors Maggie Cheung Man Yuk and Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Interview from 2012 with critic Tony Rayns about the soundtrack
Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Wong
PLUS: A new essay by novelist Charles Yu
Video – 4K restoration from the original camera negative. (1.66:1 aspect ratio) with HDR10 grading and supervised by director Wong Kar Wai
Audio – Six-channel DTS-HD Master soundtrack in Cantonese with English subtitles